23. August 2018

The Award of 50 000 EUR is handed out for the fourth time in Haugesund. 

The intention of the Eurimages Lab Project Award is to reward the most promising “cutting edge” film of the works-in-progress part of New Nordic Films. The award is to be given to a film that is experimental, either in form or content, or is moving outside the traditional film production framework. It shall also be a result of international co-operation. The films presented in work in progress are either in production or postproduction. The award will contribute to the completion of the film.

The award in 2018 went to:

Burning Man

Director: Itonje Søimer Guttormsen. Producers: Marie Ekerhovd, Itonje Søimer Guttormsen. Production company: Mer film, Norway.

The jury states:

 – Elements of this project that caught the jury’s attention in particular included the clear authorial direction, the good use of rhythm, and the original cinematographic exploration of the main character’s road trip whilst she confronts some extreme situations.

Special mention was also given to the film Season by John Skoog for its visual aesthetics.

The 2018 jury included Romanian director Csaba Bereczki, International Programme Coordinator for Thessaloniki International Film Festival Ilse Acevedo, Norwegian film consultant and film critic Kalle Løchen, and Danish producer Marianne Slot.