Norsk versjon Printer friendly    
Minimalen 2018

Festival 2018
» Schedule 2018
INT: International Comp.
NOR: Nordic Comp.
European Award Winners
Iran Now
Nick Jordan
Estonian Animation
Hollywood Revisited: Mark Rappaport Essays
Norwegian Film Art: Rolf Aamot and Ane Hjort Guttu
Multiplié dansefilm
Trondhjem 1908
Short Film Studies Symposium
30th Anniversary Screening
Short Treats
Children & Youth
Outdoor Cinema
Opening Screening
Award Ceremony and Screening
Regional Student Comp.
Industry: Nordic Shorts Expo
Party and map

  Awards 2018
  Virtual Catalogue 2018
  » Download catalogue 2018 (pdf)

Next Call for entries



About Minimalen

Mobile friendly

Network membership:
Nordic SFF Network
Minimalen on Facebook Minimalen on Twitter Minimalen on Vimeo Minimalen on Flickr
Instant Twitter updates

Minimalen Short Film Festival

Previous festivals:
  2016 - 2017
  2013 - 2014 - 2015
  2010 - 2011 - 2012
  2007 - 2008 - 2009
  2004 - 2005 - 2006
  2001 - 2002 - 2003

Welcome to The 30th Minimalen Short Film Festival!

The 30th Minimalen Short Film Festival proudly presents 250 world class films from Tuesday 23rd to Sunday 28th of January 2018 at Nova Cinema and Cinemateket in Trondheim, Norway.

Be among the first to watch the seminal films, and celebrate talented filmmakers from all over the world. Afterwards, you can have a beer together at the Festival Club. Welcome to this year's film fest!

» Minimalen 2018 Programme Schedule  
» Virtual Catalogue » Download Catalogue (pdf)

• INT: International Competition
(6 programmes with 42 films from the whole wide world outside the Nordic Countries)

• NOR: Nordic Competiton
(7 programmes with 48 films from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland)

• One-minute-films
(1 programme with more than 50 films from Norway)

• European Award Winners
(3 programmes with 15 films nominated to European Film Awards)

Children and youth Programmes
'Barnimalen' supplies films for kids in two age groups. New this year are 'Young', school programs for grades 8-10 and 'Videregående skole', respectively. (4 programmes)

• Outdoor Cinema
Come to Adressaparken at Solsiden and watch shorts in the open air! First a program for children, later a program for adults, both organized by Spætt Film.

• Multiplié Dance Film
Dance and film is a powerful combination. DansiT presents a wide spectre of worldwide dance films.

• Opening Screening & Reception
Celebratory screening including brand new regional films and tastes from the The 30th Minimalen, followed by an opening reception.

• Short Film Studies Symposium
Two acclaimed short film are investigated to see how they work, with the participation of both filmmakers. A proper energizer for anyone who wants to understand or create a short film.

• Regional Student Competition
Students from Trøndelag’s film, TV, and animation studies fight for the title Trøndelag’s Best Student Film 2017.


• Iran Now
New films from Iran thematizing gender and identity, presented in cooperation with Marziyeh Riahi of Short Film News. (2 programmes)

• Nick Jordan
Get to know this contemporary, British documentary film artist.

• Estonian Animation
World leading puppet animation from Nukufilm, celebrating 60 years, the same year Estonia celebrates its 100 years.

• Hollywood Revisited: Mark Rappaport Essays
Film-historical video essays about art and society from previously unexplored perspectives, presented by the legend Rappaport personally.

• Norwegian Film Art: Rolf Aamot and Ane Hjort Guttu
The exploration of Norwegian film art's history continues with two key names from two eras. Kunsthall Trondheim offers a further opportunity to get acquainted with Ane Hjort Guttu from 10-28 January.

• Trondhjem 1908
Bjørn Sørenssen (Professor Emeritus, NTNU) shares a unique look at historic Trondheim through 110 years old film material, at the centennial of Trondheim kino.

• 30th Anniversary Screening
Some of the films that have left lasting marks through 30 years of short film festival - or Greatest Hits, if you prefer. Next stop is the Anniversary Party.

• Short Treats
Entertaining films borrowed from the International and Nordic competitions.

• Industry: Nordic Shorts Expo
Three days where filmmakers can meet buyers, distributors and representatives from major international festivals in a relaxed setting.





Tickets 2018

• All Festival Access Pass: NOK 450
Gives access to all the programmes* and events*.
Buy now at Hoopla Get your festival pass now on Hoopla
Normal price: NOK 450.
Student: NOK 300

Available at Nova kinosenter from Tuesday January 23, 2018.
Note: You need to bring along your student ID when fetching your student pass.

• Punch card (5 tickets): NOK 250
Access to 5 programmes (each a batch of approx. 90 minutes of short films).
Available at Nova kinosenter during the festival.

• Single ticket: NOK 90
Access to a single programme (a batch of approx. 90 minutes of short films).
Tickets for Nova available for purchase through Trondheim kino >
Cinemateket is screening reruns of INT and NOR Jan. 24-28, get your ticket here >


* Provided that there are seats available - to be on the safe side, get a ticket for each programme (for free).

Questions? Contact Minimalen:, or phone (+47) 7352 2757.

Award winners at Minimalen 2017
International Competition Best International Film - The Minimalen Trophy and 1000 euro given by Minimalen LIMBO by Konstantina Kotzamani [FRA, GRE] The jury were impressed by the pure cinematic power of [+]

Publisert 30.01.2017 13:32

Join our team – be a volunteer at Minimalen
We hope you will join us in creating a great festival 25. – 29. januar 2017. As a volunteer you will meet other film enthusiasts and work in a great [+]

Publisert 23.11.2016 13:54

Award Winners at Minimalen 2016
International Competition Jury: Richard Raskin (USA, DNK), Hannes Vartiainen (FIN), Arna Marie Bersås (NOR). Best International Film- incl. EUR 1 000 from Minimalen ZEPO av César Díaz Meléndez [ESP] The film tells a [+]

Publisert 31.01.2016 23:32

Award Winners at Minimalen 2015
Norwegian Competition Prerunner: Prerunner to be screened at Trondheim Kino for one month, chosen by Trondheim Kino. Special Mention: ALL IN by Line Klungseth Johansen and Øystein Moe Best Prerunner: [+]

Publisert 27.04.2015 15:27

Award Winners at the 26th Minimalen Short Film Festival
International Panorama Audience Award: 500 euro from Minimalen. CURFEW by Shawn Christensen – USA Don Quixote Award, chosen by the FICC-jury: Atle Hunnes Isaksen, Daniela Fend, Carles Font Garcia. THE DEVIL [+]

Publisert 16.03.2014 18:10

  Trondheim kino as