Puiu, Nelson, Troell

Film critic Nils-Petter Sundgren, Romanian director Cristi Puiu and film critic Annika Gustafsson Cinema Roy, Monday, Jan 31, 2011, 8.30 pm.

Filmmaker Gunvor Nelson to the right, with from left: Paula Wahlbom, Head of GIFF-Seminars, Petra Johansson of Borås Art Museum and a lady from the audience of Gunvor Nelson's Masterclass. Cinema Roy, Tuesday, Feb 1, 2011, 8 pm.

On stage: Director Jan Troell and writer Kurt Mälarstedt. Lagerhuset, Wednesday, Feb 2, 2011, 2 pm.


Short film winner: Las Palmas

Las Palmas-director Johannes Nyholm at the opening night on Friday, Jan 28. The three people closest to the camera from the left: director Marius Holst and actors Benjamin Helstad and Stellan Skarsgård of opening feature film King of Devil's Island (Kongen av Bastøy).

8 films are nominated to the big short film award Startsladden (= The Synch Leader). The winner was announced Sunday, Jan 30. Not surprising, both the award and the audience award went to Johannes Nyholm’s Las Palmas, which got the audience rolling on the floor laughing at the opening.


Award Night!

Film critic Roger Wilson celebrating Marcus Lindeen and his Golden Bug for Ångrarna (Regretters).

Tova Mossard recieving Årets Hets (Torment of the Year). From the left: Marcus Lindeen, Tova Mossard, Saga Gärde and Hynek Pallas.

Merry GIFF team at Golden Bug Award, from left Ulrika Grönérus, Mirja HIldbrand, Andreas Degerhammar and Tobias Åkesson.

Last night was crammed with award ceremonys. First the annual national film award gala – Guldbaggen or the Golden Bug. Sebbe by Babak Najafi  won the award for Best Film, almost exactly one year after its world première at GIFF 2010. Best Documentary was Ångrarna (Regretters) by Marcus Lindeen – also a world première of GIFF 2010.  And Best Short was Tussilago by Jonas Odell – also a world première of GIFF 2010. So – join GIFF 2011 if you want to check out the future Golden Bugs!

Maybe Tova Mossard will be one of them. She won the alternative award, Årets Hets (= Torment of the Year, named after Alf Sjöberg’s 1944 film with screenplay by Ingmar Bergman). The Hets ceremony was at Konstakademin in Stockholm, a few blocks away from the official Golden Bug party at Berns. Lot’s of nice people attending. The jury, consisting of film critic and GIFFer Hynek Pallas and filmmakers Saga Gärde, Marcus Lindeen and Fiona Jonuzi had chosen Tova Mossard as the second winner after last years winner Fredrik Wenzel. Tova Mossards film Stora Scenen will be screened at GIFF 2011, don’t miss!

/Marit Kapla