Aquaphobia

Vilja (11) has to challenge herself and fight back bullying from the village girls. She has to stand up for herself and the honor of her oldfashioned grandad. A film about solitude and courage.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Vannskrekk
  • Director
    Vigdis Nielsen
  • Producer
    Njål Lambrechts
  • Writers
    Vigdis Nielsen
  • Actors
    Alma Li Hjartnes, Amund Undeland, Johanna Hjeltnes, Johanna Hausnes, Anette Hide Gunnlaugsson
  • Playtime
    14 min
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    Norway
  • Age limit
    9 years
  • Production
    Blinkfilm

Clue: Maltesergåten

Cecilia (12) works at Perlen boarding house, together with her father, in the idyllic holiday paradise Skutebukta. The urban boy Leo (13) moves into the boarding house with his mother. Cecilia and her best friend Une (12) are skeptical of him to begin with. The trio finds a dead man lying on the beach below the guest house. He turns out to be a thief on the run. The stolen goods, which included the irreplaceable Maltese clock, was never found.

The police call it a drowning accident, but the trio sense that there is something more behind it. This will be the start of an exciting and dangerous quest, where they must find out who is the murderer, at the same time as they follow the clues towards the Maltese clock.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Clue: Maltesergåten
  • Director
    Thale Persen
  • Producer
    Cornelia Boysen, Pias Semb
  • Writers
    Aleksander Kirkwood Brown
  • Photo
    Askild Vik Edvardsen FSF, FNF
  • Actors
    Julia Mælumshagen Nymoen, Kenza Olympia Iteka, Felix Sollie, Kyrre Haugen Sydness, Bjørn Floberg, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Marlon Valdés Langeland, Henrik Mestad, Line Verndal
  • Playtime
    1 h 33 min
  • Year
    2021
  • Country
    Norway
  • Age limit
    9 years
  • Production
    Maipo Film
  • Distributor
    Nordisk Film Distribusjon

Howl’s Moving Castle

Sofie is a quiet girl who works in a hat shop in an idyllic small town in the 19th century, where most things are steam-powered. One day, her life is turned upside down. The country she lives in is on the brink of war with a foreign power, and proud military parades are adorned by patriotic crowds. She is bewitched by an old woman and whirls into a wonderful and spectacular adventure with a young and handsome wizard, a fat witch, a fire demon, a short-tempered dog, a brutal war, a little love and last but not least a wandering , living castle!

Howl’s Moving Castle is one of the foremost classics from Japanese Studio Ghibli, directed by master director Hayao Miyazaki. It is a firework of imagination, playfulness, vitality and creative joy!

  • Program
  • Original title
    Hauru no ugoku shiro
  • Director
    Hayao Miyazaki
  • Producer
    Toshio Suzuki, Ned Lott, Rick Dempsey
  • Writers
    Hayao Miyazaki, after Diana Wynne Jones' novel
  • Photo
    Atsushi Okui
  • Actors
    Benedikte Kruse, Inger Teien, Håvard Bakke, Aksel Hennie, Bente Børsum
  • Playtime
    1 h 59 min
  • Year
    2004
  • Country
    Japan
  • Age limit
    6 years
  • Production
    Studio Ghibli
  • Distributor
    Arthaus

Kids Cup

In Kids Cup we travel into the minds of young football players. Anna, Fred, Khalidi, Yu and Afnan have all trained for one year to win at the Norway Cup. They have traveled from Sunnmøre, Palestine and Brazil to Ekebergsletta in Oslo, and now they will be put to the test. Everyone comes on the football field with their unique stories and we follow them closely. Their personal lives are in focus. We see everything through their eyes. The unjust judges, the difficult parents and the new friends. Kids Cup balances friendship and flirtation by giving it all in the match. It is not just about winning or losing, but bringing pride to their country, their families and themselves. A feelgood movie from the world’s biggest football cup.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Bortebane
  • Director
    Line Hatland
  • Producer
    Mari Monrad
  • Writers
    Line Hatland
  • Photo
    Tore Vollan m.fl.
  • Playtime
    1 t 29 min
  • Year
    2021
  • Country
    Norge
  • Age limit
    All ages admitted
  • Production
    Medieoperatørene
  • Distributor
    Euforia Film

Mamma Moo Finds Home

Life on Mamma Moo’s farm goes on, but one day a stork lands in the forest near their home. The stork tells Mamma Moo that she has traveled around the world. Then Mamma Moo begins to ask the question of whether she really belongs on this farm, to the crow’s frustration. What if there’s a better place out there? Mamma Moo Finds Home is a fun, colorful and warm, new feature film about the popular and beloved Mamma Moo and the crow. A film about two very different friends who explore and experience life’s great miracles together.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Mamma Mu hittar hem
  • Director
    Christian Ryltenius, Tomas Tivemark
  • Producer
    Filippa Torstensson, executive producers: Jon Nohrstedt, Annika Sucksdorff
  • Writers
    Peter Arrhenius
  • Actors
    Katrine Blomstrand, Øyvind B. Lyse, Ulrikke Døvigen, Suzanne Paalgard
  • Playtime
    1 h 5 min
  • Year
    2021
  • Country
    Sweden
  • Age limit
    All ages admitted
  • Distributor
    SF

The Kicksled Choir

Gabriel (10) loves to sing and he has a wish: to sing in the local Kicksled Choir, started by one of the villagers. The choir runs kicksled-trains from house to house to collect money and clothes for the newly arrived refugees. But when Gabriel’s father gets into an argument with one of the village’s refugees, Gabriel ends up in a dilemma.

The film was shortlisted for the Oscar for Best Short Film at the 93rd Academy Awards.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Sparkekoret
  • Director
    Torfinn Iversen
  • Producer
    Julia Andersen
  • Writers
    Torfinn Iversen
  • Photo
    Odd Reinhardt Nicolaysen
  • Actors
    Benoni Brox Krane, Stig Henrik Hoff, Khaled Saleh Ankila, Nicholai Evans
  • Playtime
    18 min
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    Norway
  • Age limit
    9 years

The Kid

Charlie Chaplin’s classic is 100 years old. This charming film starts with Edna, who leaves her infant in a limousine. Some thieves steal the car and dump the infant near a trash can. The Tramp (Chaplin) walks by, discovers the child and picks him up. Edna changes her mind and realizes that the car has been stolen and her child is gone, while the Tramp changes his home to adapt to the child. Five years have passed and Edna – who is now a big star – is looking for her lost son, who has since been raised by the Tramp. This is one of the most heartwarming films that came out in the silent film era. It has a simple premise, which makes it easy to enjoy for all age groups. It’s an artwork that has really withstood the test of time.

 

  • Program
  • Original title
    The Kid
  • Director
    Charlie Chaplin
  • Producer
    Charlie Chaplin
  • Writers
    Charlie Chaplin
  • Actors
    Charlie Chaplin, Jackie Coogan, Edna Purviance, Carl Miller
  • Playtime
    53 min
  • Year
    1921
  • Country
    USA
  • Age limit
    All ages admitted
  • Production
    Charles Chaplin Production
  • Distributor
    Arthaus

Trick or treat

Magda, 11, is a fresh black metal-fan. She is not like the other girls, something she will notice. When Halloween comes, she has no one to go trick or treating with. She lives with her Polish father and her 16-year-old big sister. When her sister goes to an illegal party, Magda is left alone, and has a bad encounter with some girls from school. But during the evening she meets Nils Olav who she is in love with and who is also a metal-fan. The two hit it off, and Magda gets the confidence to ignore the pretty girls.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Knask eller knep
  • Director
    Morten Evelid
  • Producer
    Marie Fuglestein Lægreid, Linda Bolstad Strønen
  • Writers
    Morten Evelid
  • Actors
    Andrea Othelie Wilhelmsen Grøtnes, Angela Joy Munck McKenna, Sofian Eidesund, Jon Ketil Johnsen, Hermine Svortevik Oen, Sanna Birkeland, Susanne Thorstensen Enehaug
  • Playtime
    17 min
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    Norge
  • Age limit
    9 years
  • Production
    DUOfilm AS

URSA – The song of the northern lights

A beautiful and melancholic story about one little polar bear who is alone in the cold dark Arctic and looking for his mum.

  • Program
  • Original title
    URSA - Nordlysets sang
  • Director
    Natalia Malykhina
  • Producer
    Natalia Malykhina
  • Writers
    Natalia Malykhina
  • Playtime
    10 min
  • Year
    2021
  • Country
    Norway
  • Age limit
    All ages admitted
  • Production
    Ulvenfilm AS
  • Distributor
    Ulvenfilm AS