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.
Information about industry accreditation comes closer to Kosmorama 2019.
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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) 2017 – EILI HARBOE “THELMA”
BEST LEAD ACTOR (male) 2017 – HENRIK RAFAELSEN “THELMA”
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR 2017 – ADIL HUSSAIN “HVA VIL FOLK SI”
BEST DIRECTOR 2017 – IRAM HAQ “HVA VIL FOLK SI”
BEST SCRIPTWRITER 2017 – IRAM HAQ “HVA VIL FOLK SI”
BEST PRODUCER 2017 – MARIA EKERHOVD “HVA VIL FOLK SI”
BEST SOUND DESIGNER 2017 – CHRISTIAN SCHAANNING “DEN 12.MANN”
BESTE EDITOR 2017 – OLVIER BUGGE COUTTÈ “THELMA”
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER 2017 – ØYSTEIN MAMEN “THE RULES OF EVERYTHING”
BESTE FILM MUSIC 2017 – OLA FLØTTUM – “THELMA”
BESTE PRODUCTION DESIGN 2017 – ASTRID MARIA SÆTREN, SEBASTIAN EKEBERG “ADJØ MONTEBELLO”
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. Mid Norway Film Market is hosted every year in week 10. This year, the film market ended with the filmpitch, Vårstigen.
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
Thursday, March 8, 2018, five projects participated in the pitch competition. The winners were announced the same day, just before the Kanonprisen. The jury consisted of director Hallvard Bræin, producer Maria Ekerhovd and actor and director Cecilie Mosli, with Ingvild Bjerkeland from Filminvest as jury secretary.
Vårstigen 2018 winners:
Director: Alexander Somma and Øystein Moe
Scriptwriter: Øystein Moe
Producer: Line Klungseth Johansen, Helmet Films & Special Effects, Trøndelag
Director: Jon Vatne
Producer and script: Gudrun Austli
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.
This year’s New Directors program is selected by Kosmorama’s program board, and it is not possible to sign up for movies for the competition in 2019.