Oslo Film Festival 2023

February 23rd & 24th at Sentralen.

Oslo Film Festival is returning to the cinema halls with two days filled with narrative, documentary, and animated films from around the world. This year’s Festival will take place on the 23rd and 24th of February at the outstanding Sentralen (Hvelvet), Norway’s oldest savings bank building which now serves as a cutting-edge multicultural space.

After two online editions due to Covid-19 restrictions, Oslo Film Fest returns to the screening halls with a fresh and diverse program. With OFF’s philosophy core in mind and the vision to steer independent cinema, the screening selection runs the gamut of genres from experimental to animated, music video and documentary.

Over two days with two screening blocks each, the festival will showcase 23 films in total.

Among this year’s screenings is The Letter Room, a 2020 American short comedy-drama film starring Golden Globes winner Oscar Isaac which premiered at HollyShorts Film Festival and was nominated for Best Short Film at Tribeca Film Festival and the Palm Springs International ShortFest. The awarded The Censor of Dreams, which has been nominated in numerous film festivals, including the SXSW Film Festival, Rome Independent Film Festival and the Milano International Film Festival Awards. One of the nominees in the Best Documentary category is Under the Ashes of Mekong, which explores multiple humane issues through a cinematic and poetic narrative.

An Awards Ceremony & Networking Event will take place on Day 2 after the end of the screenings.  Find the complete film line-up detailed below. For more updates, follow @Oslo Film Festival and #OFF23 on Instagram and Facebook.

Screening Programme

DAY 1:

Screening Slot 1: 18.00 – 19.30

An Invitation, 12’, Yeung Tung, Hao Zhao, China, Best Short Film   

Ceri – Solo Insieme, 4’, Giada Bossi, Italy, Best Music Video

Juli, 16’, Mauritz Brekke Solberg, Norway, Best Short Film  

The Record, 8’, Jonathan Laskar, Switzerland, Best Animated Film 

Deloping, 7’, Jon Olav Stokke, United Kingdom, Best Short Film     

▹The Letter Room, 30’, Elvira Lind, United States, Best Short Film    

**Break: 19:30-19:45

Screening Slot 2: 19:45-21:00

Not the 80s, 17’, Marleen Valien, Germany, Best Short Film             

Under the Ashes of the Mekong, 20’, Emeline Courcier. France, Best Short Documentary            ▹Louis I. King of the Sheep, 8’, Markus Wulf, Germany, Best Animated Film                      

Thorn, 8’, Alexander Stamatiadis, Greece, Best Experimental Film             

Suburb, 3’, Miles Jezuita, United Kingdom, Best Animated Film

Censor of Dreams,18’, Leo Berne, Raphaël Rodriguez, France, Best Short Film

DAY 2:

Screening Slot 1: 18:00-19:30

Mother Tongue, 13’, Floris Ramaekers, Netherlands, Best Short Film        

Mental Soirée, 5’, Alberto Arellano, Spain, Best Experimental Film 

Night Shift, 29’, Eddy Schartz, Yordan Petkov, Bulgaria, Best Short Film  

Downfall, 3’, Rona Fayad, Lebanon, Best Student Production

Daron, Daron Colbert, 15’, Kevin Edward Steen, United States, Best Experimental Film 

Eat it, 10’, Katie Lambert, United Kingdom, Best Short Film

**Break: 19:30-19:45

Screening Slot 2: 19:45-21:00

No one in particular, 21’, Saana Penttilä, Finland, Best Student Production         

Your Mountain Is Waiting, 7’,  Hannah Jacobs, United Kingdom, Best Animated Film     

Lay Me by the Shore, 18’, David Findlay, Canada, Best Short Film   

My grandmother is an egg, 8’, Wu-Ching Chang, Taiwan, Best Animated Film     

The Jackpot, 22’, Alice von Gwinner, Germany, Best Short Film      

Award Ceremony: 21:00-21:30