We won AMANDA for Best Documentary in Haugesund, Norway. The award is the Norwegain version of Oscar. We are extreemly happy and proud, it is such an great honour to receive this award.
We would like to thank everyone who has supported us along the way, both financially and creatively. And not least, thank you ever so much brave, beautiful, and strong Thulasi who dared to share her story with us.
Today Light Fly, Fly High has been nominated for the prestigious Amanda award for best documentary handed out during The Norwegian International Film Festival in Haugesund 16-22 August 2014.
We have been nominated together with En prest og en plage produced by Benedicte Bredesen and directed by Fridtjof Kjæreng and Love City, Jalalabad produced by Torstein Grude, Bjarte Mørner and George Gittoes, directed by George Gittoes.
For our Norwegian readers, see articles on nrk.no and rushprint.no
The film will be aired on NRK 1 Wednesday 27 August at 11.15 p.m., with rerun 29 August at 2.45 a.m.
The film will be screened on June 14 at 17:30 and June 15 at kl.11. It is part of the International Documentary section of the program in Grimstad. The festival is from 12-17 June 2014.
Susann will be part of the Norwegian short film jury during the festival, and Beathe will be part of the jury for the category Norwegian Documentary.
Light Fly previews at DocHouse in London on June 5, at 8 pm at Rich Mix Cinema. The official UK premiere is to be annonced.
In the meantime read the Savage review of the film.
Light Fly, Fly High will be screened at Festival de Lasalle in Cevennes on May 30.
We are very proud to have received the Impact Award for Best Feature Film at Human Rights Arts and Film Festival in Australia!
The jury states:
“This is an extraordinary film about an extraordinary person. It is, in my view, a clear-cut winner in all four categories, a perfect example of the power of story in exposing a range of injustices (…). Music, sound, cinematography, story combine to produce an inspiring intimate portrait of a woman of great courage, tenacity and integrity!
- Arnold Zable, HRAFF 2014 Judge and award Winning Author.
Light Fly, Fly High will be screened on SVT DOX May 20 with two reruns throughout the week.
The film can also be streamed if you are in Sweden on SVT Play until June 20.
Light Fly, Fly High will be screened at SYSTER! SYSTER! on May 18 in Stockholm.
Light Fly, Fly High will screen at PLANETE + DOC in Warsaw where the film is nominated for the Amnesty International Awards.
Light Fly, Fly High will be screened at Human Rights Arts and Film Festival (HRAFF) in Australia. The film will premiere in Melbourne Sunday May 11, before it moves on to Sydney, Canberra, Perth, Brisbane, Alice Springs and Darwin.
This film is presented by Plan Australia, who interviewed us before the Australian tour – read the interview on their website.
DOK.fest opens today and will be the first festival in Germany to screen Light Fly, Fly High. This film is nominated for the award SOS Kinderdörfer weltweit.
Winner of One World Media Award for Best Documentary in London
The award jury states:
“Relevatory, unpredictable, and highly engaging. With excellent narrative control throughout, a well-chosen and deserving character was intimately and beautifully observed. This was a difficult subject and the documentary a microcosm for women’s issues that badly need highlighting. It brilliantly met all criteria agains which this closely fought category was judged.
We are so proud!
Europe on Screen opens today in Jakarta, Indonesia and will be the first festival in Asia to screen Light Fly, Fly High. Together with Kon-Tiki, we are representing Norway in the ten days long festival.
Another big win: Best Feature Length Documentary at The Norwegian Documentary Film Festival, Dokfilm, in Volda
Back in Volda where it all started, so many years ago. We are deeply proud to have won the award for Best Feature Lenght Documentary at Dokfilm in Volda, Norway.
Lokal news site Framtida.no writes about us (in Norwegian only)
Light Fly, Fly High will screen six times at Kosmorama in Trondheim this week from 28 April to 4 May.
North Carolina Film Critics Association Pick Full Frame Festival Favorites
Our Man in Tehran; Whitey; Light Fly, Fly High Tabbed Best in Fest. We are very proud to be amongst the three favourites.
Light Fly, Fly High is shortlisted as one of three films nominated for the prestigious One World Media Award for Best Documentary! Also known as the “Oscar of factual broadcasting in the UK”.
The winner will be announced at the ceremony in London on 6 May 2014!
Light Fly, Fly High will be sceened at Sarasota Film Festival in Florida the 5th and 7th of april 2014. Susann will be there talking about the film.
Screening date: 4 April 2014
Light Fly will be screened on the big screen at Saga cinema in Oslo 9-11 March.
Be sure to get tickets!
Sunday 9 March Light Fly will be screened as part of the official Ladyfest 2014 programme.
Light Fly will be screened at Drammen cinema from 7 March until 12 March.
Indian newspapers have started to take notice of our girl, read the article in The Hindu.
The New Indian Express writes Docu on Chennai Boxer Wins Oxfam Justice Award
Thulasi has come all the way from warm India to freezing Tromsø. Today is the Norwegian premiere and Thulasi is seeing the film for the first time on the big screen with an audience.
At TIFF the film is nominated for the Norwegian Peace Film Award.
Norwegian directors Mona Friis Bertheussen’s Twin Sisters received the Audience Award, and Susann Østigaard and Beate Hofseth’s Light Fly, Fly High the Oxfam Global Justice Award, at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. See full article on nfi.no
We are not fluent, but here’s a Chinese article on our film.
The IDFA trailer has been released. And if you pay attention, you can catch the very first glimpse of our film in it!
”Light Fly, Fly High” is one of three films selected for the Oxfam Novib Global Justice Award at IDFA this year!
With the award, Oxfam Novib wants to draw the attention to issues they believe are of global concern. The award recognizes the efforts of filmmakers telling stories about people who really make a difference.
In that regard, our film will be screened at fashionable Tuschinski 1 on Mon 25th of Nov at 19.30, followed by a panel debate.
Hope to see you there!
Read about Light Fly, Fly High in the IDFA catalogue!