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22nd Tromsø International Film Festival

January 17 – 22, 2012

What’s It All About

The Tromsø International Film Festival(TIFF) is an annual film festival held in Tromsø, Norway. The first film festival in Tromso was held in 1991 and today TIFF attracts 45,000 attendees, effectively doubling the size of the city. During TIFF, more than 100 films from about30 countries are presented. Filmmakers compete for the festival’s three awards –the Aurora, Fipresci and the Don Quiote.TIFF screens challenging quality films for a local, national and international audience.

The festival is set in the dark polar nights, which gives TIFF the unique opportunity to screen films outdoors. Outdoor cinema is located at the main square in the heart of Tromsø. The programme includes a selection of shorts and documentaries from the Films From The North programme, along with special screenings and various other events.

The festival also hosts a number of seminars and events for film professionals. Below ZERO – Call for Projects Filmmakers are invited to submit their projects for Below ZERO, an international pitching session for documentary projects focusing on life above the Arctic Circle. Below ZERO takes place during Tromsø International Film Festival, January 18-21, 2012. Selected projects are pitched to a panel of commissioning agents from TV channels and film funds.

Watch Out For!

Opening Film

The Snows Of Kilimanjaro

This film carefully portrays people and places, and manages to address pressing social issues in today’s France, as well as the question of what makes a good life.

Special Screening

The Extraordinary Adventures Of Mr West In The Land Of The Bolsheviks.

This is the first anti-American Soviet movie. A clear-cut parody of the American view of Soviets, it is delivered in a style that mimics the American silent movies of its time. Fun, engaging and a propaganda-charged peek into a bygone era – or a parallel to our own.

Red Westerns Section Screenings:

At Home Among Strangers, A Stranger At Home (Russia)

• Lemonade Joe (Czechoslovakia)

The Seventh Bullet (Soviet Union)

The Sons Of Great Bear (GDR)

Films From The North (FFN)

Films From The North aims to draw attention to the increasing media activity in the north and thereby stimulate its growth. Films are qualified as long as the subject, the production or the director has a strong connection to the northern regions of Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia or Canada.

The programme for FFN includes 50new shorts and documentaries including many new northern talents at the festival this year. The Tromsø Palm is awarded to the best film in the sidebar Films from the North. The director of the winning film is given € 5,000.

Screenings Include:

FFN – Special Screening 1: Leaving Home

Three films will be showcased in the special screening 1 section of the TIFF

Välitila (In Between)

Ingen Blir Igjen (No One Remains)

Slagbrødre (Brothers In Arms)

FFN – Special Screening 2: From Russia With Love

Et Ekteskap (A Marriage)

Farliga Ryska Kvinnor (Dangerous Russian Women)

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