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Do you love good film? Then you simply have to catch the Films from the South Festival 9th-19th. October, where we will show a wide range of quality films from Asia, Latin America and Africa. Until September 18th, you can buy your festival pass at a favorable price! 

Check out this year's festival profile!

A tribute to the imagination and the world of dreams, says the regular designer for the Films from the South festival, Eiliv Gunleiksrud, about this year's festival profile, which is ready to be distributed in all channels. This royale profile complements the film-fireworks in October, adds Artistic Director Lasse Skagen. In other words, much to look forward to!

Awards Films From the South 2013

From burlesque surrealism to poetic realism. This year's three winning films are unique and very different from one another. Yet they all take you on a journey, and like the eye in this year's festival profile, invite stories to unfold in the eye of the beholder. 

Africa on the Menu

The past decade has seen an explosion of activities related to cinema from across the African continent, particularly in Sub-Sahara Africa where historically there’s no strong presence of film, besides the phenomenon that is Nigeria’s Nollywood. 

Focus on the Middle East and South Asia

The emergence of Middle Eastern and South Asian cinema over the years has given us a broader perspective of an often misunderstood region of the world. With the success of directors like Asghar Farhadi and Yesim Ustaoglu, festival audiences have been treated to some pretty awesome films so far.  But it doesn’t end there. As we progress into the final few days of Films from the South there are even more new and exciting films to look forward to! 

Mexican on the menu

The climate between the Pacific and Caribbean oceans seems to be particularly suited to filmmaking. A steady stream of good films are finding their way to us, from this cinema heavy weight. Since 2005 the Mexican film industry has been growing, and more than 70 films are made each year. At this year's Films from the South Festival we will introduce you to 5 directors with ties to Mexican cinema, and what is being called Nuevo Cine Méxicano –  The New Mexican Cinema.

The Indian film industry celebrates 100th Anniversary!

The world's largest film industry is found in India, which in 2013 celebrates its 100th anniversary. For this reason we want to honour India and its array of colourful films at this year's Films from the South. You can look forward to political dramas, a high feel good factor and fabulous dance numbers.

Director's Special Portrait: Nadir Moknèche and 'Goodbye Morocco'

Listen to French-Algerian writer/director Nadir Moknèche in conversation with Kalle Løchen at tonight's Gala screening of 'Goodbye Morocco'.


Director's Special Portrait: Meet Yesim Ustaoglu

Turkish filmmaker Yeşim Ustaoğlu has made her mark internationally with a row of award-winning feature films. We are delighted to present her as one of this year's four main guests at the Films From the South Festival.

Documentary's Fearless Females

Documentaries are one of our times most valuable, yet neglected, art forms. They’ve become essential to improving our world, our minds and our common future more than ever before. Rather than simply observing, documentaries now hold the possibility of changing the world by asking critical questions and inspiring action in its viewers to make a difference.

Day 4: For Anime Lovers!

Mangapolis launched at FFS 2012 as a special side programme for anime film lovers. Well received by festival audiences, both the young and the young at heart, the programme is back this year with a broader selection of films from a variety of genres. 

Day 3: Asia in Focus

Asian films are always strong contenders and a staple here at Films from the South. If you like your films dramatic, your action unique and your storylines bold then you won’t be disappointed with this year’s selection of films from the region.

Day 2: FFS Special Guests Lucía Puenzo and Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Films from the South are pleased to have Argentine director Lucia Puenzo and Thailand’s very own weaver of dreams Apichatpong  Weerasethakul as honourable guests. 

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