Films from the North
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. It has been tremendously popular, with more than 6000 tickets sold annually. At the 2019 edition we also accepted feature length films into the program for the first time, as this format has become more and more important in regional production.
In 2020 we continue to expand our scope by inviting Icelandic films to participate.
Films are qualified if the subject, the production or the director is connected to the northern regions of Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia or Canada – as well as Iceland.
Tromsøpalmen is awarded to the best short or documentary 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 High North and stimulate its growth. Our goal is to be the most important venue for films of all formats from the Northern periphery.