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Skolgatan 59

903 29 Umeå

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Umeå Folkets Hus

Box 466

901 09 Umeå

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The Golden Apple

What is the golden apple?
The prize of SEK 30,000 is distributed each year to an artist who is resident or is affiliated with Västerbotten. “Young in their art” is the criterion.

The winner receives:
The award includes a framed “Golden apple” and SEK 30,000.

Issued since 1986

For a long time, Umeå Folkets Hus has been a cultural sponsor in Umeå. Golden Apple, which has been distributed since 1986, is perhaps its best known contribution.

Who wins 2018s Golden Apple?

For the 33rd year, Umeå Folkets Hus announces the cultural award “The Golden Apple”. The award can be given to cultural persons in virtually all art forms. The fellow must, however, be young in his art as the institutes put it.

The award includes a framed “Golden apple” and SEK 30,000.

Winner 2018
Amanda Kernell

Jury’s statement

After the success of the film “Sameblod”, there is no doubt that this year’s Golden Apple winner is already an established name in the film industry, as well as a future promise for Swedish film. Despite this, Amanda Kernell is still young in her art and, with her thematic choice, has also opened up for a greater diversity and discourse in Swedish film, which must be seen as a feat in itself.

Amanda Kernell is currently living in Copenhagen, but she has her roots in Umeå where she, via the municipal cultural school activities at the cultural center for children and young people, got acquainted early with theater and acting, a course she completed in four years of study at the Danish film school. – a training seat that among other things, launched directors such as Susanne Bier and Billie August.

It is with great pride that the jury submits this year’s Golden Apple with the hope that the accompanying award will give the necessary call for reflection and recovery and provide the conditions for continued artistic creation.

We wish the 2018 Golden Apple winner Amanda Kernell great luck on the national and international film scene.

 

Suggestions for nominees along with some lines about the candidate and his art are sent to Umeå Folkets Hus.

To suggest nominees send the nomination and reasoning to:

UMEÅ FOLKETS HUS
Box 466
901 09 Umeå

or by email to asa.rohlen@umeafolketshus.se

Previous winners:

2018 • Amanda Kernell, filmmaker
2017 • Simon Lundgren, image and music creator
2016 • No prize
2015 • Sofia Henricsson, musician
2014 • Erika Vennberg, pastry chef
2013 • Armita Ghazinezam, illustrator
2012 • Samuel Muntlin, musician
2011 • Frida Selander, musician
2010 • Nathalie “Cleo” Missaoui, artist
2009 • Linda Baudin, glassblower
2008 • Björn Säfsten, dance
2007 • David Sandström, musician
2006 • Frida Hyvönen, musician
2005 • Carolina Miskovsky, musician
2004 • Caroline Jonsson, jewelry designer
2003 • Jimmy Ågren, musician
2002 • Jens Jonsson, film
2001 • Solja Krapu, poetry
2000 • Stina Mårtensson, dance

What is the golden apple?

For a long time, Umeå Folkets Hus has been a cultural sponsore in Umeå. The Golden Apple, which has been distributed since 1986, is perhaps the best known contribution.

A prize for our prized ones
The prize of SEK 30,000 is distributed each year to an artist who is resident or is affiliated with Västerbotten. “Young in their art” is the criterion.

Perhaps it is less known that Umeå Folkets Hus also supports organizations or individuals who promote cultural interest among children and young people. The non-profit association Cultural Center for Children & Youths receives applications throughout the year.