TIFF Digital will be the main window for viewing films at the festival. The online screenings will have a limited number of tickets available per film, and all screenings will have a fixed start time. After the scheduled start, the film can be seen within 48 hours. Available in Norway only.
USA, United Kingdom, 2018
Regi: Errol Morris
A visually dynamic documentary featuring filmmaker Errol Morris and alt-right political strategist Steve Bannon. Face to face, they develop a lengthy conversation about Trump’s presidency, racism, xenophobia, right-wing ideology and films.
Germany, France, 2020
Regi: Julia von Heinz
Luisa is a 20-year-old woman with strong political views. Opposed to the rise of right-wing politics in Germany, she joins an anti-fascist movement. As her involvement with the group strengthens, the risks she's willing to take increase.
Finland, Norway, Germany, 2020
Regi: Mika Mattila
Why such an urge to travel? Carnival Pilgrims examines the phenomenon of global tourism and our perpetual desire to be somewhere else.
United Kingdom, Bulgaria, 2019
Regi: Vesela Kazakova, Mina Mileva
Cat in the Wall starts with a neighbors' conflict around a lost cat and ends up tackling the complex reality of contemporary life in Britain. With humor and subtlety, the film addresses topics such as immigration, Brexit, and class struggle.
Regi: Frederick Wiseman
Did you ever spend an entire day at the city hall? This is your chance! Frederick Wiseman has been called one of the most important and original filmmakers working today, known for his observational long-form documentaries: this time he looks at the Boston City Hall.
Russia, Estonia, Italy, United Kingdom, 2020
Regi: Ivan I. Tverdovskiy
In 2002, Chechen militants took hostage an audience of 850 at the Dubrovka theatre in Moscow. 17 years on, survivors remember their lost ones. Conference is a stylish and emotional film with subtle political undertones.
United Kingdom, 2020
Regi: Julien Temple
Crock of Gold is a celebration of lead singer, punk poet and non-conformist rebel Shane MacGowan of the Pogues. Director Julien Temple follows the trails of his childhood in the Irish countryside, political rebellion youth, sudden fame and outrageous lifestyle.
Regi: Adam Carter Rehmeier
In the suburbs of Midwest America, an unconventional couple tries to find each other in a series of absurd misadventures. Traversed by peculiar humor, Dinner in America is a punk-energized coming-of-age romantic comedy.
Regi: Moara Passoni
Clara is a young woman struggling with an eating disorder, and whose adolescence is marked by restrictions, desire and pain. The unstable political context of the '90s and Brasilia's architecture serve as a background to Clara's inner journey.
Germany, Belgium, 2020
Regi: Visar Morina
A 45-year old Kosovar feels discriminated against at his workplace in suburban Germany. As his mind is taken by paranoid thoughts, the film devolves into a surreal psychological drama around the thin border between reality and imagination.
Regi: Elle Márjá Eira
“As long as the reindeer exist here, so do we”.Through filmmaker Elle Márjá Eira's eyes we follow her family in different seasons with their reindeer herd. Ealát is a story about living and surviving in Sámi reindeer husbandry in strange times.
Regi: Inge Wegge
How are health, risk and nature relevant in this pandemic?
Regi: Carl Christian L Størmer
What will happen on the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic? Will it be okay?
Six very different and fascinating films from talented film students and young filmmakers.
Denmark, Sweden, Norway, 2019
Regi: Louise Detlefsen, Louise Kjeldsen
Four young Scandinavian women fight against a fat-phobic world and learn to love their bodies as they are. As they build up their self-esteem, they share stories of their upbringing as fat women, and how they have struggled to dismantle normative stereotypes.
Serbia, France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Croatia, Germany, 2020
Regi: Srdan Golubović
A dedicated father undertakes an arduous battle for the right of seeing his children again. Faced with a corrupt system and poverty, he travels across Serbia on foot, in a journey filled with hunger and exhaustion.
Regi: Nigina Sayfullaeva
Lena is crushed by her husband’s possible infidelity and decides to pay him back in his own coin. It doesn’t take long before the situation is out of control, and her revenge is beginning to cost her dearly.
Denmark, Norway, 2020
Regi: Kenneth Sorento
After nearly 300 years as a Danish province, many Greenlanders feel the time has come for independence. But how? We follow four activists gearing up for the local elections, each with their own ideas about how to best shape the future of Greenland.
Regi: Suzanne Crocker
In First We Eat documentary filmmaker Suzanne Crocker turns the camera on herself and family of five in Yukon, Canada, as they embark on a project to only eat locally-grown food for one year. No grocery store food in the house. Is it possible to live off the land and remain healthy and happy?
Finland, Estonia, 2020
Regi: Lauri Randla
The last days of the Soviet Union are depicted here through the childhood memories of a boy named Johannes. This story from Estonia follows an eccentric family in their wild adventures, with the temptations from the West only a boat ride away.
Regi: Itonje Søimer Guttormsen
The artist Gritt moves to Oslo after many years abroad, but struggles to establish herself. Difficulties to access the art scene, rejected applications and a tight economy are slowly weakening her dream of carrying out a radical and collective art project.
Regi: Guro Bruusgaard
Three stories about the lives of two men and a boy - Harald, Eirik and Petter - one day in Oslo. In different ways, they are all in a social and emotional distress, and must deal with their challenges and surroundings.
Regi: Jón Bjarki Magnússon
A modern Icelandic fairy-tale, where life is celebrated - despite everything.
Ireland, United Kingdom, 2019
Regi: Phyllida Lloyd
After leaving a violent relationship, Sandra has to rebuild her life from scratch with her two young daughters. She faces many obstacles in her quest to find a safe home, but in the process, she also finds a supportive network.
Regi: Raoul Peck
I Am Not Your Negro covers the history from the 1950s racial segregation up to today’s Black Lives Matters movement. Based on James Baldwin's unfinished book script, the documentary gives a sharp and condensed report on racism in USA.
Regi: Fredrik Horn Akselsen
The history of Liv Grannes from Mosjøen, who was Norway's highest decorated woman after World War II, is finally revealed.
Regi: Laura Jou
It's a bright and beautiful day in the Spanish countryside when 14-year-old Sara disappears. None is more upset than Pep; but when the 13-year-old boy returns from a futile night of searching, he finds a surprise waiting for him in his bedroom.
Sweden, Finland, 2020
Regi: Jonas Selberg Augustsén
Midsummer in Sweden; somewhere above the Arctic Circle. Many curious stories unfold in a small Finnish-speaking village, while the sun never sets.
Switzerland, Croatia, 2021
Regi: Andrea Štaka
When a young man settles in the neighborhood, it turns out to be a welcome change for Mare. A mother of three, her days are spent doing various household tasks; but her to-do list is about to change as her focus drifts away from her family.
Palestine, United Kingdom, 2020
Regi: David Osit
Set in Ramallah, the de facto Palestinian capital in central West Bank, Mayor is a portrait of Musa Hadid, an entertaining and clever leader who works day and night to turn the city into a comfortable and enjoyable place for its citizens.
United Kingdom, 2020
Regi: Bassam Tariq
Riz Ahmed delivers a stunning performance as a British Pakistani musician struggling with the contradictory demands of stardom and duty to his family. Bassam Tariq's music-filled drama investigates inherited trauma, double consciousness and our spiritual selves.
Qatar, Lesotho, Germany, 2019
Regi: Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese
Filmmaker Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese bids farewell to his native Lesotho in a powerful way with this documentary. Through lyrical and visual poetry, his film addresses social, economic, and personal concerns.
India, Netherlands, Singapore, 2020
Regi: Arun Karthick
Nasir is a portrait of life as a Muslim man in a Hindu dominated ghetto. As right-wing nationalism rises, Nasir’s plot evolves over the span of a whole day in the life of an observant, kind and humorous sari salesman.
Regi: Mauricio Leiva-Cock
Two teenagers are trying to make their way to the first-ever Iron Maiden concert in Bogotá, Colombia. The day starts with great expectations, but takes a turn for the worse when the two young boys are robbed and their precious tickets are gone.
Regi: Yngvild Sve Flikke
Rakel loves having her hands full with projects, but raising a baby? A one-night-stand forces Rakel to face that particular question earlier than expected. Having the "ninja baby" sneak its way from her drawing board to reality does not make it easier.
South Korea, 2019
Regi: Lee Min-Jae
To take the zombie genre a step further, we can trust a new director from South Korea to get the job done. Engaging characters, frightening effects and surreal situations will definitely make you laugh through this experimental comedy.
Regi: Tord Danielsson, Oscar Mellander
Shortly after moving into her new home in a peaceful Swedish suburb, Shirin starts hearing knocking sounds from the empty house next door. When her stepson then makes a mysterious friend, the stage is set for a traditional haunted house horror story.
United Kingdom, 2019
Regi: Sarah Gavron
Rocks is loud, vibrant and energetic. A natural leader in her pack of girls but not quite an adult yet. At 15, taking care of her younger brother is fine for a few hours - not indefinitely. What to do when her mother suddenly leaves?
Regi: Henrik Schyffert
Uje Brandelius and his family play themselves in this warm comedy where everyday scenes and pop music are woven together. A sudden shift in Uje's life puts both his family and his job at stake and gives the autobiographical story a serious backdrop.
Regi: Dmitry Davydov
In a small village in the cold Yakutia region of Russia, she is simply called "Scarecrow". She is feared and rejected, yet the locals are constantly seeking her help. With her healing powers, she performs rituals to cure illnesses.
USA, New Zealand, 2020
Regi: Roseanne Liang
The gremlins are back! However, we are not talking about the furry creatures you shouldn’t feed after midnight. This is the original World War II edition, and monsters are getting the blame for technical mishaps - and they are no easy task to deal with at 20.000 feet...
Regi: Mona Johanne Hoel
Skal dere gå allerede? is a piece of coming-of-age social realism, set in a constantly changing city. Elin moves into an apartment her father has bought for her, but she has no job, no friends and will start her adult life all alone.
Regi: Charlène Favier
Filmed from the point-of-view of teenager Lyz Lopez, Slalom is a powerful film that tells the story of a promising athlete whose relationship to her coach becomes strained as his interest in her shifts from professional to personal.
Regi: Brian Yuzna
Upper-class contempt, teenage anxiety, ritualistic cults, black comedy and tons of gore are just some of the ingredients in Society, a vicious attack on the upper-crust elites of Beverly Hills in the late '80s. The film is presented by Tromsø filmklubb.
Poland, Sweden, 2020
Regi: Magnus von Horn
Pumping music and bursting energy are the outer layers of this captivating human drama about fame, loneliness and the search for intimacy. We follow three days in the life of fitness queen Sylwia, when everything is on the verge of tumbling down.
Iran, Germany, Czech Republic, 2020
Regi: Mohammad Rasoulof
Mohammad Rasoulof reflects on individual freedom and moral choices in his new powerful film, There Is No Evil. In four chapters and with four protagonists, the film explores the impact of death penalty on the Iranian people's lives.
Regi: Dmitry Davydov
A film that both warms and breaks your heart, set in the ice-cold Russian region Yakutia. With a signature style, amateur actors and great sensitivity, Davydov depicts the relationship between an adult son and his mother, who suffers from Alzheimer.
Lesotho, Italy, South Africa, 2020
Regi: Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese
When modernization creeps in, it is not just nature that must give way. In the mountains of Lesotho, plans to build a new dam threaten to submerge a small village. But the villagers, led by an 80-year-old widow, are prepared to fight.
Regi: Naomi Kawase
A couple living a settled life in Japan with their adoptive son receives a call from a woman demanding her child back. Amidst a rollercoaster of emotions, the two mothers are confronted with the essence of childbirth, adoption and motherhood.
Regi: Merethe Offerdal Tveit
A manure spreader, a stone and a wooden stick make up Joar Nango's unfinished artwork, which triggered an intense debate in national media. This thoughtful and epic documentary offers a platform for villagers and artists to discuss what art means.
Poland, Russia, Belgium, 2020
Regi: Philipp Yuryev
In an isolated village close to the Bering Strait lives a community of whale hunters. One of them, teenage boy Leshka, dreams of moving to America to find a cam girl he has seen on the Internet. That is until reality catches up with him.
Regi: Alexandros Voulgaris
Greek filmmaker and musician Alexander "The Boy" Voulgaris’s seductive and enigmatic Winona tells the story of four young women spending a day on a sunny, beautiful beach. They all have glasses, none of them is named Winona. What secret hides behind their games?
Morocco, France, Belgium, 2020
Regi: Ismael El Iraki
A Moroccan love story between two people trying to overcome their past traumas. Traversed by loud rock-n-roll, mysterious snakes and drug-induced hallucinations, their romance unfolds in the midst of the violent underground world of Casablanca.