The Norwegian International Film Festival in Haugesund

Situated in Haugesund, on the west coast of Norway in charming surroundings, The Norwegian International Film Festival, often called the “Nordic Cannes”, is your gateway to the Norwegian film and cinema industry. The festival is partly owned by FILM&KINO.

With Liv Ullmann as Honorary President, the festival ensembles the Norwegian film industry and press corps to participate in red carpet screenings, festival parties and events along with our most famous actors and actresses. From August 20 – 27, 2009 the 25th anniversary of the Norwegian Film Award Amanda will be we celebrated.

The festival’s Main Programme is devoted to feature films for theatrical release. Titles are selected on artistic merit. The festival cooperates closely with Norwegian and Scandinavian distributors in selecting films for screening at the festival, and Nordic bodies/sales agents for screening at New Nordic Films. Films selected should ideally be signed for Norway, but the festival also makes a point of inviting a limited number of films that should be of interest to a Norwegian and Scandinavian audience. Whenever possible, such invitations are routed through a Norwegian or Scandinavian distributor.


The Film Festival centre of Norway is Haugesund, the gateway to fjords and mountains with the North Sea at its doorstep. When you experience the endless variety of its surroundings, you may well agree that Haugesund can rightly be considered “The Nordic Cannes”. The city has an interesting history of sea travel and fishing, and is today a thriving modern town with much to offer. It`s town centre offers a wide selection of restaurants and pubs, cultural events and fine hotels, all within easy reach.

HRH Crown Prince Haakon is the patron of The Norwegian International Film Festival. Liv Ullmann is the festival’s Honorary President.

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