INTERNATIONAL SUBMISSIONS ONLY THROUGH FILMFREEWAY.

PLEASE NOTE: NORWEGIAN FILM SUBMISSIONS MUST GO THROUGH OUR WEBSITE www.kortfilmfestivalen.no/filmpamelding

Kortfilmfestivalen / The Norwegian Short Film Festival is a short film festival with a competition programme for Norwegian and international short film, short documentaries and Norwegian music videos.
We are an important debut platform for both young and more established filmmakers, perhaps the most important showcase for free and independent films in Norway. The competition programme for international short films attracts industry people from all over the world to Grimstad, and the festival facilitates networking and connections between Norwegian and the international film community. The films from both the Norwegian and international competitions are discussed during daily events.

International Short films are eligible for the two following awards:

- The Golden Chair for Best International Short Film is awarded 50 000 NOK.

- The Golden Chair for Best Short Documentary is awarded 50 000 NOK.

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Norwegian Short Film Awards:

- The Golden Chair for Best Norwegian Short Film is awarded 50 000 NOK presented by Aust-Agder Municipality, as well as post production on a film worth 50.000 kroner given by Shortcut Oslo. The winner is qualified to be considered for an Academy Award.

- The Golden Chair for Best Music Video is awarded 25 000 NOK presented by HQartist, a collaboration tool for the live music industry.

- 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.

- The Audience Award is awarded 25 000 NOK presented by Altibox, in addition to marketing and distribution of the award-winning film on Altibox’ streaming service. 
The award is given to a Norwegian short film in competition.

- The Spark Award-winning film is awarded 25 000 NOK presented by Altibox, in addition to marketing and distribution of the award-winning film on Altibox’ streaming service. 
The award is given to a Norwegian filmmaker in competition who exhibits a particular boldness and creative talent.

- The Norwegian Film Workers Association’s Technical Award of 10 000 NOK is given to the individual demonstrating the best professional contribution to a Norwegian film in competition.

- The Hourglass Award comprises of 15 000 NOK and is presented by the Writer’s Guild of Norway to the creators of the best short fiction script in the Norwegian short film competition.

- The Producer Award consists of 10 000 NOK and career counseling, and is presented by Storm Films. The award is given to the best producer in the Norwegian short film competition.

- The Norwegian Film Critics’ Award is given to a Norwegian short film in competition.

- The Aust-Agder County’s Youth Award is presented by a student jury from the Dahlske Upper Secondary School in Grimstad. The Award is given to a film in the International Short Film Programme. The award is 5 000 NOK.

PLEASE NOTE: NORWEGIAN FILM SUBMISSIONS MUST GO THROUGH OUR WEBSITE www.kortfilmfestivalen.no/filmpamelding

There are two categories for international submission: short fiction film and short documentary film:

Short fiction films: Submissions must be 35 min or less. The selected films will compete for the GOLDEN CHAIR for best International Short Film

Short Documentary Films: Submissions must be 40 min or less. The selected films (International and Norwegian) will compete for the GOLDEN CHAIR for Best Short Documentary Film.

If you have a short doc hybrid and are unsure where you fit in, please contact us at kort@kortfilmfestivalen.no.
Deadline for submission is 17th of February 2020.

Only completed films will be eligible for selection. Works in progress or unfinished films will not be considered. The film must be completed after 15th of February 2019.

A pre-selection committee for each category, appointed by the festival, will evaluate the films and make the final selection. We are not able to give feedback on films or reasons for the committee’s decisions.

Before you submit, please have all the information you feel you need ready, as you are unable to save the form and start again, should you need to. Please have a proper synopsis ready that you have proof read and feel captures the essence of your film. If selected, this will be online and in the program. Other types of information to have ready is director and producer’s info, length of film, stills, format, year of production and other crew.

Your submission should have a screener link (Vimeo, Youtube, or other online platforms not needing a log in). If you are selected for competition we require a projection copy or file for the theater in Grimstad, Norway. Standard format is DCP, but we accept other formats to convert. Selection notifications will be sent all filmmakers in the beginning of April 2020. If selected, a projection copy/file of the film must be delivered or transferred by April 17th.

Submission fee is NOK 150/15 Euro/USD