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BUFF Award Ceremony 2021

BUFF Award Ceremony 2021
8 March, 2021 Buff
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BUFF Film Festival’s Award Ceremony will be broadcasted live from Malmö Thursday the 18th of March at 6.00 PM (CEST).

The broadcast will be available at buffplay.se for Swedish viewers, and buff.se for all international viewers.

The prizes and awards will be announced or presented in the following order:

  1. FOMP Prize
  2. Barnfonden’s (Children’s Foundation’s) Award for Best Comedy
  3. BUFF Nordic Star
  4. ECFA Award – The European Children’s Associations Award
  5. Region Skåne’s Short Film Award
  6. The Young Film Jury’s Award – for Best Young People’s Film
  7. The Church of Sweden Award – for Best Young People’s Film
  8. The City of Malmö’s Children’s Film Award

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.

Nominated films – The City of Malmö’s Children’s Award

Ape Star
Original title: Apstjärnan. Sweden, 2021.
Director: Linda Hambäck.

Black Mill
Original title: Czarny Młyn. Poland, 2020.
Director: Mariusz Palej.

Martin and the Magical Forest
Original title: Mazel a tajemství lesa. Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, 2021.
Director: Petr Oukropec.

Mezquite’s Heart
Original title: Corazón de Mezquite. Mexico, 2020.
Director: Ana Laura Calderón.

Mum, Mum, Mum
Original title: Mamá, mamá, mamá. Argentina, 2020.
Director: Sol Berruezo Pichon-Rivière.

Schoolgirls
Original title: Las niñas. Spain, 2020.
Director: Pilar Palomero.

Sisters: The Summer We Found Our Superpowers
Original title: Tottori! Sommeren vi var alene. Norway, 2020.
Directors: Silje Salomonsen and Arild Østin Ommundsen.

Spaceboy
Belgium, 2021.
Director: Olivier Pairoux.

Jury – The City of Malmö’s Children’s Film Award

Pelle Öhlund
Director, playwright, actor and artistic director at Moomsteatern in Malmö – an inclusive theatre with groundbreaking actors.

Hannes Holm
Director and screenwriter for numerous films and tv-series, among many others are the Andersson films, A Man Called Ove and Ted – Show Me Love. Currently directing a live action feature film on the story about Karl-Bertil Jonssons Christmas Eve (Christopher’s Christmas Mission).

Elin Kamlert
Documentary film producer (Bike vs Cars, Leslie on Fire), chairperson of OFF (Independent Filmmakers’ Association).

Sissela Benn
Actor and comedian known for various roles in Swedish TV-shows, the character Filippa Bark and Sune’s mother in the Andersson films. In 2018-2020 she directed the TV mini-serie Dilan and Moa.

Frida Trollmyr
Chairperson, Cultural Board, City of Malmö.

Nicola Rabi
2nd vice chairperson, Cultural Board, City of Malmö.

Ann Körling
Strategic developer of the film area, Cultural Department, City of Malmö.

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.

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.

Nominated films – The Swedish Church Award & The Young Film Jury’s Award

All Foreigners Keep Their Curtains Closed
Original title: Alle utlendinger har lukka gardiner. Norway, 2020.
Director: Ingvild Søderlind.

Daniel ‘16
Germany, 2020.
Director: Dimitris Koutsiabasako.

Eden
Finland, 2020.
Director: Ulla Heikkilä.

Gagarine
France, 2020.
Directors: Fanny Liatard and Jérémy Trouilh.

Limecrime
Original title: La-im-keu-la-im (라임크라임). South Korea, 2020.
Directors: Yoo Jae-wook and Lee Seung-hwan.

My Name is Baghdad
Original title: Meu Nome é Bagdá. Brasil, 2020.
Director: Caru Alves de Souza.

Sami, Joe and I
Original title: Sami, Joe und ich. Switzerland, 2020.
Director: Karin Heberlein.

Sun Children
Original title: Khorshid (خورشید). Iran, 2020.
Director: Majid Majidi.

Jury – The Church of Sweden Award

David Nzinga
Actor, producer and screenwriter. Known from the TV-series A Hustlers Diary (also the film) and Gåsamamman, among others. Board member of the participatory media house Fanzingo and one of the initiators of the film industry platform People of Film.

Ita Zbroniec-Zajt
Award winning cinematographer born in Poland who now lives in Sweden. Won the Guldbagge for best cinematography in 2016 for the film The Yard. She is also known for My Aunt in Sarajevo, The War Game and JerryMaya’s Detective Agency: The Secret of the Train Robber.

Erika Heil Utbult
Acting parish advisor and congregation pedagogue in Hässleholms parish. Very interested in film, photography and the language of images.

Erica Lang
Priest with a big interest in film and TV-series. Works with the confirmation and the youth activities in Husie parish.

Jury The Young Film Jury’s Award

Students from class year 8 at Backaskolan in Kirseberg, Malmö
Lolla Vidakovic, Mariam Eid, Lilia Noorazar, Oskar Wennberg, Didrik Kempe Storz, Sandor Forsare, Taha Houssari, Helin Hoshyar, Yrsa Stenvall, Alfred Fagone, Hermann Mellqvist and Dani Kameet.

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.

Nominated films – Region Skåne’s Short Film Award

Goads
Greece, 2020.
Director: Iris Baglanea.

Heading South
China, USA, 2020.
Director: Yuan Yuan.

Iro /he.ro:/
Greece, 2020.
Director: Alexios Koukias-Pantelis.

La Tecnica
Italy, 2020.
Directors: Clemente De Muro and Davide Mardegan.

Nova
The Netherlands, 2020.
Director: Luca Meisters.

Sukar
France, Morocco, 2020.
Director: Ilias El Faris.

Teen Horses
France, 2020.
Director: Valérie Leroy.

The Strange
Original title: L’estrany. Spain, 2020.
Director: Oriol Guanyabens Pous.

Jury – Region Skåne’s Short Film Award

Magnus Lunderquist
Chairperson of the Cultural Committee, Region Skåne.

Mikael Björk
Preschool teacher, drama pedagogue and freelancing storyteller. Works with a preschool educational program at Malmö University that focuses on music.

John Bjerkert
Head of office at Lund Cultural School, coordinator for the Regional the Cultural School Skåne. Advisor for Kulturrådet on topics regarding the cultural schools.

Sanjin Pejkovic
Film critic and writer with a PhD in film studies. Associate Professor at Dalarna University.

Valentina Chamorro Westergårdh
Screenwriter and director of numerous short films. Currently making her first feature – Kalmars Jägarinnor, based on the novel by Tove Folkesson.

ECFA Award

Also known as The European Children’s Associations 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.

Nominated films ECFA Award

Ape Star
Original title: Apstjärnan. Sweden, 2021.
Director: Linda Hambäck.

Spaceboy
Belgium, 2021.
Director: Olivier Pairoux.

Schoolgirls
Original title: Las niñas. Spain, 2020.
Director: Pilar Palomero.

Sisters: The Summer We Found Our Superpowers
Original title: Tottori! Sommeren vi var alene. Norway, 2020.
Directors: Silje Salomonsen and Arild Østin Ommundsen.

Martin and the Magical Forest
Original title: Mazel a tajemství lesa. Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, 2021.
Director: Petr Oukropec.

Sihja, the Rebel Fairy
Original title: Sihja – kapinaa ilmassa. Finland, The Netherlands, Norway, 2021.
Director: Marja Pyykkö.

ECFA Jury

Mariella Harpelunde Jensen, Denmark
Head of program at Buster Film Festival in Copenhagen. Director and developer of the award winning children’s TV-series “Barda”, Isas Stepz” and “Dansk Hulebyg”. Writer and Director of the Danish version of “Sesame street”, called “Sesamgade”.

Calliope Charalambous Krief, Greece
Director, theatre- and TV producer. Founder and director at Athens International Children’s Film Festival.

Ekaterina Bordacheva, Russia
Producer, programmer and festival organizer. Program director and promotions producer for the Russian Film Market in Moscow and Sochi as well as for the Kinotavr Open Russian Film Festival.

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.

Nominated films
Martin and the Magical Forest
The Fantastic Journey of Margot & Marguerite
The Peppercorns and the Secret of the Deep Sea

Jury
Vesta Blomberg Book, 13 years old
Didrik Vikström, 16 years old
Natanael Brännström Sjö, 14 years old
Anders Jansson, Swedish comedian and actor

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BUFF Film Festival’s Award Ceremony will be broadcasted live from Malmö Thursday the 18th of March at 6.00 PM (CEST).

The broadcast will be available at buffplay.se for Swedish viewers, and buff.se for all international viewers.

The prizes and awards will be announced or presented in the following order:

  1. FOMP Prize
  2. Barnfonden’s (Children’s Foundation’s) Award for Best Comedy
  3. BUFF Nordic Star
  4. ECFA Award – The European Children’s Associations Award
  5. Region Skåne’s Short Film Award
  6. The Young Film Jury’s Award – for Best Young People’s Film
  7. The Church of Sweden Award – for Best Young People’s Film
  8. The City of Malmö’s Children’s Film Award

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.

Nominated films – The City of Malmö’s Children’s Award

Ape Star
Original title: Apstjärnan. Sweden, 2021.
Director: Linda Hambäck.

Black Mill
Original title: Czarny Młyn. Poland, 2020.
Director: Mariusz Palej.

Martin and the Magical Forest
Original title: Mazel a tajemství lesa. Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, 2021.
Director: Petr Oukropec.

Mezquite’s Heart
Original title: Corazón de Mezquite. Mexico, 2020.
Director: Ana Laura Calderón.

Mum, Mum, Mum
Original title: Mamá, mamá, mamá. Argentina, 2020.
Director: Sol Berruezo Pichon-Rivière.

Schoolgirls
Original title: Las niñas. Spain, 2020.
Director: Pilar Palomero.

Sisters: The Summer We Found Our Superpowers
Original title: Tottori! Sommeren vi var alene. Norway, 2020.
Directors: Silje Salomonsen and Arild Østin Ommundsen.

Spaceboy
Belgium, 2021.
Director: Olivier Pairoux.

Jury – The City of Malmö’s Children’s Film Award

Pelle Öhlund
Director, playwright, actor and artistic director at Moomsteatern in Malmö – an inclusive theatre with groundbreaking actors.

Hannes Holm
Director and screenwriter for numerous films and tv-series, among many others are the Andersson films, A Man Called Ove and Ted – Show Me Love. Currently directing a live action feature film on the story about Karl-Bertil Jonssons Christmas Eve (Christopher’s Christmas Mission).

Elin Kamlert
Documentary film producer (Bike vs Cars, Leslie on Fire), chairperson of OFF (Independent Filmmakers’ Association).

Sissela Benn
Actor and comedian known for various roles in Swedish TV-shows, the character Filippa Bark and Sune’s mother in the Andersson films. In 2018-2020 she directed the TV mini-serie Dilan and Moa.

Frida Trollmyr
Chairperson, Cultural Board, City of Malmö.

Nicola Rabi
2nd vice chairperson, Cultural Board, City of Malmö.

Ann Körling
Strategic developer of the film area, Cultural Department, City of Malmö.

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.

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.

Nominated films – The Swedish Church Award & The Young Film Jury’s Award

All Foreigners Keep Their Curtains Closed
Original title: Alle utlendinger har lukka gardiner. Norway, 2020.
Director: Ingvild Søderlind.

Daniel ‘16
Germany, 2020.
Director: Dimitris Koutsiabasako.

Eden
Finland, 2020.
Director: Ulla Heikkilä.

Gagarine
France, 2020.
Directors: Fanny Liatard and Jérémy Trouilh.

Limecrime
Original title: La-im-keu-la-im (라임크라임). South Korea, 2020.
Directors: Yoo Jae-wook and Lee Seung-hwan.

My Name is Baghdad
Original title: Meu Nome é Bagdá. Brasil, 2020.
Director: Caru Alves de Souza.

Sami, Joe and I
Original title: Sami, Joe und ich. Switzerland, 2020.
Director: Karin Heberlein.

Sun Children
Original title: Khorshid (خورشید). Iran, 2020.
Director: Majid Majidi.

Jury – The Church of Sweden Award

David Nzinga
Actor, producer and screenwriter. Known from the TV-series A Hustlers Diary (also the film) and Gåsamamman, among others. Board member of the participatory media house Fanzingo and one of the initiators of the film industry platform People of Film.

Ita Zbroniec-Zajt
Award winning cinematographer born in Poland who now lives in Sweden. Won the Guldbagge for best cinematography in 2016 for the film The Yard. She is also known for My Aunt in Sarajevo, The War Game and JerryMaya’s Detective Agency: The Secret of the Train Robber.

Erika Heil Utbult
Acting parish advisor and congregation pedagogue in Hässleholms parish. Very interested in film, photography and the language of images.

Erica Lang
Priest with a big interest in film and TV-series. Works with the confirmation and the youth activities in Husie parish.

Jury The Young Film Jury’s Award

Students from class year 8 at Backaskolan in Kirseberg, Malmö
Lolla Vidakovic, Mariam Eid, Lilia Noorazar, Oskar Wennberg, Didrik Kempe Storz, Sandor Forsare, Taha Houssari, Helin Hoshyar, Yrsa Stenvall, Alfred Fagone, Hermann Mellqvist and Dani Kameet.

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.

Nominated films – Region Skåne’s Short Film Award

Goads
Greece, 2020.
Director: Iris Baglanea.

Heading South
China, USA, 2020.
Director: Yuan Yuan.

Iro /he.ro:/
Greece, 2020.
Director: Alexios Koukias-Pantelis.

La Tecnica
Italy, 2020.
Directors: Clemente De Muro and Davide Mardegan.

Nova
The Netherlands, 2020.
Director: Luca Meisters.

Sukar
France, Morocco, 2020.
Director: Ilias El Faris.

Teen Horses
France, 2020.
Director: Valérie Leroy.

The Strange
Original title: L’estrany. Spain, 2020.
Director: Oriol Guanyabens Pous.

Jury – Region Skåne’s Short Film Award

Magnus Lunderquist
Chairperson of the Cultural Committee, Region Skåne.

Mikael Björk
Preschool teacher, drama pedagogue and freelancing storyteller. Works with a preschool educational program at Malmö University that focuses on music.

John Bjerkert
Head of office at Lund Cultural School, coordinator for the Regional the Cultural School Skåne. Advisor for Kulturrådet on topics regarding the cultural schools.

Sanjin Pejkovic
Film critic and writer with a PhD in film studies. Associate Professor at Dalarna University.

Valentina Chamorro Westergårdh
Screenwriter and director of numerous short films. Currently making her first feature – Kalmars Jägarinnor, based on the novel by Tove Folkesson.

ECFA Award

Also known as The European Children’s Associations 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.

Nominated films ECFA Award

Ape Star
Original title: Apstjärnan. Sweden, 2021.
Director: Linda Hambäck.

Spaceboy
Belgium, 2021.
Director: Olivier Pairoux.

Schoolgirls
Original title: Las niñas. Spain, 2020.
Director: Pilar Palomero.

Sisters: The Summer We Found Our Superpowers
Original title: Tottori! Sommeren vi var alene. Norway, 2020.
Directors: Silje Salomonsen and Arild Østin Ommundsen.

Martin and the Magical Forest
Original title: Mazel a tajemství lesa. Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, 2021.
Director: Petr Oukropec.

Sihja, the Rebel Fairy
Original title: Sihja – kapinaa ilmassa. Finland, The Netherlands, Norway, 2021.
Director: Marja Pyykkö.

ECFA Jury

Mariella Harpelunde Jensen, Denmark
Head of program at Buster Film Festival in Copenhagen. Director and developer of the award winning children’s TV-series “Barda”, Isas Stepz” and “Dansk Hulebyg”. Writer and Director of the Danish version of “Sesame street”, called “Sesamgade”.

Calliope Charalambous Krief, Greece
Director, theatre- and TV producer. Founder and director at Athens International Children’s Film Festival.

Ekaterina Bordacheva, Russia
Producer, programmer and festival organizer. Program director and promotions producer for the Russian Film Market in Moscow and Sochi as well as for the Kinotavr Open Russian Film Festival.

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.

Nominated films
Martin and the Magical Forest
The Fantastic Journey of Margot & Marguerite
The Peppercorns and the Secret of the Deep Sea

Jury
Vesta Blomberg Book, 13 years old
Didrik Vikström, 16 years old
Natanael Brännström Sjö, 14 years old
Anders Jansson, Swedish comedian and actor