In Norway, a number of independent feature films have been produced in the last fifteen years that received no government support and are distributed digitally. I argue that new digital tools have made it possible to create a new Norwegian film culture, outside or on the margins of ordinary film culture. These new, mostly B-films challenge the concept of art cinema, ‘quality’ film production and Norwegian cultural values, and have become a vibrant complement to mainstream film culture.

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Keywords Alternative film culture, Digital cinema, Digital distribution, Exploitation films, Independent film, Norwegian, Norwegian film culture, Production
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Journal Journal of Scandinavian Cinema
Iversen, G. (Gunnar). (2016). An alternative digital film culture: The new independent Norwegian film production. Journal of Scandinavian Cinema, 6(1), 63–69. doi:10.1386/jsca.6.1.63_1