Presenting The Pre-Selection Committee
We are delighted to present the three superbly qualified members of this year’s pre-selction committee, whose task it is to consider the submitted films and select ten titles for our Norwegian competition programme.
This year’s pre-selection committee are responsible for selecting ten new Norwegian documentaries, amongst all of those submitted, for our competition programme. These accomplished film professionals with varied experience from the film industry will no doubt be up to the task.
We wish them the best of luck!
Karianne Berge holds a Master’s Degree as a documentary filmmaker from the Norwegian Film School at Lillehammer. She has been working at the production company Indie Film as a director, distributor, and producer since 2008.
Berge’s directorial debut The Grenade Man was released in 2016, and in 2017 she launched the distributor branch of Indie Film with the release of prominent Norwegian documentaries The Night (2017) and My Heart Belongs to Daddy (2018).
She has produced Even Benestad’s short doc The Earth is a Chili (2020) and Emilie Beck’s feature documentary No Place Like Home (2022). 2022 saw the television release of the true crime series The Director, which Berge directed.
Hazhir Ibrahimi has studied Creative Documentary Filmmaking at the Norwegian Film School, from which he graduated in 2020. His student film Please Hold, portraying two young brothers at a Norwegian refugee centre, won Best Sutdent Film at Oslo Film Festival and received an Honourable Mention and the Norwegian Documentary Film Festival in Volda.
Ibrahimi is currently in production with the documentary series Fighter about former MMA fighter Geir Kåre. He also works with fiction and is in post production with the short film Run Sipan Run.
Marin Håskjold is an artist and filmmaker based in Oslo. She has studied Moving Images at Nordland School of Arts and Film in Lofoten. Identity is a central theme in Håskjold’s work, which sees her taking a philosophic approach to explorations of sex and gender from queer and feminist perspectives.
Her works have been exhibited and screened across a number of arts institutions and film festivals, including Tate Modern, Coast Contemporary, Kyiv International Film Festival, Helsinki International Film Festival, and The Norwegian Short Film Festival.
Håskjold’s short film What Is A Woman? won the Amanda Award for Best Short in 2020.