Starting this year, the festival introduces the new film award Rödspoven, which is a migratory bird that is sometimes seen in Västerbotten, the prize of SEK 10,000 goes to a documentary film with a focus on a current and important topic. In 2021, films with a focus on climate change will compete to be the first to win the prize. With the award, we want to draw attention to the documentary genre, but also to current issues that we face in our time. The winner of Rödspoven will be presented at Bildmuseet on 28 November. Rödspoven is handed out in collaboration with Umeå Energi.
This years’ jury:
Gunilla Samberg is an artist working in Umeå. Climate change, feminism and democracy are recurring themes that result in performances, actions, objects and public figures.
Jenny Kejerhag is a journalist and works for the magazine Miljö & Utveckling. She writes about the environment, climate and sustainability issues and different solutions to achieve different climate goals. She has previously worked for SVT, Swedish Radio and Östersunds-Posten.
Lars Östlund is a professor in forest ecology at SLU and works with research concerning the forest’s historical development, nature conservation and cultural environmental protection in forests. One of his latest research projects is about the use of hormoslyr in forestry during the middle of the 20th century.