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Industry accreditation for Kosmorama 2018

Kosmorama offers the film-industry accreditation for the festival at favourable prices. Included in the industry accreditation is access to all regular film screening, and exclusive og priority access to industry events and special events. In addition to full entry to the festival, we offer a full day of pitch awards, film market, thematic vorspiel and the Kanonprisen Award show, other prices for the events may apply. For our hotel offers, see below.

Get industry accreditation here

For questions, contact tonje@kosmorama.no 

Kanonprisen

The Kanonprisen Award is the Norwegian film professionals’ own annual award, where the best of the best of last year’s Norwegian films are honoured by their own peers.

Members of the following associations vote for the winners of the various categories: Norsk skuespillerforbund, Norske filmregissører, Produsentforeningen, Filmforbundet, NOPA, Norsk komponistforening, Norsk filmlydforening, Norsk dramatikerforbund.

Members of eight associations, guilds and unions vote for awards in eleven different categories, in addition to one audience award:

BEST LEAD ACTOR (female) 2016 – LIV BERNHOFT OSA – ”PYROMANEN”

BEST LEAD ACTOR (male) 2016 – JESPER CHRISTENSEN – ”KONGENS NEI”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR 2016 – HELGA GUREN – ”ROSEMARI”

BEST DIRECTOR 2016 – ERIK SKJOLDBJÆRG – ”PYROMANEN”

BEST SCRIPTWRITER 2016 – HARALD ROSENLØW EEG & JAN TRYGVE RØYNELAND – ”KONGENS NEI”

BEST PRODUCER 2016 – FINN GJERDRUM & STEIN B. KVAE – “KONGENS NEI”

BEST SOUND DESIGNER 2016 –  HÅKON LAMMETUN- ”PYROMANEN”

BESTE EDITOR 2016 – ROBERT STENGÅRD– “BARNERANEREN”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER 2016 – JOHN CHRISTIAN ROSENLUND – “KONGENS NEI”

BESTE FILM MUSIC 2016 – GAUTE STORAAS – “BIRKEBEINERNE”

BESTE PRODUCTION DESIGN 2016 – TUVA HØLMEBAKK – “ROSEMARI”

FILMWEB’S KANONPRIS 2016 – “KONGENS NEI”

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Mid Norway Film Market (Midtnorsk filmmarked) is the most important meeting place of the year for Trøndelag’s film industry, as well as anyone that’s interested in a closer relationship with central Norwegian film production. Here, local filmmakers present teasers from their latest films currently in production in the region. Specialists in editing, sound, music and effects are all represented and ready to show what they’ve been working on.

Mid Norway Film Centre (Midtnorsk Filmsenter) and Filminvest in cooperation with Kosmorama,  invites the public, the press, students and politicians, business and arts to an eventful day dedicated to “trøndersk” film. The theme for 2017 film market was cooperation. Mid Norway Film Market takes place Thursday March 8th. from 9.30am until 4.30pm. This year, the film market will end with the filmpitch, Vårstigen.

Vårstigen Film Pitch 2018

Filminvest invests 2 million NOK on 2 regional feature film projects.

The region of Trøndelag, Oppland and Hedmark has developed an audiovisual industry with breadth and skill in the past 10 years. Our filmmakers receive prizes, their projects are taken to festivals and appear far beyond the country’s borders. However, the region lacks major feature film environments. To remedy this, Filminvest, in collaboration with Midtnorsk and Østnorsk film center, wants to launch the project “Vårstigen” – A shorter road to long film.

Vårstigen is a competition with precise qualification requirements where a 3-person jury chooses 4 projects that get pitched at Midtnorsk film market during the Kosmorama International Film Festival in March 2018. This will be this year’s film pitch at Kosmorama! We look forward to seeing the contributions. This will be incredibly exciting, and as a reminder: the big success Max Manus (2008) started out winning the pitch competition at Kosmorama.

We are very happy that Filminvest are betting even bigger on regional feature films now, and Kosmorama will be there every step of the way out to the big screen. A jury consisting of director Hallvard Bræin, producer Maria Ekerhovd and actor and director Cecilie Mosli, with Ingvild Bjerkeland from Filminvest as jury secretary, elects up to two winning projects.

The winning projects receive $ 750,000 each to develop their feature film. In addition, each winning project will be set up with mentors following them on script, marketing / distribution, and budget / funding. There will also be three workshops. The workshops are open to the entire industry in the region, while the mentoring scheme is reserved for the winners.

Applicants must be a team consisting of a qualified producer, director and scriptwriter where both sexes are represented. Producer and director must live and work in the region, and the project must tell a story with anchoring to our region. The registration has been opened, and for a complete list of criteria, see www.filminvest.no

The deadline for entering the Vårstigen Film Pitch 2018 was February 5th, and the call for entry is now closed.

New Directors

The call for entry is now closed. 

Filmmakers from around the world, with a portfolio of three feature fiction films or less, are eligible for entering their latest film into our main competition. Kosmorama’s programming committee, headed by the artistic director of the festival, will assess each submitted film for entry into the competition program. In addition, our programmers are actively searching for the most significant contemporary filmmakers, finally nominating a total of 12-15 feature films for the competition. An international jury of 3-5 members will view the selection during the festival and choose a winner. The deadline for submission was November 1st.

Call for entry for Kosmorama 2018 
  • The 14th Kosmorama Trondheim International Film Festival will be held March 5.-11., 2018.
  • The call for entries for the International New Directors Film competition is open to works of any genre and language, of feature film length (minimum 70 minutes).
  • The film has to be the first, second or third feature film of the director.
  • The film must have been completed after January 1st, 2017.
  • Priority will be given to Nordic premieres. * Entries must be registered on our festival Visitor Page.
  • Entries must be submitted on DVD or Blu-Ray for our consideration. We will also accept online screeners.
  • Included with the entry there should be high-resolution film stills, portrait of the director, director biography/filmography and a short synopsis of the film.
  • Please mark your DVD and Blu-Ray with the title, length and contact information.
  • Our selection committee will take the programming decisions. If accepted, we will notify the filmmakers by e-mail. Films that are not accepted into the program will not be notified and we will not give any reason for a possible refusal.
  • Screening material submitted will not be returned. Please do not send original materials.
  • Notices of acceptance will be sent out no later than February 15th, 2018.
  • If a film is accepted, entrants are responsible for making sure there is a film copy available for screening.
  • Acceptable screening formats are in DCP (Digital Cinema Package) form. Other screening formats can be considered individually.
  • Films must be screened in their original language. If not in English, the film must be presented with English subtitles. If no English subtitled print is available, the festival will consider using an electronic subtitling system. If this is the case, a dialogue list in the original language and in English must be made available to the festival along with a DVD or Blu-Ray of the film in question.
  • It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to secure authorization and permission from the copyright owner(s) of any and all copyrighted content or materials included within the submitted Film.
  • The competition will have a jury consisting of three people who will assess all the films during the festival period and present the winner of the award on the final day of the festival.
  • The DEADLINE for submission is November 1st, 2017. Entries will not be accepted after this deadline. The DVD screener must be postmarked by this date.
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