And the Winner is….

I just received word that Shadow of a Midsummer Night a short film that I co-wrote with director Stian Einar Forgaard has taken home the first prize in the 11th annual ViewFinders: International Film Festival for Youth.

Produced by the Atlantic Film Festival, the 11th annual ViewFinders: International Film Festival for Youth is a week-long festival of film, video and media for youth in Canada. A jury consisting of young people between 12 to 16 years did the honors. Interested youths applied for the chance to be in the jury and Senior Programmer of the Atlantic Film Festival, Ron Foley MacDonald gave the jurors a crash course in film critiques and provided them with important insight into what it is like to be part of a film jury.

Shadow of a Midsummer Night has previously won 2nd Prize, Live-action Short Film  in the 28th  the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival in October 2011, awarded by the Children’s Jury.

The film is doing its rounds at festivals worldwide and has also been screened in the Norwegian Short Film Festival in Grimstad, The Norwegian Film Festival in Haugesund, The New York International Children’s Film Festival, Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth in Vancouver and will be screened later this year at the 42nd Giffoni Film Festival in Italy.

Filmeditor Erik Andersson was recently nominated in the category «Editing» at GRAND OFF – World Independent Film Awards in Warsawa.

The film is produced by Phantom film.