Notes after the international film festival "The Northern Character"
The festival "The Northern Character" was held in Murmansk for the seventh time. This year there were announced more than hundred works of journalists and documentary filmmakers from Russia, Abkhazia, Norway, Sweden, France, Finland, Canada and Greece in seven categories, including "documentary", "essay", "TV show", "short fiction".
In February 2015 after two years, the Norwegian Kirkenes will again meet the grand festival Barents Spectacle. The Barents Secretariat invites a group of 10 Russian journalists to arrive in Kirkenes from 4 to 8 February 2015.
TV Festival Severny Character awards
Winners of the prizes of the third International festival of documentary films and television programs are announced. Swedish filmmaker Gunilla Bresky got the Grand Prix of the festival for the second time. Among the winners BPI active members: Alexander Pivkin (Komi TV) and Morten Ruud (NRK Finnmark-Troms).
Jury chairman Bernt Viklund gives the Grand Pix to Gunilla Bresky
“I was sitting quiet, thinking that it will not happen again”,-
said Gunilla Bresky getting the festival Grand Prix for the film Night Witches, Red Lips, Luleå, cameraman - Hilde Korsaeth, sound producer - Mikael Brodin.
In 2009 Gunilla also got the Grand Prix of TV Festival Severny Character for her documentary A Grey Blanket with Embroidered Flowers. This year her film was the only work which got unanimous approval of all eight jury members from four countries.
The other winners in different categories you can find bellow.
Congratulations on behalf of Barents Press to all prize winners! See you on TV Festival Severny Character 2011.
Elena Larionova, BPI project coordinator
Pictures: Sari Pöyhönen and Arne Store
WINNER: A BUTTERFLY IN THE LAND OF WINTER, NRK sami radio, Nils Jon Porsanger
Komi Lapland, Komi Republic TV Channel, Alexander Pivkin
Confrontation of Toymichey, TV Pomorye, Archangelsk, Svetlana Sinitsyna
Memory of the Heart, publishing house Monchegorsky Rabotchy, Murmansk Region, Larisa Alexeeva
THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND OF KILDIN, TV 21, Murmansk, Sergey Yudkov
Kinerma, TV station NKM, Petrozavodk, Karelia, Ilona Rumayntseva
Under the Canopy of Trifon, TV Murman, Murmansk, Tatyana Nesterova
A Sea Captain and his Village, NRK Finnmark-Troms, Kirkenes, Morten Ruud
Cameraman - symbol of TV the festival
TO BUILD A MEMORIAL UPON ONESELF, David Kinsella, Nordland Film AB, Norway
Forte Piano Forte
Knut-Erik Jensen, Nordkappfilm, Tromsø, Norway
The house 38 _70,TV 21, Murmansk, Rodion Severyanov,
Doing the Norway, Gru Elizabeth Mortensen, University of Tromsø, Norway
STAR BOYS, director i producer Outi Rousu Pereferia, cameramen Petri Heikkilä production OY, Helsinki, Finland
Our morning,TV-21, Murmansk, Russia
Pet lover, NRK, Tromsø
Sami children’s TV, NRK Sami Radio, Norway
Short Fiction Film
RIDING HIGH, Opptur, Original Film AS, Norway. Director Kjetill Høgh, script Endre Lund Eriksen, Kjetill Høgh
Sharing all, Botnia Film Thom Palmen, Director and script writer Amanda Kernell, Sweden
Autumn Man, Stockholm Bokomotiv Filmproduction, Stockholm, Sweden, Director and script writer Jonas Selberg Augusten
Wedding Caravan, TV Yamal Region, Director Zinaida Longortova, Russia
DIRECTOR: Joonas Neuvonen
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Bronson Club Oy
PRODUCERS: Jesse Fryckman and Oskari Huttu
SCREENWRITERS: Joonas Neuvonen and Sadri Cetinkaya
1:st diploma (Shared)
Exhailing Music,Trond Eliassen, News on request AS, Norway
How could she go on living as if it wasn’t there, Ingela Lekfalk, Lekfalk Production, Luleå, Sweden
Sweet Kisses from Mummy, Erkki Määttänen, producer: Pentti Väliahdet/YLE/TV1YLE Broadcasting Company, Finland
GÖRAN EMERIUS for ”IN THE LAND OF THE WHITE BLACK BEAR”
DAVID KINSELLA for the film ”TO BUILD A MEMORY UPON ONESELF”
Special mention for creative and experimental film work.
Special mention for sincere covering of provincial life.
QIMMIT – A Clash of two truths
Special mention for investigative Documentary