Haugesund - The Norwegian International Film Festival
Festival + Programm Director
Mrs. Tonje Hardersen
Year of Foundation 1973
Event Date from 14 August 2020 till 21 August 2020
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
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)
BALLOON (BALLON) by Michael Bully Herbig (herbX film, STUDIOCANAL, Seven Pictures Film)
SYSTEM CRASHER (SYSTEMSPRENGER) by Nora Fingscheidt (Kineo Filmproduktion, Weydemann Bros., Oma Inge Film)
MY BROTHER SIMPLE (SIMPEL) by Markus Goller (LETTERBOX FILMPRODUKTION, C-FILMS DEUTSCHLAND, Amalia Film)
Children’s Short Film Program
MOONJUMP by Lasse Holdhus (DFFB, fiction)
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)Specific Characteristics Recognized by FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers Associations) as Non-Competitive Feature Film Festival.
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.