1. Youth is our modern world’s ideal. Many of us fear age. These ball-playing ladies might change our ideas. Despite their training sessions every Monday for 40 years, the volleyball ladies on the extraordinary team THE OPTIMISTS (age 66-98) have not played a proper match. Now this is exactly the plan. But against whom? Rumors say there is a team of handsome Swedish gentlemen across the boarder. Goro (98) is the Queen of the team with her will power and purple Converse shoes. Lillemor (88) is dreaming of making a come back. Laughter is their match strategy – as in life in general.
    Released on Norwegian cinema September 2013.
    Director: Gunhild Westhagen Magnor
    Producers: Ingunn H. Knudsen and Hilde Skofteland, Skofteland Film AS, E mail: Post at skoftelandfilm.no Web: skoftelandfilm.no
    Co producer: Stina Gardell, Mantaray Film mantarayfilm.se
    Skofteland Film © 2013/14.
    Norwegian/Swedish HD | 16:9 | 1 X 90’’ & 52’ | 3 X 39’ | NORWEGIAN | ENGLISH SUBTITLES & MORE
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    Festival contact: nfi.no/english/search/film?key=113370
    Awards and nominations:
    2013 The Norwegian International Film Festival, Haugesund: The Ray of Sunshine
    2014 Kanon Award for Best Editing
    2014 International Filmfest Emden-Norderney: The AOK Award
    2014 Nordisk Panorama: Audience Award
    2014 DOCSDF International Documentary Film Festival of Mexico City: Audience Award for Best Feature-length Documentary
    2015 Würzburg International Film Weekend: Audience Award - Documentary Films
    2015 Festival 2 Cinéma Valenciennes: Audience Award
    2015 Brussels European FICTS Sports Film Festival: Lauréat dans la catégorie « Le sport au féminin » 2015 Milano International FICTS Festival: Honorable Mention

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  2. Three generations of the Lykken family live under the same roof on a farm in the remote village of Lykkja (Happiness) in Norway. A mother-in-law and a daughter-in-law govern this traditional household side by side in a place where there is really only room for one of them.

    Beautifully photographed, in a quiet and intimate manner, the documentary reveals the tense atmosphere in the house. No one wants to be unkind, still it seems they end up hurting each other. We follow the complicated relationship between two women of different generations in their longing for purpose.

    We enter the story at a time where the daughter-in-law starts questioning her life. At the age of 54, after living at the farm for more than 30 years, she finally finds enough strength to free herself from the traditions and she leaves. We follow her into her newfound freedom.

    Directors: Karoline Grindaker and Hilde K. Kjøs
    Cinematographers: Nils Petter Lotherington and Hilde K. Kjøs.
    Editor: Robert V. Stengård
    Producer: Hilde Skofteland
    Skofteland Film AS © 2008

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  3. After three years, the film team is back in Thaifjord. We meet some of the couples we already know, and some new. As last time they all share their personal stories with us, and maybe they still can tell us something about what love is.
    THAIFJORD is a documentary series following the life of five Thai women and their husbands living in a remote fjord in Norway. All over the countryside in Norway an increasing number of men find their wives in Thailand and other Asian countries. But the women coming here to build a new life quickly find themselves the subject of discriminating opinions. Most Norwegians consider the “Thai-ladies” to be desperate women escaping poverty and prostitution by marrying hopeless and sexist men. They are believed to live in bad relationships where they equally exploit each other, and there is no love or even respect between them.
    But what do these men and women think about themselves and the choices they have made in their lives? What does relationship and marriage mean to them, and can they tell us anything about love?
    The second season of Thaifjord premiered on TVNorge January 2011 and became a viewers favorite once again.
    Won the National TV award "Gullruten" for best docu-soap in 2008.
    Produced for: TVNorge
    Chief Editors: Tale Kristine Skeidsvoll and Gunhild Westhagen Magnor (ep 1-8) and Linn Therese Amundsen (ep. 4 og 6 in post production).
    Directors: Gunhild Gjølstad, Kari Pettersen, Åse Svenheim Drivenes, Gunhild Westhagen Magnor
    Producer: Hilde Skofteland
    Skofteland Film AS © 2011

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  4. Shabana is an uncompromising immigrant and freedom activist, who does shocking political stunts. After receiving threats, she decides to flee to New York alone. But then one day she meets Martin and falls in love. Drawn between freedom and security, ambition and love, her inner demons surfaces; A youth filled with violence and abuse. This is the intimate story of an unconventional woman and an unconventional relationship, told through the eyes of her husband.
    Director: Martin Rehman Gaarder
    Producer: Hilde Skofteland
    Skofteland Film 2010

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  5. 2 min. trailer of the warm and brutal documentary "Songs from the street". A feel good junkie-film.
    By following the people of the streets in their everyday struggle, we get an insight to how much effort it takes just to make it from day to day. The contrast is dramatic when Charlie, Kent and Clas, finally can leave all their worries behind, and concentrate on what they love; music and poetry.
    Directed by Mali Finborud Nøren
    Producer Hilde Skofteland
    Skofteland Film AS © 2008

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