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Power To The Pixel
Nordic Focus At London’s Power To The Pixel

The world leading event in cross-media Power to the Pixel: The Cross-Media Forum and its Pixel market, running October 7-10, parallel to the London Film Festival, is hosting this year a special Nordic Focus. more…

Finnish Film Affair
Finnish Film Affair Thrills International Guests

Looking for the next little gems to pick up at script stage for international sales or finished film to programme at home, international guests gathered for the 3rd Finnish Film Affair (FFA) in Helsinki were won over by the relaxed yet extremely professional event organised by Love & Anarchy Film Festival team, and most importantly, by the quality and diversity of Finnish films on display. more…

Life in a Fishbowl (Vonarstræti)
Life in a Fishbowl is Iceland’s Oscars’ Candidate

Baldvin Z’s local hit Life in a Fishbowl (Vonarstræti) has been selected by the Icelandic Film and TV Academy as Iceland’s candidate for the 2015 Academy Awards as Best Foreign Language Film. more…

Bent Hamer
Bent Hamer: “1001 Grams is based on movement by a closed mind”

Bent Hamer’s latest film 1001 Grams is opening today in Norway just after its world premiere in Toronto and before heading off to London, Chicago, Tokyo, Lübeck and L.A. The celebrated Norwegian writer/director/producer took the time to speak to us about his new playful drama about life and love that will carry Norway’s colours at this year’s Oscars race. more…

Riff
Reykjavik Hosts Two Major Film Festivals

While the 10th Reykjavik International Film Festival (RIFF) just opened its doors yesterday for an 11 day presentation of more than 100 films from 40 countries and masterclasses by Mike Leigh and Ruben Östlund, a new film event, the ‘Stockfish’ Film Festival backed by Iceland’s main film industry associations will unspool for the first time from February 19-March 1st 2015 in the Icelandic capital. more…

Extras

Beta Secures Pre-MIPCOM Deals For Mammon
Paprika Steen Queen Of San Sebastian
Record Visitors At Helsinki’s Love & Anarchy
Icelandic Salóme Best Nordic Documentary In Malmö

Trailer of the week

Zentropa’s film The Absent One, second film in Jussi Adler-Olsen crime adaptation is opening on 130 cinemas on Thursday via Nordisk Film Distribution. The thriller directed by Mikkel Nørgaard had its world premiere at the Fantastic Fest in Austin and its European premiere on September 26 at the Hamburg Film Festival.