Per Bergman, the prize should encourage young filmmakers to deal with really important issues at a time when the film industry 'looks more and more like a butchery and fornication business.' After winning the jury prize at Cannes, Red Roa d went on to score five Scottish BAFTA honours and two British Independent Film Awards.
The 30th anniversary edition of Scandinavia 's largest film event reached a record number of 122,400 admissions for 700 screenings of 450 films from 68 countries. 'The best festival I have done,' said artistic director Jannike Ahlund of her last programme (she will be succeeded by Marit Kapla).
In the Nordic competition, Swedish director Johan Kling's feature debut, Darling, received the $14,300 (Euros 11,000) Nordic Film Award, while the international critics gave the FIPRESCI prize to Norwegian director Jens Lien's The Bothersome Man. Norwegian cinematographer Harald Paalgard took the Kodak Nordic Vision Award for his work on The Art Of Crying.
Swedish director Nanna Huolman's Kid left with the $7,200 (Euros 5,500) Ecumenical Prize, and Hakon Liu's Lucky Blue with the $29,000 (Euros 22,000) novella film prize from the Swedish Film Institute and Swedish Television SVT. Jonas Holmstrom and Jonas Bergergard's short, Coming Home, won the Synch Leader, $14,300 (Euros 11,000) worth of technical equipment.