Norwegian Film Institute Provides Support to Five Films

  Five films have received support from the NFI. They are: Lion Woman: Lion Woman is based on the novel of the same name, written by Erik Fosnes Hansen. The book came out in 2006. It is released including Sweden, Denmark, Germany, France, Spain and Italy and has received very good reviews. The screenplay is written by Vibeke Idsøe.This […]

Watch Icelandic Short “Child Eater” on Vimeo

  Child Eater – a short film by Icelandic Erlingur Óttar Thoroddsen has been released online and even featured as Vimeo Staff Pick. Watch the film here below. Erlingur makes horror films and studied directing at Columbia University. Child Eater was first shown in 2012 and was well received at six different film festivals including Reykjavík International Film […]

Nordic Distribution In The Spotlight At Oslo Conference

On Monday a full day seminar was conducted in Oslo, and one of the major points of discussion was Nordic distribution. The seminar titled ‘Att angöra en brygga’ (from the 1965 Swedish comedy hit) was started by the NFI’s editor Jan-Erik Holst, who says: “It’s been more than 20 years since Nordisk Film & TV Fond was […]

Busiest Year Ever for Icelandic Film Company

The Icelandic producers Julius Kemp and  Ingvar Thórdarson are having one of their busiest years ever with four projects in production in their company Kisi. Leading their line-up is Life in a Fishbowl by Baldvin Z, to be released in early May. This is despite the governments 40% cuts to Iceland’s film budget this year. The company, behind […]

‘Welcome to Sweden’: English Language Swedish Show

The first English language Swedish show Welcome to Sweden is doing very well on the Swedish channel TV4. The series was created by US comedian Greg Poehler from his own experiences living as an expat in Sweden. The comedy series scored last Friday with nearly 1.7 million views, a 47% share in the 12-59 year old target […]