Feature film support

  • Shadows in My Eyes (Skyggen i mit øje)
    Grant: NOK 3 million 
    Recipient: Miso Film Denmark
    Producers: Jonas Allen, Peter Bose
    Writer/Director: Ole Bornedal
    Story: Based on a script by Ole Bornedal, Shadows in My Eyes centres on the bombing of the Gestapo headquarters in Copenhagen in 1945, one of the most tragic events in Denmark during WW2, when the Royal Air Force mistakenly bombed the French School in Copenhagen, killing several children and nuns.  “It’s the story of innocence versus machines, of the child who falls victim to the horrors of coincidence,” said Bornedal. The film is co-produced by TV2 Denmark and SF Studios who will handle the Scandinavian distribution. Filming is set to start this fall, with a premiere planned for late 2020.
  • The Worst Person in the World (Verdens verste menneske)
    Grant: NOK 2.4 million
    Recipient: Oslo Pictures, Norway
    Producer: Thomas Robsahm
    Director: Joachim Trier
    Writer: Eskil Vogt
    Main cast: Anders Danielsen, Renate Reinsve
    Story: The film is the third instalment in Trier’s Oslo trilogy after his acclaimed Reprise and Oslo, August 31st. The Worst Person in the World is a modern dramedy about the quest for love and its meaning in contemporary Oslo. It chronicles four years in the life of Julie, a young woman who navigates the troubled waters of love life, and struggles to find her career path, leading her to take a realistic look at who she really is.

    The film is a co-production between Oslo Pictures Norway, France’s MK2, Denmark’s Snowglobe and Sweden’s B-Reel Films, with co-financing from NRK, SF Studios, Talent Norge, Amarcord, Storyline, DR, Film i Väst, SVT, support from the Norwegian Film Institute, Danish Film Institute, Swedish Film Institute and Eurimages. Filming is set to start in January 2020. MK2 International handles world sales.   
  • Titina
    Grant: NOK 3.5 million
    Recipient: Mikrofilm
    Producers: Tonje Skar Reiersen, Lise Fearnley
    Director: Kajsa Næss
    Script: Per Schreiner, Kajsa Næss
    Story: Two noble men and a lap dog set out on a perilous quest to conquer the North Pole. Titina is the true-ish story of Roald Amundsen’s mysterious death, Umberto Nobile’s sheer disgrace and of Titina: the first-and last-lap dog on the North Pole.

    The ambitious animated film produced by Mikrofilm (Academy-award winner with the animated short film The Danish Poet) won Best Pitch at Haugesund’s Nordic Coproduction Market in 2016. The film will be delivered in the fall 2021. Nordic distributors confirmed include Norsk Filmdistribusjon in Norway, Folkets Bio in Sweden, Filmkompaniet in Finland, Angel Films in Denmark and Sena in Iceland.


TV drama support

  • The Hunt for a Killer (Jakten på en Mördare) 
    Format: 6x45’
    Grant: NOK 2.3 million
    Recipient: Yellow Bird Film & TV, Sweden
    Producers: Marianne Gray, Helene Lindholm
    Director: Mikael Marcimain
    Writers: Helene Lindholm, Lotta Erikson
    Commissioning broadcaster: SVT
    Story: One night around Easter 1989, 10-year-old Helen Nilsson disappeared. At the time, about twenty pedophiles were in central Hörby. This is the prelude to the series about one of the largest crime investigations in Sweden, loosely based on a book by Tobias Bakman. Filming is scheduled to start on August 26, 2019, with a premiere on SVT in the fall 2020. 
  • Sprinter Galore
    Format: 26x5’
    Grant: NOK 750,000
    Recipient: Copenhagen Bombay, Denmark
    Producer: Mikkel Kristensen
    Directors: Lars Christiansen, Kristjan Møller
    Writers: Christoffer Krustrup, Mads Bøge
    Commissioning broadcasters: DR, TV2 Norway
    Story: After a long and eventful stay on Earth, the superhero Sprinter Galore returns to his home planet, Bhilka. He expects a very warm welcome but quickly realises that his fellow Bhilkhaners almost did not notice that he was away. The Bhilkhaners thinks that being a superhero is a foolish occupation, but again and again they ask for his help. Sprinter likes to help and he eventually finds a place in society as a superhero after all.

    The animated film loosely based on the eponymous live action TV series, is in the storyboarding and animation process. The expected premiere is set for January 2020 on DR Ramasjang. Copenhagen Bombay handles world sales.

Documentary support

  • Declare Independence
    Grant: NOK 650,000
    Recipient: Copenhagen Film Company Kort & Doc.
    Producer: Ulrik Gutkin
    Director: Kenneth Sorento
    Story: The documentary explores the difficult balance between the right to self-determination and nationalism, between traditional culture and globalisation.

    In 1721, the Danish missionary Hans Egede, under orders of King Frederik IV, travelled to Greenland, and with the establishment of the Hope Colony, laid the foundation of the Danish colonisation of Greenland. Today, nearly 300 years later, the winds of independence are blowing, and many of the younger generation want to break away from the old colonial power, while a small minority is fiercely against breaking away from Denmark.

    The film co-produced by Jørgen Chemnitz (Greenland) and Benedikte Bredesen (FX Production Norway), was co-financed by DR, NRK, RUV, Fritt Ord, with support from the Danish Film Institute. DR Sales handles world sales. The premiere is set for the fall 2020.

Distribution support:

  • NOK 550,000 in slate support to Storytelling for the release in Norway of Queen of Hearts (DK), Sons of Denmark (DK) and Swoon (SE). 
  • NOK 170,000 to Netop Films for the release in Iceland of Valhalla (DK).
  • NOK 90,000 to Studio Show Entertainment, Sweden for the release of Out Stealing Horses (NO).


Dubbing support 

  • NOK90,000 to Netop Films for the dubbing in Iceland of Valhalla (DK)
     

Cultural initiatives support 

  • NOK100,000 to Nordic Kids Media Festival in Sweden, a three-day festival for producers and creators. The purpose is to strengthen, educate and inspire festival attendees to help them improve and elevate kids media content in the Nordic countries.
  • NOK70,000 to European Film Promotion for the Film Sales Support 2019.