Nordic Genre Films invaded Cannes for the second time: SES Overview

A year ago a handful of Nordic genre film producers joined forces and decided to invade Cannes film festival together – under the working title: “Nordic Genre Invasion” (NGI). A year later the number of producers had already increased to sixteen, the project had received funding from KreaNord. And besides Cannes, there is a lot […]

Yes We Love received honorable mention in Cannes

Norwegian director Hallvar Witzø’s second short film, Yes We Love (Ja vi elsker), received on Saturday May 24th honorable mention from the jury of the short film competition at the Cannes International Film Festival, which ends Sunday. This year Witzø’s 15-minute short was the only Nordic selection for the festival’s main competition. Very special talent “Here we […]

Standing ovation for Ruben Östlund in Cannes

A long-standing ovation rounded off the screening of Ruben Östlund’s film Force Majeure. The full house in the Salle Debussy stood up and applauded for several minutes when the final credits rolled. The film is in competition in the section Un Certain Regard. Distributed in Sweden by TriArt film, the film’s international sales agent is Coproduction Office. Produced […]

IFC Grabs North American Rights from TrustNordisk to ‘The Salvation’ at Cannes

IFC Films announced today from the 2014 Cannes Film Festival that the company is acquiring North American rights from TrustNordisk to Kristian Levring’s Western THE SALVATION. The film, with a screenplay by Levring and Anders Thomas Jensen, stars Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Eric Cantona, Mikael Persbrandt, Jonathan Pryce and Douglas Henshall, and […]

When Animals Dream DFI Overview

The Danish Film Institute has published an insight about the Cannes film When Animals Dream. Read it translated below or the original Danish article here. There’s also a trailer on the page! Specifically. Trustworthy. Realistic. The word continues to jump out of the mouth of Jonas Alexander Arnby – not as cash statements, but gently and exploratory, while the director […]

Nordic Talents Opens Up To New Nordic Film School Graduates

In a decisive move, the board of Nordisk Film & TV Fond has decided to open up the annual Nordic Talents event in Copenhagen to six other Nordic film schools. For the 14th edition of Nordic Talents (September 10-12, 2014), film graduates are welcome to apply to the popular pitching and networking platform organised by the […]

Nicolas Winding Refn Joins Others on the Cannes Jury

The Cannes Film Festival has named the jury for its 67th edition, comprising eight world cinema names from China, Korea, Denmark, Iran, the US, France and Mexico. Jane Campion, the New Zealand filmmaker who won the Palme d’or for The Piano, was previously announced as the president of the jury, which will include five women and four men. […]

Production Support: Finnish Film Foundation April 2014

The Finnish Film Foundation has announced its production support for the month of April. It is as follows: Feature-length fiction:  ARMI (ARMI ELÄÄ!) Armi Ratia (13.7.1912-3.10.1979) is one of the most known Finnish entrepreneurs and corporative executives. She created Marimekko and its pure visual style that is synonymous to Finnish modern design. As a private […]

Danish Western ‘The Salvation’ Goes to Cannes

Kristian Levring’s large-scale western drama “The Salvation” with Mads Mikkelsen is among the Official Selection of the 67th Cannes Film Festival. The Cannes Film Festival announced today the 2014 Official Selection, and among the films to venture to Cannes 14-25 May is Kristian Levring’s “The Salvation”, which is selected for an out-of-competition Gala screening. “The […]