The Norwegian feature Happy Happy for which Transilvania Film has the distribution rights in Romania, was selected in the short list of Norwegian candidate for The Oscars.
Among 30 local features premiered between 1 October, 2010-30 September, 2011, Norway’s Oscar committee has shortlisted three to be considered for an Oscar submission: Oslo, August 31st (d. Joachim Trier), Happy, Happy (d. Anne Sewitsky) and Sons of Norway (d. Jens Lien).
The Norwegian Oscar committee includes Espen Horn (Norwegian Film and TV Producers’ Association), Mona J. Hotel (Directors Guild of Norway), Sverre Pedersen (Norwegian Film Worker’s Association), Anders T Andersen (Norwegian Actor’s Equity Association), Monica Boracco Borring (Writers’ Guild of Norway), Øyvor Dalan Vik (Norwegian Film Critic’s Association) and Stine Helgeland (Norwegian Film Institute/chairman). Their final choice will be announced on September 3rd.
Happy Happy will have its Romanian premiere early next year.