47:e festivalen 26 jan - 4 feb, 2024

They compete in Nordic Documentary Competition

47:e festivalen
26 Jan -
4 Feb, 2024

Eight films are nominated for the Dragon Award Best Nordic Documentary. The winner receives services from the post production company Chimney for a value of SEK 250 000 (approx. 24 000 €) which makes the award one of the largest in the Nordic countries for documentary film. 

The nominees are:

A House Made of Splinters

Simon Lereng Wilmont

Delicate and up-close in a masterful portrayal of the children and life at a special orphanage in eastern Ukraine where the staff do everything they can to create the sense of security missing beyond the walls.

Historjá – Stitches for Sapmí

Thomas Jackson

Nature comes alive in a stunningly beautiful story about the Sámi worldview and mythology, but also about the acute challenges of today, portrayed through the artist Britta Marakatt-Labba’s work and life story.

The Mission

Tania Anderson

Mormons on a mission, who in their zeal to get others to discover the Word of God, find themselves in a religious coming-of-age story from one of the world’s most hard-to-convert nations.

Kandis for Life

Jesper Dalgaard

Danish "dansband" king with family trauma acts as a personal savior in an emotional journey into a magical musical universe where heart always comes with heartache and music is better than therapy.

Good Life

Marta Dauliute, Viktorija Šiaulyte

Visionary ideas for the future take shape in an exclusively neoliberal collective in central Stockholm where entrepreneurship has come to be something far more than the implementation of a business idea.

Love & Divorce

Maud Nycander

Maud Nycander (Citizen Schein, GFF 2017) explores life’s great relationship puzzles in a warmingly human documentary about two adults who have decided to get a divorce as the only way to continue feeling love.

Golden Land

Inka Achté

Finnish family returns to Somaliland to dig for riches on inherited land in a finely polished documentary about entrepreneurial dreams, cultural clashes, and how it really is to sit on a gold mine.

Name of the Game

Håvard Bustnes

Multifaceted and reflective portrayal of the #MeToo-accused Norwegian top-politician, Trond Giske, trying to reestablish his political career.

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