The prize was a big surprise to British animator Laurie Hill.
The Grand Prix of Tampere Film Festival's International Competition was awarded to a fictional film, I Hear Your Scream (Ahendu nde sapukai), directed by Paraguayan Pablo Lamar.
Animator Laurie Hill won the prize of Best Animation in the International Competition with his film, Photograph of Jesus.
A three week train journey was not a vacation for Iris Olsson. Director Olsson and her international film crew shot a short film of the Russian passengers on the Trans-Siberian train. Olsson won Diploma of Merit in the International competition for her documentary.
"The past is stronger than the present." With this phrase begins Peter von Bagh's film Helsinki, Forever. The filmmaker admits to an attraction to nostalgy.
Updated 09 March 2009 13:33