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RAISE THE BAR wins two awards at Filem'On Festival

Gudjón Ragnarsson's documentary, Raise the Bar, won two awards at the International Film Festival for Young Audiences, Filem'On. The festival took place from October 27 - November 6 in Belgium. Raise the Bar won the Filem'On Kids Award (NL) and the ECFA Documentary Award. 

Raise the Bar trailer

Raise the Bar follows a girls' basketball team who aims to break down cultural barriers. Their training program is intense and controversial, and they are led by an overqualified and unusual coach who constantly raises the bar. The team achieves remarkable results and the girls are becoming strong, independent, and are ready to change the world. But is the world ready?

The documentary is produced by Margrét Jónasdóttir for Sagafilm and coproduced by Outi Rousu for the Finnish production company Pystymetsä Oy. International sales are being handled by Cat&Docs.