Focus on filmmakers Corina Schwingruber Ilić and Nikola Ilić, film country Norway and the power of nature at Go Short 2020
The time has finally come, the focus programs of Go Short 2020 are official! We invite internationally acclaimed filmmakers Corina Schwingruber Ilić and Nikola Ilić. In the coming edition we zoom in on the beautiful, versatile film country Norway and focus on the power and future of nature.
Filmmakers in focus
Corina Schwingruber Ilić and Nikola Ilić are the main guests during the 12th edition of Go Short. The short film All Inclusive by Corina has gained much fame in a short time. The film was screened at NPO and more than 100 film festivals such as IDFA and Sundance. At Go Short you see the best films from Corina and her husband Nikola in a special program dedicated to them. In addition, they have been given the freedom to put a program together with their favourite short films.
You probably recognize it, you decorate your home and office with plants, watch nature documentaries and enjoy visiting the forest in your free time. At the same time, the temperature is rising, the biodiversity is under serious threat and nature reserves are shrinking – all as a result of human activities. Why do we destroy nature when we also long for it? Enough reasons for us to pay attention to the relationship between people and nature. During the 12th edition of Go Short we focus on the future of nature, but also on its strength: how insignificant are people in the violence of the earth? And what strategies are created to artificially preserve or even mimic nature? We zoom in on these questions in four different programs.
Stage for Norwegian film talent
Norway is the country in focus during the 12th edition. Norway is known for its beautiful nature with fjords, snowy peaks and vast lakes. Many Norwegian filmmakers get their inspiration from natures beauty. This fits in nicely with the theme of the coming festival edition. But the Norwegian filmmakers have much more to offer. For example, the successful filmmaker Gunhild Enger was in the spotlight in 2015 at Go Short with her absurd comedies, and The Manila Lover by Johanna Pyykkö was selected at Cannes this year. In three film programs we show a broad overview of Norwegian film, including films from the inhospitable high north, dry-comic short films and a selection of films with strong young women in the lead.
The 12th edition of Go Short takes place from April 1-5, 2020. We are looking forward to the festival, you too? Save the date!