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Awards & Jury

Each year at BUFF, we like to highlight organisations and initiatives that emphasise film for youths, push it forward and make it challenging. Together with collaborating partners and expert juries, we give out a number of prizes at our prize ceremony in the Malmö City Hall.

  • European Children’s Film Association Award

    Six European children’s films compete at BUFF for the European Children’s Film Association Award (ECFA). The Award is given out at several international children’s film festivals. The winner at BUFF goes on to compete for the best children’s film of the year award at the Berlin Film Festival.

  • The Region Skåne Short Film Award

    Region Skåne’s Culture Committee founded this prize in 2006 for best children and young people’s short film. Its purpose is to raise the status and impact of the short film within children’s and young people’s cinema. The prize will be awarded to a film creator who has made the best short film of the festival. The level of quality and innovation are important factors for the final choice of winner.

    Prize: 100 000 SEK

  • The Church of Sweden Award

    The Church of Sweden Award goes to a young people’s film which displays a high level of artistic quality and calls out existential, justice and social questions in a way that touches both young people and adults.

    Prize: 100 000 SEK

  • The Young People’s Film Jury Award

    The prize is awarded by a high school class from Malmö and is arranged by Malmö Kulturskola.

    Prize: 25 000 SEK

  • The City of Malmö’s Children’s Film Award

    The City of Malmö’s Children’s Film Award was given out for the first time at BUFF in 2000. It goes to the filmmaker who, according to the jury, has contributed to the best children’s film. The winning film must be seminal and of high quality.

    Prize: 100 000 SEK

  • Barnfondens Award for best comedy

    Barnfondens Award for best comedy is given to the children’s or youth film that makes us laugh the most. This is a film that contributes to more children’s laughter around the world. This is a film that lets children be children and allows laughter the role it deserves.

    Barnfonden gives 10 000 SEK to one of its projects in the name of the winner.

  • BUFF Nordic Star

    BUFF Nordic Star is an award given to three young actors for their excellent acting performances in a film screened at BUFF Malmö.