• Triple Nomination For Mammon In Seoul

    NRK’s in-house TV drama Mammon is one of the front runners for the 9th Seoul International Drama Awards with three chances to win a Golden Bird at the largest TV drama awards ceremony in Asia to be held on September 4, 2014. The six part Norwegian TV drama is nominated for Best mini-series, Best Director (Cecilie Mosli) and Best

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  • Dutch and Norwegian filmmakers shooting in northern Norway – Beyond Sleep

    Dutch director Boudewijn Koole, whose Little Bird (Kauwboy)[+] won the European Film Award as European Discovery of the Year besides another 12 prizes on the international festival circuit, has earlier this month (7 August) started principal photography for his new film Beyond Sleep on locations in northern Norway. The film – based on Dutch author Willem Frederik Herman’s 1966 bestseller –

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  • Blind saw the light in Haugesund, taking home four Amanda awards

    Both nominated in seven categories, Norwegian directors Eskil Vogt’s Blind[+] and Erik Poppe’s A Thousand Times Good Night[+] were the big winners at the Amanda awards ceremony (16 August), where the Norwegian film industry celebrated local filmmakers presenting them with the 2.5kg national film prizes. At Haugesund’s Maritim Hall, preceding the opening of the Norwegian International Film Festival on Sunday, Blind collected four

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  • The 2014 Amanda Winners

    Aksel Hennie won Best Actor for his role in Pioneer, his fourth win in this category.  Ellen Dorrit Petersen received Best Actress for her role in Blind, while the audience voted Ragnarok as the winner of the People’s Amanda. The evening’s big winners were Blind and A Thousand Times Good Night, which won respectively four

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  • Nordic and European cinema in focus at Norway’s Haugesund festival

    “The gap between the blockbuster and world cinema may seem bigger than ever, but perhaps not. Sharp-minded analysts find underlying interpersonal dramas also in Hollywood entertainment,” observed programme director Håkon Skogrand of theNorwegian International Film Festival, before launching its 42nd edition, which runs between 16-22 August. There are a few US blockbusters in the line-up, such as Patrick Hughes’ The Expendables 3,

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  • Admissions Denmark, Norway First Six Months 2014

    Cinema attendance offered contrasted results during the first half of 2014 as Danish films fell 9% while Norway climbed by a record 83.2%. A noticeable element in the countries’ respective Top charts is the presence of Monica Z (Waltz for Monica), number nine in Denmark and The 100 year-old Man Who Climbed out the Window

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  • Bright Norwegian Skies For Autumn Film Season

    After a first half of the year that saw admissions for Norwegian films climb to their highest level in five years, the strong Autumn line up of 15 new local films introduced by the Norwegian Film Institute on Tuesday has all the right ingredients to bring in record admissions. The first title to open with

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  • 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

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  • Norwegian Wood in Haugesund

    “It will be Norwegian Wood indeed,” said festival director Gunnar Johan Løvvik, of the Norwegian International Film Festival: his opening film in Haugesund this year is Beatles, Danish director Peter Flinth and Norwegian producer Jørgen Storm Rosenberg’s adaption of Lars Saabye Christensen 1984 novel, with real Beatles music on the score. Beatles premiere Flinth, Rosenberg

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