Nordic International Film Festival: The WinnersOctober 22, 2019
American audiences were treated to a slice of Scandinavia at the fifth annual Nordic International Film Festival (NIFF) at the Roxy Cinema in New York City. Over five days, attendees enjoyed short films, feature films, documentaries and thoughtful conversations during Q&As with directors, actors and producers.
On Sunday, Oct. 20, NIFF organizers and actress Sarita Choudhury hosted a red carpet and honored filmmakers and actors with awards. Winners took home a range of experiential prizes including a trip to the Faroe Islands, a trip to Finland, a weekend at the Nordic Light Hotel in Stockholm and scholarships to the NY Film Academy.
The winners were…
Best Nordic Feature – A White White Day (Iceland)
Best Nordic Documentary Feature – Mating (Sweden)
Best Nordic Documentary Short – Night Cleaners (USA/Finland)
Best Nordic Short – Fuck You (Sweden)
Best Nordic Shorts Honorable Mention – Sometimes We Swim (Finland)
Aurora Borealis – We Retired People (Sweden)
Best International Narrative Feature – Buck Run (USA)
Best International Narrative Short – Lockdown (USA)
Best Director – Kasper Juhl for Moonfire (Denmark)
Best Cinematography – Gergely Palos for Dark Chamber (Sweden)
Best Female Actor – Mie Gren for Moonfire (Denmark)
Best Male Actor – Liam Graham for Greenfield (Australia/Denmark)