The purpose of the Nordic Council Film Prize is to promote the range and diversity of films produced in all of the Nordic countries, enhance the Nordic sense of cultural affinity, develop the Nordic Region as a home market for culture and boost the international standing of Nordic film.
The prize-winning film
The winner of the prize will each year be announced during the Session of the Nordic Council. The prize is awarded to an artistically valuable, Nordic- produced full-length feature film with cinema distribution. The film must have had its première between 1 July and 30 June. The DKK 350,000 prize is shared equally by the scriptwriter, director and producer, underlining that film as an art form is the result of close collaboration between these three main contributors.
Criteria for nomination
The nominated films must have deep roots in Nordic culture, be of high artistic quality, distinguish themselves with artistic originality, and combine and elevate film’s myriad elements into a compelling and holistic work of art.
National and Nordic jury
Each national jury consists of three members appointed by the Nordic Council of Ministers (Ministers of Culture). The members are selected from prominent personalities whose work relates analytically and critically to film. Each national jury is appointed for a three-year term. The Nordic jury is made up of the heads of each of the national juries.