Kosmorama Trondheim International Film Festival is one of the largest film festivals in Norway, with more than 30 000 annual visitors. The festival is held annually in March, and fills the cinema centre with a specially curated film program for seven days. 

The festival was founded in 2005, and has since become an important arena for quality film in Norway. Kosmorama strives to have a culturally and geographically diverse film program, and wishes to provide our audience with new perspectives on the world and times in which we live in.

The next festival will be held from March 2nd to March 8th, and will feature about 80 titles from all over the world, both fiction and documentary. More information about the upcoming edition will be released soon.


Check out the video summary from this year’s edition!

About Trondheim, Norway

Trondheim is one of the largest cities in Norway with it’s 193.000 inhabitants. Out of this, 30.000 are students. This is one of the main reasons Trondheim is a vibrant and lively city.

The city was founded in 993, and has been an important historical site and trade center in Norway. Today, the city is perhaps best known for its thriving technological enviroment due to the university NTNU and its impressive gastronomic site stemming from a rich local commodities and a number of highly esteemed restaurants.

A number of important Norwegian landmarks can be found in Trondheim. Many will recognize the colorful treehouses, and we also take a lot of pride in the Nidaros Cathedral. In Trondheim, you are also never far from the nature. The city is located at the coastline, and also has beautiful woodlands and mountains nearby.

Read more about Trondheim from Visit Norway and Visit Trondheim!


Kosmorama Trondheim International Film Festival was established in 2004 on the initiative of Trondheim Municipality and first held 12.-17. april 2005. The festival aims to strengthen the film industry and film in mid-Norway, and contribute to innovation at the intersection of culture and commerce. In addition to being a festival, Kosmorama offers visitors exciting film and professional content. Kosmorama means a perspective representation of the world’s sights. The festival got this name from one of the city’s first big Cinemas; Kosmorama Theater, founded in 1910 by Paul Kraüsslich. Kraüsslich ran the cinema, as well as being an avid film photographer. In 1906 he filmed the coronation in Trondheim, and already three hours after the events he was able to show the film for the city’s population. In 1908 he was given the honorable task of showing films for the Royal Family at Royal Residence in Trondheim. Film pioneer Kraüsslich has been a source of inspiration for us as we now, 100 years later work every day to create our own Kosmorama.


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