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The nominees for the Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize 2023 are revealed!


Five Nordic drama series are nominated for the NOK 200,000 (€20,000) Nordic drama series screenwriting award, presented at Göteborg Film Festival´s TV Drama Vision.

For the seventh consecutive year, the Nordisk Film & TV Fond funded award for outstanding writing of a Nordic drama series will be presented during TV Drama Vision, Göteborg Film Festival’s conference event and series market. Five drama series from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden have been nominated for the prize, which will be awarded to the main writer.

The winner(s) will be announced at an award ceremony on the evening of February 1, 2023.

The 2022 winners of the Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize were writers Gísli Örn Gardarsson, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson and Mikael Torfason for the Icelandic TV Drama Blackport (Verbúðin). 


Nominated series 2023



As Long as We Live

Svo lengi sem við lifum
Iceland, 6x40’ 
Nominated writer: Aníta Briem   
Commissioner: Channel 2 Iceland  
Produced by: Glassriver  
Producer: Arnbjörg Hafliðadóttir 
Director: Katrín Björgvinsdóttir  
Sales: Eccho Rights 
Premiere: Q3 2023

Beta, a once promising musician finds herself in a marriage at a breaking point, achingly lonely and struggling to be the mother she wants to be to her toddler in the attempt to live inside the neat little box she thinks societal norms require of her.  When their new au-pair, a young man, starts to propose little “flirting-assignments” for them to do, Beta is in for a roller coaster ride… 



Händelser vid vatten
Sweden, 6x58’  
Nominated writers: Maren Louise Käehne, Karin Arrhenius   
Commissioner: SVT   
Produced by: Apple Tree Productions   
Producer: Piv Bernth   
Director: Mikael Marcimain   
Sales agent: ITV Studios 
Premiere: January 13 (SVT Play), January 15 (SVT 1) 

On a Midsummer’s night in 1973, two tourists are found murdered in a tent, far up in the mountains of Northern Sweden, near the small town of Blackwater. An incident that intersects the lives of three random people, intertwining their destinies for better and for worse. And which, after years of repression, is brought back to life, interfering with the lives they now lead. The series is based on Kerstin Ekman’s award-winning novel Blackwater (Händelser Vid Vatten).



Carmen Curlers

Denmark, 8x58’  
Nominated writer: Mette Heeno  
Commissioner: DR  
Produced by: DR Drama  
Producer: Stinna Lassen  
Directors: Natasha Arthy, Christian Tafdrup, Josefine Kirkeskov, Lisa Jespersen  
Sales agent: DR Sales 
Premiere: September 30, 2022, DRTV

Carmen Curlers is about the entrepreneur Axel Byvang and his resourceful housewife Birthe Windfeld who starts the fastest growing enterprise in the world in the 1960s: Carmen Curlers. The story accelerates in 1963 when Axel stumbles across an invention: the electric curler. In spite of many obstacles, debts and the locals who think he is crazy, he and Birthe manage to create an international success.


The Invincibles

Finland, 8x42-48’  
Nominated writer: Matti Kinnunen  
Co-writer: Mikko Reitala 
Commissioner: Elisa Viihde 
Produced by: Moskito Television  
Producer: Mari Kinnunen  
Director: Matti Kinnunen   
Sales agent: Fremantle  
Premiere: March 2023 

In the late 1980s as banking became unregulated in Finland, international capital and investment flowed into the country sparking the biggest banking war in Finnish history. Inspired by real life events, this drama thriller focuses on questions of justice, human dignity, and the might of money and power. What happens when greed gets out of control?



Kids in Crime

Norway, 8x22’  
Nominated writer: Kenneth Karlstad  
Co-writer: Audun Fagervold Hansen 
Commissioner: TV2 Norge  
Produced by: Einar Film Drama  
Producers: Brede Hovland, Teodor Sven Bø & Pål Kruke Kristiansen  
Director: Kenneth Karlstad  
Sales: Federation Studios  
Premiere: November 25, 2022  

Kids in Crime is an unusual coming-of-age series, set in the year 2001. The series is about the three teens, Tommy, Pål and Monica, who get into trouble after incurring a large debt to the local drug lord Freddy Hell. In the midst of this chaos, they move into a house, to party and use as much drugs as possible. But all parties come to an end, and this particular end could be bloody. 



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TV Drama Vision 2023 
– first glimpse of the programme next week

Join us for the 17th edition of TV Drama Vision, February 1 – 2, 2023!

What lies around the corner for the audiovisual industries? How do we safeguard sustainable innovation and capacity, as well as artistically and commercially viable storytelling, in a time when disruption is the new normal?

Experience the two dynamic days in Göteborg filled with high-end creative guests, inspiration, great meeting opportunities, international trends, industry development and, as always, new series and talents from Scandinavia. 

Early-bird discount until December 31, 2022!




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