We are proud to present this year’s winners of The Silver Mirror, Doc:South and the Audience Awards.
Hala Elkoussy from Egypt visited this year's festival with her debut film, Cactus Flower supported from Sørfond. We had a chat with Elkoussy about her work as a visual artist.
Films from the South 2017: The Argentinian director Anahí Berneri (b. 1975) visits Oslo this week with her new film Alanis, which is partaking in the main competition during this year’s Films from the South. In this interview Berneri discusses her visual philosophy, thematic exploration and the position of female directors in Argentina and internationally.
Killing Jesus is based on director Laura MOr's own brutal reality, but how much of the film is actually true?
We are introduced to a phenomenon called "land grabbing," a serious and growing problem in developing countries, in director Joakim Demmer's documentary Dead Donkey’s Fear No Hyenas.
The Argentinian director Diego Lerman (b. 1976) is participating in the main contest during this year’s festival with his award-winning film A Sort of Family. We talked with the filmmaker ahead of his Oslo-visit.
It’s finally here! The main event of the season, scratch that, the event of the year! Films From the South is coming back on 9 November, and here’s our guide to make sure you get the most out of the festival as possible!
Films from the South 2017: “Cinema does not want to be under the influence and rule of the governing body. I will continue to make my films,” says director Mohammad Rasoulof steadfastly determined. We have just received a depressing email that Rasoulof – who was supposed to be one of this year’s Films from the South-guests – has had his passport revoked in his home country Iran and is not allowed to travel to Norway.
Director Firas Fayyad’s documentary The Last Men in Aleppo is more than a personal project, it’s a passionate search to save our compassion.
We talked to director Natalia Orozco about her film, When the Guns Go Silent, and the peace process in Colombia.
Read more about Gustavo Rondón Cordova’s film La Familia, Caracas and the making of movies in Venezuela.
Per Eirik Gilsvik is the program manager for The Critical Room, one of Films from the South’s permanent program sections. The Critical Room consist of films and documentaries that raises important contemporary issues. The films are always followed by interesting discussions with filmmakers and relevant experts. We sat down with Per Eirik Gilsvik to discuss his job.
Take a closer look at the six films at the year’s Films from the South that are their respective countries nominees for the Oscars.