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Haugesund - The Norwegian International Film Festival

Haugesund - The Norwegian International Film Festival
P.O. Box 145
5501 Haugesund
phone +47-52-74 33 70
fax +47-52-74 33 71
email: info@filmfestivalen.no

Festival + Programm Director
Mrs. Tonje Hardersen

Year of Foundation 1973

Event Date from 14 August 2020 till 21 August 2020

Event Date

in Haugesund, Norway

Sections Main Program, The Children’s film fest, Critics' Week, Side bars (change every year, mostly by invitation), Norwegian Short Film Program, Videorama (features directly distributed on the video market), Documentaries, New Nordic Films (market screenings)

Terms of Entry no prior screening in Norway, no restrictions regarding length and year of production, the festival is non-competitive and entries are mostly by invitation.

Subtitles English subtitles necessary

Format 35 mm, DCP

Registration Deadline By Invitation only

Fees none

Attendance Figures 25,000

Participants of the Film Industry 1,300 Scandinavian producers, distributors and representatives of the exhibition business

Prizes/Awards Amanda Award, The Nordic Debutant Award (for a Nordic director)

German Films


Main Programme
PROXIMA by Alice Winocour (FR/DE, Pandora Film)
THE COLLINI CASE (DER FALL COLLINI) by Marco Kreuzpaintner (Constantin Film Produktion)
UNDINE by Christian Petzold (DE/FR, Schramm Film Koerner & Weber)

ROMY’S SALON by Mischa Kamp (NL/DE, Leitwolf Filmproduktion)
TOO FAR AWAY by Sarah Winkenstette (Weydemann Bros., Windmill Film)

French Touch
ONLY THE ANIMALS by Dominik Moll (FR/DE, Razor Film Produktion)

Human Nature
THE HIDDEN LIFE OF TREES (DAS GEHEIME LEBEN DER BÄUME) by Jörg Adolph (Constantin Film Produktion)

Number of Films Shown approx. 100 films

Media Coverage approx. 150 journalists from Scandinavia and from abroad; extensive coverage in trade magazines; good coverage in all medias, but most in newspapers and radio (daily)

Evaluation Focus on Scandinavian films, which are presented without English subtitles. Interesting for films which do not yet have a distributor in Norway as most Norwegian distributors attend the event. The festival also hosts industry events which draw quite some attention from the German producers and financers.

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