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The 24th Minimalen Short Film Festival
March 14 - 18, 2012

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Awards 2012


Awards - Norwegian Competition

Two films were awarded by the jury.

Best Norwegian Film: A DCP (Digital Cinema Package) from BUG.
PREMATUR (Premature) by Gunhild Enger
Jury statement:”With a clever and relevant use of the one single shot method the audience is not only getting sucked into a intimate and vulnerable familysituation. During this short journey also the self-righteousness of a small, wealthy country is exposed in a most realistic and emberassing way. A simple, clean and convincing film.”

The Special Jury Award: Two days of shooting with a professional camera operator in Trøndelag incl. a complete package of equipment, given by Helmet.
EVERYTHING WILL BE OK by Jonas Matzow Gulbrandsen
Jury statement: “For a human approach to a topic that quite often have a tendency of sinking into clichés. This film manage to bend away from that and deliver a engaging tale about friendship between two persons in a foreign country under cynical circumstances.”

Honorable mentions:
PARADOX by Rolv Lyssand Bjørø
Jury statement:”To a film which makes use of the unique opportunity within the film media to play with time and the collapse of continuity. The surrealistic temporal construction in the film reflects skilfully the inner perception of an episode in the life of the main character. ”

One film was awarded by Trondheim kino.
Best Prerunner: One month as a prerunner at Trondheim kino.
JOIN THEIR GAME by Andre Chocron
Statement from the Trondheim kino jury : “En liten sjarmbombe av en film, med masse energi og imponerende koreografi. Filmen starter forsiktig, for så å eksplodere i heftige rytmer som får det til å rykke i dansefoten. Filmen er særdeles godt teknisk gjennomført. Det er heller ingen ulempe at magien som plutselig utspiller seg i en i hverdagssituasjon, finner sted på Trondheims kjære Gråkallbane. Prisen for beste forfilm går til JOIN THEIR GAME, en film vi gleder oss til å sette opp som forfilm ved Trondheim Kino.”

31 Norwegian films participated.

 


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 Foto Schrøder
KILLING THE CHICKENS TO SCARE THE MONKEYS by Jens Assur, Sverige
Jury statement: “To a film that is a result of a clear artistic vision. Setting off with a
breath-taking and nerve-scratching tableau of an execution and its supportive spectators, the film cleverly goes on showing us fragments of one of the lives that are seemingly coincidentally under-broken. The brutal misuse of power by authorities keeping individual lives at stake is an ever-relevant issue in this film, brilliantly brought to us in an engaging manner. Framing, pace, a strange presence of the distanced characters all come together in a disturbing, beautiful and catching film.”

NIFA Best Fiction, incl. 5 reels of 35 mm film stock from Kodak.
KILLING THE CHICKENS TO SCARE THE MONKEYS by Jens Assur, Sweden
Jury statement: “To a film that is a result of a clear artistic vision. Setting off with a
breath-taking and nerve-scratching tableau of an execution and its supportive spectators, the film cleverly goes on showing us fragments of one of the lives that are seemingly coincidentally under-broken. The brutal misuse of power by authorities keeping individual lives at stake is an ever-relevant issue in this film, brilliantly brought to us in an engaging manner. Framing, pace, a strange presence of the distanced characters all come together in a disturbing, beautiful and catching film.”

NIFA Best Documentary:
INBETWEENER (Dagar emellan) by Erik Bäfving, Sweden
Jury statement: “For a film which brings to us a touching, personal story of loss and self?imposed isolation in grief. Despite the personal material, the narration never becomes emotional pornography. On the contrary, it balances eloquently between the universal human emotions and the painfulness in the individual story. The imagery is sombre and points to an un-shivering artistic vision of the filmmaker by the way of bringing still photography and sketchbook drawings together.”

NIFA Best Animation or Art film:
LAS PALMAS by Johannes Nyholm, Sweden
Jury statement: “To a writer/director that has once again showed an original and artistic approach to film making. Creating a unique universe by mixing animation, live action and puppets, in a naughty and funny way. Author cinema in a different way then we are used to.”

Honorable mentions:
WHILE YOU WERE GONE (Medan du var borta) by Frida Kempff, Sweden
Jury statement: “A special mention to a beautiful father and son coming of age story that manage to surprise the audience even though its simple narrative. A touching film with a big heart.”

BIRD HIGH UP (Fågel däruppe) by Mårten Nilsson, Sweden
Jury statement: “A special mention to a simple but clever, consequent short film. That is funny and has a meta-reflexion on film making.”

The jury considered 27 Nordic non-Norwegian films, as well as the 31 films in Norwegian Competition.

 


Awards - One-minute-films

 

Audience Award: The challenge cup Den Gyldne Saks

SELV av Marius Søvik Bergersen

18 Norwegian films participated.

 

Audience Award – EMU: One-minute-films Young: The Silver Scissors Diploma, along with an iPad 2 donated by Midtnorsk Filmsenter.

GIFTERINGEN by Sondre Knutsen, Maren Kristine Jystad and Joar Kosberg

34 Norwegian films participated.

 


Award – International Panorama

Audience Award: EUR 500 from Foto Schrøder and Minimalen.
THINGS YOU’D BETTER NOT MIX UP by Joost Lieuwma, The Netherlands

30 international films participated.


The Award Jury for NIFA, Norwegian and Nordic Competition:

RÚNAR RÚNARSSON
(b. 1977, Iceland), film director and scriptwriter. With a personal style characterized by compassionate dilemmas, strong casting and sensitive direction, he is regarded as one of the greatest film talents in Europe. One feature film (Volcano, 2011), and among other shorts, The Last Farm (2004, Academy Award nominee) and 2 Birds (2008).

KAREN RAIS-NORDENTOFT
(b. 1965, Denmark), holds a degree in Comparative Literature and Czech Language from University of Aarhus (1996), and in project organization and management. Founded in 1997 what became Aarhus Filmfestival, where she is the Director to date. Also Festival Director of Nordisk Panorama Aarhus since 2001 (every five years). She is currently teaching film as well as preparing the next edition of the Aarhus Filmfestival.

PER TELJER
(b. 1970, Sweden), film/video artist, educated at Trondheim Academy of Fine Art (KiT). Lives and works in Berlin and Oslo, at the same time as he holds a position as Associate professor and head of The Time Based Art Department at KiT. Has been a prominent figure in Scandinavian art in recent years, with video works that are script based and with a narrative action.

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