Tromsø International Film Festival is a popular film festival for our audience, and an important meeting point for the Norwegian and international film industry.
Photo: Mats Gangvik
Tromsø International Film Festival screens challenging quality films for a local, national and international audience. The festival has had an incredible growth since it first commenced in 1991. The total of admissions in 1991 was 5200 - in 2020 it was 58320. TIFF 2021 will be the 31st edition of the festival, taking place January 18-24.
After being run by Tromsø's public cinema since the beginning in 1991, Tromsø International Film Festival was in 2002 separated from the cinema and organized as a foundation with its own board. Founder of the TIFF foundation was Tromsø Kino IKF, now reorganized and renamed as Aurora kino IKS.
The board is elected every 2 years by a nomination committee appointed by the board of Aurora kino IKS and the sitting board of TIFF.
Tromsø International Film Festival is set in the dark polar nights,
which give's TIFF the unique possibility to screen films outdoor. The
outdoor cinema is located at the main square in the heart of Tromsø.
program includes a selection of shorts and documentaries from the Films
from the North program, along with special screenings and various other
TIFF 2020 facts
68554 admissions in total (all screenings and events - unofficial numbers)
58320 admissions in total to official TIFF screenings
6331 admissions to additional screenings and industry events
3903 admission to parties and social events
10856 individual participants
1538 accreditated participants - including 80 media representatives and 316 volunteers
The festival generates an amount of 26 million NOK into trade and business*