Welcome To Norway Sells Ahead Of Gothenburg Premiere

Beta Cinema's Welcome To Norway has been sold to Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy ahead of its world premiere at the Gothenburg Film Festival. It is expected that France and the UK will also close deals soon. Welcome to Norway is about a hotel in the mountains that is turned into a reception centre for refugees. Producer Sigve Endresen says: "Sometimes it is amazing how the truth of a story can sync up with the timing of production. We worked on

Snow Cannons Ready As The Snowman Begins To Melt

Since filming of The Snowman began in Oslo last Monday, it has become a sensation across Norway's media. However, as the snow begins to thaw across the city, the production faces some challenges. When the first scenes were filmed last Monday in Vigeland Park it was icy cold with temperatures of minus 15 degrees, and snow reaching a depth of 16cm. This trend continued as the film crew moved on to Skøyen and Bjørvika where there was up to 20cm

Nominations Revealed For Finland’s Jussi Awards

The nominations for the 2016 Jussi Awards (Finnish Film Awards) have been revealed. Distractions (Häiriötekijä) by Aleksi Salmenperä leads the field with nine nominations, whilst its rivals for Best Film, Big Game and Armi Alive! (Armi elää!), both have six nominations. Other notable works include Seamstress (Ompelijatar) and Other Girls (Toiset tytöt) with four nominations each. Oscar shortlisted and Golden Globe nominee, The Fencer, picked up three nominations. The winners will be revealed at the awards ceremony in Helsinki on March 19,

Homeless International Song Contest Will Broadcast Live

The Homeless International Song Contest is an initiative started by hemlösa.se in order to raise awareness of the homeless all around the world. The 10 finalists chosen by a jury will perform live at the Immanuel Church in Stockholm on 29th January 2016. The song contest is the brainchild of Kavian Ferdowsi who was homeless himself for many years in Sweden. He says: "Homeless people around the world have great talents. There are homeless people in Stockholm who are better musicians

Beck’s Kristofer Hivju Has Good Ideas 70% Of The Time

Mikael Persbrandt's beloved character Gunvald Larsson was written out of Beck in the last episode, destined for his own spin off. On February 6th we meet his successor, Steinar, played by Norwegian Kristofer Hivju. "Kristofer's very fun to work with. He is ambitious," says director, Mårten Klingberg. "He has many thoughts and writes himself, so he has many ideas right from the outset." "I would say that he comes with ten ideas of which eight are good. Or, okay, seven at least...