Awards and honors
There was both joy and excitement in the air as the film festivals awards were handed out during the closing ceremony in Kulturhuset on Saturday night. Six awards were given before the American film "The Sessions" was screened as the festival's closing film.
- The Aurora prize goes to a sensible film about the transformation of a young girl within the circumstances of war. Her perceptions of good and bad, right and wrong are questioned in this suspenseful drama. The intense, daring and tactile cinematography brings the drama very close to the viewer, the jury said in their statement. Gunilla Bresky (Sweden), Ilona Jurkonyte (Lithuania) and Endre Lund Eriksen (Norway) were the members of the Aurora Prize jury.
Honorable mention went to the Norwegian short film "To Open, To See", by director Camilla Figenschou.