Festival prizes for The Angel, Yatzy and ORPS

At the Black Nights Film Festival in Tallinn, Estonia, Marie Bonnevie received the Best Actress Award for Margreth Olin’s The Angel  (Engelen), which has so far sold 90,000 tickets in Norwegian cinemas. Gunnar Vikene’s Vegas was named Best Film for Young Audiences, and Katja Eyde Jacobsen’s Yatzy was given a Special Mention at the festival, which ended on December 6.


Maria Bonnevie as Lea in The Angel | Margreth Olin, 2009

On November 29,  Atle Knudsen’s ORPS–The Movie left the Stuttgarter Kinderfilmtage with the top prize – the Charly Award and €5,000 cash – decided by the German festival’s jury of six children. A spin-off from the NRK television series, and produced by Olav Øen for Monster Film,

ORPS–The Movie was domestically released in March to reach 105,000 admissions.

Source: Norwegian Film Institute

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