Films from the North is TIFF’s program for shorts and documentaries from the Barents region and other circumpolar areas. Films are qualified as long as the subject, the production or the director, has a strong connection to the northern regions of Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia or Canada.
The program is a very popular sidebar at the festival. With 4184 tickets sold in 2016, Films from the North makes TIFF the largest audience festival for shorts in Norway.
Featuring 32 films and 82 screenings the festival is now bigger than ever before. The festival is arranged by TIFF in collaboration with Aurora Kino, and all screenings takes place at Verdensteatret and Aurora kino Fokus.
Apart from the film program, Verdens Beste features activities for children and seminars for the film industry.
See this year's program at the festival's website verdensbestefilm.no
Six awards were presented in front of a packed theatre at KulturHuset Saturday night.
TIFF’s main prize, the AURORA, went to HEART OF A DOG by Laurie Anderson.
The jury said in its statement:
– This film is a masterpiece of light and music, and poses many questions while leaving you inspired to pursue freedom in your own way.
This year’s AURORA jury has been:
KAROLINE SOFIE TVEITNES TROLLVIK, Festival Director, Riddu Riđđu
LIA HIETALA, Filmmaker, Tromsø
VALENTIN MANZ, Artist, Tromsø
All screenings are at Verdensteatret. You can buy tickets the same ways as you did during the festival. Accreditation tickets can also be used. Free entrance if you have the festival bracelet on scrennings Sunday and Monday.
14:15 ARCTIC SUPERSTAR
20:00 HEDI SCHNEIDER IS STUCK
All screenings of RAMS where sold out during the festival, and many never got the chance to see it on the big screen. If you were one of the unlucky ones or just want to see it again, it is scheduled to screen at Verdensteatret from Sunday January 31!
According to yr.no, it was a freezing minus 13 degrees C Tuesday morning, but that didn’t stop more than 700 people from showing up! COOP was also present with fruit and seat covers for everyone!
Vice Mayor Elin Jørgensen opened the cinema followed by shorts for children aged between 6 and 9 years.
Tuesday January 20 thes seminar Film 2.0. will once again summon creative forces from a whole range of disciplines, including: film, art, media, and technology. Its aim is to shed light on challenges and potentials for creative industries in the age of digital media.
This year Film 2.0 will focus on gaming, gamification and how games affect us in general.
SEE THE FULL SCHEDULE HERE