The 32nd Norwegian Short Film Festival will take place in Grimstad from June 10th till June 15th 2009

Deadline International films April 1st. 2009. (Submission will soon be available here)

12.06.08 From a good idea to a test of endurance: Documentary filmseminar in Grimstad Monday 16 June
About Gjenopptagelsen ( The Reopening Of the Case ) - a documentary by Marianne Kleven about the Arne Treholt case. How does one keep one's vision as a director when the landscape changes for every step and the main character goes into a coma in the middle of the project?
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Stop by and discover just how fun and easy using a 16 mm camera really is! You'll get the chance to film your own scenes for three hours. About six weeks later you'll receive a DVD of all your scenes. The course will find place at  Grimstad Hotel during the fesival.

Limited number of participants. Application:


Short Film Script Contest
NISI MASA (European network of young cinema) is launching its '7th European Script Contest for Short Film Scripts'. The new theme for this 2008 edition is 'Escape'. The contest is open until July, 31 to budding young scriptwriters (18-28 years old) living in any of the 19 countries in the NISI MASA network. Read more

12.03.08 The Prix UIP Tampere
The Prix UIP Tampere 2008 went to THE PEARCE SISTERS by Luis Cook. The statement of the international jury describes the film as "An intelligent and wonderfully animated black comedy. Failing in their quest for human contakt, the sisters resort to macabre means to socialize. In a grotesque way, this film is both touching and entertaining"
29.02.08 37th International Film Festival Rotterdam
The European Film Academy and UIP's Prix for short film was awarded to Blighty filmmakers Joe Lawlor and Christine Molloy for their one-take film "Joy," which addresses the abduction of vulnerable children.


The 58th International Filmfestpiele in Berlin is coming to an end, but the short film awards 2008 were given out on February 12 th.

The Prix UIP Berlin award was given to the film Frankie by Darren Thornton from Ireland.

The international short film jury has this to say about the film. "A simple and powerful approach. The straight forward point of view of a working class teenager on love, responsibility and fatherhood. We also want to re-encourage the director in developing his project of short films for young makers."