International Competition

Mum's Hair

Maja Arnekleiv
Screening time  
27.02. / Tuesday, 21:00 - 23:00 Theatre 2  
02.03. / Friday, 16:00 - 18:00 Theatre 3  
03.03. / Saturday, 14:00 - 16:00 Theatre 5  
A pixelated documentary film made of of 755 photos Maja took during her mother's illness.

When Maja was 16, her mother got cancer. She and her three younger siblings did not know what would happen, but they knew their mother would lose her hair and look quite different. Maja wanted to gather the good memories. She shot 3,000 photos of her mother over a period of two years, during her mother’s illness. A pixelated documentary film is the result of 755 of these photos.


Maja Arnekleiv

Maja Arnekleiv is born in 1997 in Norway. She grew up with sheep, cows and close to animation studio in Dovre, a village in the mountains of Norway. Mum’s Hair is Maja’s debut as a film director.

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Mammas hår

2017, 5' 25''

Directed by:
Maja Arnekleiv

Screenplay by:
Maja Arnekleiv

Maja Arnekleiv

Edited by:
Jan Otto Ertesvåg

Mattis Sørum

Maja Arnekleiv

Produced by:
Trollfilm AS

Festivals & Awards:

DOK Leipzig 2017 – Golden Dove for Best International Animated Documentary; Amandus – Lillehammer International Student Film Festival 2017 – NUFF Youth Award; Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2017; The Norwegian Short Film Festival 2017; Primanima World Festival of First Animations 2017; Chicago International Children's Film Festival 2017; Lübeck Nordic Film Days 2017; Fredrikstad Animation Festival 2017; KUKI – International Short Film Festival for Children and Youth Berlin 2017; Animateka International Animation Film Festival 2017