'The Runway'

Nordisk Film Foundation's Best Film for Children
Director: Ian Power, Ireland 2010, Original title: 'The Runway'.
Chosen by the children's jury (3,000 euro).

The children's jury's reasoning:
The film we have chosen as the best film has it all - it is funny, touching, different and very moving. All the actors play SO well - they had us in the palm of their hand! The film is about the serious matter of missing your dad - or A dad - to the bone! Yet it's very warm and funny and makes you smile constantly.

Members of the children's jury: Josefine Eschen Phillips, Jonathan Emil Hoff Holstrup, Anarim El-Chahabi, Amal Aoulad Hammou, Manne Godsk Scheef and Johanne Von Scholten.

Ask von der Hagen in 'The Liverpool Goalie'

Nordisk Film Foundation's Best Child Actor
Director: Arild Andresen, Norway 2010, Original title: 'Keeper'n til Liverpool'.
Chosen by the children's jury (1,000 euro).

The children's jury's reasoning:
We have also experienced many great child actors during the festival. We have chosen to reward an actor who plays a really difficult role: He plays a geek who's very awkward. But he does it in a very convincing way and we actually believe that he's not a geek in real life, but his moves, attitude, facial expressions and way of speaking makes it hard for us not to reward him.

Members of the children's jury: Josefine Eschen Phillips, Jonathan Emil Hoff Holstrup, Anarim El-Chahabi, Amal Aoulad Hammou, Manne Godsk Scheef and Johanne Von Scholten.

'The Liverpool Goalie'

Danish Film Directors' Best Film for Children
Director: Arild Andresen, Norway 2010, Original title: 'Keeper'n til Liverpool'.
Chosen by the international jury (3,000 euro).

The international jury's reasoning:
This film succeeds to entertain, amuse and excite an audience of school children as well as adults, fulfilling its fine intentions as a unified whole. Though totally loyal to the point of view of its early teenage-protagonist, this genuine 'family film' has an amusing or touching story to tell about every single character or at least an indication of the character's life, often by means of small but significant observations. It is hard not to love a film so saturated with humour and hope in its clear storyline about a loser becoming a winner, thanks to human and intellectual capacities rather than athletic ones.

Members of the international jury: Program advisor Renata Zylla, journalist Søren Vinterberg, Festival director Antonia Grimaldi, actor Laus Høybye and script writer Ib Kastrup.

'Wunderkinder'

Danish Writer's Guild's Best Screenplay for Children
Script: Stephen Glantz, Kris Karathomas, Markus Rosenmüller and Rolf Schübel, Germany 2011, Original title: 'Wunderkinder'.
Chosen by the international jury (3,000 euro).

The international jury's reasoning:
The award is conferred on a film which successfully combines individual human stories with horrifying moments of our common History in a way that makes you appreciate the subtle and precise solutions of the script all the way through. Never the less non-verbal communication is an essential part of the story. The children's special gift is the music, the essential non-verbal communication in the film. Only an extremely careful script could make the music so well integrated in the storyline, even as a turning point in the plot. Indeed the musical performance of these children is a question of life or death.

Members of the international jury: Program advisor Renata Zylla, journalist Søren Vinterberg, Festival director Antonia Grimaldi, actor Laus Høybye and script writer Ib Kastrup.

'I Miss You'

Best Youth Film
Director: Anders Grönros, Sweden 2011, Original title: 'Jag Saknar Dig'.
Chosen by the youth jury (3,000 euro).

The youth jury's reasoning.
The film is brave and dares to reflect a serious subject without being unrealistic or too much. The film
beautifully describes how sorrow effects us and how we move on in a reality that doesn't always turn out as you had imagined. A beautiful film about love for your siblings and about loosing someone.


Special Mention - Youth Film: 'Lollipop Monster'

The youth jury's reasoning:
We would like to give a special mention to a film that uses completely different instruments than this year's winner. It works very well and it's very catchy. 'Lollipop Monster' gets this special mention for its imagery and an exciting story even though it's hard to explain. It is the most original film of the competition.

Members of the youth jury: Markus Rygaard, Frederikke Thomassen, Karla Løkke and Nikolaj Støvring Hansen.

'You Don't Like the Truth: 4 Days Inside Guantanamo'

Best documentary
Directors: Luc Coté and Patricio Henriques, Austria and Canada 2010, Original title: 'You Don't Like the Truth: 4 Days Inside Guantanamo'.
Chosen by the short and documentaries jury (2,000 euro).

The short and documentaries jury's reasoning.
The jury has chosen to give the award for the best documentary film to a film that tells a shocking and relevant story about the fate of a 15 year-old boy. The film is an indignant call of justice for a boy that has become the victim of a game of high politics. It tells its story with a confident use of effects, and style and substance interacts convincingly. Slowly the extent and seriousness of the boy's situation is unveiled and you are captured from start to end.

Members of the short and documentaries jury: producer and director Camilla Ramonn, consultant at DFI Martin Brandt-Pedersen and director Esben Tønnesen.

'The Confession'

Best Short Film
Director: Tanel Toom, England 2010, Original title: 'The Confession'
Chosen by the short and documentaries jury (2,000 euro).

The short and documantaries jury's reasoning.
The jury has chosen to give the award for best short fiction film to a film that is extraordinarily consistent in all aspects. The film is told in an amazing, cinematic fashion especially in its imagery, and the lead character's realistic and subdued acting bear witness to this film's seriousness towards its young audience without talking down to them. The story is at times somewhat rough but we never loose contact with or sympathy for the boy who's preparing his first confession.


Special Mention - Short Film: 'I am round'

The short and documentaries jury's reasoning
The jury has chosen to give a special mention to this film because it is an original version of a recognizable theme. The film is about being different and not fitting into the world (or box) where you are born. It is a simple and precise story that touches your heart with a sympathetic and touching lead character you cannot help but love. The film lives in the way the simplistic scenes are told, and without any dialogue it carries us through an exceptional universe that holds a lot of spirit.

Members of the short and documentaries jury: producer and director Camilla Ramonn, consultant at DFI Martin Brandt-Pedersen and director Esben Tønnesen.

'The Magicians'

Politiken Audience Award
Director: Joram Lürsen, Netherlands 2010, Original titel: 'Het Geheim'.
Chosen by the audience.

Politiken supports the audience's favourite film by launching it in Danish cinemas.