© Norient Film Festival

Norient Film Festival NFF 2021

Online edition

  • F Hearing-impaired spectators welcome
  • G Hearing loops
  • E Partially-sighted spectators welcome
  • C Young audience welcome (8+)
  • A Little or no text

The Norient Film Festival – NFF was founded in 2010 by the ethnomusicologist and filmmaker Thomas Burkhalter and the video artist Michael Spahr in Bern, with its Lausanne counterpart dating from 2016. A biennial festival whose central theme is sound and music in film, the NFF presents a selection of documentaries, ethnographic films, video works and audio-visual experiments that deal with musical phenomena and offer a critical approach to the world of today and tomorrow. The term “Norient” echoes the musical platform norient.com, which focuses on a transdisciplinary approach to globalized as well as localized music, with a community of scientists, journalists, filmmakers, video makers and podcast makers from around 50 countries. Their main objective is to question the dominant currents and create dialogues between people and continents.

Online edition: norientfilmfestival.com