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TIFF AWARDS 2017

Trude Berge Ottersen and Gry Elisabeth Motensen, directors of Sealers -One Last Hunt
Seven films received awards at the official closing ceremony for TIFF 2017. THE FITS by Anna Rose Holmer won the festival's main prize the AURORA, while SEALERS - ONE LAST HUNT won the Tromsø Audience Award.


Anna Rose Holmer’s THE FITS (USA) won this year’s main prize, the AURORA Award at Tromsø International Film Festival. GRADUATION by the festival’s Guest of Honor, Rumanian auteur Cristian Mungiu received the International Critic’s Award FIPRESCI.

The Tromsø Palm, for best film in TIFF’s short and documentary program Films from the North went to MIDSUMMER NIGHT by Swedish Director Jonas Selberg Augustsén.

The Don Quijote Prize is awarded by FICC, the International Federation of Film Societies. This year’s award went to HEARTSTONE by Icelandic Director Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson, who was present at the closing ceremony to receive the award.  The Norwegian Peace Film Award was awarded to HUNTING FLIES by Izer Aliu, Norway, who also was present at the ceremony.

The Faith in Film Award is presented to the film that best contributes to better understanding of the significance of religion in the daily lives of modern people. This is a new award this year, and the first winner was the film FOREVER PURE (Israel, UK, Norway) by Director Maya Zinshtein

The Tromsø Audience Award, which is voted on by all the movie lovers who have filled the cinemas around Tromsø this week, was presented to the Norwegian documentary SEALERS – ONE LAST HUNT by Directors Trude Berge Ottersen and Gry Elisabeth Mortensen.


Congratulations to all the winners!