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Awards and Juries

The Golden Chair for Best Norwegian Short Film

The winner of the Golden Chair for Best Norwegian Short Film is awarded 50.000 NOK , provided by the festival. The winning film is automatically shortlisted for an Academy Award for Short Film (Live Action or Animated), as long as the film fulfills the other requirements for nominated films from The Academy®.

Jury: Norwegian Short Film

The Golden Chair for Best International Short Film

The winner of the Golden Chair for Best International Short Film is awarded 50.000 NOK , provided by the festival. The winning film is automatically shortlisted for an Academy Award for Short Film (Live Action or Animated), as long as the film fulfills the other requirements for nominated films from The Academy®.

Jury: International Short Film

The Golden Chair for Best Short Documentary

The winner of the Golden Chair for Best Short Documentary is awarded 50.000 NOK , provided by the Aftenposten. The winning film is automatically shortlisted for an Academy Award for Documentary (Short Subject), as long as the film fulfills the other requirements for nominated films from The Academy®.

Jury: Norwegian Documentary

The Golden Chair for Best Music Video

The winner of the Golden Chair for Best Music Video is awarded 50.000 NOK presented by Oslo Fotokunstskole.

Jury: Norwegian Music Video

The Terje Vigen Award

The Terje Vigen Award consists of a bronze statuette made by artist Harald Oredam and 10 000 NOK, presented by the Municipality of Grimstad to a Norwegian short film.

Jury: Norwegian Short Film

The Spark Award

The winner of the The Spark Award is awarded 50 000 NOK presented by Altibox, in addition to marketing and distribution of the award-winning film on Altibox’ streaming service. 
The award is given to a Norwegian filmmaker in competition who exhibits a particular boldness and creative talent.

The jury is appointed by Altibox in cooperation with the Norwegian Short Film Festival.

The Norwegian Film Workers Association’s Technical Award



The award of 10 000 NOK is given to the individual demonstrating the best professional contribution to a Norwegian film in competition. 

The jury is appointed by The Norwegian Film Workers Association.

The Hourglass Award

The Hourglass Award and 15.000 NOK is presented by the Writer’s Guild of Norway to the creators of the best short fiction script in the Norwegian short film competition.

The jury is appointed by The Writer’s Guild of Norway

The Norwegian Film Critics' Award


This award is given to a Norwegian short film in competition.

The jury is appointed by the Norwegian Film Critics' Association.

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