Aliu’s second win in Grimstad

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Norwegian director Izer Aliu’s Det gode liv, der borte (The Good Life, Over There) received the Golden Chair at the 37th Norwegian Short Film Festival in Grimstad, which ended 17 June – his second consecutive win, after his Å vokte fjellet (To Guard a Mountain) was awarded last year’s grand prix.

The art of not giving away too much or too little

“Aliu demonstrates the art of not giving away too much or too little. With brilliant use of dialogue, expert acting and assured instruction, we are surprised and entertained by a voice we look forward to hearing more from,” said the jury at the awards ceremony in Grimstad’s Culture House. Aliu is currently in post-production with his feature debut, Hunting Flies.

Marc Jacobs Best International Short

Dutch director Sam de Jong’s Marc Jacobs was named Best International Short in the festival, which screened 54 Norwegian and 23 international shorts, 11 Norwegian documentaries and 20 music videos, wth special focuses on Women’s Stories and French author Marguerite Duras.

FULL LIST OF AWARDS:

  • The Golden Chair for Best Norwegian Short: Det gode liv, der borte (The Good Life, Over There). Dir: Izer Aliu

  • The Golden Chair for Best Norwegian Documentary: No Word for Worry. Dir: Runar Jarle Wiik

  • The Golden Chair for Best International Short: Marc Jacobs. Dir: Sam de Jong (The Netherlands)

  • The Terje Vigen Award: Opp ned er alt abstrakt… sa pappa (Upside Down Everything Is Abstract … My Father Said). Dir: Anne Haugsgjerd

  • The Music Video Award: Kaja Gunnufsen – Faen ta (Kaja Gunnufsen – Faen ta). Dir: Thea Hvistendahl

  • The Hourglass Award (from the Writers’ Guild Norway, for Best Screenplay): Det gode liv, der borte

  • The Technical Award (from the Norwegian Film Workers Association): Helle le Fevre and Bent Holm, for editing and sound design on Amasone (Amazon). Dir: Marianne Ulrichsen

  • The Norwegian Critics’ Award for Best Norwegian Short: How Do You Like My Hair? Dir: Emilie Blichfeldt.

  • The Filmpolitiet Short Film Award: Sing lingeling. Dirs: Aaslaug Vaa, Anders Øvergaard

  • Aust Agder County’s Youth Award: As Long as Shotguns Remain. Dirs: Caroline Poggi, Jonathan Vinel (France)

 

via the Norwegian Film Institute

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