The Nordisk Film & TV Fond announces the recipients of its April round of funding
- The Nordic organisation has set aside a total of 17.159 million Norwegian crowns (circa €1.57 million) in production, dubbing and distribution bursaries
Yesterday, the Nordisk Film & TV Fond announced the beneficiaries of its latest slate of funding. On this occasion, the Oslo-based body has set aside 16.8 million Norwegian crowns (circa €1.53 million) in production support and 359,000 Norwegian crowns (€33,000) in dubbing and distribution grants. In total, the organisation will back two features and five high-end TV series.
The two features in receipt of the agency’s grants are Ali Abbasi’s thriller The Long Night (1.5 million Norwegian crowns, €137,000), staged by Jacob Jarek for Denmark’s Profile Pictures, and Amalie Næsby Fick’s 3D animated flick Tiny Allan-The Human Antenna (1.5 million Norwegian crowns, €137,000), produced by Thomas Heinesen for Nordisk Film.
Meanwhile, the five TV series awarded production support are Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Gísli Örn Garðarsson and María Reyndal’s 8x50 Black Port (3 million Norwegian crowns/€274,000, staged by Iceland’s Vesturport in co-operation with ARTE France, Turbine Studios and other Nordic financing partners – see the news), Izer Aliu and Aurora Gossé’s 8x45 Countrymen (3 million Norwegian crowns/€274,000, produced by Norwegian outfit Rubicon TV), Are Valle Skjelvan and Line Fougner Christensen’s 13x15 Superhero Academy (1.5 million Norwegian crowns/€137,000, a Seefood TV production commissioned by NRK and co-financed by DR, SVT and YLE), Tilde Harkamp’s 8x45 White Sands (3.3 million Norwegian crowns/€302,000, produced by Deluca Film and co-financed by other Nordic partners), and Lisa Farzaneh and Jesper W Nielsen’s 8x45 With One Eye Open (3 million Norwegian crowns/€274,000, produced by Sweden’s Nice Drama and British firm Twelve Town).
Finally, the fund has allocated 215,000 Norwegian crowns (€19,600) in distribution grants and 144,000 Norwegian crowns (€13,400) in dubbing bursaries.
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