WINNERS OF NIFF 2016
Best Documentary Short:
Raised by Krump
Motivation: A gorgeous film which captures a unique movement, and that celebrates both the art, the story and the people behind it.
Best Nordic Short:
The Art of Not Appearing
Motivation: Whimsical and honest, told with heart and humor.
Best Narrative Short:
Motivation: Compelling, heartfelt and funny, telling a story full of love and integrity about one of the defining moment in our lives.
Best Documentary Feature:
Motivation: Told with love and sincerity, this documentary beautifully navigates both the story, and the story behind the story.
Best Nordic Feature:
Motivation: Flirting with a greek tragedy, this unexpected story tells us about the beauty and conflict with human connection.
Best Narrative Feature:
The Salton Sea
Motivation: Intriguing, tense and thrilling, this fine-tuned and subtle film aces in every aspect of independent filmmaking.
Arnar Thor Thorisson (A Reykjavik Porno)
Motivation: Through outstanding work, the cinematography heightened and seduced the jury, creating gorgeous layers in an entangled story.
Veena Sud (The Salton Sea)
Motivation: With tenderness and integrity, the relationship between both the characters and their surroundings gets told with utmost proficiency and nuance.
Best Male Actor:
Albert Halldórsson (A Reykjavik Porno)
Motivation: A brave and completely committed performance, connecting to a troubled character and creating a layered inner life.
Best Female Actor:
Diarra Kilpatrick (The Salton Sea)
Motivation: For her strong choices and commitment to the craft and her extraordinary way of living through the life of her character.
Motivation: Truly innovative and brave, this film chose to strip away everything but the communication between two people. Exceptional in forward thinking filmmaking.