Behind the Scenes: With the Trainees

Behind the Scenes of ORO JASKA and HEAJASTALLAN

As a part of an Erasmus+ project, the International Sámi Film Institute, the Sámi Education Institute, and Kalix folkhögskola offer a cross-border traineeship program, allowing young individuals to work as trainees in Sámi film and series productions.

This spring, Henrik and Takakehto were trainees on the Oro Jaska TV series in Kárášjohka. We followed them for one day and got a glimpse of what it is to work as a trainee on a film set. 

You’ll also catch glimpses from another Sámi TV series filmed simultaneously in Guovdageaidnu: Heajastallan / The Wedding Party – A Countdown to Disaster.

Sounds fun to be a trainee? Check out the open call for trainees for the feature film Árru. Follow us on our social media for updates and more traineeship announcements!

About the ORO JASKA production

Oro jaska is a six-episode drama series for young adults where we follow a group of friends at Kárášjohka High School. Silje Burgin-Borch, Vegard Bjørsmo, and Kathrine Nedrejord are the writers. Alfredfilm/Feelgood Scene og TV is producing it in Kárášjohka during March and April 2024.  

About the HEAJASTALLAN production

Heajastallan is a dark and humorous drama about a dysfunctional family’s attempt to organize the perfect wedding without letting their facade crumble. Spoiler: It goes awry. The facades crumble in full public view. The series will have its premiere on NRK. Åse Katrin Vuolab is the writer, and the directors are Åse Katrin Vuolab and Pål Jackman. Mer film, Torden film and Forest people is producing it in Guovdageaidnu during the spring of 2024.

About Erasmus+:

This short film was made as part of the Erasmus+ project Creating Cross-border Collaboration in Film Education in the Sámi Region, which is piloting an innovative traineeship program model for Sámi film productions. The film is made by photographer Sondre Eriksen Hensema.

The Erasmus+ project focuses on sharing knowledge, networking, and strengthening the borderless collaboration in film education in the Sámi. The project is a cooperation with the Sámi Education Institute, Kalix Folkhögskola, and the International Sámi Film Institute. The aim is to ensure that film education better meets the needs of the rapidly changing and developing film industry, especially the Sámi film industry.

More information about the Erasmus+ project: Sámi film industry and media education.

Funded by the European Union. Neither the European Union nor the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) can be held responsible for the content of this publication.

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