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PRODUCTION / FUNDING Norway

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

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- The Nordic organisation has set aside a total of 17.159 million Norwegian crowns (circa €1.57 million) in production, dubbing and distribution bursaries

The Nordisk Film & TV Fond announces the recipients of its April round of funding
Director Ali Abbasi, who has been granted circa €137,000 for his thriller The Long Night

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.

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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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