Kosmorama Trondheim International Film Festival is one of the largest film festivals in Norway, with more than 30 000 visitors each year. 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.

Kosmorama 2020 takes place from March 2nd to March 8th, and features about 80 titles from all over the world, both fiction and documentary. Read our guide to this year’s program and view the program in full here.


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

About Trondheim, Norway

Trondheim is one of the largest cities in Norway. With about 30.000 students among its 193.000 inhabitants, Trondheim is a vibrant and lively city.

The city was founded in 993, and is an important historical site and former trade center in Norway. Today, the city is perhaps best known for its thriving technological enviroment surrounding the university NTNU. In recent years, the city’s become a gastronomic center, with many highly esteemed restaurant serving innovative, locally sourced cuisine.

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’re never far from the nature. The city is located on the coastline, and 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 between 12th – 17th April 2005. The festival aims to strengthen the film industry and film in Central Norway and contribute to innovation at the intersection of culture and commerce. Kosmorama offers visitors an exciting, innovative cinema as well as events and seminars for the film industry.

Kosmorama means a perspectival representation of the world’s sights. The name stems from one of the city’s first big cinemas; Kosmorama Theater, founded in 1910 by Paul Kraüsslich. In addition to being the head of the cinema, Kraüsslich was an avid film photographer. In 1906 he filmed the coronation ceremony in Trondheim, and, only three hours after the event was finished, he was able to show the footage to the city’s population. In 1908, he was given the important task of presenting the films for the Royal Family at the Royal Residence in Trondheim. Film pioneer Kraüsslich continues to be a source of inspiration for us as we now, 100 years later, work every day to create our own Kosmorama.


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