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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  • Past winners
(International Panorama)
Previous festivals:
  2013 - 2014
  2010 - 2011 - 2012
  2007 - 2008 - 2009
  2004 - 2005 - 2006
  2001 - 2002 - 2003


Nordic Competition

Competition for new Nordic shorts. The films compete for four Nordic awards, along with the films in the section Norwegian Competition.

• Submission closed (deadline was December 1, 2013).
• Max running time: 30 minutes.
• Origin: The Nordic Countries*, except Norway.

The selection is available here >

All directors with accepted films will be invited.


How to participate:

Submission closed.



For already submitted films, send one still (marked with the reference number) to

Postal address:
Minimalen, Kjøpmannsg. 35, NO-7011 Trondheim, Norway.




• Best Film
incl. EUR 1000

• Best Documentary

• Best Fiction

• Best Animation or Art Film

Rules for participation in the Nordic Competition

Types: All categories of film can participate, except commercials.

Running time: Not more than 30 minutes.

Produced: After January 1, 2012, with a Nordic* director. Please note that Norwegian films should instead submit here >. Each particular film can only be submitted once.

Submission deadline: December 1, 2013.
a) If submitted through Reelport, the film and a still from the film must by then be completely uploaded and available for evaluation by the festival team.
b) If submitted directly, the Festival Office must by then have received the following material for each submitted film:
1) A DVD screener (English, Norwegian, Swedish or Danish language version, marked with reference number, title and contact person).
2) A completed web submission form.
3) One still from the film (on a CD-R, or sent to e-mail:, marked with reference number)

Return of DVD screener: Will not be returned.

Selection: A preselection committee will consider each submitted film, and may do additional selection by invitation, up until the selection announcement date. A list of the selected films will be available on the festival's website no later than February 1, 2013. No reasoning for films turned down will be made public.

Screening copy/print: For selected films, the screening copy must be present at the festival office no later than February 21. Masters are not accepted. The format of the screening copy can be DCP, 35 mm film, or video: DigiBeta (PAL), DVD (PAL), or HD-file**. Note: English language version or subtitles is necessary.

Return of Screening copy: Within two weeks after the festival closure.

Awards: The organizers will nominate an international Award Jury of three members. The jury will award the following prizes to the film directors:
• Best Short
• Best Documentary
• Best Fiction
• Best Animation or Art Film
Note: The competing films in Norwegian Competition are eligible on equal terms.

Invitation and accreditation: All directors for elected films will be invited. One accreditation for each individual director, which is personal and non-transferable, and gives access to all of the events during Minimalen.

For further information, please contact us at e-mail:

The Nordic Countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden - including Greenland, Faroe Islands, Åland.

* Definition of "film from a Nordic country"
a) The film has at least one citizen of a Nordic country credited as a director.
b) The film is shot in one of the Nordic countries and has been produced or majority coproduced by a Nordic company, or is in receipt of at least 51% of its budget from Nordic sources. In the latter case, the film must also include sufficient creative elements from the Nordic country – having strong
Nordic-related subject matter.

** HD file:
The screening copy can be a Quicktime HD file with Codec Apple Prores 422 HQ (HD 1080p, 2 ch. audio).

Minimalen Short Film Festival
Foundation, Norwegian Organization No. NO 983 418 767 MVA
Address: Kjøpmannsgata 35, NO-7011 Trondheim, Norway
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Festival map here >

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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