Concerning Violence by Göran Hugo Olsson was awarded with the Cinema Fairbindet prize at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival awards ceremony on Saturday.
The Cinema Fairbindet award recognizes an outstanding feature or documentary film, which inspires by the cinematic creativity. The award-winning film focuses on global development and human rights issues contributing to intercultural dialogue and encouraging audiences to discover new perspectives. The winning film goes on to be screened throughout Germany and will be shown to a wide audience.
Concerning Violence by Göran Hugo Olsson is officially selected to screen in the Panorama Dokumente section of this year's Berlinale Film Festival.
The 2014 Berlin International Film Festival will run from February 6th - 16th. Concerning Violence is one of 16 films chosen for the documentary side of the prestigious Panorama section.
For more information on the Berlinale screenings, visit the festival's website.
Belleville Baby won the Swedish Film Award for Best Documentary 2013
Mia Engberg was at the Awards gala to receive the prize.
Here is a link to the SVT broadcast of the gala, Mia's speech is 51 min 30 sec into the clip
The animated short will have its international premiere in Gothenburg International Film Festival
It will be shown in the short film section Svenska Bilder 3 at GIFF.
On their way home by bike through a deserted industrial area, a mother and her son starts to talk about what happened when our dream of eternal economic growth collided with the peak in global oil production. In a dystopian but plausible picture of the near future, our children make us accountable for today's irresponsible way of living.
Link to the film at GIFF:s webpage here
Link to Maja Lindströms webpage here