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Lene Cecilia Sparrok and Mia Erika Sparrok in Sámi Blood. Photo: Oskar Östergren

Sámi Blood announced as finalist for Lux Film Prize

Amanda Kernell's highly-acclaimed Sámi Blood is one of three finalists for the LUX Film Prize, the EU's major film award. The film will be shown in all 28 EU member states and translated into member languages.

Next month marks one year since Sámi Blood had its world premiere at the Venice Days section of the Venice Film Festival, where it won two awards – Best Young Director and Europa Cinemas Label. During today's Venice Days press conference, it was announced that the film has been selected as one of three finalists for the LUX Film Prize, the EU's major film award. This prize acknowledges films which address current issues and provide insight into contemporary Europe. As a finalist, the film will be shown in all 28 EU member states and translated into the 24 member languages.

Since its world premiere at the 2016 Venice Film Festival, Sámi Blood has met with critical acclaim at numerous international festivals, such as Toronto, Sundance, Berlin, Tokyo, São Paulo and Gothenburg.

Sámi Blood is produced by Lars G. Lindström for Nordisk Film, and received Swedish Film Institute funding through consultant Magdalena Jangard. The international sales agent is Level K.

The winner of the LUX Film Prize is selected by members of the EU Parliament, and will be announced the 15th of November in Strasbourg.

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