26 Norwegian films will compete for this year’s Amanda awards
Norwegian directors Joachim Trier’s Thelma, Erik Poppe’s U – July 22 and Iram Haq’s What Will People Say are the favorites at the 18 August ceremony
Norwegian Film Institute says UP to woman filmmakers
The Norwegian Film Institute and Talent Norway (= Talent Norge, an institution which has since 2015 supported “artistic talent to realise their full potential”) have jointly instigated UP, a talent development program for Norwegian woman filmmakers. 12 Norwegian directors and producers will receive €5,300 (NOK 50,000) and participate in the year-long program, which focuses on the creative process and the individual development as a filmmaker. First group will start in September the institute’s Jannicke Stendal Hansen as project manager
Norwegian Film Institute supports nine video games
Three new and six already subsidised projects will receive app. €0.8 million for development.
Breien will reunite with her Wives after 43 years
Norwegian director Anja Breien’s Wives – 40 Years After will complete “a feature series which is unique in film history” with backing from the Norwegian Film Institute.
Sørfond support for six new projects
Sørfond has this week granted support for six international co-productions with Norwegian minority producers. This year the funding goes to projects from India, Ukrain, Palestine, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Bangladesh, a new and exciting filmcountry.
A portrait of a woman who stopped eating 20 years ago
Norwegian documentarist Margreth Olin will co-direct and produce a feature-length documentary about photographer-artist Lene Marie Fossen.
New Ways-support for four new productions
The Norwegian Film Institute’s talent programme Nye veier (New Ways) will back the development of two short documentaries and two shorts.
Top EU MEDIA support for Norway’s Wisting TV series
Cinenord Drama is the first Norwegian production company to receive the €1 million maximum for its 10x45min thriller project
Interview with Rafiki-coproducer Ruben Thorkildsen: Sometimes I dream of being a potato farmer
“Film producing is an incredibly complex job, but that is what I love about it,” said Norway’s Ape & Bjørn producer Ruben Thorkildsen, who will present Rafiki in Un Certain Regard at the Cannes International Film Festival
Norway’s Producer on the Move: “Romeo + Juliet blew my mind”
“It is an important period for Norwegian film and television drama, which has finally developed a cinematic self-esteem,” said Åshild Ramborg, who is selected for the producers’ programme in Cannes