Publisert: 15.06.2011 | Sist endret: 15.06.2011
Hallvar Witzoe’s graduation movie from the Norwegian National Film School struck gold in Hollywood.
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Norwegian director Hallvar Witzoe’s Tuba Atlantic – his graduation movie from the Norwegian National Film School in Lillehammer – won for Best Foreign Film at the 38th Annual Student Academy Awards, which took place last Saturday (June 11) in Hollywood.
Film students from 32 countries had submitted 52 candidates for the category which was for the first time upgraded to ’ordinary’ instead of ’honorary.’ Tuba Atlantic received the gold medal and $5,000, while Swedish director Karzan Kader’s Bekas took silver and $3,000.
Organised by the ’real’ Oscar Academy, the prizes were instigated to support and encourage excellense in filmmaking among junior directors. So far past winners have continued to win 43 Oscar nominations and eight awards.
Scripted by Linn-Jeanette Kyed, and starring Edvard Hægstad, Ingrid Viken and Tejre Tanes, Tuba Atlantic is the story of 70-year-old Oskar who has been told he has only six more days to live. But first he wants to make peace with his brother who lives in the US.