The overall theme of Sweden's major film event, the Gothenburg Film Festival, was the blues, but after its 27th edition, there was nothing to be blue about but the weather.

Early estimates indicate an increase in the already impressive admission numbers, and so did the number of attendees for the festival's market section, the Nordic Event.

However, the main competition jury picked out a surprise winner for the Nordic Film Award, when they gave $27,000 (SEK200,000) and the festival's Film Dragon to Carl Johan De Geer's experimental autobiographical documentary Hiding Behind The Camera Part 2 (pictured).

Audience favourite, Thomas Alfredson's Rotterdam entry Four Shades Of Brown had to do with the Church of Sweden Film Award and the Kodak Nordic Vision Award for best cinematography.

Swedish newcomer Teresa Fabik's coming-of-age drama The Ketchup Effect (Hip Hip Hora!) took the Canal+ Award, while the FIPRESCI jury singled out J-P Siili's dark Finnish drama Young Gods.

At the well attended Nordic Event, this year's biggest attraction was not so much the screened films, but the new Work in Progress program.

Here a number of new films from the Nordic region were presented in different stages of production from the rough dailies of Joakim Ersgaard's English-language thriller Rancid and Erik Poppe's multi-layered drama Hawai.Oslo to the trailer from Hella Joof's gospel romance Oh Happy Days.

Gunnar Karlsson's unusual 3D animated Anna And The Moods was another project, which the festival attendees from Toronto, Karlovy Vary, London and Shanghai among others, got an early taste of.