Inspired opening ceremony
Director Hisham Zaman provided the opening film for Tromsø International Film Festival for the second time in his career on Tuesday night. The last time was with "Winterland" in 2007. This time it was his feature film debut "Before Snowfall" that marked the opening of TIFFs 23rd edition.
- Sets the standard for quality
Mayor of Tromsø, Jens Johan Hjort, welcomed the audience in three languages, Nowegian, English and Sami - to great applaus from a packed theatre at Fokus kino.
- Here the standard is set for quality in a film festival, Norwegian Minister of Culture Hadia Tajik said, before she decleared the festival officially opened - before Festival Director Martha Otte welcomed director Zaman and the film's cast and crew to the stage.
Local band The BonBons and trupet player Ole Jørn Myklebust provided the musical entertainment at the opening show.