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About Minimalen Short Film Festival

Minimalen is an annual, independent short film event, covering new productions from Norway, Scandinavia and the rest of the world, as well as retrospectives.

Based in the attractive old town of Trondheim, Norway, Minimalen came to life in 1988. Trondheim is the main city in Trøndelag, the central part of Norway by latitude, and the country's first capital back in the good old Viking days. More info on Trondheim here >

Over five days each spring, Minimalen screens more than 200 shorts, roughly divided in two sections: New Norwegian, Nordic and International shorts in five competitions, and retrospectives and focus programmes. The Nordic section offers a convenient way for foreigners to be updated on the state of shorts in the whole region. Out of the two Norwegian competitions, the One-minute-film competition is most reknowned and has been with us over all the years. This extreme runtime limit demands economic discipline from the filmmaker, thus being a perfect practising format for young people. Special programmes in 2008 were covering the visiting directors Bill Plympton and Peter Greenaway.

Over the years Minimalen has refined its main objective into finding new ways to use the film as a medium. This often means independent productions with a free spirit attitude to filmmaking and an emphasis on images and film language more than words. The ideal filmmaker should be on a constant quest to find the right form for each story. Not that they necessarily need to tell a story, but basically, each film should have its own fingerprint, a uniqueness which goes far beyond the constant re-telling of the same storyline as in the contemporary film industry. The small gems of up to 15 minutes, fiction or animation films told by experimental means. Not necessarily artistically ground breaking or technically perfect, but with a conformity of form and contents. These are the films that Minimalen are looking for, and this is what sets us a apart from many festivals.

The 30th Minimalen Short Film Festival is due January 24 - 28, 2018.


Contact information

Minimalen Short Film Festival
Foundation, Norwegian Organization No. NO 983 418 767 MVA
Address: Kjøpmannsgata 35, NO-7011 Trondheim, Norway
Phone: +47 7352 2757
E-mail: festival@minimalen.com
E-mail competitions: konk@minimalen.com
Web: www.minimalen.com
Social: facebook.com/minimalen | twitter.com/minimalen

Festival space: Nova kinosenter, Trondheim (> Map)

 


Festival Team 2017

Role Name Mob E-mail
Festival Director Per Fikse 415 29 641 per[at]minimalen.com
Festival Producer Line Klungseth Johansen 975 08 056 line[at]minimalen.com
Booking & Print Coord. Thor-Eirik Johnsen 414 31 652 thor[at]minimalen.com
Festival Coordinator Eli Nygård 932 91 780 eli[at]minimalen.com
Press Anette Svane 976 93 971 anette[at]minimalen.com
Staff member Ingrid Synneva Holtar 995 93 961 ingrid[at]minimalen.com
Staff member Endre Eidsaa Larsen 970 21 433 endre[at]minimalen.com
Staff member Marianne Lindseth 922 16 548 marianne[at]minimalen.com
Staff member Mads Outzen 975 95 318 mads[at]minimalen.com
Staff member Martina Fabianova 939 91 943 martina[at]minimalen.com

 

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Minimalen operates in a certified D-cinema, and thus prefers DCP as screening format.

Priority 1: Deliver the film as a DCP.

Priority 2: If you do not have a DCP, the film can be delivered as a Quicktime HD file with codec Apple Prores 422 HQ (HD 1080p, 2-channel audio). Minimalen will then perform the necessary conversion to DCP for the purpose of this screening.

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Programme 2017
Nova Cinema, 1, 2 & 3
General age restriction: 15 y.o.
(Children's prog.: 6 y.o.)

TUESDAY JAN. 24
18:15 Forum: Contemporary Propaganda [Antikvariatet]
 
WEDNESDAY JAN. 25
12:00 NOR 1
14:00 NOR 2
16:00 Meet the Filmmakers
16:00 Short Matters 1
18:00 Regional Premieres
19:30 Opening Reception
21:00 INT 1
22:00 Festival Club
 

THURSDAY JAN. 26
10:00 Children's prog. 1
11:00 How the Troll Was Made
11:00 NOR 3
12:00 Children's prog. 2
13:00 How the Troll Was Made
13:00 NOR 4
15:00 Meet the Filmmakers
15:00 Short Matters 2
17:00 Short Film Studies Symposium
19:00 INT 2
21:00 INT 3
22:00 Festival Club
 
FRIDAY JAN. 27
11:00 NOR 5
12:00 One-minute-films
13:00 NOR 6
15:00 Meet the Filmmakers
15:00 Short Matters 3
17:00 INT 4
19:00 Deborah Stratman 1: Retrospective
21:00 Czech Ani. 1:
1946-1965
21:00 Music Video Party
[Helmet Studio]
 

SATURDAY JAN. 28
11:00 Czech Ani. 2:
1966-1999
13:00 INT 5
15:00 INT 6
17:00 Meet the Filmmakers
17:00 Deborah Stratman 2: Retrospective
19:00 Deborah Stratman 3: Masterclass
21:00 Czech Ani. 3:
Švankmajer
22:00 Festival Club
 

SUNDAY JAN. 29
11:00 Norwegian Film Art 1990-2000: Part 1
13:00 Norwegian Film Art 1990-2000: Part 2
15:00 Award ceremony and screening
18:00 Multiplié Dance Film
20:00 Short Treats
20:00 Festival Club
 

Changes might occur.

 
News
 
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

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