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Big Splash For Nordic Films At Cannes Film Festival

Set under Ingrid Bergman’s favourable aegis, the 68th Cannes Film Festival (May 13-24) will be a vintage year for the Nordic region. For the first time in 36 years Norway is vying for the Palme d’or with Joachim Trier’s (pictured) Louder than Bombs, and ten years after Dagur Kári’s Dark Horse, Iceland is back at Un Certain Regard with Grímur Hákonarson’s Rams. more…

Focus On The Nordics
MIPTV Wrap: Steady Flow Of Deals On Nordic Drama

Nordic content creators, producers and financiers benefited this year from exceptional visibility thanks to the ‘Focus on the Nordics’ event at MIPTV in Cannes. Deal making and negotiations on finished and upcoming shows were brisk, especially for long running serials and scripted formats. more…

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MIPTV Nordic Conference: Local Dramas Rule On All Platforms

'Output deals from Hollywood studios are things of the past’. ‘Quality local content is what matters’ were some of the key messages from Nordic channels’ TV executives who took centre stage at Tuesday’s ‘Focus on the Nordics’ Conference day at MIPTV in Cannes. more…

Lars Lundström
MIPTV: Real Humans Creator Partners French Gaumont

French major Gaumont TV Europe has teamed up with Sweden’s top writer Lars Lundström (pictured - Real Humans) to produce the English language 12x60’ thriller 1001, co-produced by Eyeworks Scandi Fiction. more…

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Danish And Finnish Films Grab Over 40% Of Domestic Market

Thanks mostly to comedies and kids movies, local films in Denmark and Finland have had an exceptional first quarter, with a 43% and 42% market share respectively. more…

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Trailer of the week

Norway's first disaster movie The Wave directed by Roar Uthaug is going to open Haugesund’ s Norwegian International Film Festival on Sunday 16 August, ahead of its national release on August 28 via Nordisk Film. The films is produced by Fantefilm’s Martin Sundland and Are Heidenstrøm with support from Nordisk Film & TV Fond.