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TIFF 2020 13-19 Januar


18.-24. januar 2021

Og vinnerne er...

Vi presenterer med stolthet årets vinnere av TIFFs egen Aurorapris, den internasjonale kritikerprisen Fipresci og Don Quijote-prisen, som deles ut av Det internasjonale filmklubbforbundet FICC, Tromsøpalmen til den beste filmen i Film fra Nord-programmet, samt Faith in Films og Fredsfilmprisen.

Seks priser ble i kveld delt ut under Tromsø Internasjonale Filmfestivals avslutningsseremoni.


Auroraprisen er festivalens hovedpris, og består av et diplom og en pengepris på NOK 50.000 til regissøren av beste film i konkurranseprogrammet. 

Juryens begrunnelse:

We would like thank all the organizers, volunteers, and people of Tromsø who made this a very special festival with lots of powerful, engaging and surprising films.

We the jury made a unanimous decision: The Aurora prize goes to a modern fairy tale that resonates with world’s struggles on many levels. The film invites us on a heartfelt cinematic journey with its angelic protagonist, colourful ensemble of characters and seamless visual style. Despite its portrayal of our unfair society, this film does not leave its viewers in despair. As jury we are “Happy as Lazzaro” in awarding this film with the Aurora prize.

Christine Dollhofer
Festival Director, Crossing Europe Film Festival, Linz, Austria
Ahmet Gurata
Film scholar and critic from Istanbul, visiting Professor University of Agder, Stavanger, Norway

Marja Bål Nango
Filmmaker, Gálgo/Skibotn, Norway

Vinneren er: HAPPY AS LAZZARO av Alice Rohrwacher.


Konkurranseprogrammet blir også vurdert av FICC-juryen, bestående av medlemmer fra Federation internationale des cine-clubs, samt FIPRESCI-juryen med medlemmer fra Federation Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique, en internasjonal paraplyorganisasjon for profesjonelle filmkritikere og filmjournalister.

Juryens begrunnelse:

In this heart-warming film we meet a complex character full of contradictions and enthusiasm. Based on the true life-story of a musician and miner, Alexander Scheer embodies his character with full force, while also daring to look awkward.

The FIPRESCI jury awards its prize to GUNDERMANN by Andreas Dresen - for his touching biography showing us that Eastern Germany, the former GDR, was not just black and white but also full of colours.

Cüneyt Cebenoyan 
”Birgün” and ”Milliyet Sanat”, Turkey
Susanne Schuetz
”Die Rheinpfalz”, Germany

Geir Kamsvåg
”Cinema”, Norway

Vinneren er: GUNDERMANN av Andreas Dresen. 


Juryens begrunnelse:

The FICC/IFFS jury of the 29th Tromsø International Filmfestival have chosen Birds of Passage for the Don Quixote Prize.

We chose Birds of Passage not only because of it´s beautiful cinematography, but also because it addresses the ever growing issue of drug trafficking in South American countries spanning over several generations. We also believe Birds of Passage will encourage discussions in film clubs all across the world.

Christian Sæther Riksheim
Tromsø Children’s Film Club, Norway

Malek Shafi’l
Afghanistan Cinema Club, Afghanistan

Kornelia Stefania Musiałowska
Film Society “Olbrzym”, Poland

Vinneren er: BIRDS OF PASSAGE av Cristina Gallego & Ciro Guerra​.


Den beste filmen i Film fra Nord-programmet får Tromsøpalmen, som består av en pengepremie på 5000 euro til regissøren av vinnerfilmen.

Juryens begrunnelse: 

This film convinced us with its clear artistic vision. Interweaving past and present, personal and universal history in an impressive combination of visual techniques. The director succeeds in addressing complex issues in a very short time: Less is more and still it lingers on. The Tromsø Palm 2019 goes to THE POWER GRID by Clara Bodén.

Jing Haase
Festival Manager Shorts and Docs, Swedish Film Institute

Sarah Adam
Freelance curator and programmer, Germany

Christof Wehmeier
Head of Festival Promotion, Icelandic Film Centre

Vinneren er: THE POWER GRID av Clara Bodén.


Juryen beskriver filmen slik:

The award goes to a film which questions political and ethical issues in our time, such as oppression, poverty and the exploitation of refugees. The director, sensitively and humbly, describes the role of religion both as a repressive institution, but also as a magical element of hope. The intermingling of the forces of goodness with the forces of destruction gives the film a layer of fragility in the storytelling. It is this fragility which brings people together and also, ironically, separating them. The director creates a timeless voyage by giving the power of wind to the oppressed people, so the burdens of social reality transforms to a spiritual fable. All the members of the jury cordially wish that we will see more films in which female directors, cinematographers and editors collaborate within the art of storytelling, like they have done in our chosen Faith in Films award winner "Happy as Lazzaro" (Lazzaro Felice).

We congratulate cinematographer, Hélène Louvart, editor, Nelly Quettier and director & screenplaywriter, Alice Rohrwacher.

Nefise Özkal Lorentzen
Turkish-Norwegian writer, filmmaker and producer, Nesodden

Tor Sørby
Musician and administrator, Moss

Stig Lægdene
Theologist, former Rector, now Dean, Tromsø

Vinneren er: HAPPY AS LAZZARO av Alice Rohrwacher.


Den norske fredsfilmprisen deles ut i samarbeid med Senter for fredsstudier ved Universitetet i Tromsø og Studentnettverk for fred. Vinnerfilmen velges ut fra et separat konkurranseprogram for fredsfilm.

Juryens begrunnelse:

BLINDSPOTTING av Carlos López Estrada konfronterer tunge temaer som rasisme, politivold og gentrifisering samtidig som den hele tiden flommer over av dynamisk energi, og føles således som en slags spirituell oppfølger til Spike Lee-klassikeren DO THE RIGHT THING, satt til vestkysten.

Juryen beskriver filmen slik: "We live in a society in which we, to a large extent, are judged on basis of stereotypes, prejudices and racial discrimination. In this year’s winner of the Norwegian Peace Film Award, we follow Collin – a black convicted felon during the last few days of his probation. What seemingly begins as a typical buddy comedy quickly turns into a powerful movie about identity, tolerance and respect in a society struggling with racism, gentrification and police violence.

Unleashing the power of language, supported by highly dynamic and memorable images, the director impressively demonstrates that movies about peace and conflict do not need to be cumbersome, melancholic or dwelling, but can be accessible, educational and at the same time entertaining.

In a creative manner, the director, as well as screenwriters and main characters Rafeal Casal and Daveed Diggs, hold up a mirror to ourselves, triggering a process of critical self-reflection, and confronting us with our prejudices. In so doing, the movie becomes a powerful story addressing the destructive forces of racism, stereotypes and social injustice.

Torunn Nyen
Head of Programming Committee «Movies on War», Elverum

Erik Lundestad
Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, UiT/NoPFA

Benjamin Schaller
PhD student, Centre for Peace Studies, UiT

Vinneren er: BLINDSPOTTING av Carlos López Estrada.