AWARD NOMINATIONS 2020

BEST NORWEGIAN PRODUCTION COMPETITION

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Queen without Land

Dir. Asgeir

70' • Norway • 2018

This is a true story on the meeting between Frost, a beautiful polar bear mother, and Asgeir Helgestad, a Norwegian wildlife filmmaker. It is a four-year journey on Svalbard. Rising temperatures, are responsible for dramatic changes in Frost’s ecosystem as the ice is melting at record speed. From complete darkness to the absolute light of the midnight sun, Svalbard transforms from a cold and inhospitable place to the most joyous and lively scenery for ice algae, fish, birds and animals. But alongside these seasonal transformations, the disappearing sea ice forces life to new limits. Fjords that were once full of ice and seals, get abandoned pushing Frost further away. Asgeir is determined to find her and document all that is being lost, but his task is far from easy. This film explores the question “this planet is home to all of us, can we afford to ignore it?”

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Vulnerable

Dir. Kristoffer Haugen

14' • Norway • 2019

A lonesome, but resourceful man surviving in a world ruled by anarchy, stumbles upon a frozen corpse in the mountains that leads him to a familiar trade outpost.