Northern Perspectives is the section where the Umeå European Film Festival presents films and filmmakers originating from the north and we are very happy to be able to show all these amazing productions. A selection of these films are also competing for the festival’s yearly film scholarship Storspoven, and extra fun is also that during the festival week, the films are available online at Draken Film. The winner is chosen by a jury, consisting this year of Hugo Lilja, Clara Bodén and John-Kristian Dalseth. Apart from the Storspoven-nominations, the section also contains the documentary The Magnettes as well as a wonderful collection of short films.
Every year Umeå European Film Festival together with Film i Västerbotten hand out the scholarship Storspoven. It’s awarded to the best film in the festival section Northern perspectives. The competing films are nominated by the festival and the winner is then selected by a jury.
This year’s jury:
Hugo Lilja is a director and cinematographer raised in Umeå. He has studied at the Dramatiska institutet in Stockholm. His latest film Aniara – co-directed with Pella Kågerman – received as much as four Guldbaggar, including for Best Directing.
Clasa Bodén is a director, producer and script writer, born in Umeå and active at Rödön in Jämtland. She is managing the production company Vapen och Dramatik, whose films include her short film Stamnätet as well as the Guldbagge-nominated Lgh+bil+allt jag har och äger.
John-Kristian Dalseth works on the Tromsö International Film Festival (TIFF) as program manager for the section Films From the North. He is also manager of Verdensteatret – the Cinematheque of Tromsö – run by TIFF.
2019: Nuit (Ann Holmgren)
2018: The School Nurse (Anna Brodin & Frida Sandberg)
2017: Heart North (Lisa Josephson & Sophia Josephson)
2016: Sickla (Oscar Byström)
2015: Mommy (Milad Alami)
2014: Paradiset (Amanda Kernell)