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.

Format 90min (58 min TV)

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

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)