The Oslo Short Film Festival 2023 successfully took place on the 31st of August and 1st of September in the fully packed Sentralen Forstanderskapssalen hall in the heart of the Norwegian capital.
Over the two-day Film Festival, more than 200 people joined us at the Sentralen. We had the pleasure of welcoming directors from different countries including Finland, Norway, and Germany, cinephiles of all ages and aspiring filmmakers from the Oslofotokunstskole. It always fills us with excitement to see that the OSFF attracts a mixed audience of various ages, ethnicities and backgrounds.
Each day featured 2 screening slots with different themes that touched on social issues, and personal relationships as well as presented stories from around the world. Sentralen’s modern-equipped Forstanderskapssalen provided a great cinematic experience while the cultural space’s refined halls served as a meeting point for the audience and the filmmakers.
Winners of this year’s edition are “Wild Summon” by Saul Freed, Karni Arieliin the Best Short Film category, and “A Little Bit of Paradise” by Andrzej Cichocki in the Best Documentary category. After the screenings followed a short award ceremony and a small networking event.
The official product partner of the 5th OSFF23 was the world-class Dutch confectionery company Tony’s Chocolonely.
A big thank you to all of our partners and collaborators and to the great audience that made OSFF23 a unique cinematic experience. We can’t wait for next year’s edition.
The Oslo Short Film Festival is organised by HFP, a pioneer organisation that runs Film Festivals and other events showcasing and championing ideas of diversity. Through our global series of film Festivals that spread over 13 countries, we open the path to voices with a compelling story to share. Our main mission is to honour independent cinema and establish a network of artists eager to join forces and spread their work across all nations. HFP runs 25 film Festivals worldwide.