More than half of the 11 features in competition at this years Copenhagen International Film Festival went home with an award.
The main winners were Nordic films. Ake Sandgrens To Love Someone was the only film to win two awards taking home the script prize to Kim Fupz Aakesson and the Best Actress award for Sofia Ledarp.
Danish scriptwriter Fupz Aakesson was given the Honorary Award of the festival due to his many scripts for directors a s diverse as Susanne Bier (The One And Only), Annette K. Olesen (In Your Hands), Jacob Thuesen (Accused) and Pernille Fischer Christensen (A Soap).
Ragnar Bragason from Iceland took home the Best Film award for Children depicting the bottom of the society in Reykjavik and Norwegian colleague Marius Holst won Best Director for Mirush a cross European drama with roots in Kosovo. Cannes favourite The Bands Visit won the Jurys Special Prize and David Mackenzies Hallam Foe was acknowledged for Best photography. The competition was tough this year as usually well rewarded directors like Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi, Stefan Ruzowitsky and Sam Garbarski went home empty handed.
Winners in full:
Best Director: Marius Holst (Mirush)
Best Film: Ragnar Bragason (Children)
Best Actor: Mathieu Amalric (Heartbeat Detector)
Best Actress: Sofia Ledarp (To Love Someone)
Best Script: Kim Fupz Aakeson (To Love Someone)
Best Cinematography: Giles Nuttgens (Hallam Foe)
Grand Jury Special Price: Eran Kolirin (The Band's Visit)
The Alice Award: Marion Hänsel (Sounds of sand)