Faroe Islands Int'l Minority Film Festival

manning // crew

Nadia abraham

founder / festival director / producer / programming director
contact: nadia@fimff.org

dan helgi í gong

Coordinator / Programmer / Art Curator
contact: danhelgi@fimff.org

siri súsonnudóttir hansen

Marketing & Communication / FIMFF Generation Coordinator
contact: siri@fimff.org

Elisabeth s. olsen

Coordinator / Volunteer Coordinator
contact: elisabeth@fimff.org

Lucy Jane Mukerjee

GUEST PROGRAMMER

Leo lávík

CO-ORDINATOR / FIMFF LAB
CONTACT: leo@fimff.org

DESIGN TEAM

Dávur djurhuus

Trailer editor

DURITA fAGRADAL aUGUSTINUSSEN

WEBDESIGN

Jill spolén

graphic designer

hanna vang

festival photographer

VOLUENTEERS

rannvá glerfoss

assistant marketing manager
CONTACT: rannva@fimff.org

fríði djurhuus

volunteer

Ragnar marr erlandsson

volunteer

Welcome to FIMFF 2021...

Vælkomin til fimtu útgávuna av Faroe Is- lands International Minority Film Festival (FIMFF). Síðan stovnanina í 2017 hevur FIMFF megnað at savnað felagsskapir, givið ósøgdum søgum lív, og skapt eina lítla, men støðuga broyting, við at fjøltátta høvuðsrákið innan film og sett lit á úrvalið av teimum filmum, ið verða vístir. Týdningurin av at síggja lívini og avbjóðingarnar hjá minnilutabólkum á stóra løriftinum, er sera undirmettur. stríðið í at halda FIMFF á lívi ber vitni um júst hetta. Lív og søgur okkara gerast meira viðbrekin í smáum samfeløgum, tó eru hesi ikki av minni týdningini. Við vaksandi vónini og útlitunum, um eina veruliga føroyska filmsvinnu, hava vit eina ábyrgd av, at vísa allar teir ymisku litirnar, ið finnast í samfelagnum. Vit skulu kunna vísa okkara filmar og siga okkara søgur, uttan at vit verða avmarkað av sensuri.

Á hesum fimta árið eru vit errin av, at kunna bjóða tykkum eina víðfevnda røð av virðisløntum filmum og tiltøkum, og er hetta størsta og mest fjølbroytta skráin higartil. Eg eri sera spent uppá at sleppa vísa tykkum forvitnisliga, The World To Come, leikstjórnaður av norsku Monu Fastvold, sum er ein tíðarmyndarligur filmur um reinan kærleika, sum áður var ókendur. Endafilmurin er vakri og húðarleyst erligi heimildarfilmurin, Wonder Boy, sum snýr seg um unga viðurkenda listaliga stjóran á Balmain, sum leitar eftir biologisku mammuni og sínum uppruna. Cammila Tved fer at bjóða hinskynda familju-idealinum av, og tosa um LGBTQ+ reproduktión, sum er eitt framhald av politiska orðaskiftinum um familjurættindi. Eg vil eisini fegin nevna nakrar av sterku filmunum um familjubond, heimildarfilmin, Reunited, um sýrisku familjuna spjadda yvir trý lond. Valentina, við óvikandi tvørkynda aktiv- istinum, Thiessa Woinbackk. Romantiska skemtifilmin, Kiss Me Kosher, sum fagnar kærleikan millum eitt jødiskt ísraelskt/ týskt par, umframt tær mentanarligu avbjóðingarnar, tá atfinningarsemi og misskiljingar taka seg upp. Hugvekjandi heimildarfilmurin, Passion, sum kannar skurðpunktið millum hennara kristna siðaarv og útinnanini av BDSM, eitt satt hápunkt frá 2021 um kvir kynslív.

Til GENDER BENDER veitsluna framførir grammytilnevnda listakvinnan, COBRAH (SE), sum er ein hyper-pop fetish queen, sum uttan iva fer at borðreiða við einum ógloymandi kvøldi. Ein serlig tøkk fer til okkara høvuðsstuðul, Nordisk Kulturfond, tí uttan teirra stuðul høvdu vit ikki megnað at hildið áfram. Vit vilja eisini takka Norðurlandahúsinum, Mentamálaráðnum, Tórshavnar Kommunu, Filmshúsinum, og tykkum, sum á einhvønn hátt, hava givið tykkara íkast til festivalin. 

VÆLKOMIN / WELCOME Mest av øllum vil eg takka øllum teimum røddum, ið nokta at vera kvirrar, og sum framhaldandi gera rúm fyri mentanarligum og listarligum frælsi, og á tann hátt slóða fyri komandi ættarliðum.

– Nadia Abraham, festival-stjóri

Welcome to the 5th edition of the Faroe Islands International Minority Film Festival (FIMFF). Since its establishment in 2017, FIMFF has managed to bring to- gether communities, help untold stories come alive, as well as create a subtle, but steady, change by diversifying main- stream films and coloring the selection of films being screened. The importance of seeing both the lives and challenges of minorities on the big screen is underestimated. The struggles to keep FIMFF alive are a true testament to this. Our lives and stories become fragile in such small communi- ties. However, they are no less important. With growing hopes and prospects of an established Faroese film industry, we have a responsibility to represent all the diverse colors of our community. We should be able to screen our films and create our stories, without the restrictions of censorship.

In our 5th edition of the festival, we proudly present a wide range of high profile award-winning films and events, and offer our biggest and most var- ied program yet. I am very excited to open the festival with the sensational, ‘The World To Come’ – a period piece about true love, previously unknown, by Norwegian director Mona Fastvold. Our closing film is the beautiful and brutally honest documentary, ‘Wonder Boy’ – about the young and successful Creative Director of Balmain, who is searching for his birth-mother and his origin. Camilla Tved will challenge the het- eronormative family-structure, and LGBTQ+ reproduction, which is a con- tinuation of the political discourse about equal family rights. From our strong selection of films about family relation- ships, I want to just quickly mention a few. The documentary, ‘Reunited’, about a Syrian family spread throughout three different countries. ‘Valentina’, featuring the fierce trans activist, Thiessa Woinbackk. Romantic comedy, ‘Kiss me Kosher’, about two families coming together to celebrate the love between a Jewish Israeli/German couple. The intriguing documentary, ‘Passion’, explores the intersection between Christianity and the practice of BDSM. A true highlight from 2021 about queer sexuality.

For our GENDER BENDER party, the Grammy-nominated artist, COBRAH will perform, a hyper-pop fetish queen who undoubtedly will make the evening unforgettable. A special thanks go to our main sponsor, The Nordic Culture Fond, without whose support we would not be able to continue. Thank you to our sponsors, The Nordic House, The Ministry of Culture, The Municipality of Tórshavn, The Faroese Film Institute, as well as every individual who, in one way or the other, has contributed to the festival. Most of all, I would like to thank all voices in our community who refuse to be silent and who, by continuously making room for cultural and artistic freedom, are paving the way for the generations to come. I wish you all a happy festival!

– Nadia Abraham, Festival Director

SERLIG TØKK TIL // SPECIAL THANKS

Tórsgøta // Føroya Prent // Sirkus Föroyar // Visit Tórshavn // Visit Føroyar // Soura Film Festival // MIX Copenhagen // LGBT Føroyar // Sprotin // Hotel Tórshavn // ORLO // Ragnar Erlandsson // Durita Augustinussen // Karina Jákupsdóttir // Sára Mikkelsen // Tina í Dali Wagner // Gunn Hernes.