Shamitabh: the first Bollywood film to be shot in the Finnish Lapland

When Amitabh Bachchan and R. Balki get together they always create something amazing if not unforeseen for the eyes of the audience. Now Shamitabh is on its way, and while there is not much known about this movie, we have come to know that it is going to be the first Bollywood film to be […]

Attention, Aspiring Filmmakers: Here’s How You Can Go To Iceland This Fall

These days, making films in the States is simply boring. Too many fakers, too many issues, too many worries. But you know what place doesn’t have these problems? Iceland; the home of pickled herring, rye bread, and Brennivin (A.K.A ‘Black Death’). It’s a freaking utopia. So the Reykjavik International Film Festival’s Talent Lab is inviting aspiring […]

Scandinavian Film Festival brings Nordic noir down under

Denmark is the happiest country on Earth. Never mind the weather; according to numerous studies – including the European Union’s “Eurobarometer” well-being survey, the Gallup World Poll, the United Nations’ World Happiness Survey and Oprah Winfrey – life in wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen is exactly that. Finns, on the other hand, have the world’s best education […]

Blind around the world

Norwegian director Eskil Vogt’s feature debut Blind, which has been nominated for seven Amandas – Norway’s national film prize – will screen at five international festivals this month (July), starting in Karlovy Vary-Czech Republic between 4-12 July. The Ellen Dorrit Petersen-Henrik Rafaelsen starrer is among the 10 European films selected for the Variety Critics’ Choice: Europe Now! sidebar; […]

Systad Jacobsen still turned on, ready for tragicomic love story

Norwegian director Jannicke Systad Jacobsen, whose screenplay for her feature debut,Turn Me on, Goddammit![+] (2011), won her the first prize in the World Narrative Competition at the Tribeca Film Festival in the US, has collected €1 million in production funding from the Norwegian Film Institute for her new feature, The Remnants of Pontus Halmstrøm. Her second feature will be produced […]

Nordisk Film acquires 49% of Norwegian cinema chain

In the wake of last year’s acquisition of Norway’s largest cinema chain, Oslo Kino, and having taken over cinema operations in Ålesund, Nordisk Film Cinemas has now entered into a close partnership with the community of Kristiansand and purchased 49% of Kinosør AS holding four cinemas in southern Norway. Nordisk Film has thus consolidated its […]