About Films from the South

Films from the South is the world coming to Oslo. A world of strange, gripping, shocking, and hilarious stories that hit you in the gut and open hearts. With the latest and best from Africa, Asia, and Latin America, the capital's oldest film festival brings us closer to cultures some have strong ties to and others know little about. With powerful narratives, international guests, and exciting conversations, Films from the South is one of the city's most important cultural venues.

The 34th edition of Films from the South will be held from 09 NOV – 17 NOV, 2024.

The Oslo Festival Agency is behind Films from the South, as well as the film festivals Arab Film Days and Oslo Pix Film Festival.

Guests and Award Winners

Some of the festival’s previous guests:

Park Chan-wook, Hirokazu Koreeda, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, Amat Escalante, Gabriel Mascaro, Jafar Panahi, Pablo Larraín, Abderrahmane Sissako, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Raoul Peck, Tolga Karacelik, Mariana Rondón, Karim Aïnouz, Carlos Reygadas.

Winners of the Silver Mirror Award:

About Dry Grasses, Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Turkey, 2023)

No Bears, Jafar Panahi (Iran, 2022)

A Hero, Asghar Farhadi (Iran/France, 2021)

There is no Evil, Mohammad Rasoulof (Iran, 2020)

Wandering Girl, Rubén Mendoza (Colombia, 2019)

Burning, Lee Chang-dong (Sør-Korea 2018)

Araby, João Dumans og Affonso Uchoa (Brasil, 2017)

After the Storm, Hirokazu Koreeda (Japan, 2016)

Ixcanul, Jayro Bustamante (Guatemala, 2015)

Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem, Ronit and Shlomi Elkabetz (Israel, 2014)

The Dance of Reality, Alejandro Jodorowsky (Chile 2013)

Wolf Children, Mamoru Hosoda (Japan, 2012)

Las Acacias, Pablo Giorgelli (Argentina, 2011)

The Housemaid, Im Sang-Soo (Sør-Korea, 2010)

City of Life and Death, Chuan Lu (Kina, 2009)