Nordisk Panorama, Aarhus 2006
Nordic Documentary Award
Forgotten by Agnieszka Lukasiak, Sweden
The jury's statement: "The main award goes to a documentary that
is structured almost as a fiction film. It is not only dramatic and
moving in telling us a story of two young girls but it also reflects
the contemporary Eastern European society in transition in all its
complexity. The film tackles important and universal issues of poverty
and brings to life the inner drama of making personal choices imposed
by external circumstances. The powerful story and thoughtfully chosen
cinematic language will certainly stay with us for a long time."
No Man is an Island by Sonja Lindén, Finland
The jury's statement: "The first special mention is a well shot
documentary about one single character. It has a strong and intelligent
concept. It makes us believe that the character has chosen this unusual
lifestyle to deal with his own solitude and personal kind of love.
Through poetic imagery the film manages to show us this situation
Special Mention Beth's Diary by Mikala Krogh, Denmark
The jury's statement: "The second special mention is a short
cinematic study about a woman dealing with her tormented past and hard
destiny. Through precise and thoughtful use of still photograpy and a
personal video diary the film captures and expresses a very intimate
portrait of a woman living on the edge af society."
Nordic Short Film Award
Winner Coco-Nuts by Charlotte Blom, Norway.
Jury's statement: "Making short films should not be about
following rules, but inventing them. The Short Film Jury is pleased to
award the prize to a wildly original and completely fresh film. We were
delighted with its witty, inventive script and superb execution. It is
rare to find a film that seamlessly mixes various genres so absurdly
and yet so successfully. The jury's unaniminous choice for The Nordic
Short Film Award is Coco-Nuts / Kokos by Charlotte Blom."
Special Mention Trouble by Dag Johan Haugerud, Norway
The jury's statement: "Special mention is given to a moving
story that is finely-acted and economically told. For constantly
surprising us and ultimately touching us the jury gives a special
mention to Trouble / Tröbbel by Dag Johan Haugerud."
Special Mention Lullaby by Margreth Olin, Norway
The jury's statement: "Special mention is given to a film which
impressed the jury with its portrayal of life on the edge of society.
This film mixes documentary and fictional elements as well as amateur
and professional actors in an authentic way. The jury gives a special
mention to Lullaby by Margreth Olin."
SF Film: Nordic Talent Award
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star by Heidi Maria Faisst, Denmark
The jury's statement: "This year the SF-Film Nordic Talent Award
will go to a director who has made a film which is not only very well
made. It is a gripping story, told in a sincere way. It is a disturbing
and honest film. We award the director for her courage to make a film
which is challenging the audience."
Canal + Award
Linerboard by Jens Jonsson, Sweden
The Canal+Prize is given to one of the films in the short film
competition, selected by Canal+ representative and consists of purchase
of the film for Canal+ France.