Juries and Awards
The Nordic Fiction Competition comprises eight special, exciting and powerful films. The winning film is chosen by a preselected jury.
Heidi Palm Sandberg
Heidi Palm Sandberg is a producer at Qvisten Animation and has produced four films there, including Three Robbers and a Lion (2022) and Captain Sabertooth and the Magic Diamond (2019). She has previously been general manager of The Oslo Festival Agency and helped establish Oslo Pix Film Festival.
Farzad Samsami runs his own production company Gorillafilm. He has produced and directed a number of award-winning short films: Foad (2014), Min far (2018), Doah (2020) and Lavina (2022), which have been screened at several international film festivals, such as Clermont-Ferrand and Palm Springs Shortfest. Samsami is currently working on his debut feature film, Zarzis, which received a production grant through the Norwegian Film Institute's talent scheme Neo.
Eivind Myklebost Nordengen
Eivind Myklebost Nordengen has a master's degree in film and television science from Lillehammer University College and works as the program manager and producer for Amandusfestivalen and Amandus Blikkfang. He also has a background in film club management in Lillehammer and has on several occasions been a contributor to Montages and Z Filmtidsskrift.
The Nordic Documentary Competition comprises eight powerful documentaries this year. The winning film is chosen by a preselected jury.
Signe Rosenlund-Hauglid (b. (1995 in Harstad) was raised in Vormsund, Akershus, and is currently living in Oslo. With a background in journalism and creative documentary directing from OsloMet, she graduated with a Master's degree in film at HDK-Valan – Academy of Art and Design (Gothenburg). Her previous film IKKE EN SÅNN FYR received an honorable mention at Bergen International Film Festival in 2022. The same year she received an award for her art film VI GÅR NED MED STIL OG ENGANGSGRILL, which she directed alongside three other filmmakers. Rosenlund-Hauglid’s previous films have been screened at the Norwegian Short Film Festival, Nordic Panorama Film Festival (Malmö), and Doc Edge Festival (New Zealand). She has previously worked as a journalist for VG, Klassekampen, and Morgenbladet.
Hanne Myren was one of the founders of the production company Medieoperatorene in 1995. Her directorial debut, Jenter (2007), received the Amanda for both best documentary film and best youth film. Myren's next project, the drama-documentary Kontroll, won the Terje Vigen award for best Norwegian short film in 2009, and was nominated for Amanda in the category Best short film. She has also directed the cinema film Elsk Meg, which among other things was selected for CPH:DOX's competition program in 2013. In addition to working as a director, Myren has produced over 20 documentaries and short films and now works at Medieoperatorene as a producer.
Line Hatland has since 2000 worked with documentary film as a director and screenwriter. She has directed short and long stand-alone documentaries and a few TV series, including the documentaries Bortebane (2021), Beyond the Pale (2016), Skyggen (2013), De Gode Kapitalistene (2009) and Hvor lykkelig går det an å bli? (2005).
The Audience Award
Oslo Pix Film Festival is primarily an audience festival - and we want to know which film you think is the best. You can participate in selecting the audience favorite by voting for up to three of your favorites among the films in the program.
If you join the voting, you will have a chance to win a gift card worth 500 NOK from Dansens Hus and a festival pass for next year's festival.
You are only allowed to vote once.
You can vote for up to three films.
You can vote for all feature-length films screening in the cinema during the festival. This includes both documentary and fiction films.