… and the winner is Håvard Bustnes with ’The Golden Dawn Case’!
The winner of Eurimages Award was announced at CPH:DOX’s Danish Party last night. The prize is awarded to the strongest project at CPH:FORUM, and this year the Norwegian documentary filmmaker Håvard Bustnes drew the longest straw with his upcoming film ‘The Golden Dawn Case’, in which we follow three female characters as they fight to keep the Golden Dawn party alive after the imprionment and ongoing trial of the party’s leadership.
The producer and directors comments after winning the prize:
“This is a big inspiration. I would also like to thank all of our other financiers and partners for their support. Now it is up to us to make this film as good as possible.”
Producer Christian Falch added:
“First of all I would like to thank the jury for this very generous and amazing prize. It is truly useful since we are in a critical phase of the production and leaving to Greece for more shooting this Sunday.”
The jury decided to award the Eurimages prize to ‘The Golden Dawn Case’ by Håvard Bustnes for the following reasons:
“Given the urgency of the documentary’s subject matter in the current European context, for having gained rare access to characters that are more real than life and for finding a location that is an intimate window from which the characters’ personalities and political views can be observed.”
About Eurimages Award
The Eurimages Co-Production Development Award of €15,000 is awarded to CPH:FORUM’s best pitch. It is the third year in a row the prize is awarded at CPH:FORUM. This year’s Eurimages jury consisted of Pierre Drouot, CEO of Flanders Audiovisual Fund and representing Eurimages, Alessandro Raja, CEO of Festival Scope, and Noemi Ferrer Schwenk, Head of the International Department at The Danish Film Institute.