Film Consultant

The International Sami Film Institute (ISFI) is taking applications for a film consultant to start on February 1,  2017. This position is a 4 year term, with the possibility of extension.

The Film consultant's main tasks:
  1. Actively contribute to regain and strengthen the creative potential that lies in the Sami film and television environment.
  2. Review and assess applications for development and production grants, and in consultation with the director, nominate candidates to the Board of Directors for development and/or  production grants. 
  3. Ensure the best possible development of projects that have been awarded funding through an ongoing dialogue with the producers, directors and writers.  
  4. Build up contacts and maintain them with the Sami and other indigenous peoples' film production environments.
  5. Stay informed about developments in the national and international film and television industry.
  6. Participate in furthering the development of the ISFI.
Skill requirements:
  • A good command of Samisk and English both spoken and written
  • A degree in film with solid work experience in the film industry.
  • Work experience at the international level
  • administrative experience
Personal characteristics:
  • Independent and productive
  • Good social and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to perform, public presentations at festivals and in panel debates etc. 
  • Orderly and effective
Some travel is expected. Travel expenses will be covered based on the standard Norwegian per diem set by the State. Place of work: Kautokeino. The applicants can be asked to an interview.

The International Sami Film Institute is in an exciting phase of its development within the Sami film industry. Currently we have a number of film projects under development and we have a large international film network with cooperation in other fields. Goals ISFI: ISF_Articles.pdf

Application deadline: December 1, 2016
Send your completed application to:
For more information contact: Anne Lajla, Director, Utsi, Tel + 47 907 555 74

Sámi Blood

Amanda Kernells feature film Sámi Blood premiered at the Venice Film Festival in September 2016. Director Amanda Kernell won two awards at the festival, The Feodora Film Critics award for best director and Europe Cinema Label award, that helps the films distribution all over Europe.

Sámi Blood has also been screened at the Toronto International Film Festival and in Sao Paolo in Brazil and in November the film will have its Asian premiere at the Tokyo Film festival in the competition program. The film will have Nordic premiere early 2017.

The International Sami Film Institute will initiate a Sámi film tour for Sámi Blood in 2017, so the audiences all over Sapmi can see the film.

We congratulate Amanda Kernell for entering the international film stage with this outstanding film and for bringing home excellent reviews and awards. With this film Amanda Kernell brings forward a dark chapter in Sámi history in such a sensitive way, so thank you Amanda!

ISFI Initiates Short Film Workshop in Inari on 17th–19th of June 2016

International Sámi Film Institute ISFI initiates short film workshop for the Sámi youth in collaboration with Sámi Education Institute SOGSAKK in Inari, Finland.

The workshop will be held at Sámi Culture Center Sajos on 17th–19th of June 2016. ISFI is looking for six 16–24 years old workshop participants who are interested in producing, screenwriting and directing short fiction films in Sámi language. ISFI will cover travel costs, accomodation and meals for all the participants. Read more >

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