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2021 Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize nominees announced

18 DECEMBER 2020

Sisterhood, Systrabönd, Lilja Nótt Þórarinsdóttir / PHOTO: Lilja Jónsdóttir

Five Nordic drama series have been unveiled as the nominees for the NOK 200,000 (€20,000) Nordic TV Drama Screenplay Award, presented during Göteborg Film Festival’s TV Drama Vision.


For the fifth consecutive year, the award for outstanding writing of a Nordic drama series, funded by Nordisk Film & TV Fond, will be handed out during TV Drama Vision, Göteborg Film Festival’s conference event and series market. Five drama series from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden have been nominated for the prize, which will be awarded to the main writer.

The winner will be announced at an award ceremony on February 3 during the 2021 online edition of TV Drama Vision.

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Liselott Forsman, CEO at Nordisk Film & TV Fond says: “The Fund is extremely proud to celebrate Nordic script writing, in partnership with Göteborg Film Festival’s TV Drama Vision, by shedding extra light on the talents behind these five enchanting narrations. The variety of form and expression shows the present high Nordic quality in multiple genres, in old, new and mixed ones. Congratulations to all nominees!”

Cia Edström, Head of TV Drama Vision at Göteborg Film Festival says: “In this time of social distancing engaging and diverse stories that bring us together is more important ever. The Göteborg Film Festival is very proud to present the nominees for the fifth Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize.”

Last year’s winner of the Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize was Sara Johnsen, writer of the Norwegian drama series 22 July (22. juli).

The 44th Göteborg Film Festival will run from January 29 until February 8 2021 as an online festival due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

TV Drama Vision will take place online on February 3 – 4, 2021.

Find out more about the 2021 Göteborg Film Festival industry programme CLICK HERE. 

 Here are the nominees:

  • CARGO (Rahti)
 
    Finland, 2021, 8x50’ 
    Nominated writer: Matti Kinnunen 
    Co-writers: Johanna Hartikainen, Tarja Kylmä, Veikko Aaltonen 
    Broadcaster: YLE
 
    Produced by: Fremantle Finland
 
    Producers: Kirsi Hatara, Rea Dominicy, Joonas Hytönen  
    Director: Matti Kinnunen
 
    PremiereAutumn 2021  
    Sales: Fremantle 
     
    An 8-episode drama series about human smuggling and a group of people who experience it first hand.

    A young Eritrean woman is separated from her husband and daughter as they flee to Finland. Two down and out brothers steal a van unaware that there are people hidden inside. After waiting years to adopt a child, a woman becomes the legal guardian of a child whose parents’ whereabouts are unknown.
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Cargo, Rahti, Matti Kinnunen / PHOTO: Heidi Hanna Karhu
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Cargo, Rahti, Evelyn Rasmussen Osazuwa, Geoffrey Erista Ariela Francis / PHOTO: Mark Cassar
  • CRY WOLF (Ulven kommer)
    Denmark, 2020, 8x58’
    Nominated writer: Maja Jul Larsen
    Broadcaster: DR
    Produced by: DR Drama
    Producer: Claudia Saginario
    Directors: Pernille Fischer Christensen, May El-Toukhy, Samanou Sahlstrøm, Niclas Bendixen
    Premiere: October 11, 2020
    Sales: DR Sales

    Cry Wolf is the intense and emotional story of a teenage girl who writes a vivid school essay detailing her stepfather’s violent behaviour. The parents deny the accusations, but who's to say who's lying and who is telling the truth?
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Cry Wolf, Ulven Kommer, Maja Jul Larsen / PHOTO: Katrine Rohrberg
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Cry Wolf, Ulven Kommer, Flora Ofelia Hofman Lindahl / PHOTO: Michella Bedah
  • SISTERHOOD (Systrabönd)
    Iceland, 2021, 6x45’
    Nominated writer: Jóhann Ævar Grímsson
    Co-writers: Björg Magnúsdóttir, Jóhanna Friðrika Sæmundsdóttir, Silja Hauksdóttir
    Broadcaster: Síminn (Iceland) & Viaplay (Nordics)
    Produced by: Sagafilm
    Producers: Tinna Proppé, Hilmar Sigurðsson, Kjartan Thor Thordarson
    Director: Silja Hauksdóttir
    Premiere: Q2 2021
    Sales: NBCUniversal Global Distribution (Worldwide), Lumiere (Benelux)

    The skeletal remains of a young girl who disappeared 25 years ago are found in a gravel mine in Iceland. When the priest Elisabet, the chef Anna Sigga, and the practical nurse Karlotta hear the news, it shatters their calm existence. They have gone through their lives carrying the heavy burden of guilt over a horrible secret they share from their past.
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Sisterhood, Systrabönd, Jóhann Ævar Grímsson / PHOTO: Sagafilm
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Sisterhood, Systrabönd, Sóley Ásta Eyland / PHOTO: Lilja Jónsdóttir
  • THIN BLUE LINE (Tunna blå linjen)
    Sweden, 2021, 10x60’
    Nominated writer: Cilla Jackert
    Co-writers: Erik Arhnbom, Malin Marmgren
    Broadcaster: SVT
    Produced by: Anagram Sverige
    Producers: Martin Persson & Erik Magnusson
    Directors: Sanna Lenken (conceptual director), Anders Hazelius, Mikael Hansson
    Premiere: January 17, 2021
    Sales: ITV

    The work of the Swedish Malmö police is gritty and unglamorous. 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 within the police force. The story centres around the lives of four police officers as they struggle to keep their human values intact.
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Thin Blue Line, Tunna Blå Linjen, Cilla Jackert / PHOTO: Emi Gunér
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Thin Blue Line, Tunna Blå Linjen, Gizem Erdogan / PHOTO: Jon Rudberg, Anagram
  • WELCOME TO UTMARK (Velkommen til Utmark)
    Norway, 2021, 8x45’
    Nominated writer: Kim Fupz Aakeson
    Broadcaster: HBO Europe
    Produced by: Paradox Film 8 AS for HBO Europe
    Producers: Finn Gjerdrum and Stein Kvae
    Director: Dagur Kári
    Premiere: 2021

    Somewhere in the Nordic wilderness, in a place that lives by its own rules, lies Utmark. A corrupt sheriff, a cross-dressing farmer, a possessed shopkeeper, an alcoholic shepherd, a nature-loving bootlegger, a God-hating pastor, a grieving pimp. Everyone knows everyone in this secluded corner of the Nordic North.
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Welcome To Utmark, Velkommen til Utmark, Kim Fupz Aakeson / PHOTO: Robin Skjoldborg
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Welcome To Utmark, Velkommen til Utmark, Tobias Santelmann / PHOTO: HBO Nordic

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