SIV AKSNES & NIELS PETER HÆREM

Directors/Writers/Producers

The filmmaker duo Siv Aksnes og Niels Peter Hærem are amongst the pioneers in establishing Bergen and Western Norway as an important region for filmmaking in Norway.

 

Since the eighties, they have written, directed and produced a great many fiction short films through their company Zarepta Film Production AS, amongst them THE FRIDGE, LUCKY STRIKE, CALLGIRL, ROAD MOVIE, and TIME TO GO.

 

The films have received massive critical acclaim, and have been selected by over 75 international film festivals worldwide, winning several awards. In addition, the films have been theatrically released at over 50 Norwegian cinemas as well as being broadcast on numerous national TV channels in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Poland, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg and Spain.

Furthermore, they have worked on large international productions like the BBC's drama series ROUGHNECKS, starring Liam Cunningham (GAME OF THRONES) and James Cosmo (GAME OF THRONES).

Currently they are developing feature films and TV drama series.

Siv and Niels Peter are both Candidates of Law from the University of Bergen.

AWARDS

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

             Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival (USA)

            (as producers)

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

             Trieste Science+Fiction Festival (Italy)

             (as producers)

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

             Catalina Film Festival (USA)

             (as producers)

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

             HollyShorts Film Festival (USA)

             (as producers)

2017     NOMINATED: German Independence Award, 

             Best Short Film - "Pushing Night Away"

             Oldenburg Film Festival (Germany)

             (as producers)

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

             Big Sur Int. Short Film Festival USA)

             (as producers)

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

             Milan Int. Film Festival, MIFF Awards (Italy)

             (as producers)

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

             West Nordic Int. Film Festival (Norway)

             (as producers)

2016     WINNER: Best Screenplay - "Pushing Night Away"

             24fps Int. Film Festival (USA)

             (as producers)

1999     NOMINATED: Grand Prix - "Traces of Rain"

             Algarve International Film Festival

             (as producers)

1990     WINNER: Honorary Mention - "Lucky Strike"

             The Norwegian Short Film Festival

           (as directors/writers/producers)

FESTIVALS

THE RESTRICTOR (as producers)

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)

PUSHING NIGHT AWAY (as producers)

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

             (Poland) 

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)

TIME TO GO (as directors/writers/producers)

2019     Firenze FilmCorti Festival (Italy)

2019     Semifinalist Capital Filmmakers Festival Budapest 

             (Hungary)

2018     Birmingham Film Festival (UK)

2018     Norwegian International Seagull Film Festival (Norway)

2018     MoveMe Productions Belgium Film Festival (Belgium)

2018     Rome Independent Prisma Awards (Italy)

2018     Rome Elephant Film Awards (Italy)

2018     SorsiCorti Short Film Festival (Italy)

2018     Berlin International Cinefest, Official Selection (Germany)

2017     Short to the Point International Short Film Festival

             (Romania)

2017     68th Montecatini International Short Film Festival (Italy)

2017     Aaretaler Kurzfilmtage (Switzerland)

2017     Headline International Film Festival (Canada)

2016     Bergen Internasjonale filmfestival, Short Travelled Film

             (Norway)

2016     Block Film & Art Festival (USA)

ROAD MOVIE (as directors/writers/producers)

2007     Encounters International Film Festival (UK)

2007     Tinklai International Short Film Festival (Lithuania)

2007     Minimalen Short Film Festival (Norway)

2007     Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Marked (France)

             (promoted by The Norwegian Film Institute)

2006     The Norwegian International Film Festival Haugesund 

             (Norway)

TRACES OF RAIN (as producers)

1999     Algarve International Film Festival (Portugal)

1998     Tromsø International Film Festival (Norway)

1997     The Norwegian Short Film Festival (Norway)

1997     Bilbao Short Film Festival (Spain)

 

CALLGIRL (as directors/writers/producers)

1994     Montecatini International Short Film Festival (Italy)

1994     Umeå Film Festival (Sweden)

1993     The Norwegian International Film Festival Haugesund 

             (Norway)

1993     The Norwegian Short Film Festival (Norway)

1993     Bilbao Short Film Festival (Spain)

LUCKY STRIKE (as directors/writers/producers)

1990     Nordisk Panorama - Nordic Short & Doc Film Festival (Norway)

1990     The Norwegian Short Film Festival (Norway)

THE FRIDGE (as directors/writers/producers)

1988     Scandinavian Film Week in Verona (Italy)

1987     The Norwegian Short Film Festival (Norway)

1987     Gøteborg Film Festival (Norway)

 

OSCAR RUN

PUSHING NIGHT AWAY (as producers)

2019     "Pushing Night Away" qualified for Oscar consideration                  for Best Live Action Short Film at the Academy Awards

THEATRICAL RELEASE

THE FRIDGE - LUCKY STRIKE - CALLGIRL - ROAD MOVIE  

(as directors/writers/producers)

Norway        Asker kino 

Norway        Aurora kino, Tromsø, Alta og Narvik 

Norway        Bergen Kino

Norway        Bø kino

Norway        Drammen kino

Norway        Drøbak kino

Norway        Edda Kino, Haugesund

Norway        Egersund kino

Norway        Eidfjord kommunale kino

Norway        Filmsenteret Charlie, Porsgrunn

Norway        Fredrikstad kino

Norway        Fram kino, Bodø

Norway        Gjøvik kino

Norway        Hamar kino 

Norway        Harstad kino

Norway        Hjertnes Kino, Sandefjord

Norway        Kino1 Skien

Norway        Kongsvinger kino

Norway        Krossvoll kino, Lofthus

Norway        Kristiansand kino

Norway        Kvam kino

Norway        Lillehammer kino

Norway        Lillesand kino

Norway        Lørenskog kino

Norway        Molde kino

Norway        Munken kino, Larvik

Norway        Oslo kinematografer

Norway        Porsgrunn

Norway        Rana kommunale kino 

Norway        Risør kino

Norway        Sarpsborg kino

Norway        SF kino Lillestrøm

Norway        SF kino Moss

Norway        SF kino Sarpsborg

Norway        SF kino Sandnes

Norway        SF kino Sandvika

Norway        SF kino Ski

Norway        SF kino Skien

Norway        SF kino Slottsparken

Norway        SF kino Sotra

Norway        SF kino Stavanger Kino 

Norway        SF kino Storo

Norway        SF kino Tønsberg

Norway        Stjørdal kino

Norway        Stord komm. kino

Norway        Trondheim kino

Norway        Ulvik kino

Norway        Verdal kino

Norway        Voss Kino

Norway        Ålesund kino

Norway        Årnes Kino

SOLO - TRACES OF RAIN 

(as producers/distributors)

Norway        Same theatres as above

TV & OTHER DISTRIBUTION

PUSHING NIGHT AWAY (as producers)

The Norwegian Film Institute's Film Collection 2019-2020

PLAYING WITH ANGELS (as distributors)

Norwegian Library Central

Television - TV2 Norway

ROAD MOVIE (as directors/writers/producers)

Television - TV2 Norway

Television - TVE Spain

The Norwegian Film Institute's Norwegian Short Film Collection 2006

The Norwegian Federation of Film Societies

Norwegian Library Central

Filmarkivet (Film Archive Norway)

SOLO (as producers)

Television - NRK Norway

Television - TV2 Norway

The Norwegian Federation of Film Societies

Norwegian Library Central

Filmarkivet (Film Archive Norway)

TRACES OF RAIN (as producers)

Television - NRK Norway

Television - TV2 Norway

The Norwegian Film Institute's Norwegian Short Film Collection 1997

The Norwegian Federation of Film Societies

Norwegian Library Central

Filmarkivet (Film Archive Norway)

CALLGIRL (as directors/writers/producers)

Television - NRK Norway

Television - TV2 Norway

Television - Canal+ Scandinavia

Television - Canal+ The Low Countries (Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands)

Television - Canal+ Poland

The Norwegian Federation of Film Societies

Norwegian Library Central

Filmarkivet (Film Archive Norway)

LUCKY STRIKE (as directors/writers/producers)

Television - NRK Norway

Television - TV2 Norway

Television - Canal+ Scandinavia

Television - Canal+ Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands

Television - Canal+ Poland

The Norwegian Federation of Film Societies

Norwegian Library Central

Filmarkivet (Film Archive Norway)

THE FRIDGE (as directors/writers/producers)

Television - NRK Norway

Television - TV2 Norway

Television - TV2 Denmark

Television - Canal+ Scandinavia

Television - Canal+ Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands

Television - Canal+ Poland

Television - SAT1 Germany

The Norwegian Federation of Film Societies

Norwegian Library Central

Filmarkivet (Film Archive Norway)
Filmbib (Film Library Norway)

The Centre Pompidou in Paris

PRESS

Bergens Tidende (Norwegian newspaper)

Ny Tid (Norwegian newspaper)

Film & TV (Norwegian film magazine)

Bergens Tidende (Norwegian newspaper

 

Bergensavisen (Norwegian newspaper)

Verdens Gang (Norwegian newspaper)

Dagbladet (Norwegian newspaper)

Norwegian Short Film Festival

Bergens Tidende (Norwegian newspaper)

Nordic Panorama (Scandinavian Film Fest)

Bergens Tidende (Norwegian newspaper)

Bergensavisen (Norwegian newspaper)

Dagbladet (Norwegian newspaper)

Dagbladet (Norwegian newspaper)

Bergens Tidende (Norwegian newspaper)

Verdens Gang (Norwegian newspaper)

Bergens Tidende (Norwegian newspaper)

Rushprint (Norwegian film magazine)

Bergens Tidende (Norwegian newspaper)

Bergensavisen (Norwegian newspaper)

Z-film Magazine (Norwegian film magazine)

Bergens Tidende (Norwegian newspaper)

Bergens Tidende (Norwegian newspaper)

Dagbladet (Norwegian newspaper)

Bergensavisen (Norwegian newspaper)

Bergensavisen (Norwegian newspaper)

Bergens Tidende (Norwegian newspaper)

Oslo kino (Norwegian national cinema)

Bergens Tidende (Norwegian newspaper)

Bergensavisen (Norwegian newspaper)

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