Strong Nordic Contenders At Prix Europa 2014

Almost 20 Nordic TV programmes have been selected for the European broadcasters’ annual Prix Europa to be handed out on October 24 in Berlin.

The award that distinguishes the best European television, radio and online productions each year has 23 European fiction series, serials or mini-series vying for the Best European TV drama of the year, including 6 Nordic shows: Denmark’s The Seaside Hotel/Badehotellet (SF Film Production), Finland’s Almost 18 (YLE), Iceland’s Astridur 2(Saga Film), Norway’s Struggle for Life (pictured – NRK Drama), Sweden’s The Fat and the Angry (Götafilm) and thriller series Death of a Pilgrim (SVT Drama).

In the Best European TV documentary of the year are Denmark’s The Agreement (Bullit Film), Finland’s Finnish Blood Swedish Heart (Klaffi Productions), Sweden’s No Burqas Behind Bars (Nima Film) and I Stop Time (Bob Film). Nominees in the Current Affairs category are Denmark’s Carbon Crooks (Heinemann Media), Finland’s Syria Faces of War (YLE), Norway’s Drone (Flimmer Film) and Sweden’s Mission Investigate-The Sextortionist (SVT). Finally in the runner up for the Iris Best European Intercultural Programme are Denmark’s Akkari & Khader-Freedom, Equality (Off World) and Mission Rape-a Tool of War (Sfinx Film/TV ApS), Norway’s After the Killing (NRK) and Twin Sisters (Moment Film), as well as Sweden’s Mission Investigate: the Swedish Nazis (SVT).

Prix Europa is organized by a coalition of 28 big European broadcasters and institutions, amongst them the European Broadcasting Union.

via 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.