Minimalen 2014
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Minimalen 2014

Festival 2014:
  • Norwegian Comp.
  • Nordic Comp.
  • International pan.
  • One-minute-films & EMU
  • EFA - Short Matters!
  • Artavazd Peleshyan
  • We're Different Now
  • Wes Anderson:
Sneak Preview
  • Children's Prog.
  • Regional & pitch
  •Norwegian Film Art:
The Sixties
  • Short Film Studies Symposium
  • Seminar: Surrealist ...

  • Awards 2014
  • Virtual Catalogue
  » Download catalogue (pdf)

Call for entries:
  • Nordic Competition
  • International Panorama
  • Norwegian Competition
  • One-minute-films (Norwegian)
  • EMU: One-minute-films - Young (Norwegian)



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Regional Celebration Screening
Wednesday 20:00

Midtnorsk filmsenter (the regional film centre) and Minimalen invite to a gala performance and premiere of the short film THE FALL, produced by Spætt Media AS. Producer Håvard Gossé Bergseth and his team will be present to introduce the film. Before the premiere, there will be a regional premiere of the short film YES, WE LOVE by Hallvard Witzø and Elisabeth Kvithyll. Witzø and Kvithyll are two young filmmakers respectively from Vanvikan and Stjørdal who have made their mark in the Norwegian film industry in the last two years. YES WE LOVE is partially shot in Leksvik, and Elisabeth Kvithyll is present to introduce the film.

The celebration screening constitutes part two of the regional programme this year. The first part consists of the seminar "Succeeding as a filmmaker" where Kristian Karlsen, Jøran Wærdahl, Christian Falch, Håvard Bustnes and Elisabeth Kvithyll will share their strategies and choices that filmmakers. In addition, you can check out four films supported by Midtnorsk filmsenter in the competition programme. Do not miss the screenings of COWBOY DREAM, CHANGING HANDS, BEAR and THE MAGIC TIME.

There will be refreshments served from 20:00 and film screenings from approx. 20:30.

->Seminar: Succeeding as a filmmaker

NOR 2014 | Fic. | 15 min.
Director: Hallvar Witzø

JA VI ELSKER (Yes We Love)

Fire generasjoner på 17. mai, hver med sin krise, i fire ulike deler av Norge.

Four generations, each with a crisis, set in four different parts of Norway on the Norwegian Constitution Day.

Script: Hallvar Witzø | Camera: Audun G. Magnæs | Production Designer: Thomas Øyjordsbakken | Cast: Edvard Hægstad, Terje Ranes, Hanne Skille Reitain, Johan Fredrik Bergflødt-Johannessen.

Production: Hummelfilm - Elisabeth Kvithyll, Gudny Hummelvoll.

NO 2014 | Fic. | 15 min
Director: Andreas Thaulow


Agnes og Ragnar skal klatre et fjell i Nord-Norge. Underveis på klatreturen kommer mørke hemmeligheter fram. Den essensielle tilliten som trengs både i et forhold og i klatreveggen settes på prøve, hundrevis av meter over bakken.

Agnes and Ragnar have set out to climb a mountain in northern Norway. During the expedition dark secrets are revealed. The essential trust needed both in a relationship and the climbing is put to the test, hundreds of feet above the ground.

Script: Andreas Thaulow

Production, contact: Spætt Media - Håvard Gossé Bergseth, t: +4798878923, e:

Alle som har en nøkkelfunksjon i en av filmene har gratis adgang, men hent billett i festivalskranken. (Nøkkelfunksjonene er regi, manus, produsent.)

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Onsdag/Wednesday 12:00

Seminar: Succeeding as a Filmmaker

At this seminar you will meet five people who in different ways have realized the dream of working professionally with film. They will talk about the strategies they have followed, the challenges they have faced and the choices they have made​​. What factors have been crucial to make their dreams come true? Where are they now and what strategies do they have for the future? Four of the five have chosen to establish themselves in the region of Mid-Norway. What opportunities exist regionally and why have they chosen to invest their future here? The seminar is a collaboration between Minimalen and Midtnorsk filmsenter, and constitute the first part of the regional program at this year's Minimalen.

(This session is all in Norwegian, no translation will be provided.)

The participating filmmakers:

Kristian Karlsen - Ekkofilm
Producer and CEO of Ekkofilm AS, Trondheim, a production company that specializes in historical documentaries and reconstructions.After the NRK documentary Baldurs Draumar (2008), the TV2 series Kapp til Kapp - Uten penger (2009) and Mysteriet Holst (2013), the next initiatives of Ekkofilm are Alliert og alene and Olav.
Jøran Wærdahl - Klipp & Lim
Director and producer at Klipp og Lim, Trondheim, a production company he is also a co-founder of. Alongside commissioned films, he has produced and directed several documentaries and short films, including Recognition (screened a.o. at São Paulo International Short Film Festival), Changing Hands and Cowboy Dream (both screened at Minimalen 2014).
Christian Falch - Gammaglimt
Producer and manager of the production company Gammaglimt AS, Orkanger. Falch has produced several documentary films for cinema and TV (national and international), films that have been screened at festivals such as Fantastic Fest in Austin, Sitges in Spain, CHP:DOX in Denmark, Volda, BIFF, Minimalen and Kosmorama. His recent productions are The Exorcist in the 21st Century, Treason and Sabotage and Street of Dreams. He also produces documentaries for Faction Film AS. .
Håvard Bustnes - Faction Film, Klapp Media
Director and producer for the production companies Faction Film and Klapp Media, both in Trondheim. Faction Film develops and produces documentaries for a Norwegian and international cinema and TV market, and has a.o. produced the Amanda Award winning cinema documentary Big John (2008), and the brand new cinema documentary Two Raging Grannies. Bustnes' films have been screened at over 30 festivals and been sold to TV stations worldwide. In Klapp Media he works with advertising and commisioned films.
Elisabeth Kvithyll - Hummelfilm
Producer for Hummelfilm AS. After graduating as a film producer and broadcasting journalist at Edith Cowan University and WA Screen Academy, Elisabeth continued her film studies as a producer student at The Norwegian Film School, earning the main award Gullstolen in Grimstad and the Amanda award for her graduation film, To Guard a Mountain.


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Programme 2014
Nova Cinema, room 3

9:00 Seminar: Mid Nordic Co-production
10:00 EFA -
Short Matters! 1
12:00 Seminar:
Succeeding as a Filmmaker
14:00 Nordic 1
14:00 Mid Nordic Panorama
16:00 Norwegian 1
18:00 Meet the Filmmmakers 1
18:00 Mid Nordic Film Pitch
20:00 Regional Celebration Screening
21:30 Opening Party

10:00 Short Film Studies:
Call for Papers 2015
11:00 Short Film Studies Symposium
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
Programme 1
10:00 Seminar: Surrealist Sources of Eastern European Animation
12:00 Childrens
Programme 2
12:00 One-minute-films
14:00 Nordic 3
16:00 Norwegian 3
18:00 Meet the Filmmmakers 3
19:00 Peleshyan 1:
21:00 International
Panorama 2
23:00 Wes Anderson:
Sneak Preview
1:00 Festival Club

11:00 Peleshyan 2:
13:00 Nordic 4
14:00 Peleshyan 3:
15:00 Norwegian 4
17:00 Meet the Filmmmakers 4
18:00 Peleshyan 4:
20:00 International
Panorama 3
22:00 Festival Club

11:00 Norwegian Film Art:
The Sixties
13:00 We're Different Now
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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