Fragility wins Best Newcomer at Guldbaggegalan and prizes at Gothenburg Film Festival

14 February, 2017

We are overwhelmed and humbled by the wonderful feedback that our film Fragility continues to receive from critics and its audience. 2017 started with Ahang Bashi receiving the prize for Best Newcomer at Guldbaggegalan 2017. The nomination reads:

This year’s winner is breaking new ground with her both sensitive and powerful film Fragility. Through the courageous decision to turn the camera on herself and her suffering, she manages to portray something great and universal. Her film is both political and poetic, a story of mental illness, identity and the psychological consequences of migration.

Fragility and Ahang Bashi was also rewarded during this years Gothenburg Film Festival, where Fragility won the Best Swedish Feature – The City Of Gothenburg Award and Ahang Bashi received the prestigious Mai Zetterling Grant (motivation in Swedish below).

“Att vidga dokumentärfilmens gränser har traditionellt ofta relaterats till att överkomma fysiska begränsningar, att tränga in i okända, outforskade miljöer, att omfatta andra kulturer, att förstå och förklara plötsligt uppenbarade nya sammanhang i vår omvärld. Och filmaren är för det mesta subjektet som företar expeditionen. Att företa en resa in i sitt eget sköra innersta är ett annat slags gränsöverskridande. Att gestalta sitt eget tillkortakommande kräver mod och konstnärlig integritet. Att finna ett filmiskt språk för att utmana både sin egen psykiska ohälsa och den roll som vår tids flyktingkatastrof spelar, kräver en sann gränsöverskridare – som dessutom återvänder med insikter som berör oss alla och visar ett filmiskt mod som utmanar.”

Rust wins best documentary at Zinebi

25 November, 2016

After being screened at festivals over the globe, including world premiere at FID Marseille, our short Rust, by Eloy Domínguez Serén wins best documentary at Zinebi film festival.

Eloy Domínguez Serén is now working on the feature lenght documentary Hamada set in Western Sahara, also produced by Momento Film.

Dear Kid wins the 1 km film prize at SIFF

18 November, 2016

This Friday, our short film Dear Kid by Frida Kempff won the short film competition 1 Km Film at Stockholm International Film Festival. Congratulations to Frida Kempff, and thanks to the amazing team!

The nomination reads: “This years 1km film scholarship goes to a director who believes in the power of the image, her scenes achieve a fine balance between mystery and emotion. Small details in her film bear great importance, the observant viewer is rewarded with complex characters undergoing a stormy inner drama.”

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Winter Buoy in US Netflix

3 November, 2016

Happy news for all friends in USA and Canada! Our film Winter Buoy, by Frida Kempff, is now available on Netflix. Follow the guardian angels of a unique Toronto public health initiative, tirelessly helping a group of pregnant women battling addiction, begin recovery and start a new life.

http://usa.newonnetflix.info/info/80141937/s

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Madre wins a Gold Hugo

22 October, 2016

Wonderful news from Chicago! Momento Film’s MADRE, directed by Simón Mesa Soto won a Live Action Gold Hugo in the short film category. We congratualte Simón and the whole team.
Motivation: “Madre is a powerful portrayal of the emotional trauma and desperation of a teenage girl exploited by the porn industry. The film masterfully depicts the innocence and the desperation of the young girl, her inner pain, and the brutality of the business with a subtle quiet intimate approach, (and minimal use of actors and settings) through beautiful cinematography that moves from brightness towards darkness as the film concludes with the girl’s moments of realization. For this we award the Gold Hugo to Madre by Simon Mesa Soto.”
http://www.chicagofilmfestival.com/52nd-festival-award-winners