Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival (BIEFF) 2011
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BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD, offered by KODAK // HOW TO PICK BERRIES (2010, Finland, Elina Talvensaari)
Jury motivation: "The jury decided to give the Award for Best Cinematography to the film "How to pick berries" for the courageous and imaginative way in which the director uses powerful images to show the reality of global economy versus human nature. It is remarkable how the gradation of the visual exercise builds up a powerful mental reaction.This fillm at the border between documentary and science-fiction has a strong imaginative impact."
'How to Pick Berries' / 'Miten marjoja poimitaan' (19', 2010, Finlanda, Elina Talvensaari)
BIEFF 2011 International Competition
BIEFF 2011 Tampere Film Festival 2011
Economy is stranger than fiction. Visitors from a distant place appear in the misty swamps of Northern Finland. As harmless as they are, their foreign presence unwittingly disrupts the pace of local habits. They have come to look for berries, an activity that all of a sudden seems to embody all the values of local culture. Who is to blame and where do the profits end up? 'How to Pick Berries' is an exploration of Finnish mind and the absurdities of global economy.
Best Documentary Award - Tampere ISFF 2011
Venice IFF Orrizonti 2010
San Sebastian IFF 2010- International Film Student Meeting Awards, 2nd prize
IDFA Amsterdam 2010
Golden Mikeldi Award for Documentary - Bilbao 2010
MOMA - Museum of Modern Art New York 2011
Prémio RTP2 Onda Curta - Indielisboa 2011
Centre Pompidou Paris 2011
Best musical Creation Award - Premiers Plans IFF Angers 2011
DocPoint Helsinki 2011
Recontres Henri Langlois, International Film Schools Festival Poitiers 2010
DOCAVIV IDFF 2011
London IDFF 2011