Nordisk Film & TV Fond Backs 12 Nordic Directors


In its June round of support Nordisk Film & TV Fond has allocated NOK 12,780,000 to 12 films – including five documentaries. The largest grants were handed out to Henrik Ruben Genz’s period film Tordenskiold får hund and the crime/mystery TV series Jordskott respectively.

The feature projects supported received the following grants:

Tordenskiold får hund NOK2.250.000
Danish director Henrik Ruben Genz’s historical comedy drama is produced by Lars Bredo Rahbek (Nimbus Film, DK). Filming is set to start later this year. SF handles the domestic release.

Framing Mom NOK1,700,000
Norwegian director Sara Johnsen’s film about a female TV journalist helping a 16 year-old girl find her biological mother starts filming in December for Turid Øversveen (4½ production, NO). Germany’s The Match Factory is co-producer and sales agent.

A War (Krigen) NOK1,600,000
Danish director Tobias Lindholm’s A War stars Pilou Asbæk as a soldier put on trial upon his return from tour of duty in Afghanistan. Filming is set to start in September. Tomas Radoor is producing (Nordisk Film Production, DK). Nordisk Film handles the domestic release and Studio Canal world sales.

The Giant NOK1,000,000
Swedish first time director Johannes Nyholm starts filming next month his comedy drama about an autistic and severely deformed man who escapes into an imaginary world. Maria Dahlin (Garagefilm, SE) is producing with Morten Kjems Juhl (Beofilm DK). TriArt handles domestic distribution and Indie Sales world sales.

Gold Coast (Guldkysten) NOK1,000,000
Danish documentary filmmaker Daniel Dencik’s first fiction film focuses on Denmark’s participation in the slave trade. Filming is currently undergoing in Ghana. Michael Haslund-Christensen is producing (Haslund Film, DK). SF Film will release it domestically.
Pojkarna NOK1,000,000
Swedish director Alexandra-Therese Keining tackles sexual identity in Pojkarna (‘Boys’) based on Jessica Schiefauer’s novel. Helena Wirenhed is producing (Götafilm, SE).Filming starts on August 25. Nordisk Film handles the domestic release and The Yellow Affair world sales.

The documentaries supported received the following grant
Afghan Justice NOK450,000
Directed by Nicole N. Horanyi for producer Helle Faber (Made in Copenhagen, DK)

Sofus NOK330,000
Directed by Ulla Søe for producer Mette Mailand (Plus Pictures, DK)

Ida’s Diary NOK350,000 
Directed by August Baugstø Hanssen for producer Carsten Aanonsen (Indie Film, NO)

April 28-Every Face Has a Name NOK300,000
Directed by Magnus Gertten for producer Lennart Ström (Auto Images, SE)

Rock Islandica NOK300,000
Directed by Thorkell Hardarson for producer Örn Marino Arnarson (Markell Productions, IS)

The Swedish TV series Jordskott by Henrik Björn produced by Palladium Film was granted NOK2,250,000 (see other story).

For full details see our Projects Supported – click here.

Via the Nordisk Film and TV Fund

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.