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The winner of the Edith Carlmar award 2024 - INGVIL GISKE

Congratulations to Ingvil Giske as the winner of the Edith Carlmar Award 2024! The award was presented during the Edith Carlmar symposium at Cinemateket on 8. March as part of the industry days at Kosmorama.

Photo: Jen Skov

Ingvil Giske has a background in TV journalism and documentary filmmaking from Høgskulen i Volda, and has over 20 years of experience as a director and producer of documentaries, short films, and animated films. She is known for her work on projects such as The Painter and the Thief (2020), Dugma: The Button (2016), and Tongue Cutters (2017).

This year, she is involved as a producer of the award-winning film Ibelin, which will be featured in the Made In Norway program series at the Kosmorama Trondheim International Film Festival.

The Jurys reasoning for this years Edith Carlmar award-winner:
The Norwegian film industry consists of several crucial contributors who play an invaluable role in the field of cinema. However, they don't always receive the recognition they deserve. This year's award winner is one such significant figure who, over the years, has left a lasting impact on Norwegian documentary film production. As a producer, she has shown great bravery in a field that demands both financial risk-taking and artistic insight. She has actively supported emerging directors, and the films she has brought to life through the company Medieoperatørene cover a wide range of themes. Many of these films stand out due to challenging subject matter and bold expression.

The award winner has had long and close collaborations with important documentary filmmakers such as Solveig Melkeraaen and Benjamin Ree. She has successfully promoted important documentary filmmaking both nationally and internationally. The jury particularly commends her success in showcasing Norwegian documentary films on the global stage, including recent achievements with the award-winning films Straff" and Ibelin at the Tromsø and Sundance Film Festivals.

The Edith Carlmar Award

The Edith Carlmar Award has been presented since 2010 to professional female filmmakers who have demonstrated integrity, fearless innovative ability, and a willingness to break boundaries. Since 2018, the award announcement and ceremony has been a part of the program at Kosmorama.

This year's jury consists of Anne Gjelsvik, professor of film at NTNU, Line Klungseth Johansen, film director and film producer, and Marit Bakken, senior adviser for the arts and culture section at Trøndelag County Council and former head of the Femmina International Film Festival in Verdal.

The Edith Carlmar award is awarded in collaboration with Sparebank SMN 1.