The Nordic Youth Film Festival - NUFF 2019 is over. after 6 days with intensive workshops and 2 days of screenings NUFF we can present 6 winners in two competitions.

The jury of the international competition, featuring Noel Goodwin, director of BFI Future Film, Marija Ratković Vidaković, a Croation producer currently based in Sweden, and Norwegian actress Mathilde Sofie Henriksen, gave out the Award for Best International Film to the Swiss drama Bonobo by Zoel Aeschbacher.

The jury for the Nordic film competition – featuring Finish director and journalist Liisa Haapenen, who organises the Northern Script Competition for young screenwriters, FishFilmfestival im StadtHafen artistic director Arne Papenhagen and Norwegian filmmaker Eilif Bremer Landsend gave out four prizes: Best Nordic Film Made by Someone 18 and younger, Best Nordic Film Made by a 19- to 21-year-old, the Best Nordic Film by Someone Aged Between 22 and 26 and the best Nordic Film at NUFF which had a prize of 10000,- NOK sponsered by Forening Norden Norway.

Here the complete list with the motivations of the jury:

Best Nordic <18

«12»
directed by Hanna Davidsen (Faroe Islands)

“The winner of the up to 18 category shows an authentic and sincere perspective in the life of a young boy. We are very thankful that the film takes us back in time for when we were children.” (The Jury)

Best Nordic 19 - 21

«Dol. Mol.»
directed by Jack Elliot (Norway)

“The winner in this category takes us to a very intimate moment. The acting and the setting takes us very close to fragment of a family drama.” (The Jury)

Best Nordic 22 - 26

«Slowdance»
directed by Christian Zetterberg (Sweden)

“The winner in this category shows a world that we want to live in. It’s a film where the main character starts to find out who he is. Its shows a world where you can be yourself.” (The jury)

The best Nordic film at NUFF 2019

«Field Trip»
directed by Marthe Kalbakk Elgaard.

“The winner shows a family trip about nature, lost keys, technology, the past and the present and dead sheeps. It’s a film that makes a comment about the society we live in, told in an unusual way.” (The jury)

Best International Film at NUFF 2019

«Bonobo»
Directed by Zoel Aeschbacher (Switzerland)

“The winner we have chosen for the best international short film is ambitious in both its “depth and breadth”. The director and writer have created characters that are intimate and representative of a particular community, and at the same time act as metaphors for a larger part of society. As a viewer you really understand the characters and the director brings out incredibly authentic and realistic performances from the smallest parts to the main characters. It’s a really clever storyline supported by an incredibly ambitious production which builds the tension to the point of breaking and at the same time leaves you wanting more.” (The jury)

Audience Award
«Him and I»
Directed by Ibrahim Handal (Palestine)


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