Discover the award-winning films of the 1st Oslo Short Film Festival’s competition categories and learn more about all the inspiring filmmakers we featured this year.

Audience Award Winner

Talking Soil

As soon as the weather conditions allow it, they meet up somewhere in Bosnia and Herzegovina. They are seasonal workers, however they do not harvest raspberries, they search for landmines.

Jan Baumgartner

Audience Award Winner


When a lifelong friend departs, a stubborn old man has to face his inner fears in order to restore peace to his mind.

Katarina Lundquist

Best Short Documentary Winner

The Dry Valley

In Northern Europe, Roma beggars have become a common sight. We often talk about how their presence affect the city life – but how does it affect the places they leave? Two Norwegian filmmakers go on a journey through what has been called Romania’s Scandinavian Village. An unexpected and poetic portrayal of the effects of migration on those who leave and those who stay behind.

Julie Lunde Lillesæter

Best Short Film Winner


"Telephone" is a journey into the world of sound. The sense of meaning sounds can imbue and the memory of sound in the face of silence. Set around Barentsburg, Svalbard. The film follows Viktor, a miner with a tender soul, on the verge of losing his hearing. Lost among the unforgiving white of the arctic his reality melts into only one urge – connection. He must try to contact his son, his only lifeline. But what can be said down the line of silence awaiting him?

Alistair Cheyne