WINNERS 2017

One Minute

Decay by Matilda Wikingsson.

A clear and complex film with a clear message which is delivered with force.

Best International Documentary

Standing with Standing Rock by Bob Yothers.

A documentary made with great dedication to bring light to a complicated conflict.

Best Female Actor

Catalina Lavalle as Sophie, I did her wrong.

She plays her role which gives us an inner view of her melancholy in a natural way.

Best Male Actor

Tony Plana as Paul, Swimming In the Desert.

He plays his role in a realistic, natural and convincing way.

Best Photography

The Albino's Trees.

An outstanding photography with focus, which carefully takes into account all aspects of the visual expression.

Best International Feature Film

Wilderness.

A film which explores the desire, love and conflict between the woman and the man in a very convincing manner.

Best Screenplay

Wilderness, Neil Fox. A cohesive script which is consistently well-crafted in every moment.

 

Best Directing

Wilderness, Justin Doherty.

The director creates the intimate and close feeling in a convincing way, letting us follow the two people on their emotional journey.

Best Shortfilm

Margherita by Lorenzo Iannello.

A film which dares to challenge the spectator and religious convictions.

Best Animation

Below 0° av Itai Hagage.

Beautiful scenery, a moving score and perfect pacing.

Västerås filmfestival

NATIONAL WINNERS

Best Shortfilm

Everything Plays the Part, Nothing Is.

A natural dramatisation of a time in Ingmar Bergman's life, where both speech and understanding were central during production, with a touch of sharp irony.

Best Documentary

A Farmer’s Poetry by Andreas Gejke.

A documentary which explores in depth a person's thoughts in a natural way.

Best Male Actor

Lars Väringer as Ingemar, Vykort Från Petrokemin.

He plays his role with experience, sharpness and awareness in an obvious way.

Best Female Actor

Amy Mattsson as Bibi, Everything Plays the Part, Nothing Is.

Plays her role in a convincing way with clarity. Her expressions inspired by films in the 50's. With expressions and speech which mirrors the content of the filmn in a clear way.

Best Directing

Vykort Från Petrokemin - Simon Borka Gunnarsson.

The directing creates a natural relation between the characters in a realistic way.

Best Screenplay

En Flickas Hämnd - Max Marklund.

A screenplay with sharpness, attention to details and a feeling for the whole picture.

Best Photography

En Flickas Hämnd - Anders Jacobsson.

A photography with a feeling for the objects and the story without compromises. He väver in fotot som en självklar del i berättelsen helhet.

Best Nordic Feature Film

Vykort Från Petrokemin.

The different roles come together in a natural way, creating an engaging story.

The new Star Prize: Malte Myrenberg Gårdinger.

He plays his role with conviction in a natural way which stands out in this year's festival.

Jury Honorary Award: Maria Lundqvist: She creates a presence in all her roles regardless of character or genre very convincingly and competently over time. An actress with a great range.

Miniroom.se children and youth talent prize: Two girls: Thea Karmgård och Linnéa Lundström: Two child actors who act with an obvious and natural expression which is very difficult for children to create - to be unaware of the camera and the production team. Their performances feel genuine and true.

Årets Regionpris: Robin Widell: A regional talent who creates films with regional resources, with a quality on a national level.

Jury Talent Award: Fredrik Hellqvist

With limited resources, and conviction and determination he has created a film .

 

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