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2019, Malmö, Sweden

Once Aurora, Stian Servoss & Benjamin Langeland, Norway, Best Nordic Documentary

Scheme Birds, Ellen Fiske & Ellinor Hallin, Sweden, Honourable Mention: Best Nordic Documentary

Sorry, not sorry, Julia Thelin, Sweden, Best Nordic Short Film

The Stroker, Pilvi Takala, Finland / UK, Honourable Mention: Best Nordic Short Film

No Ill Will, Andrias Høgenni, Denmark, Honourable Mention: Best Nordic Short Film

Lindy the Return of Little Light, Ida Persson Lännerberg, Sweden, New Nordic Voice Documentary

She-Pack, Fanny Ovesen, Norway, New Nordic Voice Short Film

Humanity on Trial, Jonas Bruun, Denmark, City of Malmö’s Audience Award

Den onde Rektor Svint og jakten på den tapte kunnskapen, Ida Hansen Eldøen, Norway, Young Nordic – Children’s Choice Award

 

2018, Malmö, Sweden   

The Deminer, Hogir Horiri, Sweden, Nordic Documentary Award   

Shadow Animals, Jerry Carlsson, Sweden, Nordic Short Film Award

Shadow Boxer, Andreas Bøggild Monies, Denmark, Audience Award

The Distant Barking of Dogs, Simon Lereng Wilmont, Denmark, Children’s Choice Award   

 

2017, Malmö, Sweden   

Last Men in Aleppo, Feras Fayyad, Denmark / Syria / Germany, Nordic Documentary Award

Arr. for a Scene, Jonna Kina, Finland, Nordic Short Film Award

Loving Lorna, Jessica Karlsson & Annika Karlsson, Sweden, Best New Nordic Voice – documentary

Penelope, Heta Jäälinoja, Estonia, Best New Nordic Voice – Short film

Schoolyard Blues, Maria Eriksson, Sweden, Children’s Choice Award

The Celestial Darkroom, Nils Petter Löfstedt, Sweden / Belgium, Audience Award   

 

2016, Malmö, Sweden

Don Juan, Jerzy Sladkowski, Sweden / Finland, Nordic Documentary Award   

Brothers, Aslaug Holm, Norway, Honorary Mention – Nordic Documentary Award   

Forgotten Reason, Peter Larsson, Sweden, Best Nordic Short Film

Dilapidated, Ole Sebastian Kåss, Norway, Honorary Mention – Best Nordic Short Film

Front View of my Father, Nicoline Skotte Jacobsen, Denmark, New Nordic Voices Award   

Yarn, Thordur Jonsson, Heather Millard & Una Lorenzen, Iceland /

 Poland, Audience Award

Ruth, Hanna Heilborn, Iceland / Poland, Children’s Choice Award

 

2015, Malmö, Sweden   

Democrats, Camilla Nielsson, Best Nordic Documentary   

Martha & Niki, Tora Mårtens, Honorary Mention: Nordic Documentary Award

The Pride of Strathmoor, Einar Baldvin, Best Nordic Short Film

Bird Hearts, Halfdan Ullmann Tøndel, Best New Nordic Voice

This Place is Every Place, Ane Hjort Guttu, Honorary Mention: New Nordic Voices Award   

The Look of Silence, Joshua Oppenheimer, Audience Award

 

2014, Malmö, Sweden

Salóme, Yrsa Roca Fannberg, Best Nordic Documentary   

Santra and the Talking Trees, Miia Tervo, Honorary Mention: Nordic Documentary Award   

Wayward, Kira Richards Hansen, Best Nordic Short Film

Still Born, Åsa Sandzén, Honorary Mention – Best Nordic Short Film

Carl & Niels, Alexander Lind, New Nordic Voices Award

The Optimists, Gunhild Westhagen Magnor, Audience Award

 

2013, Malmö, Sweden   

On Suffocation, Jennifer Malmqvist, Sweden, Best Nordic Short Film

The Act of Killing, Joshua Oppenheimer, Denmark, Best Nordic Documentary   

A World Not Ours, Mahdi Fleifel, Denmark, Best New Nordic Voice   

 

2012, Oulu, Finland   

Videoboy, Stian Kristiansen, Norway, Nordic Short Film Award

Creature, Malene Choi Jensen, Denmark, Special Mention: Nordic Short Film Award

Everything Will Be OK, Jonas Matzow Gulbrandsen, Norway, Special Mention: Nordic Short Film Award

Ballroom Dancer, Andreas Kofoed & Christian Bonke, Denmark, Nordic Documentary Award

The Quiet One, Ina Holmqvist & Emilie Wallgren, Sweden, Honorary Mention: Nordic Documentary Award

Putin’s Kiss, Lise Birk Pedersen, Denmark, Honorary Mention: Nordic Documentary Award

The Betrayal, Karen Winther, Norway, New Nordic Voices Award

Heat Wave, Adina Belin, Sweden, Honorary Mention: New Nordic Voices Award

Enclosed Moments, Jens Klevje & Fabian Svensson, Sweden, FEDEORA Award

 

2011, Aarhus, Denmark

Killing the Chickens to Scare the Monkeys, Jens Assur, Sweden, Nordic Short Film Award

No Sex Just Understand, Mariken Halle, Sweden, Special Mention: Nordic Short Film Award

To All My Friends, Behrouz Bigdeli, Denmark, Special Mention: Nordic Short Film Award      

Last Chapter, Peter Torbiörnsson, Sweden, Nordic Documentary Award      

Imagining Emanuel, Thomas A. Østbye, Norway, Honorary Mention: Nordic Documentary Award      

The Guerilla Son, David Herdies & Zanyar Adami, Sweden, Honorary Mention: Nordic Documentary Award      

Manenberg, Karen Walltorp & Christian Virum, Denmark, New Nordic Voices Award      

Two, Lucia von Horn Pagano, Sweden, Honorary Mention: New Nordic Voices Award      

Black Swan, Brigitta Kontros, Sweden, Honorary Mention: New Nordic Voices Award      

How to Pick Berries, Elina Talvensaari, Finland, FEDEORA Award      

Seven Years of Winter, Marcus Schwenzel, Best West-Danish Film Awards      

The Art Word’s Ugly Faces, Malte Klagenberg, Best West-Danish Film Awards – Best talent

The Great Mistake, Anders Berthelsen, Best West-Danish Film Awards – Honorary Mention

Last fall, Andreas Thomsen, Best West-Danish Film Awards – Honorary Mention      

Upstairs, Jesper Maintz, Best West-Danish Film Awards – Honorary Mention

 

2010, Bergen, Norway   

Miss Remarkable & Her Career, Joanna Rubin Dranger, Sweden, Nordic Short Film Award

Sáiva, Tuva Synnevåg, Norway, Special Mention: Nordic Short Film Award

Circus, Guro Bruusgaard, Norway, Special Mention: Nordic Short Film Award

Into Eternity, Michael Madsen, Denmark, Nordic Documentary Award

Regretters, Marcus Lindeen, Finland, Honorary Mention: Nordic Documentary Award

Portrait of a Man, Visa Koiso-Kanttila, Finland, Honorary Mention: Nordic Documentary Award

My Heart, My Bad, Mari-Kaisu Mononen, Finland, New Nordic Voices Award

The Guest, Henrik Malmgren, Denmark, Honorary Mention: New Nordic Voices Award

 

2009, Reykjavik, Iceland   

Anna, Rúnar Rúnarsson, Denmark, Nordic Short Film Award

Seeds of the Fall, Patrik Eklund, Sweden, Special Mention: Nordic Short Film Award   

Still Birds, Sara Eliasson, Norway, Special Mention: Nordic Short Film Award

The Red Chapel, Mads Brügger, Demark, Nordic Documentary Award

Side by Side, Christian Sønderby Jepsen, Denmark, Honorary Mention: Nordic Documentary Award

Between Dreams, Iris Olsson, Finland, Honorary Mention: Nordic Documentary Award

Toxic Playground, William Johansson and Lars Edman, Sweden, New Nordic Voices Award

Strays    Sutharsan Bala, Norway, Honorary Mention: New Nordic Voices Award

Fish, Åsa Johannisson, Sweden, Canal+ Award

One Thousand Stories, Annti Haase and Jussi Oroza, Finland, NFTF – Open Source Development Grant

 

2008, Malmö, Sweden

Big John, Håvard Bustnes, Norway, Nordic Documentary Award   

Lies, Jonas Odell, Sweden, Honorary Mention: Nordic Documentary Award

Recipes, Disaster by John Webster, Finland, Honorary Mention: Nordic Documentary Award

Statistics, Solveig Melkeraaen, Norway, Sparbanksstiftelsen Skånes Award, Best Documentary under 30 min

Young Man Falling, Martin de Thurah, Denmark, Nordic Short Film Award

The Tale of Little Puppetboy, Johannes Nyholm, Sweden, Special Mention: Nordic Short Film Award

69, Nikolaj Viborg, Denmark, New Nordic Voices Award

Alone, Together, Annika Grof, Finland, Honorary Mention: New Nordic Voices Award

The Last Elephant, Antti Laakso, Finland, Honorary Mention: New Nordic Voices Award

Out of Spjald, Thomas Glud & Lars Wass, Denmark, Canal+ Award

The Undertaker Students, Lisa Bergström, Sweden, SF Nordic Talent Pitch Award

 

2007, Oulu, Finland   

USA vs Al-Arian, Line Halvorsen, Norway, Nordic Documentary Award

Lilli, Oliwia Tonteri, Finland, Special Mention: Nordic Documentary Award

Girls, Hanne Myren, Norway, Special Mention: Nordic Documentary Award

Love and War, Fredrik Emilson, Sweden, Nordic Short Film Award

Wrestling, Grimur Hákonarson, Iceland, Special Mention: Nordic Short Film Award

Situation Frank, Patrik Eklund, Sweden, Special Mention: Nordic Short Film Award

The Walk, Csaba Bene Perlenberg, Sweden, New Nordic Voices Award

In the Meantime, Lisa Jonsson & Malin Nicander, Sweden, Honorary Mention: New Nordic Voices Award

Stuck, Olavi Linna, Denmark, Honorary Mention: New Nordic Voices Award

Harvest, Sami Korjus, Finland, Canal+ Award

The Irresistible Smile, Ami Lindholm, Finland, Neo Arena Award

Flatmates, Magnus Mork, Norway, SF Film: Nordic Talent Award

 

2006, Aarhus, Denmark   

Forgotten, Agnieszka Lukasiak, Sweden, Nordic Documentary Award      

No Man is an Island, Sonja Lindén, Finland, Special Mention: Nordic Documentary Award

Beth’s Diary, Mikala Krogh, Denmark, Special Mention: Nordic Documentary Award      

Coco-Nuts, Charlotte Blom, Norway, Nordic Short Film Award      

Trouble, Dag Johan Haugerud, Norway, Special Mention: Nordic Short Film Award      

Lullaby    Margreth Olin, Norway, Special Mention: Nordic Short Film Award      

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, Heidi Maria Faisst, Denmark, SF Film: Nordic Talent Award      

Linerboard, Jens Jonsson, Sweden, Canal + Award      

 

2005, Bergen, Norway   

Panther Martin, Terje Rangnes, Norway, Best Short Film   

The German Secret (Den tyske hemmelighed), Lars Johansson, Denmark, Best 

That Kind of Man (En sånn mann), Gine Therese Grønner, Norway, The Nordic Talent Award

Bawke    Hisham Zaman, Norway, Canal+ Award

Bawke    Hisham Zaman, Norway, Honorary Mention: Short Film

A Night Story (En nattsaga), Maja Lindstrom, Sweden, Honorary Mention: Short Film

Snapshots from Reality, Johanna St Michaels, Sweden, Honorary Mention: Documentary   

The Mind of My Father, Vibe Mogensen, Denmark, Honorary Mention: Documentary

Along the Road Little Child, Susanna Helke & Virpi Suutari, Finland, Honorary Mention: Documentary

 

2004, Reykjavik, Iceland   

The Last Farm in the Valley (Sídasti bærinn í dalnum), Rúnar Rúnarsson, Iceland, Best Short Film   

Father to Son (Isältä pojalle), Visa Koiso-Kanttila, Finland, Best Documentary

Rocket Brothers, Kasper Torsting, Denmark, Best Documentary

Jerusalem My Love (Jerusalem, min elskede), Jeppe Rønde, Denmark, Audience Award   

The Last Words of Hreggvidur (Sidustu ord Hreggvids), Grímur Hákonarson, Iceland, Canal+ Award

Fragile, Jens Jonsson, Sweden, Honorary Mention: Short Film

Nightshift (Yövuoro), Simo Koivunen, Samppa Kukkonen & Sara Wahl, Finland, Honorary Mention: Short Film

Jerusalem My Love (Jerusalem, min elskede), Jeppe Rønde, Denmark, Honorary Mention: Documentary

 

2003, Malmö, Sweden   

Scattered in the Wind (Puhalluskukkapoika ja Taivaankorjaaja), Raimo O. Niemi, Finland, Best Short Film   

Screaming Men (Huutajat – Screaming Men), Mika Ronkainen, Finland, Best Documentary

Familiy Files, Mari Soppela, Finland, Best Documentary

All in All (Alt i alt), Torbjørn Skårild, Norway, Canal+ Award

Fear LESS, Therese Jacobsen, Norway, Honorary Mention: Short Film

Between Us (Mellem os), Laurits Munch-Petersen, Denmark, Honorary Mention: Short Film

The Man Who Loved Haugesund (Mannen som elsket Haugesund), Jon Haukeland & Tore Vollani, Norway, Honorary Mention: Documentary

 

2002, Oulu, Finland   

Malcolm, Baker Karim, Sweden, Best Short Film

Family, Phie Ambo-Nielsen & Sami Martin Saif, Denmark, Best Documentary

Viktor and his Brothers (Viktor och hans bröder), Mårten Klingberg    , Audience Award

Save the Children (Redd barna), Terje Rangnes, Norway, Canal+ Award

Last Supper (Eläköön markkinatalous), Christian Lindblad, Finland, Nokia Award

Aria, Pjotr Sapegin, Norway, Honorary Mention: Short Film   

The Paradise (Paradiset), Maria Hedman, Sweden, Honorary Mention: Short Film

Hidden (Gömd), Hanna Heilborn, David Aronowitsch & Mats Johansson, Sweden    Honorary Mention: Documentary

All About My Father (Alt om min far), Even Benestad, Norway, Honorary Mention: Documentary

 

2001, Aarhus, Denmark   

Music for One Appartment and Six Drummers, Ola Simonsson & Johannes Stjärne Nilsson, Sweden, Best Short Film      

The Idle Ones (Joutilaat), Virpi Suutari & Susanna Helke, Finland, Best Documentary      

Cool and Crazy (Heftig og Begeistret), Knut Erik Jensen, Norway, Audience Award      

Pizza Passionata, Kari Juusonen, Finland, Honorary Mention: Short Film      

Hormones and Other Demons (Hormoner og andre demoner), Sara Johnsen, Norway, Honorary Mention: Short Film      

Grandmother, Hitler and I (Mormor, Hitler och jag), Carl Johan de Geer, Sweden, Honorary Mention: Documentary      

Blatnoi Mir, Jouni Hiltunen, Finland, Honorary Mention: Documentary      

Notes on Silence (Notater om tavshed), Dorthe Høeg Brask, Denmark, Honorary Mention: Documentary

 

2000, Bergen, Norway   

Consolation Service (Lohdutusseremonia), Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Finland, Best Short Film   

My Mother had Fourteen Children (Min mamma hade fjorton barn), Lars Lennart Forsberg, Sweden, Best Documentary

Gifted Beauties (Ung, vakker og begavet…), Anne Kjersti Bjørn, Norway, Audience Award

The Heist (Kuppet), Dennis Petersen & Fredrik Meldal Nørgaard, Denmark, Canal+ Award

Saana Hyvärinen & Maria Järvenhelmi in Small Pilgrimage (Pieni pyhiinvaellus), Heikki Hyvärinen, Finland, Best Acting

80 Degrees East of Birdland, Sølvi Lindseth, Norway, Honorary Mention: Short Film

Waiting for Godot at de Gaulle, Alexis Kourus, Finland, Honorary Mention: Documentary   

God’s Hand is Closed (Gud gav med stängd hand), Bo Ölen, Sweden, Honorary Mention: Documentary

 

1999, Reykjavik, Iceland   

Lost Weekend, Dagur Kári Pétursson, Iceland, Best Short Film

Addicted to Solitude, Jon Bang Carlsen, Denmark, Best Documentary   

Little Man (Lille mænsk), Peter Schönau Fog, Denmark, Honorary Mention: Short Film   

My Grandmother Ironed the King’s Shirts (Min bestemor strøk kongens skjorter), Toril Kove, Norway, Honorary Mention: Short Film

In the House of Angels (Dei mjuke hendene), Margret Olin, Norway, Honorary Mention: Documentary

Dad and Me (Pappa och jag), Linda Västrik, Sweden, Honorary Mention: Documentary

 

1998, Kiruna, Sweden   

Silence, Sylvie Bringas & Orly Yadin, Sweden, Nordic Short Film Award   

The Girl with the Scissors (Piken med saksen), Thorkil Evan Nielsen, Norway, Nordic Short Film Award, Kiruna, Sweden

White Sky (Valkoinen taivas), Virpi Suutari & Susanna Helke, Finland, Nordic Documentary Award

Living Amongst Lions (Leve blandt løver), Sigve Endresen, Norway, Nordic Documentary Award

One Night With You, Georg Rødsten, Norway, Canal+ Award

Kestrel’s Eye (Falkens öga), Mikael Kristersson, Sweden, The KODAK & FilmTeknik Award

Flaneur III: Benjamin’s Shadow (Flâneur III: Benjamins skygge), Torben Skjødt Jensen, Denmark, Filmkontakt Nord Travel Grants

Children of Gaia (Gaias børn), Bente Milton, Denmark, Filmkontakt Nord Travel Grants

One Day a Man Bought a House (Huset på kampen), Pjotr Sapegin, Norway, Filmkontakt Nord Travel Grants

 

1997, Helsinki, Finland   

Swedish Roulette (Svensk roulette), Anders Gustafsson, Sweden, Nordic Short Film Award

Vision Man, William Long, Sweden, Nordic Documentary Award

Killer Boots, Kjell-Åke Olsson, Sweden, Special Prize of the Jury: Documentary

When Life Departs (Når livet går sin vej), Karsten Kiilerich, Denmark, Honorary Mention: Short Film

Kovehar – Three Days of Butcher (Kovehar – Lihanleikkaajan Kolme Päivää), Olli Saarela, Finland, Honorary Mention: Short Film

Their Frozen Dream (En frusen dröm), Jan Troel, Sweden, Honorary Mention: Documentary

 

1996, Copenhagen, Denmark   

Pin-Up, Mats Olof Olsson, Sweden, Best Short Film   

Sin – A Documentary on Daily Offences (Synti – Dokumenttijokapäiväisistä rikoksista), Virpi Suutari & Susanna Helke, Best Documentary

The Glasshouse Prisoner (Blomsterfangen), Jens Arentzen, Denmark, Audience Award   

Reindeer-Scoring in Jukkasjärvi (Renmärkning i Jukkasjärvi), Johan Hagelbäck, Sweden, Special Prize of the Jury: Short Film

Sunshadow (I skuggen av solen), Susanna Edwards, Sweden, Special Prize of the Jury: Documentary

 

1995, Bergen, Norway   

Depth Solitude (Dypets ensomhet), Joachim Solum & Thomas Lien, Norway, Best Short Film

Betrayal (Förräderi), Fredrik von Krusenstjerna, Sweden, Best Documentary

Never (Gränsen), Reza Parsa, Sweden, Audience Award

Mons the Cat (Katten Mons), Pjotr Sapegin, Norway, Honorary Mention: Children’s Film   

Spellbound (Bergtagen), Solveig Nordlund, Norway, Honorary Mention: Fiction

Tino, Tahvo Hirvonen, Finland, Honorary Mention: Short Documentary

Words (Ord), Jens Loftager, Denmark, Honorary Mention: Long Documentary

The Maiden and Soldier (Tyttö ja sotamies), Katariina Lillqvist, Finland, Honorary Mention: Animation

Information is Free, Johan Söderberg & Erik Pauser, Sweden, Honorary Mention: Experimental

Blackout, Roderigo Stocheff, Norway, Honorary Mention: Best Direction

Never (Gränsen), Reza Parsa, Sweden, Honorary Mention: Debutant

 

1994, Reykjavik, Iceland   

The Boy Who Walked Backwards (Drengen der gik baglæns), Thomas Vinterberg, Denmark, Best Short Film   

The Dancer (Dansaren), Donya Feurer, Sweden, Best Documentary

The Boy Who Walked Backwards (Drengen der gik baglæns), Thomas Vinterberg, Denmark, Audience Award

Leaning Backwards (Lutning), Eva Lidström, Sweden, Honorary Mention: Children’s Film   

Break-In… The Anatomy of a Gig (Kili-Kali), Eesa Illi, Finland, Honorary Mention: Fiction   

The Chamberstork (Kamarihaikara), Katariina Lillqvist, Finland, Honorary Mention: Animation

Revolver (Här är karusellen), Jonas Odell, Stig Bergqvist, Lars Ohlson & Martti Ekstrand, Sweden, Honorary Mention: Experimental

 

1993, Kristianstad, Sweden   

Land of Happiness (Onnen Maa), Markku Pölönen, Finland, Best Short Film   

Tell Me What You Saw (Sanokaa mitä näitte), Kiti Luostarinen, Finland, Best Documentary

Suckers (Pölymurikauppiaat), John Webster, Finland, Audience Award

The Tinder Box (Fyrtøjet), Mihail Badica, Denmark, Honorary Mention: Children’s Film   

Eating Out, Pål Sletaune, Norway, Honorary Mention: Fiction

Reflections in My Eye (Det speglar i mitt öga), Nina Hedenius, Sweden, Honorary Mention: Documentary

Hagelbäck’s Meal Break – Mr. Buck (Hagelbäcks matrast – Bockarna Bruse), Johan Hagelbäck, Sweden, Honorary Mention: Animation

A Fairytale of our Time (Ævintyri á okkar tímum), Inga Lisa Middleton, Iceland, Honorary Mention: Experimental

 

1992, Vasa, Finland

Five Minutes for the Souls of America (Pichqa minutukuna llaqtanchispi wanuqkunamanta), Cesar Galindo, Best Short Film

Facing Death (Se döden), Lars Westman, Sweden, Best Documentary

Five Minutes for the Souls of America (Pichqa minutukuna llaqtanchispi wanuqkunamanta), Cesar Galindo, Audience Award

The Boy-Hunt, (killjakten), Lena Hellman, Sweden, Honorary Mention: Children’s Film

There is Someone even Smaller than Anna (Det finns noen som er mindre enn Anna), Torun Lian, Norway, Honorary Mention: Fiction

Milkpayday (Mjölklönedag), Mikko Piela, Finland, Honorary Mention: Documentary

A Little Film for my Sisters… (En liten film för mina systrar), Åsa Sjöström, Sweden    Honorary Mention: Animation

 

1991, Aarhus, Denmark    

World of Glory (Härlig är jorden), Roy Andersson, Sweden, Best Short Film   

Darkness, Marja Pensala, Finland, Best Documentary      

A Year Along the Abandoned Road (Året gjennom Barfjord), Morten Skallerud, Norway, Audience Award      

Let’s Dance, Paul-Anders Simma, Norway/Finland, Honorary Mention: Children’s Film      

Moonshadow (Månskugga), Elisabeth Marton, Sweden, Honorary Mention: Fiction      

It’s a Blue World, Torben Skjødt Jensen, Denmark, Honorary Mention: Documentary      

Hasse’s Diary (Hasses dagbok), Johan Hagelbäck, Sweden, Honorary Mention: Animation      

 

1990 Grimstad, Norway

Sijainen, Antti Peippo    Finland, Best Short Film      

(1) 1700 Metres from the Future (1700 meter fra fremtiden), Ulla Boje Rasmussen, Denmark, Best Documentary      

(2) For Your Life (For harde livet), Sigve Endresen, Norway, Best Documentary      

From God to Newton to Chaos (Fra Gud til Newton til Kaos), Hans Otto Nicolaysen, Norway, Special Prize of the Jury      

Prima Ballerina, Angelica Lundqvist, Sweden, Honorary Mention: Children’s Film      

Gregor Olsson köper en bil, Björn Runge, Sweden, Honorary Mention: Fiction      

Thought Criminals (Ajatusrikolliset), Kaisa Rastimo, Finland, Honorary Mention: Documentary      

The Public Voice (Den offentlige røst), Leif Marcussen, Denmark, Honorary Mention: Animation