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.