Award winners 2014

International competition

Jury: Oscar Eriksson (Folkets bio/Cinema Queer), Flavia Ferrucci (Good Short Films), Sytske Kok (filmskapare) and Matt Lloyd (Glasgow Short Film Festival).

UPPSALA GRAND PRIX

Uppsala Filmkaja, 25 000 SEK.

”Mondial 2010” by Roy Dib

A travelogue, seen through the camera lens of two lovers, one showing the other the town in which he used to live, and the friends with whom he used to hang out. A holiday situation we can all recognise, complete with petty arguments and jealousies. And yet, the town is Ramallah, and the top tourist activity is to film the locals throwing stones and ducking smoke canisters. Meanwhile Israeli settlements hug the near horizon. Demonstrating tight control of a deceptively formless genre – the mock-home movie – and evoking ineffable feelings of dread, the director has visualised the almost imperceptible movement of historical forces, and created a rich and moving narrative with minimal resources. Without ever seeing the main characters we get to know them and care for them. A compelling way to portray a love, and an injustice, that society doesn’t want to see. The International Jury is delighted to present the 2014 Uppsala Grand Prix to MONDIAL 2010 by Roy Dib.

THE UPPSALA AWARD IN MEMORY OF INGMAR BERGMAN

50 000 SEK from Cultural Affairs Board in Uppsala

”Lake” av Asuka Sylvie

A poetic film about the impermanence of life. In strong images and without words the film shows us the fragility of our bodies on the one hand and the strength of our spirit on the other. After parting from his dead wife’s body an old man washes himself in a lake using the melting water of the ice that has preserved her body. A ritualized way of dealing with her loss and honoring her existence. The International jury feels that ‘The lake’ is the deserving winner of the Uppsala Award in Memory of Ingmar Bergman.

HONORARY AWARD

”Nieprawdopodobnie elastyczny człowiek” av Karolina Specht

Special Mention goes to an inventive animation which explores notions of space, human relations and the cinematic frame in a fresh and highly entertaining manner.

AUDIANCE AWARD

”Le vélo de l’éléphant” av Olesya Shchukina

Svenska tävlingssektionen

Jury: Juhani Alanen (Tampere Film Festival), Nils-Thomas Andersson (Filmcentrum) and Kristina Lindquist (head of culture at Upsala Nya Tidning).

BÄSTA SVENSKA KORTFILM

Uppsala Jackdaw, 50 000 SEK from Swedish Film Institute’s short film comissioner Andreas Fock.

”Still Born” av Åsa Sandzén

For a beautifully animated documentary on a hard decision, loss and longing. With a modest and tender touch, “Still born” explores the fragile structure of life, as well as its darkest moments. A brutal and poetic masterpiece.

SPECIAL PRICE OF THE JURY TO THE FILM WITH BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

1 km 16 mm film from Kameraten development from Stopp.

”Shards” by Erik Lindeberg (photografer: Robin Eriksson)

A wonderfully shot story of a topical subject, poetic in both a stylistic and narrative sense. “Shard” comes to life through amazing photography, framing and camera work and creates an atmosphere that lingers on long after you’ve left the theatre. A film with faith in its powerful images, and in the audience.

HONORARY AWARD

”Bath House” by Niki Lindroth von Bahr

With a rough style and fascinating characters, “Simhall” tells an original and twisted story. Amazing craftsmanship.

AUDIANCE AWARD

”The Dogwalker” by Caroline Ingvarsson

Children’s film festival

Jury: students at Gluntens Montessoriskola

UPPSALA JACKDAW FOR BEST CHILDREN’S FILM

”Kanyekanye” by Miklas Manneke (Sydafrika)

The movie has a good and clear message, about love and human rights. It appeals to a wide audience, the language barrier is not a problem. An interesting mixture of animation and acting. The movie is entertaining and comical. It makes you happy.

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Jury: Fredrik Jansson, Ingmarie Wahrolin, Gabriella Thinsz and Emilia Mellberg.

”An Afternoon” by Søren Green (Danmark)

A short film which, in a convincing and realistic manner, describes those fragile teenage years when we try to understand ourselves and our relationship to others. About daring – or not daring to dare. A tender story with an important theme that shows how you can use small gestures to tell about big feelings.

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