AWARDS AT NEW NORDIC FILMS 2017

The Swedish film Jimmie, directed by Jesper Ganslandt, won the Eurimages Lab Project Award at tonight’s closing ceremony of New Nordic Films and The Norwegian International Film Festival.

Among the other winners were Best Project Award to My Wife, My Replica and I (director: Ole Giæver) and Scandinavian Debut award to Library of God (director Stian Hafstad).

Eurimages Lab Project Award

The award consists of 50,000 Euro. It went to the Swedish film Jimmie, directed by Jesper Ganslandt and produced by Jesper Kurlandsky, Hedvig Lundgren and Juan Libossart. The award is given by Eurimages to the most promising innovative film project presented as a work-in-progress.

– The jury was impressed by the footage proposed and the approach of the director to this original story. A child’s point of view on a journey to survive seems to this jury relevant and topical. This story screams to be told.

Honorary Mentions went to the films Alma and The Second Sex.

Best Project Award

The award went to My Wife, My Replica and I. Director: Ole Giæver. Producer:  Maria Ekerhovd for the production company Mer Film.

Best Project Award is given to the best project pitched in the Nordic Co-Production Market, as voted by the participants.

Scandinavian Debut Award

The award in the new initiative Scandinavian Debut went to Library of God. Director: Stian Hafstad. Producer: Ine Remme for the production company PistolShrimps

– The writer/director is able to portray everyday situations that nevertheless open the door to a higher philosophical level. Impressively presented and pitched, it is a project we believe can become a unique film and we look forward to seeing it on the big screen, the jury says in its statement.

Honorary mention went to Ebba & the Lover.

The award consists of NOK 60,000 and is given to a project pitched in the Scandinavian Debut programme. The jury consisted of Stephen Locke, Kristine Knudsen and Martin Persson.

Nordic Script Pitch

The award for the best script presentation in this section went to the Danish War, What If by Puk Grasten. The winner receives a one week writing stay at the Barcelona apartment owned by the Writers’ Guild of Norway.

Next Nordic Generation Award

The award went to the Danish film Little Dancer, directed by Nils Holst-Jensen from the Danish Film School.

It is stylistically assured, seductive and unpleasant, combining several classical elements while at the same time managing to avoid the cliches that they so often entail, the jury says in its statement.

Honorary mentions went to the films Land of Our Fathers and Schoolyard Blues.

Next Nordic Generation Award is given to the best film from the Nordic film schools. The award consists of NOK 10,000 and is given by SF Studios Norge. The jury consisted of film critic Jon Selås, director Eva Sørhaug and film critic Aleksander Huser.