HELLO WORLD is a celebration of kids and young people who have the courage to be different and take pride in their identities, whether it’s coming out, colouring their hair blue or dressing without conforming to gender. While their classmates and friends are doing everything to fit in, Runa 12, Dina 13, Viktor 12, and Joachim 14, are defining themselves differently. They are the first people to be openly gay in their classes and the youngest ones in their respective communities to come out. Will life as an open queer become easier over time? Hello World is a fun, engaging and moving coming-of-age story about being true to yourself.
Director Kenneth Elvebakk
Producers Kari Anne Moe and Gudmundur Gunnarsson
Co-producer Therese Högberg
Produced by Fuglene(NO) Bautafilm (SWE)
A co-production with TV2 in Norway and SVT in Sweden.
Supported by Fritt ord foundation, Viken Film Centre,
Arts Council Norway, The Swedish Film Institute and The Norwegian Film Institute.
Developed in the Eurodoc 2018 program.
Pitched at Nordisk panorama 2016, Cinekid 2016,
Premiere OSLO PIX Nordic competition and PIX UNG 30th May 2021
Winner Audience Award
International Premiere at Nordic Panorama in the Young Nordic competition-section Sept 2021
Awards and nominations
Winner of the Grand Pix Audience Award, Oslo Pix
Nominated for the Best Nordic Documentary, Oslo Pix
Winner of the Audience Award for Best Film, Tromsø International Film Festival Junior
Honorable Mention, Best Feature-Lenght Film, Tromsø International Film Festival Junior
Honorable Mention, Youth Jury Award, Nordiche Filmtage Lübeck
Nominated to the Children’s Choice Award, Nordisk Panorama
In Competition, Best Children’s Film, Cinekid
Dina, Runa, Viktor, Joachim nominated to the Shameless Award, "Sex og Samfunn" in Oslo
Special Mention, Cinekid, Eurimages Co-Production Development Award (2016)