Four films backed by the NFI’s New Ways


The talent scheme by the Norwegian Film Institute, titled ‘New Ways’, has announced that it has allocated NOK 1.8 million to four directors for their film projects.

The talent scheme aims to support artistic research and development within Norwegian cinema.

The projects that have been funded are:

Min søster (english title TBA).

Dir: Liv Joelle Barbosa Blad. Prod: Barbosa Blad Film.

Revolving the fear of death, which you may encounter when you least expect it, the short is “a poetic image of a memory from childhood – a point in life where something has broken, and the road to adulthood started. (NOK 342,000).

Apple (Eple).
Dir: Yngvild Sve Flikke. Prod: Backlighting.

A short  about life at the intersection of joy and pain, about the desire to stick to what is good, and the knowledge that it all goes on. (NOK 225,000).

Dir: Karoline Grindaker. Prod: Gaia Film.

A documentary about the parents’ struggle to get through to four-year-old Ervin, who suffers from Hellers syndrome. The first two-and-a-half years of his life he was ok, then he lost the way with words, and he disappeared more and more into himself.(NOK 500,000)

Dir: Jon Vatne. Prod: Spætt Film.

The documentary focuses on Mågalúf where young people go for one reason: partying. A free zone, a place with no taboos, but why do they do it? (NOK 315,000)

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.