Finnish filmmaker Jussi Hiltunen was awarded the Best International Short Film at 57th Cork Corona Film Festival for his All Hallows Week. The film captures the trauma following a random act of violence and had its international premiere at the Berlinale earlier this year.

Jury gave the following motivation when awarding the film. A film that manages to capture the trauma following a random act of violence. Highly authentic, showing guilt, hate and blame, all skillfully encapsulated within eighteen minutes.

Canned Dreams by Katja Gauriloff was awarded with the Documentary Film Prize (2500 EUR) at the 54. Nordic Film Days in Lbeck. The jury praised the film, which premiered at the Berlinale 2012, for its ability to touch and tell effectively the story behind the tin cans of ravioli, the story of shattered dreams of globalized employment and the human fate and dreams of the people involved in their production. At the same festival The Interfilm Church Prize (2,500 euros) was awarded to Naked Harbour by Aku Louhimies. The jury was particularly moved by the highly convincing dramaturgical realization of its existential subject-matter.

Nordic Talents 2012 jury gave the top Nordic Talents 2112 Pitch award (NOK 250 000) to Antti Heikki Pesonen for his project Hit the Wall, which is a story of a teenage mother determined to hit back at life. Antti Heikki Pesonen is a Helsinki Film School graduate, whose previous film So it Goes (Korsoteoria) was awarded the prestigious Risto Jarva award at Tampere Film Festival last year. So it Goes was also awarded Best Film - VFF Young Talent Award (7 500 EUR) at the Munich International Festival of Film Schools on 17th November 2012. The jury thought that So it Goes succeeds in telling a sad story and being a comedy at the same time - with perfect timing, sensual directing, fine performances and an incredible amount of humanity.

Last modified on 11-12-2012