Børning 2 gets funding from the Nordisk Film and TV Fund

In the February round of production support Nordisk Film and TV Fond has allocated its largest grant of NOK 2.7 million to the Norwegian car race movie Børning 2 – On Ice.

Børning 2 is the sequel to the 2014 hit Børning, which won for Amanda awards including Best Film. Hallvard Braein will direct the sequel with Anders Baasmo Christensen in the leading role as Roy, who is on a mission to prevent his daughter from taking part in another illegal street race. This time the race will be from the West Coast of Norway to Sweden, Finland, and Murmansk in Russia. The Norwegian premiere is set for the 5th of October 2016.

Here are the other projects funded by the Nordisk Film and TV Fond in February:

– The 8×15’ youth series Hashtag produced by Lizette Jonjic for Zentropa Sweden was granted NOK 550.000. The show written by Jessika Jankert and Lovisa Löwhagen is inspired by the true story of the ‘Instagram riots’ that took place in Gothenburg in 2012.  The series explores social media’s effect on young people, how small events can have great consequences. It is foremost about friendship and loyalty. The cast includes Aviva Wrede, Emma Söderström and Winny Lopez among others. The editor is Andreas Nilsson (Blue Eyes, Sebbe).

The series is co-financed by SVT, Film Väst, YLE, the City of Gothenburg cultural support, the SFI. The premiere on SVT Play is set for April 19, 2016.

– The Golden Dawn Case produced by Christian Falch for Faction Film was granted NOK 500.000. The film features Greece’s infamous neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn, the fate of some of their member MPs and their families as the politicians face charges of criminal activities and go on trial. The TV documentary is co-produced by House of Real (Denmark) and Napa Films (Finland).

– The Night produced by Carsten Aanonsen for Indie Film was granted NOK 800.000. The director Steffan Strandberg tells his own childhood story of growing up with an alcoholic mother. The narrative is told through the eyes of an 11-year-old boy and is a combination of animation and 8 mm film, filmed by Steffan’s father. The film was co-produced by Sweden’s Fasad and Belgium’s Walking the Dog. Tour de Force handles Norwegian distribution and Wide House international sales.

– New Norway produced and directed by Paul Simma for Saamifilmi was granted NOK 400.000. It’s the story of a village on the edge of the Lapland wilderness, where different cultures meet and clash. The power of the clans takes over when state servants disappear.

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.