The largest grant of NOK 2.5 million was allocated to the Swedish TV drama The Thin Blue Line produced by Anagram Sweden for SVT. My Skinny Sister’s Sanna Lenken is concept director.

Production support TV series

  • The Thin Blue Line (10x60’) 
    Grant: NOK 2,500,000 
    Recipient: Anagram Sweden
    Producer: Martin Persson
    Writers: Cilla Jackert (head-writer), Erik Ahmbom, Malin Marmgren 
    Directors Sanna Lenken (concept-director), Anders Hazelius, Mikael Hansson
    Commissioning broadcaster: SVT
    Other broadcasters: DR, Yle, NRK, RÚV 

    Story: The work of the Swedish Malmö police is gritty and unglamorous. Despite dealing with death, social misery and the growth of criminal activity in the city’s notorious problem areas, they keep their spirits up thanks to the strong bonds of the police force. The Swedish TV drama created by the experienced Cilla Jackert (The Restaurant, Shed no Tears) is set to start filming on June 11, 2019.

Feature films

  • Lamb 
    Grant: NOK 1,800,000
    Recipient: Go to Sheep, Iceland
    Producers: Hrönn Kristinsdóttir, Sara Nassim 
    Director: Valdimar Jóhannsson
    Writers: Valdimar Jóhannsson, Sjón
    Main cast: Noomi Rapace, Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson
    Local distribution: Sena
    World sales: New Europe Film Sales 

    Lamb is a story of a childless couple of sheep farmers, Maria and Ingvar, who in mysterious circumstances find a new-born that is half human, half sheep. Longing for a child of their own they decide to keep the lamb-child and raise it as their own. This unexpected change in their life initially brings them much joy. 

    Top crew members include VFX supervisor Peter Hjorth (Border, Melancholia) and production designer Snorri Freyr Hilmarsson (Woman at War). The Icelandic/Swedish/Polish film is co-produced by Piodor Gustafsson and Erik Rydell of Sweden’s Black Spark Film & TV, and Klaudia Śmieja-Rostworowska of Madants/NEM Corp. Filming is set to start May 26.
  • All I Want for Christmas 2 (Julemandens datter 2) 
    Grant: NOK 1,700,000 
    Recipient: Deluca Film, Denmark
    Producer: Morten Rasmussen, David CH. Østerbøg 
    Director: Christian Dyekjær 
    Writers: Uffe Rørbæk Madsen, Lars T. Therkildsen
    Main cast: Martin Buch, Mia Lyhne, Elia Testa Madsen, Peter Sejer Winther
    Local distribution: Scanbox
    World sales: Attraction Distribution

    Story: Lucia, the daughter of Father Christmas, wants to help her best friend when he is unfairly accused of stealing a magic crystal. But she soon realises that she is facing something dangerous that is threatening her family and Christmas itself.

    The Danish family film is a follow up to All I Want for Christmas which sold more than 152,000 tickets in Denmark and 50,000 in Norway. The second instalment is co-financed by TV2 Denmark, supported by the Danish Film Institute, Vestdansk Filmpulje, Viborg Kommune. The Danish release is set for November 12, 2019.
  • The Innocents 
    Grant: NOK 1,800,000 
    Recipient: Mer Film
    Producer: Maria Ekerhovd 
    Writer/Director: Eskil Vogt
    Local distribution: Mer Film 
    Story: Away from the gaze of their parents, four children’s innocent playing evolves into something else. Magical and strange things start happening. The film is a journey into the secret world of children.

    Vogt’s second feature after Blind, is co-produced by Zentropa Sweden, Finland’s Bufo and Denmark’s Snowglobe, with support from the Norwegian Film Institute, the Finnish Film Foundation, Eurimages among others.

Documentary support

  • Genesis
    Grant: NOK 600,000
    Recipient: Momento Film Sweden 
    Producers: Michael Krotkiewski, David Herdies 
    Directors: David Herdies, Georg Götmark 
    World sales: Autlook Film Sales

    Story: In Genesis, the development of modern warfare and AI are connecting three seemingly disparate locations and lives; a scientist in Sweden, a private contractor in USA and a Taliban turned Sufi in Pakistan.

    Producer Krotkiewski said: “The film focuses on the development of future technologies, especially within the field of AI and robotics, and how we as human beings relate to questions about responsibility and ethics. We want to explore the tension between creation and destruction, how we develop new technologies that could potentially lead to our own extinction.”

    The film is co-produced by Denmark’s Made in Copenhagen, SVT, in association with DR, NRK, Film i Väst, support from Swedish Film Institute, Danish Film Institute, Konstnärsnämnden. The premiere is set for spring 2020.
  • A-ha-The Movie
    Grant: NOK 700,000
    Recipient: Motlys
    Producer: Yngve Sæther
    Directors: Thomas Robsahm, Aslaug Holm
    World sales: First Hand Films

    Story: In 1985 the three boys from Oslo in the group A-ha became pop idols and the first Norwegian group to dominate the top of the charts around the world. 30 years later the band is back with a new album and touring the world. Did their dream come true?

    Filmed over four years, the film is the ultimate story of the Norwegian pop band consisting of Paul Waaktaar, Morten Harket and Magne Furuholmen who rose to stardom in the 1980s and continue to fill arenas around the world. The film will be released in November 2020.

Distribution support 

  • NOK 360,000 in slate distribution to Tri Art, Sweden for the release of the Norwegian films Sonja-The White Swan by Anne Sewitsky and Beware of Children by Dag Johan Haugerud
  • NOK 100,000 in slate distribution to Sena, Iceland for the release of the Danish films Queen of Hearts by May el-Toukhy and That Time of Year by Paprika Steen 
  • NOK 250,000 to Nordisk Film, Norway for the release of the Danish animated film Checkered Ninja by Thorbjørn Christoffersen and Anders Matthesen 
  • NOK 200,000 to Filmkompaniet, Finland for the release of the Danish animated film Checkered Ninja by Thorbjørn Christoffersen and Anders Matthesen 
  • NOK 200,000 to SF Studios, Sweden for the release of the Norwegian film Amundsen by Espen Sandberg 
  • NOK 130,00 to Nordisk Film Distribution, Sweden for the release of the Danish film Queen of Hearts by May el-Toukhy 
  • NOK 50,000 to Sena, Iceland for the release of the Danish animated film Checkered Ninja 
  • NOK 50,000 to Njuta Films, Sweden for the release of the Norwegian film Phoenix by Camilla Strøm Henriksen 
  • NOK25,000 to Njuta Films, Sweden for the release of the Danish animated film Checkered Ninja

Dubbing support

  • NOK 100,000 to Sena, Iceland  for the dubbing of the Danish animated film Checkered Ninja 
  • NOK 100,000 to Nordisk Film Distribution, Norway for the dubbing of the Danish animated film Checkered Ninja 
  • NOK 90,000 to Nordisk Film Finland for the dubbing of the Swedish animated film Bamse and the Thunderbell

Film Cultural Initiatives support

  • NOK 530,000 to The Norwegian Film Festival for the industry event New Nordic Films 
  • NOK 250,000 to Scandinavian Locations for the network Nordic Film Commissions 
  • NOK 70,000 to Mikrofilm, Norway for the networking event Nordic Animation-Annecy Hub 
  • NOK 50,000 to Fiction Finland for the TV drama screenwriting event Helsinki Script 2019