The City of Malmö Children’s Film Award goes to the filmmaker who according to the prize committee, has directed the best children’s film. The winning film must be innovative and of excellent quality.
Prize money: 100 000 Swedish kronor.
Ann Körling is Strategic Developer at the Department of Culture, City of Malmö. Jury veteran for The City of Malmö Children’s Film Award.
Scriptwriter and director who for over 30 years has created entertainment for children for all kinds of media; animation, books, puppets, TV Christmas calendars, video games, film musicals. Torbjörn really likes disco.
Director at Malmö-based Sluggerfilm. “Great fun to be part of the jury for The City of Malmö Children’s Film Award, especially during this magical BUFF anniversary”.
Film lover, jury veteran and member of the Cultural Committee, City of Malmö as well as chairperson of Musik i Syd. “I’m very much looking forward to participating in the jury work for The City of Malmö Children’s Film Award”.
Director/producer/grip and light, mainly at Teater 23 in Malmö. Loves culture for a younger audience and has worked with performing arts for children and youths since 1995.
Municipal commissioner and chair of the Cultural Committee, City of Malmö. Happy to sit on the jury for the prize for the first time.
Lena, a skilled sailor, loses her father—her biggest role model—in a fishing boat accident. While grieving, she becomes obsessed with the idea that it was a sea monster that caused the accident and so, together with her friends, she starts to investigate. This is an excellent depiction of a young person’s grieving and maturing process.
The Little Gang
Four young climate activists want to carry out a coup on a factory that is poisoning the environment, but they are in a dilemma. They need to add a fifth person to their team. They pick Aimé, a guy who is bullied but has no friends who will gossip. However, the action takes an unexpected turn.
Deaf, twelve-year-old Jamie goes to a boarding school for people with hearing impairments. When her grandmother suddenly falls ill in Paris, her parents ask her to stay at school. Instead, Jamie and her new, adventurous friend, Imane, go on an eventful road trip through Europe. To Paris!!
Nelly Rapp – Dödens spegel
Monster agent, Nelly Rap and her dog, London, are back in an exciting adventure among werewolves, monsters and mythical creatures. Nelly’s dad is moving in with his girlfriend so Nelly has her younger brother in tow. They head out together to the Black Forest to find Death’s Mirror. This is a journey that takes them deep into the forest to the place where Nelly’s mum once disappeared.
Adventures in the Land of Asha
One cold winter’s day in 1940, little Jules and his family move in with Uncle Jovite, who is mayor of his village in Northern Quebec. Jules is sick with leprosy and the children at school think that his arms look disgusting. When his dog runs into the forest, Jules has no choice but to follow after to find him. By a river, he meets Asha, of the indigenous peoples, and no one knows the forest as she does.
Twelve-year-old Mina falls in love with the school’s dance talent, who is known on social media. She decides to master hip-hop and enter The Mjøsa Challenge, a huge dance competition. However, to realise her dreams, there are both expected and unexpected hurdles for her to overcome.
This is a special summer for ten-year-old Valeria, who lives in Mexico City with his family. Valeria is emotionally aware and is rocked by her first romance, the last stretch of childhood, and a forbidden love between her brother and her best friend. A beautiful and sunny coming-of-age film for older primary school children.