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STATOIL HAS A LONG TRADITION IN SUPPORTING UP AND COMING TALENTS WITHIN SPORTS, CULTURE AND SCIENCE. FOR THE LAST 10 YEARS, THE MULTI-NATIONAL COMPANY HAS SUPPORTED NORWEGIAN HEROES OF TOMORROW.

It is all about young people with big dreams and great ambitions, who got what it takes to succeed. In a new information and motivation campaign produced by The Film Agency, four films are telling the childhood stories of four such heroes. First one out is our number 1 star Martin Ødegaard, the winner of Statoil’s football scholarship 2014. Through the faces of different children, old footage as well as new, he tells us about a childhood of training at the cost of friends, parties and all-nighters of PlayStation. Martin Ødegaard believes it is not so much about talent, but more about training and willpower. So does the cross-country skier Astrid Uhrenholt Jacobsen, who also is a mentor for the Statoil Hero-Programme. The musician and winner of a scholarship in 2012, Mr Jarle Bernhoft tells the story of a shy and strange kid, who found his confidence through a guitar. We see all that individuality and hearing his voice telling us how important it is to believe in ourselves, even when nobody else does so. The fourth film is from Stine and from a science perspective. She remembers her childhood curiosity of everything - why does the wind blow and how can a plane fly? Stine has kept this curiosity and puts it into her work to find solutions we will need in the future. All of the films are beautifully put together in a mixture of past, present and future.

Directed by Andrea Eckerbom, produced by Caroline Werring and post-produced by Ole-Arild Svendsen and Hocus Focus. Edited by Henrik Berge, online by Bengt Ove Sannes and Mathias Theissen, colour grading by Haavard Albertsen and Mathias Theissen. Sound design by Erik Ljunggren, Preben Grieg-Halvorsen and Vidar Grande.

NORWEGIAN BLACK METAL / "BLACK JAZZ" OUTFIT, SHINING, IS NOTORIOUS FOR STAYING OFF THE BEATEN TRACK, MUSICALLY.

This time they perform their song Last Day very much off the beaten track literally; at an altitude of 1100 meters above sea level, with a 700 meter free fall underneath, rock formation "Trolltunga" ("The Troll Tongue") makes for one of the most spectacular stages for a live performance imaginable..

Produced and edited by Shining's own, Jørgen Munkeby, in collaboration with Høyde Media. Colour graded and onlined by Haavard Albertsen

HIGH END GROCERY CHAIN, MENY LAUNCHES THEIR NEW LINE OF ANTIBIOTICS FREE CHICKEN, WITH THESE TWO FILMS BY FANTEFILM'S OLA MARKUS 'OMA' LISBERG. BOTH TELL THE STORIES OF PEOPLE WHO REALLY LOVE THEIR CHICKEN - THEIR WAY.

High end grocery chain, Meny launches their new line of antibiotics free chicken, with these two films by Fantefilm's Ola Markus 'Oma' Lisberg. Both tell the stories of people who really love their chicken - their way.

Produced by Fantefilm with producer Hugo Hagermann Føsker and director Ola Markus 'Oma' Lisberg. Post production by Hocus Focus with producer Jon Anders Klausen, editor Henrik Berge, colorist Haavard Albertsen, online by Bengt Ove Sannes and sound design by Preben Grieg-Halvorsen.

SUBARU TAKES A FRESH APPROACH WITH FANTEFILM AND ANDREAS 'BOMBOM' LISBERG'S COMMERCIAL FOR THEIR NEW CAR MODEL, LEVORG, SHOWCASING HOW THE GREAT OUTDOORS CAN BE ENJOYED - SOMETIMES IN UNEXPECTED WAYS.

Produced by Fantefilm with producer Hugo Hagermann Føsker and director Andreas 'Bombom'' Lisberg. Post production by Hocus Focus with producer Lene Albertsen, editor Henrik Berge, online and color grading by Haavard Albertsen and sound design by Preben Grieg-Halvorsen.

THE 25TH FILMS FROM THE SOUTH FESTIVAL IS TAKING PLACE IN OSLO THIS OCTOBER. ONE OF THE ATTRACTIONS IS THE FIRST TIME SCREENING OF THE IRAQI/NORWEGIAN FEATURE FILM EL CLáSICO.

Writer, director and producer Halkawt Mustafa has made a unique roadmovie of humour and drama, taking us from Iraq to Spain. El Clásico is the term describing a football match between the fierce enemies Real Madrid and Barcelona. This match is also the end of a journey in a film about the most important things in life: Love, football and Ronaldo’s shoes.

The film is excellent shot by Kjell Vassdal, edited by Inge-Lise Langfeldt and Trond Bjerknes has composed the music. Sound design by Bahman Ardalan, Studio Bahman in Teheran.

Post-produced by Ole-Arild Svendsen and Hocus Focus. Colour grading, VFX and online by Haavard Albertsen, additional online work by Bengt Ove Sannes and Mathias Theissen. The world premiere of El Clásico is at the Dubai International Film Festival in December, as part of the Official Selection program. DIFF presents more than120 features, short films and documentaries from the Arab world and beyond. Take a look at the El Clásico trailer, edited by Ove Kenneth Nilsen, online by Mathias Theissen and sound design by Erik Ljunggren.