Peace Film Award
The Cats of Mirikitani, Winner 2007
Film has enormous power. Most often this is regarded as a problem for society. We want to focus on the positive power of storytelling in films. Our involvment in film and storytelling is genuinely constructive and positive. We believe in the power of a story. We think that the films we screeen at the festival do matter, that they have an influence, that they impart knowledge, positive attitudes towards foreign culture and lesser-known aspects of our own culture.
We believe in films that have ambitions to contribute to the expression of thoughts of a better world, films that dare stand up and cry out about abuse, films that confront power structures and oppression mechanisms in the global society.
This is the reason why we, together with Centre for Peace Studies (CPS) at the University of Tromsø, and the Student Network for Peace (SNF), have established the Peace Film Fund and "The Norwegian Peace Film Award". Because we believe in it!
Ola Lund Renolen
TIFF Festival Director 1998-2004
About the Prize
- NoPFA Film seminar Thursday at Perspektivet Museum at 13.00!
"More than bitch and babe"