Sweden, Denmark, Norway in Running for LUX Prize

  The top ten films in the Official Selection for the LUX Prize 2014 were announced yesterday at the 49th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Sweden, Denmark and Norway got the following films included in the selection: White God, by Kornél Mundruczó (Hungary, Germany, Sweden) Ida, by Pawel Pawlikowski (Poland, Denmark) Turist (Force majeure), by Ruben Östlund (Sweden, Denmark, France, Norway) The […]

This Beautifully Shot Film of Swedish Forests Promotes Free Gasoline

In Sweden, gasoline company Preem is giving away its “green” gasoline for free in order to prove that there’s demand for the product. Preem’s Gasoline of the Future, which has significantly lower carbon emissions than the normal stuff, is awaiting approval by the Swedish government before it can launch on the open market. The company […]

Johannes Nyholm’s Giant Finds Home At Eurimages

  After receiving the Eurimages Co-Production Development Award in 2013, the Swedish feature project The Giant by the multi-awarded Johannes Nyholm (Las Palmas, Puppetboy) was just awarded €330,000 from the Council of Europe. Another four Nordic films are among the fund’s 23 supported projects announced on Wednesday. The Giant is the story of the 30 year-old […]

New Head Of Acquisitions & Formats At TV4

As of July 1st 2014, Cathrine Wienik (pictured) will be the new Head of Acquisition and Formats at TV4 following the Swedish media group’s decision to merge its formats and acquisitions departments to increase the flexibility between local productions, multi-platform content, international acquisitions and drama. Wienik will report to Åsa Sjöberg, TV4 Group Director of Programmes […]

TriArt Receives Funding For 10 Scandinavian VOD Premieres

Swedish arthouse distributor TriArt has teamed up with telco giant Telia to launch directly on VOD a package of ten Scandinavian films, including A Hijacking and Pioneer. The online Scandinavian film focus unspooling from June 27 until November 2, 2014 has received support from Nordisk Film & TV Fond. The first title that will premiere […]