Nina Grünfeld is best known for her several personal documentaries that have all been shown on television. In addition to making films and writing books, Nina is a professor at Inland Norway University where she teaches directing for documentary films. Nina participates in public debates and lectures for children and youth, various cultural institutions and public and private businesses.
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Nina Grünfeld er professor i dokumentarfilmregi ved Høgskolen Innlandet i Lillehammer og eier og driver filmselskapet Gründer Film. Som filmskaper er Nina Grünfeld kjent for sine personlige dokumentarfilmer som er blitt vist på tv og ved filmfestivaler i Norge og utlandet. I 2020 ga hun ut den fortellende sakprosaen 'FRIDA - Min ukjente farmors krig'. Boken er solgt til åtte land. I tillegg til å lage film og skrive bøker holder Nina foredrag for kulturinstitusjoner, for offentlig og privat næringsliv og for barn og ungdom gjennom Den kulturelle skolesekken. Nina har arbeidet aktivt innen kulturpolitikk og innehatt en rekke styreverv. Les mer om denne virksomheten her.
Som skrivende menneske har hun hatt fast spalte i tidsskrifter og bidratt med artikler til dagspressen. Les Ninas artikler (i utvalg) her.
2019 Recieving The Blanche Major reconciliation prize
Since 2018 Professor at Lillehammer University College department for film and television studies.
2013-2015 Associate professor at Lillehammer University College department for film and television studies, teaching directing for documentary.
2008 - 2011 Head of Department for Narrative Studies and Head of Research and Development at Westerdals School of Communication
1999 - 2006 Executive Chairman of the Norwegian Directors Guild
BOARD AND REPRESENTATIVES
2012 - 2016 Board member of Writers Guild of Norway
2012 - 2014 Chairman Oslo Art Society
2012 Appointed leader of the diversity board 'Av-Om-For' on behalf of the cultural ministry.
2011 - 2014 Board member of The Norwegian Telecom Museum, appointed by the Ministry of Transport
2009 - 2013 Board memeber of Friends of the Oslo Jewish Museum
2008 - 2012 Board member of Norwegian Film Institute, appointed by the Ministry of Culture
1999 - 2006 Executive Chairman of the The Directors Guild of Norway
1998 - 2007 Member of cultural bodies such as; Amanda Committee (the National Norwegian Film Award), Norwegian representative in Fera (Federation of European Film Directors, with Liv Ullmann as president), Norwegian representative in SNF (Association Nordic Film Directors), a member of the Norwegian Oscar Committee, member of the Norwegian Film Festival in Haugesund´s reference group and member of the Norwegian artist Council committee
2009 Basic Program in pedagogy for higher education at Oslo and Akershus University College of applied sciences
2007 First year of Law Studies at the University of Oslo
1993 Bachelor's degree in film directing at Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts
1989 Scriptwriting at the National Film School of Denmark
1988 History & Social Science of Eastern Europe at University of Oslo
1988 Film and television studies at the Norwegian Government and Social Science in Oslo
1987 Film Theory at Stockholm University
1986 Mass communication at the University of Oslo
1984 Ex.Philosophy at the University of Oslo
1984 Graduating from high school, Bjørknes
Best animated film at Joyce Forum Jewish Short Film Festival, presented by San Diego International Jewish Film Festival, October 2022, for The Long-lost Cheider Book.
Best short film at the children's film festival in Mexico City, 2002 for Outside Looking In.
Best short film at the children's film festival in Sandnes, Norway, 2002 for Outside Looking In.
Sølvgeita for the best short film at Ale Kino! in Poznań, Poland, 2002 for Outside Looking In.
Grand Prix at the Film festival in Valencia, Spain, 1998 for Between My Mothers Legs.
Grand Prix at the Film festival in Huesca, Spain. 1996 for A Sting in the Heart.
Honourable mention at the short film festival in Grimstad, Norway, 1994 for Long and Faithful Service.