Mona Friis Bertheussen is an award-winning director and producer. She has won some of the most prestigious awards for documentary films, such as The Audience Award at IDFA International Documentary Film Festival which is considered the world’s largest festival for documentaries.
She has also earlier received the highly-acclaimed "Human Rights Award for Film" from the Norwegian government.
She studied journalism and TV communications in both Norway and the USA. She also holds a bachelor in Sociology, Literature and Languages.
Mona started her own production company, Moment film in 2003, based in Oslo, Norway. Over the last ten years she has produced a number of successful documentaries. Her films have received international exposure, record-high ratings and have been broadcasted all over the world.
Mona started her production company with one major goal in mind: To make documentaries that people will remember. She believes in the strength of documentary film, and the unique opportunity it provides for bringing insight and sharing moments. This is why she always goes wholeheartedly into her work, and this dedication shows in her films.
Her documentary film TWIN SISTERS was recently aired on PBS. The film has won several international prestigious awards. Twin Sisters is now being broadcast on TV-stations all over the world: In the USA, Canada, Brazil, South-Korea, New Zealand, Israel, Turkey, Sweden, Norway, Denmark etc
Watch the documentary TWIN SISTERS: