Five Nordic drama series have been announced as nominees for the Prize. Read more HERE.

Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize 2020

For the 4th consecutive year, the award for outstanding writing of a Nordic Drama series, funded by Nordisk Film & TV Fond, will be presented during the Göteborg Film Festival’s TV Drama Vision industry event.  

Five Nordic drama series have been announced as nominees for the Prize. The award goes to the series' main writer(s). The first episode of the nominated series will be included in the Göteborg Film Festival programme. The five Nordic drama series nominated will compete for NOK 200,000 (€ 20,000). The winner will be announced at the TV Drama Vision award ceremony 29 January 2020.

Liselott Forsman, CEO at Nordisk Film & TV Fond said: ”With the Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize, the Fund wants to celebrate the art of script writing, the base for all good drama experiences and also for Nordic drama quality, something we have supported for 30 years in January. We heartily welcome this year´s five high level nominees, each combining a say with excellent storytelling in a way that bodes well for Nordic 2020 dramas at international markets where competition is fiercer than ever.”

Cia Edström, Head of TV Drama Vision at Göteborg Film Festival said: "Göteborg Film Festival are very proud to present this year’s nominees, a great line up of diverse and captivating stories about the challenges of our time and every day life. In a fast growing industry with changing audience behaviours the importance of strong storytellers is more important than ever.”

This year’s Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize jury that will select the winner consists of acclaimed Norwegian actor Jakob Oftebro (Agent Hamilton, Kon-Tiki), Swedish actor Moa Gammel (Jordskott, Tommy), Polish award-winning producer and director Dariusz Jabłoński (Photographer, The Pleasure Principle) and Norwegian journalist Cecilie Asker (Aftenposten).

Scroll down for full information about this years nominees, the prize and previous year's winners and nominees.

NOMINATED 2020

When the Dust Settles

2020
  • Director: Milad Alami, Jeanette Nordahl and Iram Haq
  • Producer: DR Drama, Stinna Lassen
  • Country: Denmark
  • Original title: Når støvet har lagt sig

When the Dust Settles

Nominated writers: Dorte Høgh and Ida Maria Rydén

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NOMINATED 2020

The Paradise

2020
  • Director: Marja Pyykkö
  • Producer: MRP and Mediapro Studios, Marko Röhr, Ran Tellem, Tiina Pesonen, Laura Fernandez Espeso, Javier Méndez and Bernat Belias
  • Country: Finland
  • Original title: Paratiisi

The Paradise

Nominated writer: Matti Laine

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NOMINATED 2020

Happily Never After

2019
  • Director: Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir and Marteinn Thorsson
  • Producer: Zik Zak Filmworks and CUBS Productions, Birgitta Björnsdottir, Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir and Thor Sigurjonsson
  • Country: Iceland
  • Original title: Pabbahelgar

Happily Never After

Nominated writer: Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir

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NOMINATED 2020

22 July

2020
  • Director: Pål Sletaune
  • Producer: NRK Drama, Elisabeth Tangen and Per Berge Engebretsen
  • Country: Norway
  • Original title: 22. juli

22 July

Nominated writer: Sara Johnsen

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NOMINATED 2020

Caliphate

2020
  • Director: Goran Kapetanovic
  • Producer: Filmlance, Thomas Michaelson
  • Country: Sweden
  • Original title: Kalifat

Caliphate

Nominated writers: Wilhelm Behrman and Niklas Rockström

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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, 29 January 2020. The winner receives NOK 200,000 (approx.€ 20,000) and the winning script writer(s) will during the year be invited to various festivals by GFF.

Previous winners are Merja Aakko & Mika Ronkainen for (All the Sins), Adam Price (Ride Upon the Storm) and Mette M. Bølstad & Stephen Uhlander (Nobel).

Criteria for nomination
A selection group will shortlist a number of series, from that list a selection of series will be chosen 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 Jakob Oftebro, Moa Gammel, Dariusz Jabłoński and Cecilie Asker.

Event Dates

Nordisk Film & TV Fond

CEO
Liselott Forsman
liselott@nftvfond.com
+358 40 754 4513

Göteborg Film Festival

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