Filmmaker of the year: Kenneth Branagh

Kenneth Branagh

Chosen by jury.

Kenneth Branagh wrote the screenplay for, and directed the film Belfast, where he tells the story in a close, suggestive and creative way.

(The film Belfast has won several awards around the world during 2021)

Best Swedish Film of the Year: Pleasure

Screenplay/Directing: Ninja Thyberg

Chosen by voting online.

A film that dares to challenge the viewer and go beyond the usual boundaries.

(This film had its premiere in 2021; was nominated in several categories at the Guldbagge Awards 2022)

Miniroom.se children and youth talent prize: Simon Larson

Simon Larson portrays Karl-Bertil in ”Sagan om Karl-Bertil Jonssons julafton” in a natural and convincing way.

Chosen by jury. (This film which had its premiere in 2021 was nominated in several categories at the Guldbagge Awards 2022)

The New Star Prize: Sofia Kappel

She has the main role in the film “Pleasure” where she creates a role that feels obvious, convincing and comes through the screen in an expressive way. Chosen by jury.

(Pleasure had its premiere in 2021; was nominated in several categories at the Guldbagge Awards 2022)

Jury Talent Award: Cecilia Säverman

Cecilia is an actor who writes screenplays and directs films in a skilful way.

Chosen by jury.

Her latest film “A film about nice guys” was nominated in different categories at Västerås Film Festival 2021.

Regional Award: Frida Kempff

She has directed the film “Knocking” and shows that with small means she can create great tension and drama.

Chosen by jury.

(Knocking had its premiere in 2021 and was nominated in several categories at Guldbagge Awards 2022)

Best Swedish Commercial: Production company Åkestam Holst / Ikea ”Still Standing”

Chosen by voting online.

The commercial depicts the family’s stressed life in different ways, where the target group is clear and concrete. Everyone who has children and family recognizes the different situations in the film as a part of life. The commercial ends with harmony and the wonderful moment that an Ikea product (armchair) can create.

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