2013.11.14

Best Film: ”The Selfish Giant” by Clio Barnard

Motivation of the jury: "A uniquely complete film. Shattering, to the point, poetic, believable, delicate, humorous. The sensitive interaction between the two main actors has resulted in the most touching portrayal of friendship we’ve seen in film. Only someone hard-hearted could fail to love this film."


Special Mention: ”12 Years a Slave” by Steve McQueen

Motivation of the jury: "This award goes to a director who is in complete control of his chosen mode of expression. The film succeeds at being at the same time both epic and personal. All too often a director can overshadow their own film, but here is someone whose presence doesn’t force itself onto the film, but which still shines through in each editorial choice he has made. Quite apart from the beautiful craftsmanship, this film is uniquely courageos. The unexpected duration of certain close-ups never feels self-serving, as each shot contributes to the film as a whole creating the unique feeling and aura of 12 Years a Slave."

 

Best First Film: "Fruitvale Station" by Ryan Coogler

Motivation of the jury: "This film presents a captivating slice-of-life, or maybe rather a slice-of-death, portrayal of the taking of someone’s life. The abhorrent, meaningless murder is captured sensitively and sincerely in this energetic film. It’s both a brutal eye-opener and a masterful cinematic achievement. A harsh reminder of the impact slavery has left on our contemporary society. This impressive debut is a must for everyone to see!"

 

Special Mention: "The Reunion" by Anna Odell

Motivation of the jury: "Bold, courageos, funny, provocative. Återträffen (The Reunion) is a well-crafted story, and navigates a mix of genres intelligently. We find ourselves in a labyrinth of mirrors where the viewer is confronted with questions about power, loneliness and bullying at every turn. The film does not present any answers, but but leaves one with a lot of rewarding questions. This is a film with strong artistic integrity."

 

Best Script: Alexandros Avranas & Kostas Peroulis for ”Miss Violence

Motivation of the jury: "Sparse, precise, engaging. A relentless story about a family’s disintegration is depicted with complete lack of sentimentality. This script is very exact – following the story is like opening a watch and marvelling at the delicate mechanics within. All aspects of the story work together to drive this moving and unusual story forward."

 

Best Actress: Jasmine Trinca in ”Miele

Motivation of the jury: "An unexpected presentation of a very unusual character who arouses great curiousity with her very subjective yet distanced demeanor. The acting is spellbinding despite the underplayed style. We are dragged into her world but left guessing as to what really motivates her. The transparency of her expression as she presides over people’s last living moments etches itself into ones subconscious making the viewer live through these experiences as if they were their own."

 

Best Actor:  George MacKay in ”For Those in Peril

Motivation of the jury: "Very finely acted, and with small nuances, this actor expresses what it is like to be forced to the outer limits of human pain and sorrow. His complete vulnerability, isolation and despair are just as frightening for us as viewers as for his character and is very accurately portrayed."

 

Best cinematography: Lorenzo Hagerman for ”Heli

Motivation of the jury: "The film’s photography lifts the story at the same time undermining both the landscape and the events taking place guiding the viewer along previously unexplored paths. The camera forces us to visit places we have never been, and which we maybe wish we had been spared. However provocative the images are they achieve an unexpected beauty, and come together to create a shattering and comprehensive film."
 

Best Music Award: Hans Zimmer for ”12 Years a Slave

Motivation of the jury: "Hans Zimmer has mastered the style of classic musical storytelling. He combines the almost frighteningly epic with the sensitively delicate: from hand claps to symphony. He is daring, and it pays off!"

 

Best Short Film: "Tears of Inge" by Alisi Telengut

Motivation of the jury: "Although it was the shortest film, as well as the only animated one in the competition, we found it to combine all the elements of cinema. It´s well executed, efficient and quietly moving. It uses a textual, three-dimensional teqnicue that we´ve never really seen before in this way. It´s beauty is in it´s simplicity, and the film feels mature and fully formed as a result."

 

The Best Film selected by the FIPRESCI-jury: ”Nebraska" by Alexander Payne

 

Stockholm Feature Film Award: "She's Wild Again Tonight"

Winner: Fia-Stina Sandlund.
Motivation
: "A post-modern, metafictional, slightly absurd re-make of Strindberg's Miss Julie (Fröken Julie). The film takes place in a contemporary New York apartment in which the actors play heightened versions of themselves. Alexandra Dahlström (as Miss Julie) and Jens Lekman (as Jean) meet to reenact the play to Lekmans' music."

 

Telia Film Award: ”Child's Pose" by Calin Peter Netzer

Motivation of the jury: "With an impressive attention to detail and an easy, unaffected storytelling, Calin Peter Nezer describes how maternal love's darker sides and a son's hopelessly failed emancipation are amplified by a terrible tragedy. With a delicate hand he highlights the characters and lets them grow into three dimensional portraits in a sincere and genuine drama where the the turning point is allowed to take place inside the viewer as much as on the silver screen."

 

Silver Audience Award: ”12 Years a Slave” by Steve McQueen

 

1 km film scholarship 2013: John Skoog for "Förår"

The motivation of the jury: "For evocative and compelling photographic portraits that move through time and space, combining the countryside’s innocence with the feeling of an ominous external world. With an enigmatic and highly personal narrative, the director recurs to the subjectivity of the memory in a society destined for change. 1 km film 2013 goes to John Skoog."

1 km film Scholarship Special Mention:

Carl Olsson for ”Mr. Magdy, Room number 17 please”. Motivation: "For an an ambitious, challenging and brave project without compromise. The honorable mention goes to Carl Olsson."

 

Winner of iFestival: ”Swear" av Lea Becker

Winner of the online short film competition ifestival, as voted by the audience: "Swear" by Lea Becker.

Citroën DS Rising Star 2013: Adam Lundgren

Motivation of the jury: "This year's Rising Star is an actor who has already made a lasting impression on screen despite his young age. With great precision and understanding of the craft he portrays a wide range of emotions, from playfulness and humor to vibrating love and deep pain. All these qualities were also present in his most recent film, the critically acclaimed "Känn ingen sorg".

The winner is Adam Lundgren."

 

Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award 2013

Claire Denis is awarded Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award with the motivation: ”Claire Denis refuses to close her eyes to the creative and destructive force unleashed by human weaknesses. A bold explorer of postcolonial Africa and the dark corners of modern society, who invites the audience to an exposed universe that is beautiful and raw. This year's Lifetime Achievement Award goes to a filmmaker who continues to seek what others turn away from, always fearless and with a rare eye for visual poetry”.

 

Stockholm Visionary Award 2013

Peter Greenaway is awarded Stockholm Visionary Award with the motivation:”Whether men are drowning by numbers, bodies are turned into art or savage nature is transformed into haute cuisine, Peter Greenaway has always challenged the spectator like a true modern visionary. By questioning traditional notions of artistic expression and combining the latest techniques with his vast knowledge of the classic art forms, this year’s recipient of the Stockholm Visionary Award has indeed created a new cinematic language.”