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Tempo hosts several competitions in film and radio, both national and international. The prizes are awarded by our partners for the various competitions.

Stefan Jarl International Documentary Award, for best international documentary, Tempo Documentary Award, for best international feature length documentary. Tempo Short Award for best Swedish feature length documentary, Tempo Sound Award for best sound. New Doc for newly established filmmakers’ documentaries, Tempo Pitch for best-performing pitch and Short Dox Radio for best radio documentary in short format.

Read more about the competitions and this years winners below.

Photos by Hedda Axelsson.

Stefan Jarl International Documentary Award

Stefan Jarl International Documentary Award is named after the Swedish documentary filmmaker, known for legendary documentaries such as Dom kallar oss mods/They Call Us Misfits and Ett anständigt liv/A Respectable Life. The award was established in 2012 with the purpose to highlight the best foreign documentaries from the past year and the winner receives €3 000. The award is presented with support from The Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation.

Awards 2024

Winner
Bye Bye Tiberias by Lina Soualem

Honorary Mention
Canuto´s Transformation by Ariel Kuaray Ortega and Ernesto de Carvalho

Tempo Documentary Award

Tempo Documentary Award is Sweden’s largest documentary film competition where the winning director receives 100 000 SEK, which also receives a technology check from Dagsljus of SEK 50 000. The award is presented with support from the Swedish Film Institute.

Awards 2024

Winner
Om alla bara drar by Karin Wegsjö och Nazira Abzalova

Tempo Short Award

Tempo Short Award is a competition for best Swedish short documentary, where the winning director is awarded 40 000 SEK, which also receives a technology check from Dagsljus of SEK 10 000 The award is presented with support from the Swedish Film Institute.

Awards 2024

Winner
The Conquest of Space by Albin Biblom

Honorary Mention
The Building and Burning of a Refugee Camp by Dennis Harvey

New Doc

New Doc is an award for unestablished Swedish filmmakers. The award is given to a promising new documentary film director and consists of 50 000 SEK from regional film bodies Filmbasen/Film Stockholm, Film i Dalarna, Film i Öst, Film Västernorrland, FilmCloud/Förvaltningen för kulturutveckling, Filmregion Sydost and Kultur i Halland – Film.

Awards 2024

Winner
Vittne by Ahmad Al Shehabi

Honorary Mention
Musen martyr by Ylva Ottervald Flygare

Tempo Sound Award

The Tempo Sound Award was introduced in 2019. It is distributed to the short film, among the competition films in the Tempo Short Award, which has the most thoughtful and creative sound image. The prize consists of 60 000 SEK for use in Momento Studio, equivalent to approximately two weeks in the studio with sound designer. 

Awards 2024

Winner
arg_gubbe.mov by Daniel Aguirre

Short Dox Radio

In the Short Dox Radio competition, ten three-minute radio documentaries compete for the prize of 5 000 SEK. The winning entry may also participate in the Nordic shortdox competition which takes place in Denmark later this spring. New since 2019 is an upgrade of the prize in collaboration with the production company Munck, which offers studio time and a producer to the winner’s next audio documentary. The award was established by Bengt Bok, a professor of radio production at the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts. 

 

Awards 2024

Winner
Birds of Bushwick by Mårten Paridon Pettersson

Tempo Pitch

Tempo Pitch is a competition where film directors and producers present their new projects in front of a jury and audience. The award consists of 90 000 SEK to be invested in the project. Tempo Pitch is arranged in collaboration with, and financed by, SVT Dokumentär, The Swedish Film Institute and Film Capital Stockholm.

 

Awards 2024

Winner
The Days I Will Forget by Morgane Dziurla-Petit