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Louder Than Bombs

  • Director: Joachim Trier
  • Producer: Thomas Robsahm
  • Country: Norway
  • Original title: Louder Than Bombs
Director: Joachim Trier
Producer: Thomas Robsahm
Winner 2016

Louder Than Bombs

An upcoming exhibition to celebrate photographer Isabelle Reed three years after her untimely death brings her eldest son, Jonah, back to the family home, compelling him to spend more time with his father, Gene, and his withdrawn younger brother, Conrad, whom he hasn’t seen in years. With the three of them under one roof, Gene tries to connect with his sons, but they struggle to reconcile their feelings for the woman whom they all remember very differently.

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The Nominees NCFP 2016

Land of Mine

Nominees / NCFP

Under sandet / 2016 Denmark

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The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki

Nominees / NCFP

Hymyilevä mies / 2016 Finland

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Nominees / NCFP

Þrestir / 2016 Iceland

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The Here After

Nominees / NCFP

Efterskalv / 2016 Sweden

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About Nordic Council Film Prize

The purpose of the Nordic Council prizes is to raise interest in the Nordic cultural community and in environmental co-operation, as well as to recognise outstanding artistic and environmental initiatives. The prizes seek furthermore to raise the profile of Nordic co-operation and increase its visibility.

The prize-winning film
The winner of the prize will each year be announced during the Session of the Nordic Council. The prize is awarded to an artistically significant, Nordic-produced full-length feature film with cinema distribution. The film must have had its cinema premiere between 1 July 2015 and 30 June 2016. The DKK 350,000 prize will be shared equally among the screenwriter, director, and producer, underscoring how film as an art form is brought about by the close collaboration of these three main contributors.

Criteria for nomination
The nominated films must have deep roots in Nordic culture, be of high artistic quality, distinguish themselves by their artistic originality, and combine and elevate the many elements of film into a compelling and holistic work of art. 

National and Nordic jury
Each national jury consists of three members appointed by the Nordic Council of Ministers (Ministers of Culture). The members are selected from prominent figures whose work relates analytically and critically to film.

Each national jury has a three-year tenure, and the members of the national juries for 2016 are:

Denmark:   Per Juul Carlsen*, Jakob Wendt Jensen, Eva Novrup Redvall

Finland:    Jaana Puskala*, Harri Römpötti, Outi Heiskanen

Iceland:    Hilmar Oddsson*, Börkur Gunnarsson, Helga Þórey Jónsdóttir

Norway:   Silje Riise Næss*, Kalle Løchen, Britt Sørensen

Sweden:   Jannike Åhlund*, Jon Asp, Kristina Börjeson

The Nordic jury is made up of the heads (*) of each of the national juries.

Event Dates

Icelandic Film Prize event
14 - 18 September 2016

Háskólabíó, Reykjavík

Contact: Ísleifur Þórhallsson

Finnish Film Prize event
15 - 25 September 2016

Love & Anarchy - Helsinki Int. Film Festival

Contact: Sara Norberg

Danish Film Prize event
9 October 2016

Grand Teatret, Copenhagen

Contact: Kim Foss

Swedish Film Prize event
10 - 16 October 2016

Best of Norden, Stockholm

Contact: Åsa Jacobsson

Norwegian Film Prize event
22 - 23 October 2016

Nordisk Filmhelg, Oslo

Contact: Jan Langlo

Nordic Council Filmprize event
1 November 2016

Nordic Films at PIX, Copenhagen

Contact: Freddy Neumann / Louise H. Johansen /

Award Ceremony
1 November 2016

Nordic Council Prizes 
DR Concert Hall, CPH

Nordisk Film & TV Fond

Petri Kemppinen

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Project Manager
Cecilie Aspenes
+47 90 51 79 29

Nordic Council of Ministers

Senior Advisor - Communication
Louise Hagemann
+45 2171 7141

Danish/International Press & Media

Neumann PR & Communication
Freddy Neumann
M +45 2046 7846

Danish event manager

Camera Film
Kim Foss
T +45 3313 6112 / M +45 2840 6405

Finnish Press & Media

Contact person
Jorma Akkanen
M +358 50 567 1888

Finnish event manager

Love and Anarchy Film Festival
Sara Norberg
T +358 40 591 6171

Icelandic Press & Media / event manager

Isleifur Thorhallsson
T +354 580 802 / M +354 863 2200

Norwegian Press & Media

Tonje Lacher
M +47 90 65 10 19

Norwegian event manager

The Norwegian Film Institute
Jan Langlo
T +47 93 48 42 38

Swedish Press & Media / event manager

Åsa Jacobsson
M +46 761 164 217