Awards - Nordic Competition (NIFA):
Four films were awarded by the jury. All winners receive a NIFA-trophy. NIFA also includes the films in Norwegian Competition.
NIFA Best Film, incl. EUR 1 000 from Fretex
LITTLE SNOW ANIMAL (Lumikko) by Miia Tervo, Finland
Jury statement: "A hybridic mix of documentary, fiction and animation that depicts a strong and cohesive portrait of a young girl who struggles to make sense of her life. A visually compelling and poetic narrative that manages to communicate intimacy, humor and vulnerability in a surprising and original way."
NIFA Best Fiction, incl. 5 reels of 35 mm film stock from Kodak.
INCIDENT BY A BANK (Händelse vid bank) by Ruben Östlund, Sweden
"Two disguised persons on a moped clumsily try to rob a bank while two bystanders capture the whole thing on a mobile phone. As a parodic reconstruction of a real event it is a welcome addition to the fast growing number of fictional films that elaborate in a creative way that is an important part of contemporary storytelling."
NIFA Best Documentary:
BATHING MICKY (Micky bader) by Frida Kempff, Sweden
"Beautifully crafted portrait of a 100 year old bathing enthusiast.
Straight forward and solidly structured film about a dramatic and emotionally fulfilling life."
NIFA Best Animation or Art film:
1989, WHEN I WAS 5 YEARS OLD (1989, dengang jeg var 5 år gammel) by Thor Ochsner, Denmark
Jury statement: "Gripping and personal account of a car accident in which the protagonist's father dies. Using the animation style of child-like drawings and a descriptive voiceover, the filmmaker pulles us into the tragic incident in a precise and unsentimental way."
THE DEATH OF AN INSECT (Erään hyönteisen tuho) by Hannes Vartiainen and Pekka Veikkolainen
Jury statement: "Fascinating experimental film where aesthetics meet the science film tradition in the spirit of Jean Painleve."
The jury considered 29 Nordic non-Norwegian films, as well as the 29 films in Norwegian Competition.