Award winners - BIFF 2018
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The winners at the 2018 Bergen International Film Festival are the following:
Documentaire Extraordinaire: MINDING THE GAP
Director: Bing Liu
Documentaire Extraordinaire is the competition programme for international docmentaries. The winner film will be awarded 50 000 NOK. The award is presented by VGTV and BIFF.
Jury: Andreas Fay, VGTV / Emilio Sanhueza, film critic / Elisabeth Kleppe, film producer / Axel Wieder, director Bergen Kunsthall
Cinema Extraordinaire: AYKA
Director: Sergei Dvortsevoy
Cinema Extraordinaire is the competition programme for international fiction films. The winner film will be awarded 50 000 NOK.
Jury: Britt Sørensen, film critic / Lars Ole Kristiansen, editor, Montages / Eline Lund Fjæren, author
Checkpoints Award: LAILA AT THE BRIDGE
Director: Elizabeth Mirzaei, Gulistan Mirzaei
Award for best human rights documentary in collaboration with the Rafto Foundation for human rights. The award is 25 000 NOK to the cause the film is about.
Jury: Johannes Servan, Rafto Foundation / Synnøve Økland Jahnsen, Uni Research Rokkansenteret / Raajini Rajalingam, Det Felles Innvandrerråd
Gulluglen/The Golden Owl: THE SERENGETI RULES
Director: Nicholas Brown
Gulluglen is the award for the best research and science documentary, in collaboration with the University of Bergen.
Jury from the University of Bergen: Yael Harlap (Førsteamanuensis, Institutt for pedagogikk), Karin Pittman (Professor, Institutt for biovitenskap), Øystein Hauge (Universitetslektor, Institutt for kunst), Sigrun Åsebø (Førsteamanuensis, Institutt for lingvistiske, litterære og estetiske studier), Kristine Jørgensen (Institutt for informasjons- og medievitenskap)
Best Norwegian Documentary: THE MEN'S ROOM / FOR VI ER GUTTA
Director: Petter Sommer, Jo Vemund Svendsen
The award is 25 000 NOK, given by NRK.
Jury: Angie Driscoll, Hot Docs International Documentary Festival / Terje Dale, NRK Hordaland / Chris Boeckmann, True/False Film Festival / Carina Bordewich, NRK
Best Western Norwegian Short Film: ANOTHER WORLD / EN ANNEN VERDEN
Director and producer: Rolv Lyssand Bjørø, Den flittige maur produksjoner
The award is 10 000 NOK given in collaboration with Mediefondet Zefyr.
Jury: Helle Hansen (Norwegian Film Institute), Live Øra Danielsen (film and literature critic), Lars Longva (graphic designer)
Best Norwegian Short Documentary: THE FUTURE OF IRAQ
Director: Thee Yezen Al-Obaide, Mats Muri
Producer: Ingvil Giske
The award is 10 000 NOK, given by VGTV.
Jury: Line Hvoslef (visual artist), Knut Vaage (composer), Amir Ajdinovic (filmmaker), Anderas Fay (VGTV)
Best Norwegian Short Film: KULTUREN / THE CULTURE
Director: Ernst De Geer
Producer: Marte Hansen, Den norske filmskolen
The award is 10 000 NOK given by BIFF.
Jury: Embla Karidotter (Bergen Film Society), Hans Otto Nicolaysen (filmmaker), Kristina Daveronis (filmmaker)
Youth Documentary Award: SILVANA
Directors: Mika Gustafson, Olivia Kastebring, Christina Tsiobanelis
Best documentary in this year's school programme, awarded by the board at the youth film society HUFF: Louise Amdam, Emma Gyllander, Mathias Løvvik, Mikalina Handeland, Håvard Tvedt Bakka, Andreas Moldung, Oliver Lennox.
Best Norwegian Music Video: EMBROIDERY – Hanne Hukkelberg feat. Emilie Nicolas
Director: Alam Ali
The award was presented at Norwegian Music Video Competition Night Friday 28 September.
Jury: Karen Sofie Sørensen, Randi Grov Berger, Siv Dyb Wangsmo
Talent Stipend: Thorvald Nilsen
The stipend is 15 000 NOK and is given by Mediefondet Zefyr and Vestnorsk filmsenter
Winners of the NRK documentary pitch:
Flimmer Film: Sin fars øyne
Pandora Film: #Wetoo
Pandora Film: Oppvåkningen
TMM Produksjon: Fremmed blod
Paranor Film: Kampen for Aksel Waldemar Johannessen