Hlynur Pálmason wins top prize at CPH PIX

The main award at CPH PIX 2017, New Talent Grand PIX, has been announced at an award reception in Copenhagen this afternoon. This prize went to the Icelandic debuting filmmaker Hlynur Pálmason for his ‘Winter Brothers’ while Serbian Ivana Mladenovic received a Special Mention for ‘Soldiers. Story from Ferentari’.

The international jury: producer Amanda Livanou (GR), actress and producer Labina Mitevska (MK) and filmmaker Matt Porterfield (US) have selected Icelandic Hlynur Pálmason as winner of the festival’s main competition, New Talent Grand PIX. 11 debuting filmmakers from all over the world were nominated for the prize and 6,000 euro.

The jury members said:

We are delighted to award the New Talent Grand PIX to a filmmaker, who’s confident and daring use of image and sound captivated our senses completely. We were excited by the choices this filmmaker made in every regard, from casting to costumes, colour and production design. – We eagerly await his next work. The New Talent Grand PIX goes to Hlynur Pálmason for ‘Winter Brothers’

 The jury also gave a Special Mention to Serbian Ivana Mladenovic for her Romanian  ‘Soldiers. Story from Ferentari’:

We would like to give a special mention to a filmmaker who’s sensitive portrayal of a Roma community in Bucharest, and the love affair between two oddly matched men, moved us in profound and surprising ways.


The winner of BUSTER’s Best Children’s Film

As part of the festival’s programme for schools and families, BUSTER, the award for Best Children’s Film and 3,000 euro was also handed out during CPH PIX.

A jury consisting of three 12 year old kids has pointed out their favorite film between the eight nominees. The winner was ‘Hunting Flies’ by Norwegian Izer Aliu.


Award Reception

The New Talent Grand PIX award was handed out at a reception this Saturday afternoon in Copenhagen.

Politiken’s Audience Award will be handed out Tuesday 10/10 before the galapremiere of Birgitte Staemose’s ‘Darling’.

CPH PIX continues for four more days in Copenhagen until October 11.