Festivals & Awards
Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen
The Norwegian Short Film Festival Grimstad
Aslak began making films at Lillehammer University College, where he got a BA in Documentary Directing with the thesis film “Martin-the Ghost” in 2009.
He then got an MA from The London Film School, where he focused on writing and directing fiction, and graduated with “Last Base” in 2014. These films have screened at more than 150 festivals combined, including IDFA, Tribeca and Chicago, and won numerous awards.
After graduation he directed the documentary series “Petter Uteligger – 52 dager på gata i Oslo” (2015) which became a big hit domestically and won 2 Norwegian Golden Screen Awards (best Documentary Series and the Audience Award). In February 2020 a new documentary series, “Petter i fengsel”, premiered to critical acclaim.
“Mamma” is Aslaks first short after film school. He is now developing his first feature, as well as other stories for film and television.