The Optimists awarded at the Norwegian film festival

Skofteland Film and director Gunhild Westhagen Magnor won the Ray of Sunshine statuette for the heart-warming documentary The Optimists, as the only Norwegian award winner. 

The Ray of Sunshine
The Ray of Sunshine went to Gunhild Westhagen Magnor’s documentary The Optimists, about  the volleyball ladies in Hamar aged 66 to 98. The jury states that The Optimists, which is distributed by Norsk Filmdistribusjon, is an exceptionally humane and heart-warming film, whose theatrical release deserves to reach a wide audience.

– We were never in doubt that this film was an obvious winner, the jury members write and follow up with:

– It gives us the belief that spirit, courage and a big helping of self-irony will make life much better.  This is a film where the audience laugh, smile and cry, so: a real Ray of Sunshine.


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The Optimists concludes the film festival in Haugesund!

Programme manager Håkon Skogrand thinks there will be laughter and tears of joy when the movie The Optimists concludes this years festival, on Tuesday 20 August: Not since Cool and Crazy have I seen a documentary with such a potential to succeed with the masses, he says.  (mer...)

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“The Sarnos – A Life in Dirty Movies” broadcast on SVT2!

The Sarnos – A Life in Dirty Movies is a love story about legendary sexploitation director Joe Sarno, “The Ingmar Bergman of 42nd Street”, and his loyal wife and collaborator Peggy. The film follows The Sarnos for a year, as 88-year old Joe is struggling to get a new film project off the ground, a female-centered […] (more)

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LAST CALL won at Cinemambiente in Turin!

Skofteland Film is happy to announce that the Italian-Norwegian coproduction LAST CALL has been awarded the Best Documentary in The House of Tomorrow international competition at Cinemambiente Environmental Film Festival 2013. Congratulations to director Enrico Cerasuolo and producer Massimo Arvat at Zenit Arte Audiovisivo! Enrico Cerasuolo with «The House of Tomorrow»award at Cinemambiente in Turin, Italy. (more)

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Premiere for “Tomorrow’s Athletes”

The tv-series Morgendagens idrettshelter (“Tomorrow’s Athletes”) premiered on TVNorge, Thursday 14th of February – 9:30 PM. What does it take to become the best? In 8 episodes we follow 9 young athletes who have one thing in common: They are all amongst the best in their sport. Watch the trailer:: Follow Morgendagens idrettshelter on Facebook: […] (more)

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The Sarnos – premiere in Sweden

Grand premiere for Gøteborg internasjonale filmfestival: Monday 28th of January 8:00 PM is the time for the grand premiere for “The Sarnos – A lift in Dirty Movies”, which Skofteland Film have had the honor of co-producing. Ingunn H. Knudsen has been our producer, Bugge Wesseltoft has made the music for the film and Lydhodene […] (more)

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Development support from NFI to Maud Returns

Skofteland Film has received development support for the major production Maud Returns. In the film we follow the artist Jan Wanggard and his crew in the challenging quest of bringing Roald Amundsen´s polar vessel “Maud” back to Norway, after more than 80 years at the bottom of the sea north of Canada. (more)

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About Skofteland Film

Skofteland Film Film AS 'specialty is to create warm, nurturing films to convey something about an important topic. We seek to break down prejudices and myths in society without using the index finger. We will engage the audience to think for themselves through the experience film offers and through that they become familiar with people they may not previously knew so well. We want to combine viewer friendliness Containing importance in our productions. It will be important in the future to maintain our status within quality film, while we will reach out to people.

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Skoftelandfilm Film AS

produces documentaries and documentary series


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