NOTE: This article is a republication- Source: Göteborg Film Festival.
Göteborg Film Festival and Nordisk Film & TV Fond announce five Nordic drama series for the NOK 200,000 (€20,000) Nordic drama series screenwriting award.
For the eighth consecutive year, the Nordisk Film & TV Fond funded award for outstanding writing of a Nordic drama series will be presented during TV Drama Vision, Göteborg Film Festival’s conference event and series market. Five drama series from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden have been nominated for the prize, which will be awarded to the main writer(s).
The winner(s) will be announced at an award ceremony on the evening of January 30, 2024.
Liselott Forsman, CEO at Nordisk Film & TV Fond says:
“In the current, tough times for the drama series industry, we need to celebrate the excellence of writing more than ever. The five nominated series help us understand troubled families and our troubled societies through unique and renewing storytelling. On behalf of the Fund, I want to congratulate all the great talents, whom I look forward to seeing on stage in connection to the competition, which once again is arranged in such good collaboration with TV Drama Vision.”
Cia Edström, Head of TV Drama Vision at Göteborg Film Festival says:
“The selection truly highlights the diverse excellence of Nordic drama and creative talent within the region and gives hope for the future of Nordic storytelling.”
The 2023 Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize winner was writer Kenneth Karlstad for the Norwegian drama Kids in Crime.
TV Drama Vision runs from January 30–31, 2024 at the new festival venue, Hotel Draken. Read more here. The 47th Göteborg Film Festival takes place from January 26 until February 4, 2024.
You can find the full list with the nominations here