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Kunstnernes Hus Cinema

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Kunstnernes Hus Cinema opened in 2016 as Oslo’s first independent cinema. It is part of the artist-owned foundation Kunstnernes Hus and located on our first floor.

The program is curated with a cross-disciplinary and genre-critical approach, always placing the artist at the centre. We screen a wide spectrum of contemporary independent and artist films and arrange 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 Cinema
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Our regular program is curated by the head of program Silja Espolin Johnson together 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 what's on.

Become a member!

Become a member of Kunstnernes Hus and save 15% when purchasing tickets to the cinema. Click here to learn more.

Book the cinema

The cinema can be booked for screenings, seminars and other events. Find more information here.

Kunstnernes Hus Home Cinema


Do you live far away from Kunstnernes Hus or missed out on one of our cinema screenings? We now offer digital movie rentals! Our Home Cinema presents short and feature films by both Norwegian and international filmmakers, with a special focus on independent filmmakers and films by visual artists.

See films you can rent

Our partners

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Agenda Arts and CraftsNordland School of Arts and Film
Arkitekturfilm OsloNorwegian Film Club Association
Oslo CinemathequeOn & For Production and Distribution
Trondheim CinemathequeOslo National Academy of the Arts
Human International Documentary Film FestivalOslo Poesifilm Festival
Institut français de NorvègeOslo Pix
Jack Film AgencyPRISMS
KunstnerforbundetScreen Cultures (University of Oslo)
National Library of NorwayVega Scene
The National Museum


If you have any queries about the cinema at Kunstnernes Hus or want to tips us about a film, 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.