Nordic Screenplay Prize Nominees 2021

The nominees have been revealed for the 5th Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize, which recognises outstanding writing in television drama. The five contenders are: Cargo (Finland), Cry Wolf (Denmark), Sisterhood (Iceland), Thin Blue Line (Sweden) and Welcome To Utmark (Norway).

Liselott Forsman, CEO at Nordisk Film & TV Fond says: “The Fund is extremely proud to celebrate Nordic script writing, in partnership with Göteborg Film Festival’s TV Drama Vision, by shedding extra light on the talents behind these five enchanting narrations. The variety of form and expression shows the present high Nordic quality in multiple genres, in old, new and mixed ones. Congratulations to all nominees!”

The NOK 200,000 (€20,000) prize, which was won by 22 July (22. juli) last year, will be announced on 3rd February during the TV Drama Vision sidebar of the 44th Göteborg Film Festival (29th January – 8th February).

Cry Wolf | Ulven kommer
Written by Maja Jul Larsen
Cry Wolf is the intense and emotional story of a teenage girl who writes a vivid school essay detailing her stepfather’s violent behaviour. Her parents deny the accusations, but who is lying and who is telling the truth?

Cargo | Rahti
Written by Matti Kinnunen
Human smuggling drama follows a young Eritrean woman who is separated from her husband and daughter as they flee to Finland, while two down and out brothers steal a van unaware that there are people hidden inside.

Sisterhood | Systrabönd
Written by Jóhann Ævar Grímsson
When the remains are discovered of a thirteen-year-old girl who disappeared in 1995, the lives of a priest, a chef and a nurse are shattered. They have carried the burden of guilt for twenty five years and it has marked them all in different ways.

Welcome To Utmark | Velkommen til Utmark
Written by Kim Fupz Aakeson
Somewhere in the Nordic wilderness is a corrupt sheriff, a cross-dressing farmer, a possessed shopkeeper, an alcoholic shepherd, a nature-loving bootlegger, a God-hating pastor, a grieving pimp. Everyone knows everyone in this secluded corner of the Nordic North.

Thin Blue Line | Tunna blå linjen
Written by Cilla Jackert
The story follows four Malmö police officers as they struggle to keep their spirits up and human values intact while dealing with death, social misery and the growth of criminal activity in the city’s notorious problem areas.