Six TV-series nominated for the 2019 award!

Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize 2019

For the third consecutive year, the award for outstanding writing of a Nordic Drama series, funded by Nordisk Film & TV Fond, will be handed out at Göteborg Film Festival’s TV Drama Vision. 

This year, six drama series  - two from Norway and one each from Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Sweden - are nominated for the award, which goes to the the series' main writer(s). The first two episodes of the nominated series will be screened as part of the programme of the Göteborg Film Festival. The Nordic drama series nominated will compete for NOK 200,000 (€ 20,000). The winner will be announced at the TV Drama Vision award ceremony on January 30, 2019.

Petri Kemppinen, CEO of Nordisk Film & TV Fond, said: "The number of TV dramas commissioned in the Nordics is rising dramatically. The Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize aims to highlight the unique concepts of TV commissioning and to promote the outstanding writing talents in the Nordics. This year’s nominees illustrate the wide range of high quality dramas, many of which have already proven their ability to connect with local audiences, thanks to engaging stories, often deeply rooted in Nordic history and traditions."

Cia Edström, Head of TV Drama Vision at Göteborg Film Festival, said: "Screenwriters and their stories are the main reasons Nordic drama series keep flourishing. We at Göteborg Film Festival are very proud to present this year’s nominees, up for the Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize, highlighting the wide range of stories and genres present in Scandinavian TV."

Scroll down for more information about the nominees, the prize, previous winners and nominees.
Under "Read more" you will also find interviews with the nominated writers.

NOMINATED 2019

The New Nurses

2018
  • Director: Roni Ezra
  • Producer: SF Studios, Senia Dremstrup
  • Country: Denmark
  • Original title: Sygeplejeskolen

The New Nurses

Nominated writers: Claudia Boderke and Lars Mering.

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NOMINATED 2019

All the Sins

  • Director: Mika Ronkainen
  • Producer: MRP Matila Röhr Productions Oy, Ilkka Matila
  • Country: Finland
  • Original title: Kaikki synnit

All the Sins

Nominated writers: Merja Aakko and Mika Ronkainen 

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NOMINATED 2019

The Flatey Enigma

2018
  • Director: Björn B. Björnsson
  • Producer: Sagafilm, Reykjavík Films, Anna Vigdís Gísladóttir, Björn B. Björnsson, Þórhallur Gunnarsson
  • Country: Iceland
  • Original title: Flateyjargátan

The Flatey Enigma

Nominated writer: Margrét Örnólfsdóttir

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NOMINATED 2019

Kieler Street

2018
  • Director: Patrik Syversen, Cecilie Mosli
  • Producer: Anagram Norway, Anne Kolbjørnsen, Ole Marius Araldsen, Kornelia Lund
  • Country: Norway
  • Original title: Kielergata

Kieler Street

Nominated writers: Patrik Syversen, Jesper Sundnes and Stig Frode Henriksen 

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NOMINATED 2019

State of Happiness

2018
  • Director: Petter Nœss, Pål Jackman
  • Producer: Maipo Film, Synnøve Hørsdal, Ales Ree
  • Country: Norway
  • Original title: Lykkeland

State of Happiness

Nominated writer: Mette M. Bølstad 

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NOMINATED 2019

The Inner Circle

2019
  • Director: Anders Hazelius, Håkan Lindhé
  • Producer: Fundament Film, Håkan Hammarén
  • Country: Sweden
  • Original title: Den inre cirkeln

The Inner Circle

Nominated writer: Håkan Lindhé

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About Nordic Film & TV Fond Prize

Purpose
Nordic Film & TV Fond Prize's purpose is to strengthen Nordic TV-drama internationally and put the spotlight on the scriptwriter's important role in the Nordic TV-series. 
The competition is part of Göteborg Film Festival's focus on TV-drama. The series nominated for best script is part of the festival's Nordic Light: TV Drama section. The nominated scriptwriters will be invited to GFF to participate in e.g. seminars and meet the festival audience in connection with the screenings.

The prize-winning TV-series
The winner will be announced during TV Drama Vision. In 2019 the award will be handed out 30 January. The winner receives NOK 200,000 (€ 20,000) and the winning script writer(s) will during the year be invited to various festivals by GFF.
Previous winners are Adam Price (Ride Upon the Storm) and Mette M. Bølstad and Stephen Uhlander (Nobel).  

Criteria for nomination
A selection group will short list a number of series, from that list 5-7 series will be selected to compete for the Nordic Film & TV Fond Prize. All five nordic countries must be represented among the nominated series. Sequels may be nominated.

The jury
The jury will consist of minimum three experienced professionals (e.g. journalists, script writers and bestselling authors). At least one of them of non-Nordic origin. The jury's decision will be based on the script and at least 2-3 episodes of the series.

This year’s jury consists of Finnish actress Laura Birn (The Innocents, A Walk Among the Tombstones), Swedish actor Alexander Karim (The Lawyer, Tyrant, Zero Dark Thirty), Swedish/American journalist and TV and podcast producer Christina Jeurling Birro (Pop Culture Confidential) and British content consultant and producer Justin Judd (Hulu, Content Media Corporation, Nevision).

Event Dates

Award Ceremony
30 January 2019

TV Drama Vision, Göteborg Film Festival

Contact: Cia Edström
cia.edstrom@goteborgfilmfestival.se
https://goteborgfilmfestival.se/tv-drama-vision/

Nordisk Film & TV Fond

CEO
Petri Kemppinen
petri@nftvfond.com
+358 405 628 140

Göteborg Film Festival

Head of TV Drama Vision
Cia Edström
cia.edström@goteborgfilmfestival.se
+46 70 872 23 73