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The Rise of Norwegian Cinema

by Alexandra Ferguson.

Norwegian film making has not been as prominent as you might expect within European cinema. For decades European film makers from across the continent have held their heads above the Hollywood waters and managed to produce some of the most influential films of each era. Norway, on the other hand, has not enjoyed the same experience and it is only recently that Norwegian cinema has found itself on the mainstream radar.

Though Norway has always been an advocate of cinematic entertainment, their investments in the medium have not been as quick as other European countries. The Norwegian Film School (NFS) was opened as late as 1994 and followed a few years later by the establishment of the Norwegian Film Fund in 2001. These advancements have given Norway a running start for the years which have followed and have enabled new talent to flourish and the countrys film festivals are getting to be a big deal on the international circuits, with The Film Pilgrim’s editor talking at the Tromso International Film Festival earlier this year. (In contrast, Norway was also the first country to adapt all their cinemas for digital screenings).

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