Gothenburg: The Nordic Documentary Competition Announced

The Göteborg Film Festival, the largest film festival in the Nordic countries, has announced its documentary programme. The films are nominated for the Dragon Award Best Nordic Documentary in 2019. The winner receives services from the post-production company Chimney for a value of SEK 250,000, which makes the prize one of the largest in the Nordic countries for a documentary film. The award is presented by Chimney and is handed out during the Dragon Awards Gala on 2 February.

‘This year’s selection will show the great diversity and high quality of the Nordic documentary film. We are very proud to present such an exciting combination of personal voices, poetic images and political explosives’, says Jonas Holmberg, the artistic director at the Göteborg Film Festival.

The selected films are:

  • Mating by Lina Maria Mannheimer (Sweden)
  • Cold Case Hammarskjöld by Mads Brügger (Denmark/Norway/Sweden)
  • Patrimonium by Carl Olsson (Denmark)
  • Hamada by Eloy Domínguez Serén (Sweden/Denmark/Norway)
  • Privacy of Wounds by Dalia Kury (Norway)
  • Transnistra by Anna Eborn (Sweden/Denmark/Belgium)
  • Gods of Molenbeek by Reetta Huhtanen (Finland)
  • Little Moscow by Grímur Hákonarson (Iceland)

Barbara Majsa

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