The Amanda Nominations 2021

The Amanda award is handed out in 22 different categories and the award ceremony will take place in Festiviteten in Haugesund Saturday 21 August. The Amanda award ceremony is part of The Norwegian International Film Festival which takes place 21–27 August 2021. The films considered have had theatrical release in Norwegian cinemas during the period of 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021.


These are the members of this year’s Amanda jury
Hilde Susan Jægtnes, screenwriter
Kingsford Siayor, actor
Eva Dons, actor
Terje Rangnes, director
Lilja Ingolfsdottir, director
tba, production designer
tba, visual effects
tba, cinematographer
tba, editor
tba, sound designer
Kate Havnevik, composer
tba, head of movie theatre
Elisa Fernanda Pirir, producer
Are Heidenstrøm, producer

These are the members of this year’s jury for Best foreign language film
Ida K. Balto
Øystein Simonsen
Kristin Kildal
Mari Haugen
Jørgen Søderberg Jansen

About the Amanda Award
The national film award Amanda has been established to enhance the quality and promotion of Norwegian films in theatrical release and short films intended for public screenings. It was awarded for the first time in 1985. The prize consists of a statue in bronze designed by sculptor Kristian Kvakland, as well as a diploma. Amanda is hosted by The Norwegian International Film Festival Ltd. in collaboration with the Amanda Committee.