Daníel Bjarnason Wins Nordic Composers Award

During a gala ceremony at the Nordic Embassies in Berlin Sunday, Icelandic composer Daníel Bjarnason was named as recipient of the 8th HARPA Nordic Film Composers Award for his score to Under The Tree (Undir trénu), directed by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson. Although Daníel Bjarnason was unable to attend the ceremony, artistic manager Edna Pletchetero accepted the winner's statuette on his behalf, designed by Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson and crafted by Icelandic goldsmith Kjartan Örn Kjartansson. The award winner was decided by an

Prisoners Sets New Record At Iceland’s Edda Awards

The Icelandic Film and Television Academy has revealed its nominees for the 19th Edda Awards, which will be presented during a gala ceremony at the Reykjavik Hilton on 25th February. Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson's Under The Tree (Undir trénu) leads the film entries with twelve nominations, including Best Film and Best Director, with Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir’s debut feature The Swan (Svanurinn) earning nine nominations. Meanwhile, Prisoners (Fangar) has secured a record fourteen Edda nominations, including Best Director and Best Screenplay, but for Best

Nine Robert Awards For Dominant Winter Brothers

During a gala ceremony hosted by Paprika Steen (Below The Surface) at the Tivoli Hotel & Congress Centre in Copenhagen on Sunday, the Danish Film Academy revealed the winners of this year's Robert Awards (Robertprisen). Winter Brothers (Vinterbrødre), which won awards at the CPH PIX and Locarno film festivals last year, swept the board with nine wins, including Best Film, Best Director for Hlynur Pálmason, Best Actor for Elliott Crosset Hove, and Best Supporting Actress for Victoria Carmen Sonne. The film follows

Gabriela Pichler’s Amateurs Best Film At Göteborg

Gabriela Pichler’s second feature, Amateurs (Amatörer), has been awarded the Dragon Award for Best Nordic Film at the Göteborg Film Festival, where it received its world premiere during the opening ceremony. In Amateurs, the small town of Lafors hopes to reverse its economic drought by attracting a German discount supermarket, and local teenagers are asked to produce films to promote the area. The films don't turn out quite as expected, so the project is called off, but two young girls decide

Ride Upon The Storm Wins TV Drama Writing Prize

Adam Price, creator of Borgen and Ride Upon the Storm (Herrens veje), was awarded the Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize and SEK 200,000 during the TV Drama Vision conference at the Göteborg Film Festival on Wednesday. The Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize recognises outstanding writing in television drama and is decided between five regional contenders. This year the nominees were: Ride Upon The Storm from Denmark, Deadwind from Finland, Stella Blómkvist from Iceland, Borderliner from Norway and The Lawyer