Stay tuned for the announcement
of the nominees 21 August. 

Nordic Council Film Prize 2018

The winner will be announced during the Award Ceremony in Oslo 30 October. Films eligible for the Filmprize 2018 must be Nordic-produced full-length feature films with cinema distribution, and have had its cinema premiere between 1 July 2017 and 30 June 2018. 

The DKK 350,000 prize will be shared equally among the screenwriter, director, and producer, underscoring how film as an art form is brought about by the close collaboration of these three main contributors. Scroll down for more infomation about the Film Prize, our Film Events and contact information.

About Nordic Council Film Prize

Purpose
The Nordic Council prizes aim to increase interest in culture and in collaboration on environmental issues, to recognise outstanding artistic and environmental initiatives and to raise the profile and increase the visibility of Nordic co-operation.

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 significant, Nordic-produced full-length feature film with cinema distribution. The film must have had its cinema premiere between 1 July 2017 and 30 June 2018. The DKK 350,000 prize will be shared equally among the screenwriter, director, and producer, underscoring how film as an art form is brought about by the close collaboration of these three main contributors.

Criteria for nomination
The nominated films must have deep roots in Nordic culture, be of high artistic quality, distinguish themselves by their artistic originality, and combine and elevate the many elements of film 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 for Culture). The members are selected from prominent figures whose work relates analytically and critically to film.

Each national jury has a three-year tenure, and the members of the national juries for 2018 are:

Denmark:   Per Juul Carlsen*, Jakob Wendt Jensen, Eva Novrup Redvall

Finland:    Jaana Puskala*, Harri Römpötti, Mikaela Westerlund

Iceland:    Hilmar Oddsson*, Börkur Gunnarsson, Helga Þórey Jónsdóttir

Norway:   Inger Merete Hobbelstad*, Kalle Løchen, Britt Sørensen

Sweden:   Kristina Börjeson*, Emma Gray-Munthe, Gunnar Bergdahl

The Nordic jury is made up of the chairs (*) of each of the national juries.

Event Dates

Finnish Film Prize event
20 - 30 September 2018

Love & Anarchy - Helsinki Int. Film Festival

Contact: Anna Möttöiä
anna@hiff.fi
https://hiff.fi/en/

Swedish Film Prize event
5 - 7 October 2018

Best of Norden, Stockholm

Contact: Åsa Jacobsson
asa.jacobsson@kulturbyran.nu
https://kulturbyran.nu/bestofnorden/

Danish Film Prize event
13 - 14 October 2018

Cinemateket, Copenhagen

Contact: Kenneth Just
kennethj@dfi.dk
https://www.dfi.dk/cinemateket

Icelandic Film Prize event
19 - 21 October 2018

Bio Paradis, Reykjavík

Contact: Hrönn Sveinsdóttir
hronn@bioparadis.is
https://bioparadis.is

Norwegian Film Prize event
27 - 28 October 2018

Nordisk Filmhelg, Oslo

Contact: Jan Langlo
Jan.Langlo@nfi.no
https://www.cinemateket.no

Award Ceremony
30 October 2018

Nordic Council Prizes
Oslo Opera House

Contact: Elisabet Skylare
elisky@norden.org
http://www.norden.org/en/nordic-council

Nordisk Film & TV Fond

CEO
Petri Kemppinen
petri@nordiskfilmogtvfond.com
+ 358 40 562 8140

Nordic Council of Ministers

Senior Adviser/Communication
Elisabet Skylare
elisky@norden.org
+45 21 71 71 27