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IDFA Buzz On Sports Kids Series

Vienna-based Autlook Film Sales has started negotiations with major territories including China and Japan for the Danish/Norwegian/Swedish documentary series for kids ‘Sports Kids’. Three of the six high end films are vying for the inaugural €2,500 Children’s Documentary Award at IDFA. more…

Roar Uthaug
The Wave Director Lands Tomb Raider Hollywood Project

After Harald Zwart, Tommy Wirkola, Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, Roar Uthaug (pictured) is the latest Norwegian director set to make his English language debut in Hollywood. more…

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Scandi Christmas Films Offer Alternative To Bond

Although James Bond: Spectre continues to rule at the Nordic Top Ten charts under SF Film’s care, the Swedish comedy En underbar jävla Jul and a Danish and Norwegian film based on local Christmas calendar series opened strongly at number two last weekend. more…

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41 Shadows Picks Finnish Happiest Day For Denmark

Denmark’s distribution outfit 41 Shadows headed by Pernille Munk Skydsgaard (pictured) has pre-bought the debut feature of Cinéfondation winning director Juho Kuosmanen as part of a plan to up its acquisition of Nordic films. more…

Alexej Manvelov, Marie Richardson, Adam Pålsson
New SVT Crime Drama By Don’t Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves Team

Producer Maria Nordenberg, director Simon Kaijser and actors Adam Pålsson and Marie Richardson who collaborated on the successful Swedish TV drama Don’t Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves are back together for the crime drama Innan vi dör (Before we Die) that starts filming on November 25 for B-Reel. more…


IDFA Selected Motley’s Law Wins NY Grand Jury Prize
Stellar Cast For Scanbox New Danish Thriller
Second Bronze Horse For Joachim Trier
Nordic Genre Boost: Call For Projects

Trailer of the week

Finnish fans of the rock band for kids Hevisaurus, playing on stage disguised as fantasy dinosaurs, will enjoy Solar Films’ pre-Christmas present: the theatrical release on November 27 of the feature film Heavysaurs The Movie based on the characters.