Competitions and Winners 2018
In 2018, the festival handed for the first time in its history out the HUMAN Award for Best Norwegian Documentary and The Human Rights Human Wrongs Film Award for Best International Human Rights Documentary.
HUMAN Award 2018
9 Norwegian documentaries competed for the HUMAN Award 2018 and 50.000 NOK given by Bergesenstiftelsen and Stiftelsen Ship-Ring.
Winner: GOLDEN DAWN GIRLS (Norwegian title: Hatets vugge) – directed by Håvard Bustnes and produced by Christian Falch, UpNorth Film.
Honorary Mention: LETTERS– directed by Marte Vold and Jéro Yun, produced by Elisa Fernanda Pirir and Maria Ekerhovd, Mer Film.
Film and arts journalist and critic. Writes for Morgenbladet and Rushprint.
Mette Cheng Munthe-Kaas
Award-winning producer, editor and CEO of Ten Thousand Images AS.
August Baugstø Hanssen
Director and team member of the production company Indie film.
Kari Anne Moe
Director and producer, well-know for Pøbler and Til Ungdommen.
Culture Editor of Dagsavisen and Chairman of The Norwegian Critic’s Association.
Program Manager for VEGA Scene.
International Competition Program 2018
9 international documentaries competed for the Human Rights Human Wrongs Film Award 2018 and 30.000 NOK given by Amnesty International Norway and The Norwegian Helsinki Committee. The two organisations have been close partners to the festival since its beginning. With this award they wish to honor filmmakers’ efforts to raise awareness about pressing human rights issues of an international audience.
Winner: THE DEMINER – directed by Hogir Hirori and Shinwar Kamal, produced by Antonio Russo Merenda and Hogir Hirori, Lolav Media.
Honorary Mention: DEAD DONKEYS FEAR NO HYENAS – directed by Joakim Demmer, produced by Margarete Jangård.
International Jury 2018
Director. His Nowhere to Hide (2016) received prestigious awards and international critical acclaim.
Femke Van Velzen
Dutch director and producer in IF Productions, a company focussing on human rights violations in third-world countries.
Laywer and senior advisor at Norges nasjonale institusjon for menneskerettigheter, with over 20 years experience within the field of human rights.