Writers Merja Aakko and Mika Ronkainen win the 2019 Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize for All the Sins

Mika Ronkainen, Merja Aakko / PHOTO: Helena Pataki
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Writers Merja Aakko and Mika Ronkainen win the 2019 Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize for All the Sins

Mika Ronkainen, Merja Aakko / PHOTO: Helena Pataki

The award was announced at a ceremony during the TV Drama Vision event at Göteborg Film Festival tonight.

This year's award is the third annual award for outstanding writing of a Nordic drama series, funded by Nordisk Film & TV Fond. The NOK 200 000 prize is awarded to the main writer(s) of the series.

All the Sins is an addictively intriguing crime thriller about complex relationships and small town prejudices. 

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Writers Merja Aakko and Mika Ronkainen win the 2019 Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize for All the Sins

All The Sins, Kaikki Synnit, Matti Ristinen, Janne Rautiainen / PHOTO: Hannele Majaniemi

After a ten-year absence, Detective Lauri Räihä is sent to investigate the murders of two men in the small northern town where he grew up. Lauri seeks answers to the case only to discover other truths about himself, his home town, and whether one has the power to forgive all sins.

Scriptwriter Merja Aakko worked 15 years as a journalist specialised in human interest stories and social issues before she entered film industry. All the sins is her debut TV drama series Mika Ronkainen (b. 1970) is a writer-director who works with fiction, documentaries and theatre. All the Sins is Ronkainen’s debut TV drama series. Ronkainen was selected among Variety’s Ten European Directors to Watch in 2013. He won the Dragon Award for Best Nordic Documentary at Göteborg Film Festival in 2013 for Finnish Blood Swedish Heart.

Jury statement: "The jury had a difficult time deciding between six very different shows that all showed creative ambition and a desire to move Nordic drama forward. In the end we decided to give the award to the show that in our opinion took the most risks in storytelling and originality in character development. The winning series showed us a community under pressure and found new ways to deconstruct and play with the crime genre. The 2019 Nordisk TV Fond Prize goes to ALL THE SINS"

This year's jury consisted of Christina Jeurling Birro, Sweden, journalist and producer of podcast Pop Culture Confidential; Laura Birn, Finland, actress "The Innocents", "Purge", Justin Judd, USA, content consultant at Hulu and Alexander Karim, Sweden, actor "The Lawyer", "Zero Dark Thirty".

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Writers Merja Aakko and Mika Ronkainen win the 2019 Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize for All the Sins

Justin Judd, Alexander Karim, Christina Jeurling Birro, Laura Birn / PHOTO: Carla Orrego Veliz

ALL THE SINS/KAIKKI SYNNIT credits:
Finland, 2018, 6 episodes x 45 mins
Writers: Merja Aakko, Mika Ronkainen
Director: Mika Ronkainen
Producer: Ilkka Matila Produced by MRP Matila Röhr Productions Oy for Elisa Viihde
International distributor: SKY Vision

READ OUR INTERVIEW WITH THE WINNERS: CLICK HERE.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND TO DOWNLOAD THE FULL PRESS RELEASE: CLICK HERE. 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON ALL THE NOMINEES FOR 2019: CLICK HERE.

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