Films can be submitted in the following categories:
– INTERNATIONAL FILMS: 1st FEBRUARY, 2024 (late deadline 15th February)
– NORWEGIAN FILMS: 15th MARCH, 2024
The Norwegian Short Film Festival is an Academy Award® qualifying festival in the following categories: Norwegian Short Film, Short Documentary and International Short Film.
Rules & Terms
TO QUALIFY FOR COMPETITION, INTERNATIONAL FILMS MUST BE COMPLETED AFTER 15th FEBRUARY 2023 AND NORWEGIAN FILMS AFTER 15TH MARCH 2023. Films completed prior to this date risk disqualification.
– Submission deadline for International films: 1st February 2024 (late deadline 15th February, 2024).
– Submission deadline for Norwegian films: 15th March, 2024.
Short Films must not exceed 35 min running time.
Short Documentary Films must not exceed 40 min running time.
For International submissions: Only completed films are eligible for consideration, works in progress or unfinished films will not be considered.
The criteria for Norwegian entries are that the film’s director or main producer is a Norwegian citizen or permanent resident.
Please make sure you submit in the right category, if not you may risk disqualification and no refunds will be made. If you have a hybrid film and are unsure where it would fit in, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All registration goes via FilmFreeway.com, where you must create a free user profile for your film. Here you upload the film directly or enter a link to an external platform. The film’s page should have both a Norwegian and English description (preferably 350 characters or less), technical specifications, information and credits, as well as still images and possibly trailer. If selected, this is the information and images we will use online and in the program.
If information is missing, it will say «not specified».
A pre-selection committee, appointed by the festival for each category, will watch all submissions and make the final selection. We are not able to give feedback on films or reasons for the committee’s decisions.
Selection notifications will be sent to all filmmakers in the beginning of April 2023.
Our notifications will be communicated from FilmFreeway and sent to the person stated as responsible for the film registration. NB! Therefore, be sure to activate email notifications from your FilmFreeway account.
If selected for competition we require a projection copy or file, which must be delivered or transferred by April 25th, 2024. Standard format is DCP, but we accept other formats to convert. NOTE: Wraptor-made DCPs are not compatible with our cinema’s servers, and will not be accepted.
If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
Submission fees 2024
Norwegian Short Films – 250 NOK
International Short Films -150 NOK (late submission 250 NOK)
International Short Documentaries – 150 NOK (late submission 250 NOK)
Norwegian Short Documentaries- 250 NOK
Norwegian Music Video – 200 NOK
Awards & Prizes
– THE GOLDEN CHAIR for Best Norwegian Short Film is awarded 50 000 NOK.
The Norwegian Short Film Festival is an Academy Award® qualifying festival, and the winning film will automatically be in consideration for the Academy Awards.
The winning film will also be in consideration for the Norwegian film award, Amandaprisen.
– THE GOLDEN CHAIR for Best International Short Film is awarded 50 000 NOK and will automatically be in consideration for the Academy Award®.
– THE GOLDEN CHAIR for Best Documentary Short Film is awarded 50 000 NOK presented by Aftenposten. Please note this is an international competition, with Norwegian and international short films in the same category.
The winning film will automatically be in consideration for the Academy Award®.
One of the Norwegian entries will also be in consideration for the Norwegian film prize, Amanda Award.
– THE GOLDEN CHAIR for Best Norwegian Music Video is awarded 50 000 NOK, presented by Oslo Fotokunstskole.
– THE TERJE VIGEN AWARD consists of a bronze statuette made by artist Harald Oredam and 10 000 NOK, and is presented by the Municipality of Grimstad to a Norwegian short film or documentary. The winning film will also be in consideration for the Norwegian film award, Amandaprisen.
– THE SPARK AWARD / GNISTPRISEN goes to a Norwegian filmmaker exhibiting boldness and creative talent. It comes with a cash prize of 50 000 NOK presented by Altibox, in addition to marketing and distribution of the film on Altibox’ streaming service.
– THE NORWEGIAN FILM WORKERS ASSOCIATION’S TECHNICAL AWARD / FAGPRISEN is given to an individual for their exceptional work and professional contribution to a Norwegian film in competition. It also comes with a cash prize of 10 000 NOK.
– THE HOURGLASS AWARD / TIMEGLASSET is presented by the Writers’ Guild of Norway to the creators of the best short script in the Norwegian short film competition. It comes with a cash prize of 15 000 NOK.
– THE NORWEGIAN FILM CRITICS’ AWARD / FILMKRITIKERPRISEN goes to a Norwegian short film in competition. The award comes with a selected artwork by a Norwegian artist.
– KORTFILMFESTIVALEN’S YOUTH AWARD is presented by a student jury from the Dahlske Upper Secondary School in Grimstad, with an award of 5.000 NOK that goes to a film in the International Short Film Program.
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Kortfilmfestivalen i Grimstad
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