Kenneth Kainz’s fantasy family film Shamer’s Daughter written by Anders Thomas Jensen received the largest grant of NOK 3 million in Nordisk Film & TV Fond’s November round of production support. The other recipients are Lisa Aschan’s The Deposit (Förvaret), Fredrik Gertten’s Bikes vs Cars and Anders Riis-Hansen’s The Circus Dynasty. more
Yesterday the prestigious Golden Globes in Los Angeles announced its 2014 nominees and Thomas Vinterberg’s The Hunt supported by Nordisk Film & TV Fond has been selected for the Best Foreign Language Film category. Meanwhile Berlin’s Generation sidebar unveiled its first titles and the Danish film The Contest and Swedish Broken Hill Blues are vying for a Crystal Bear. more
Number one for the fifth consecutive weekend in Norway, the Norwegian stop motion puppet animation film The Christmas of Solan & Ludvig (pictured) is the only local title resisting The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, number one in all other Nordic territories. Both titles are distributed by Nordisk Film. more
In a statement published on December 6, the European public broadcasters’ body EBU, firmly condemned the ‘disproportionate' cuts imposed on public service broadcasters all over Europe, in particular on Iceland’s RUV, forced earlier this month to downsize by more than 20% due to massive cuts in its public funding. more
Waltz for Monica’s Swedish acting revelation Edda Magnason, (pictured) the prolific Norwegian actor Jakob Oftebro (Kon-Tiki, The Half Brother) and Danish actress Danica Curcic are among ten European Shooting Stars to be presented at the 2014 Berlinale from February 8-10, 2014. more
The Hundred Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared: Felix Herngren’s screen adaptation of Jonas Jonasson’s best-selling novel is going to take the Nordic region by storm this Christmas. The quirky comedy stars Robert Gustafsson as the adventurous centenarian Allan Karlsson. Walt Disney will release the Nice Drama production on Christmas day in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and on December 27 in Finland.