Marja Bål Nango

Author: Tina Andersson (CC BY-SA),


Marja Bål Nango (1988-) is a Sámi artist and filmmaker. Several of her films have been shown at film festivals all over the world. Her film education is from Nordland School of Art and Film and Film and Television Science at Lillehammer College. 


Nango became young artist of the year during the international indigenous festival Riddu Riđđu in 2011. In 2015, she received the debut award Skårungen for the short film Hilbes biigá. Skårungen has a prize of 25,000 kroner which is awarded by the Nordnorsk Filmsenter.


Other awards and nominations

  • nominated for Tromsøpalmen (2015) at Tromsø International Film Festival (TIFF), an award given to the best film in the side program Film fra Nord
  • the swedish UR award (2015)
  • selected to participate in the competition program at both the Kortfilm Festival in Grimstad and the Nordisk Ungdom Film Festival