Five Nordic dramas have been selected to compete for the Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize and SEK 200,000, in recognition of outstanding writing, which will be presented at the Göteborg Film Festival.
One drama series each from Denmark (Ride Upon The Storm), Finland (Deadwind), Iceland (Stella Blómkvist), Norway (Borderliner) and Sweden (The Lawyer), have been nominated for the award, which goes to the main writer(s) of the series.
The first two episodes of each nominated series will be shown to audiences at the Göteborg Film Festival, and the winner will be announced at the festival’s TV Drama Vision conference on 31st January.
This year’s jury consists of Swedish actress Sofia Helin (The Bridge), TV executive and curator Walter Iuzzolino (Walter Presents), and Finnish entertainment journalist Kirpi Uimonen Ballesteros.
Faced with a tragedy in his family, honest Oslo cop Nikolai (Tobias Santelmann) decides to cover up
a murder case to protect them. But when co-investigator Anniken (Ellen Dorrit Petersen) suspects foul
play, he is trapped in a dangerous game on duty.
Deadwind is a crime drama series mixing crime investigation and personal drama. The main
character is Sofia Karppi (Pihla Viitala), a female detective in her 40’s who has just lost her husband
and is left alone with two children to take care of.
THE LAWYER (Advokaten)
Frank Nordling (Alexander Karim) is a young and exceptionally promising defense lawyer. When he
learns the truth behind his parents’ death, his whole world unravels. When he finds out who was
responsible, he feels compelled to seek revenge.
RIDE UPON THE STORM (Herrens veje)
The character-driven drama explores good and evil and the spiritual journey towards seeking a
greater meaning in life. The story centres on a family of priests that traces its roots back more than
Stella Blomkvist (Heida Reed) a ruthless and cunning lawyer, takes on mysterious and often
dangerous murder cases and only loves rules when she’s breaking them.