Sparrows And Rams Continue to Dominate Festivals

Sparrows, Rúnar Rúnarsson's feature, has continued its award winning run with Best Film in the 1-2 Competition at the Warsaw Film Festival. The jury awarded Sparrows the prize for its “masterfully and poetically crafted journey of an anti-hero, up to an unforgettable humanistic ending. The “1-2” in the award title refers to a film being either the first or second feature of a director. This coming of age drama won the Golden Shell award last month for Best Film at the

Rams Wins At The Hamptons

Iceland's entry for the 88th Academy Awards, Rams (Hrútar), has won the HIFF Award for Best Narrative Feature at the Hamptons International Film Festival. The award, given to an emerging director, marks another win in a strong festival run that began with the Un Certain Regard Prize at Cannes in May. To date the film has been in competition at seven international film festivals, winning the main prize at five of them, and gaining eight awards overall. It has also screened

Eyewitness Anneke Eyes International Emmy

Norwegian actress Anneke von der Lippe has been nominated for an International Emmy Award for her role as Sheriff Helen Sikkeland in the TV series Eyewitness (Øyevitne) produced by NRK Drama. It is the only Scandinavian TV drama vying for an Emmy this year, which takes place in New York on November 23. Von der Lippe became the first Norwegian actress to be nominated for an International Emmy in 2005 for her part as Health Minister in NRK’s political thriller Ved

Kung Fury Nominated For European Film Awards

Kung Fury has been given a place amongst the 15 European short films nominated for the European Film Award in Berlin on December 12th. The film has been viewed over 21 million times on YouTube and can be seen in full at the bottom of this page. During an unfortunate series of events a friend of Kung Fury is assassinated by the most dangerous kung fu master criminal of all time; Adolf Hitler, a.k.a Kung Führer. Kung Fury decides to travel

Nordic Line-Up Complete For The 2016 Oscars

The 88th Academy Awards ceremony will honour the best films of 2015 on February 28th 2016 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles at 5:30 p.m. PST / 8:30 p.m. EST. The Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film is presented to a feature-length motion picture produced outside the United States that contains primarily non-English dialogue. The Academy will formally announce a list of eligible submissions in October 2015, from which nine finalists will be shortlisted in mid-December, and the