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m-appeal_SISTERS: THE SUMMER WE FOUND OUR SUPERPOWERS
m-appeal_SISTERS: THE SUMMER WE FOUND OUR SUPERPOWERS
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SISTERS: THE SUMMER WE FOUND OUR SUPERPOWERS

(Tottori! Sommeren Vi Var Alene)

by Silje Salomonsen, Arild Østin Ommundsen

Norway 2020, 77'

Two siblings in the woods discovering the magic of nature and the power of sisterhood

Vega (9) and her wild sister Billie (5) are going on an overnight hike with their Dad in the Norwegian woods. The anticipated trip is full of sweet adventures and happy moments until Dad falls into a mountain crack and twists his ankle. Unable to move he asks Vega and Billie to get help. Initially the girls feel lost but after several magical and mysterious encounters in the forest, they embrace the mission! They bravely face their fears, discover their superpowers and find strength in sisterhood!

Cast & Crew

With: Vega Østin, Billie Østin, Thomas Skjørestad, Nina Ellen Ødegård, Oddgeir Thune

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Festivals

Cinekid Festival 2020
Mill Valley FF 2020
Schlingel IFF for Children and Young Audience 2020
The Nordic Film Days Lübeck 2020
Thessaloniki IFF 2020
Gijón International Film Festival 2020
Olympia IFF for Children and Young People 2020
Ale Kino! - International Young Audience FF 2020
Minsk IFF "Listapad" 2020
Vilnius FF for Children and Youth 2020
Giffoni IFF 2020
European FF 2021
Children's FF Seattle 2021
Montreal International Children's FF (FIFEM) 2021
Pune IFF 2021
New York International Children's FF 2021
San Luis Obispo IFF 2021
BUFF International FF 2021
Latur IFF 2021
Orange City IFF 2021
Cleveland IFF 2021
Istanbul IFF 2021 (special event)
Minneapolis/St. Paul IFF 2021
Kraków FF 2021
Kiev IFF Molodist 2021
Sedona IFF 2021
Busan International Kids and Youth FF 2021
Cinemagic Dublin FF 2021
Hong Kong Kids IFF 2021
Pula IFF 2021
New Horizons IFF 2021
Cinemagic Dublin FF 2021
Espoo IFF 2021
FF for Children and Youth Ojo de Pescado 2021
Zlin IFF 2021
Kids kino IFF / Kino Dzieci IFF 2021

with the support of the Creative Europe Programme - MEDIA

Awards

MDR Special Award - Schlingel IFF for Children and Young Audience 2020
Family Films Audience Award - Mill Valley FF 2020
Children’s and Youth Film Prize; honorable mention by the Children’s Jury Prize - The Nordic Film Days Lübeck 2020
Special Award (Children and Youth Films Competition) - Minsk IFF "Listapad" 2020
“Enfants Terribles” Award for Best Feature Film - Gijon IFF 2020
Special Mention (cinematography) - Olympia IFF for Children and Young People 2020
Film Educators’ Jury - Special Mention - Ale Kino! - International Young Audience FF 2020
Best European Film in the Competition - Montreal International Children's FF (FIFEM) 2021
Audience Awards - Best Narrative Feature - San Luis Obispo IFF 2021
Best Feature Film Award (Iron Giants Youth Jury - Ages 14+) - Children's FF Seattle 2021
Award for Directors’ Choice - BEST FAMILY FILM - Sedona IFF 2021
Best Children's and Youth Film and Best Music (Thomas Dybdahl) - Amandaprisane 2021
Special Mention - Feature Film for Kids - FF for Children and Youth Ojo de Pescado 2021
Golden Slipper for Best Feature Film in the Children's Category and the Main Prize of the Children's Jury for Best Feature Film - Zlin IFF 2021

Silje Salomonsen, Arild Østin Ommundsen

Arild Østin Ommundsen debuted in feature films with comedy hit “Mongoland” in 2001, and followed with surf drama «Monsterthursday» (Sundance, 2005). “It's Only Make Believe” (2013) was nominated for ten national film awards and “Now It’s Dark” (2018) confirmed his standing as one of the most interesting auteurs in Scandinavia. Silje Salomonsen is a debut director, and has a background in acting, playing the lead in “It's Only Make Believe” and “Now It’s Dark” in addition to Jannicke S. Jacobsen’s “The Domestique”.

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