This year’s critics’ award, FIPRESCI, goes to Dome Karukoski and the film Tom of Finland. The prize is handed out by the International Federation of Film Critics and goes to one of the films in the competition Dragon Award Best Nordic Film.

Tom of Finland opened the festival with its portrayal of the groundbreaking illustrator and gay icon, Tom of Finland.

The jury’s motivation: For the way the director and his team portray the life of such an iconic character, balancing a well done execution and story development, and taking us through the decades thanks to a clever use of music and production design.

The jury consisted of Victor López González and Bodo Schönfelder.