I’m Free

A Film by Edvard Karijord and Bendik Mondal

Synopsis

I DET FRI.
On the 8th of October 2013, Geir Karijord goes missing in Romsdal Valley, Norway. This leaves his family in limbo – should they mourn their brother and son, or should they hope for his return? «I’m Free» depicts the family’s experience of Geir’s disappearance. It is an intimate documentary about loss, hope and living with unanswered questions.

Director

  • Picture of Edvard Karijord and Bendik Mondal © Edvard Karijord and Bendik Mondal

    Edvard Karijord and Bendik Mondal

    Edvard Karijord and Bendik Mondal studied Film and TV together at Westerdals - Oslo School of Arts, Communication and Technology in Norway. Throughout their studies, they have cooperated on several productions, varying from short commercials and fiction films to documentaries and reality TV. In 2015 their short subject documentary "First Man Standing" had a successful festival run nationally, gaining an Honorable Mention for Best Documentary and the Audience Award at the 19th Norwegian Student Film Festival in Lillehammer. "I’m Free" is their thesis film and latest cooperation.

Awards + Festivals

  • TROMSØ INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, World Premiere, Norway)January 20, 2017
  • *WINNER, BEST STUDENT DIRECTOR*
    EUROPEAN CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARDS (January Selection, Online) January 31, 2017
  • INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ZOOM ZBLIZENIA (Official Selection, Polish Premiere, Jelania Gora, Poland)February 20, 2017
  • *JURY AWARD, BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY*
    AMANDUS LILLEHAMMER INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection. Lillehammer, Norway)March 24, 2017
  • NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, US Premiere, Nashville, TN, USA)April 20, 2017
  • *HONORABLE MENTION, BEST STUDENT FILM*
    DOKFILM – THE NORWEGIAN DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL (Official Selection. Volda, Norway) April 27, 2017
  • *JURY AWARD BEST DOCUMENTARY*
    NATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR TALENTED YOUTH (Centerpiece Selection, Seattle, WA, USA) April 29, 2017
  • BERMUDA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hamilton, Bermuda)May 4, 2017
  • PUNE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Maharashtra, India)June 11, 2017
  • *WINNER TERJE VIGEN AWARD*
    THE NORWEGIAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Grimstad, Norway) June 16, 2017
  • HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE NORWEGIAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Screening, Oslo, Norway)June 22, 2017
  • NEW HOPE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New Hope, PA, USA)June 25, 2017
  • SAN ANTONIO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, San Antonio, TX, USA)August 1, 2017
  • ØYAKINO 2017 (Special Screening, Oslo, Norway)August 5, 2017
  • FLICKERS RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Newport, RI, USA)August 8, 2017
  • *BEST NON-FICTION FILM*
    3rd STILL VOICES FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Longford, Ireland)August 15, 2018
  • OPEN CITY DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, UK)September 6, 2017
  • *WINNER BEST FOREIGN FILM*
    DOCUTAH INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, St. George, UT, USA) September 7, 2017
  • RIGA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Short Riga Selection, Riga, Latvia)September 14, 2017
  • HELSINKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Helsinki, Finland)September 24, 2017
  • DOC LOUNGE OSLO (Special Screening, Oslo, Norway)September 15, 2017
  • NORDIC PANORAMA (Official Selection, Malmö, Sweden)September 22, 2017
  • *WINNER, BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT*
    BERGEN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bergen, Norway) October 1, 2017
  • FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DOCUMENTAL DE QUERÉTARO (Official Selection, Queretaro, Mexico)October 7, 2017
  • EARLY BIRD INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sofia, Bulgaria)November 1, 2017
  • *WINNER, BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT*
    OJAI FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, California, USA) November 2, 2017
  • *WINNER BEST DOCUMENTARY - COLLEGE COMPETITION*
    FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA) November 3, 2017
  • MONTEFELTRO FILM SCHOOL FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pennabilli, Italy)December 8, 2017
  • 3rd QUITE INDEPENDENT WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ecuador)March 13, 2018
  • 7th HEADWATERS FILM FEST (Official Selection, Bemidji, MN, USA)March 28, 2018
  • THREE RIVERS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pittsburgh, PA, USA)May 11, 2018
  • *BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM*
    3rd INCA IMPERIAL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lima, Peru)May 17, 2018
  • *BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT*
    1st REDLINE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Toronto, Ontario Canada)May 25, 2018
  • SHORT-O-RAMA-SHORTFILM NIGHT (Official Selection, Bremen, Germany)June 1, 2018
  • 5th LITERALLY SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Houston, TX, USA)June 6, 2018
  • 1st LEBANESE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Beirut, Lebanon)July 12, 2018
  • 9th WINCHESTER FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Winchester, UK)November 3, 2018
  • KINOFILM - MANCHESTER INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM & ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Manchester, United Kingdom)November 26, 2018

Trailer

Crew

Director
Edvard Karijord and Bendik Mondal
Screenplay
Edvard Karijord and Bendik Mondal
Producer
Edvard Karijord and Bendik Mondal
Director of Photography
Christian Karlsen
Sound
Mats Lid Støten
Editor
Edvard Karijord and Bendik Mondal
Sound Design
Mats Lid Støten
Music
Nils Martin Larsen

Details

Running Time
19:56 minutes
Shooting Format
Full HD, digital
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD), Full HD, 1920x1080p digital file
Aspect Ratio
16:9 (1.85:1 letterbox)
Sound
Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

FILM SCHOOL

Westerdals Oslo ACT
Oslo School of Arts, Communication and Technology

https://www.woact.com
E-mail: post@westerdals.no

DIRECTORS

Edvard Arntzen Karijord
Trondheimsveien 170c
0570 Oslo
NORWAY

E-mail: edvard.karijord@hotmail.com

Bendik Gunnarson Mondal
Heimdalsgata 29
0561 Oslo
NORWAY

E-mail: bendikmondal@gmail.com

Film’s Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/idetfri.no/

Directors' Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/edvard.karijord https://www.facebook.com/bendik.mondal