Winners of Oulu International Youth Film Festival 2011

28.11.2011 |

On the 27 November the 30th ARS BALTICA accredited Oulu International Children’s and Youth Film Festival in Finland ended. Now the winners of the Festival are announced.

There were five different prizes awarded in five different juries.

Since 1992 a children's jury has awarded the Kaleva prize of 3000 euros to the director of the best film in competition at the Oulu International Children's and Youth Film Festival.This year it goes to Iris by Ulrika Bengts.

The Finnish Evangelic-Lutheran Church grants a 1500 euro prize to a Finnish feature or short film for children or young people. The award is intended to support Finnish films for children and young people and encourage film makers to examine Christian responsibility and values.This year it goes to the film "The little snow animal".

Here is a short overview about the winners 2011:

The Kaleva Award: "Iris" by Ulrika Bengts

The CIFEJ Award: “Lost in Africa” by Vibeke Muasya

The ECFA Award: "On the Sly" by Olivier Ringer

The Church Media Foundation Prize: "The Little Snow Animal" by Miia Tervo

The Northern Film and Media Foundation POEM's Little Bear Award: Producer Mikael Wahlforss

For the complete reviews of the jurys and all prizes, please click here.

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