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Industry Days

Welcome to the Industry Days at BFF! This year´s industry days will be held from the 24th to the 26th of April. We are pleased to invite you to come visit our festival in the beautiful coastal town Kristiansand, and spend a few days with us packed with films, industry events, and social gatherings.

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Director Gunnbörg Gunnarsdottir. FOTO: David Malmbekk

WEDNESDAY THE 24TH OF APRIL

Masterclass - GUNNBJÖRG GUNNARSDOTTIR ("Victoria Must Go")

Location: Aladdin Blue
Time: 15.00 

The director is half Icelandic and half Norwegian, based in Bergen. As a self-taught filmmaker, she began as a photographer and produced her own material for several years. Her career stretches back to 2012, where she started making music videos and short films. In 2018, Gunnbjörg wrote and directed her first feature-length film, the zero-budget production "For evig og aldri", a feel-good film about abortion and the expectations of motherhood. In 2019, she co-directed her first full-length documentary, "The Art of Fallism" , a political film about structural racism and gender in South Africa. Gunnbjörg's interest in mixing genres, especially comedy and drama - with elements of action - has led her to write and direct "Victoria must die".

NB! Limited number of seats

The film "Victoria must go" is staged as an industry screening at Kristiansand Kino in hall 7 at 11 a.m

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View from the top of Odderøya. PHOTO: Visit Sørlandet

Industry dinner - Shrimp party at Odderøya

Location: The café at Søndre batteri
Time: 19:00 -

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Join the animal walk at Kristiansand Zoo. PHOTO: Dyreparken

THURSDAY THE 25TH OF APRIL

Pitch Competition - best idea for a tv-series or a feature film

The pitch is in Norwegian

Location: Alddin Rød 
Time: 13.00

The competition is organized in collaboration with Mediefondet Zefyr. Filmmakers with a desire to realize a cinema film (fiction/documentary) or a television series project connected to the South and/or West of Norway have the opportunity to win NOK 100,000. The winner will be announced during the official award ceremony on Friday the 26th of April.

Films on the Horizon (FOH)

Hall Blue at Aladdin Cinema at 16-18.

FOH is the festival's annual work-in-progress presentation of upcoming Nordic films for children and young people. The event takes place in Hall Blue at Aladdin Cinema. The event takes place in English. The projects will be announced soon

After FOH come join us for an amazing trip to Kristiansand Zoo.

There will be animal walk and a pleasant industry dinner.

Departure to the Zoo at 18.30 outside Kristiansand cinema
Return bus transport: approx. 23:00

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Jason Bevan

FRIDAY THE 26TH OF APRIL

BFF: CONFERENCE

Location: Clarion Hotel Ernst
Time: 9:45 - 15:30

Don´t miss our annual conference with exciting topics, panel discussions and inspirational speakers.

See full program here:

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From the 2023 Award Show. PHOTO: Fabel Media South

Industry dinner and award show

Location: Mannskapsmessa, Odderøya Time: 19.00 – 24.00 We are closing this year´s festival with a big award show and a closing party.