Sørfond-support for six new projects
Sørfond has this week granted 2, 66 million NOK in support for six international co-productions with Norwegian minority producers. This year the funding goes to projects from Georgia, Afghanistan, South-Africa, Nepal, China and Egypt.
Norwegian talents presented in Cannes
During the film festival in Cannes, five talented Norwegian directors were presented. Read about them and their upcoming projects here.
Norwegian Doc Showcase at DOC corner in Cannes
Norway is experiencing a new wave of documentary production and distribution as well as a new breed of internationally ambitious filmmakers. During a Norwegian showcase at DOC corner in Cannes on Monday May 20th, four projects will be presented. Read about them here.
Interview with Manila Lover-director Johanna Pyykkö
Director, screenwriter and UP participant Johanna Pyykkö's short film The Manila Lover has been selected for La Semaine de la Critique at the Cannes Film Festival and has a world premiere on the film there this weekend. In this interview, Pyykkö tells about the process towards finished film and about her artistic work.
Dyveke Bjørkly Graver is Norway’s Producer on the Move in Cannes
Each year at the Cannes Film Festival, 20 promising, up-and-coming producers from throughout Europe are selected to participate in Producers on the Move. Norway’s Dyveke Bjørkly Grave from Oslo Pictures is among this year’s partakers.
Norwegian short film selected for Cannes’ Critics’ Week
Barbosa Films’ “The Manila Lover”, directed by Johanna Pyykkö, has been selected for Cannes Film Festival’s prestigious Critics’ Week (Semaine de la Critique). The film will have its world premiere at the festival in May.
NFI supports drama series with 2,7 M EUR
The Norwegian Film Institute has backed five drama series with a combined total of 26m NOK (2,7 m EUR) in its latest funding round.
Focus on Norway in Berlin
Six days, about 30 Norwegian events, 25 Norwegian films and more than a thousand guests in the Norway House during the Berlinale are now history. "We hope and believe that Norway and Norwegian cinema have been noticed in Berlin, and that it will have positive effects for the entire film industry," said managing director Sindre Guldvog, of the Norwegian Film Institute.
Silver Bear to Out Stealing Horses and Special Mention to Dad
Hans Petter Moland's adaptation of Per Petterson's novel Out Stealing Horses received last night the Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution for Rasmus Videbæk’s cinematography. The short animation Dad, directed by Atle S. Blakseth and Einar Dunsæd, received a Special Mention from the international jury for the Generation Kplus competition.
The percentage of women in Norwegian film in 2018
- This gives us a boost of optimism to keep up the good work. But we should never believe we have now reached our goal. We are not content before we no longer need to implement measures in order to achieve equality, says NFI’s CEO Sindre Guldvog.