Stuck in Dundalk, the feature debut project by Icelandic born Thordur Pálsson (pictured) won on Friday the coveted NOK 250,000 Nordic Talents Pitch Prize at a ceremony held at the National Film School of Denmark.
The Nordic Talents Special Mention worth NOK 50,000 was granted to Fanni Metelius from Sweden for her fiction project The Boyfriend about breaking up and the difficulty of dealing with a sexless relationship.
The Swedish documentary filmmaker Maria Bäck who had moved the 200+ Nordic Talents audience with her poetic 30 minute film Mother is God portraying her mentally-ill mother, ended up winning the top NOK 250,000 Nordic Talents Pitch Prize for her project I Remember When I Die in which patients will be asked to choose the memory they will think of when they die.
Special Mention to Hlynur Pálmason and Julie Waltersdorph
The NOK 50,000 Nordic Talents Special Mention Prize was handed out to the Icelandic Hlynur Pálmason and Julie Waltersdorph for their project Winter Brothers, a brothers’ odyssey set in a religious worker environment in winter.
The second Nordic Talents Special Mention Prize and its NOK 50,000 development grant was handed out to the Norwegian Film School graduate Liv Karin Dahlstrøm for her project Jarle India Unni, about an elder couple who rediscover lost love during a trip to India.
The National Film School of Denmark came out triumphant of the 11th Nordic Talents Pitch competition when the five member jury including former alumna Lone Scherfig handed out the main Nordic Talent Pitch Prize of NOK 250,000 to Lea Glob for her Human Female Sexuality documentary project.