Jens Jonsson was the big winner at the 18th edition of the Umea International Film Festival, winning two out of the festival's three awards, including the youth jury prize for one of his competing films, Headway.

Jonsson's The Spade also won the Jameson Short Film Award. The film was rewarded "for depicting the lifelong conflict between two women in the Swedish countryside in a universally convincing and skillful way".

The festival's Filmblicken award for the best best regional production was won by Allan Gustafsson's The Dorm.