The spotlight is on Norway at the 30th anniversary of Berlin’s Interfilm International Short Film Festival. This year the festival will be showing 630 films from 70 countries, and will take place in Germany’s capital between 11 and 16 November. The focus on Norway has been organised in collaboration with the NFI, the Norwegian Embassy, and the Norwegian film magazine, Z. The Norwegian selection will end with a discussion of Norwegian shorts by Nele Luise Fritzsche, the programmes curator, and Z editor Ingrid Rommetveit.

The Norwegian Film institute has released details about the programme:

 

The Focus on Norway dedicates itself to wonderfully odd, sarcastic, honest and incredibly touching shorts from the North. Old treasures, prize-winners, festival successes and cult films from the 90s to the present day, reveal the long-standing diversity of the Norwegian short film,” says the festival in the introduction to the three programmes, On Detours, Not together, not alone, and Lost & Found.

A total of 27 Norwegian films will screen in the showcase, including Norwegian directors Thomas Lunde’s A(r)men in the international competition and Siri Rutlin Harildstad’s Sissy in the KUKI children’s film competition.

See the full Norwegian programme at interfest here.

Read the full article from the Norwegian Film Institute

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