Awards - Nordic Competition (NIFA):
All winners receive a NIFA-trophy and prize money from Nordic Culture Fund. Please note that also the films in Norwegian Competition participated.
NIFA Best Film (EUR 1 000):
FRIDAY (FREDAG) by Alexe Landgren (Sweden)
Jury statement: 'Absorbing, gripping and empathic in the way it describes its main characters' feelings through a creative writing class.'
NIFA Best Documentary (EUR 500):
HOW THEY DANCE (HVORDAN DE DANSER) by Jesper Ravn (Denmark)
Jury statement: 'For the way in which it uses expressive colors, movements and voice-over narration to convey the passion of dancing.'
NIFA Best Fiction (EUR 500):
CAUGHT REDHANDED (PÅ BAR GÄRNING) by Olof Leth (Sweden)
Jury statement: 'A film about misunderstandings in both verbal and non-verbal communication, this anti-love story uses narrative layers as complex as human relationships.'
NIFA Best Animation or Art Film (EUR 500):
GURI GURSJEN & GURSJAN GRU by Eirik Aure and Johanne Anda (Norway)
Jury statement: 'For the detailed and very original way of illustrating the issues of being different and of overcoming isolation by using features derived from non-animation filmmaking and theater.'
Henri Savolainen (Finland)
Jury statement: 'For providing a charming insight on the absurdities of a uniformed and monotonous lifestyle.'
MY LIFE AS A TRAILER (MITT LIV SOM TRAILER) by Andreas Öhman (Sweden)
Jury statement: 'A visual tour de force and a funny, warm-hearted and romantic portrait of its likeable characters.'
35 Nordic films screened, all of them in competition.