Norsk filminstitutt

Budding Humans is about the seemingly small, but extremely important steps children take in kindergarten to become great, empathetic people.

     


Throughout a year, we follow the everyday life of toddlers Balder and Haakon (2) in a kindergarten in Norway. The film allows us to see how children socialize and interact with each other. The focus is on the friendship and bonds between them, as well as their conflicts, but it also tells us something about ourselves as human beings. As the children grow and unfold, they reflect what we all carry in our hearts.  

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2022
Production country:
Norway
Co production country:
Sweden
Release date (national):
2022-03-04
Production company:
Sant & Usant AS
Co production company:
Ginestra Film
Financing company:
Norwegian Film Institute
Østnorsk Filmsenter
Viken Filmsenter
Fond for lyd og bilde
Executive producer:
Anita Rehoff Larsen
Producer:
Helen Prestgard
Co producer:
Antonio Russo Merenda
Film consultant:
Klara Nilsson Grunning
Sales agent:
CAT&Docs

Director

  • Gunhild Westhagen Magnor

    Award-winning director and cinematographer Gunhild Westhagen Magnor´s main focus is human relation documentaries. She studied film at The Surrey Institute of Art and Design. Her feature documentary, The Optimists (2013), won several awards and gained national and international acclaim. 

    Gunhild Westhagen Magnor

Awards

2022:
Human International Documentary Film Festival
Human Award for Best Norwegian Documentary
2022:
Nordic/Docs
Best Cinematography

Festivals

2022:
Human International Documentary Film Festival
2022:
Oslo Pix
2022:
Nordisk Panorama
2022:
Nordic/Docs

Crew

Director:
Gunhild Westhagen Magnor
Screenplay:
Gunhild Westhagen Magnor
Camera:
Gunhild Asting
Editor:
Stefan Sundlöf
Other Music:
Akira Kosemura
Sound Design:
Håkon Lammetun

Technical information

Format:
DCP 2k
Screen ratio:
16:9
Colour:
Colour
Sound format:
Stereo 5.1
Length in min's:
70'
Language:
Norwegian
Subtitles:
English

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