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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).

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Book the cinema

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

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
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, 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.