My body belongs to Me

Bivrost Film was formed in 2000 with the primary objective of producing high quality documentaries and films for children and young people, for norwegian and international audiences. We develop films and series we believe are important for the times we are living in. Our productions have reached a large audience and have been nominated and won awards at several festivals.

Ongoing productions

“My Favorite War” is an animated documentary film for cinema and television about director Ilze Burkovska Jacobsens childhood in Latvia during the cold war. The story draws clear parallels with the situation present-day Europe is facing. A norwegian-latvian coproduction with funding from both countries and the EU’s MEDIA programme.

The Norwegian Film Institute
The National Film Centre of Latvia
MEDIA/Creative Europe
The Audio and Visual Fund
The Fritt Ord Foundation
Viken Film Centre
NRK and SVT
The international film distributor is First Hand Films

“It`s me You see”, season 4, coming 2019

Shadi & Nosaiba filming with Marianne & Trond
Season 4 is screening on NRK Super in Christmas 2019

Documentaries

The Latvia trilogy: “Class Photo 1 & 2," and "My Mother’s Farm”. Three documentary films about history’s imprint on human destinies after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the birth of a new Europe. “My Mother’s Farm” won Best Documentary awards in both Norway, Latvia and Poland, and has participated at numerous international festivals. The films have been distributed for television both in Norway and abroad.

Documentary series for children

It’s Me, you see is a children’s documentary series that portrays children with various disabilities. It’s about children, for children. About the extra challenges in their lives and the joy of mastering those challenges. The series has participated and been nominated at several international festivals, including the Prix Jeunesse International Festival 2012. So far, we have made 30 episodes over three seasons on NRK Super. Watch "It’s Me, you see" on NRK.

Norway+

is a documentary series for children that focuses on children with multicultural backgrounds. The series is included in the Prix Jeunesse International Festival’s catalogue "Quality in Children's TV Worldwide". Ten episodes for NRK Super. Watch Norway+ on NRK.

Special focus on children

Our priority is to take children and young people seriously. To make their voices heard, understood and respected. And to enable them to develop into insightful, engaged and considerate members of society. The company makes a conscious effort to create series that draw on important themes from real life, as a counterweight to the vast amount of superficial entertainment that is currently being produced for children.

We believe that it is possible to contribute to progress in the world by telling important stories and focusing on the positive aspects of humanity.

Commissioned Films

Because of our special interest in films for children we have been commissioned to produce films by several public and private actors, including “Children Meet Art” for Arts Council Norway and “Children in Prison”, for the Norwegian Ombudsman for Children and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “Children in Prison” was used during Norway’s dialogue meetings on human rights with China.

From the series "It’s Me, you See”: Marianne, Munashe and Trond, Ilze and Anna.

Bivrost Film as - Norway
trond@bivrostfilm.com