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Minimalen 2016

Festival 2016:
  Schedule (pdf)
International Comp.
Nordic & Norwegian Comp.
EFA - Short Matters!
One-minute-films & EMU
Romanian New Wave
Short Treats
The Secret World of Moths
Statement Too:
Arvid Sletta & Jørn Utkilen
Multiplié Dance Film
Narrative Music Videos
Children's Prog.
Regional: Premieres & seminar
Norwegian Art Film:
The 80s
Short Film Studies Symposium
Outdoor Cinema: Cancelled!

  Awards 2016
  Virtual Catalogue
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Call for entries:
International Comp.
Nordic & Norwegian Competition
One-minute-films (Norwegian)
EMU: One-minute-films - Young (Norwegian)



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


This is the third and, at this point, final part of Minimalen’s project of screening Norwegian film art, decade by decade. We started in the 60s, now it’s time to turn to the 80s.

The selection is based on the work the art initiative Atopia made with the project ’Retrospective. Film and video art in Norway’, a look back and a long-term research project which has led to an exhibition at the Stenersen Museum and a book. This writing of history is largely a pioneering effort, and in this way history is both made and preserved. Minimalen is proud to be able to redistribute this work.

From the 60s to the 80s we have seen certain things change in the selected films, from films produced in a cinema tradition to films from a wider art tradition. Several of the films in this programme were originally screened at other venues than the cinema. Because of this we find it exciting to take them into the darkness of the cinema, to see what happens there.

National Library of Norway by Håvard Oppøyen, and Atopia by Farhad Kalantary


Søndag | Sunday 12:00 (Total: 82 min.)

NOR 1980 | Exp. | 22 min.
Director: Rolf Aamot


Bildende tonekunst.

Visual music.

Music: Rolf Aamot

NOR 1981 | Exp. | 11 min.
Director: Roar Skolmen

PORTRAIT OF A HOMO SAPIENS TYPE WOMAN, MARI (Portrett av Homo Sapiens type kvinne, Mari)

Roar Skolmen er en filmskaper som har latt seg inspirere av både religiøst, surrealistisk og freudiansk tankegods.

Roar Skolmen is a film maker inspired by both religious, surrealistic and Freudian schools of thought.

NOR 1981 | Ani. | 3 min.
Director: Morten Skallerud

FOOTPRINTS OF A LOVE STORY (Fotspor av en kjærlighetshistorie)

Animerte fotspor.

Animated footprint cutouts.

NOR 1982 | Exp. | 5 min.
Director: Jeremy Welsh


Forholdet mellom det medierte og virkeligheten.

The relationship between mediation and reality.

NOR 1984 | Ani. | 1 min.
Director: Morten Skallerud

WINTER SOLSTICE (Vintersolverv)


Timelapse film.

Voice: Per-Ståle Lønning

NOR 1986 | Doc. | 14 min.
Directors: Knut Erik Jensen,
Birger Amundsen

COLD WORLD (Kald verden)

Et strandlandskap med hvalrosser og benfunn.

A beach landscape with walruses and bone finds.

NOR 1988 | Exp. | 20 min.
Director: Jeremy Welsh


En delikat utviklet krans av andaktige bilder, fra gravlys til bølger. Immemorial er dedisert til kuntnerens far og bestefar som begge døde innefor et kort tidsrom.

Delicately unstitching a garland of devotional images - from sepulchral candles to waves. Immemorial is dedicated to the artist's father and grandfather whose deaths fell within a short time of each other.

NOR 1989 | Exp. | 5 min.
Director: Torhild Aukan


Menneske, natur og vår eksistensielle lengsel.

Man, nature and our existential longing.

NOR 1990 | Exp. | 1 min.
Director: Torhild Aukan

METRE PR. SEC (Meter pr. sek)

Å sykle en film.

To bike a film.

Til topps
Programme 2016
Nova Cinema, 1, 2 & 3

10:00 EFA 1: Short Matters!
12:00 NOR 1
14:00 INT 1
16:00 NOR 2
18:00 Regional Premieres
20:00 Short Treats 1
20:00 Reception & opening party
22:00 Festival Club

10:00 Children’s Programme 1
10:00 EFA 2: Short Matters!
11:00 Animation Workshop
12:00 Children’s Programme 2
12:00 INT 2
14:00 NOR 3
15:00 Regional Film Education
16:00 Meet the Filmmakers 1
17:00 Short Film Studies Symposium
19:00 NOR 4
21:00 Masterclass: The Secret World of Moths
23:00 Festival Club

10:00 Conflight
10:00 EFA 3: Short Matters!
12:00 One-minute-films & EMU
12:00 INT 3
14:00 NOR 5
16:00 Meet the Filmmakers 2
17:00 INT 4
18:00 Outdoor Cinema for children
19:00 Romanian 1: Adrian Sitaru
21:00 Outdoor Cinema
22:00 Festival Club

11:00 INT 5
13:00 NOR 6
15:00 INT 6
17:00 Meet the Filmmakers 3
18:00 Statement Too - Arvid Sletta & Jørn Utkilen
20:00 Romanian 2: Radu Jude
22:00 Narrative Music Videos
23:00 Festival Party

12:00 Norwegian Film Art 1980-89
15:00 Award ceremony and screening
18:00 Multiplié Dance Film
20:00 Short Treats 2
20:00 DansiT & Festival Club

Changes might occur.

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