BUSTER Awards 2008

At the closing gala of BUSTER, the Copenhagen International Festival for Children and Youth, the following awards were presented:

Danish Film Directors' Best Children's Film (euro 5,000)
"Dragon Hunters" by Guillaume Ivernel and Arthur Qwak, France- Germany- LuxembourgDanish Film Directors' Special Mention
"Ping Pong Kongen" by Jens Jonsson, Sweden
Nordisk Film Fonden's Best Buster (euro 5,000)
"Nocturna" by Adrià Garcia and Victor Maldonado, Spain.Nordisk Film Fonden's Best Children's Actor (euro 1,000)
Georgia Groome in "Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging" by Gurinder Chadha, USA.Nordisk Film Fonden's Special Mention
Abbas Alijome in "Buddha Collapsed out of Shame" by Hana Makhmalbak, Iran.
Best Youth Film (euro 5,000)
"The Tracey Fragments" by Bruce MacDonald, CanadaSpecial Mention
"Lake Tahoe" by Fernando Eimbcke, Mexico
SHORT & DOCUMENTARY FILM JURYBest Short Film (euro 2,000)
"En forelskelse" by Christian Tafdrup, DenmarkBest Documentary Film (euro 2,000)
"Amandas 2 Verdener" and "Lille voksen", both films by Anders Gustafsson, DenmarkSpecial Mention
"Man Up" by Arturo Cabanas, USA
POLITIKEN'S AUDIENCE AWARD"Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging" by Gurinder Chadha, USA.
For further informationBUSTER, Copenhagen International Film Festival for Children & Youth
Festival Director: Füsun Eriksen, fusun@buster.dk

Danish Film Institute

Vicki Marie Synnott, +45 3374 3438, vickis@dfi.dk