The Amanda Film Award was established in1985 to increase the quality of and further the interest for Norwegian films made for theatrical release as well as short films meant for public exhibition. The award consists of a bronze figurine, designed by the sculptor Kristian Kvakland, and a diploma. Amanda is organised by The Norwegian International Film Festival Ltd. in co-operation with the Norwegian Film Institute.
This year's nominees will be presented at a press conference June 15 at 11:00am. The Amanda awards will be held for the 32nd time Friday August 26th, and will be broadcasted on TV2 Norway.