Film & Media

Photo: BFI

Five Norwegian films are to be screened at the prestigious BFI London Film Festival this month. Here are the films you want to look out for! Read more

Photo: BFI.

Five Norwegian films are to be screened at the prestigious BFI London Film Festival this month. Here are the films you want to look out for. Read more

Lukas, Syvert and Torgeir love to dance, but have they got what it takes to be the best? The documentary Ballet Boys, directed by Kenneth Elvebakk, premieres in the UK in September at Curzon Mayfair and ICA London. Read more


The Edinburgh International Film Festival will show three Norwegian films this year - Letter to the King (Brev til kongen), In order of disappearance (Kraftidioten) and Ballet Boys. Read more

Norway’s 2014 Foreign Language Oscar entry offers a courageous portrait of a woman’s struggles with family, culture and desire. ‘I am Yours’ premieres the UK during Birds Eye View Festival at the BFI on April 10th – followed by a Q&A; with Norwegian director Iram Haq. Read more

Repeating last year’s success, the newcomer on the scene Nordic Film Festival is back for their second year, celebrating the best in past and present Nordic filmmaking. The screenings will be held at various venues around London between November 25th and December 4th - and later on tour through UK in December and January. Read more

The Wapping Project is currently presenting a contemporary interpretation - part installation and part large scale photographic essay - of Henrik Ibsen’s play The Lady from the Sea. It is conceived and presented like a film; shot entirely on location in and around Longyearbyen. Read more

The third film about Twigson - the popular and talkative wooden stick who's loved by children all over Europe - will be shown at the Discovery Festival in Dundee on 3d November. Read more

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) is a major international arts and culture event which takes place across the city of York from 7 to 10 November. ASFF will screen seven Norwergian shortfilms in this year's festival. Read more

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The Origins: Festival of First Nations will be hosted November 1-3, bringing to London some of the world's foremost indigenous filmmakers. Biekka Fabmu (Wind Power) is the Norwegian contribution to the festival with an intriguing telling of the Sámi people. Read more

The British Film Institute (BFI) is celebrating its 57th annual London Film Festival 9-20 October in venues all over London. This year several Norwegian films are scheduled to be showcased, where both old and new films from Norway will be presented in the largest film festivity of the year. Read more

The Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival is exploring its Nordic roots and a variety of Norwegian films are scheduled to be screened at the festival with the name North by Northeast this September. Read more

Photo: Siv Nærø.

The production company Storm Rosenberg gas signed a deal which ensures them the use of The Beatles' music for the film adaption of the book Beatles, based on the best seller by Lars Saabye Christensen. Read more

Norwegian action-adventure Kon-Tiki, the new film on Thor Heyerdahl's famous raft across the Pacific, is nominated for the 2013 Oscars. Read more

Newcomer in the world of festivals, Nordic Film Festival in London kicks off with an exciting programme of new and classic Nordic cinema. The screenings will be held at various venues around London between 30th November and 5th December. Read more

The documentary film 'Banaz: A Love Story' premieres at the Raindance Film Festival in London on 29th September. The film is made by Deeyah, an artist and filmmaker of Norwegian/Pakistani/Afghan heritage. It tells the story of the brutal honour killing of Banaz Mahmod in suburban south London - and of the extraordinary police team who refused to give up on her case. Read more

What happens when New York's underworld hits Norway? The Norwegian hit series Lilyhammer, which stars Steven van Zandt from The Sopranos, is currently running on BBC4. Read more

East End Film Festival is screening two Norwegian films at this year’s festival. Turn Me on Goddamit and Sons of Norway have been selected for the festival that runs from 3 – 8 July in East London. Read more

Photo: The Afghan Nightmare - Klaus Erik Okstad.

Open City Docs Festival are screening two Norwegian films during the four day celebration devoted to exploring the world we live in through the vision of documentary film. The two Norwegian films are The Betrayal by Karen Winther and The Afghan Nightmare by Klaus Erik Okstad. Read more

The two films Jackpot (Arme Riddere) and Insomnia will be screened at Edinburgh International Film Festival this month. The Festival runs from 20 June to 1 July. Read more