Nominees Revealed For Nordic Council Film Prize

On Tuesday, the five nominees were announced for the 14th Nordic Council Film Prize, which aims to raise interest in the Nordic cultural community and recognise outstanding artistic initiatives. The nominated films must have deep roots in Nordic culture, be of high artistic quality, and distinguish themselves by their artistic originality. This year's nominees are: Parents | Forældre | Denmark When their son moves away from home, Kjeld and Vibeke try to reignite the magic of their younger days, so move into the

Skam Honoured By LGBT Denmark At Pride Festival

Norwegian drama Skam (Shame) has been honoured with the Salmon Award by LGBT Denmark, which is presented to people or organisations that have gone against the tide. Former winners include former Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Morten Kjærum, and Nina Stork. Writer and director of Skam, Julie Andem, and actor Carl Martin Eggesbø who plays Eskild, received the award on the main stage at Rådhuspladsen on Saturday as part of the Copenhagen Pride Festival. Their appearance was accompanied by a video message

The King’s Choice Claims Eight Awards In Haugesund

On Saturday, the 45th Norwegian Film Festival (19 - 25 August) in Haugesund began with almost a clean sweep for Erik Poppe’s historical drama The King's Choice (Kongens nei) at the 2017 Amanda Awards, which celebrates the achievements of Norwegian cinema. The King’s Choice, which was shortlisted for the 89th Academy Awards, was the most popular film in Norway last year with over 700,000 tickets sold and tells the story of three fateful days in April 1940 when German soldiers arrived

The Nominees Are Revealed For Kristallen Gala 2017

The nominees have been announced for this year's Kristallen Gala, which serves to reward innovative thinking, originality and craftmanship in Swedish television. The awards ceremony will take place in Stockholm on 1st September 2017, and it will be hosted by journalist Kattis Ahlström. Nineteen statues will be handed out during the ceremony, of which thirteen will be decided by a jury, four by the audience, and Kristallen will award a Honorary Prize and the new Special Award. However, there are just

Elliott Crosset Hove Wins Best Actor In Locarno

Elliott Crosset Hove (In The Blood) has been named Best Actor at the Locarno Film Festival for his role in Hlynur Pálmason's debut feature Winter Brothers (Vinterbrødre), in a story about two brothers who work in a limestone factory through a harsh, cold winter. The film follows Emil (Elliott Crosset Hove) and his older brother Johan (Simon Sears) through their routines, habits and rituals, and a violent feud that erupts between them and another family. However, the focus is on Emil