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Minimalen 2013

Festival 2013:
  • Norwegian Comp.
  • Nordic Comp.
  • International pan.
  • One-minute-films & EMU
  • EFA - Short Matters!
  • Short Film Studies Symposium
  • Cordell Barker
  • Japanese Indie Anim: CALF
  • Swedish Teens Unleashed
  • Children's Prog.
  • Regional
  • Polish Video Art
  • Filmschool: Volda

  • Awards 2013
  • Virtual Catalogue
  » Download catalogue (pdf)

Film Participants:
  • Nordic Competition
  • International Panorama
  • Norwegian Competition
  • One-minute-films (Norwegian)
  • EMU: One-minute-films - Young (Norwegian)



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Minimalen Short Film Festival

  • Past winners
(International Panorama)
Previous festivals:
  2010 - 2011 - 2012
  2007 - 2008 - 2009
  2004 - 2005 - 2006
  2001 - 2002 - 2003

The Seminal Shorts

The 25th Minimalen Short Film Festival proudly presents a cornucopia of new expressions from Wednesday February 27th to Sunday March 3rd 2013 at Nova Cinema in Trondheim, Norway.

This year's programme promotes upcoming Nordic voices, gives attention to animation both as art and entertainment, and embraces notable contributions from the world at large.

Come close to the filmmakers in the masterclass with Cordell Barker and get a new perspective on modern classics in this year's symposium presented by the journal Short Film Studies.

Go from premiere party to premiere party and be among the first to watch the seminal films. Afterwards, you can have a beer with the filmmakers at the Festival Club. Welcome to this year's film fest!

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• Norwegian Competition
(4 programmes of 31 films from Norway)

• Nordic Competition
(4 programmes of 31 films from Denmark/Finland/Iceland/Sweden)

• International Panorama
(4 programmes of 27 films from the whole wide world)

• One-minute-films & EMU
(1 programme of films from Norway)

• EFA - Short Matters!
(3 programmes of 14 Award winning films from Europa)

Swedish Teens Unleashed
In the flora of Nordic short film, the Swedish short films with youth themes stand out as a distinct vein of golden glow.

Film School: Animation Dept. at Volda University College

Children's Programmes
(2 programmes of films)


Cordell Barker (2 programmes)
Like Minimalen, our signature film The Cat Came Back is celebrating its 25-year anniversary this year. What suits better than giving a face to the genius behind the cat? Masterclass and workshop with Cordell Barker, the Canadian auteur animator of The Cat Came Back, Strange Invader and Runaway. Crazed energy and skewed humour.

Short Film Studies Symposium #20
Two esteemed filmmakers help out picking their acclaimed short film apart to see how it works. A proper energizer for anyone who wants to understand or create fiction short film.

Regional Film Day (2 programmes)
Wednesday is dedicated to the regional film production, with a brand new film pitch and an exhibition of the annual harvest in cooperation with Midtnorsk Filmsenter.

Polish Video Art
In cooperation with Trondheim Kunstmuseum, we are pleased to screen excerpts of their exhibition 'Polish Autumn – Video art from the Collection of Zacheta National Gallery of Art'.

Japanese Indie-animation: CALF
Contemporary Japanese animation from the CALF collective – featuring the works of Atsushi Wada, Mirai Mizue, Kei Oyama, Shin Hashimoto and Tochka.





• All Festival Access Pass: NOK 350
Gives access to all the programmes* and events.
For sale at Nova kinosenter from Wednesday February 27.
Student: NOK 250.

• Punch card (5 tickets): NOK 200
Access to 5 programmes (each a batch of approx. 90 minutes of short films).
Available at all the cinemas in Trondheim, and through the webshop.

• Single ticket: NOK 75
Access to a single programme (a batch of approx. 90 minutes of short films).
Available at all the cinemas in Trondheim, and through the webshop.


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

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

Programme 2013
Nova Cinema, room 3

12:00 EFA -
Short Matters! 1
14:00 Nordic 1
16:00 Norwegian 1
18:00 Meet the
Filmmmakers 1 
18:00 Midnordic Film Pitch
19:30 Regional Shorts
21:00 Anniversary Party 

11:00 Short Film Studies
14:00 Nordic 2
16:00 Norwegian 2
18:00 Meet the
Filmmmakers 2 
19:00 EFA -
Short Matters! 2
21:00 International
Panorama 1
23:00 Festival Club 

10:00 Childrens Prog. 1
10:00 Swedish Teens
12:00 Childrens Prog. 2
12:00 One-minute-films
13:00 Nordic 3
15:00 Norwegian 3
17:00 Meet the
Filmmmakers 3 
18:00 Cordell Barker 1:
20:00 International
Panorama 2
22:00 Festival Club 

11:00 Film School in Focus
13:00 Nordic 4
15:00 Norwegian 4
17:00 Meet the
Filmmmakers 4 
18:00 Cordell Barker 2: Timing Workshop
20:00 International
Panorama 3
22:00 Festival Club 

11:00 Polish Video Art
13:00 Japanese Indie Animation: CALF
15:00 Award ceremony
and screening
18:00 EFA -
Short Matters! 3
20:00 International
Panorama 4
22:00 Festival Club 

Changes might occur.

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