The 2012 Gullspira award went to Ylva-Li Gustafsson och Lennart Gustafsson. Photo: Patrik Österberg
2012 Ylva-Li Gustafsson and Lennart Gustafsson, animators and directors
2011 Lisbet Gabrielsson, producer
2010 Maggie Widstrand, casting executive
2009 Georg Riedel, musician and composer
2008 Ulf Stark, author and screenwriter
2007 Catti Edfeldt, director
2006 Per Åhlin, director and animator
The Gullspira and Amalia Årfelt
The Gullspira was created by the board of the Swedish Film Institute in order to draw special attention to films for children. The award takes its name form the goat in the classic children's film Barnen från Frostmofjället. This film version of Laura Fitinghoff's of the same name was released in 1945 and directed by Rolf Husberg.
Gullspira. To the right the artist Amalia Årfelt, and the first recipient of the Gullspira, Per Åhlin, at the 2006 Guldbagge award ceremony. Photo: Per Nicklasson.
The Swedish Film Institute commissioned Amalia Årfelt to design the statuette. Born in 1969, Amelia Årfelt is a graduate of the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm who has had a numerous individual exhibitions.
Made of glazed stoneware, the Gullspira has gilded horns and a genuine gold bell around her neck. She reclines on a stepped base made of walnut, a sort of winners' rostrum.
The Gullspira jury comprises chairman Bengt Toll and other members:
Catti Edfelt, screenwriter/director, Pia Huss, freelance journalist, Lars Blomgren producer FilmLance, Julia Jarl head of programming BUFF, Bitte Eskilson, Swedish Film Institute.