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The nominees for the Dragon Award Best Nordic Film!

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  Från Árni Ólafur Asgeirssons Brim  It will be a thrilling battle with eight new feature films contending for the festival's award for Best Nordic film. Now the award is even more coveted as the prize money from this year and on is set to a breathtaking SEK one million (app. $143.000), an increase from the previous years' prize of SEK 100,000. 
 Dragon Award Best Nordic Film is one of ten awards presented at the Dragon Awards Gala on Saturday, February 5. Contributing to ...

"Presence" is the main theme for the Göteborg festival

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The word ”Presence” will be the main theme for the 34th Göteborg International Film Festival taking place in January 2011. The theme influences the choice of film programme, seminars and the surrounding activities. “Presence” has been chosen to reflect upon contemporary currents, both in the society and in films and film-making.The Festival Director, Marit Kapla, about the theme:”In our digital era, the word presence has an extended meaning. You meet your friends more often on interne...

Short Films: Exploring New Direction in Norwegian Cinema at Scandinavia house, April 8 & 9 in New York

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Scandinavia House will host A COOLER PERSPECTIVE: EXPLORING NEW DIRECTIONS IN NORWEGIAN CINEMA, the premier event of the upcoming SubZero° Short Film Fest: Emerging Norwegian Directors Break the Ice in New York, April 8 and 9, at its stunning flagship on Park Avenue at 38th Street. The 2 day program will feature screenings of short films by Lasse Gjertsen, Charlotte Blom and Joachim Trier, on Thursday evening, as well as Jens Lien' celebrated 2006 feature film, The Bothersome Man, preceded by...

Margreth Olin wins Dragon Award for The Angel

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“It’s a heavy story, but I had promised to tell it,” says director Margreth Olin. She was awarded a Dragon Award for best Nordic Film – Audience’s choice at the Dragon Awards Gala. The movie, based on reality, tells the story of Lea – a heroin addict – and her alcoholic mother. Ms. Olin tackles complex family dynamics and raises those kinds of questions that are uncomfortable but inevitable in life: What is love? What is the best way to raise a child?   I was dee...

Director Margreth Olin wins Dragon Award for The Angel

“It’s a heavy story, but I had promised to tell it,” says director Margreth Olin. She was awarded a Dragon Award for best Nordic Film – Audience’s choice at the Dragon Awards Gala.   The movie, based on reality, tells the story of Lea – a heroin addict – and her alcoholic mother. Ms. Olin tackles complex family dynamics and raises those kinds of questions that are uncomfortable but ine

Director´s Statement: Marius Holst

Saturday, June 14-----Marius Holst is a Norwegian filmmaker who was born in 1965 in Oslo and trained at the London International Film School. He became internationally known for his feature film CROSS MY HEART AND HOPE TO DIE, which won the Blue Angel Award at the 1995 Berlin Film Festival. After spending time directing big budget commercials, he returned in 2001 to the world of feature filmmaking with the film DRAGONFLY. His third film MIRUSH, an intense family drama about a young boy from Koso...

Celebration of 100 Years of Norwegian Cinema

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Tuesday, June 6----The Troia International Film Festival is presenting a celebration of the 100th anniverary of Norwegian cinema. The program, which is sponsored by the Norwegian Film Institute in cooperation with the Norwegian Embassy in Portugal, is showcasing 10 films, which range from an early silent gem to two films from the current Norwegian auteur Bent Hamer. The Tribute program began on the Festival opening night, with the rare screening of the 1917 silent film TERJE VIGEN, directed b...

22nd Troia International Film Festival Opens

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Friday, June 2, Setubal---The 22nd edition of the TROIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Portugal's oldest and most prestigious film event, had a gala Opening this evening in the beautiful coastal town of Setubal. The Opening Night festivities began with the screening of a rare silent film by director Victor Sjostrom. TERGE VIGEN, produced in 1917, is a film of rare beauty and quality from one of Scandanavia's earliest film giants. The film has been restored by the Norwegian Film Institute, with...

Aspen Shortsfest 2006 is a Wrap!

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Premiers, Packed Houses, Prestigious Jury Awards and More… Aspen Shortsfest celebrated an eclectic mix of short films including several world and North American premiers to big crowds and dozens of film guests from around the world during its 15th edition. Laughter, applause—even screams—could be heard throughout the festival in Aspen and Carbondale. The Audience Favorite Award was a 3-way split between The Danish Poet (North American premier, Torill Kove, Canada/Norway; animation), Mons...

The 47th Nordic Film Days Lübeck

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The 47th Nordic Film Days Lübeck will open on November 3rd, screening a total of 130 films from the Nordic and Baltic countries between November 3 and ­ 6, 2005. The feature film competition has a very strong line-up, including such works as 'Manslaughter', the third part of the trilogy on Danish society by two-time top prizewinner Per Fly; 'Mother of Mine', the moving story of the evacuation of Finnish children to Sweden during World War II by Klaus Härö, whose Finnish children's film Elina...

Factotum screened at Hamburg a modest fest in a big city

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Dropping in on the Hamburg film festival on the way back from San Sebastian is something like stopping off at a neighbourhood bar for a nightcap after a gala bash at the Waldorf. Which is not to say that Hamburg is not interesting or lacking in films of merit -- just that it's on a much smaller scale (although Hamburg, as a city, is far bigger than San Sebastian) and is geared to the tastes of the local film-buff public, rather than to industry professionals. Films are shown in five venues, mo...

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