The Painter and the Thief to be screened at Sundance
For the first time ever, a Norwegian-directed cinema documentary has been invited to the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in the USA. In the Benjamin Rees film, a painter meets the thief who stole her art - and ends up painting him.
Documenting The painter and the Thief
Benjamin Ree is the first Norwegian director ever to get a cinema documentary invited to the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in the United States. Here he tells of the laborious work making his documentary The Painter and the Thief.
NFI supports Norwegian co-productions: Erik Poppe to direct Swedish The Emigrants
NFI grants three Norwegian production companies a total of NOK 6.6 million to co-produce with a foreign delegate producer.
iHuman will have its World Premiere at IDFA, the world’s largest documentary film festival
The Norwegian documentary iHuman, a political thriller about Artificial Intelligence, power and social control, will have its world premiere at the documentary film festival in Amsterdam. Also featured in the festival are Once Aurora and the short Karla and Nordahl.
Titina receives co-production funding from Eurimages
Director Kajsa Næss and Mikrofilm AS will receive 460.000 euros in funding from Council of Europe’s Eurimages.
Norwegian films strongly present at the book fair in Frankfurt
The largest Norwegian cultural initiative internationally ever culminates with Norway as a guest country at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Norwegian films are also an integral part of this presence.
The Minister of Culture’s new gaming strategy
On September 4, the Minister of Culture and Gender Equality presented a gaming strategy named Game Room. The scheme aims to elevate gaming into a self-sufficient cultural expression, art form, and industry and leisure activity.
After evaluating the market, NFI awards further funding to two feature films
After evaluating their commercial potential, NFI is awarding 22 million kroner in production grants to the feature films ‘When the Robbers Came to Cardamom Town’ and ‘The Viking Saint’.
Kjersti Mo is NFI’s new director
The Ministry of Culture has appointed Kjersti Mo as the new director of the Norwegian Film Institute. Mo takes over the job after Sindre Guldvog. The position is for a six-year period, starting on November 1, 2019.
Out Stealing Horses is ready for an Oscar nomination
Hans Petter Molands feature film Out Stealing Horses will be Norway`s Candidate for the 2020 Oscar as Best Foreign Language Film.