The City of Malmö’s Children’s Film Award

This award goes to a filmmaker who according to the award jury has contributed to the best children’s film. Quality and originality are important criterias. The winner receives 100,000 Swedish kronor.

Winner: Mezquite’s Heart. Directed by: Ana Laura Calderón

The Church of Sweden Award

The Church of Sweden Award – for Best Young People’s Film is given to a film for young people that maintains a high level of artistic quality and raises existential, equality and social issues in a way which speaks to both young people and adults. Prize amount: 100,000 Swedish kronor.

Winner: Gagarine, directed by: Fanny Liatard, Jérémy Trouilh

The Young Film Jury’s Award

The Young Film Jury’s Award – for Best Young People’s Film is coordinated by the educational unit of Malmö’s Department of Culture for Children and Young People (Department of Culture, City of Malmö) and is awarded by a class of secondary school students from Malmö. Prize amount: 25,000 Swedish kronor.

Winner: All foreigners keep their curtains closed, directed by: Ingvild Søderlind

Region Skåne’s Short Film Award

Region Skåne’s Cultural Board founded this award for the best short film for children or young people with the purpose to raise the status of short films. Prize amount: 100,000 Swedish kronor.

Winner: Goads, directed by: Iris Baglanea

ECFA Award

Six European films for children and young people are competing for the ECFA Award at BUFF Filmfestival. The prize has been created by the European Children’s Film Association and is awarded at a number of international festivals for films aimed at children and young people. The winner from BUFF will go on to compete for the prize for the year’s best film for children and young people, awarded at the children and young people’s film festival in Berlin.

Winner: Sisters – the summer we found our super powers, directed by: Silje Salomonsen, Arild Østin Ommundsen

BUFF Nordic Star

We are so happy to present the winners of BUFF Nordic Star, our competition that draws attention to brilliant efforts of young actors. All films are screened at BUFF 2021.

Winners 2021:

Karin Øye – All Foreigners Keep Their Curtains Closed
Elina Patrakka – Sihja, the Rebel Fairy
Lucas Andreasson – Shower boys
David Ramirez Knezevic – Shower boys

Barnfondens prize for Best Comedy

Barnfonden’s prize is awarded to the children’s or young people’s film that gives us the best laugh; a film that contributes to more children’s laughter around the world; a film that lets children be children and which gives laughter space. In the winner’s name, Barnfonden awards 100 000 Swedish kronor to one of its development projects, a prize that adds more children’s laughter to the world.

Winner: The Fantastic Journey of Margot & Marguerite, directed by: Pierre Coré

FOMP Award

10.000kr is handed out to a person or organization who work to strengthen film and media for a young audience. 

Winner: Fanzingo