Purpose Nordic Film & TV Fond Prize's purpose is to strengthen Nordic TV-drama internationally and put the spotlight on the scriptwriter's important role in the Nordic TV-series.
The competition is part of Göteborg Film Festival's focus on TV-drama. The series nominated for best script is part of the festival's Nordic Light: TV Drama section. The nominated scriptwriters will be invited to GFF to participate in e.g. seminars and meet the festival audience in connection with the screenings.
The prize-winning TV-series The winner will be announced during TV Drama Vision, 29 January 2020. The winner receives NOK 200,000 (approx.€ 20,000) and the winning script writer(s) will during the year be invited to various festivals by GFF.
Previous winners are Merja Aakko & Mika Ronkainen for (All the Sins), Adam Price (Ride Upon the Storm) and Mette M. Bølstad & Stephen Uhlander (Nobel).
Criteria for nomination A selection group will shortlist a number of series, from that list a selection of series will be chosen to compete for the Nordic Film & TV Fond Prize. All five nordic countries must be represented among the nominated series. Sequels may be nominated.
The jury The jury will consist of minimum three experienced professionals (e.g. journalists, script writers and bestselling authors). At least one of them of non-Nordic origin. The jury's decision will be based on the script and at least 2-3 episodes of the series. This year’s jury consists of Jakob Oftebro, Moa Gammel, Dariusz Jabłoński and Cecilie Asker.