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Kunstnernes Hus Cinema

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Kunstnernes Hus Cinema, Oslo’s first independent cinema and part of the artist-owned foundation Kunstnernes Hus, opened in 2016. The program is curated with a cross-disciplinary and genre-critical approach, always placing the artist at the centre, and consists of a wide spectrum of contemporary independent and artist films, talks, lectures and curatorial collaborations. We emphasise artistic boldness and genre-bending formats as well community-building across disciplines and generations.

So many artists look best in a place like this, as opposed to being projected in a gallery. I’m very happy to see this place.

Artist Laurie Anderson at the opening of Kunstnernes Hus Kino
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The auditorium was designed by Atelier Oslo and built with support from Sparebankstiftelsen DNB, Arts Council Norway, Oslo Municipality and the Norwegian Government’s Gift Enhancement Scheme for Cultural Centres.


The regular cinema program is curated by the head of programme Silja Espolin Johnson in cooperation with a program council consisting of:

Ulrik Eriksen (film critic at Morgenbladet and initiator of the cinema at Kunstnernes Hus), Maria Moseng (film critic, research fellow in film studies at the University of Oslo, former editor at WUXIA), Sara Eliassen (filmmaker and visual artist) and Maria Fosheim Lund (research librarian at the National Library).

Curious about what we are screening? Click here to see our current program

Home Cinema

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Tate-curator Catherine Wood live from New York.

The streaming service Kunstnernes Hus Home Cinema was launched during the pandemic, and will become a permanent extension to the on-site program, focusing on increasing the availability of contemporary Norwegian artist films. We take an active part in finding solutions to the need for better systems of distribution, in the cinema as well the digital arena.

LEO Youth Film Club

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Actress Ella Øverbye and filmmaker Dag Johan Haugerud in conversation with LEO-members Naomi and Cecilie.

In 2018, the film club LEO for youths aged 13-18 was founded, sharing the same ambitions as the cinema, while being programmed by its own members.

Our partners

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Agenda Arts and CraftsNordland School of Arts and Film
Arkitekturfilm OsloNorwegian Film Club Association
Cinemateket in OsloOn & For Production and Distribution
Cinemateket in TrondheimOslo Poesifilm Festival
Human International Documentary Film FestivalOslo Pix
Institut français de NorvègePRISMS
Oslo National Academy of the ArtsVega Scene
National Library of Norway


If you have any queries about the cinema at Kunstnernes Hus, please contact: silja@kunstnerneshus.no.

Terms of purchase

Buying our cinema tickets is safe and efficient. You may do so here on our website or on eBillett.

Please note that purchased tickets are non-refundable. Only members of Kunstnernes Hus can exchange tickets for another screening if the same film is shown several times. In this case, contact post@kunstnerneshus.no.

In the case of a cancelled event, guests may choose to either get a refund for their tickets or a voucher for a different screening.

The terms of purchase terms apply at the time the cinema ticket is purchased. Kunstnernes Hus Kino reserves the right to change these terms.