Awards – Nordic Competition
Four films were awarded by the jury. All the winners receive a Nordic Competition Trophy. Please note that the films in the Norwegian Competition also participated.
Best Nordic Film, incl. EUR 1000 donated by Minimalen
All Hallows’ Week (Hiljainen viikko) by Jussi Hiltunen – Finland
Jury statement:”A touching, toned down drama with a brutal opening and an important message. The film depicts intense individual struggles with good acting and a dense cinematic narration in a way that moved the jury deeply.”
Best Nordic Fiction
The Date (Treffit) by Jenni Toivoniemi – Finland
Jury statement:”A simple, short story told in a efficient, pure and humoristic way. The cats are doing what any human would only dream to do.”
Best Nordic Documentary:
Gates of Life (Häivähdys elämää) by Hannes Vartiainen, Pekka Veikkolainen – Finland
Jury statement:”The jury experienced an immediate fascination for the use of the intriguing visual technique. The technique itself becomes a language that underlines the emotional meeting between people.”
Best Nordic Animation or Art Film:
Space Stallions by Thorvaldur Gunnarsson – Danmark
Jury statement:”This over-the-top animation caught the jury by complete surprise with it’s wit, irony and reference imagery. An animation award brought to you from a galaxy far, far away.”
The competition consisted of 31 Nordic (non-Norwegian) films, along with 29 of the Norwegian films in Norwegian Competition.