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Tellus
YLE Commissions Script For Tellus Season 2

The first YLE TV drama picked up for international distribution by ZDF Enterprises had its premiere last Sunday on YLE1, reaping 531,000 viewers and a 27% share. Now the Finnish pubcaster has asked writer/director JP Siili to start working on Season 2. more…

Dancing For You
Nordic Doc Series For Kids Platformed At IDFA

To boost the under-developed genre of high-end documentary films for kids, the established doc production houses Final Cut for Real (Denmark), Sant & Usant (Norway) and Story (Sweden) have teamed up on a series of six films about kids and sports. more…

Nima Sarvestani
Sarvestani - No Burqas Behind Bars Impacts On Afghan Women’s Plight

Iranian-born Swedish documentary filmmaker Nima Sarvestani (pictured) is making the headlines with his film about a women’s prison in Afghanistan, No Burqas Behind Bars which has a good chance to grab an International Emmy next Monday in New York. At the same time his latest film Those Who Said No will be competing for Best Feature Length Documentary at Amsterdam’s IDFA Festival. We spoke to the director. more…

Ariyuki Suzuki
Angry Birds And Clash Of Clans Creators Prepare Mega Film Trilogy

A few hundred artists from gaming powerhouses Rovio (Angry Birds), Supercell (Clash of Clans) and independent start-ups in Finland are collaborating on an epic film trilogy based on the ancient story of The Kalevala, part of Finnish folklore. more…

Marge Liiske
Period And Genre Film Explosion At Baltic Event

The Swedish thrillers Ravens by Jens Assur and Killer’s Fee by Andreas Tibblin, Finnish historical dramas The Eternal Road by Aku Louhimies and The Fencer by Klaus Härö are some of the 17 Nordic projects and co-productions selected for the 13th Baltic Event in Tallinn (November 26-28). more…

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YLE Cuts 160 Jobs Mostly In Production
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Trailer of the week

Nordisk Film has unveiled the first teaser trailer of Kenneth Kainz’s fantasy/adventure film The Shamer’s Daughter based on Lene Kaaberbol's best-selling book franchise and adapted for the screen by Anders Thomas Jensen. The starring Peter Plaugborg (The Keeper of Lost Causes), Jakob Oftebro (Kon-Tiki) and Soren Malling (A Hijacking) will premiere in Denmark on March 26, 2015.