Three Chicago top prizes for Norwegian kidpics

Norwegian films collected three first prizes at the 26th Chicago International Children’s Film Festival – North America’s largest showcase for kidpics, screening 250 films to audiences exceeding 25,000 – which ended on Nov. 1, announces the Norwegian Film Institue

The Adult Jury named Jesper W Nielsen’s Through A Glass, Darkly (I et speil i en gåte) Best Live-Action Feature, and the Children’s Jury presented it with a Certificate of Excellence. The film also received a nice review in Variety, see link under.

Anita Killi’s Angry Man (Sinna mann) won for Best Animated Short Film (Adult Jury), and Edvard Granum Dillner’s Hot (Varmt) for Best Child-Produced Short Film (Children’s Jury).

Since 2004 Norwegian cinema has not left the festival without an award – last year Grethe Bøe’s Titanic’s Ten Lives (Titanics ti liv) received top honours from the Children’s Jury.

Read the review of Through A Glass, Darkly from Variety magazine

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