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Stockholm International Film Festival 2010: Winners: WINTER’S BONE, Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence, Winter's Bone

Winter’s Bone, Jennifer Lawrence, Debra Granik and other winners of the 2010 Stockholm International Film Festival have been announced. The  21st Annual Stockholm Film Festival is “an annual film festival held in Stockholm, Sweden. It was launched in 1990 and has been held every year in the second half  of November. The film voted by a jury as the best in the competition section receives the Bronze Horse (Bronshästen).” This year’s festival ran from November 17, 2010 to November 28, 2010. The full listing of the winners for the 2010 Stockholm International Film Festival are below.

Debra Granik

Best Film

Winter’s Bone by Debra Granik

By unanimous decision, the jury surrendered to a world so fully described by the director and a protagonist’s dilemma in a community seldom represented in America. Through her heroine, the director paints an original portrait of a matriarchy who, by turns, warns, punishes, and ultimately offers an unlikely deliverance. The story and performances worked together to realize an uncompromised vision.

Jennifer Lawrence, Winter's Bone

Best Actress

Jennifer Lawrence n Winter’s Bone

She contains multitudes. Hardened by an independence gained much too soon in life, this actress skillfully explores the unyielding territory patrolled by modern drugs, rudimentary survival, and an ironclad matriarchy. She is, by turns, both subtle and ferocious – and this actress made the powerful choice of always being guided by a wounded and overwhelming love.

George Pistereanu

Best Actor

George Pistereanu in If I Want To Whistle, I Whistle

He convinced us that his dilemma was real. Forcing us to sympathize with his desperate actions. His performance left us breathless.

Bi, Don't Be Afraid

Best First Feature

Bi, Don’t Be Afraid by Phang Dang di

In his depiction of a Vietnamese family, before and after a death, this director captures abundant glimpses of people who are revealed through behavior rather than conventional plot. His eye is uncanny in his acute observations of how people are, resulting in one shimmering moment after another. The life of the child captured on film is nothing short of enchanting. As he unfolds his story of people struggling to escape from their loneliness, he allows us to be his intimate witness.

Animal Kingdom

Best Screenplay

David Michôd for Animal Kingdom

For knife-like precision, innovation and the highest level of craftsmanship.

Animal Kingdom

Best Cinematography

Pham Quang Minh for Bi, Don’t Be Afraid

For poetic and dignified simplicity and subtle technical perfection.

Sound of Noise

Jameson Film Music Award

Magnus Börjesson and Fred Avril for Sound of Noise

With great innovation and skill the score elevates the story to becoming a unique, entertaining and magical film.


Honorable mention

Neds by Peter Mullan

The jury would like to present a special mention to a director whose sure hand with his ensemble cast and total commitment to his young protagonists showed such skill that we were fully transported to an unstable time – the teenage years – peopled with rich and real characters.

Out of Love

Best Short Film

Out of Love by Birgitte Staermose

The prize for Best Short Film goes to a sensitive, delicate film that pushes boundaries. It succeeds in bringing you close to the characters without a stroke of sentimentality.


Short Film Honorable mention

Megaheavy by Fenar Ahmad

With a perfect balance of genuine characters, rough music and a detailed aesthetics, the film captures the youthful feeling in style.


Telia Film Award

Monga by Doze Niu

In a unanimous decision, the Jury has decided to award a personal narrative which adds necessary freshness to its genre; a story in which everything, from aesthetics, scenography and characters, radiates an honest love to the film medium.

Debra Granik

Fipresci – The International Film Critics Prize for Best Film

Winter’s Bone by Debra Granik

The originality of the script, the delicacy of the directing, the accuracy of the dialogue, the pure beauty of the natural setting… The rough edges of family life, the frailty of the human condition in harsh Ozark country… We have been seduced by everything.


1km film scholarship

Hugo Lilja for Återfödelsen

For reaching character depth and emotional engagement in a skillfully drawn and believable fantasy world. For having proved, with naturalness and visual elegance, to be able to create and sustain a unique and multi layered story.


1km film honorable mention

Karsan Kader for Bekas

For an impressive display of cinematical strength, where emotions whirl and the most beautiful of frames move the story forward.

Something begins, something ends

1km film honorable mention

Mikael Bundsen for Something begins, something ends

For being able, at a remarkably young age, to capture the realism, strength and the many confusions of lost youth.

Alicia Vikander

L’Oréal Paris Rising Star

Alicia Vikander

Silver Audience Award

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