Marja Bål Nango
Marja Bål Nango is a film director, scriptwriter and producer. Studied directing at Nordland College of Art and Film and producing at a special collaboration between International Sámi Film Institute and Sámi University.
She is scriptwriter, director and producer of the short film “Hilbes biigá”, which has been screened for nearly 30 film festivals. At the Uppsala Int Film Festival, “Hilbes biigá” won the UR Award for Best Film.
Her latest short film “The Tongues” won best international short film at Palm Springs Shortfest 2020, best director at Rhode Island Film Festival in 2020 and academy qualifying Best Live Action Short at ImagineNative Film Festival 2020.
At Sundance Film Festival 2021, Marja was named this year’s Merata Mita fellow, with project “I love my Guođoheaddji” for a yearlong support.