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Lone Scherfig (left), Pernilla August (right)
Nordisk Film & TV Fond Back Pernilla August’s Serious Game

Pernilla August’ upcoming period drama The Serious Game based on a script by Lone Scherfig is one of three films that received production support from Nordisk Film & TV Fond’s March round of support. The love story adapted from Hjalmar Söderberg’s best-selling novel will start filming in October for production house B-Reel. more…

Heartless
United Nordic Front And Fresh Content Drive Traffic At MIPTV

Bright sunny skies, fresh attractive Nordic content alongside flagship dramas and a stronger united front from pubcaster’s sales arms have turned the 51st MIPTV in Cannes into another successful event for Nordic TV and digital players. more…

Trapped
Kormákur’s Trapped Under Dynamic Care

Iceland’s star director/producer Baltasar Kormákur is set to direct the crime series Trapped for his new television arm at RVK Studios. At MIPTV in Cannes, the show was represented internationally by Dynamic Television based in L.A., Paris and Berlin. more…

Håvard Bustnes
When Raging Grannies Speak Out, People Listen

Håvard Bustnes’ (pictured) Norwegian documentary Two Raging Grannies about economic growth, aging and friendship is opening today in Norway. more…

Real Humans
Microsoft/Channel 4 Team Up For Real Humans Remake

Channel 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox Entertainment Studios have entered a pioneering partnership to co-produce a UK version of SVT’s sci-fi series Real Humans. The deal was announced at MIP TV in Cannes on Monday. more…

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Trailer of the week

Tonislav Hristov’s humorous look at computer nerds’ attempt to date women in Love & Engineering is opening in Finland on May 9, 2014. The Finnish film produced by Making Movies with support from Nordisk Film & TV Fond is currently screening at Tribeca and will soon travel to HotDocs in Toronto and Visions du Réel in Nyon, Switzerland. Films Transit handle world sales.