Egil Haskjold Larsen voted emerging talent at Hot Docs

Norwegian director Egil Haskjold Larsen has won the Emerging Filmmaker Award at the Hot Docs Canadian Film Festival.

He won for his debut feature-length documentary 69 Minutes of 86 Days, which focuses on the 3-year-old Syrian refugee Lean as she and her family travel from Syria to Sweden to join her grandfather.

Larsen won a $3,000 prize as part of the award.

This is the second major international recognition for the Norwegian documentary film after its Special Mention Award at CPH:DOX’s Nordic section. The film is sold by London-based Taskovski Films. 69 minutes of 86 Days will next compete for Sheffield’s Youth Jury award in June.

You can read our interview with Larson here. 

Source: nordicfilmandtvnews.com

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.

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