Awards and Jury

The second edition of Film Fest Sundsvall will award three films, one in each competition: Norrland Shorts, Nordic Mid and Postcards from the World.

Jury:

Norrland Shorts 

Philip Ilson (UK)
Artistic Director of the London Short Film Festival, which he co-founded in 2004. He is also the short film programmer for the BFI London Film Festival, and has worked as a freelance programmer, including at the East End Film Festival (London), Cork Film Festival (Ireland), and the Branchage Festival (Jersey), Latitude music festival, and at Curzon Soho Cinema.

Dagmara Romanowska (Poland)
Film journalist, collaborating with the Polish Filmmakers Association (SFP), the Magazyn Filmowy and sfp.org.pl website. For many years now, she has been associated with Onet.pl website, right now as a correspondent. Curator of the short film section at the Krakow Film Festival. Film studies from the Jagiellonian University (Krakow) and Middlesex University (London). Her articles and interviews can be found in several magazines and books in Poland.

Frida Hyvönen (Sweden)
Swedish pop musician and composer from Robertsfors with six albums to her credit. The debut album Until Death Comeswas released worldwide in 2005 and the latest (but first in Swedish), Kvinnor och barn, came out in 2016. In 2009, Hyvönen was the first Swedish pop artist invited to play a show at Dramaten, the Royal Theatre in Stockholm. Hyvönen received numerous awards for her music, e.g. Swedish Grammis and Dagens Nyheters kulturpris.

Nordic Mid 

Veera Kotila (Finland)
Head of the Short Film Programme of Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy since 2013. She’s also the festival’s producer and in charge of the organization’s year-round and film literacy initiatives. Previously with the Reykjavík International Film Festival and DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival.

Per Fikse (Norway)
Festival director of Minimalen Short Film Festival in Trondheim since 1999, a festival he has programmed for since 1994. The festival had its 31st edition in 2019, screening 200+ films over six days. Per Fikse holds a Master of Management degree from NTNU, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He also works as a Software Development Manager in the private sector.

Alexander Rönnberg (Sweden)
Director, scriptwriter and producer at his own Stockholm based company Silvio Entertainment. Rönnberg directed the shorts BloodyMary (2016) and We’re Still Here (2019) and is the producer of features Alena (2015) and Shop (2019), to mention a few titles.Rönnberg holds a degree from the National Film & Television School, London. At the moment he’s producing a horror TV-series for children and teenagers at SVT.

Postcards from the World

Doc Lounge

Awards:

Norrland Shorts

25 000 SEK from Filmpool inom Region Jämtland Härjedalen, Region Gävleborg, Film i Västerbotten, Filmpool Nord and Film Västernorrland.

Nordic Mid

25 000 SEK from Svenska Filminstitutet.

Postcards from the World

Distribution possibilities through Doc Lounge.