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OF HORSES AND MEN  - NCFP 2014 Winners - Fridrik Thor Fridriksson (left), Benedikt Erlingsson
Benedikt Erlingsson And Fridrik Thor Fridriksson Win The Nordic Council Film Prize For Of Horses and Men

The Nordic Council Film Prize 2014 has been awarded to the Icelandic director and screenwriter Benedikt Erlingsson and producer Fridrik Thor Fridriksson for Of Horses and Men at a ceremony in Stockholm. more…

Baltasar Kormákur
Kormákur: “The crème de la crème of Icelandic actors play in Trapped”

For his first TV drama as creator, director and producer, Baltasar Kormákur (pictured) has reunited some of Iceland’s top talents, from promising directors Baldvin Z (Life in a Fishbowl), Oskar Thór Axelsson (Black’s Game) to actors Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (XL) and Ingvar E. Sigurðsson (Of Horses and Men). more…

Gunnar Carlsson --
Anagram Expands Into Mainstream Film & TV Drama

The independent Swedish group Anagram based in Lund and Stockholm is expanding into the mainstream film and TV market for Scandinavian and international audiences with the opening of a new production arm in Gothenburg, Anagram Väst AB. Gunnar Carlsson, (pictured) managing director of the company’s existing scripted division Anagram Film & TV will also run the new entity, with the help of Jessica Ask former Head of Production at Film i Väst. more…

Tine Fischer
CPH:DOX Widens Reach Of Films And Audience Engagement

Scandinavia’s largest documentary CPH:DOX (November 6-16, 2014) is expanding outside its own boundaries for its 11th edition, making festival films available outside Copenhagen and encouraging audience engagement during and after the festival. more…

Tusen Bitar
Björn Afzenius Doc Crosses 100,000 Admission Mark

More than 100,000 Swedish fans of the legendary singer/songwriter Björn Afzelius have bought a ticket to watch the docu- biopic Tusen Bitar (A Thousands Pieces) playing since September 5 in Swedish cinemas, making it one of the most successful cinema documentaries in Sweden. TriArt is handling the release for the film produced by Auto Images. more…

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Thumbs Up For Swedish Underdog In Zurich and Chicago
Lilyhammer Starts Airing On NRK And Netflix
No Burqas Behind Bars Wins Prix Europa
New CEO For TV 2 Norway

Trailer of the week

The Danish documentary The Circus Dynasty by Anders Riis-Hansen featuring the love story between Patrick Berdino, grandson to the owner of Circus Arena and circus artist Merrylu Casselly is going to open the NORDIX:DOX competition programme at Copenhagen’s CPH:DOX on November 8, 2014. The film is produced by Hansen & Pedersen Film and Television with support from Nordisk Film & TV Fond.