Film Entries Sofia IFF 2016
Accredited by

Bent Hamer

Norwegian director, born in 1956 in Sandefjord. He studied literature and film science at the University of Stockholm and took courses at the Stockholm film School. Since his graduation in 1989 he has filmed a number of shorts. His first feature-length film, Eggs, received a series of festival awards. Hamer also won international acclaim with his comedy Kitchen Stories (winner of the FIPRESCI Prize at Toronto in 2003) and the film Faktotum based on the novel by Charles Bukowski. His next film O’Horten was screened at Cannes as part of the “Un Certain Regard” selection and was praised by critics and audiences alike before visiting a number of prestigious festivals. Home for Christmas (2010) had the same reception and success.


1991 Søndagsmiddag – short 
1994 Applaus – short
1995 Eggs
1998 En dag til i solen
2003 Kitchen Stories (Salmer fra kjøkkenet)
2005 Alt for Norge – TV Mini-Series doc.  
2005 Factotum
2007 O’Horten
2010 Home for Christmas (Hjem til jul)
2014 1001 Grams (1001 Gram) 

SFF@26.01.16, 00:01: Son of Saul, a film to honour International Holocaust Remembrance Day
SFF@11.12.15, 00:12: Jameson Short Film Award's 13th edition - 20th Sofia Film Fest
SFF@30.11.15, 00:11: Awards for films presented at Sofia Meetings
SFF@10.10.15, 00:10: CentEast Market's works-in-progress selection
SFF@08.10.15, 00:10: Claudia Cardinale is back in Sofia for the premiere of her newest film "Twice Upon a Time in the West"
SFF@27.08.15, 00:08: Bulgarian participation in UNESCO Short Film Screening for Culture Night 2015
SFF@28.07.15, 00:07: Premiere of THIRST directed by Svetla Tsotsorkova in San Sebastian Film Festival
SFF@24.07.15, 00:07: Urok (The Lesson) - in The magnificent three of the 2015 LUX Film Prize competition
SFF@12.07.15, 00:07: Sofia Meetings' project "The Wednesday Child" won 'East of the West' award at 50th Karlovy Vary Film Festival

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