Tromsø, June 22th - July 1st 2018

The workshops were amazing, from the leaders to the participants, the cooperation between the participants and the whole spirit was so good from everybody, the leaders, the stakeholders (TVIBIT-family, NUFF-family ...), everything was so smooth and simplified. (Christine Rinawi, 2011)

The Film Workshops

  • 6 Films + film music
  • Six film workshop groups guided by professional filmmakers + one film music workshop-group
  • Making of six short films in six days. 
  • The results will be shown at the cinema Verdensteatret Kino during the opening of the festival. 
  • Profiled international film-professionals as workshop leaders.

Check former workshop-leaders here...


32 young filmmakers from all over the world will be divided in 4 groups. Each group will have a room, camera equipment, an editing station (Mac with Premiere Pro), sound equipment, a "very" little budget to work with and a professional filmmaker as workshop leader. The workshop language is English. The task is to make a short film from the idea to the finish film in six days. Each group works independently. They are free to choose genre, theme, topic etc. 

NUFF Special Project

The NUFF Special project is similar in scope to the other workshop groups - where 4 participants will be tasked to develop a short fi lm from the idea to the finished fi lm in six days. The only difference is that this group will be working with a very special camera - the Rylo 360 camera, with new technological features that include cinematic stabilisation, tracking and reframing 360 footage. NUFF Special presents an exciting creative challenge and opportunity for local filmmakers to work with these new features and concepts. The NUFF Special project will be using this camera and other tools to develop a story around NUFF itself, the people behind it and its many creative participants. 
Workshop mentor is Ismet Bachtiar.

NUFF-Gaza Film Workshop

NUFF has a very close relationship to young filmmakers in Gaza. 2006 & 2007 we were able to have regularly participants from Gaza but with the heavy Israeli blockade it became unpredictable and nearly impossible to travel for young filmmakers from Gaza. Therefor we arranged NUFF-workshops in Gaza in 2010, 2011 & 2012.

This year we’ll re-arrange this cooperation with our partner Tamer Institute. A group of 8 young filmmakers will work similarly to NUFF for one week to make a short film from the idea to the finished film in one week mentored by the professional filmmaker Sami Al-Haw. The result will be screened at the NUFF-opening along with the other workshop-films. And all NUFF-workshop films will be presented in Gaza. 

Barents Sound Design 

Simultaneously with the Film Workshop, 8 young musicians from Arkhangelsk and Tromsø will work together for 10 days to create and produce film music for the film workshop groups. Working together in Kysten Studio, a high-end production studio at TVIBIT, they get to experience the everyday life in a music production studio. 

The workshop starts Friday the 22nd of June at 17.00 PM and ends with the Opening Ceremony at Friday the 29th with the preview of the finished films. Also, the musicians will present parts of their music live at the closing ceremony on Sunday the 1st of July. 

The mentors and participants will take part in the entire process of making a film from idea to finished results while learning about the process of making a film and how to create the right score for the film. The project is supported by the Barentssekretariatet

Workshop mentors are Alexander Aarøen and Sivert Henriksen 


The workshops take place at the Youth Film Centre Tvibit. The centre is located at the middle of downtown Tromsø, and provides camera-, audio-, light equipment and five film editing places during the festival. Tvibit will be the festival centre during NUFF with a café and a meeting point for all workshop- and festival participants, for the audience and film experts.
The workshop participants will share rooms at Comfort Hotel Xpress Tromsø near Tvibit. 


The workshop fee will be 1000,- NOK. Participants living in Tromsfylket can apply Tvibit Talent Film Fond to cover the fee. The fee includes workshop, accommodation and three meals each day.

Age limit

The participation at the NUFF workshops is limited for participants between 15 - 26 years old.

The Mentors

Check the professionals being mentors at NUFF 2018 here...

The Films

Watch former workshop films here...