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Amanda Award

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The Amanda Awards ceremony will take place on Friday 16 August during a live TV transmission from the Haugesund Concert Hall. The Amanda Awards presentation concludes the film year of 2012/2013. The Amanda Film Award was established to increase the quality of and further the interest for Norwegian films made for theatrical release as well as short films meant for public exhibition. The award consists of a bronze figurine, designed by the sculptor Kristian Kvakland, and a diploma. Amanda is organised by The Norwegian International Film Festival Ltd. in co-operation with the Norwegian Film Institute.

The Amanda Award Ceremony will be produced by Eyeworks Dinamo, and transmitted on TV2 Television. The popular Solveig Kloppen will host the show.

The Amanda Committee
The task is led by a special Amanda Committee, appointed by the board of the Norwegian International Film Festival. The members of this year’s Amanda Commitee are:
Gunnar Johan Løvvik (President, the Norwegian International Film Festival)
Håkon Skogrand (the Norwegian International Film Festival)
Tonje Hardersen (the Norwegian International Film Festival)
Nina Refseth (the Norwegian Film Institute)
Guttorm Petterson (the Norwegian Film Distributors Association)
Synnøve Hørsdal (the Norwegian Film and TV Producers Association)
Marianne Kleven (the Norwegian Cinema Directors Association)
Sverre Pedersen (the Norwegian Film Workers Association)
Geir Bergkastet (the Norwegian Cinema Managers Association)
Monica Boracco (the Norwegian Playwrights Association)
Hauk Heyerdahl (the Norwegian Actors Association)
Tom Erik Anfinsen (the Norwegian International Film Festival)
Kari Kari Hansmark (TV2)
OddArvid Strømstad (Eyeworks Dinamo)
Geir Fredriksen (Eyeworks Dinamo)
Skjalg Solstad  (Eyeworks Dinamo)
Astri Dehli Blindheim (the Norwegian Film Institute)

The Amanda Award is presented in the following categories:

  1. Best Norwegian Film in Theatrical Release
  2. Best Director (for films in theatrical release)
  3. The People’s Amanda (audience vote in co-operation with Dagbladet and TV2)
  4. Best Actor
  5. Best Actress
  6. Best Actor in a Supporting Role
  7. Best Actress in a Supporting Role
  8. Best Children’s and Youth Film
  9. Best Screenplay
  10. Best Cinematography
  11. Best Sound Design
  12. Best Music
  13. Best Editing
  14. Best Production Design / Scenography
  15. Best Visual Effects
  16. Best Short Film
  17. Best Documentary
  18. The foreign film of the year in Theatrical Release
  19. The Amanda Committee Golden Clapper Award
  20. The Amanda Committee Honorary Award

The Amanda figurine is made by the Norwegian sculptor Kristian Kvakland, while the Golden Clapper is made by sculptor Nils Aas.

For further information about the Amanda Award, please contact:

Head of The Amanda Committee
Festival Director Gunnar Johan Løvvik
Phone: +47 52 74 33 75
Fax: + 47 52 74 33 71
Mob: +47 901 66 373
E-mail: gjl@filmfestivalen.no

Amanda Coordinator
Astri Dehli Blindheim
Phone: + 47 22 47 45 79
Mob:: +47 93 04 46 87
E-mail: astri.blindheim@nfi.no

Head of Press
Hanne Liseth
Mob: + 47 90 82 19 51
E-mail: hanne@filmfestivalen.no

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The Amanda Awards ceremony will take place on Friday 16 August during a live TV transmission from the Haugesund Concert Hall. The Amanda Awards presentation concludes the film year of 2012/2013.

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Solveig Kloppen er programleder for årets Amanda-show (foto: Espen Solli)

Solveig Kloppen er programleder for årets Amanda-show (foto: Espen Solli)

Line Verndal møter pressen under Amanda prisutdelingen 2011 (foto: Helge Hansen)

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