Below ZERO is a financing forum for documentaries, allowing producers to present their projects to investors from several countries. It’s one of few pitching sessions focusing specifically on the High North region, and the first Scandinavian forum with a regular venue, namely the Tromsø International Film Festival.
The dates for Below ZERO 2014 are January 15-18th.
Submissions for TIFF’s short and documentary program Films from the North, are now open. We invite films wherein the subject or the production is related to the northern regions of Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia or Canada to participate.
Read more about Films from the Northe, guidelines and find submission form here
The silent film concert THE NAIL IN THE BOOT had its premiere at TIFF 2013 this January and is another of the festival's Barents projects. Each year since 2009 collaboration between Norwegian and Russian musicians have resulted in similar projects with premiere at TIFF, followed by perfomances at Silent Film Days and a Russian tour, supported by Barentskult.
Silent Film Days in Tromsø take place at Verdensteatret from the 5th through the 8th of September.
Here is an overview of the program. You can read more about the films and musicians, and buy your tickets at Verdensteatrets website.
There was both joy and excitement in the air as the film festivals awards were handed out during the closing ceremony in Kulturhuset on Saturday night. Six awards were given before the American film "The Sessions" was screened as the festival's closing film.
It truly is two key figures in Nordic film who will meet at this year’s film festival in Tromsø. Swedish film director Jan Troell has nearly 20 feature films and documentaries, several Oscar nominations and numerous international film awards to show for. Finnish Peter von Bagh is internationally recognized as an author, lecturer in film and film history, and is a brilliant film critic and film maker.