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Nine films vie for Nordic Council Film Prize

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The Nordic Council announced today the nominees for the Nordic Council Film Prize 2007. The jury, consisting of members from each of the Nordic countries, has selected nine feature films this year (two from each country with the exception of Finland, which chose only one title).

The winner of the DKK 350,000 cash prize – to be shared between the scriptwriter, director and producer – will be announced on October 9 and the prize will be awarded on October 31 during the Nordic Council’s annual session.

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Last year’s winner was the Swedish film Zozo [+see also:
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by Josef Fares, produced by Anna Anthony (Memfis Film). Six of the Nordic Council Film Prize nominees are also short-listed for the European Film Awards 2007.

The nominees for the Nordic Council Film Prize 2007 are:

Denmark

AFR [+see also:
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: Morten Hartz Kaplers (director/co-screenwriter), Allan Milter Jakobsen (co-screenwriter), Meta Louise Foldager (producer, Liberty Film)
The Art of Crying [+see also:
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: Peter Schønau Fog (director), Bo Hr. Hansen (screenwriter), Thomas Stenderup (producer, Final Cut Productions)

Finland

A Man's Job [+see also:
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: Aleksi Salmenperä (writer/director), Petri Jokiranta and Tero Kaukomaa (producers, Blind Spot Pictures)

Iceland

Children [+see also:
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: Ragnar Bragason (director/co-screenwriter/co-producer), Vesturport (co-screenwriters/co-producers)
Jar City [+see also:
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: Baltasar Kormákur (writer/director), Agnes Johansen, Lilja Pálmadóttir and Baltasar Kormákur (producers, Blueeyes Productions)

Norway

Reprise [+see also:
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: Joachim Trier (director/co-screenwriter), Eskil Vogt (co-screenwriter), Karin Julsrud (producer, 4½ Productions)
Sons [+see also:
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: Erik Richter Strand (director/co-screenwriter), Thomas Seeberg Torjussen (co-screenwriter), Eric Vogel (producer, Tordenfilm)

Sweden

Darling [+see also:
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: Johan Kling (writer/director), Fredrik Heinig (producer, Spader Knekt)
Falkenberg Farewell [+see also:
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: Jesper Ganslandt (director/co-screenwriter), Fredrik Wenzel (co-screenwriter), Anna Anthony (producer, Memfis Film).

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