70 short narratives, 24 music videos, and 23 short documentaries were in competition for Norway’s most prestigious short film awards in Grimstad, June 13th to 17th, 2018.
H.R.H. Crown Princess Mette-Marit officially opened the 41st edition on June 13th, and the award winners were announced on June 16th at Grimstad Kulturhus.

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Taste the local beer!

The Short Film Festival and Nøgne Ø invites you to beer tasting a guided tour in the acclaimed Grimstad Brewery. Free of charge, but remember to sign up!

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We are open for international submissions!

After a few years of only having films that have been specifically invited in our International Competition Program, we are opening up for international submissions!

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Screen talent Europe pitchingforum

Screen Talent Europe, Mediefabrikken and the Norwegian Short Film Festival invite emerging producers, directors and screenwriters from Northern Europe to pitch new short film projects.

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Submit your film and buy a festival pass!

We welcome all with Norwegian shorts, documentaries and music videos to enter their film for this years competition. We look forward to seeing all the talent we know we have in Norway these days! 2016 had a record amount of entries: 468 Norwegian films.


Award Winners 2016

This year’s Golden Chair, Best Norwegian Short Film goes to Bird Hearts by Halfdan Ullmann Tøndel.

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OsloIFusion in Grimstad

In cooperation with Oslo iFusion, The Norwegian Short Film Festival screens seven queer, international short films.


Beer tasting

In cooperation with the famous Norwegian beer company Nøgne Ø we invite participants of the festival to a tour and beer tasting at the local brewery.

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This years festival team

This years festival team is a perfect mix of people who love film. We look forward to welcoming you to Grimstad from the 8th to the 12th of June 2016!

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Awards winners 2015

This year’s Golden Chair, best Norwegian Short Film, went to Small Talk, with a local producer from Grimstad, Jon M. Puntervold. Director Even Hafnor is also from the south of Norway, the city of Kristiansand. This is an historic award, as it is the first time a filmmaker from Grimstad has won the main prize in the festival’s 38 year long history.

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