Northern Perspectives is the section where Umeå European Film Festival presents
films and filmmakers with roots in the north and we are very happy to show all these fantastic productions. A selection of the films also compete for the festival’s annual film scholarship Storspoven of SEK 25,000. This year’s competition films will also be available to watch on drakenfilm.se from Friday 26 November at 8 pm until the festival’s closing day, Sunday 28 November.
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.
This year’s jury:
Andrea Reuter is a film critic, presenter and producer from Helsinki. She has been the host of the Film Chronicle and producer of Tove! The film about Tove Jansson. Reuter has also been a recurring profile during UEFF as conferences for Industry Day.
Jon Blåhed is a film director born in Gällivare and raised in Tornedalen. He made his debut in 2018 with the documentary Maj Doris and has since made the short story film Turpa Kiinni minun haters and the feature film Inland.
Ninja Thyberg is a film director and is currently working with her first feature film Pleasure, which will be shown during this year’s edition of UEFF. Among other things, she has studied directing at Stockholm University School of Drama and has made several short films in recent years.
2020: Graze (Inga Kempe)
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)