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“Last Men in Aleppo”, “Loving Lorna” win at Nordisk Panorama

Feras Fayyad’s Last Men in Aleppo took the prize for best Nordic documentary at the Nordisk Panorama Awards, held on Tuesday (September 26). The jury members heralded the Denmark/Syria/Germany copro, which ...
September 26, 2017

Feras Fayyad’s Last Men in Aleppo took the prize for best Nordic documentary at the Nordisk Panorama Awards, held on Tuesday (September 26).

The jury members heralded the Denmark/Syria/Germany copro, which also took the Grand Jury documentary prize at Sundance, as an “example of outstanding filmmaking portraying one of the greatest tragedies of our time.” The jury was comprised of Olivia Cooper-Hadijan from Cinema du Reel, Claire Aguilar from the IDA and director Jerzy Sladkowski.

Honorary mention for that prize went to Norwegian film Nowhere to Hide, directed by Zaradasht Ahmed.

The award for best Nordic short film went to Arr. For a Scene, a five-minute short from Finnish director Jonna Kina. Honorary mention went to I Will Always Love You, Conny from Amanda Kernell.

The “Best New Nordic Voice” award for documentary, meanwhile, went to Loving Lorna by Jessica Karlsson and Annika Karlsson. The short film winner in that section was Penelope by Heta Jäälinoja.

The Nordisk Panorama Audience Award went to The Celestial Darkroom by Swedish filmmaker Nils Petter Löfstedt. The Children’s Choice award went to Maria Eriksson’s Schoolyard Blues.

The 28th edition of the Nordisk Panorama Film Festival took place from September 21-26 in Malmö, Sweden.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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