Kristiansen’s debut feature also received a Special Mention from the Interfilm Church Prize.
Other Norwegian films rewarded in Lübeck this year were Nils Gaup’s The Kautokeino Rebellion [trailer], winner of the LN Audience Award, and the children’s film SOS Summer of Suspense, which picked up Best Film from the Children’s Jury.
Sweden’s The King of Ping Pong [trailer, making of] by Jens Jonsson was bestowed the Interfilm Church Prize; Kine Boman’s Herdswoman the Best Documentary Film Award; and One Eye Red by Daniel Wallentin a Special Mention from the Children & Youth Film jury.
The festival’s opening film, Dancers by Denmark’s Pernille Fischer Christensen, won the Baltic Film Prize. Natasha Arty Fighter [trailer] was awarded the Children’s and Youth Film Prize while Niels Chr. ’Bubber ’ Meyer and his Frode and All the Other Rascals received an Honorary Mention from the Children & Youth Film jury.
Iceland’s No Network by Ari Kristínsson got a Special Mention from the Children’s jury. Around 24,000 people attended the only festival in Germany entirely devoted to films from the North and Northeast of Europe.
Annika Pham cineuropa.org