HOT DOCS 2017 AWARD WINNERS – 69 Minutes of 86 Days is one of them!!

Emerging International Filmmaker Award for Egil Haskjold Larsen

A big announcement coming from Hot Docs, 69 Minutes of 86 Days won the Emerging International Filmmaker Award!


After so successful World Premiere and  Special Mention in the Nordic DOX:Award Section @ CPH:DOX, the North American premier brought one more recognition!! Congratulations to Egil Håskjold Larsen for his beautiful film!

69 Minutes

The award includes a $3,000 cash prize courtesy of Hot Docs.
Screening Sunday, May 7 at 3:30 p.m. at the Aga Khan Museum. Do not miss the last screening of the winner! link

All film’s critiques are tremendously positive! Yet, powerful and simple message is extracted from the critic by Dork Shelf /

“The film is a bit of an enigma and requires careful observation. There is no narration. Larsen simply takes his camera 1 metre above the ground and follows a group of refugees as they journey at least 3,177 kilometres. If there is a “main character,” it is Lean, a 3-year-old toting a Frozen backpack. It is through her that the director imparts his message: a child is a child, regardless of where that child may be, and that child is deserving and worthy of having a roof over her head and a stable environment in which to grow.”