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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
  » Download catalogue (pdf)

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

Welcome The 28th Minimalen Short Film Festival!

The 28th Minimalen Short Film Festival presents 214 films from Wednesday 27th to Sunday 31st of January 2016 at the Nova Cinema in Trondheim, Norway.

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!

• INT: International Competition
(6 programmes with 40 films from the whole wide world outside the Nordic Countries)

• NOR: Nordic & Norwegian Competiton
(6 programmes with 51 films from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland)

• One-minute-films & EMU
(1 programme with 38 films from Norway)

• EFA: Short Matters!
(3 programmes with 15 films from Europa)

• Children's Programmes
(2 programmes with films for children, and an animation workshop)

• Multiplié Dance Film
Dance and film is a powerful combination. DansiT presents a wide spectre of worldwide dance films.

• Short Treats
Entertaining films borrowed from International Competition, with a few supplements.
(2 programmes)

• Conflight
Six shorts giving us insight into today’s difficult political and humanitarian situation.


• Romanian New Wave: Adrian Sitaru & Radu Jude
Ten years after Romania entered the international short film arena with superb depictions of everyday life, it is high time to take a closer look at two of our absolute favorite filmmakers. (2 programmes)

• Statement Too: Arvid Sletta & Jørn Utkilen
In the documentary Statement Too, Jørn Utkilen explores his fascination for Arvid Sletta. Watch the film and enjoy the two of them in conversation afterwards.

• Masterclass: The Secret World of Moths
The two Finnish filmmakers Hannes Vartiainen & Pekka Veikkolainen have made several award-winning shorts together. Meet them, watch their films and get firsthand insight into how they are made.

• Norwegian Film Art: The 80's
We continue our journey through the history of Norwegian film art, decade by decade, in cooperation with Atopia. Now it's time for a closer look at the 80's.

• Short Film Studies Symposium
Two acclaimed short film are investigated to see how they work, with the participation of both filmmakers. A proper energizer for anyone who wants to understand or create a short film.

• Narrative Music Videos
Avantgarden is the venue for this presentation of Norwegian, narrative music videos - including a Helmet-produced premiere from Highasakite!

• Regional Premieres & Seminar
Festforestilling med fem splitter nye filmer, og en presentasjon av lokale filmskoler.


• Outdoor Cinema: Cancelled due to the extreme weather 'Tor'.

Friday 9 pm: Screening of Short Treats 2 in Nova 2!


Tickets 2016

• All Festival Access Pass: NOK 350
Gives access to all the programmes* and events.
For sale at Nova kinosenter from Monday January 25, 2016.
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 during the festival.

• Single ticket: NOK 90
Access to a single programme (a batch of approx. 90 minutes of short films).
Available at all the cinemas in Trondheim during the festival.


* Provided that there are seats available.

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

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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