The Norwegian International Film Festival in Haugesund will launch a new competition programme for graduation films from the Nordic film schools. The competition programme is a result of a long-standing co-operative effort with the film schools of Scandinavia.
Programme manager Håkon Skogrand thinks there will be laughter and tears of joy when the movie The Optimists concludes this years festival, on Tuesday 20 August: Not since Heftig og Begeistret have I seen a documentary with such a potential to succeed with the masses, he says.
Watch as many Norwegian and foreign film premiers as you please. Many of them have film guests attending. You can buy festival passes and tickets at Edda Kino, Festivitaten in Haugesund and www.filmfestivalen.no.
It's a great pleasure to open Cinemagi with a legend within Norwegian children's culture- the great Alfie Atkins, says Tonje Hardersen, programme coordinator for Cinemagi. -Hocus Pocus Alfie Atkins is a cultured animation which I am sure will entertain both newer and older generations of Alfie Atkins fans. Torill Kove, who won an Oscar in 2007 for Best Animated Short Film, will be coming to Haugesund Saturday 17 August with her newest film Hocus Pocus Alfie Atkins.