SMILE and WAVE won the award for Best documentary medium length at the Norwegian Documentary Festival Nordic/Docs in Fredrikstad.
Eva Ch. Nilsen was Guest of Honor during the festival and several of her films were shown in a retrospective program.
Eva also got the NORDIC/DOCS HONORARY AWARD 2022
It was also a great experience for her to meet Ken Loach who held a Masterclass at the festival.
Busy autumn for SMILE and WAVE
The film was invited to 3 Norwegian festivals this autumn.
AMIFF - Arctic Moving Image & Film Festival a festival on art and film in Harstad.
Later in October, SMILE and WAVE were shown for 4 days at the Bodø Film Festival.
Smile and Wave goes to the top of the world, North Cape.
SMILE and WAVE received a brilliant reception at Norway's most delightful film festival. It touched the audience and gave room for many fine conversations afterwards. But the hunt for heart urchins on the beach at Honningsvåg Airport yielded no results. The conditions are perhaps too harsh even for brave heart urchins so far north.
Eva searches for heart urchins
SMILE and WAVE goes to Leipzig
The essay film SMILE and WAVE is selected to participate in the DOK Film Market in Leipzig 17-23 October. We look forward to meeting professional buyers and contributors from all parts of the documentary scene.
Eva Ch. Nilsen will attend the market to promote her film about small things and large questions, about presence and absence, about sensing and memory, about joy and loss.