In Competition: The Lili Award
The Lili is awarded to the winners of this year's jury competition for best feature, documentary and short film and is handed out during MIX’s Closing Night. The award is named after the Danish artist Lili Elbe, who in 1930 was the first ever to undergo gender affirming surgery. She was married to artist Gerda Wegener and in 1912 they moved to Paris to live openly as lesbians. The story of Lili represents the courage, freedom and inclusiveness that MIX Copenhagen celebrates. The Lili is awarded for the 15th time, the last 5 years as Lili and former known as the Plus! Prize. In 2015 the Lili Award is given away in a new design by Yassin Askar and Sarah Borup. The shortfilm awarded a Lili is send directly to the Iris Prize Festival the year to come.