Barnefilmfestivalen April 2530 2023

Juries

Below you can see the juries for 2022.

BFF Industry Jury 2022

The jury awards the BFF FILM AWARD of NOK 50.000 to the Best International Kids Film. The prize money are awarded to the Norwegian distributor who imports the film to Norwegian cinemas. The jury also awards the BFF SHORT FILM AWARD to the Best Norwegian Short Film. The winning film will be shortlisted for the Amanda Awards.

Jury members

Manager Professional Training at the Norwegian Film Institute Rune Tellefsen

Rune Tellefsen is Manager Professional Training at the Norwegian Film Institute, and is responsible for training and networking activities for professional filmmakers with national and international partners. He has 25 years of experience from the film industry and has previously been Manager for NFI: LAB, Head of programming and Producer for Kristiansand Children's Film Festival, Consultant at Kristiansand Cinema, Content manager at Norgesfilm, Board Chairman for Cinematheque, Board member, and Children and Youth Film Consultant at the The Norwegian Federation of Film Societies, in addition to being a Film Critic.

Cinema Director, Edda Cinema Marit Sætre Færevåg

Marit Sætre Færevåg has been cinema director at Edda cinema in Haugesund since 2009. She sits on the Amanda committee and Edda cinema hosts the Norwegian Film Festival and the children's film festival Cinemagi every year. Marit has previously worked as information manager in the Norwegian Film Fund, information advisor in the Norwegian Film Institute and information manager for Safe use of new media for children and young people project for the Norwegian Film Authority. She has a master's degree in film, media and communication from the University of Natal, South Africa and the University of Oslo.

Hoffart Consulting Åge Hoffart

Åge Hoffart has more than 40 years of experience from the Norwegian and international film industry, as a distributor and purchaser of films for launch in Norwegian cinemas. He has worked on over 1,000 films, from small film gems to large American blockbusters - and is still looking forward to going to new film festivals.

Jurymembers

Jaroslav Hynštová

Jaroslav Hynštová was born in 1977. She studied at the Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic, major Film studies and English philology. She has been working as a film programmer at Zlín Film Festival - International Film Festival for Children and Youth since 2005. As a Zlín Film Festival representative she participated in the juries all around the world (e.g. South Korea, Estonia, Sweden, France, Germany, Poland, Russia, India, Japan). She also works as a lecturer during Zlín Film Festival summer camps (screenwriting, guidance of TV studio making). She was also a regional cultural correspondent for the biggest Czech newspape. She translated films for Zlín Film Festival and worked as a guest manager for the small film festival Eurofilm in the spa town Luhačovice. She is a founder of an amateur theatre group in her home town Luhačovice, she is the screenwriter and director of more than 10 comedy plays based on different film genres.

Founder of “European Children’ Film Association” (ECFA) Felix Vanginderhuysen

Felix Vanginderhuysen was born in 1954 and has a master’s degree in Social Sciences at the Louvain University. In 1978, he started at “Jekino”—a non-profit-organization for the promotion of quality films for children—which in the following 40 years became a leading association for distribution and film education. In 1989 he founded the “European Youth Film Festival” in Antwerp, and in 2000 co-founded a school film project in Flanders called “Lessons in the Dark”. These three organizations merged into “JEF” in 2017, as a Flemish Institute for children’s film. After founding the “European Children’ Film Association” (ECFA) in 1988, he has been the General Secretary of this association. In 2007 Felix Vanginderhuysen received the Flemish Cultural Award from the Ministry of Culture.

Film manager in NFK Nora Kruse

Nora Kruse holds a bachelor's degree in Cinema Studies and has previously worked with booking and programming on several international film festivals in Norway. She is currently the acting film manager in NFK, which has many children and youth film societies among its members. The organisation continuously works to improve the film catalogue and accommodate increased activity for the younger members.

Jurymembers

Leader, M:BRANE - Malmö Lennart Ström

Lennart Ström is the leader of the funding forum m: brane in Malmö. The forum works with content for young audiences in all genres and formats. Lennart has been active in the media industry since the mid 80's with many different functions; producer, media teacher, festival director, project manager and board member of various organizations in the audiovisual industry. He has participated in international juries at film festivals and is often invited to share and inspire with his knowledge through keynotes and as a panelist.

CEO, KinoSør AS Kim Skarning Andersen

Kim Skarning Andersenholds the position as CEO of KinoSør AS, a leading cinema company in the South of Norway with 75 employees and approximately 450.000 annual guests. In the period 2014 – 2017 he was also Chairman of Kristiansand International Children’s Film Festival. His former work experiences include six years in advertising and PR as Manager, Advisor and Copywriter. In addition to this, Kim has worked for more than ten years in several managerial positions in both European and Nordic IT Companies.

Production advisor and information officer, Mediefondet Zefyr Ingunn Myklevoll Sjøen

Ingunn Myklevoll Sjøen is a production and information consultant at the Zefyr Media Fund. Ingunn has a long career in public administration aimed at the AV industry and also has many years of experience as a journalist and cultural director/cinema director. She graduated from the University of Sunderland in 2005 with a master's degree in media production. She also has a bachelor's degree in communication, culture and media studies from the same educational institution.

For the third time KICFF also includes a children’s jury which consists of five jury members, aged 11-13 years old. They will present the Barn-i-byen Award, which is an award given in collaboration with a local magazine for families in Kristiansand. This years jury consists of:

Jurymembers

Johan Birkeland

Alma Younis

Rayyan Mughal

Sara Santos Salgueiro

Aarya Marathe

Johan Bates

Kristin Osafo

Rayyan Muhammed

Shanah Selman

The jury consists of students from Tangen High School, who are in their second year, taking courses in media and communication. The Youth Jury will present the UNG Award to the best film in the youth section. This years jury consists of:

Jurymembers

Aleksandra Krajewska

Eirik Navjord

Jennifer Flodin

Caroline Fjellestad