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Film award profusion at this year’s Amanda Ceremony

Inge-Lise Langfeldt

Inge-Lise Langfeldt of the Norwegian Film School received the Amanda Committee’s Gullklapper Award in the recent ceremony. This was one of many prestigious awards received by current and former INN University employees and students.

Inge-Lise Langfeldt received the prestigious Gullklapperen (the “Golden Clapperboard”) Award during The 2017 Amanda Award Ceremony.

Inge-Lise Langfeldt is a professor and lecturer in the editing study track at the Norwegian Film School (NFS) and has previously worked on films such as "Elling", "Gone with the Woman" and "Villmark".

"The King’s Choice" with an Amanda Award record

"The King’s Choice" turned out to be the evening’s big winner, nabbing a total of eight Amanda Awards. This is one extra award over what “Max Manus” won in 2009, thus setting a new Amanda record.  

“The King’s Choice” relays the story of the three dramatic days in April 1940 following an inconceivable ultimatum presented to the Norwegian King by the German armed forces: surrender or death. Scenes featuring Elverum scenery along with the involved filmmakers, make this film a true asset of the Inland region.

The award for Best Norwegian Film in Theatrical Release went to “The King’s Choice”, produced by Finn Gjerdrum, a professor at the Department for TV studies at Lillehammer, who also runs the production company Paradox, along with Stein B. Kvae. The film’s director is Erik Poppe who has previously been a guest lecturer at NFS.

It should also be mentioned that war historian and emeritus at the Department of Social Sciences, Tore Pryser, contributed to the work revolving the historical facts in the film.

The award for Best Editing went to lecturer at the editing study track at NFS, associate professor Einar Egeland.

The award for Best Screenplay went to Harald Rosenløw Eeg and Jan Trygve Røyneland – a former student at NFS – for “The King’s Choice”Røyneland graduated from the screenplay writing study track at NFS in 2010.

The award for Best Sound Design went to sound designer and former NFS student, Christian Schaanning, who graduated from the sound design study track in 2002.

In addition to the aforementioned awards for “The King’s Choice”, Izer Aliu was nominated for the Best Director award for “Hunting Flies”. Aliu graduated from the NFS direction study track in 2012. NFS PhD candidate and associate professor Cecilie Semec worked on the Best Short Film winner – “Min Søster” (My Sister). The Award for Best Cinematography went to a 2006 graduate of NFS’ cinematography study track – Øystein Mamen – for “The Rules for Everything”.

We extend our congratulations to all winners!

The Amanda Award Ceremony

The Amanda Film Award has been established in order to ensure the quality of, and spark interest in Norwegian feature films and short films intended for public screening. The award consists of a bronze statuette designed by sculptor Kristian Kvakland, as well as a diploma.

The Amanda Award Ceremony is organized as part of the Norwegian Film Festival in collaboration with the Norwegian Film Institute.

The distribution of the Amanda Awards concluded the 2016/2017 film year. The films considered for the award will have premiered at Norwegian cinemas during the period July 1st, 2016 to June 30th, 2017.

The Amanda Award Ceremony took place on August 19th, 2017 and was broadcast live on TV2.