After watching a record amount of submitted student films, and a wide range of short films from all over the Nordics, we are finally ready to announce this year's nominated films in Amandus STUDENT and Amandus OPEN.
Image: winner of best student film 2018.
Last week we announced the nominated films for the Norwegian categories Amandus JUNIOR (below 16 years old) and Amandus YOUTH (between 16-20 years old).
Now we are happy to finally announce the nominated films for our two Nordic competitions Amandus STUDENT and Amandus OPEN.
This year we have received nearly 160 student films, which is a new record! Among the 26 selected films, there are a wide range of educational institutions represented, and we see many films on the list from other schools than the big, national institutions.
The nominated films are:
For the second edition of Amandus OPEN, we have also strengthened the Nordic and Scandinavian focus, with 13 great films.
This year’s selection committee consisted of:
Ida Madsen Hestman (journalist), Øystein Egge (festival director Movies on War), Karoline Hovsengen (Lillehammer Film Society), Aksel Holm Jensen (film scholar), Susanne Fjeldbu (bachelor student in film- and television science), Natasha Arthur (filmmaker Danvik folkehøgskole) og Eivind Myklebost Nordengen (program director Amandus – Lillehammer International Student Film Festival)
All nominated filmmakers will be contacted by our coordinators shortly.