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Håvard Fossum

Director and cinematographer Håvard Fossum started out telling stories as a feature journalist and stills photographer, and went via visual anthropology to making films.

His documentaries and hybrids have been broadcasted and selected to festivals like Winterthur, Jihlava and Sheffield Doc/Fest, and exhibited at the Norwegian National Art Exhibition.

Fossum was director of photography on among others the documentaries Tongue Cutters (2017), Maiko (2015), and Bravehearts (2011). He holds a MA in Visual Anthropology from Goldsmiths, University of London, a BA in Journalism from Volda University College, and has studied design at the Braunschweig University of Art.

Contact
Phone: +47 92 28 14 89
Email: haavard.fossum@gmail.com
Web: www.havardfossum.com

 

APophenia (2014)

Filmen er en satirisk refleksjon om hvordan vi skaper ulike representasjoner av den såkalte virkeligheten som finnes rundt oss. En dannet akademisk mann skal holde en bildeforelesning om tilstanden i Europa i dag. I salen sitter unge mennesker – kanskje studenter. Bildene han viser og filmklippene vi får se går rett inn i vår samtidsproblematikk, med innvandring, flyktningestrøm, nedadgående økonomisk spiral og utfordringer som kommer med immigrasjon og kulturmangfold. Med ett er det noe som begynner å skurre – men hva?

APOPHENIA er en tankevekkende film om retorikk, propaganda, om sannhet og løgn, hvor vår evne til å tenke kritisk samt å handle i tråd med gode verdier, etikk og moral, virkelig settes på prøve.

Serbian welfare cheats, Austrians lost in perversion and a London left to immigrants.
This is today’s Europe, according to the social debater Geert Smit.

He has travelled the continent to document European culture, and his finds are disconcerting.
What we accept as reality is challenged in Apophenia.

Apophenia is the tendency to perceive a connection or meaningful pattern between unrelated or random things.

PRODUCTION FACTS
Genre:
 Documentary Length (est): 25 min Language: English Release: 2014 Director: Håvard Fossum Producer: Peter Bøe
Financing: The Norwegian Film Institute Sales: Medieoperatørene Festival distribution: The Norwegian Film Institute/Toril Simonsen