Umeå Film Festival awards three prizes each year during the film festival. Storspoven of SEK 25,000 given to the best film in the section Perspective from the north. And Rödspoven of SEK 10,000 which is given to a current European documentary film that works with an important contemporary issue. In 2021, we also handed out the School Cinema Audience Award, where high school students in Umeå got to vote for their favorite of the nominated films for Storspoven.

Nominated films for Storspoven 2023
Tankar i hatten by Gerd Aurell & Micael Norberg
Boys by André Vaara
Glenn, the Great Nature Lover by Anna Erlandsson
The Lonely Cougar and The Heartbroken Stud by Jana Bringlöv Ekspong
Unborn Biru by Inga Elin Marakatt
Inte redo by Polina Blag

Nominated films for Rödspoven 2023
Girl Gang by Susanne Regina Meures
Knit’s Island by Ekiem Barbier, Guilhem Causse & Quentin L’Helgouac’
What We See by Lucy Tulugarjuk & Carol Kunnuk

The Winners will selected by and extern jury and announced December 1th during Film I Västerbottens mingle, read more here.


Here you can see previous years’ winners.