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Jury and Nominees for Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize announced

Five Nordic drama series – one each from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden– have been announced as nominees for the €20,000 Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize 2020, the award for outstanding writing of a Nordic drama series. 

The 2020 nominees are 22 July (Norway), Caliphate (Sweden), Happily Never After (Iceland), The Paradise (Finland) and When the Dust Settles (Denmark). The award ceremony will take place on January 29, 2020 at Göteborg Film Festival’s TV Drama Vision, during Nordisk Film & TV Fond’s 30th anniversary celebrations.

Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize jury who will take on the difficult duty of selecting a winner among this year’s nominees are: acclaimed Norwegian actor Jakob Oftebro (Agent Hamilton, Kon-Tiki), Swedish actor Moa Gammel (Jordskott, Tommy), Polish award-winning producer and director Dariusz Jabłoński (Photographer, The Pleasure Principle) and Norwegian journalist Cecilie Asker (Aftenposten).

 Five Nordic drama series have been announced as nominees for the NOK 200,000 (€20,000) Nordic TV Drama Screenplay Award. The award ceremony takes place on January 29, 2020 at Göteborg Film Festival’s TV Drama Vision, during Nordisk Film & TV Fond’s 30th anniversary celebrations.


22 July

Nominated writer

Sara Johnsen

22. juli
Norway, 2020, 6 x 50’
Nominated writer: Sara Johnsen
Series Creators: Sara Johnsen and Pål Sletaune
Director: Pål Sletaune
Producer: Elisabeth Tangen and Per Berge Engebretsen
Produced by NRK Drama
International sales: Digital Rights Group (DRG)
Premiere: Jan 5 2020

They saved the injured, buried the dead, comforted the grieving and tried to understand. 22. juli tells the story of people who through their work and professions were affected by the terrorist attack in Norway on the 22nd of July 2011. Featuring fictional characters, but based on meticulous research, it’s a story about the systems that shape our daily lives and who we are when tragedy strikes.



Nominated writers

Wilhelm Behrman and Niklas Rockström

Sweden, 2020, 8 x 45’
Nominated writers: Wilhelm Behrman and Niklas Rockström
Director: Goran Kapetanovic
Producer: Tomas Michaelsson
Produced by Filmlance for SVT
International sales: Endemol Shine International
Premiere: Jan 12 2020

The thriller Caliphate is centring on five young women, whose fate is intertwined in an examination of how religious fundamentalism can seduce individuals and destroy lives. Based on an idea by Wilhelm Behrman, who has created the series together with Niklas Rockström. Directed by the Guldbagge awarded Goran Kapetanovic. The series is shot in Stockholm and in Jordan.


Happily Never After

Nominated writer

Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir

Iceland, 2019, 6 x 45’
Nominated writer: Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir
Directors: Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir, Marteinn Thorsson
Producers: Birgitta Björnsdóttir, Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir, Thor Sigurjonsson
Produced by Zik Zak Filmworks, CUBS Productions for RÚV
International sales: REInvent Studios
Premiere: Oct 6 2019

Karen, a 38-year-old couples counselor and mother of three, has her life turned upside down when she discovers her husband’s infidelity. Suddenly single, she must say good-bye to the utopian vision of the perfect nuclear family, and the professional advice she gives her clients now seem absurd. Every other weekend, the so-called “daddy weekends”, are what Karen now fears most.


The Paradise

Nominated writer

Matti Laine

Finland, 2020, 8 x 50’
Nominated writer: Matti Laine
Director: Marja Pyykkö
Producers: Marko Röhr, Ran Tellem, Tiina Pesonen, Laura Fernandez Espeso, Javier Méndez, Bernat Belias
Produced by MRP Matila Röhr Productions and Mediapro Studios for YLE and MEDIAPRO
Nordic sales: YLE Sales
International Sales: The Mediapro Studio Distribution
Premiere: Feb 9 2020

Murders shake the Finnish community of Fuengirola, which made this tiny corner of Málaga their own little paradise on the shores of the Mediterranean. Hilkka Mäntymäki, a veteran crime detective aged 60, is travelling from Oulu Finland to help the local police on a case that will soon claim new victims. Because escaping the cold and the dark is much easier than leaving your own past behind.


When the Dust Settles

Nominated writers

Dorte Høgh and Ida Maria Rydén

Når støvet har lagt sig
Denmark, 2020, 10 x 58’
Nominated writers: Dorte Høgh and Ida Maria Rydén
Directors: Milad Alami, Jeanette Nordahl and Iram Haq
Producer: Stinna Lassen
Produced by DR Drama for DR
International sales: DR Sales
Premiere: Feb 2 2020

It is a busy Friday night at a newly opened restaurant. Guests are eating, drinking and enjoying a carefree life, when two masked men with weapons unnoticed enter the premises. Shots are fired. And life will never be the same. Over the course of three weeks the lives of the eight main characters will dramatically change, and they will find themselves questioning the way they live and the choices they have made.


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