Thomas A Østbye is a distinctive voice among Norwegian directors. He is known for combining artistic reflections on the documentary genre with contemporary political dilemmas. He made his mark with formally challenging documentaries such as Imagining Emanuel, HUMAN, and In Your Dreams, which have received numerous art and film awards. He also makes art installations and runs the PlymSerafin production company. Østbye will show excerpts from his films and will share his working method, with a focus on developing cinematic style and form in relation to the ethics and aesthetics found in his latest films.
Doc Alliance is a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.