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Icelandic film dominates at the Cinema Scandinavia Awards

Icelandic film fans were out in force voting for their favourite films at the 2017 Cinema Scandinavia Awards, with Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson’s Under the Tree taking out the majority of awards, including Favourite Director, Favourite Actor, Favourite Actress, Favourite Icelandic Film and the top prize Nordic Film of the Year.

When Baldwin and Inga’s next door neighbours complain that a tree in their backyard casts a shadow over their sundeck, what starts off as a typical spat between neighbours in the suburbs unexpectedly and violently spirals out of control.

We recently gave Under the Tree a ★★★★★ review, which you can read here. 

The Cinema Scandinavia Awards is an annual fan-voted awards organised by Cinema Scandinavia to show enthusiasm for Nordic film from fans around the globe. It is designed to celebrate, bring attention to, and show support for Nordic film as it screens in festivals, cinemas, and streams online in all corners of the world. This year we had a record turnout of almost 1500 votes.

Everyone who voted in the Cinema Scandinavia Awards received 20% off our online store and one voter won a one year digital subscription to our website.

Below you can find the winners, nominees, plus additional films and people that fans picked. Click on any of the titles to learn more about them.

Nordic Film of the Year

Nordic Film of the Year

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Favourite Danish Film

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Favourite Finnish Film

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Favourite Icelandic Film

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Favourite Norwegian Film

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Favourite Swedish Film

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Favourite TV Series

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  • Case
  • Trapped season one

Favourite Documentary 

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  • Historien om Danmark
  • Innsæi

Favourite Director 

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Favourite Actor

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Favourite Actress

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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.