Welcome to the Factory Backyard and an excotic film festival


Amandus BLIKKFANG will this year be held in the backyeard plot of the culture house "Fabrikken" in Lillehammer. Here you will see all the festival screenings, the panel talks and other social activities. This will be an untypical an excotic film festival.

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The most important content is of course our film program and the meetings with the filmmakers. Naturally this takes up most of the festival program, (which were announced here). There will be some panel talks on stage, a local film quiz and some musical content.

Some events will also be held at the Lillehammer Cineam. The pre-screening of the Cannes winner (Renate Reinsve for best actress), The Worst Person in the World, still has some tickets for the extra screening (Norwegian subtitles only). In addition, you can join in some family activities on Saturday, with the screening of The Boss Baby: Family Business, and on Sunday the festival will end with a screening of the winner films from the day before, and screenings of student films from our collaborator in Poland.

Welcome to a fun and a bit different film festival in Lillehammer!

The “Film tent” is waiting for you! (there will be heat!)

Our film talk hosts

To guide us through the film talks, you will meet Øystein Egge and Frøydis Fossli Moe.

Øystein is the festival director of Movies on War in Elverum, but also has a lot of experience with student films, after working with both The Norwegian Student Film Festival, and Amandus – Lillehammer International Student Film Festival in 2017.

Frøydis is a freelance filmmaker, who has made many short films, some of them has also been screened at various programs at our festivals. Recently she premiered her new short film HEMALE EDUCATION, which was very well received. She has also worked on many other film and televison productions, and this spring she was also part of the Amandus Panel during the online festival.

Both of them was part of the preselection committee, and are looking forward to meeting all of the filmmakers.

Frøydis Fossli Moe
Øystein Egge

The jury

We also have a great jury to decide who gets the prizes at the Awards Ceremony.

Ingrid Stenersen

Ingrid Steneresen is originally educated as an actress at East 15 Acting School in London, and now works as a film director and screenwriter. She has written, directed and produced many short films, among them “Tre dalmatinere”, “Blod” and “Bunad”, as well as directed the TV-documentery “Fra flyktning til gründer” for TV 2.

Aleksander Huser

Aleksander Huser is a freelance film critic and film journalist who writes for Cinema, Rushprint and Ny Tid. He has been part of several Norwegian and international film juryes, and has previously worked for several film festivals and The Norwegian Film Institute. He has a master’s degree in media science from the University in Oslo, with focus on film dramaturgy, as well as a writer/director diploma from London Film Academy.

Maciej Dominiak

Polish producer and project manager with a lot of experience from many festivals and projects in Poland and abroad. Co-founder and director of the FILMFORUM Association – an international organization specializing in the promotion of young cinema, based in Warsaw (Poland). Producer of CINEMAFORUM – International Short Film Festival in Warsaw, WAMA Film Festival in Olsztyn and National Film Meetings KAMERALNE LATO in Radom. Coordinator of industry sections during Polish film festivals (Interfilmlab, Scriptmarket.pro). In 2019, he received the honorary badge of the Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage “Meritorious for Polish Culture”.

Ritums Celms

Being 23 years old, Ritums is the our jury representative for young filmmakers. He mostly focuses on acting, but is also exploring different aspects of film production. He has recently produced and acted in a short film. He is originally from Latvia, but has lived in Lillehammer since he was 9 years old.

Inovative Directing Academy

We are collaborating with a Polish film festival and some organizations to have Inovative Directing Academy at this years Amandus BLIKKFANG. You can read more about the collaboration here.

The workshop experts are film directors Alexander Turpin and Fanny Ovesen, producer Nicholas Sando and distributors Ewa Kozikowska and Kaja Szulc-Nweke.

Music and quiz

In addition to a lot of film, we will also hope to keep the great atmosphere and the

Jazz pianist Audun Barsten Johnsen will bring you some live music during the breaks, and there may also appear some other musical surprises.

Lillehammer Film Society will host a film quiz, and after the Awards Ceremony a DJ will keep up the mood!