The 78th Venice International Film Festival announced its winners on Saturday September 11th. Among the winning titles were two Nordic films.

The Finnish feature film The Blind Man Who Did Not Want To See Titanic by Teemu Nikki won the the Audience Awards. The film had its World Premiere in the Orizzonti Extra section. The feature follows the Jaakko’s journey to his love Sirpa. They have never met in real life, but on the phone, they meet everyday. Once Sirpa gets terrible news about her health, Jaakko decides to go to her immediately. It is not the easiest decision because Jaakko is blind and paralyzed to his chest.

The Danish and French VR film End of Night by David Adler won the title of the best VR story. The film had its World Premiere at Venice VR Expanded. In the film, you enter the year 1943 and join Josef on a boat ride as he rows from Nazi-occupied Denmark to safety in neutral Sweden. Your journey together becomes a living landscape of painful recollections from the night of his escape.

Scandinavian Films congratulates all the winners warmly!

See the full list of winners here.