Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize 2022

For the 6th consecutive year, the award for outstanding writing of a Nordic drama series, funded by Nordisk Film & TV Fond, will be presented during the Göteborg Film Festival’s TV Drama Vision industry event.

Five Nordic drama series have been announced as nominees for the Prize. The award goes to the series' main writer(s). The five Nordic drama series nominated will compete for NOK 200,000 (€ 20,000). The winner will be announced at an award ceremony on 2 February 2022 during the on-site edition of TV Drama Vision.

Liselott Forsman, CEO at Nordisk Film & TV Fond says: “Good scripts form the base of our strong Nordic drama series. Writing talents should be cherished every day and celebrated through script honours and awards. ... This year’s five finalists skilfully communicate significant themes in an inspiring way, through both comedy and social issue drama genres and also through combinations of the two.”

Cia Edström, Head of TV Drama Vision at Göteborg Film Festival says: "We are very proud to host the Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize for the sixth time. We were both charmed and impressed by the diverse stories and the creative talent of this years selection."

This year’s Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize jury that will select the winner consist of Finnish actor Alma Pöysti, Hungarian writer and creative producer Gábor Krigler, Norwegian screenwriter and director Julie Andem and Swedish journalist and television critic Mattias Bergqvist.

Scroll down for full information about the nominees, the prize and previous year's winners and nominees.

NOMINATED 2022

The Shift

2022
  • Director: Lone Scherfig, Ole Christian Madsen, Søren Balle
  • Producer: Creative Alliance, Malene Blenkov
  • Country: Denmark
  • Original title: Det største

The Shift

Nominated writer: Lone Scherfig

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NOMINATED 2022

Transport

2022
  • Director: Auli Mantila
  • Producer: Tekele Productions, Miia Haavisto, Tia Talli
  • Country: Finland
  • Original title: Transport

Transport

Nominated writer: Auli Mantila

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NOMINATED 2022

Blackport

2021
  • Director: Gísli Örn Gardarsson, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, María Reyndal
  • Producer: Vesturport, Nana Alfredsdóttir, Gísli Örn Gardarsson, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Nina Dögg Filippusdóttir
  • Country: Iceland
  • Original title: Verbúðin

Blackport

Nominated writers: Gísli Örn Gardarsson, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson and Mikael Torfason

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NOMINATED 2022

Countrymen

2021
  • Director: Izer Aliu, Aurora Gossé, Brwa Vahabpour
  • Producer: Rubicon, Mikael Diseth, Fridrik H. Mar
  • Country: Norway
  • Original title: Jordbrukerne

Countrymen

Nominated writers: Izer Aliu and Anne Bjørnstad

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NOMINATED 2022

Suburbia

  • Director: Henrik Schyffert, John Nordling
  • Producer: FLX, Lejla Besic
  • Country: Sweden
  • Original title: Vi i villa

Suburbia

Nominated writer: Tove Eriksen Hillblom

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About Nordic Film & TV Fond Prize

Purpose
Nordic Film & TV Fond Prize's purpose is to strengthen Nordic drama series internationally and put the spotlight on the scriptwriter's important role in Nordic drama series.

The competition is part of Göteborg Film Festival's focus on TV-drama. The nominated scriptwriters are usually invited to GFF to participate in e.g. seminars and meet the festival audience in connection with the screenings. The plans for 2022's hybrid edition of GFF is still to be announced.

The prize-winning drama series
The winner will be announced during TV Drama Vision, 2 February 2022. 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 Maja Jul Larsen (Cry Wolf), Sara Johnsen (22 July), Merja Aakko & Mika Ronkainen (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 five series will be chosen to compete for the Nordic Film & TV Fond Prize. One from each Nordic country. First seasons will be prioritised.

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 Finnish actor Alma Pöysti, Hungarian writer and creative producer Gábor Krigler, Norwegian screenwriter and director Julie Andem and Swedish journalist and television critic Mattias Bergqvist.

Event Dates

Nordisk Film & TV Fond

CEO
Liselott Forsman
liselott@nftvfond.com

Göteborg Film Festival

Head of TV Drama Vision
Cia Edström
cia.edstrom@goteborgfilmfestival.se