Awards for 2011
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.
Best Directorial Debut
Tyrannosaur: Paddy Considine
Motivation of the jury: The fantastic acting performances in this film takes us into a raw and painful reality where rage meets vulnerability and together they try to find calm and reconciliation. The director shows a mature and skilful storytelling which makes us want to see more from him.
Certain People: Yohanna Idha
Motivation of the jury: For a touching and compelling portrayal of a rampant and somewhat naive woman, who, in the course of one night becomes a target for 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 of sincerity and comical timing, and thereby never letting her character become a victim.
Twilight Portrait: Sergei Borisov
Motivation of the jury: We would like to honour a man who through his performance manage to visualize the darkest rooms of his society. With help from a fantastic director he lifts the realistic acting to a new dimension.
Where Do We Go Now?: Khaled Mouzannar
Motivation of the jury: As the film over all the strength in the music is its ability to with a stable hand combine entertainment with content, the easy accessible with the heavy questions and drama with musical.
Sleeping Beauty: Julia Leigh
Motivation of jury: For its ability to provoke and at the same time start an intellectual discussion about the things that it hurts to talk about.
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.
1km Film Award - Honorable Mention
Lifetime Achievement Award