Awards for 2011

Bronze Horse

Best Film

WINNER

Oslo, August 31st: Joachim Trier
Motivation of the jury: In this film we get to know the man who had all possibilities in a fantastic world, but failed to do anything with it. It is an uncomfortably honest character; both to himself and the world around him. Clever dialogue with an underlying tone of humour, breathtaking cinematography and truthful acting makes this film a perfect portrait of the director's generation.

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Best Actor

WINNER

Twilight Portrait: Sergey Borisov
Motivation of the jury: "We would like to honour a man who through his performance manages to visualize the darkest rooms of his society. Supported by a fantastic director he lifts the realistic acting to a new dimension."

Best Actress

WINNER

Certain People: Yohanna Idha
Motivation of the jury: "For a touching and compelling portrayal of a rampant and somewhat naive woman who, during the course of one night, becomes the target of mockery by a party of hipsters with unfulfilled ambitions and broken dreams. This actress manages to deliver even the most awkward banalities with a perfect balance between sincerity and comical timing, never letting her character become a victim."

Best Directorial Debut

WINNER

Tyrannosaur: Paddy Considine
Motivation of the jury: "The fantastic acting performances in this film bring us into a raw, painful reality where rage meets vulnerability. Only in each other's company can they try to find calm and reconciliation. The director demonstrates mature and skilful storytelling which makes us want to see more from him."

Best Cinematography

WINNER

Oslo, August 31st: Jakob Ihre
Motivation of the jury: "From the first frame to the last, the imagery captures the agony of both the protagonist and his surroundings with a remarkable presence. The camera abandonds simple tricks in favour of intimacy and atmosphere, with a cinematography that is distinct and sensitive at the same time."

Best Music

WINNER

Where Do We Go Now?: Khaled Mouzannar
Motivation of the jury: "Like the film itself the strength of the score lies in its ability to combine entertainment with content, accessibility with questioning, and drama with musical."

Best Short Film

WINNER

Beast: Attila Till
Motivation of the jury: "With an exquisite use of wide shots, this film takes us to an environment of modern-day slavery seldom exposed in fiction. It's a brutal portrayal of a patriarch falling a part, and leaves the audience with the lingering question: who is the beast - the slave or his master?"

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Best Script

WINNER

Where Do We Go Now?: Nadine Labaki, Thomas Bidegain, Jihad Hojeily, Rodney El Haddad
Motivation of the jury: "In an unsentimental way, this film is able to engage us in the fate of these characters and the consequences of living with differences. The story makes us laugh, cry and in a humorous way ask ourselves: 'Would war exist if women ruled the world?'"

Honorable Mention

Best Film

WINNER

Sleeping Beauty: Julia Leigh
Motivation of the jury: "For its ability to provoke and at the same time start an intellectual discussion about the things that it hurts to talk about."

Best Actress

WINNER

Tyrannosaur: Olivia Colman
Motivation of the jury: "For an outstanding performance as a woman who overcomes her troubles and tries to find good, even in the darkest corners of human behaviour."

Audience Award

WINNER

Telia Film Award

WINNER

Silver Tongues: Simon Arthur
Motivation of the jury: "For an elusive and deeply troubling study of the human mind - and, arguably, our need to defy the pettiness of daily life. Echoing some of the darker, early work from icons such as Martin Scorsese, Alfred Hitchcock and Claude Chabrol, Silver Tongues raises a series of non-trivial questions in the borderline between game theory and behavioural sciences."

1km Film Award

WINNER

The Twins: Gustav Danielsson
Motivation of the jury: "For a scripted and visually unique universe that combines surrealism, philosophy, technical brilliance and warmth with odd and lovable characters. Despite the obvious correlation with his artistic upbringing, the director shows a clear, strong and original artistic world on the highest international level."

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1km Film Award - Honorable Mention

WINNER

Gläntan: Peter Grönlund
Motivation of the jury: "Nerve, darkness, pathos and cinematic energy. It was a long time since we experienced an equal hunger and will to fight for the stories of the weak and the social outcasts. The honorary mention in 1 km film 2011 goes to Peter Grönlund."

WWW Award

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Visionary Award

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Rising Star Award

WINNER

Happy End: Malin Buska
Motivation of jury: "A young person's life choices are revealed with impressive precision. Aperson with what seems like a hard outer shell, but an inner frailty,transformed before our eyes into someone who assumes a brave responsibilityfor her future life. Balanced on a knife-edge, this is beautifully andsensitively played by Malin Buska in Happy End."

Lifetime Achievement Award

WINNER

FIPRESCI Prize

WINNER

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: Tomas Alfredson
Motivation of the jury: "The director is highly proving his great talent in making a political thriller which richness is fulfilled by the excellent cast and the visual perfection."

Feature Film Award

WINNER

The Deposit: Lisa Aschan
Project: "Förvaret" - Motivation of the jury: "A bold and original vision for a mindbending and stunningly current film that begs to be made now, now, now!"

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Jane Magnusson, Fatima Varhos
Project: "Flickvänner"

Wing-Yee Wu, John Nordling
Project: "Invasion"

Stina Bergman, Lizette Jonjic
Project: "Kärlek kan vänta"

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