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The silent film concert had its premiere at TIFF 2015 in front of a sold out Verdensteatret Cinema. The week before the premiere two Norwegian and two Russian musicians  worked day and night composing and rehearsing the score for the film. Ola Asdahl Rokkones (saxophone), Andrei Kondakov (piano), Jakop Janssønn (drums) and Vladimir Volkov (double bass) are performing the jazz influenced soundtrack live as the film is screened. This makes each show unique, with a real time interplay between the musicians playing, the film on the screen and the audience.

This is the fourth annual year Tromsø International film Festival brings northern shorts on the road to Russia. The project is supported by BarentsKult.

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Into the Wild

Six awards were presented in front of a packed theatre at KulturHuset Saturday night. 

TIFF’s main prize, the AURORA, went to the French film LI’L QUINQUIN by Director Bruno Dumont. 
The jury said in its statement: 
– A variety of genres is innovatively mixed incorporating a French popular odd-ball comedy, a rural family saga, surrealism à la Jacques Tati and a crime story.

TIFF have programmed extra screenings of four of the most popular films. All films are screened at Verdensteatret at the following times:



19:00 DIVE


A Wall is a Screen is a successful project where a group from Germany has travelled around the world with cinema equipment practically on their backs to create great film experiences on rooftops, in back alleys and in the middle of many major cities. For TIFF’s 25th anniversary the festival have brought them to Tromsø – and you’re invited to take part.

The new titles are: SNIFFER, ALIEN REPAIR GUY and JUNK LOVE.

Those who have purchased tickets to the screening and wish to have these refunded, can get this done at the Box Office at Aurora kino Fokus.

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Hundreds of kids were gathered at Tromsø's main square when the Winter Cinema opened Tuesday morning. 

Festival director Martha Otte welcomed the audience and Tromsø Mayor Jens Johan Hjort conducted the official opening of the Winter Cinema. Singer Agnete Johnsen, soon to be featured as Dorothy in Hålogaland Theatre's production of "The Wizard of Oz", paid a visit and performed one of the songs from the play. 

- Freedom of speech is something we as an international film festival value very high. It is the foundation of everything we seek to do. Our role is to be a window to the world and  sadly there is urgent need for us and other festivals to fill that role now, after the terrorist attack in France, says Festival Director Martha Otte at Tromsø International Film Festival. 

Today, Thursday 15 January, at Hålogaland teater at 13.15, the Church City Mission and TIFF present the film THE SHELTER, a documentary about homeless people and economic refugees in Lausanne, Switzerland that also relates to the situation in Norway.
Be there, or visit the Church City Mission in Tromsø for a guided tour.



THERE´S ALWAYS NEXT SEASON is out of this year´s program. RETURN TO ITHACA is now the festival´s official opening film. 

IN THE CROSSWIND has gone out of the program. It has been replaced by AFTERLIFE


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