BUFF Malmö - The International Children's and Young People's Film Festival 2015

09.03.2015 to 14.03.2015
Church of Sewden Youth Film Award 2015

Bishop Johan Tyrberg at the award ceremony

On Friday, March 13th, the winners of the BUFF Malmö 2015 were announced. The best children's film (City of Malmö's Children's Film Prize) became Life According to Nino, directed by Simone van Dusseldorp, Netherlands 2014. The huge winner of the evening however was X+Y , directed by Morgan Matthews, UK 2014, which received no less than three prizes: The Church of Sweden Youth Film Award, the Prize of the Young Film Jury, and the European Children's Film Association Award. It is about an autistic youth who has a special gift for mathematics. “The film depicts a grieving process with all the suffering involved. But the story conveys strong hope that we can live our lives even though we don’t understand everything. The nice thing about the film is that love, on various levels, is what breaks the paralysis of grief,” says Beatrice Lönnqvist, chair of the jury for the Church of Sweden’s Youth Film Award. The award was presented by Bishop Johan Tyrberg.

Church of Sweden Youth Film Award

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The adaptation’s difficult-to-interpret mathematics is conveyed with cutting humour, charm and intelligence. A film about breaking your loneliness and learning to like someone else more than ice cream. (Photo: © Origin Pictures)

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At the International Children's and Young People's Film Festival in Malmö 2015 the Church of Sweden Youth Film Award was conferred to "X+Y" by British film director Morgan Matthews.