Norwegian films strongly present at the book fair in Frankfurt
The largest Norwegian cultural initiative internationally ever culminates with Norway as a guest country at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Norwegian films are also an integral part of this presence.
The Minister of Culture’s new gaming strategy
On September 4, the Minister of Culture and Gender Equality presented a gaming strategy named Game Room. The scheme aims to elevate gaming into a self-sufficient cultural expression, art form, and industry and leisure activity.
After evaluating the market, NFI awards further funding to two feature films
After evaluating their commercial potential, NFI is awarding 22 million kroner in production grants to the feature films ‘When the Robbers Came to Cardamom Town’ and ‘The Viking Saint’.
Kjersti Mo is NFI’s new director
The Ministry of Culture has appointed Kjersti Mo as the new director of the Norwegian Film Institute. Mo takes over the job after Sindre Guldvog. The position is for a six-year period, starting on November 1, 2019.
Out Stealing Horses is ready for an Oscar nomination
Hans Petter Molands feature film Out Stealing Horses will be Norway`s Candidate for the 2020 Oscar as Best Foreign Language Film.
First Norwegian Rising Star in Toronto
Josefine Frida, currently best known as Noora in Skam, is, through her role in Disco, the first Norwegian actor to be invited to TIFF’s Rising Stars program, and in 2019 the only European Rising Stars.
Johanna Pyykkö joins TIFF Filmmaker Lab
Director Johanna Pyykkö will participate in Toronto Film Festival’s prestigious Filmmaker Lab with her upcoming feature film EBBA & THE LOVER. The director will also receive an award at this year’s festival.
Great American interest in Norwegian documentaries
For the second consecutive year, a number of major North American distributors and representatives from TV channels and festivals, including Netflix and the Discovery Channel, will participate in DOC Norway in Bergen. Here they will be able to watch and buy new Norwegian documentaries.
Norwegian Disco to San Sebastian
Jorunn Myklebust Syversen's new feature film Disco is invited to the New Director’s competition in San Sebastian. The main prize is € 50,000 for the director and the film's Spanish distributor, and a jury of 300 young people will award the best youth film.
Venice Days to host world première of Dag Johan Haugerud's Beware of Children
Dag Johan Haugerud's new feature film Beware of Children will get its world premiere in the Venice Days’ competition, taking place from August 28 to September 7, 2019.