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About Minimalen Short Film Festival

Minimalen is an annual, independent film event, covering new productions from Norway, Scandinavia and the rest of the world, as well as focus programmes and retrospectives.

Based in the attractive old town of Trondheim, Norway, Minimalen came to life in 1988. Trondheim is the main city of Trøndelag, the central part of Norway by latitude, and the country's first capital back in the good old Viking days. More info on Trondheim here >

Over six days of January, Minimalen screens approx. 250 shorts, roughly divided in two sections: New Norwegian, Nordic and International shorts in seven competitions, and retrospectives and focus programmes. The Nordic section offers a unique way to be updated on the state of shorts in this northern corner of Europe. Out of the Norwegian competitions, the One-minute-film competition is most reknowned and has been with us over all the years. This extreme runtime limit demands economic discipline from the filmmaker, thus being a perfect practising format for young people.

Over the years Minimalen has refined its main objective into finding new ways to use the film as a medium. This often means independent productions with a free spirit attitude to filmmaking and an emphasis on images and film language more than words. The ideal filmmaker should be on a constant quest to find the right form for each story. Not that they necessarily need to tell a story, but basically, each film should have its own fingerprint, a uniqueness which goes far beyond the constant re-telling of the same storyline as in the contemporary film industry. The small gems of up to 15 minutes, fiction or animation films told by experimental means. Not necessarily artistically ground breaking or technically perfect, but with a conformity of form and contents. These are the films that Minimalen are looking for, and this is what sets us a apart from many festivals.

The 37th Minimalen Short Film Festival is due January 21 - 26, 2025.


Contact information

Minimalen Short Film Festival
Foundation, Norwegian Organization No. NO 983 418 767 MVA
Address: Kjøpmannsgata 35, NO-7011 Trondheim, Norway
E-mail: festival@minimalen.com
Web: www.minimalen.com
Social: facebook.com/minimalen | twitter.com/minimalen

Festival map here >

 


Festival Team Minimalen 2024

Role Name Mob E-mail
Festival Director Per Fikse 415 29 641 per[at]minimalen.com
Festival Producer Line Klungseth Johansen 975 08 056 line[at]minimalen.com
Festival Coordinator Line Halvorsen 920 47 960 linehalvorsen[at]minimalen.com
Booking & Print Coord. Thor-Eirik Johnsen 414 31 652 thor[at]minimalen.com
Crew Coordinator Sølvi Rotås Stokkeland 975 26 532 crew[at]minimalen.com
Team member Marie Holmboe   marie@minimalen.com
Team member Tonje Bakken Kro   tonje@minimalen.com
Team member Kalle Frog Huelssner   kalle@minimalen.com
Team member Sondre Strømholm   sondre[at]minimalen.com

 

Sending a film file (screening copy)

Minimalen operates in a certified D-cinema, and thus prefers DCP as screening format.

Priority 1: Deliver the film as a DCP.
(Note: Except One-minute-films, they are to be delivered as Vimeo-links.)

Priority 2: If you do not have a DCP, the film can be delivered as a Quicktime HD file with codec Apple Prores 422 HQ (HD 1080p, 2-channel audio). Minimalen will then perform the necessary conversion to DCP for the purpose of this screening.

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