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The Nordisk Film & TV Fond announces the recipients of its January round of funding

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- The Nordic film body has earmarked 11.5 million Norwegian crowns (€1,108,600) to back seven new audiovisual projects, alongside other distribution and industry initiatives

The Nordisk Film & TV Fond announces the recipients of its January round of funding
Director Frederikke Aspöck, whose period drama Empire has received €144,700 in backing

The Oslo-based agency Nordisk Film & TV Fond has announced the recipients of its January round of funding. In detail, the body has earmarked a total of 11.5 million Norwegian crowns (circa €1,108,600) to back seven new audiovisual projects, alongside other distribution and industry initiatives.

On this occasion, four fiction features will be in receipt of the body’s production grants – namely, Martin Skovbjerg’s Copenhagen Doesn’t Exist (1.2 million Norwegian crowns/€115,800, produced by Denmark’s Snowglobe, Norway’s Oslo Pictures and the Swedish division of Zentropa), Frederikke Aspöck’s “non-traditional” period drama Empire (1.5 million Norwegian crowns/€144,700, staged by Denmark’s Meta Film), Gunnar Vikene’s war drama War Sailor (4 million Norwegian crowns/€385,800, a Mer Film production) and Rasmus A Sivertsen’s animated flick When the Robbers Came to Cardamom (3 million Norwegian crowns/€289,400, produced by Norwegian studio Qvisten Animation and co-produced by Denmark’s Copenhagen Bombay).

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Meanwhile, the three non-fiction projects awarded with production bursaries are Håvard BustnesApache! (600,000 Norwegian crowns/€57,900, produced by Norway’s UpNorth Film), Magnus Gertten’s Nelly & Nadine (850,000 Norwegian crowns/€82,000, produced by Swedish outfit Auto Images and co-produced by Norway’s UpNorth Film and Belgium’s Associate Directors, in association with SVT, DR, YLE, RÚV, VRT and RTBF) and Hogir Hirori’s Sabaya (350,000 Norwegian crowns/€33,800, produced by Swedish firms Lolav Media and Ginestra Film, in co-production with pubcaster SVT and in association with YLE and VGTV).

Finally, the organisation has set aside 1.285 million Norwegian crowns to back several distribution and industry initiatives. In particular, the recipients of these grants are NonStop Entertainment for the release of Tove [+see also:
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(250,000 Norwegian crowns/€24,100), Another World Entertainment for the release of the The Other Side [+see also:
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and Tove (220,000 Norwegian crowns/€21,200), Norsk Filmdistribusjon for the release of Shorta [+see also:
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(130,000 Norwegian crowns/€12,500), Camera Film for the release of About Endlessness [+see also:
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(105,000 Norwegian crowns/€10,100), the Göteborg Film Festival for the industry event Nordic Film Market (530,000 Norwegian crowns/€51,100) and the Copenhagen TV Festival for the 2020 Copenhagen Masterclasses (50,000 Norwegian crowns/€4,800).

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