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The Wave
Haugesund: Finns And Norwegians Drive Genre Film Renaissance

On Wednesday guest speakers at the Nordic Genre Boost panel told a crowd of non-aficionados that festivals and online distributors are now craving for genre films –especially from Finland and Norway. more…

Mikko Tenhunen
Tenhunen Boards Louhimies' €7m Unknown Soldier

Present in Haugesund with the films Distractions and 2 Nights till Morning screening at New Nordic Films’ market, Mikko Tenhunen (pictured - Producer on the Move 2015) is also to produce Aku Louhimies’ ambitious WW2 project The Unknown Soldier. more…

Sigurjon Sighvatsson --
Joni Sighvatsson Acquires Film Rights To New Jonas Jonasson Novel

Jonas Jonasson’s second novel after The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared is to be adapted for world screens by Hollywood-based Icelandic producer Joni Sighvatsson (pictured - Palomar Pictures). more…

Lars Knudsen
NY-Based Lars Knudsen - How To Break Into US Indie Scene

Lars Knudsen, (pictured) producer of Per Fly’s English language project Backstabbing for Beginners is setting up a Copenhagen based arm to his US indie production outfit Parts & Labor. He outlines his vision to nordiskfilmogtvfond.com. more…

Men and Chicken
Admissions Denmark, Norway First Six Months 2015

Danish films had an excellent start of 2015, securing a 35% share of the cinema audience in a market up 18.5% compared to the same period in 2014. On the opposite end Norway took a blow with one of the lowest domestic admissions in years (3.8%) despite stable cinema attendance (+ 1.2%). more…

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Trailer of the week

Stig Björkman’s documentary Jag är Ingrid (Ingrid Bergman-In Her Own Words) is set to open in Sweden this Friday on more than 150 cinemas via Non Stop Entertainment. Yesterday a gala premiere was held at Stockholm’s Dramaten, attended by her children, Stig Björkman, composer Michael Nyman and producer Stina Gardell. The gala was part of a full week of events celebrating the centenary of the birth of the iconic Swedish star. Read the interview with Stig Björkman CLICK HERE.