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YNPC 2016
Cannes: Young Nordic Producers Club Focus On Distribution

Twenty Six of the most promising young Nordic producers attended the networking and training programme Young Nordic Producers Club (YNPC) held on top of a roof terrace in Cannes from May 13-16. more…

Shia LaBeouf, Sverrir Gudnason
The Fund Backs Cannes Buzz Films Borg/McEnroe And The Square

Two of the Nordic region’s most high profile titles pitched on the Croisette - Janus Metz’s Borg/McEnroe and Ruben Östlund’s The Square received backing from Nordisk Film & TV Fond’s April round of support. more…

Lene BØRGLUM
Lene Borglum - The Neon Demon Producer: “I Never Say No”

Nicolas Winding Refn’s partner in Space Rocket Nation is the brain that brings the director's vision to the silver screen. Cool-headed and passionate Lene Borglum (pictured) tells us about keeping creative and financial control on star and director-driven films made outside the studio system. more…

Bugs
Borg/McEnroe, Lars von Trier and Bugs Sell In Cannes

SF Studios, TrustNordisk and Autlook Film Sales reported healthy business on several of their Nordic titles on offer on the sales and pre-sales markets in Cannes. more…

Olli Maki
Kuosmanen: “Happiest Day Is An Allegory About Filmmaking”

Cinéfondation Prize winner Juho Kuosmanen has a chance to pick up a Camera d’or for The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki that had its world premiere yesterday at Cannes’ Un Certain Regard. The Finnish director (pictured) speaks about the film and the joy of filmmaking. more…

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French Cash To Icelandic Woman At War
Kuosmanen Knocks Out Un Certain Regard Competitors
SVT Promotes Christian Wikander
Nordic Talents Call For Projects Closes June 2

Trailer of the week

The hybrid film Wolf and Sheep focusing on children shepherds living in a small community in Afghanistan won the Directors Fortnight’s Art Cinema Award in Cannes. The film was produced by Denmark’s Adomeit Film with La Fabrica Nocturna (France), Wolf Pictures (Afghanistan) and Zentropa International Sweden. Øst for Paradis handles Danish distribution.