Guests 2018




Jennifer Fox (b. 1959) is an American director and screenwriter. Her first documentary, Beirut: The Last Home Movie (1987) won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Fox is also the creator of Flying: Confesstions of a Free Woman (2006) and My Reincarnation (2010). The Tale is her first fiction feature and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.



Hannaleena Hauru’s (b.1983) first feature film ”Thick Lashes of Lauri Mäntyvaara”, produced by Jussi Rantamäki, was released in Finland in 2017. The film was praised for it’s fresh, joyful and anarchistic style in contemporary cinema. Hauru’s work has been compared with Vera Chytilová’s. Hauru has graduated from ELO Film School Helsinki, but considers her true film school has been the international indie filmmaking collective "Kino Euphoria". Hauru works as a screenwriter and director.



Eriq Ebouaney (b. 1967) is a French actor. He started out as a business man, and was 29 years old be the time he made his debut as an actor. Since then he has acted in several French movies and TV shows, while Norwegian audience members will recognize him from Femme Fatale (2002) or Kingdom of Heaven (2005). Ebouaney is visiting Oslo Pix with the movie A Season in France.



Selma Vilhunen (b. 1967) is an Oscar nominated Finish director. She is a diverse film maker, who makes short films and feature films, fiction and documentary. In 2017, she won the Nordic Council Film Prize for Little Wing, which was screened at Oslo Pix last year. Now, we welcome her with the new documentary Hobbyhorse Revolution. Vilhunen is a co-founder of the production company Tuffi Films.



Ellen Ugelstad (b. 1973) is previously known for her film Indian Summer about her brother Torstein, who lives with a schizophrenia diagnosis. In Making Sense Together, she delivers a bold, nuanced, and ever relevant documentary that also gives hope – by listening to the stories and life experiences of its subjects, and taking them seriously.



Joern Utkilen (b.1971) is one of Norway's most unique and exciting director. He is educated at The Edinburgh College of Art and Screen Academy Scotland, and lives in Scotland. Utkilen has won several awards for his short films, among them the Amanda-prisen for Asyl (2011) and the British BAFTA-award for Who’s My Favourite Girl? (1999). Lake over fire is his feature film debut.



Robert Bahar (b. 1975) is an American producer, screenwriter and director who has been a lecturer at several film schools. Bahar previously collaborated with Almudena Carracedo on the Emmy Award winning documentary Made in LA (2007). Their new collaboration, The Silence of Others, won both the Panorama Audience Award and the Peace Film Award at this year’s Berlinale.



Marianna Stránská (b. 1986) is a multimedia artist, designer, director and screenwriter with a master’s degree in scenography. She works within a wide range of artistic fields, and her works has been displayed in Prague and New York. I 2015, she began a collaboration with director Vít Klusák, which has become the documentary The White World According to Daliborek, with which she is now a guest at Oslo Pix.



Alexander Rynéus is a documentary film director, cinematographer and artist based in Stockholm, Sweden. His work often has a visual approach, focusing on scenes taking place. Interested in exploring places trough an artistic investigation. Previous films have been shown at national television and festivals such as, Festival De Cannes, CPH:DOX, Edinburg film festival, lmagine Science film festival and won the prize for best documentary at La Guarimba and California International Shorts Festival.



Per Bifrost is a documentary film director and cinematographer from Sweden. His work is often focused on telling the story through scenes taking place with a visual approach that has its background in photography. His films are often framed both visually and geographically, investigating the atmosphere and mood of a place and the people. His previous film Autonomous has been awarded ”best documentary” at La Guarimba and California International Shorts Festival. His films has been shown at international festivals such as Festival De Cannes, CPH:DOX, Edinburg film festival, Imagine Science film Festival and at national television.