The Official Selection for Amandus Blikkfang 2023


We are proud to present the most extensive competition program for Amandus Blikkfang ever! A total of 37 Nordic films are nominated for this year's film competition, and we look forward to showcasing a very broad and varied program in Lillehammer.

It hasn’t been a small task to review and select this year’s films for Amandus Blikkfang. With a record-high number of entries, and so many excellent films submitted, it’s been a challenging job to come to the final selection. We have stretched the screening slots as far as possible to squeeze in even more films, but ultimately, there’s a limit to how many can fit.

Therefore, the competition has been sky-high, and there are also good films that unfortunately couldn’t be included this year.

This year, we have 15 Nordic films (from other countries than Norway), and all Nordic countries are represented. It’s also exciting to see that this year there is actually a majority of female directors on the films (22 women and 19 men).

This year’s selection committee consisted of Mone Frogg Christiansen, Frøydis Fossli Moe, Øystein Egge, and Eivind M. Nordengen.

And here are the nominees:

Click on the individual films below to read more, or explore the films on the “film wall” here.

  • Mirror directed by Mari Lie Mikkelsen, Zengru Huang, Jens–Olav Ørpen Hausken (Høgskolen i Innlandet, Array)
  • Our Nest directed by Ola Kvamsdal (Array)
  • directed by Jimi Kujanpää (Array)
  • What if directed by Nora Rios, Anton Clements (Array)
  • What creeps out at night directed by Mirjam Sveinbjörg Thorkelsdottir (Array)
  • Violence directed by Emil Engesnes Bråthen (Array)
  • directed by Arjun Acharya (Nordland kunst- og filmfagskole, Array)
  • Three Handfuls of Earth directed by Julius Lagoutte Larsen (Array)
  • The Yellow Line directed by Emily Nerland (Array)
  • The Last String directed by Jonatan David Maiwald (Array)
  • THE SHIFT directed by Amalie Maria Nielsen (18 Frames, Array)
  • The Harbourmaster directed by Mia Ludvigsen Henriksen, Konrad Hjemli (Høgskolen i Volda, Array)
  • The Devil lives in Torshälla directed by Hannah Murphy (Nordiska Folkhögskolan, Array)
  • The Bounce directed by Alma Holtvedt (Array)
  • The Bitter Desert directed by Kyrre Walle Alstadhaug, Nicolai Wølner Voss, Jarle Bjarnesson Styve (Høgskolen i Volda, Array)
  • The best video we have ever made directed by Anton Lipasti (Array)
  • directed by Marte Hognestad (Høgskolen i Innlandet, Array)
  • directed by Tova Persson (University of the West of England, Array)
  • Love in a loveless time directed by Veronica Nielsen (Skorups Folkhögskola, Array)
  • Look! directed by Magnus Lysbakken (Array)
  • directed by Lise Cathrine Røv (UiT - Norges arktiske universitet, Array)
  • directed by Nicole Di Fresco (The Animation Workshop, Array)
  • FOOD directed by Gabriel Goujon (Fagskolen Kristiania, Array)
  • directed by Jon Olav S. Gulbrandsen, Michael Schult Ulriksen (Array)
  • directed by Lasse Gottlieb (Danish School of Media and Journalism, Array)
  • directed by Jack Solemdal Lowe, Hanna Persson (Array)
  • Extra directed by Signe Rosenlund-Hauglid, (HDK Valand, Array)
  • Entry Level directed by Nicolai Lund (NTNU, Array)
  • Domesticated directed by Oskar Hegge (Westerdals, Array)
  • directed by Maria Gudjohnsen (Icelandic School of Visual Arts, Array)
  • Clean Slate directed by Johanne Kristine Udnes Hansen (Oslo Fotokunstskole, Array)
  • Cease directed by Sondre Masvie (Array)
  • directed by André Vaara (HDK Valand, Array)
  • Bestie directed by EliSophie Andrée (Array)
  • Bad Service directed by Annika Schiøth (Array)
  • ALMOST 18 directed by Kaja Sølverød (Array)

Congratulations! All filmmakers will be contacted with more information shortly.