Nominated films in Amandus OPEN and Amandus STUDENT

Here are the nominees for Amandus OPEN and Amandus STUDENT.

We are proud to finally announce the nominated films in the competitions Amandus OPEN (films made by filmmakers from the Nordic countries under 26), and Amandus STUDENT (films made by students at film schools in the Nordic countries).

We received over 160 films in these categories, so it has been an enormeos to see all the films. We are especially happy to see a wide range of countries and schools represented in the final list.

The preselection committee has consisted of Ida Madsen Hestman (journalist), Øystein Egge (festival director, Movies on War), Jørgen Egner Granerud (filmmaker), Susanne Fjeldbu (Frogner kino), Line Karlsen Uhlen (Lillehammer Filmklubb) in addition to festival director Eivind M. Nordengen and assisting festival director Kristine Tingvik Aas.

We will also present two program sections with films that didn’t quite make it to the nominations, but still were so good we would like to show them at the festival. Runner-ups and A Special Look will be announced shortly.

The nominees for Amandus JUNIOR and Amandus YOUNG was announced last week, and can be found here (Norwegian only).

Amandus OPEN


  • 19 by Maja Hopen (Westerdals Høyskolen Kristiania, Norway)
  • AFTERPARTY by Lauri Pulkkinen, Hertta Lehtovirta, Sanna Liinamaa, Janne Häkkinen, Ulrika Fredrikson (ELO Film School Finland, Finland)
  • Animals by Tue Sanggaard (The Animation Workshop, Denmark)
  • Cuttin Well by Oscar Wicken (Westerdals Høyskolen Kristiania, Norway)
  • DEFINITELY MAYBE by Martine Thon Bråthen (Nordland Kunst- og Filmfagskole, Norway)
  • Dance of a harlequin by Veslemøy Vollan Hjellbakk (Westerdals Høyskolen Kristiania, Norway)
  • Dear Dad... by Maren Klakegg (Westerdals Høyskolen Kristiania, Norway)
  • Deepness of the Fry by August NICLASEN (The Animation Workshop, Denmark)
  • First time by Sophia Aronsen (Fagskolen Kristiania, Norway)
  • Homebound by MARIKA HARJUSAARI (ELO Film School Finland, Finland)
  • In a blink of an eye by Emelie Kastberg (Högskolan Dalarna, )
  • My Face and Me by Maria Wegener (European Film College, Denmark)
  • Nadir by Alexander A. Sætherhaug (Noroff Fagskole Oslo, Norway)
  • Painted with feeling by Felicia Eline Holdø (Westerdals Høyskolen Kristiania, Norway)
  • Reflection by MA Ristvedt (Høgskulen i Volda, Norway)
  • Round 0 by Sonia Ladidà Schiavone (Kvikmyndaskoli Islands (National Film School of Iceland), Iceland)
  • STACK by Asbjørn Lote (Westerdals Høyskolen Kristiania, Norway)
  • Storm by Ingrid Marie Røine (NSKI Høyskole, Norway)
  • Systems of survival by Ludvig Frøkjær Thomsen (European Film College, Denmark)
  • Tomrommet by Magnus Kirkaas Gjertsen (Universitetet i Stavanger, Norway)
  • Walls of Concrete by Nicolai G.H. Johansen (Super8, Denmark)
  • Who can sail without wind by Henrik Schefte & Snorre Johnsen Ulvåg (NTNU, Norway)

All filmmakers will be contacted by our staff in a short while.