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Nordic Council Film Prize 2022

Films eligible for the Film Prize 2022 must be Nordic-produced full-length feature films with distribution, and have had its premiere between 1 July 2021 and 30 June 2022. The winner will be announced during the Award Ceremony in Helsinki 1 November.

The DKK 300,000 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.



  • Director: Hlynur Pálmason
  • Writer: Hlynur Pálmason
  • Producer: Katrin Pors, Mikkel Jersin, Eva Jakobsen, Anton Máni Svansson, Snowglobe, Join Motion Pictures
  • Country: Denmark
  • Original title: Vanskabte Land / Volaða Land


Set in the late 19th century, Godland tells a story of a young Danish priest who travels to a remote part of Iceland to build a church and photograph its people. But the deeper he goes into the unforgiving landscape, the more he strays from his purpose, the mission and morality.

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The Blind Man who did not want to see Titanic

  • Director: Teemu Nikki
  • Writer: Teemu Nikki
  • Producer: Jani Pösö, It’s Alive Films
  • Country: Finland
  • Original title: Sokea Mies joka ei halunnut nähdä Titanicia

The Blind Man who did not want to see Titanic

Jaakko is blind and disabled, tightened to his wheelchair. He loves Sirpa. Living far away, they have never met in person, but they meet every day over the phone. When Jaakko hears about Sirpa’s declining health, he decides to go to her immediately despite his condition. In any case, he just needs to rely on the help of five strangers in five places: from home to taxi, from taxi to station, from station to train, from train to taxi and finally from taxi to... her.

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  • Director: Valdimar Jóhannsson
  • Writer: Sjón, Valdimar Jóhannsson
  • Producer: Hrönn Kristinsdóttir, Sara Nassim, Go to Sheep
  • Country: Iceland
  • Original title: LAMB


Lamb is a supernatural drama about an Icelandic couple who live with their herd of sheep on a beautiful but remote farm. When they discover a mysterious new-born on their land, they decide to keep it and raise it as their own. This unexpected development, and the prospects of a new family, brings them much joy before ultimately destroying them.

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The Worst Person In The World

  • Director: Joachim Trier
  • Writer: Eskil Vogt, Joachim Trier
  • Producer: Thomas Robsahm, Andrea Berentsen Ottmar, Oslo Pictures
  • Country: Norway
  • Original title: Verdens verste menneske

The Worst Person In The World

Julie is turning thirty and her life is an existential mess. Several of her talents have gone to waste and her older boyfriend, Aksel – a successful graphic novelist – is pushing for them to settle down. One night, she gate-crashes a party and meets the young and charming Eivind. Before long, she has broken up with Aksel and thrown herself into yet another new relationship, hoping for a new perspective on her life. But she comes to realize that some life choices are already behind her.

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Clara Sola

  • Director: Nathalie Ávarez Mesén
  • Writer: Nathalie Ávarez Mesén, Maria Camila Arias
  • Producer: Nima Yousefi, Hobab
  • Country: Sweden
  • Original title: Clara Sola

Clara Sola

Clara, 40, is believed to have a special connection to God. As a healer, she sustains a family and a village in need of hope, while she finds solace in her relationship with the natural world. After years of being controlled by her mother, Clara’s sexual impulses are stirred by her attraction to her niece’s boyfriend. This new force takes Clara to unexplored territory, allowing her to cross physical and mystical boundaries. Empowered by her self-discovery, she gradually frees herself from her role as a saint and begins to heal herself.

About Nordic Council Film Prize

The Nordic Council prizes aim to increase interest in culture and in collaboration on environmental issues, to recognise outstanding artistic and environmental initiatives and to raise the profile and increase the visibility of Nordic co-operation.

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 distribution. The film must have had its premiere between 1 July 2021 and 30 June 2022. The DKK 300,000 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 for 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 2022 are:

Denmark: Heidi Hilarius-Kalkau Philipsen*, Jacob Ludvigsen, Amalie Næsby Fick

Finland: Mikaela Westerlund*, Kalle Kinnunen, Kaisu Isto

Iceland: Jóna Finnsdóttir*, Guðrún Helga Jónasdóttir, Björn Þór Vilhjálmsson

Norway: Inger Merete Hobbelstad*, Emilio Sanhueza, Anne Gjelsvik

Sweden: Emma Gray-Munthe*, Caroline Cowan, Gunnar Bergdahl

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

Event Dates

Norwegian Film Prize event
2 - 4 September 2022


Contact: Ingvild Vaale Arnesen

Finnish Film Prize event
16 - 25 September 2022

Love & Anarchy, Helsinki Int. Film Festival

Contact: Anna Möttöiä

Icelandic Film Prize event
26 - 30 October 2022

Bio Paradis, Reykjavík

Contact: Hrönn Sveinsdóttir

Danish Film Prize event
29 - 30 October 2022

THIS 2022- Øst For Paradis

Contact: Felicia Elisabeth Jackson

Award Ceremony
1 November 2022

Nordic Council Prizes

Contact: Elisabet Skylare

Swedish Film Prize event
28 - 30 October 2022

Best of Norden

Contact: Sara Henrikson

Nordisk Film & TV Fond

Secretariat for the Nordic Council Film Prize
Salma Reiermark Karoliussen
+47 91 33 77 65

Nordic Council of Ministers

Senior Adviser/Communication
Elisabet Skylare
+45 21 71 71 27