Featured Projects

Will Emmanuel Macron manage to get the French people to rally round, or will the election of the new president reinforce anti-European tendencies and contempt for the political elite? Enja Sæthren has written about this on the Fritt Ord-supported platform 'FutureLab Europe'.

FutureLab Europe is a think tank for young people between the ages of 20 and 30 who are interested in European issues. Participants are urged to participate in the social debate through feature articles, blogs and on the social media.

Enja Sæthren has been a member of FutureLab Europe since 2012 and is an alumni of Sciences Po in Paris. Read more about the programme and the opportunities to participate in futurelabeurope.eu.

The Fritt Ord-supported documentary film "Dugma - the Button" won the prize for best TV-documentary at the Gullruten Award ceremony. The annual award ceremony for the Norwegian TV industry was held in the Grieg Hall in Bergen Friday on 12 May 2017.

Pål Salahdin Refsdal's film follows several potential suicide candidates from al-Qaida, and gives the audience a unique understanding of their thoughts and feelings during the preparations for attacks against the government forces in Syria. "Dugma - the Button" paints a different, more close-up picture of the Islamic rebels. Through the eyes of the director, they are portrayed as people rather than fanatics.

Congratulations on the prize to Director Refsdal and Producer Ingvil Giske. Fritt Ord has provided a total of NOK 380 000 in support for the development, production and launch.

The documentary film festival 'Hot Docs' paid tribute to Egil Håskjold Larsen last week. The Norwegian director was awarded the "Emerging International Filmmaker Award" for the film 69 minutes of 86 days, which follows three-year-old Lean and her family as they flee through an unsafe Europe. At a slow, lingering pace, the film shows the refugee crisis from a child's perspective.

This was Egil Håskjold Larsen's first full-length documentary film, and he is responsible for directing, photography and film editing. The film was produced by Tone Grøttjord-Glenne for Sant & Usant AS. The score for the film was composed by Bugge Wesseltoft. The Fritt Ord Foundation has granted NOK 235 000 in support for the project.

A list has now been published of the major grants awarded by the Fritt Ord Foundation in May 2017.

The recipients include Danby Choi & Perfect Participle, who received NOK 150 000 for the website Subjekt.no. Subjekt.no was previously published in hard copy, but is now an exclusively digital magazine that presents information about ethics and aesthetics, as well as criticism of art and culture.

Fuuse at Deeyah Khan received NOK 100 000 for a Norwegian version of the international webzine sister-hood. The magazine is described as a media platform from which women from Muslim backgrounds can share their stories and opinions to debunk prevailing misconceptions and stereotypes.

Støtte til norsk sakprosa

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Støtte til dokumentarfilm

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Dokumentarfilmen “69 minutter av 86 dager” - visninger og debatt

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Utstilling - The Internet Warriors

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The Fritt Ord-supported documentary film Sealers is about the last seal hunters in Norway. After 200 years of Norwegian sealing, the Government banned the practice in 2015. After that time, there were to be no more subsidies for hunting seals. The film follows Captain Bjørne and his crew on the vessel Havsel on its voyage to the sealing grounds west of Norway, in what may possibly have been Norway's last seal-hunting season.

The film received kudos at the prestigious IDFA Festival in Amsterdam in November and it won the Audience's Award at the Tromsø International Film Festival in January. The film will have a festive première at the Saga Cinema in Oslo on Tuesday, 14 March, at 6 p.m. After the screening, there will be a meeting with seal hunters and directors Trude Berge Ottersen and Gry Elisabeth Mortensen

The Fritt Ord Foundation provided NOK 250 000 in support for Sealers.

Støtte til utstillingen “The Internet Warriors”

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Støtte til internasjonale medieundersøkelser

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Dokumentarfilmen ‘Ambulansen’ på NRK2

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