Jade (b. 1987) graduated in 2014 from the prestigious American Film Institute Conservatory in Los Angeles with a Master of Fine Arts in Directing. Prior to this she completed her studies in Norway with a bachelor's degree in Film and TV Production specializing in Directing, and a master's degree in Film Analysis. 

Jade has written and directed several short films that have screened at over 65 international film festivals worldwide, winning numerous awards and prizes including “Best Short Film”, “Best Director” and “Best Screenplay”. Her short PUSHING NIGHT AWAY, which was produced by Zarepta Film Production AS and funded by the Norwegian Film Institute and the Western Norway Film Center, qualified for Oscar consideration for Best Live Action Short Film at the Academy Awards 2019, and received funding from the Norwegian Film Institute for the Oscar campaign. Amongst Jade’s other films are her award-winning shorts THE RESTRICTOR and PLAYING WITH ANGELS, the latter was also broadcast on Norwegian national television.

Jade is a member of the Directors Guild of Norway. Based on her film production, she was awarded Arts Council Norway's Grant for Artists in 2020, 2017 and 2015, and Bergen Municipality's Artist Grant in 2018. She is currently working on developing two feature films with funding from Western Norway Film Centre and The Audio and Visual Fund; WOLFGANG and THE FIRST HOUR.

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2020     WINNER: Best Actor Short - "The Restrictor" (Olaf Heggdal)

             Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival (USA)

2019     WINNER: 3rd place Award - "The Restrictor"

             Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival (USA)

2018     NOMINATED: Méliès d'argent - "The Restrictor"

             Trieste Science+Fiction Festival (Italy)

2017     WINNER: Best International Film - "Pushing Night Away"

             Catalina Film Festival (USA)

2017     WINNER: Best International Film - "Pushing Night Away"

             HollyShorts Film Festival (USA)

2017     NOMINATED: German Independence Award, 

             Best Short Film - "Pushing Night Away"

             Oldenburg Film Festival (Germany)

2017     WINNER: 2nd place Award - "Pushing Night Away"

             Big Sur Int. Short Film Festival USA)

2017     NOMINATED: Best Int. Short - "Pushing Night Away"

             Milan Int. Film Festival, MIFF Awards (Italy)

2016     WINNER: Best Short Film - "Pushing Night Away"

             West Nordic Int. Film Festival (Norway)

2016     WINNER: Best Screenplay - "Pushing Night Away"

             24fps Int. Film Festival (USA)

2015     WINNER: Best Narrative Short - "Golden Thread"

             Logan Film Festival (USA)

2015     WINNER: Best Directing - "Golden Thread"

             Women's Independent Film Festival (USA)

2015     WINNER: Best Screenplay - "Golden Thread"

             Women's Independent Film Festival (USA)

2015     WINNER: Best Student Film - "Golden Thread"

             Women's Independent Film Festival (USA)

2015     WINNER: Best Student Film - "Golden Thread"

             North Hollywood Cinefest (USA)

2011     WINNER: Audience Award - "Playing With Angels"

            Wiz-Art Festival (Ukraine)


2020     Arts Council Norway's Artist Grant (diversestipend)

2019     Script Development Grant from Western Norway Film      


2019     Script Development Grant from The Audio and Visual Fund

2018     Bergen Municipality's Cultural Grant                       

2018     Marie Bruflott's Grant for Visual Artists

2017     Arts Council Norway's Artist Grant (diversestipend)

2015     Arts Council Norway's Artist Grant for Young Artists


2014     Cultural Entrepreneur Grant from The Norwegian Bank

2014     Bergen Municipality's Cultural Grant

2014     Gerd og Fredrik Johan Grahl's Grant

2013     Fridtjof Sundt's Grant for Artist

2012     The American-Scandinavian Foundation

2013     Tom Wilhelmsen's Grant

2013     Grant from Bergen Chamber of Commerce and Industry

2013     University of Bergen Student Grants

2013     Grant from Heje's Fund

2012     The American-Scandinavian Foundation

2012     Grant from Bergen Chamber of Commerce and Industry

2012     Augusta Antonette Mohr's Grant

2011     University of Bergen Student Grants

2011     Bergen Municipality's Establishment Grant

2011     Benjamin Johanessen's Grant

2008     Augusta Antonette Mohr's Grant

2006     Grant from Heje's Fund

2006     Benjamin Johanessen's Grant        


2019    "Pushing Night Away" qualified for Oscar consideration for

             Best Live Action Short Film at the Academy Awards

2019    "Pushing Night Away" included in the Norwegian Film Institute's Film Collection 2019-2020

2013    "Playing with Angels" available at Library Central Norway

2012    "Playing with Angels" screened on Norwegian national

             television (TV2)



2020     Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival (USA)

2019     Aaretaler Kurzfilmtage (Switzerland)

2019     Cinemagic International Film Festival for Young People

             (Northern Ireland)

2019     Norwescon Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention (USA)

2019     Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival (USA)

2018     Trieste Science+Fiction Festival (Italy)

2018     Uppsala International Short Film Festival (Sweden)

2018     Orlando Film Festival (USA)

2018     West Nordic International Film Festival (Norway)

2018     Encounters Short Film Festival (UK)

2018     The Block festival (USA)
2018     Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series (USA)


2019     Aaretaler Kurzfilmtage (Switzerland)

2019     The Birlic Festival (Romania)

2018     In The Palace International Short Film Festival (Bulgaria)

2018     Cleveland International Film Festival (USA) 

2018     Vail Film Festival (USA) 

2018     Through Women’s Eyes Film Festival (USA) 

2018     Sarasota Film Festival (USA) 

2018     The Norwegian Int. Seagull Short Film Festival (Norway)

2017     Catalina Film Festival (USA)

2017     HollyShorts Film Festival (Oscar-kvalifiserende) (USA) 
2017     Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series (USA)
2017     Milan Int. Film Festival Awards, MIFF Awards (Italy)

2017     Oldenburg Film Festival (Germany)

2017     International Young Audience Film Festival Ale Kino


2017     15th Internacional Festival Signos de la Noite (Portugal)
2017     Yountville International Short Film Festival (USA)
2017     San Jose International Short Film Festival (USA)
2017     Nordic Film Days Lübeck (Germany)
2017     Aesthetica Short Film Festival (UK) 

2017     Heart of Gold Film Festival (Australia)
2017     Open Place International Film Festival (Latvia) 

2016     West Nordic International Film Festival (Norway)

2016     24fps International Short Film Festival (USA)

2016     Block Film & Art Festival (USA)
2016     Henley Film Festival (UK)
2016     Bergen Int. Film Festival - Short Travelled Film (Norway)


2016     West Nordic International Film Festival (Norway) 

2015     Logan Film Festival (USA)

2015     North Hollywood Cinefest (USA)

2015     Women’s Independent Film Festival (USA)

2015     Cinerockom International Film Festival (USA)

2015     Henley Film Festival (UK)

2015     Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards (USA) 

2015     Orlando Film Festival (USA)
2015     San Diego Film Festival (USA)
2015     Red Rock Film Festival (USA)
2015     Pervolia International Film Festival (Cyprus) 

2015     Las Vegas Film Festival (USA)
2015     Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival (USA) 

2015     Young Adult Film Festival (UK)
2015     Film Fest 52 (USA)
2015     Lady Filmmakers Festival (USA)
2015     Henley Film Festival (UK)
2015     Short Film Corner, Festival de Cannes (France)
2015     FIRST International Film Festival Xining (China)
2015     Bergen Int. Film Festival (Norway)


2011     Angelus Student Film Festival (USA)

2011     LA Femme Film Festival (USA)
2010     Wiz-Art Film Festival (Ukraine)

2010     Corti da Sogni - International Short Film Festival (Italy) 

2010     Young Cinema Art - Student Film Festival (Poland)
2009     Up and Coming Int.Film Festival Hannover (Germany) 

2009     Stavanger Short Film Festival (Norway)
2009     Young Film Festival (Norway)
2009     WT Os International Film Festival (Norway)


2010     IFLA International Marketing Award (the Netherlands)


Bergens Tidende (Norwegian newspaper)

Bergens Tidende (Norwegian newspaper)

Norwegian Television - TV2

Mediepedagogene (Norwegian news site)

Bergens Tidende (Norwegian newspaper)


Film review "Pushing Night Away"

Bergensavisen (Norwegian newspaper)

Western Norway Film Centre

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