“Tiger Milk” Wins Best Narrative Feature At The Nordic International Film Festival 2018

Tiger Milk wins Best Narrative Feature and Denmark wins Best Nordic Feature at the 2018 Nordic International Film Festival.

Tiger Milk

Tiger Milk has triumphed at the Nordic International Film Festival 2018 awards, winning Best Narrative Film. The German entry from writer-director Ute Wieland tells the story of two inseparable best friends Nini (Flora Thiemann) and Jameelah (Emily Kusche) who, while living near to each other in a working class Berlin housing project and attending the same school, share a passion for Tiger Milk, a drink made with milk, brandy and fruit juice.

While navigating typical and not-so typical teenage issues – sex, love, drugs, alcohol – their futures become less certain after they witness a murder. “Wieland’s adaptation of Stefanie De Velasco’s best-selling novel skilfully relays the relevant social tension of the source material and draws performances from the young protagonists that offer an authenticity rarely seen in coming-of-age films,” notes americancinemathequecalendar.com.

Nordic International Film Festival

Tiger Milk, the big winner at this year’s NIFF awards, is indicative of the incredibly strong work exhibited this season, with many of the nominated and winning filmmakers attending the event at Scandinavia House.

The winners received prizes to a total value of over 10,000 USD. A week-long trip with accommodation in a cottage on Faroe Islands from Visit Faroe Island, Products from Face Stockholm, L:A Bruket and Fjällräven, a half day editing or color grading service from Incline Productions and a sound mixing session at CDM Sound Studio.

Noted for encouraging and connecting filmmakers from all over the world, all films officially selected for the festival will be offered distribution assistance by NIFF.

The full list of winners is below:

TIGER MILK
WINNER – BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE

CAROLINE
WINNER – BEST NARRATIVE SHORT

ISABELLA EKLÖF
WINNER – BEST DIRECTOR, HOLIDAY

FREDERIKKE DAHL HANSEN
WINNER – BEST FEMALE ACTOR, DENMARK

DENMARK
WINNER – BEST NORDIC FEATURE

ABU ADNAN: ADNAN’S FATHER
WINNER – BEST NORDIC SHORT

NEXT STOP
HONORABLE MENTION – NORDIC SHORT

JANNE PUUSTINEN
BOODI KABBANI

WINNER – BEST MALE ACTOR, A MOMENT IN THE REEDS

VIANEY
WINNER – BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

WAITING FOR DAVID
WINNER – BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT

ALBERT SALAS
WINNER – BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY, OBEY

ZOË QUE
HONORABLE MENTION – CINEMATOGRAPHY, FOGGY DAYS

Amilia Totten
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Amilia Totten is a freelance writer, photographer and erstwhile time-waster. Her eclectic film favourites include the latest Hollywood blockbuster to European avant-garde and the joys of Bollywood.

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