Films from the South

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Films from the South (Norwegian: Film fra sør) is an international movie festival held annually in Oslo, Norway. Movies from Africa, Asia, and Latin-America are shown. The festival has its origin in the student film club of University of Oslo,[1] and has become one of Norway's most favourite festivals.[1] It has approximately 20,000 visitors each year.[2] The festival functions as a rendezvous to ethnic Norwegians and people with multicultural backgrounds.[2]

The main award is the Silver Mirror for best feature film. Other awards include the audience award, the FIPRESCI-award and the DOK:SØR award for best documentary.


Silver Mirror[edit]

Until 2003 known as 'The Oslo Films from the South Award'.[3]
Year Title Director Country of origin
1997[4] Labyrinth of Dreams Gakuryū Ishii Japan
1998[5] Innocence Zeki Demirkubuz Turkey
1999[6] Life Is to Whistle Fernando Pérez Cuba
2000[7] Amores perros Alejandro González Iñárritu Mexico
2001[8] Baran Majid Majidi Iran
2002[9] A House with a View of the Sea Alberto Aruelo Venezuela
2003[10] James' Journey to Jerusalem Ra'anan Alexandrowicz Israel
2004[11] Head-On Fatih Akın Turkey / Germany
2005[12] Electric Shadows Xiao Jiang China
2006[13] Water Deepa Mehta Canada
2007[14] Caramel Nadine Labaki Lebanon
2008[15] Buddha Collapsed Out of Shame Hana Makhmalbaf Iran
2009[16] City of Life and Death Lu Chuan China
2010[17] The Housemaid Im Sang-soo South Korea
2011[18] Las Acacias Pablo Giorgelli Argentina
2012[19] Wolf Children Mamoru Hosoda Japan
2013[20] The Dance of Reality Alejandro Jodorowsky Chile
2014[21] Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem Ronit Elkabetz and Shlomi Elkabetz Israel
2015[22] Ixcanul Jayro Bustamante Guatemala / France
2016 After the Storm (2016 film) Hirokazu Koreeda Japan
2017 Araby João Dumans and Affonso Uchoa Brazil
2018 Burning Lee Chang-dong South Korea
2019[23] N/A Park Chan-wook

Other awards[edit]

Year FIPRESCI DOK:SØR Audience Honorary Oslo Cinema launching price
1997[4] La nave de los sueños
1998[5] Martin (Hache)
1999[6] The Lighthouse
2000[7] The Day I Became a Woman El mismo amor, la misma lluvia
2001[24] La libertad Nine Queens
2002[9] Whispering Sands Son of the Bride
2003[25] James' Journey to Jerusalem Valentín
2004[26] Earth and Ashes Avellaneda's Moon
2005[12] Paradise now Hana & Alice
2006[27] Climates Elsa & Fred
2007[28] Khadak The Year My Parents Went on Vacation
2008[15] 24 City War Child Waltz with Bashir Raoul Peck Waltz with Bashir
2009[16] A moment in June Rough Aunties For a Moment, Freedom Hirokazu Kore-eda Still Walking
2010[17] A Brand New Life Benda Bilili! Castaway on the Moon Dag Asbjørnsen Women Without Men
2011[18] On the Edge Tahrir 2011: The good, the Bad & the Politician Where Do We Go Now?
2012[19] Neighbouring Sounds Searching for Sugar Man Wolf Children
2013[20] The Last Station The Past Apichatpong Weerasethakul
2014[21] Concerning Violence Wild Tales Alejandro Jodorowsky
2015[22] Those Who Feel the Fire Burning Dheepan Abderrahmane Sissako
2016 Fire at Sea My Neighbour Totoro Mahamat Saleh Haroun


  1. ^ a b Norsk Filmklubbforbund: Fullt kjør med Film fra Sør
  2. ^ a b Om Film fra Sør
  4. ^ a b Internet Movie Database: 1997 Oslo Films from the South Festival Awards
  5. ^ a b Internet Movie Database: 1998 Oslo Films from the South Festival Awards
  6. ^ a b Internet Movie Database: 1999 Oslo Films from the South Festival Awards
  7. ^ a b Internet Movie Database: 2000 Oslo Films from the South Festival Awards
  8. ^ Prisvinnere 2001 via Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ a b Internet Movie Database: 2002 Oslo Films from the South Festival Awards
  10. ^ Vinnerfilmene Film fra Sør 2003 via Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ ÅRETS FILMPRISER via Wayback Machine.
  12. ^ a b Prisvinnere 2005
  13. ^ Prisvinnere Film fra Sør 2006
  14. ^ Karamell ( 2007 )
  15. ^ a b Film fra Sørs prisvinnere
  16. ^ a b FFS 09: Årets prisvinnere
  17. ^ a b Tre koreanske filmer vant Film fra Sør-priser
  18. ^ a b Film fra Sør: Årets prisvinnere på Film fra Sør 2011
  19. ^ a b Årets prisvinnere - Film fra Sør 2012
  20. ^ a b Awards Films From the South 2013
  21. ^ a b Awards Films From the South 2014
  22. ^ a b Awards Films From the South 2015
  23. ^ "Sutradara Korsel, Park Chang-wook Raih Penghargaan Kehormatan di Festival Film Norwegia". KBS World Radio (in Indonesian). November 8, 2019. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  24. ^ Internet Movie Database: 2001 Oslo Films from the South Festival Awards
  25. ^ Internet Movie Database: 2003 Oslo Films from the South Festival Awards
  26. ^ Internet Movie Database: 2004 Oslo Films from the South Festival Awards
  27. ^ Internet Movie Database: 2006 Oslo Films from the South Festival Awards
  28. ^ Internet Movie Database: 2007 Oslo Films from the South Festival Awards