The winners of this year’s Tromsø International Film Festival (TIFF) were announced at the festival’s closing ceremony on Saturday. One of the seven awards went to  Amanda Kernell (Sámi Blood) for her short film.

Amanda Kernell’s short film entitled I Will Always Love You, Conny took home another prize, this time the Tromsø Palm. The film competed in the short and documentary programme Films from the North.
The Aurora Award, which is the main prize at the TIFF, went to German director Valeska Grisebach for her film Western. The film Angels Wear White by Vivian Qu received the International Critic’s Award FIPRESCI, and Close Knit directed by Japanese film-maker Naoko Ogigami won the Audience Award. The Don Quijote Prize, awarded by the International Federation of Film Societies (FICC), went to Soldiers, Story from Ferentary directed by Ivana Mladenović.
The Norwegian Peace Film Award was given to Mohammad Rasoulof’s film A Man of Integrity (Iran), and The Faith in Film Award went to Per Fuggeli – Siste Resept by Norwegian director Erik Poppe. The award is given to the film that best contributes to a better understanding of the significance of religion in the daily lives of modern people.

Featured photo: Isak Dalsfelt

Barbara Majsa

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