The Amanda is for the Norwegians just as famous as the American Oscar. The film award is the Norwegian Film Award and it is awarded people in the Norwegian film industry every August in Haugesund at The International Norwegian Film Festival. I have friends who has won this award before, and this year they made som specially designed mini-editions of the prize. The award is designed and sculptured by Kristian Kvakland and was first presented in the year of 1985.
Springtime in Haugesund. Beautiful Plum Blossoms coming as a true sign of springtime.
While we are all “Waiting” for things to get back to normal again, I can offer you all a new chance to enjoy my Music Video from 2018. It has won several music video awards, and has been selected for over 30 different film festivals since 2018. Please stay safe, everyone, and take care of yourself and closest family.
Mona Lisa Lund – 1998
22 years ago I painted the painting “Mona Lisa Lund”. Little did I know then that this would be bought by Haugesund Town Art Gallery for the collection, and being part of Vestlandsutstillingen 2000.
As a child I was surrounded by really strong female characters, and I also had a small 10x15cm postcard with Mona Lisa by Da Vinci on my light blue bedroom wall.
My mother, a hard working woman, who was never sick from work and always giving the extra percent, has always been a very important role model for me personally. I know she has inspired many other women too in taking leading positions both in work and politics.
The 8th of March is still an important day for all humankind still striving for equality among sexes when it comes to many different industries and equal payment for work. I look to the new generation of women and hope they will have to fight less, but never stop developing every society to become more democratic, more open and more equal.
My personal wish is that every women speaks out aloud and prove Mona Lisa Lund wrong!
PS: Somehow this also says something about the actuality when it comes to Corona Virus!
Still finding some leftovers from Autumn in February.
I want to wish all of you a Happy New Year for 2020. Hope all your wishes come true!
“Love Falls Softly” has been selected for 25 different International Film Festivals, has become Semi-Finalist 6 times, Finalist 2 times, and has won 5 Film Awards since 2017.