Culture

On 17 May, about 250 guests celebrated Norway’s national day and the 200 years anniversary of the Norwegian constitution on the open-air film festival “Viking Screamfest” in Makati. Read more

From 20 May to 29 May you will have an excellent chance to tempt your taste buds at Norwegian Gastronomic Delights. Read more

Welcome to Viking Screamfest, an open cinema featuring the scariest part of Norwegian culture. Read more

This year scholarship funds of 1.000.000 NOK (162.000 USD) will be awarded to Ibsen projects worldwide. Apply now! Read more

Photo: Dian Jean Cruz.

A film project from the Philippines has been selected to participate in the Sørfond Pitching Forum in Oslo in October. Director Sheron Dayoc hopes to partner with a Norwegian producer to make his film, which depicts a blood feud between muslim families in the Zamboanga province of Mindanao. Read more

Members of the UP Kontra-GaPi

Members of the University of the Philippines performing group Kontemporaryong Gamelan Pilipino (Kontra-GaPi) are preparing for Norway’s Førde Traditional and World Music Festival (Førde internasjonale folkemusikkfestival). The festival runs from July 4-7 and is the biggest multi-cultural music event in Norway Read more

Getting an appointment with the Norwegian master’s degree student Marta Fretheim is not easy. She is either catching waves hitting the Philippine shores, or under water, tumbled-dried and disoriented. But either way the Philippine coastal waters treat her she always walks ashore carrying a big smile and her surfboard. Read more

Photo: Tommy Andresen.

With roots from two different cultures, the Filipino and the Norwegian, these brothers have found their unique way to express themselves through the art of rap. Read more about N-Jin and Denial. Read more

Photo: Ang Babae sa Septik Tank.

The Filipino movie “Ang Babae sa Septik Tank” (The Woman in the Septic Tank) will be screened at the 22th “Films From the South Festival” in Oslo, Norway. – I really hope the Norwegians like my film, director Marlon Rivera says. Read more

“Peace begins with respect. Friendship begins with respect between two people. Respect begins with you and me. Together we can enjoy the world’s most popular sport – as friends” – Handshake for Peace Read more

Photo: Live Grinden.

The link between soccer and the Philippines might not be clear cut. And what is the relation between soccer and peace? The answer lies with the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP). Read more

- It’s nice to know that my movie is living its own life in festivals abroad. And especially wonderful that it has reached my father’s home country, says the Norwegian-Filipino actor Hermann Sabado. Learn more about the talented actor. Read more

Students at the Department of International Studies, Far Eastern University in Manila celebrated the International Humanitarian Law day August 23. On the agenda was information and knowledge about human rights issues in the Philippines. Read more

The organization DAKILA is in these days hosting the Active Vista traveling film festival in several parts of the country to convey human rights matters in the Philippines. The organization aspires to reach a broad audience in order to spark good discussions and spread inspiration to help shape the society into a better one. Read more

Rodolfo Dumantay Jr has been working as a nurse at a nursing home for elders in Oslo since September 2011. Click here to read more about his experience. Read more

26 Year old IO Ada Karmelle Delgado tells us about her experience of doing a bachelor at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. Read more

Photo: From the Kon-Tiki Museum.

Ten years after his death, the adventurer Thor Heyerdahl receives renewed attention with the coming film 'Kon-Tiki' which will be launched August 24 this year. Learn more about the courageous, Norwegian seafarer Thor Heyerdahl. Read more

A human rights film festival touring the Philippines to spark greater social consciousness and awareness.True revolution begins in the imagination. Read more

The Burmese pro-democracy campaigner, Aung San Suu Kyi has finally given her acceptance speech for the Nobel Peace Prize, 21 years after it was awarded. Read more

a1 supporting Younglife, a Norwegian NGO in Cebu. 
Photo: Younglife.

Nearly two weeks were spent in the Philippines by the British-Norwegian boyband a1. A week in Cebu doing charity through Younglife Foundation was great both for a1 and the people in Olango. Their stay in the country was completed with a fabulous concert in Smart Araneta Concert, Manila. Next scheduled concert was in Jakarta, Indonesia, but a1 has already planned their return to the Philippines. Read more