Films from the North opening ceremony at TIFF 2017. Photo: Mats Gangvik
Films from the North is TIFF’s program for shorts and documentaries from the Barents region and other circumpolar areas.
The program is a very popular sidebar at the festival. With 4459 tickets sold in 2017, Films from the North makes TIFF the largest audience festival for shorts in Norway.
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.
Tromsøpalmen is awarded to the best film in competition, along with a prize of 5000 Euro to the film’s director.
Films from the North should draw attention to the increasing media activity in the north, and thereby stimulate its growth. Our goal is to be the most important venue for films from the Northern periphery.