Dragon Award and Saepmie-premiere!
One of the film’s amazing extras, Jon Nejla Kappfjell, holding the statue of the Dragon Award after the screening of Sami Blood in Tråante
Our co-production Sami Blood reaches home after his odyssey on the world’s festivals. At the Gothenburg Film Festival, all four screenings were sold out, and the film won the main prize Dragon Award – Best Nordic Film, the world’s largest film award with a cash prize of one million crowns!
After Gothenburg Sami Blood premiered on Sami land in Trondheim at the great 100th anniversary of the first Sami joint country meeting February 6, 1917. It was a very special screening with very nice response from the almost exclusively Sami audience. We say again congratulations to Director Amanda Kernell and the main producer Lars G Lindström Nordisk Film!
The Comet in competition at The Berlinale
Today Berlin Film Festival released the upline of films in the short film competition. Victor Lindgrens “The Comet” is the only Swedish film in competition at this years edition of Berlinale Shorts.The Comet is an interpretation of Melker Garay’s original story with the same title.
23 films from 19 countries will be competing for the Golden and the Silver Bear as well as the Audi Short Film Award, worth € 20,000, and a nomination for the European Film Awards at the 2017 edition of Berlinale Shorts.
Read the press release from The Berlinale
In cinemas on 3rd March
Short news: Sami blood has official Swedish cinema premiere on 3rd March.
Two prices to Sami blood in Tokyo
Tokyo Int. Film Festival praises Sami blood! Bautafilm wich to congratulate everyone involved in our co-production, espescially director Amanda Kernell and lead actress Lene Sparrok, of course!
The film is aworded the Special Jury Aeard and Lene Sparrok Best Actress Award. The jury’s statement was made by the chairman of the jury, director Jean-Jacques Beineix:
– She just appears, and with one glimse at her, the character exists and captures us. We will never forget her. She’s a natural, he said. Writes TT.
“A Bastard Child” World Premiere at IDFA
Today IDFA announced the line up of films in competition at the festival 2016. Our production A Bastard Child (Horungen) by Knutte Wester gets world premiere and are competing for the IDFA Award for Best Mid-Length Documentary, the IDFA Special Jury Award for Mid-Length Documentaryand the IDFA Audience Award.
IDFA are taking place in Amsterdam November 16-27 2016.
A Bastard Child is produced by Bautafilm in co-production with SVT and Knut Skoglund, Pomor Film AS. With support from The Swedish Film Institute, Nordnorskt Filmsenter, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee and Film i Västerbotten.
IDFA press release
A Bastard Child (Horungen) Home page
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Best word documentary
The prize “Best World Documentary” was awarded to our documentary Nuclear Neighbour at the Harlem International Film Festival. We are super excited! In October, the film will be shown in Toronto at Planet in Focus 17th annual Environmental Film Festival.
Two prices at Venice days
Bautafilm was present in Venedig for the world premiere of Sami Blood. An appreciated screening with lots of feelings. The film war awarded twice: director Amanda Kernell recieved the Feodora, for best first time director and also Europa Cinema Label, for distribution in Europe.
Sami blood world premiere in Venice.
Our co-production with Nordisk Film, the feature Sami blood directed by Amanda Kernell, first ever screening will be at Venice Days in the beginning of September, compeeting against 12 films for the prestigeous price.