ARTIC LIGHT AS

AWARDS

ARTIC LIGHT and Asgeir Helgestad have been finalists and won at several international film and photography festivals around the world. The beauty, intimacy, honesty and bravery of Asgeir’s work have been praised by audiences and professional juries.

Film: Queen without Land

2019

Winner of Best Feature Film, Wolves Independent International Film Festival

Winner of Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso Award, Grand Paradiso Film Festival

Winner of Best Feature Film, Elements Film Festival

Winner of Prix Ushuaia TV, Les Écrans dela Mer

Winner of Special Award Cie des Réals, Deauville Green awards

Second place Documentaries-television productions and independent films, International Nature Film Festival Gödöllő

Honorable mention Best Photo, Nordic docs

2018

Winner of Best Film, Wildlife Film Festival, Rotterdam, WFFR

Winner of Grand Prix, Festival International du Film Ornithologique de Ménigoute

Winner of Best Nordic film, Wildlife Vaasa International Nature Film Festival.

Winner of Audience Award, Green Screen International Wildlife Film Festival

Winner of Best Cinematography (Man and Nature) Award, Matsalu Nature Film Festival

Winner of Best Environmental Film, 2018 IWFF

Nominated for Theatrical Award, Wildscreen Festival

Photography

2015      

Winner of Nordic Nature Photo Contest, NNPC category bird photos 

2014     

Highly commended at Global Arctic Award for a polar bear shot

Film: Arctic Survivors

2011    

Merit Awards for Animal Behaviour and Cinematography at International Wildlife Film Festival, IWFF, Montana USA

Film: The Boy who Adored the Wilderness

2007

Winner of Environmental Award at Japan Wildlife Film Festival

2006

Winner of Special jury award for creativity and ability to sensitize at Telenatura, Spain

Finalist at Festival International du Film Ornithologique de Ménigoute

2005

Winner of Jury’s special Award at Matsalu Nature Film Festival

Photography

2005    

Winner of the category, Birds at a stills-competition arranged by International Federation of Wildlife Photography,  IFWP

Film: Wild Reindeer

2004

Nominated nine times in Japan, USA,  England, France, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Russia and Finland

2002

Winner of BBC Newcomer Award, at Wildscreen Festival, (shown by Norwegian public broadcasting company, NRK)

Other awards

2003

Winner of Culture Award from the province of Buskerud, Norway

2001 

Winner of Government’s Debutant Award for children literature with the book Dyr i Skogen (Animals in the Forest) (Both text and pictures)

Film: Buzzard Summer

1994

Nomination at Wildscreen Festival (shown by Norwegian public broadcasting company, NRK)

Photography

1993

Winner of Eric Hosking Award at Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition (BBC Wildlife Magazine, Natural History Museum London)

1992

Runner up at Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition with portfolio of six pictures (BBC Wildlife Magazine, Natural History Museum London)