Scandinavian productionstook top honours at Sunday's closing gala of the 12th Athens International FilmFestival-Opening Nights Conn-X, obtaining all three major awards.
The Swedish/Danishco-production Farval Falkenberg(Falkenberg Farewell), directed by first timer Jesper Ganslandt was named BestFilm. The director was present to receive the Golden Athena Award of $9,560(7,500 Euros).
The Best Direction awardwent to the Norwegian production DenBrysomme Mannen (The Bothersome Man) by Jens Lien.
The Best Screenplay awardwent to Kim Fupz Aakeson and Pernille Fischer Christensen for the Danishproduction En Soap (A Soap), directedby Fischer Christensen.
The official jury for the 15-title-strong competitive section was formed by 18- to25-year-old cinephiles from EU member countries.
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Attendance for the 11-dayevent saw 48,800 admissions.