- The submissions prove that it's been a strong year for documentary film. That's why we've gone big and made room for four documentary programs this year, says John-Kristian Dalseth, the program director for Films from the North.
This year's program will feature 17 documentaries, which is more than the last two year's combined.
130 submitted films
Melkeraaen will be interviewed on stage by Festival Director Martha Otte, and we'll get to see exclusive clips from the upcoming film. Martha Otte will also give us a sneak peek of some other treats from the upcoming festival program.
The event takes place at our cinema Verdensteatret at 19:00 Thursday November 17th. Free tickets can be collected at Aurora kino Fokus and at Verdensteatret Café & Bar.
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The gift cards include a value card with 2, 12 or 22 tickets and a voucher for the festival wristband and crogram catalogue. The cards come in a gift folder and envelope. Regular ticket value cards for the festival are also for sale now.
Gift card with 2 tickets + festival wristband + program catalogue NOK 360,-
Gift card with 12 tickets + festival wristband + program catalogue NOK 1120,-
Gift card with 22 tickets + festival wristband + program catalogue NOK 1650,-
Value card with 12 tickets NOK 948,-
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!