måndag 4 oktober 2021
Vinnarna av 2021år festival
Vinnarna i de fyra tävlingskategorier är utsedda.
Stone City Award for Best European Film
-10 000 SEK in cash from Film Västernorrland
Jury statement: It is a solidly handcrafted cinematic film with powerful and fascinating visual images and sound design. In an enigmatic and poetic film, set in a next-to-apocalyptic world, where the director approaches loss and value, life and death of humans and animals in a disintegrated society.
Jury: Line Halvorsen (Director/mentor, Norway), Igor Shestopalov (Artistic Director, Molodist, Ukraine), Kjell Åhlund (Producer, Sweden).
Pija Lindenbaum Award for Best International Children's Film
– 10 000 SEK in cash from Film Västernorrland
Iso Ylimäärä (The Great Overflow, Sweden 2021) by Magnus Fredriksson
Jury statement: The adventure begins in an every day setting and is transformed into an exciting trip that holds a consistent children’s perspective. A topical issue told about in several levels with hilarious dialogue.
Kiki la plume (Kiki the Feather, France 2020) by Nicolas Bianco-Levrin, Julie Rembauville
Jury statement: A warming story about a bird with a drink umbrella and a longing for freedom. Told in an exciting and attractive mix of animation and live action.
Jury: Viktoria Johansson (Acquisitions Executive, SVT), Pija Lindenbaum (Illustrator/author of children’s books), Håkan Nordman (Culture Secretary, Sundsvalls kommun).
SVT Kortfilm International Award
– A buying offer from Sveriges Television (SVT)
Sona (Iran 2020) by Maryam Mahdiyeh
Jury statement: An effectively told story with a strong and engaging main character, which through a life destiny tells us something greater about the living conditions for women in a society that lacks the strong social security of the country we live in. A film that gives us perspective and surprises us, where we get to see the main character fight but also gets a glimpse of her dreams and hopes. A film with an excellent script for the short format and good photography.
Stone City Award for Best Norrland Short
– 25 000 SEK in cash from Film i Västerbotten, Filmpool Jämtland, Filmpool Nord, Film Västernorrland, Region Gävleborg
Nätter och dagar i juli (Nights and Days in July, Sweden 2021) by Jana Bringlöv Ekspong
Jury statement: For an interesting and captivating study of gender and sexuality in the times of digital solitude.
En son hälsar på en far (A Son Visits His Father, Sweden 2020) by Lars Vega
Jury statement: For a deep combination of a sensitive, modest family portrait and a classical yet engaging film form.
Jury: Frida Johansson (Composer, Sweden), Emilia Mazik (Festival Director, Short Waves, Poland), Miguel Mejías (Director, Spain)