About the festival

Amandus – Lillehammer International Student Film Festival is the biggest film festival and competition for young film makers and film students in the Nordic region.

The festival is held annually in Lillehammer, Norway, and hosts film makers and cinephiles from all over the region for screenings, seminars, workshops and inspiring meetings between the industry, the students and film loving youth.

Amandus – Lillehammer International Student Film Festival is a place where film enthusiasm is grown. We appreciate the artistic visions of our future film makers, as art, expressions and entertainment.

The festival is the result of the merging between the Amandus Festival, an established festival for young film makers under the age of 20 in Norway, and The Norwegian Student Film Festival, the only festival solely dedicated to student film productions in Norway. The new festival is now bigger than ever and aims to be an important voice in the Nordic film festival community.

A very happy winner of best fiction film at the Amandus Awards Ceremony in 2017, Ole Sebastian Kass for the film Dilipidated. In the background is head of the student jury for that year, Eskil Vogt. Photo: Erik Børresen