Saturday, November 03, 2012
In four days one of the festivals that I follow will start but this year has films that I'm already familiar with so will publish only the winners. Still I suggest you check their lineup especially the most interesting section "1km film" and suggest to not miss the iFestival with their online short film competition.
One of the most interesting awards in this festival is the Feature Film Award that was launched to realize untapped potential among female filmmakers; the wining project will premiere at the 2014 Stockholm fest as well as receive a prize to be used in production financing and distribution aid.
This is the second time this award is presented, last year the winner was Sofia Norlin's project Tenderness which is premiered in this year fest in the Work in Progress section of the Industry program. By the way in the Industry program one of the Master Classes will be given by none other than Ursula Meier and the most exciting news are about Pernilla August latest project Arvingerne (The Legacy) that also is in the Work in Progress section, is a Danish TV drama series that will premiere in Denmark on January 2014 and on BBC1 in the spring of 2014.
These are the nominated projects.
Cayuco by Görel Crona
Synopsis: Drama about 16-year-old Sara from Sweden who is on the Canary Islands when an overloaded refugee boat goes aground. Among the survivors from the difficult journey towards the Europe of dreams we find youngster Mamdou.
Unga Sophie Bell (Young Sophie Bell) by Amanda Adolfsson
Synopsis: Friendship, love and death. A thrilling and touching depiction of growing up, facing the future and simultaneously handling your past.
Wasted by Marietta von Hausswolf
Synopsis: Will you survive your last year as a teenager without losing everything? Will you handle turning 20? A story of survival with a strong and complex female lead
The winner will be announced in the festival awards ceremony on November 17.