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Aslak Danbolt is a Norwegian filmmaker from Bergen, who lives and works out of Oslo, Norway.
He studied Documentary Directing at Lillehammer University College and graduated with «Martin-the Ghost» in 2009, which premiered in competition at IDFA that year. In 2010 he was selected for The Berlinale Talent Campus.
From 2011 to 2014 he attended The London Film School, where he focused on writing and directing fiction. His grad film from the MA program “Last Base”, was selected for more than 120 festivals (including Tribeca, Chicago & Slamdance) and won numerous awards.
After graduation he directed the documentary series “Petter Uteligger – 52 dager på gata i Oslo” (2015), which was nominated for 5 Norwegian Golden Screen Awards 2016, winning 2 (Documentary Series and Audience Award). In February 2020 a new documentary series, “Petter i fengsel”, premiered to critical acclaim and was also nominated at the Golden Screen Awards.
“Mamma” is his first short after film school and won the Terje Vigen award at The Norwegian Short Film Festival 2021. He’s now developing his first feature and two shorts, as well as other stories for film and television.
  • Writer (4 Credits)
    Britt (w.t.)
    Short Script
    Mamma2021
    Short
    Home2016
    Documentary, Short, Other
    Last Base2014
    Short
  • Director (3 Credits)
    Mamma2021
    Short
    Home2016
    Documentary, Short, Other
    Last Base2014
    Short
Short Film Competition
Mamma
Oslo Short Film Festival
Oslo
2022
* Nominated Best Short Fiction *
Mamma
New Renaissance Film Festival
London
2022
* Best Fiction * & * Best Director *
Mamma
New York Super Shorts Film Festival
New York
2022
* Best Fiction *
Mamma
FerFilm Festival
2022
* Best Short Fiction *
Mamma
Verona International Film Festival
Verona
2022
Maremetraggio Section
Mamma
ShorTS International Film Festival
Trieste
2022
* Best Fiction Film*
Mamma
Short of the Year
Madrid
2022
Narrative Short
Mamma
Brooklyn Film Festival
New York
2022
Short Film Competition
Mamma
Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival
Hong Kong
2022
* Best Narrative Short *
Mamma
Sydney World Film Festival
Sydney
2022
International Competition
Mamma
Landshut Short Film Festival
Munich
2022
* Best Short FIlm *
Mamma
Festival Internazionale Segni della Notte
Orbino
2022
Official Selection
Mamma
Brussels Independent Film Festival
Brussels
2022
Official Selection
Mamma
Izmir International Short Film Festival
Izmir
2021
Drama Competition
Mamma
Aesthetica Short FIlm Festival
York
2021
Norwegian Short Film Competition
Mamma
Bergen International Film Festival
Bergen
2021
International Competition
Mamma
GwangHwaMun International Short Film Festival
Seoul
2021
* Best Film Award * * Best Director Award *
Mamma
Ankara Accessible Film Festival
Ankara
2021
Movie Competition
Mamma
Sedicicorto International Film Festival
Forli
2021
Panorama Generations
Mamma
Tirana International Film Festival
Tirana
2021
* Terje Vigen Award *
Mamma
The Norwegian Short Film Festival
Grimstad
2021
European Competition
Mamma
Go Short - International Short Film Festival Nijmegen
Nijmegen
2021
* Best Student Film *
Last Base
British Independent Film Festival 2016
London
2016
* Genziana d'Argento *
Last Base
Trento Film Festival 2016
Trento
2016
Official Selection
Last Base
Vancouver International Film Festival 2015
Vancouver
2015
Official Selection
Last Base
Montreal World Film Festival 2015
Montreal
2015
Official Selection
Last Base
Hawaii International Short Film Festival 2015
Honolulu
2015
* Special Mention *
Last Base
In The Palace International Short Film Festival 2015
Balchik
2015
Official Selection
Last Base
Kaliber35 International Short Film Festival Munich 2015
Munich, Germany
2015
Official Selection
Last Base
Rooftop Film Series 2015
New York City, US
2015
Official Selection
Last Base
The Norwegian Short Film Festival Grimstad 2015
Grimstad, Norway
2015
Official Selection
Last Base
Friss Hùs International Short Film Festival 2015
Budapest, Hungary
2015
* Best Student Film *
Last Base
Sleepwalkers International Short Film Festival 2015
Tallinn
2015
Official Selection
Last Base
Tribeca Film Festival 2015
New York City
2015
Official Selection
Last Base
Slamdance Film Festival 2015
Park City, Utah
2015
Official Selection
Last Base
London Short Film Festival 2015
London, UK
2015
Official Selection
Last Base
Chicago International Film Festival 2015
Chicago
2015
Official Selection
Last Base
Leuven International Short Film Festival 2014
Leuven, Belgium
2014
Official Selection
Last Base
Leeds International Film Festival 2014
Leeds, UK
2014
* Kamera Alpin in Gold *
Last Base
Mountainfilm International Film Festival Graz 2016
Graz
* Gold Award *
Last Base
WorldFest Houston 2016
Houston
* Best Student Film *
Last Base
Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival 2016
Fort Lauderdale
Official Selection
Last Base
HollyShorts Film Festival 2015
Los Angeles
* Jury's Citation Award *
Last Base
Black Maria Film & Video Festival 2015
West Orange
College
Lillehammer University College
BA in Film Studies
20032006
College
Lillehammer University College
BA in Documentary Directing
20072010
College
The London Film School
MA in Filmmaking
20112014
Birth Date
March 1, 1980
Birth City
Bergen, Norway
Current City
Oslo, Norway
Hometown
Oslo
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