Blind around the world


Norwegian director Eskil Vogt’s feature debut Blind, which has been nominated for seven Amandas – Norway’s national film prize – will screen at five international festivals this month (July), starting in Karlovy Vary-Czech Republic between 4-12 July.

The Ellen Dorrit Petersen-Henrik Rafaelsen starrer is among the 10 European films selected for the Variety Critics’ Choice: Europe Now! sidebar; Vogt will attend the festival between 6-8 July.

Blind in July

The travel schedule also includes Switzerland (Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival/4 July), Russia (Vologda Independent Festival/4 July), Poland (Sopot Film Festival/12 July), South Africa (Durban International Film Festival/17 July) and Australia (Melbourne International Film Festival/31 July).

Awards and sales

Launched at Sundance in Park City, Utah, where it won the World Cinema Screenwriting Award, Blind has also received the Europa Cinemas Label at the Berlinale, the Golden Tulip in Istanbul, FIPRESCI and actor’s award at OFF Plus Camera Film Festival and the New Talent Grand Pix in Copenhagen.

French international sales agency, Versatile Films, has licensed the Motlys production to numerous territories, including the UK (Axiom), France (KMBO), Benelux (Cineart), Spain (Golem), CIS/the Baltics (Provzglyad), Japan (AT Entertainment) and Brazil (Imovision).

via the Norwegian Film Institute

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.