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TIFF 2019 14.-20. januar

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14.-20. januar 2019

AWARD WINNERS

LI'L QUINQUIN
Double win for Bruno Dumont’s LI’L QUINQUIN when this year’s awards were presented at the festival’s closing ceremony.
 
Six awards were presented in front of a packed theatre at KulturHuset Saturday night. 

THE AURORA
TIFF’s main prize, the AURORA, went to the French film LI’L QUINQUIN by Director Bruno Dumont. 
The jury said in its statement: 
 
– A variety of genres is innovatively mixed incorporating a French popular odd-ball comedy, a rural family saga, surrealism à la Jacques Tati and a crime story.
 
This year’s AURORA jury has been:
ANDREI ROGACHEVSKY, professor at the department of Culture and Literature at the University of Tromsø
EMILIE BLICHFELDT, a Norwegian filmmaker from Senja
ROSSELLA RAGAZZI, a filmmaker and associate professor at the University of Tromsø

FICC
The FICC AWARD, also known as the DON QUIXOTE PRIZE went to Josuha Oppenheimers THE LOOK OF SILENCE. The jury described the film as:

– A self reflective documentary which emphasises the moral, political and perceptual power of images. 
 
This year’s FICC jury has been 
ENDRE EIDSAA LARSEN, from THE NORWEGIAN FEDERATION OF FILM SOCITIES
BRUNO CORTHESY, from CINEMA OBLO in Switzerland
JANKA BARKOCZI, from the Hungarian Federation of Film Socities
 
FIPRESCI
This year’s  FIPRSCI, also known as The International Critic’s Award award went to the LI’L QUINQUIN by Director Bruno Dumont (France). 
 
– A film that reflects the importance of uncompromised satire, and reminds us that comedy has artistic value, said the jury in its statement.

The FIPRESCI jury at TIFF this year has been:
PAULO PORTUGAL, from Correio da Manha in Portugal
DAVID JENKINS, from Little White Lies in the UK
ATLI BJARNASON, from the Norwegian Natt & Dag
 
THE NORWEGIAN PEACE FILM AWARD
The winner of this year’s Norwegian Peace Film Award is Tonje Hessen Schei’s DRONE.
 
– A shocking, courageous and very important documentary which exposes how the advanced technological development of unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, are changing the concept of modern warfare, said the jury in its statement.

The jury has been
ESPEN NOMEDAL, filmmaker from Tromsø
TORUNN NYEN, curator at the Norwegian Short Film Festival
SARA KAROLINE STEINMOEN, a master student at the Centre for Peace Studies in Tromsø

THE TROMSØ PALM
Next up was the TROMSØ PALM AWARD which is presented to the best film in the festival’s Films from the North program. The award went to I AM KUBA by Åse Svenheim Drivenes from Tromsø. 
The jury stated:
 
– This film proves the power of classic observational documentary to capture a family in crisis, with intimacy and respect along with a critical edge.

The jury this year has been
RUDY BUTTINGNOL, president and CEO at British Columbias Knowledge Network
CHRISTINE CYNN, film director and producer
ODD-ARILD KNUTSEN, president of the Tromsø Film Society
 
TROMSØ AUDIENCE AWARD
The Audience Award, which is voted on by all the movie lovers who have filled the cinemas around Tromsø this week, was presented to THE SALT OF THE EARTH by Directors Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado.