Nordic Films Awarded in Copenhagen, Zurich, and Reykjavík

Nordic film such as Winter Brothers, Under the Tree, Atelier, Up in the Sky and Hunting Flies were awarded at film festivals in Copenhagen, Zurich and Reykjavík during the weekend.

Copenhagen’s major feature film event CPH:PIX announced on Saturday the winner of its main New Talent Grand PIX. Eleven international feature debuts were competing for the €6,000 prize that went to the Danish/Icelandic drama Winter Brothers by Hlynur Pálmason. The Norwegian film Hunting Flies by Izer Aliu won the Buster Award for the Best Children Film, and it is also nominated for the Nordic Council Film Prize.

At the same time the Zurich Film Festival unveiled its main awards, and the Icelandic film Under the Three by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson received a Special Mention from the International Feature Competition jury, shared with the French film Custody by Xavier Legrand. The Best Children’s film award was handed out to the Swedish film Up in the Sky by Petter Lennstrand.

Meanwhile at the Reykjavík International Film Festival, Norway’s Sealers: One Last Hunt and the UK’s Brexitania received special mention. Elsa Maria Jakobsdóttir won in the category of Best Icelandic Short with Atelier, and Tinna Hrafnsdóttir received a Special Mention for Munda.

Featured photo: DFI

Source: Nordic Film & TV Fund

Barbara Majsa

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