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TIFF 2019 14.-20. januar



14.-20. januar 2019

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. 

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In the film we follow 75-year-old Steinar. He lives in an isolated, frozen universe on Europe's northernmost tip of Finnmark, just one kilometer from the Norwegian border to Russia. Out here in the cold and rugged landscape, he finds freedom and tranquility. WHERE MAN RETURNS is a portrayal of the relationship between man and nature, and a life close to the elements.

Personal and universal, local and international


Taster of the upcoming festival

Festival director Martha Otte will present some fresh news from the upcoming festival. Last but not least, Martha will introduce the opening film for TIFF 2019! Even though the film is not completed, we will share some brand new clips from the film and you will meet the director himself in conversation with the festival manager. 

The event lasts approximately one hour, refreshments are served from our partner Mack.

How do I get a ticket?

Films from the North is Tromsø International Film Festival’s program for films from the Barents Region and other circumpolar areas.

The sidebar has traditionally been reserved for shorts and documentaries and has been tremendously popular, with more than 4000 tickets sold annually. For the 2019 edition we will also accept feature length films into the program, as this format has become more and more common in the regional production. Shorts and docs will, however, still be the core of the program.


Tromsø International Film Festival has for many years travelled to Russia to present silent film concerts as well as short films from the Barents region. The latter is now set to take place, with a tour visiting nine different cities over ten days from September 20th to the 30th.

Seven films were awarded at the festival's closing ceremony at KulturHuset on Saturday January 20th. TIFF's main award, the Aurora prize went to WESTERN by German director Valeska Grisebach. Valeska Grisebach also talked in depth about her great film in this segment of Film Talks.

Saturday seven prizes were awarded at Tromsø International Film Festival's official closing ceremony. Valeska Grisebach's WESTERN (Germany, Bulgaria and Austria) won this year’s main prize, the AURORA at Tromsø International Film Festival. Grisebach has been a guest at the festival and were present at the ceremony.

ANGELS WEAR WHITE (China and France, 2017) by Vivian Qu received the International Critic’s Award FIPRESCI.

All screenings are now published in the Program Calendar. Bookmark your film picks and make your own program using My Festival. You can log in with you Facebook accound (reccomended) and share your program with you friends, or make a local account here on tiff.no.

Also, check out the trailer with clips from the TIFF 2018 program:

In 2002 Asif Kapadia showed his film debut The Warrior at TIFF. We will show this and two other films made by Kapadia at TIFF 2018, in addition he will hold a master class. Based on SENNA (2010) and his Oscar-winning documentary AMY (2015), the director will give us an introduction to his unique methods as a storyteller.


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