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Swedish documentary wins twice at the film festival in Tribeca

the ”Scheme-the birds”, which does not yet have a planned american release, was awarded both Best documentary feature and Albert Maysles new documentary director award at the cannes film festival in Tribeca, New York city, during torsdagkvällen. For the former price the laureates were awarded 20,000 dollars, for the other 10.000.

Ellen Fishing and Ellinor Hallin when they just landed in Sweden again.

– We had not even planned on staying for the awards ceremony, but our flight was canceled because of the SAS-the strike... It was just luck that we were left, " says Ellinor Hallin.

" We were very happy only for the first price we got it for new directors. When we were called up on stage again for the best documentary feature, we are not what happened. It was absolutely surreal, " says Ellen Fishing.

documentary feature about the scottish tonårstjejen Gemma, who lives near the violence and crime in a poor area but are looking for protection of his maternal grandfather, duvuppfödaren. Gemma was looking himself in with documentary film-makers.

We were in Scotland filming for another documentary film when Gemma came up and asked what we were doing. ”It sounds like a jättetråkig film, you should make an about me instead,” she said and began to show us around the area. She took us to a boxing club where there was a beauty pageant for pigeons, and then we thought, yes, we should probably make a movie about, " says Ellinor Hallin.

– It is dokumentärfilmarens curse, that you can never stop and be in one! It was the greatest night of our lives and we had to change in the restroom before, makeover us in any taxi... But we had not expected to win. Had we known about it in advance, had we stayed and celebrated in New York city, " says Ellen Fishing.

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