WINNERS: Best Short & Best Feature Length 2018

Winners for Best Shortfilm & Best Feature Lenght 2018

Our FIMFF 18 jury had a tough job this year finding the best short film and best feature lenght during the festival.
In our jury was: Yavuz Kurtulmuş, Daniella Maja Nahor Ssitou and Leo Lávík.

Winner for best Feature: And breathe normally

Jury statement:

Set on an small island, this film gives us a personal perspective on some of the biggest crisis that scandinavia and europe are facing right now.

As we follow the footsteps of the main characters in the film, we get an inside view on critical refugee issues and growing poverty in scandinavia.

The islandic director, Isold Uggadóttir takes the audience on an emotional and intimate journey where two womens personal struggles are deeply connected eventhough they come from different parts of the world.

This important film leaves us reminded that, no matter where we are born we all deserve equal rights to ”breathe normally ”

Winner for best Short film: The turk shop

Jury statement:

In resent years, national identity and immigration have been, and still is heavily debated subjects in Scandinavia. In this context Sweden often is known to be a more tolerant and accepting society towards minorities.

Bahar Pars shows in his film, The turk shop, how within this praised Swedish tolerance, hidden racism is burried. The short film shows the audience how sometimes minorities sometimes are stuck in a limbo of fitting in to society and whilst perserving minority rights and acceptance.

Therefore the jury finds that this short film provides an important input to the ongoing debate about national identity, minority rights and racism in scandinavia.

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