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ATLANTIC

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«Atlantic»
Harstad Kino
Kr 90,- / Gratis med festivalpass, men billett må hentes ut på Harstad Kino
Engelsk tale, ingen teksting

Denne prisvinnende dokumentaren handler om de største ressursene i Nord-Atlanteren - fisk og olje - og hvordan de påvirker kystsamfunnene i Norge, Canada og Irland. Vi følger skjebnene til tre små fiskerisamfunn, og den tar frem tre sterke og personlige historier fra den globale ressursdebatten. En av dem vi møter er fiskeren Bjørnar Nicolaisen fra Andøy.

Mens de store oljeselskapene flytter seg dypere inn i sine skjøre hav, og verdens største fiskeriselskaper presser fiskebestanden til randen, kystsamfunnene og de ressursene de er avhengige av nærmer seg et 'point of no return' raskt.

Filmet i noen av de mest avsidesliggende og fantastiske steder i Nord-Atlanteren, blant annet Vesterålen, og på nært hold med noen av havets mest fengslende personligheter,  utforsker filmen hvordan moderne samfunn må lære av fortiden , for å sikre en lysere fremtid.

En av produsentene bak filmen er Harstad-mannen Karl Emil Rikardsen, med sitt produksjonesfirma i byen; Relation04 Media AS.

Regissert og filmet av Risteárd Ó Domhnaill. Fortalt av den Emmy-prisvinnende skuespilleren Brendan Gleeson.

 

INFORMATION IN ENGLISH

Venue: Harstad Kino
NOK 90,- / Free with festival pass, but ticket will have to be collected at the venue.
English language

Narrated by Emmy-award winning actor Brendan Gleeson, Atlantic follows the fortunes of three small fishing communities - in Ireland, Norway and Newfoundland - bringing to the fore three very intimate stories from the global resource debate.

As the oil majors drive deeper into their fragile seas, and the world’s largest fishing companies push fish stocks to the brink, coastal communities and the resources they rely on are fast approaching a point of no return.

Filmed in some of the most remote and breathtaking locations in the North Atlantic, and at close quarters with some of the sea’s most captivating characters, Atlantic brings to the fore three very intimate stories from the global resource debate. It explores how modern day communities must learn from the past, in order to secure a brighter future.

Directed and Filmed by Risteárd Ó Domhnaill

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ETTER STORMEN

The film is in Japaneese, with Norwegian subtitles

Etter stormen
Harstad Kino
Kr 90,- / Gratis med festivalpass, men billett må hentes ut på Harstad Kino
Norske undertekster

Nok en sterk familieskildring fra den japanske mesteren Hirokazu Kore-eda. Harstad-konseptet KinOmatisk, som kombinerer film og mat, har vist to av hans filmer til stor begeistring: «Som far, så sønn» og «Veien videre».

Ryota dveler ved sin fordums storhet som prisvinnende forfatter. Han kaster bort pengene han tjener som privatdetektiv på gambling, og kan knapt betale barnebidrag. Etter at faren dør, synes hans aldrende mor og vakre ekskone å gå videre i livene sine. Ryota gjenopptar kontakten med sin i starten mistenksomme familie, men han har vanskelig for å gjenvinne kontrollen over sin eksistens og å finne en varig plass i livet til sin unge sønn – inntil en stormfull sommernatt gir dem en sjanse til å knytte ekte bånd igjen.

Regi og manus: Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2016, Nasjonalitet: Japan, Språk: japansk, Distribusjon: Another World Entertainment, Lengde: 1 t. 57 min. Aldersgrense: Tillatt for alle.

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MARKENS GRØDE

 Fra Markens Grøde, 1922. Foto: Nasjonalbiblioteket

Fra Markens Grøde, 1922. Foto: Nasjonalbiblioteket

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Markens grøde
Harstad Kino
Kr 90,- / Gratis med festivalpass, men billett må hentes ut på Harstad Kino
Engelsk tekst og innledning

Den første spillefilmen fra Arktis?

Innledning ved Scott MacKenzie, film- og medieviter Queens University, Canada, og som spesialiserer seg på blant annet film fra Arktis.

Markens grøde er en norsk stumfilm fra 1921 basert på Knut Hamsuns roman Markens Grøde som innbragte forfatteren Nobelprisen i litteratur i 1920. Danske Gunnar Sommerfeldt både skrev manus og hadde regi til filmen. I tillegg spilte han også rollen som lensmann Geissler i filmen.

Filmen åpner med bilder fra skogen under isbreen hvor Isak Sellanrå rydder jord. Etter hvert begynner imidlertid perspektivet å skifte, og mindre historier bryter inn og mot fortellingen om Isak og Inger. Et moderne samfunn vokser fram omkring de to. Historien om unge Barbro som går i elven med sitt barn, men som likevel ender med sin Aksel, får også stor plass.

Markens grøde er en av de store norske filmene fra stumfilmtiden. For første gang ble et større litterært verk festet til filmduken, og for første gang ble det i Norge laget en film med originalkomponert musikk, ved komponist Leif Halvorsen. Musikken på filmen fremføres av KORK, Kringkastingensorkesteret.

 

INFORMATION IN ENGLISH

Growth of the Soil
Venue: Harstad Kino
NOK 90,- / Free with festival pass, but ticket will need to be collected at the venue
English subtitles

The first feature film from the Arctic?

Introduction by Scott MacKenzie, film and media expert from Queens University, Canada. He specializes in, amongst other, film from the Arctic.

Growth of the Soil is a Norwegian silent film from 1921 based on Knut Hamsun's novel for which he won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1920. Danish Gunnar Sommerfeldt both wrote the script and directed the film. In addition, he also played the role of sheriff Geissler in the film.

Growth of the Soil is one of the major Norwegian films from the silent film period. For the first time a major literary work was made into film, and for the first time Norway made a film with original music composed by Leif Halvorsen. The music on the film is performed by KORK, the Norwegian Radio Orchestra.

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FABER NAVALIS

Faber Navalis
Harstad Kino
Kr 90,. / Gratis med festivalpass, men billett må hentes ut på Harstad Kino
Norsk tale

Faber Navalis er den latinske oversettelsen for båtbygger: ord i et gammelt språk for å beskrive et gammelt yrke.

Faber Navalis er en vakker og interessant film som gir deg et innblikk i hvordan lokalbåten MS Grytøy blir restaurert. Båten ble bygd i 1954, og gikk i rute i Harstad og øyriket rundt, blant annet som melkebåt. Den gikk i Kvæfjord i 74 - 82. Båten er meldt fredet av riksantikvaren.

I forbindelse med visningen av filmen vil Dagfinn Gjertsen presentere båten. Gjertsen er styreleder i foreningen MS Grytøy's venner, og som har vært med å få båten fra Oslo hvor den endte opp, og til Nord Norge, hvor båten nå er under restaurering.

Filmen er et eksperiment i Sensorisk Etnografi; en kombinasjon av estetikk og etnografi som forsøker å få frem en indre dimensjon. Filmskaper, båtbygger og antropolog, Maurizio Boriello fra Italia, jobbet i Nord Norge da han laget filmen. Fra å ha jobbet med etnografi relatert til maritim kultur i Sør-Øst Asia, fant han ut at han måtte bli båtbygger for å virkelig forstå det han forsket på. Boriello har bygd båt rundt om i verden, og blitt kjent med forskjellige teknikker.

Regi: Maurizio Boriello, Norge, 2016. Lengde: 33 min. Ingen aldersgrense.

 

Information in English

Faber Navalis (2016, Norway, 33 min)
No dialogue
An introduction to the film in Norwgian
Venue: Harstad Kino
Ticket price NOK 90,- / Free with festival pass, but ticket will need to be collected at the venue

Faber Navalis is the Latin translation for Boatbuilder: words in an ancient language for describing an ancient profession.

This film is an experiment in autobiographical ethnography: a combination of aesthetics and ethnography which attempts to transmit the state of mind of a shipwright at work on the restoration of an old wooden ship recognized as historical maritime treasure by the Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage.

Bio:
Maurizio Borriello was born 1974 in Naples - Italy. He is a boatbuilder, filmmaker and independent researcher in cultural anthropology.
After graduating in Asian and African Languages and Civilizations he moved to Indonesia where he had a teaching assignment at University of Jakarta. In those years he carried out research a project in Visual Anthropology making a documentary-film which explores the universe of Indonesian cinema.

After the Tsunami he worked as volunteer rebuilding some fishing boats destroyed by the seaquake. Since then his interest shifted to the study of coastal communities, boatbuiding technology and transmission of knowledge. His research interests focus on maritime cultures of the Indian Ocean from ethnographic and archaeological perspectives.

He carried out a research project in maritime ethnography on living boatbuilding traditions in S-E Asia collecting data on boat types, construction techniques, local response to the introduction of western technology and its social and cultural effects on the maritime communities. The practical aspects of this fieldwork experience made Maurizio realize the limits of his methodology. All those wooden vessels were built "by eye" guided by an intangible knowledge and Maurizio considered his "blindness" a problem of epistemological relevance. He felt he couldn't really understand the development of the technology and investigate the transmission of knowledge without acquiring practical boatbuilding skills. Since then much of his time has been spent in boatyards working as apprentice boatbuilder in Tsunami-hit countries, Scandinavia, and the Mediterranean.

In the last four years he has been working as wooden ship restorer at the maritime museum in Norway. He is also designing an appropriate and versatile technology which attempts to improve traditional boatbuilding believing in the potential key role of the boats to eliminate poverty and reduce isolation improving rural access and mobility through the development of rural water transport.

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SMÅFUGLER

This film is in Icelandic, with Norwegian subtitles

Småfugler
Harstad Kino
Kr 90,- / Gratis med festivalpass
Norsk underteksting

En uvanlig oppvekstskildring om forandring og kjærlighet. Alt foregår i eksotiske og vakre omgivelser på Island.

16 år gamle Ari fra Reykjavik får et brått møte med voksenlivet den sommeren han må bo sammen med faren i en øde islandsk fiskerlandsby. SMÅFUGLER er et gripende portrett av ungdom i en brytningstid. En fortelling om forandring, den første store kjærligheten og et far-sønn forhold som sliter.

Filmen har vunnet en rekke priser på festivaler verden over, blant annet for Beste film på filmfestivalen i San Sebastian og Kritikerprisen i Göteborg.

Regi og manus: Rúnar Rúnarsson, 2015, Island Språk: islandsk Musikk: Kjartan Sveinsson Distribusjon: Arthaus, Lengde: 1 t. 36 min. Aldersgrense: 15 år

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LENGSEL ETTER NÅTID

 Knut Erik Jensen. Foto Mona Haug.

Knut Erik Jensen. Foto Mona Haug.

This event will be in Norwegian only.

Lengsel etter nåtid
Harstad Kino
Kr 90,- / Gratis med festivalpass, men billett må hentes ut på Harstad Kino
Presentasjon på norsk

Rolf Olsen presenterer Knut Erik Jensen, som kommer og forteller om sitt neste filmprosjekt; Lengsel etter nåtid. Dette vil være den første filmen som, i fiksjons form, skildrer gjenreisningsperioden i Finnmark, med krigen og den brente jords taktikk høsten 1944 som dramatisk bakteppe. Filmen belyser en viktig del av norsk historie som har vært underkommunisert.

Hovedpersonene er en Gutt og en Pike på 14 år. De opplever alt sammen og gjennom hverandres minner og erfaringer.  De må forsøke å finne sin egen vei til tross for grufulle opplevelser i krigens siste fase. Med i bagasjen på sin reise gjennom filmens fortid, nåtid og fremtid må de trekke med seg foreldrenes byrder, omgivelsenes klima, årstider og geografi.

Under nordlyset og i midnattssolen, i storm og stille og på nytt nyreiser de hele landsdelen i løpet av 15 år. Det er menneskene og miljøet, mytene og ritualene som oppstår i denne fantastiske og internasjonale tiden i ”en utkant av landet”, som Lengsel etter nåtid skal skildre. For enda har det ikke gått opp for nasjonen Norge hva som egentlig skjedde. Derfor er det viktig at denne filmen blir laget.

Les mer om filmprosjektet her, og hvordan du kan være med å hjelpe til å få det gjennomført.

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LIQUID IDENTITIES

 Still from the film "Liquid Wonderworld" by Rachel Andersen Gomez

Still from the film "Liquid Wonderworld" by Rachel Andersen Gomez

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«Liquid Identities»
Dokumentarfilmprogram med etterfølgende paneldiskusjon

Søndag 30. oktober
Kl 12.30 – 15.15
Harstad Kino, Sal 2
Kr 90,- / Gratis med festivalpass, men billett må hentes ut på Harstad Kino

For nesten et halvt århundre siden beskrev den norske antropologen Harald Eidheim hvordan etnisk identitet er sosialt stigmatiserende, og har forrang blant identitetsmarkører hva gjelder både kollektiv og individuell identitet – om den så er selvtilskrevet eller beskrevet av andre. I dag ser vi hvordan den hegemoniske frihetsideologien påvirker hvordan man forstår identitetskonstruksjon som noe som kan kontrolleres, kombineres, tilpasses i en uendelighet av variasjoner – litt som når man plukker ingredienser fra en salatbar – både på individuelt og kollektivt nivå. Gjennom å diskutere hvordan stigma, undertrykkelse og skam fremdeles preger kolonialistiske relasjoner i dag vil vi i dette panelet undersøke hvordan doble/ multiple identiteter bringer oss nærmere en forståelse av det 21. århundres identitetspolitikk, og hvordan helbredelse og forsoning forutsetter at man lytter til og søker å forstå både individuelle historier og kollektive opplevelser.   

Diskusjonen vil foregå på engelsk.


Panelmedlemmer:

Britt Kramvig - Visuell antropolog og professor ved Institutt for reiseliv og nordlige studier, UiT Norges arktiske universitet.

Scott MacKenzie – Film- og medieviter ved Queens University, Canada, og spesialiserer seg blant annet på film fra Arktis.

Moderator – Brigt Dale er statsviter og visuell sosialantropolog, ansatt ved Nordlandsforskning, som bidrar til kunnskapsutvikling for samfunns- og næringsliv.


Filmprogrammet:

DREAMLAND
Dokumentar, 58 min, Regissør: Rachel A Gómez, 2016, Land: Norge. Produsent: Britt Kramvig, Aldersgrense : 15 år
Ultima Thule: The High North: grenseland: der livet fryses fast: ondskapen får et ansikt og ingen bevegelser lenger er mulig. Der vi når grensen for vår egen eksistens og gjennom denne kan reise hjem gjennom natten, gjennom drømmen til der i oss vi finner ro og kan leve med vår egen uro.
Denne dokumentaren er filosofisk «roadmovie», der vi følger visuell antropolog og nordlending, Britt Kramvig, på reise i Finnmark, der hun hører historiene til folk som bor der, og hun gjør seg tanker om hvor vi kommer fra, og hvor vi går hen her nord.
 

LIQUID WONDERWORLD
Dokumentar, 45 min, Regissør: Rachel A Gómez, 2016, Land: Norge og Argentina. Produsent: Britt Kramvig, Aldersgrense : 15 år

Nomadisme blir en generell egenskap hos den flytende moderne mannen, der han flyter gjennom sitt eget liv som en turist: skifter hjemsteder, jobber, ektefeller og verdier. Et tankesett med vekt på det skiftende heller enn å bo - noe som kan gjøre en gjenstand fange av sin egen eksistensielle skapelse.

Denne dokumentaren følger regissørens personlige familieliv; hennes Argentinske mann, seg selv fra Tromsø, og deres datter.

BIHTTOŠ
Dokumentar, Regissør: Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers. Skuespillere: Duncan Ollrenshaw, Mariel Belanger, Laura Wilson, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Ánde Somby, Máret Álie Gaup Beaska. Spilletid: 14 min. År: 2014. Land: Canada og Norge. Produsent: Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Laura Good. Aldersgrense: 15 år

Ved å blande arkivmateriale, rekonstruksjoner og animasjon, uforsker Elle-Maija Tailfeathers hvordan gammel urett påvirket ekteskapet til hennes mor, som er av Blackfoot indiansk avstamning, og hennes samiske far. BIHTTOŠ (samisk for rebell) er en poetisk og gripende dokumentar.

 

INFORMATION IN ENGLISH

Liquid identities
Film programme with following panel discussion
Venue: Harstad Kino
NOK 90,- / Free w/festival pass, but ticket needs to be collected at the venue

Almost half a century ago, The Norwegian anthropologist Harald Eidheim captured the sentiments of the time with his understanding of ethnic identity as a social stigma, as a signifier of individual and collective identity – as both a burden and a blessing, but nonetheless as a given. Today, as ethics of individual choice and freedom are promoted and provided hegemony, identities (in plural) are often described as something that can be moulded, created, manipulated, controlled and combined in a myriad of ways – much as ingredients in a salad bar – both by the individual and the collectives these individuals ascribe to. Through discussions on how stigma, repression and shame still prevails in colonialist relationships today, this panel will seek to investigate how knowledge about dual (or multiple) identities – both ascribed and inscribed – can provide a better insight into the politics of identity in the 21st Century, and how healing and reconciliation necessitates that both individual stories and collective experiences are heard. 

Panelists:

Britt Kramvig - Visual anthropologist and professor at the Institute for Tourism and Northern Studies, UiT Norwegian Arctic University.

Scott MacKenzie - film and media expert at Queen's University, Canada, and specializes in, among other, film from the Arctic.

Moderator - Brigt Dale is a political scientist and visual anthropologist, employed by Nordlandsforskning, contributing to knowledge for society and business.

Film program:

DREAMLAND
Documentary, 58 min, Director: Rachel A Gómez, 2016 Country: Norway. Producer: Britt Kramvig, Age: 15 years

Ultima Thule: The High North: borderland, where life is frozen solid, evil gets a face and no movements are longer possible. Where we reach the limit of our own existence and through this can go home through the night, through the dream where for us we will find peace and can live with our own turmoil.
This documentary is a philosophically "road movie", where we follow the visual anthropologist and northern Norwegian, Britt Kramvig, traveling around the most northern part of Norway, Finnmark, where she listens to stories of people who live there, and she ponders on where we come from and where we are going, up here in the north.

LIQUID WONDER WORLD
Documentary, 45 min, Director: Rachel A Gómez, 2016 Country: Norway and Argentina. Producer: Britt Kramvig, Age: 15 years

Nomadism becomes a general trait of the liquid modern man, as he flows through his own life like a tourist: changing places, jobs, spouses and values. A mind-set with an emphasis on shifting rather than staying - which can make a subject prisoner of it's own existential creation.
This documentary follows the director's personal family life; her Argentine husband, herself from Tromso, and their daughter.

 Courtesy of Elle-Maija Tailfeathers and Moving Images, Canada

Courtesy of Elle-Maija Tailfeathers and Moving Images, Canada

BIHTTOŠ
Documentary, Director: Elle-Maija tailfeather. Starring: Duncan Ollrenshaw, Mariel Belanger, Laura Wilson, Elle-Maija tailfeather, Somby, Máret Alie Gaup Beaska. Runtime: 14 min. Year: 2014. Country: Canada and Norway. Producers: Elle-Maija tailfeather, Laura Good. Age: 15 years

Mixing archival footage, re-enactments and animation, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers’ poetic and poignant documentary BIHTTOŠ (Sámi for rebel) explores how past injustices impacted the marriage of her mother, who is of Blackfoot Native American descent, and her Sámi father.

    

 

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LIQUID IDENTITIES FILM PROGRAMME

 Still from Liquid Wonderworld. Courtesy of Rachel Andersen Gomez

Still from Liquid Wonderworld. Courtesy of Rachel Andersen Gomez

For information in English, please scroll down

«Liquid Identities»
Dokumentarfilmprogram med etterfølgende paneldiskusjon

Søndag 30. oktober
Kl 12.30 – 15.15
Harstad Kino, Sal 2
Kr 90,- / Gratis m/festivalpass, men billett må hentes ut på Harstad Kino

For nesten et halvt århundre siden beskrev den norske antropologen Harald Eidheim hvordan etnisk identitet er sosialt stigmatiserende, og har forrang blant identitetsmarkører hva gjelder både kollektiv og individuell identitet – om den så er selvtilskrevet eller beskrevet av andre. I dag ser vi hvordan den hegemoniske frihetsideologien påvirker hvordan man forstår identitetskonstruksjon som noe som kan kontrolleres, kombineres, tilpasses i en uendelighet av variasjoner – litt som når man plukker ingredienser fra en salatbar – både på individuelt og kollektivt nivå. Gjennom å diskutere hvordan stigma, undertrykkelse og skam fremdeles preger kolonialistiske relasjoner i dag vil vi i dette panelet undersøke hvordan doble/ multiple identiteter bringer oss nærmere en forståelse av det 21. århundres identitetspolitikk, og hvordan helbredelse og forsoning forutsetter at man lytter til og søker å forstå både individuelle historier og kollektive opplevelser.   

Diskusjonen vil foregå på engelsk.


Panelmedlemmer:

Britt Kramvig - Visuell antropolog og professor ved Institutt for reiseliv og nordlige studier, UiT Norges arktiske universitet.

Scott MacKenzie – Film- og medieviter ved Queens University, Canada, og spesialiserer seg blant annet på film fra Arktis.

Moderator – Brigt Dale er statsviter og visuell sosialantropolog, ansatt ved Nordlandsforskning, som bidrar til kunnskapsutvikling for samfunns- og næringsliv.


Filmprogrammet:

DREAMLAND
Dokumentar, 58 min, Regissør: Rachel A Gómez, 2016, Land: Norge. Produsent: Britt Kramvig, Aldersgrense : 15 år
Ultima Thule: The High North: grenseland: der livet fryses fast: ondskapen får et ansikt og ingen bevegelser lenger er mulig. Der vi når grensen for vår egen eksistens og gjennom denne kan reise hjem gjennom natten, gjennom drømmen til der i oss vi finner ro og kan leve med vår egen uro.
Denne dokumentaren er filosofisk «roadmovie», der vi følger visuell antropolog og nordlending, Britt Kramvig, på reise i Finnmark, der hun hører historiene til folk som bor der, og hun gjør seg tanker om hvor vi kommer fra, og hvor vi går hen her nord.

LIQUID WONDERWORLD
Dokumentar, 45 min, Regissør: Rachel A Gómez, 2016, Land: Norge og Argentina. Produsent:
Britt Kramvig, Aldersgrense : 15 år

Nomadisme blir en generell egenskap hos den flytende moderne mannen, der han flyter gjennom sitt eget liv som en turist: skifter hjemsteder, jobber, ektefeller og verdier. Et tankesett med vekt på det skiftende heller enn å bo - noe som kan gjøre en gjenstand fange av sin egen eksistensielle skapelse.

Denne dokumentaren følger regissørens personlige familieliv; hennes Argentinske mann, seg selv fra Tromsø, og deres datter.

BIHTTOŠ
Dokumentar, Regissør: Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers. Skuespillere: Duncan Ollrenshaw, Mariel Belanger, Laura Wilson, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Ánde Somby, Máret Álie Gaup Beaska. Spilletid: 14 min. År: 2014. Land: Canada og Norge. Produsent: Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Laura Good. Aldersgrense: 15 år

Ved å blande arkivmateriale, rekonstruksjoner og animasjon, uforsker Elle-Maija Tailfeathers hvordan gammel urett påvirket ekteskapet til hennes mor, som er av Blackfoot indiansk avstamning, og hennes samiske far. BIHTTOŠ (samisk for rebell) er en poetisk og gripende dokumentar.

 

INFORMATION IN ENGLISH

Liquid identities
Film programme with following panel discussion
Venue: Harstad Kino
NOK 90,- / Free with festial pass, but ticket will need to be collected at the venue

Almost half a century ago, The Norwegian anthropologist Harald Eidheim captured the sentiments of the time with his understanding of ethnic identity as a social stigma, as a signifier of individual and collective identity – as both a burden and a blessing, but nonetheless as a given. Today, as ethics of individual choice and freedom are promoted and provided hegemony, identities (in plural) are often described as something that can be moulded, created, manipulated, controlled and combined in a myriad of ways – much as ingredients in a salad bar – both by the individual and the collectives these individuals ascribe to. Through discussions on how stigma, repression and shame still prevails in colonialist relationships today, this panel will seek to investigate how knowledge about dual (or multiple) identities – both ascribed and inscribed – can provide a better insight into the politics of identity in the 21st Century, and how healing and reconciliation necessitates that both individual stories and collective experiences are heard.

Panelists:

Britt Kramvig - Visual anthropologist and professor at the Institute for Tourism and Northern Studies, UiT Norwegian Arctic University.

Scott MacKenzie - film and media expert at Queen's University, Canada, and specializes in, among other, film from the Arctic.

Moderator - Brigt Dale is a political scientist and visual anthropologist, employed by Nordlandsforskning, contributing to knowledge for society and business.

Film program:

 Still from Dreamland, courtesy of Britt Kramvig and Rachel Gomez

Still from Dreamland, courtesy of Britt Kramvig and Rachel Gomez

DREAMLAND
Documentary, 58 min, Director: Rachel A Gómez, 2016 Country: Norway. Producer: Britt Kramvig, Age: 15 years

Ultima Thule: The High North: borderland, where life is frozen solid, evil gets a face and no movements are longer possible. Where we reach the limit of our own existence and through this can go home through the night, through the dream where for us we will find peace and can live with our own turmoil.
This documentary is a philosophically "road movie", where we follow the visual anthropologist and northern Norwegian, Britt Kramvig, traveling around the most northern part of Norway, Finnmark, where she listens to stories of people who live there, and she ponders on where we come from and where we are going, up here in the north.

 Still from Liquid Wonder World, courtesy of Rachel Gomez

Still from Liquid Wonder World, courtesy of Rachel Gomez

LIQUID WONDER WORLD
Documentary, 45 min, Director: Rachel A Gómez, 2016 Country: Norway and Argentina. Producer: Britt Kramvig, Age: 15 years

Nomadism becomes a general trait of the liquid modern man, as he flows through his own life like a tourist: changing places, jobs, spouses and values. A mind-set with an emphasis on shifting rather than staying - which can make a subject prisoner of it's own existential creation.
This documentary follows the director's personal family life; her Argentine husband, herself from Tromso, and their daughter.

 Still from Bihttos, courtesey of Elle-Maija Tailfeather and Moving Images, Canada

Still from Bihttos, courtesey of Elle-Maija Tailfeather and Moving Images, Canada

BIHTTOŠ
Documentary, Director: Elle-Maija tailfeather. Starring: Duncan Ollrenshaw, Mariel Belanger, Laura Wilson, Elle-Maija tailfeather, Somby, Máret Alie Gaup Beaska. Runtime: 14 min. Year: 2014. Country: Canada and Norway. Manufacturer: Elle-Maija tailfeather, Laura Good. Age: 15 years

Mixing archival footage, re-enactments and animation, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers’ poetic and poignant documentary BIHTTOŠ (Sámi for rebel) explores how past injustices impacted the marriage of her mother, who is of Blackfoot Native American descent, and her Sámi father.

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DUNDER

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Dunder – animasjonsfilm og regissørbesøk
Harstad Kino
90,- / Gratis med festivalpass
Uten tale

Tre monstre og ett vennskap - Rampemonsteret Bulder vil ha bestevenninna Modika for seg selv, og må kvitte seg med det kjedelige monsteret Lex. Men den som graver en grav, har en lei tendens til å ramle nedi sjøl...          
                                            
Regissør Endre Skandfer kommer fra Harstad, og han kommer tilbake til hjembyen og presenterer filmen sin til film-glade barn i Harstad på festivalen. Han leser litt fra boken «Dunder» og snakker med barna etter filmen om hva de syns om det som skjedde i filmen.

Regissør Endre SkandferManus Endre Lund Eriksen Musikk Komponert av Sindre Hotvedt,  utført av Nordnorsk Opera og Symfoniorkester, 2016, Norge Fabelfjord AS Animert kortfilm Animasjon, Barnefilm Lengde: 10 min. Passer fra de helt yngste barna til litt oppover.

Hvorfor ikke kombinere kino-besøket med et kunstverksted med Doras Kunstkoffert etterkpå kl 12.30 på Ungdommens Hus? Det er for barn 3 - 6 år gamle, og foreldrene deres. Meld deg på her.

 

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Dunder - animation and director visits
Venue: Harstad Kino
NOK 90.- / Free with festival pass
without dialgoue


Three monsters and one friendship - The naughty monster Bulder wants his best friend Modika to himself, and must get rid of the boring monster Lex. But whoever digs a pit has a tendency to fall in it himself ...

Director Endre Skandfer comes from Harstad, and he comes back to his hometown and presents his film to film happy children in Harstad at the festival. He reads a bit from the book "Dunder" and talk with the children after the movie about what they think about what happened in the movie.
Director Endre Skandfer Manus Endre Lund Eriksen Music Composed by Sindre Hotvedt, conducted by the North Norwegian Opera and Symphony Orchestra, 2016 Norway Fabel Fjord AS Animated Short Film Animation, Children's Film

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SUMÉ - THE SOUND OF A REVOLUTION

SUMÉ - THE SOUND OF A REVOLUTION
Harstad Kino
Kr 90, - / Gratis med festival pass
Engelsk teksting


Grønlands revolusjon startet med et rockeband

Den første internasjonale full lengde dokumentarfilmen fra Grønland omhandler landets opprør etter 250 års koloniundertrykkelse. Og det var et rockeband som fikk det til å skje. Å høre Grønlands første rockeband synge på morsmålet våknet folk opp. SUMÉ's tekster introdusertr ord som "undertrykkelse" og "revolusjon" på Grønlandsk, og inspirerte politiske figurer til å ta Grønland’s politikk ut av hendene på danske politikere.

Nå, 40 år senere, ser denne filmen tilbake på opprøret på 1970-tallet og Sume’s innvirkning på grønlandsk historie. Gjennom intervjuer gjort i dag og unike arkivopptak gir filmen liv til en historie om et urfolk’s kamp for sin egen stemme og kulturelle identitet. En historie som blir stadig mer relevant i dag, som Grønland debatterer full uavhengighet fra Danmark, mens internasjonale konsern pusher for å utnytte det arktiske landets nasjonale ressurser.

Regi: Inuk Silis Høegh Creative Produsent: Emile Hertling Péronard. Norsk co.produsent John Arvid Berger – Jabfilm. År: Grønland, Danmark, Norge / 2014 Språk: grønlandsk, dansk med engelsk tekst Spilletid: 73 min

 Foto; Susanne Mertz

Foto; Susanne Mertz

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SUMÉ - THE SOUND OF A REVOLUTION
Venue: Harstad Kino
NOK 90,- / Free with festival pass
English subtitles


Greenland's revolution started with a rock band

The first international feature documentary film from Greenland deals with the nation's uprising after 250 years of colonial suppression. And a rock band that made it happen. The sound of Greenland's first rock band singing in their native tongue woke people up. SUMÉ's lyrics introduced words like "oppression" and "revolution" to the Greenlandic language, and inspired the political figures of the time to take Greenland's policies out of the hands of Danish politicians.

Now, 40 years later, this film chronicles the uprising of the 1970's and Sumé's impact on Greenlandic history. Through present day interviews and unique archival footage the film brings to life a story of an indigenous people's fight for their own voice and cultural identity. A story which is becoming increasingly more relevant today, as Greenland debates full independence from Denmark, while international corporation push to exploit the arctic nation's national resources.

Director: Inuk Silis Høegh Creative Producer: Emile Hertling Péronard. Norwegian co-producer: John Arvid Berger – Jabfilm. Year: Greenland, Denmark, Norway / 2014 Language: Greenlandic, Danish with English subtitles Running time: 73 mins.

 

 

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DORAS KUNSTKOFFERT

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Doras KunstKoffert på
Arctic Moving Image & Film Festival!

Kunstverksted for barn i alder 3 - 6 år. Den erfarene verkstedlederen, kunstneren Dora Galveia, vil ta med barna og foreldrene deres på en spennende reise i kunstneriske uttrykk relatert til film.
Max 12 barn.
Foresatte må være med barna.
Gratis.

Tid: Kl. 12.30 - 13.30 søndag 30. oktober
Sted: Ungdommens Hus, Harstad (døren til høyre for Harstad Kino)


Doras Art Briefcase on
Arctic Moving Image & Film Festival!

Art workshop for children aged 3-6 years of age. The experienced workshop leader, artist Dora Galveia, will take the kids and their parents on an exciting journey in artistic expressions related to film.
Maximum 12 children.
Guardians must be with the kids.
Free, but signing up is necessary

Time: 12.30 to 13.30 Sunday 30 October
Location: Ungdommens Hus, Harstad (door to the right of Harstad Kino - the cinema)

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ARCTIC MOVING IMAGE CLUB NIGHT

Arctic Moving Image Club Night
Saturday 29 October, 22:00 until late at Nordic P.U.B., next to the cinema

Aune Records and others DJ. After having sat for many hours watching films, it is finally possible to dance!

The Tromsø-based feminist artist collective 'IMA READ' provide the visuals at the club.

‘IMA READʼ is an artist collective based in Northern Norway, established in 2015 through a local urgency for the visibility of intersectional, queer feminist discourses in the North.

The group, consisting of artists Georgia Munnik (SA), Calder Harben (CA) and Madelen Eliasson (SE), provides a platform for a collective education on predominantly non-western, non-white LGBTQ2I+ discourses.

Madelen has done visuals on Iceland Airwaves (2014) and Insomnia (2013).

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HAVET BRENNER

«Havet brenner» – Gullbjørn-vinneren på Berlin Filmfestival
Harstad Kino
Kr 90,- / Gratis med festivalpass
Norske tekster

Lampedusa er en liten øy i Middelhavet. For desperate flyktninger som kommer i synkeferdige båter har denne øya vært det første møtet med Europa. I dokumentaren «Havet brenner» rettes fokuset mot øyas beboere, og deres forsøk på å la hverdagen gå sin gang mens det koker i bølgene rundt dem. Filmen følger mottaket ved havnen, den lokale radioverten Guiseppe og legen Pietro, som med sitt rolige vesen hjelper utslitte flyktninger. Aller tettest kommer vi imidlertid på 12 år gamle Samuele. Han er fra en fiskerfamilie, men holder seg for det meste på land der han jakter småfugl med en selvlaget sprettert. Lykkelig uvitende om omfanget av katastrofen der ute, har han likevel en dragning mot det store og ukjente havet.Med sitt eksepsjonelle blikk for nyanser, har Gianfranco Rosi laget en dokumentar like visuelt slående som den er aktuell, der frykt og håp står side om side.

Regi: Gianfranco Rosi, Nasjonalitet: Italia, Språk: italiensk, Originaltittel: Fuocoammare,  Medvirkende: Samuele Caruana, Pietro Bartolo, Guiseppe Fragapane, Samuele PucilloManus: Gianfranco Rosi + Carla Cattani, Distribusjon: Arthaus, Produksjonsår: 2016, Lengde: 1 t. 49 min., Aldersgrense: 12 år

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"Fuocoammare" - Golden Bear winner at the Berlin Film Festival
Venue: Harstad Kino
NOK 90, - / Free with festival pass
Italian language, Norwegian subtitles

Lampedusa is a small island in the Mediterranean. For desperate refugees who come to sink finished boats this island has been the first encounter with Europe. In the documentary "Sea burning" directed our efforts towards the island's residents, and their attempt to let life take its course while it boils in waves around them. The film follows the receipt by the harbor, the local radio host Guiseppe and doctor Pietro, which with its calm nature helps exhausted refugees. Most closely we come however on 12 year old Samuele. He is from a fishing family, but remains mostly on land where he hunts small birds with a self-made slingshot. Blissfully unaware of the extent of the disaster out there, he has nevertheless drawn to the great unknown havet.Med his exceptional eye for nuances, has Gianfranco Rosi made a documentary as visually striking as it is relevant, where fear and hope stand side by side .

Director: Gianfranco Rosi, Nationality: Italy, Language: Italian, Starring: Samuele Caruana, Pietro Bartolo, Guiseppe Fragapane, Samuele Pucillo Writers: Gianfranco Rosi + Carla Cattani, Distribution: Arthaus, Production year: 2016 Length: 1 hour . 49 min., Age: 12 years

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THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW

Harstad Kino
Kr 90,- / Gratis med festivalpass
Norske undertekster

Nathalie (Isabelle Huppert) underviser i filosofi på en videregående skole i Paris. Hun er levende opptatt av jobben og liker spesielt å innvie elevene i gleden ved å tenke. Hun er gift med to barn og fordeler tiden mellom familien, tidligere studenter og sin meget krevende mor. En vakker dag annonserer ektemannen at han forlater henne til fordel for en annen kvinne. I sin plutselig påtvungne frihet må Nathalie gjenoppfinne livet sitt.

Mia Hansen-Løves femte spillefilm innebærer et brudd med ungdomsfortellingene. I stedet har hun valgt å utforske aldring i et kraftfull, men samtidig ironisk kvinneportrett. Filmen kretser rundt spørsmål om lykke, det å ha et kall, og verdien eller selvbedraget i etablerte former for livsførsel. Den forteller ikke bare om et enkeltmenneskes søken etter nye veier, men spør også om - og i hvilken utstrekning - filosofi kan anvendes på hverdagslivet.

Med EDEN (2014) sementerte franske Mia Hansen-Løve sin status som en av Europas mest interessante unge filmskapere, og med sin nye film beviser hun at talentet hennes ikke begrenser seg til å skildre unge mennesker. Rollen som Nathalie lar nemlig Isabelle Huppert demonstrere en oppsiktsvekkende bredde, som kombinert med en løs og uanstrengt struktur gjør DAGEN I MORGEN til en usedvanlig nyanserik og sjarmerende karakterstudie.

"Gorgeous" - Variety

"Isabelle Huppert is note-perfect" - The Guardian

"Huppert is a sheer delight" - Sight & Sound

"A great character study where the individual scenes will linger and stir longer than you'd expect" - Collider

Regi og manus: Mia Hansen-Løve. 2016, Frankrike / Tyskland. Originaltittel: L'Avenir. Språk: engelsk/fransk/tysk Genre: Drama, Skuespillere: Isabelle Huppert, André Marcon, Roman Kolinka, Edith Scob    Distribusjon: Another World EntertainmentLengde: 1 t. 40 min. Aldersgrense 15 år

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Venue:  Harstad Kino
NOK 90, - / Free with festival pass
French language, Norwegian subtitles

Nathalie (Isabelle Huppert) teaches philosophy at a high school in Paris. She works hard and she especially likes to introduce the students in the joy of thinking. She is married with two children and benefits time between family, former students and their demanding mother. One day her husband advertises that he is leaving her for another woman. In her sudden enforced freedom Nathalie must reinvent her life.

French Mia Hansen-Løve is one of Europe's most acclaimed young filmmakers In this film she has chosen to explore aging in a powerful, yet ironic woman portrait. The film revolves around the question of happiness, having a calling, and the value or even deception in established forms of conduct. It tells not only about an individual's quest for new paths, but also ask whether - and to what extent - philosophy can be applied to everyday life.

Isabelle Huppert demonstrates a startling breadth, which coupled with a loose and effortless structure makes DAY TOMORROW an extraordinarily nuanced and charming character study.

Direction and screenplay: Mia Hansen-Løve. 2016 France / Germany. Original title: L'Avenir. Languages: English / French / German Genre: Drama, Starring: Isabelle Huppert, André Marcon, Roman Kolinka, Edith Scob Distribution: Another World Entertainment Length: 1 hr. 40 min. Age limit 15 years

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ARCTIC URBANISM

 Photo: Knut Åsdam, from the film "Egress" (2013)

Photo: Knut Åsdam, from the film "Egress" (2013)

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Arctic Urbanism
Paneldiskusjon, med tilhørende filmprogram før
Harstad Kino, lørdag 29. oktober, kl 19.25
Kr 90,- / Gratis med festivalpass, men billett må hentes ut på Harstad Kino

I forbindelse med Arctic Moving Image & Film Festival har den Tromsøbaserte kuratoren Hanne Hammer Stien kuratert et todelt kunstprosjekt som består av et bestillingsverket ‘du mah heures pah maj’ av Georgia Munnik og et filmprogram med Knut Åsdam, med påfølgende debatt under tittelen Arktisk urbanisme.

Arctic Urbanism (Arktisk urbanisme):
Debatt med Knut Åsdam, Tone Huse og Scott McKenzie, ledet av Hanne Hammer Stien

Filmene til Knut Åsdam gjør det tydelig at vi mennesker står i en relasjon til- og interagerer med omgivelsene våre. Både arkitektur og språk, men også teknologi er med på å forme hvordan vi forholder oss til hverandre og til den verden som omgir oss. Måten vi innretter byer på i dag, og kapitalismens innvirkning på denne innretningen har stor betydning for hvordan det er å være menneske. De stedene Åsdam har benyttet som råmateriale i filmene sine så langt, som for eksempel London, kjennes likevel veldig langt fra Arktis. Likevel er det noen av de samme mekanismene som gjør seg gjeldene når det gjelder formasjonen av byer og landskap i Arktis, som Åsdam sirkler inn når han undersøker urbane samfunn i Europa. Den fremmedgjøringen som karakterene i Åsdams filmer føler på står også i kontrast til en romantisk fremstilling av menneskene i Arktis, der menneskenes nærhet til naturen er en gjennomgripende faktor. Ser vi nærmere på kunst knyttet til Arktis så fremstår det som om de strukturene Åsdam så fengslende beskriver er fraværende i Arktis (Subarktis), eller ikke har noe med dette området å gjøre. Er det virkelig slik? I en debatt under tittelen Arktisk urbanisme har kurator Hanne Hammer Stien invitert samfunnsgeograf Tone Huse, filmviter Scott McKenzie og Knut Åsdam til å reflketere over disse spørsmålene.

 Foto: Mari Hildung

Foto: Mari Hildung

Hanne Hammer Stien er utdannet kunsthistoriker fra UiT Norges arktiske universitet (2004). Som frilans kurator og skribent bosatt i Tromsø er hun opptatt av å stille spørsmålstegn til romantiske ideer knyttet til landskapet i nord og menneskene som bor her. Relasjoner mellom samtid og fortid er ofte omdreiningspunkt for Stiens kuratoriske prosjekter som både tar for samtidskunst og historisk kunst. Stien underviser i teori på MA-programmet ved Kunstakademiet i Tromsø og fra juli 2016 til juli 2017 er hun daglig leder ved Polarmuseet i Tromsø. Stien har redigert antologien Vit at jeg elsker deg – Om kunst og sted, som ble utgitt av Orkana Forlag i 2015. Stien sitter i styret til Stiftelsen Kunstkritikk og Nordnorsk Kunstnersenter, og hun er medlem av det kunstneriske rådet til Lofoten International Art Festival (LIAF).

 

INFORMATION IN ENGLISH

Filmprogramme og panel discussion:
Saturday 29 October, 19.25
Venue: Harstad Kino.
NOK 90,- / Free with festival pass, but ticket will need to be collected at the venue

As part of the Arctic Moving Image & Film Festival, Tromsø-based curator Hanne Hammer Stien has curated a two-part art project consisting of the commissioned work ‘du mah heures pah maj’ by Georgia Munnik and a film programme with films by Knut Åsdam, followed by a debate entitled Arctic urbanism.

Arctic urbanism:

Debate involving artist Knut Åsdam, human geographer Tone Huse and film scholar Scott McKenzie, moderated by Hanne Hammer Stien

Knut Åsdam’s films make it clear that us humans have a relational connection to and interaction with our surroundings. Architecture, language and also technology play a part in shaping how we relate to each other and to the world surrounding us. The way we organize cities today, and the part capitalism plays in this, has a major impact on what it’s like to be human. However, the places Åsdam has used in his films to date, such as London, still feel far removed from the Arctic. Nevertheless, some of the same mechanisms are still relevant when it comes to the formation of towns and landscapes in the Arctic, which Åsdam encircles when he e’du mah heures pah maj’amines urban societies in Europe. The alienation that the characters in Åsdam’s films feel is also in stark contrast to the romantic presentation of the people in the Arctic, where an important factor is the people’s closeness to nature. If we take a closer look at art associated with the Arctic, it appears as if all the structures Åsdam describes so compellingly are absent in the Arctic (Subarctic) or are unrelated to this area. Is this really the case? In order to reflect on these questions, curator Hanne Hammer Stien has invited human geographer Tone Homes, film scholar Scott McKenzie and Knut Åsdam to participate in a debate entitled Arctic urbanism.

 Foto: Mari Hildung

Foto: Mari Hildung

Hanne Hammer Stien graduated as an art historian from UiT The Arctic University of Norway (2004). As a freelance curator and writer living in Tromsø, she has an interest in asking questions about the romantic ideas associated with the landscape in the north and the people who live here. Relations between past and present are often a theme of Stien’s curatorial projects, which feature both contemporary and historical art. Stien lectures in theory in the MA programme at the Academy of Contemporary Art and Creative Writing in Tromsø and is acting Manager of the Polar Museum in Tromsø (July 2016 to July 2017). Stien edited the anthology Vit at jeg elsker deg – Om kunst og sted (Know that I love you: About art and place), which was published by Orkana Forlag in 2015. Stien is on the Board of Stiftelsen Kunstkritikk (The Norwegian Art Criticism Foundation) and is a member of the Artistic Advisory Board of the Lofoten International Art Festival (LIAF).

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KNUT ÅSDAM FILM PROGRAMME

 Abyss, Knut Åsdam

Abyss, Knut Åsdam

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Harstad Kino
Kr 90,- / Gratis med festivalpass, men billett må hentes ut på Harstad Kino
Kortfilmprogram med påfølgende paneldiskusjon

 Knut Åsdam er utdannet ved Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, New York (94-95), Jan van Eyck Akademie, Maastricht (92-94), Goldsmiths College, University of London (89-92), Wimbledon School of Art, London (88 -89), Universitetet i Oslo og Maui Community College, Maui, Hawaii. Åsdams arbeid har blitt vist på Tate Modern, Bergen Kunsthall, Tate Britain, Boijmans van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam; Biennalen i Venezia, Kunsthalle Bern, Istanbul Biennial, Frac Bourgogne, MACRO, Roma, Samtidskunstmuseet, Oslo, Manifesta7, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, P.S.1 MOMA, New York, og Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.

Knut Åsdam er utdannet ved Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, New York (94-95), Jan van Eyck Akademie, Maastricht (92-94), Goldsmiths College, University of London (89-92), Wimbledon School of Art, London (88 -89), Universitetet i Oslo og Maui Community College, Maui, Hawaii. Åsdams arbeid har blitt vist på Tate Modern, Bergen Kunsthall, Tate Britain, Boijmans van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam; Biennalen i Venezia, Kunsthalle Bern, Istanbul Biennial, Frac Bourgogne, MACRO, Roma, Samtidskunstmuseet, Oslo, Manifesta7, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, P.S.1 MOMA, New York, og Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.

I forbindelse med Arctic Moving Image & Film Festival har den Tromsøbaserte kuratoren Hanne Hammer Stien kuratert et todelt kunstprosjekt som består av bestillingsverket ‘du mah heures pah maj’ av Georgia Munnik og et program med filmer av Knut Åsdam, med påfølgende debatt under tittelen Arktisk urbanisme. Tema for kunstprosjektet er språk og arkitektur.

Knut Åsdam er blant annet opptatt av hvordan språk påvirker relasjonene mellom mennesker. Dette kommer til uttrykk i et filmprogram satt sammen spesielt for festivalen. Programmet består av de tre filmene Oblique (2008), Abyss (2010) og Egress (2013). Åsdam har lenge vært bosatt i London, og livet i det urbane europeiske samfunnet er et tilbakevendende tema i hans kunst. Han er opptatt av hvordan individer konstruerer og kontinuerlig forhandler sin identitet som en reaksjon på både de fysiske og de psykiske strukturene som vi omgir oss med, blant annet representert gjennom arkitektur og språk. Åsdam er bosatt i Oslo og han er professor på Nordland kunst og filmfagskole i Kabelvåg. Han holder for tiden på med en nytt filmprosjekt som finner sted i grenseområdet mellom Norge og Russland i Finnmark.

I tilknytning til visningen av Åsdams filmer arrangeres det en debatt med Knut Åsdam, samfunnsgeograf Tone Huse og filmviter Scott McKenzie. Debatten ledes av kurator Hanne Hammer Stien. Utgangspunktet for debatten er at Nord-Norge og Arktis omfatter urbane samfunn. Spørsmål som stilles er hvilken virkelighet er det som utspiller seg i de urbane samfunnene i Nord-Norge og Arktis? Hvilken betydning har språk og arkitektur i arktisk kontekst?

Filmprogrammet er listet nederst på siden.

 

INFORMATION IN ENGLISH

Venue: Harstad Kino
NOK 90,- / Free with festival pass, but ticket will need to be collected at the venue
Filmprogramme with following panel discussion.

   
  
 
  
    
  
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 Knut Åsdam is a graduate of the Independent Study Program at Whitney Museum, New York (94-95), Jan van Eyck Akademie, Maastricht (92-94), Goldsmiths College, University of London (89-92), Wimbledon School of Art, London (88 -89), the University of Oslo and Maui Community College, Maui, Hawaii. Åsdam’s work has been exhibited at Tate Modern, Bergen Kunsthall, Tate Britain, Boijmans van Beuningen Museum (Rotterdam), La Biennalen (Venice), Kunsthalle (Bern), Istanbul Biennial, Frac Bourgogne, MACRO (Rome), The Museum of Contemporary Art (Oslo), Manifesta7, Moderna Museet (Stockholm), P.S.1 MOMA (New York) and Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.

Knut Åsdam is a graduate of the Independent Study Program at Whitney Museum, New York (94-95), Jan van Eyck Akademie, Maastricht (92-94), Goldsmiths College, University of London (89-92), Wimbledon School of Art, London (88 -89), the University of Oslo and Maui Community College, Maui, Hawaii. Åsdam’s work has been exhibited at Tate Modern, Bergen Kunsthall, Tate Britain, Boijmans van Beuningen Museum (Rotterdam), La Biennalen (Venice), Kunsthalle (Bern), Istanbul Biennial, Frac Bourgogne, MACRO (Rome), The Museum of Contemporary Art (Oslo), Manifesta7, Moderna Museet (Stockholm), P.S.1 MOMA (New York) and Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.

As part of the Arctic Moving Image & Film Festival, Tromsø-based curator Hanne Hammer Stien has curated a two-part art project consisting of the commissioned work ‘du mah heures pah maj’ by Georgia Munnik and a programme of films by Knut Åsdam, followed by a debate entitled Arctic urbanism.

Knut Åsdam is amongst other interested in how language affects relationships between people. This is expressed in a film programme he has produced specifically for the festival.  The programme consists of three films: Oblique (2008), Abyss (2010) and Egress (2013). Åsdam lived for a long period in London, and life in the urban European society is a recurring theme in his art. He has a special interest in how individuals construct and continually negotiate their identity as a reaction to the physical and psychological structures surrounding us, represented amongst other things through architecture and language. Åsdam now lives in Oslo and he is a professor at the Nordland College of Art and Film in Kabelvåg. He is currently working on a new film project set in Finnmark County, in the border area between Norway and Russia.

The debate that will take place in conjunction with the screening of Åsdam’s films is based on the assumption that Northern Norway and the Arctic also feature urban societies. It will address the realities that unfolds in these communities. What significance do language and architecture have in an Arctic context? Human geographer Tone Huse and film scholar Scott McKenzie will participate alongside Knut Åsdam in the debate, which will be moderated by Hanne Hammer Stien.
 

 

 

FILM PROGRAMME:

 

Oblique, Knut Åsdam (2008)

Urban environments, and their heterotopic sites, are locations for Knut Åsdam's investigations into social design, patterns of behavior and modes of subjectivity, with a particular focus on spatial identity's disorder and pathologies. Åsdam perceives a city as a machine of desire, its geography as a system of desire and its architecture as a generator of desiring practices. Usage and perception of public urban spaces, their structures of political power and authority occupy a central place in the artist's studies of identities.

Oblique, which premiered for Manifesta 7, is a hybrid narrative of cinema and architecture which quotes public or semi-public spaces within a city, building up a labyrinthine setting within the gallery space. The film, Oblique, is an articulation of identity in transition: the artist invites to a journey through a continuous “city” built up from cities and regions of diverse political, economic, cultural and social landscapes.

The characters are traveling in a suspended generic space in-between the realities of various places. Thus Åsdam animates representational systems and orders of belonging that map cross-regional tensions where complex identity factors are negotiated, and express the struggle between a desire to find a place within the language and a necessity to adapt to social changes. Asdam narrates spaces of intense psychological charge: newly built outer areas around the cities, construction sites, institutional and office buildings, transitory places, between growth and collapse, marked by quasi-contradictory processes of economic progress and development of slums, but at the same time, he constructs an objective critical space of political urgency.

Oblique was produced by Manifesta 7, FRAC Bourgogne, Galician Contemporary Art Center (CGAC) with the support from Office for Contemporary Art Oslo, Galleri SE Bergen, Galeria Juan Prats Barcelona and the Cultural Council of Norway.

In the collection of FRAC Bourgogne, Galician Contemporary Art Center (CGAC), Kunsthalle Bern, Bergen Kunstmuseum and Tate Modern

 

Abyss, Knut Åsdam (2010), 43 min

Abyss was filmed in various locations in East London, at the Thames Gateway and on the outskirts of the area where the Olympic Arena is being constructed.

The film portrays an urban reality characterised by migration and change – the movement of people, the movement of money and power, and the drift of the imagination. The 43 min experimental film and installation work is set within spaces of the modern city – markets, gyms, parking lots, parks, squares, streets and stores. The main character, O, negotiates her material world but the city’s economical, political and social demands appear to have been absorbed into her movements, speech and psychology. The urban sprawl that takes in the Olympic site and the Thames Gateway features the sorts of “composite architectures” that often provide the backdrop to Åsdam’s films. In Abyss, the cityscape is the other main protagonist of the film, one that the other protagonists are subjected to. The film drifts between a material world and its psychological effects, and gives keen attention to the physical and material environment of the city without privileging a realistic dramaturgy or narrative. The characters move through the public and private spaces of the contemporary city and interact with one another as if the economic, political and social dynamics of the city had inscribed themselves within their language, movements and psychological make-up.

Abyss was made possible by the support of the UK Arts Council, The Norwegian Film Institute and Bergen Kunsthall.
In the collection of The National Museum, Oslo

 

Egress, Knut Åsdam (2013), Norway, 41 mins

Egress is a narrative set in a gas station in the edgelands of Oslo. The main characters work at the bottom of the oil company hierarchy and are engulfed in the everyday and the dark economic and psychological shadows of their society. Egress is the story of a young woman who deals with her every day work situation with independence and stubbornness in her work and life in the periphery of the city. The film shows relationships between control and independence, about labour, class and work, but it is also a poetic film about a socially insecure edgeland of the city—and about a psychological flipside or cost of the everyday, somewhere near the bottom of the huge economic ladder of the oil industry which secures Norway's stability. Egress' world is a world of social instability and economic insecurity as part of a society undergoing major changes. Egress is shot entirely on "location" in Oslo's Groruddalen, mainly between an apartment complex and a gas station. The film is an experimental fiction built up from documentary material which mixes the environment- and character-based to talk about contemporary society.

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STELLA POLARIS

«Stella Polaris»
Harstad Kino
Kr 90,- / Gratis med festivalpass

Knut Erik Jensen og filmviter Scott MacKenzie innleder filmen.

«Stella Polaris» (1993) av Knut Erik Jensen, viser på en poetisk måte kystkulturen i Finnmark gjennom et portrett av en kvinne med scener både fra hennes liv som voksen og fra barndommen under den andre verdenskrig. Kjærlighetshistorien mellom henne og barndomsvennen står sentralt i handlingen. Filmen handler også om hva bilder og film gjør med oss og vår erindring. Filmen i seg selv blitt en viktig del av vår identitet, ved å være et stort kunstverk og en av våre få filmatiseringer av Nord-Norge. Musikk ved Arne Nordheim.

Filmen mottok Filmkritikerprisen i 1993 av Norsk Filmkritikerlag. Anne Krigsvoll og Ketil Høegh spiller i filmen. Filmen er eksperimentell i sin uttrykksform.

Regi: Knut Erik Jensen. Norge, 1993. 86 min. Skuespillere: Anne Krigsvoll, Ketil Høegh, Eirin Hargaut, Vegard Jensen, Thom Bastholm. Aldersgrense 15 år.

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INFORMATION IN ENGLISH

Venue: Harstad Kino
NOK 90,- / Free with festival pass

Watch trailer by clicking here.

The film will be presented by the director and film scholar Scott MacKenzie.

Northern Norwegian director Knut Erik Jensen's personal visual poem, an Elegy for a culture that no longer exists. Stella Polaris is a personal document in fiction form of a bygone era and culture in the northernmost part of Norway. At the same time described the current Finnmark in the scene from our own time. The story is narrated by a woman's eyes, both as children in the busy fishing village and as an adult in the present. She returns to the birthplace and remember how life was before the fishing village was closed. Love story between her and her childhood friend is central to the action. 'Stella Polaris' is in the form of associative told with an unconventional dramaturgy.     
 

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NEW SAMI VISIONS

 Photo: Still from "Edith & Aljosja" (2015), Ann Holmgren

Photo: Still from "Edith & Aljosja" (2015), Ann Holmgren

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Lørdag 29. oktober, kl 17.30
Harstad Kulturhus, Lillesalen
Engelske undertekster
Kr 390,- / 200,- med festivalpass.
Samisk måltid inkludert i prisen
Bar i salen

I "New Sami Visions" blir du tatt med på en reise dypt inn i hjertet av Sápmi ved hjelp av film, levende musikk og mat.

Kalle Urheim duo opptrer med en blanding av tradisjonell og moderne Lule-samisk urfolksmusikk.

Kortfilmprogrammet viser visjonene til en ny generasjon av samiske filmskapere. Fem av filmene er del av et samarbeidsprosjekt, "7 Sami Stories", filmet i landsbyen Kautokeino på den enorme tundraen. I tillegg viser vi kortfilmen «Northern Great Mountain», regissert av sør-samiske Miranda Kernell, fra den svenske delen av Sápmi. Kernell vant pris på Venezia Film Festival i høst for beste unge regissør og beste europeiske film, for spillefilmen «Sami Blood». Kortfilmen vi viser er forløperen til spillefilmen.

De seks samiske fortellingene i programmet krysser mange grenser, og flere av historiene som fortelles har vært tiet ihjel. Du vil møte mørke dansende krefter som hjemsøker en ung reinsdyrgjeter, unge jenter som drar på en farlig haiketur, og en eldre kvinne som ikke liker samiske folk, selv om hennes morsmål er samisk. Du vil høre den helbredende stemmen til forfedrene og du vil bli opprørt av en sann historie om prester som brente samiske hatter. Du vil også bli forbauset av tilsynelatende umulig kjærlighet, adskilt av naturens krefter.

Den prisbelønnede samiske kokken, Maret Ravdna, som driver Boazovázzi – Reingjeteren i Lødingen, vil servere et deilig samisk måltid. Hun er kjent for å ta vare på gamle samiske tradisjoner, og presentere dem med en ny vri.

Filmprogrammet vil vises med engelske tekster:

Aile and Grandmother (2015), Silja Somby, 12 min
O.M.G (Oh Maigon Girl) (2015), Marja Bål Nango, 18 minutter
Burning Sun (2015), Elle Márjá Eira, 12 minutter
Sami Boy (2015), Elle Sofe Henriksen, 9 minutter
Northern Great Mountain (2015), Amanda Kernell, 15 minutter
Edith & Aljosja (2015), Ann Holmgren, 8 min

Unntatt «Northern Great Mountain», som distribueres av Svensk Filminstitutt, distribueres alle filmene av Rein Film.

 

 

INFORMATION IN ENGLISH

In "New Sami Visions" you are taken on a journey deep into the heart of Sápmi, through film, live music and food.

Kalle Urheim duo will perform live with a mixture of traditional and modern indigenous music from the Lule-Sámi area.

The short film programme shows the visions of a new generation of Sami filmmakers. Five of the films are part of the collaborative project, "7 Sami Stories", filmed in the village of Kautokeino on the vast tundra. In addition, we show the short film "Northern Great Mountain," directed by south-Sami Miranda Kernell, from the Swedish part of Sápmi. Kernell won awards at Venice Film Festival this autumn for best young director and best European feature film, "Sami Blood". The short film we show is the precursor to the feature film.

The six Sami stories cross many borders, and tell stories that have been kept quiet. You will encounter dark dancing forces that haunt a young reindeer herder, young girls who go on a dangerous hitch hike, and an elderly woman who does not like Sami people, although her native tongue is Sami. You will hear the healing voice of the ancestors, and you will be upset by a true story of priests who burned Sami hats. You will also be amazed by the seemingly impossible love, separated by the forces of nature.

The award-winning Sami chef, Maret Rávdná, who runs Boazovázzi - Reingjeteren ("the reindeer herder") localy, will serve a delicious Sami meal. She is known for taking care of old Sami traditions, and present them with new twist.

The films will be screened with English subtitles:

Aile and Grandmother (2015), Silja Somby, 12 min
O.M.G (Oh Maigon Girl) (2015), Marja Bål Nango, 18 minutes
Burning Sun (2015), Elle Marja Eira, 12 minutes
Sami Boy (2015), Elle Sofe Henriksen, 9 minutes
Northern Great Mountain (2015), Amanda Kernell, 15 minutes
Edith & Alyosha (2015), Ann Holmgren, 8 min

All films except «Northern Great Mountain", which is distributed by The Swedish Film Institute, are distributet by Rein Film.

NOK 390, - / 200, - with a festival pass.
English subtitles
Sami meal included, and will be served in the screening room.
Bar in the screening room

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THE FITS

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Harstad Kino
Kr 90,- / Gratis med festivalpass
Engelsk, med engelske undertekster


Regi: Anna Rose Holmer, USA, 2015, Alder: 12 år
Dette er en vakker, skjør og spennende utforskning av dramafilm-sjangeren, med sterk symbolikk. Den vekker oppsikt blant kritikerne i USA, der den får svært gode kritikker. Den 11-årige Toni tilbringer mesteparten av sin fritid med å trene boksing med sin bror da hun plutselig blir fascinert av en tett sammensveiset jentegjeng som trener på dans i den samme treningshallen. Toni gjør alt for å være en del av jentegruppa, men etter utbrudd av mystiske besvimelser blant jentene, tviler hun på sin egen iver og aksept. Spørsmål rundt kjønn, rollemønstre og identitet blir tatt opp i denne «coming-of-age» filmen, som har noe så uvanlig som en kvinnelig regissør og hovedrolleinnehaver, og alle skuespillerne er afro-amerikanske.  
Så langt skal den ikke på norske kinoer, så dette er en unik sjanse til å se filmen. 

INFORMATION IN ENGLISH

Venue: Harstad Kino
NOK 90,- / Free with festival pass

Dir: Anna Rose Holmer, USA, 2015, Age limit: 12 år

While training at the gym 11-year-old tomboy Toni becomes entranced with a dance troupe. As she struggles to fit in she finds herself caught up in danger as the group begins to suffer from fainting spells and other violent fits.

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NORDLAND KUNST- OG FILMFAGSKOLE

 Stillbilde fra filmen "Aldri sett elg" av Simen Gjersvoll

Stillbilde fra filmen "Aldri sett elg" av Simen Gjersvoll

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NORDLAND KUNST- OG FILMFAGSKOLE
Kortfilmprogram
Harstad Kino
Kr 90,- / Gratis med festivalpass

Nordland Kunst- og Filmfagskole ligger i Kabelvåg. Skolen har satt sammen følgende kortfilmprogram med filmer av sine studenter.


RUSS 2016 // 13 minutter
Regi: Petter Aaberg
Vi følger Stian sitt vennskap med Tobias gjennom russefeiringen i Lofoten.

Aldri sett elg // 13 minutter
Regi: Simen Gjersvoll
Fredrik og Thale er et kjærestepar som befinner seg i et skrantende forhold. Distansen mellom dem er blitt stor og kommunikasjonen er langt fra på plass. I et forsøk på å finne tilbake til det de en gang hadde foreslår Fredrik en telttur, ut til naturen som det viser seg de har mistet kontakten med.

Du skal være den siste // 11 minutter
Regi: Alexander Brucki
Det er kveld, den tidligere løytnanten Thomas har tilbrakt dagen på fjelltur, og kommer først sent til Evelyns hagefest. Han blir godt mottatt av vertinnen, og vi følger ham gjennom festen etter at han tidlig mottar et tydelig signalement fra henne om at hun ønsker at han skal være den siste til å dra fra festen — den aller siste.

Sexy med bein i nesa // 7 minutter
Regi: Thora Turøy
Kim og Robin er på byen for å ta seg en øl. Etter en stund kommer René og setter seg ved bordet deres.

Dønninger // 13 minutter
Regi: Sverre Matias
To unge menn finner trygghet hos hverandre i ly fra moderne dating og tidligere forhold.

Johannes // 8,5 minutter
Regi: David Krøyer-Heinsmann
I denne fiktive kortfilmen følger vi den innelukkede Johannes, som lever i sin egen lille verden. Fortellingen beveger seg mellom det virkelige og det ekte, kontra fantasier, drømmer og forestillinger.

What abouts us? // 13 minutter
Regi: Hannah Chocron
Noen mennesker reiser for å oppleve det som er fremmed. Og andre ikke.

Jeg var her // ?
Regi: Olav Fangel Jamtveit
Dette er en historie om hvordan jeg prøver å fange et fjell.

 

INFORMATION IN ENGLISH

Nordland Art and Film School is located in Kabelvåg, 2,5 hour drive from Harstad. The school have put together the following short film program with films made by their students.


RUSS 2016 // 13 minutes
Director: Petter Aaberg
We follow Stian's friendship with Tobias through end of school celebrations, "russ", in Lofoten, Northern Norway.

Never seen moose // 13 minutes
Director: Simen Gjersvoll
Fredrik and Thale are sweethearts is in a crumbeling relationship. The distance between them has become large and the communication is far from good. In an attempt to get back to what they once had Fredrik suggests camping, and it turns out they've lost touch with nature.

You'll be the last // 11 minutes
Director: Alexander Brucki
It's evening, the former lieutenant Thomas spent the day out in the mountains, and comes late to Evelyn's garden party. He is well received by the hostess, and we follow him through the party after he receives a distinct sign of confirmation that she wants him to be the last to leave the party - the very last.

It's sexy to be strong // 7 minutes
Director: Thora Turøy
Kim and Robin are in town to grab a beer. After a while René and sits down at their table.

Swells // 13 minutes
Director: Sverre Matias
Two young men find confidence in each other in the shelter of modern dating and past relationships.

Johannes // 8.5 minutes
Director: David Krøyer-Hein Male
In this fictional short film, we follow the enclosed John, who live in his own little world. The narrative moves between the real, versus fantasies, dreams and beliefs.

What abouts us? // 13 minutes
Director: Hannah Chocron
Some people travel to experience what is foreign. And others do not.

I was here // ?
Director: Olav Fangel Jamtveit
This is a story about how I try to capture a mountain.

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FILMS FROM THE NORTH: GAMES THEY PLAY

 BUNKER. Vibeke Heide

BUNKER. Vibeke Heide

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FILMS FROM THE NORTH: GAMES THEY PLAY.
Harstad Kino
Kr 90,- / Gratis med festivalpass

Kremen av TIFF-kortfilm - med besøk av Harstad- regissør og film fra Harstad!

Film fra Nord (FFN) er et av de mest populære programmene på Tromsø Internasjonale Filmfestival. Alle filmene i FFN-programmet har tilknytning til Barentsregionen eller andre sirkumpolare områder. Nå skal fem utvalgte kortfilmer fra programmet gjeste AMIFF, etter en turne i Norge og Russland. En av filmene, BUNKER, er laget av Vibeke Heide fra Harstad, og filmen er også filmet i Harstad. BUNKER vant Amanda for beste kortfilm i 2015, og regissør Vibeke Heide skal være med og møte publikum på visningen.

Filmene som skal vises er ALL IN (regi: Line Klungseth Johansen/Øystein Moe, Norge), ogBUNKER (regi: Vibeke Heide, Norge), CLUMSY LITTLE ACTS OF TENDERNESS (regi: Miia Tervo, Finland), OF BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS (regi: Patrik Eklund, Sverige) og BYRÅKRATMONSTERET (regi: Thomas Simonsen Balmbra, Norge).

Se mer detaljer om filmprogrammet nederst på denne siden.

Om GAMES THEY PLAY
I det moderne, post-industrielle samfunnet fortoner livet seg ofte som et skuespill. Mennesker spiller om kjærlighet og sorg, makt, status og identitet. Og noen ganger spiller vi bare for gøy. Kortfilmprogrammet FILMS FROM THE NORTH: GAMES PEOPLE PLAY tar for seg dette på både morsomt og dramatisk vis.   

De fem filmene i programmet har til felles at de utforsker hvordan vi mennesker interagerer, konkurrerer og kommuniserer med hverandre – gjennom språk, mimikk og retorikk. Av og til ropes alt høyt og tydelig, mens i andre tilfeller ligger all kommunikasjon under overflaten. Karakterene vi møter blir alle konfrontert og utfordret i ulike sammenhenger.

INFORMATION IN ENGLISH

FILMS FROM THE NORTH: GAMES THEY PLAY.
Venue: Harstad Kino
NOK 90, - / Free with festival pass

The cream of TIFF short film!

Films from the North (FFN) is one of the most popular programs at Tromsø International Film Festival. All films in the FFN programme are related to the Barents Region or other circumpolar areas. Now five selected shorts from the programme guest AMIFF, after a tour in Norway and Russia. One of the films, BUNKER, is directed by Vibeke Heide from Harstad. BUNKER won Amanda for Best Short Film in 2015, and director Vibeke Heide will be be at the screening presenting her film.

The films to be shown is ALL IN (directed Line Klungseth Johansen / Øystein Moe, Norway), and BUNKER (directed by Vibeke Heide, Norway), CLUMSY LITTLE ACTS OF TENDER NESS (Director: Miia Tervo, Finland), of Biblical Proportions (directed Patrik Eklund, Sweden) and bureaucrats pattern (directed by Thomas Simonsen Balmbra, Norway).

About GAMES THEY PLAY
In the modern, post-industrial society life often seems like a play. People act in mysterious ways regarding love and sorrow, power, status and identity. And sometimes we just act up for fun. Short film programme FILMS FROM THE NORTH: GAMES PEOPLE PLAY addresses this both with drama and humour.

The five films in the program have in common that they explore how humans interact, compete and communicate with each other - through language, gestures and rhetoric. Occasionally things get shouted loud and clear, while in other cases all communications is under the surface. The characters we meet are all confronted and challenged in different contexts.

FULL FILM PROGRAMME

ALL IN is a homage to the action films and computer games of the 1980s.

Dir: Line Klungseth Johansen & Øystein Moe / Norway, 2015 / 6 min.
Cast: Mats Meistad, Simon Stokke, Kristoffer Toivonen, Andreas Borchgrevink

About the Director:
Line Klungseth Johansen and Øystein Moe have worked together on several project. Their short film FLIMMER has been screened on numerous festivals around the world.
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CLUMSY LITTLE ACTS OF TENDERNESS
Pieniä Kömpelöitä Hellyydenosoituksia
A weekend father wants to show his teenage daughter his love by taking her to a carwash, but instead, they end up on a life-changing adventure in the supermarket, at the endless sanitary towel shelf.

Dir: Miia Tervo / Finland, 2015 / 11 min.
Cast: Kati Vainionpää, Hannu-Pekka Björkman, Pirjo Lonka, Pasi Siitonen, Miitta Sorvali

About the Director:
Miia Tervo is an awarded documentary and fiction director and screenwriter. Tervo’s films THE SEAL (2006), LUMIKKO – LITTLE SNOW ANIMAL (2010) and SANTRA AND THE TALKING TREES (2013) were screened at TIFF and at numerous other film festivals. LUMIKKO was also nominated for the European Film Award in 2011.
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OF BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS
Of Biblical Proportions
A group of scientists from around the world meets in a conference room in an unknown location somewhere in America. They are there to discuss in isolation the origins of the mysterious cranium discovered 300 meters below the ice of Antarctica.

Dir: Patrik Eklund / Sweden, 2015 / 29 min.
Cast: Schiaffino Musarra, Olle Sarri, Anki Larsson, Stephen Rappaport

About the Director:
Born in Arvidsjaur, Sweden. Made his directional debut with ONE CHRISTMAS MORNING, which won several awards, including The Tromsø Palm in 2003. He has since had his short films screened at Cannes and at numerous other prestigious festivals. He made his feature film debut in 2012 with FLIMMER.
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THE BUREAUCRACY MONSTER
Byråkratmonsteret
An intense and humorous montage about the horrors of an ever-expanding bureaucracy.
Dir: Thomas Simonsen Balmbra / Norway, 2016 / 5 min.
Produsent: Jannik Dam Kehlet

About the Director:
Thomas Simonsen Balmbra (b. 1985) is an artist and film director educated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo. His last film, the stop motion animated ORFEUS, won the Skårungen prize at TIFF 2012.
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BUNKER
Bunker

Monika tries to revive the close rela¬tionship with her childhood friend Irene. A day-trip to an old German bunker reveals that the conflicts from the past have not faded, and that the power struggle between friends is not just something that happened in their younger years.

Dir: Vibeke Heide / Norway, 2015 / 30 min.
Cast: Marie Blokhus, Ester Grenersen

About the Director:
Vibeke Heide is a director educated at the Norwegian Film School. She has written, directed and produced three short films, several music videos and other works through Sentimeter film/Heide.

 

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OPEN CALL PROGRAMME

 Unspeakable Things, Tatiana Istomina

Unspeakable Things, Tatiana Istomina

OPEN CALL PROGRAMME
Venue: Harstad Kino
Kr 90,- / Gratis med festivalpass, men billett må hentes ut på Harstad Kino
NOK 90,- / Free with festival pass, but ticket will have to be collected at the venue
Engelsk, ingen teksting / English language, no subtitles

På denne aller første utgaven av AMIFF fikk vi hele 125 innsendte filmer, det aller meste kunstvideoer, fra rundt om i hele verden. Festivaldirektør Helene Hokland, sammen med festivalkunstner Georgia Munnik, har gjort et utvalg, som dekker et bredt spekter av geografi, alder, og form for uttrykk - og som holder et godt kunstnerisk nivå. Georgia’s interesse for språk, og Helene’s sans for det sanselige, kommer til uttrykk i utvalget

On this very first edition of AMIFF we received 125 submitted films, most were art videos from around the world. Festival Director Helene Hokland, along with festival artist Georgia Munnik, have made a choice, which covers a wide range of geography, age and form of expression - and hold a good artistic level. Georgia's interest in language, and Helene's interest in the sensous, are expressed in the sample.

Cinema programme (see full text further down the page):

Ursa Major, Daniel Paida Larsen, Norway, 2014, 3’46
From Light and Shadows, Alexander Nevill, UK, 2016, 3’10
Unspeakable things, Tatiana Istomina, Russia/US, 2015, 11’18    
Inverted Views,    Eili Bråstad Johannessen, Norway, 4’35
Other than what I am, Calder Harben, Canada/Norway, 6’        
Sone we kept, some we threw back, Minna Rainio & Mark Roberts, Finnland/US, 7’15
Death Diaries: Graceful Degradation, Mariana Rocha and Marcelo Kraiser, Brazil 10’
Speech Memory, Caroline Key, Korea/US, 23’
Stretch    Çağıl Harmandar, Turkey/US, 2’16    
Auroville Dream (Tales From the City), Sandra Crisp, UK, 5’22    
Geneva. Chapter one, Valentina Besegher Germany, 6’53
 

Disse vil vise ute i bybildet og muligens i butikker i sentrum:

Arkivet 1982-2013 (The Archive 1982-2013), Beate Persdotter Løken, Sverige/Norge, 09:21 min
Spinning, Madelen Eliasson, Sverige/Norge 15 sek loop
Unveil, Wendimagegn Belete Masresha, Etiopia/Norge 20 min loop


LONG TEXT:

Programme for the cinema screening:

Rivers Run (Ursa Major), Daniel Paida Larsen, Norway, 2014, 3’46
Ursa Major is an experimental documentary series that over ten short episodes included various people who live in Arctic and that examines how they interact and relate to the Arctic and the changes now taking place there. In recent years, the Arctic has seen growing interest from the international community. The climate changes, ice melts and access to natural resources have become easier. The change has created interest among all of Nations political and military bodies of multinational firms and research field. How does this affect the life, values and interests of people who live there? How do I change the landscape and nature? Ursa Major will through a poetic and experiment approach show the Arctic in a new way. This film, Rivers Run, is the first filme mae in the series. It was filmed at the major cultre project SALT, while it was in Nordland County. The film includes an interview with the American artist and musician Lonnie Holly, while visiting SALT.

About the artist:
Daniel Paid Larsen is active as a filmmaker and artist, based Tin, Oslo and Milan. He has in recent years been behind directing, camera and production on a number of documentaries, music videos and art films. As an artist, Daniel has exhibited and performed his works in numerous galleries nationally and internationally. He has a master's degree in visual arts with emphasis on film and photography from the university of art in Berlin and Kunsthochschule Bremen.
film.billionsofmillions.com/

 Alexander Nevill

Alexander Nevill

From Light and Shadows, Alexander Nevill, UK, 2016, 3’10
Light pours through a window mimicking the progression of sunlight throughout a day. Ambient cityscape sounds rise and fall with the passage of illumination. French and English narration collides during this reflection on the symbolic power of light and shadow.

About the artist:
Alex Nevill is a Dublin based cinematographer and moving image artist. Alex received first class honors for his undergraduate degree at the University of Gloucestershire in 2011 and then completed a Master of Fine Arts degree at the Scotland Screen Academy in 2014. He is currently studying towards a practice based PhD in the Centre for Moving Image Research, UWE for which he received an AHRC studentship. His work has been exhibited at the BFI London Film Festival and awarded at Edinburgh International Film Festival, European Independent Film Festival and Aesthetica Short Film Festival among others. Alex previously held positions at Southampton Solent University, the University of Gloucestershire and currently teaches at Ravensbourne alongside his practice.
www.alexnevill.co.uk     

Unspeakable things, Tatiana Istomina, Russia/US, 2015, 11’18    
“Unspeakable things” is a story told by a woman of South Asian descent living in Canada, who points out things that may not be named or discussed in different cultures. The video is part of Scary Stories – an experimental video project, which develops in the intersection of art, social practice, oral history and digital media. The project’s participants are invited to tell a a “scary” story and discuss anything that concerns them in their own lives or the life of the society; their stories are accompanied by digital drawings created by other participants. Recorded at different locations, the films create a collective narrative of contemporary world, with its diverse cultural landscape and ongoing social, racial and economic tensions.

About the artist:
Tatiana Istomina is a Russian-born multi-media artist and writer living in New York. Her projects have been featured in exhibitions and screenings across the US and abroad; venues include Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, the Drawing Center, the Bronx Museum, Gaîté Lyrique, and Haus der Kulturen der Wel. Istomina is a recipient of several awards including the AAF Prize for Fine Arts, Joan Mitchell Foundation grant, the Chenven foundation grant, and the Spillways Fellowship. She holds a PhD in geophysics from Yale University (2010) and MFA from Parsons New School (2011).

Inverted Views, Eili Bråstad Johannessen, Norway, 4’35
Reflections on memories and our inner landscape. From Reisa with love. Filmed in Nordreisa, Northern Norway.

Eili works as an artist/filmmaker and lives in Nordreisa and Berlin. She studied art photography and digital medias at Robert Meyer Kunsthøgskole/NISS (Oslo) and film in Nordland Kunst og Filmfagskole. She combines working with experimental and more traditional film. On Inverted Views she's worked with the japanese visual artist Hiroshi Aoki (Tokyo/Berlin) and french sound man Nathanel Gustin (Based in Tromsø).

Other than what I am, Calder Harben, Canada/Norway, 6’    
I carry the memory of a dream, vividly impressed onto the body my waking self. In the dream, I am no longer in my current body - I am entirely salmon. Everything I know about being and sensing in my human body, is suddenly alien. This experience of otherness, of liminal embodiment, is recounted through connected memory experience of almost drowning as a child. Scenes were filmed at a fresh-water salmon farm in Kirkenes, and Havbruksstasjon in Troms. My (our) perceptions are embodied by all the senses available to me (us). I (we) see, smell, touch, taste, move- a stream of sensation, forming my (our) perception of the world. I am interested in how I (we) use these perceptions to form narratives between 'self' and 'other', how I (we) relate with everything around us - an attempt to understand embodiment. It is our embodiment that shapes our interactions in the world; political, sensorial, ecological, cultural and collective perceptions. OTHER THAN WHAT I AM focuses on experience of being embodied as other, pushing the limits of what my body is and can be.

About the artist:
Gestures of relation, under the conditions of duration and embodiment: the emotional, political, social, material ecology of individual and social bodies in time and space. The work takes the form of installations, sound, text, video and crafted objects. I am interested in the value of intimacy, intuition and, queerness as working methods to open bodies (human bodies, ecologies of bodies, more-than-human bodies). My recent work takes interest in cultural ideas of doubles and doubling, marine acoustic ecology, interconnection and communications, and the thresholds of perceptibility. In 2014 I co-initiated The Queer Ecologies Network with artists Elin M. Ø. Vister (NO) and Maja Moesgaard (DK), and, in 2015, 'IMA READ' artist collective with Georgia Munnik (SA) and Madelen Eliasson (SE), based in Tromsø, Northern Norway. I co-edited “DO YOU READ ME?” which was awarded ‘Art Publication of the Year’ by the Ontario Association of Art Galleries. My work has been exhibited recently as part of the group exhibition Det Ku’ Være Politisk at Janusbygningen (DK), as well as Helsinki International Artist Project (FL), Tromsø Kunstforening (NO), Small Projects (NO), Tegnerfobundet Gallery (NO), and the Southern Alberta Art Gallery (CA).
www.calderharben.com

Some we kept, some we threw back, Minna Rainio & Mark Roberts, Finnland/US, 7’15
Some we kept, some we threw back” draws a parallel between the migration of Finns to Minnesota in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and the migration today. The film depicts a man in contemporary times, making preparations for a sauna in the backwoods of Northern Minnesota. As he carries out his mundane tasks — chopping wood, pumping water, lighting the sauna fire — a woman narrates a series of experiences dating from her childhood when she and her parents left Finland to start a new life in America. The woman recalls the reasons her parents left their home country: famine, unemployment, political persecution. She reveals how her family and other Finns were treated upon their arrival in the U.S: they were called “Dirty Finns” and told to go back to where they came from. Through its use of a dramatized narrative, the film illustrates that not so long ago, the countries that are today receiving refugees were once themselves subject to similar circumstances that lead people to leave their homes in a desperate attempt to find a better, safer life.

About the artists:
Minna Rainio and Mark Roberts collaborate to produce research-based multi-channel moving image installations and short films that investigate the impact of social and political power on individual experience and history, and its manifestation in physical spaces. Their art has dealt with issues such as Finnish-Russian border, refugees’ experiences in Finland and the international trafficking of women. Their most recent works investigate climate change and global inequality. Rainio & Roberts have exhibited widely in Finland, Europe, United States and South America. Their films have also been shown in numerous international festivals and shown in competition in the Official Selections of Interfilm (Berlin), Punto de Vista (Spain), LISFE (Leiden), and FIFE (Paris). Rainio and Roberts both studied photography in England. Roberts has also studied Film Scriptwriting in the University of Salford, Greater Manchester. Rainio gained her doctorate in arts in 2015 from the University of Lapland. During 2009-2011 Rainio held the position of Visiting Associate Professor in Photography at the University of Minnesota.
rainioroberts.com

Death Diaries: Graceful Degradation, Mariana Rocha and Marcelo Kraiser, Brazil 10’
A tail about memory and mourning and the need to tell the story of a trauma-causing event and of one’s reactions to suffering. An orphic ritual of bereavement where the problem of death is posited as a problem of language, of solitude, of thought and is transferred into a reflection on oneself. In the infinite time of dying, all possibility becomes impossible, and the subject is left passive and impotent.

About the artist:
Mariana Rocha is a visual artist, performer and lawyer. She is a PhD candidate in Literary, Musical and Visual Thought at The European Graduate School EGS (Switzerland). She has a BA in Fine Arts from Escola Guignard (UEMG/Brazil), specialized in drawing and sculpture; has a MA in Performance Art from Faculdade Angel Vianna (RJ/Brazil) and a MFA from Plymouth University (UK) and Transart Institute (USA/DE). Her work is interdisciplinary and has been shown in Brazil and abroad. She is part of the performance duo Rocha & Polse, and researches the body and its relation to sound, movement, weight and decay. She lives and works in Belo Horizonte, Brazil and Copenhagen, Denmark.
www.mariana-rocha.com

Speech Memory, Caroline Key, Korea/US, 23’
Father and daughter discuss the lives of past generations to form a posthumous portrait of the filmmaker's grandfather, Key Jin Yun. A deaf-mute Korean born in Japan during its occupation of Korea, Key Jin Yun, was raised fully integrated into Japanese society, learning only written Japanese and Japanese sign language. In 1945, with Japan's defeat and the end of the occupation, he and his family returned to Korea. Speech Memory examines the impact of immigration and cultural assimilation through the details of Key Jin Yun's life, revealing the shifting complexities of language, national identity, and memory.

About the artist:
Caroline Key is a Korean-American filmmaker and video installation artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She received her MFA in Film/Video from the California Institute of the Arts, her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and was a participant in the Whitney Independent Study Program. Her works employ a range of cinematic practices- 16mm film, alchemical film processing, documentary, animation, and digital graphics. These films and videos investigate the construction and negotiation of identities rooted in conditions of alterity. Her works have shown internationally at festivals and galleries, including Arsenal Cinema in Berlin, the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum, and the New Museum in New York.
problempictures.net

Stretch, Çağıl Harmandar, Turkey/US, 2’16
This film is about the strange morning rituals, between asleep and awake.

About the artist:
Çağıl was born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1992. She was accepted into the School of Museum of Fine Arts in 2011. During a short leave of absence (2012-2013) she attended the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts Academy, Istanbul. In her exchange semester in the junior year Çağıl studied with the Film Animation Video department at the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence. Her animations have been featured in several animation festivals including: The Melbourne International Animation Festival, Melbourne, Australia, and Primanima Animation Festival in Budapest, Czech Republic.

Auroville Dream (Tales From the City), Sandra Crisp, UK, 5’22
A journey through contrasting hybrid locations using multi-layered 3d models that rapidly transform over time. Urban visuals merge with dislocated YouTube videos; disembodied voices; futuristic tree-clad architecture; Geodesic domes and a complex unpopulated landscape with an ambiguous spherical central form. All emphasize the fragmentary nature of found online material and today’s saturation of images and information.

About the artist:
Sandra Crisp (b. Wirral UK) studied art Foundation at Chester College of Art. She earned a BA (Hons) Graphic Design/ Printmaking Leeds Polytechnic (1989) and MA Fine Art Printmaking Wimbledon School of Art (1993). She has exhibited widely nationally and internationally and taught in various London-based colleges. Awards include; (2016) Sluice-Screens prize shortlist (2013) Printmaking Today (2005) Zenith Julian Trevelyan, Curwen & Printspace prizes (2004) RK Burt (1995) and Artichoke (1996). Her work has been included in the following exhibitions; (2016) EMAF European Media Arts Festival, Germany (2016) Sluice_Screens prize
www.sandracrispart.com     

Geneva. Chapter one, Valentina Besegher Germany, 6’53    
Initial phase of a film series, but originally conceived as an installation, Geneva / Chapter One classifies sequences of traces, practices or phenomena connected to the presence in its ex-static sense by means of an exchange of references on a two-channel video as a prelude to the loss of an interpretative code.

About the artist:
Valentina Besegher (1976, Milan - Italy) is an avant-garde filmmaker, live video performer and visual artist. She lives and works in Berlin.
www.besegher.com

 

Films outside in the town:
Arkivet 1982-2013 (The Archive 1982-2013), Beate Persdotter Løken, Sverige/Norge, 09:21 min
I made this movie because in whole my life I had such good memory. I have remembered everything, even my friends memories. But suddenly I started to feel like I mixed my own memories with people around me, so I stared to make a huge map of the all years I have lived and organized my memories. Finally I picked four memories that felt like they formed my life and who I am and made them into an animated film. The first scene is about me as a baby and my encounter with some badgers. The second scene is about me sleepwalking. The third scene is about being bullied and how the safe haven of your home gets intruded. The fourth scene is about me finding some peace up north and end up in a bizarre accident. I have made everything in this film myself, even the music and this was my first longer animated film. If my film gets chosen I will add english subtitles.

About the artist:
A Swedish/Norwegian artist born in Solberga, outside Gothenburg, Sweden, in 1982. Background is in the field of theatre as a lightning designer, prop and puppet maker, and set designer. Studied prop making and special effects at Nordiska Scenografiskolan/Luleå University of Technology from 2004–2006, and I went to Konstnärlig Idégestaltning at Göteborgs Konstskola from 2012–2013. In 2008, she received Anders Sandrews Scholarship for Young Adults in Theatre and Film. Currently, the spring of 2016 she graduated from the bachelor program at Tromsø Academy of Contemporary Art, in Northern Norway. In her artistic practice, she likes to create a world her own; to fill this world with stories and characters, and play around with them. That the work can exist in this created world is important, be it an animated movie, an animal tassel, a unicorn discussing myths about virgins, or a name generator for imaginary-real places. I use my established tools from my theater background, and I take them with me into my practice to create narratives, small stage sets and worlds. I like to think of my studio and universe as a burrow, populated by dolls and small animals, where I can explore possibilities for different scenarios. I often work quickly and impulsively; I capture the idea when it passes my mind, and I play with it until it becomes what I want.


Spinning, Madelen Eliasson, Sverige/Norge 15 sek loop
What is there to do in a small town? This video loop shows an animated Volvo 745 making donuts on an empty parking lot. A common scene in small and /or peripheral places.

About the artist:
Madelen Eliasson Born 1986 in Älvsbyn, Sweden. Is an artist based in Tromsø, Norway. She has a Bachelor degree from Tromsø Academy of Contemporary art and are currently working at the artist-run gallery Kurant Visningsrom and at the Culture House Tvibit in Tromsø.


Unveil, Wendimagegn Belete Masresha, Etiopia/Norge 20 min loop
The background for the work is a war that happened in Ethiopia between 1935 and 1941 which had a significant impact on history, and yet it’s been mostly forgotten. Before the outbreak of the Second World War, Benito Mussolini wanted an empire and revenge for Italy’s defeat at Adowa in 1896, and decided to invade Ethiopia. Unlike all the other African countries, Ethiopia was never colonized. The Ethiopians said no to colonialism and resisted the invasion with antique rifles and traditional weapons.
During those 5 years Ethiopians were brutalized and killed in the hundreds of thousands. The sacrifices that Ethiopians made and the solidarity shown during the war is the foundation for every other African anti-colonial movement, black movement, black panthers etc. This story happened long before the speech of Martin Luther King: “I have a dream”; even before Rosa Parks refused to obey a bus driver to give up her seat in the colored section to a white passenger. This is a story that the Ethiopians won in the end, setting an example for the rest of the world, to those who seek freedom.
With the collected footage videos from several sources I have finally come up with this video installation. The whole body of the video installation work includes cropped videos of portraits of 3000 unanimous Ethiopian patriots, presented together in a continuous loop.

About the artist:
Wendimagegn Belete is born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. His passion for the visual arts grew through high school and led him to enroll at Addis Ababa university ale school of fine arts and design. He graduated with a great distinction (Outstanding student of the year 2012) in department of painting. He is currently working in painting, video, performance, and installation. After his graduation he consequently exhibited his works at several exhibitions, in Ethiopia and internationally. Currently, he is a master’s student in Tromsø academy of contemporary art, Norway.

 

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EVENTYR I ARKTIS

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Eventyr i Arktis
Harstad Kino
Kr 90,- / Gratis med festivalpass, men billett må hentes ut på Harstad Kino
Fransk tale, norsk teksting

Uredd ung kvinnelig helt utfordrer Arktis!

I denne svært vakre og underholdende animasjonen, i Russland i 1882, møter du Sasha som drømmer om Arktis og grubler over skjebnen til bestefaren. Han var en anerkjent forsker og polfarer som forsvant på sin siste ekspedisjon for å erobre Nordpolen. Sasha har alltid vært fascinert av den eventyrlige livet til bestefaren, og kjenner kallet: å være en oppdagelsesreisende. Sashas foreldre derimot ønsker at hun skal gifte seg inn i aristokratiet. Uredde Sasha trosser sin skjebne og flykter hjemmefra, og legger ut på en eventyrlig reise mot Nord, på leting etter bestefaren og skipet hans.

Regi: Rémi Chayé. 2016, Danmark / Frankrike. Originaltittel: Tout en haut du monde. Distribusjon: Storytelling Media, Lengde: 1 t. 21 min. Aldersgrense: PG. De aller minste må å ha med foreldrene. Passer kanskje best til de som har lært seg å lese, siden det er fransk tale og norsk teksting.

INFORMATION IN ENGLISH

Adventure in the Arctic
Venue: Harstad Kino
NOK 90, - / Free with festival pass, but ticket will have to be collected at the venue
French language, Norwegian subtitles

A fearless young female hero challenge the Arctic!

In this very beautiful and entertaining animation, set in Russia in 1882, you meet Sasha who dreams of the Arctic and ponders over the fate of his grandfather. He was a renowned scholar and explorer who disappeared on his last expedition to conquer the North Pole. Sasha has always been fascinated by the adventurous life of his grandfather, and feels the call: to be an explorer. Sasha's parents however want her to marry into the aristocracy. Fearless Sasha defy his fate and fleeing from home and embarks on a journey to the North, in search of his grandfather and his ship.

Director: Rémi Chaye. 2016 Denmark / France. Original title: Tout en haut du monde. Distribution: Storytelling Media, Length: 1 hr. 21 min. Age: PG. The smallest need to have with parents. Suitable perhaps best to those who have learned to read, since it is French speaking and Norwegian subtitles.

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BRENT JORD

                                                                                   

                                                                                  

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Møte med regissøren, lunsj og film

Fiskesuppe er inkludert i prisen, og serveres i salen før filmen.
Harstad Kulturhus, Lillesalen
Lørdag 29. oktober, kl 12.30
Pris: Kr 190,- / Kr 50,- med festivalpass
(festivalpass er kr 350,-)
Drikke kan kjøpes i salen

Knut Andersen, født i Harstad i 1931 og oppvokst her, og har 14 spillefilmer og mange TV-produksjoner bak seg fra en lang og sterk karriere. Vi viser kanskje hans mest kjente filmer, Brent Jord (1969), om brenningen av Finnmark under 2VK. Før filmen vil Andersen være i samtale med festivaldirektør Helene Hokland, der han snakker om sin oppvekst i Harstad, og sin karriere. Det blir også vist klipp som Andersen filmet mens han bodde i Harstad som ungdom med regissørspire i magen - helt unikt arkivmateriale fra Harstad på 1940-tallet!

OM FILMEN

"Brent jord" er en norsk spillefilm fra 1969 basert på Sigbjørn Hølmebakks bok "Fimbulvinter". Under tyskernes siste krigsoperasjoner blir befolkningen i Øst-Finnmark tvangsevakuert, og okkupasjonsmakten bruker den brente jords taktikk under tilbaketrekningen. Men mange familier kommer seg likevel unna og søker tilflukt i fjellet der de må gjemme seg for tyskerne.
Med Solfrid Heier, Rolf Søder, Anne-Lise Tangstad, Kåre Tannvik, Tove Andreassen, Brith Henriksen og Bonne Gauguin.
Regi: Knut Andersen. (12 år)

Filmen fikk terningkast seks av VG da den kom ut: «En spennende film uten dødpunkter hvor regissør, fotograf og skuespillere har ytet sitt ypperste og hvor alt har lykkes.»

Foto: Nasjonalbiblioteket


Director Q&A, lunch and film

The Q&A is in Norwegian, and the film has English subtitles

Traditional norwegian fish soup included in the price, and served in the screening room before the film.
Venue: Harstad Kulturhus, Lillesalen
Saturday 29. oktober, 12.30 hrs
Price: NOK 190,- / NOK 50,- w/festival pass
(festival pass is NOK 350,-)
Bar in the screening room.

Director Knut Andersen is born in Harstad in 1931 and raised here, and he has 14 feature films and numerous television productions from a long and strong career. We screen his film "Scourched Earth", and Andersen will talk about his childhood in Harstad, and his career. Some clips Andersen filmed while living in Harstad as a youngster will be shown – unique archive material from Harstad in the 1940s!

 

ABOUT THE FILM

"Scourched Earth" from 1969 is one of the films that are closest to the heart of Andersen. This is the very first account through film, of the burning of big areas of the most northern part of Norway by the Nazis during World War 2, and the consequences it had for individuals and entire communities where both town and country was laid waste. Like many families in the rest of Northern Norway at the time, the Andersens had refugees from further north living in their homes. The war made a big impression on Andersen, and for him it was important to make a film that brought up this part of the history of Northern Norway. To date there are made considerably more films about what happened in southern parts of Norway during World War 2, than what happened in Northern Norway. AMIFF aims to bring stories of the north to the forefront, and therefore the movie fits well into the programme of the festival.

Film still: The Norwegian National Library

 Photo: Jon Rydne

Photo: Jon Rydne

Knut Andersen er født i Harstad i 1931. Andersen og Teamfilm revitaliserte den norske komedien på 1960-tallet med publikums- og kassasuksesser som Operasjon Løvsprett og Hurra for Andersens. Knut Andersen regisserte også én av de 14 filmene om Olsenbanden (Olsenbandens siste bedrifter, 1975). Knut Andersen har foruten sine totalt 14 spillefilmer også regissert flere TV-produksjoner som Vestavind (6 episoder på NRK 1994) og Lillys butikk. Knut Andersen fikk Aamot-statuetten i 1976 og Amandakomiteens Ærespris under Den norske filmfestiavalen i Haugesund i 2007. VGs filmanmelder Jon Selås skrev etter utdelingen at "Det eneste overraskende med at den uhyre prisverdige veteranen Knut Andersen fikk sin Æres-Amanda, er faktisk at han ikke har fått den for lenge, lenge siden!"


Knut Andersen has received the highest recognized Norwegian award within the film industry: the Aamot statuette in 1976 and Amanda Committee Honorary Award at the Norwegian film festiaval in Haugesund in 2007.
The festival will show two feature films of Andersen; “Scourched Earth” and "The summer I turned 15," and the short film "There once was a fishing village" set in the Northern Norwegian village Nyksund. The films show a breadth of his work, from war film to coming-of-age drama and art film. They demonstrate a commitment to social issues, which make the movies time witnesses.

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FILMVERKSTED FOR UNGDOM

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Filmverksted for ungdom

Filmverkstedet går over 2 dager, lørdag 29. og søndag 30. oktober kl 10 - 15.30 (begge dagene).
Sted: Ungdommens Hus, Harstad

Verkstedet er GRATIS, men påmelding er nødvendig. Lunsj serveres gratis begge dagene.

På Arctic Moving Image and Film Festival i Harstad blir det filmverksted for ungdom fra 11 til 18 år og her kan du delta! Du trenger ikke å kunne noe om å lage film fra før av, men det er åpent for deltagere som har litt erfaring også.

Vi lager fiksjonsfilmer i grupper fra idé til ferdig film som vil få verdenspremierer til slutt på Harstad Kino kl. 14.20, søndag 30. oktober, i sal 1.

Vi starter med idéutvikling, lager korte manus, gjør opptak i Harstad og klipper i det profesjonelle redigeringsprogrammet Adobe Premiére Pro CC 2016.

I tillegg skal vi jobbe som filmcrew i rollene regissør, fotograf, klipper, aktør og produsent.
Alle deltagerne får filmene som blir produsert.

Arrøngør: Tvibit, Ungdommens Hus og Arctic Moving Image & Film Festival

Støttet av Nord Norsk Filmsenter, Sparebankstiftelsen Harstad Sparebank og Hålogaland Kraft

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LUMINOSITY

LUMINOSITY
Galleri NordNorge

Parallell to the festival, Hilde Hauan Johnsen opens her solo show LUMINOSITY in the local gallery, just behind the cinema in Harstad. Privet View Saturday 29 October, 14:00. Free.

Orchestrated audio-textile installation is a good descriptor of Hauan Johnsen's work with fiber optics. Theatrical elements are an integral component where the effect of light is predominant. Light in general is a recurring theme in textiles that are inspired by the landscape. While most artists draw attention to light, Hauan Johnsen uses artificial light to create works that are light emitting.

For more than a decade Hauan Johnsen invites viewers to enter a realm of luminosity and transparency. She creates installations comprised of intricate bundles of thin fiber optic cables, i.e., plastic fibers conducting light along their length. An artificial light source is placed at either end of the cable. The light then travels along the cables, a process called total internal reflection. Tiny points of light appear along the entire length of an intricate bundle of thin cables.

The site-specific installations occupy large, dimly lit spaces and incorporate sound. End radiating fiber optic cables only emit light at either end, therefore the cables must be “damaged” by applying sandpaper to the surface, thus allowing light to escape. Recently the artist incorporated side radiating fiber optic cables, eliminating the need for modification.

This exhibition shows 3 different approaches to luminosity: The fiberoptics installation, the RE:MAKE Mogstad paintings and Behind the curtain: the curtains changing color by the influence of sunlight.

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MIN NABO TOTORO

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Min nabo Totoro
Harstad Kino
Kr 90,- / Gratis med festivalpass, men billett må hentes ut på Harstad Kino
Norske stemmer


Verdens beste nabo!

Den japanske animasjonsmesteren Hayao Miyazakis magiske eventyr kommer tilbake på kinolerretet. En ny generasjon Ghibli-fans kan glede seg!

Søstrene Satsuki og Mei har flyttet til et gammelt hus på landet sammen med faren sin for å være nærmere mammaen som er på sykehus. Det blir en sommer helt utenom det vanlige. Det tar ikke lang tid før den lille, nysgjerrige Mei begynner å utforske den mystiske skogen rundt huset. Der møter hun Totoro - en sagnomsust skogvokter med magiske krefter.
MIN NABO TOTORO passer for filmelskere i absolutt alle aldre og relanseres nå på kino med norske stemmer og i originalversjon.

Regi og manus: Hayao Miyazaki, 1988, Japan. Skuespillere: Chika Sakamoto, Hitoshi Takagi, Noriko Hidaka, Shigesato Itoi, Tanie Kitabayashi, Toshiyuki Amagasa, Naoki Tatsuta, Frank Welker, Lea Salonga, Pat Carroll, Tim Daly, Musikk: Jo Hisaishi, Sjanger: Animasjon / Eventyr / Familiefilm Lengde: 1 t. 26 min. Sensur: tillatt for alle

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ARCTIC MOVING IMAGE SEMINAR

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3 dagers morgenseminar
Fredag 28. - søndag 30. oktober
Kl 9.30 - 12.00 hver dag
Sted: Scandic Hotell Harstad
Pris: Kr 50,-

 

Ed Webb-Ingall vil holde et tre-dagers seminar på festivalen, der du vil bli invitert til å aktivt engasjere deg med programmet innen 'bevegelige bilder' på festivalen. Om du er interessert i bevegelige bilder, altså videokunst, eksperimentell film og tidsbaserte installasjoner og skulpturer, eller en aktør innen kunst og/eller film, så er du hjertelig velkommen.

Seminaret er strukturert rundt tre økter, en hver dag, på hver 2,5 timer fredag 28. oktober til søndag 30. oktober, der gruppen blir invitert til å delta aktivt i diskusjoner om utvalgte verk som vises på festivalen og hvordan disse forholder seg til aktuelle diskusjoner i kunstverdenen og i henhold til bevegelige bilders praksis. Temaer som kuratoriske problemer, lokaler og festivalens struktur vil også kunne diskuteres, og det er mulig å reflektere over eventuelt eget arbeid i forhold til diskusjonen.

Seminaret er for kunstnere, filmskapere, kuratorer, skribenter, forskere, studenter og andre som er engasjert med film og bevegelige bilder innenfor sin egen praksis, eller de som bare er interessert i bevegelige bilder. Deltakerne vil bli forventet å delta på hver økt og å bidra med å bestemme programmet gjennom en kombinasjon av åpen, kritisk respons og selvrefleksjon. Workshopavgiften inkluderer adgang til de utvalgte visningene på festivalen som vil diskuteres på workshop'en.


3 day morning seminar
Friday 28 - Sunday 30 October
9.30 am - 12.00 hver dag
Venue: Scandic Hotel Harstad
Ticket price: NOK 50,- (approx GBP 5,-)

The experienced workshop leader, filmmaker and writer, Ed Webb-Ingall will hold a three-day morning seminar at Arctic Moving Image & Film Festival. The seminar will respond to and actively engage with the 'moving image' programme of the festival. It will be structured around three, two and a half-hour long sessions every morning from Friday 28 October to Sunday 30 October (9.30am-12.00pm) at Harstad Scandic Hotel, where the group will be joined by artists involved in the festival. The members of the group will be invited to actively participate in the sessions, and reflect upon their own work if applicable. Seminar participants will also attend the festivals screenings free of charge, and draw upon and interrogate their responses to these – extending from themes, issues, curatorial premises and the festival’s structure itself to individual works as they relate to a developing, ongoing conversation around contemporary moving image practices.

The seminar is for artists, filmmakers, curators, writers, researchers, students and others engaged with film and moving image within their own practice. Also people who have no professional link to film and moving image, but who are interested in learning more about the field, are invited. Participants will be expected to attend every session and to fully contribute in determining the programme through a combination of open, critical response and self-reflection.

Tickets: NOK 50,- (approx 5 Euros - so almost free!) Your place on the seminar includes a free festival pass. Limited places: 20. We will email you with more information before the seminar starts.

 

 

Ed Webb-Ingall er en filmskaper og skribent med interesse i å utforske historier, praksiser og former for kollektivitet og samarbeid. Hans nåværende forskning undersøker hvordan videoteknologi drives innenfor sosiale kontekster og hvordan begrepene mobilitet og tilgang krysser politiske plattformer av community-basert aktivisme og former for representasjon. Han har gjennomført seminarer på London Film Festival, FLARE: London LGBT Film Festival, Artist Moving Image Festival Glasgow, Oberhausen Shot Film Festival og Berwick Film Festival. Han er i dag mentor på Open School East, London og gjennomfører en to-års opphold på The Showroom, London. Nye prosjekter inkluderer co-redigering "The Sketchbooks of Derek Jarman", utgitt av Thames and Hudson, og "We had rather been Invaded", et video-samarbeidsprosjekt som så på arven etter § 28, på oppdrag av Studio Voltaire, London. Han er også en TECHNE stipendiat ved Royal Holloway University, England, hvor hans forskning fokuserer på historie og praktiseringen av community video i Storbritannia mellom 1968 og 1981.


Ed Webb-Ingall is a UK based filmmaker and writer with an interest in exploring histories, practices and forms of collectivity and collaboration. His current research examines the ways in which video technology operated within social contexts and how concepts of mobility and access intersect with political platforms of community-based activism and forms of representation. He has carried out seminars at London Film Festival, FLARE: London LGBT Film Festival, Artist Moving Image Festival Glasgow, Oberhausen Shot Film Festival and Berwick Film Festival. He is currently a mentor at Open School East, London and is carrying out a two-year residency at The Showroom, London. Recent projects include co-editing The Sketchbooks of Derek Jarman, published by Thames and Hudson and We Have Rather Been Invaded, a collaborative video that looked at the legacy of Section 28, commissioned by Studio Voltaire, London. He is also a TECHNE PhD candidate at Royal Holloway University, England, where his research focuses on the history and practice of community video in the UK between 1968 and 1981.

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EVOLUTION

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Harstad Kino
Kr 90,- / Gratis med festivalpass, men billett må hentes ut på Harstad Kino
Norsk underteksting

I denne vakre og herlig skumle filmen trekkes vi inn i en merkverdig og fantastisk verden av barndommens drømmer, fantasier og frykt. Filmen er en interessant blanding av flere sjangre; kvalitetsfilm, sci-fi og skrekkfilm. Den har et svært vakkert visuelt uttrykk, og regissøren er influert av flere kunstmalere igjennom historien.

Vi møter 10 år gamle Nicolas som bor sammen med moren sin i en havnelandsby, kun befolket av kvinner og unge gutter. På sykehuset, beliggende på klippen over havet, gjennomgår guttene merkelige medisinsk behandlinger, men Nicolas er den eneste som undrer seg. Han merker at moren lyver for ham, og er fast bestemt på å finne ut hva hun bedriver sammen med de andre kvinnene om natten, på stranden. Det han oppdager er starten på et mareritt han hjelpeløst trekkes inn i. Men så får han en uventet alliert i Stella, en ung sykepleier.

Regi: Lucile Hadzihalilovic, 2015, Belgia / Frankrike / Spania. Språk: fransk. Skuespillere: Max Brebant, Roxane Duran, Julie-Marie Parmentier. Manus: Alanté Kavaïté, Geoff Cox, Lucile Hadzihalilovic. Musikk: Jesus Diaz, Zacarias M. de la Riva.  Distribusjon: Another World Entertainment. Lengde: 1 t. 21 min. Aldersgrense: 15 år.

 

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«Evolution»
Harstad Kino
NOK 90,- / Free with festival pass, but ticket will have to be collected at the venue
French language and Norwegian subtitles

The only residents of young Nicholas's seaside town are women and boys. When he sees a dead body in the ocean one day, he begins to question his existence and surroundings. Why must he, and all the other boys, be hospitalised?

Director: Lucile Hadzihalilovic, 2015, Belgium / France / Spain. Language: French. Actors: Max Brebant, Roxane Duran, Julie-Marie Parmentier. Manus: Alanté Kavaïté, Geoff Cox, Lucile Hadzihalilovic. Musikk: Jesus Diaz, Zacarias M. de la Riva.  Distribusjon: Another World Entertainment. Length: 1 hr. 21 min. Agelimit: 15.

 

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UNDER THE WALLPAPER

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Harstad Kino
Kr 90,- / Gratis med festivalpass, men billett må hentes ut på Harstad Kino
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Med utgangspunkt i ideen om "hjem" som et urolig konsept, bringer dette programmet sammen fem internasjonale korte fiksjon- og eksperimentellfilmer. Disse moderne kortfilmene utforsker de fysiske og psykiske sammensetningene av det hjemlige, tilhørighet og hva det betyr å føle seg "hjemme".
Innledningen til programmet vil plassere temaet "hjem" i feministisk litteratur, diskusjon og aktivisme.

Christina Demetriou, kurator av programmet, vil besøke Harstad og introdusere programmet. Hun er en uavhengig filmprogrammerer basert i Berlin. Hun har en mastergrad i Gender and kulturstudier fra Goldsmiths , London. Hun startet og driver LUNAR, et prosjekt forpliktet til feministisk politikk og praksis, og søker å utforske nye måter å kuratere.

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Venue: Harstad Kino
NOK 90,- / Free with festival pass, but ticket will have to be collected at the venue
English subtitles and introduction in English

Beginning with the idea of ‘home’ as an uneasy concept, this programme brings together five international short fiction and experimental film works. These contemporary short films explore the physical and psychological assemblages of the domestic, belonging and what it means to feel ‘at home’.

The programme introduction will situate the theme of ‘home’ in feminist writing, discussion and activism.

Christina Demetriou, the curator of the programme, will visit Harstad and introduce the programme. She is an independent film programmer based in Berlin. She holds an MA in Gender and Culture Studies from Goldsmiths, London. She initiated and runs LUNAR, a project committed to feminist politics and practices, and seeks to explore new ways of curating.

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Safety Curtain
dir. Theo Adams Company
2016 / UK / 3’

The story of a group of women trapped behind a safety curtain made of past traumas. Playing a dangerous game, they face, over and over, the damage done to them- damage caused by love, fame, infertility, loss and the male.


A Fire in My Brain That Separates Us
dir. Benjamin Ramírez Pérez
2015 / Germany / 17’

In an initially deserted room objects slowly begin to move; they are manipulated from off-screen, pulled and dragged by strings, cables or the carpet. A “ghostly” choreography emerges, with the objects taking on a life of their own, vanishing and reappearing.


Valeria
dir. Erin Vassilopoulos
2016 / USA / 20’

Discharged from the hospital after a partial face transplant, Eva is struck by an insatiable curiosity about her donor, with whom she feels increasingly connected.


Woman In Deep
dir. Janicza Bravo
2016 / USA / 15’

A woman calls a suicide prevention hotline and is put on hold.


Aïssa
dir. Clément Tréhin-Lalanne
2014 / France / 8’

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Aïssa is Congolese. To determine if she can be deported, a doctor is going to examine her anatomy.

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