HUNTING FLIES (NORWEGIAN TITLE: FLUEFANGEREN)
109 min, 2016
Izer Aliu’s feature film debut is a political metaphor about the rise and fall of a dictatorship. This warm classroom drama that premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and was screened at more than 30 film festivals worldwide - winning the Norwegian Peace Film Award; BUSTER's Best Children's Film at CPH PIX and nominated to the Nordic Council Film Prize in 2017. Hunting Flies was also shortlisted as a candidate for Norway’s Academy Awards submission in 2017 and the director was awarded an Amanda Award for Best director.
12 DARES (NORWEGIAN TITLE: 12 BRAGDER)
12 DARES is director Izer Aliu’s second feature film and his most personal yet. It is a coming-of-age drama about the loyalty between friends growing up together in the run-down housing development of southern Ryd, Sweden.
An original-written feature film for children set in the context of Sami traditions and legends. We meet our young hero, Sáve, who recently lost her mother under mysterious circumstances. Her grief and her search for answers takes us on a magical and dangerous journey into the mythical Sami underworld. SÀVE is an epic adventure about self-discovery, belief in the impossible, and cunning Sami creatures.
Khalid Maimouni is a distinct voice in the public debate calling for more diversity and inclusion in the Norwegian film industry.
An EAVE graduate, Maimouni has worked on documentaries for cinema as well as television since 2008. He has accumulated extensive technical expertise in digital workflow management as Camera Rental Manager and later as Post-Producer at Norway’s largest rental and post-production company, Storyline Studios.
In 2013 he founded the Oslo-based production company The End reaching out to the voices of tomorrow by bringing audacious visions and engaging stories to the screen. In 2016 he launched his career as a film producer with Izer Aliu's award-winning feature film debut, Hunting Flies.
The End has a genuine passion for nurturing emerging and established filmmakers and highlighting their talent on an international stage.