We congratulate screenwriter Sara Johnsen with the Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize for "22 July"!

22 July (22. juli)
Norway, 2020
Nominated writer: Sara Johnsen
Director: Pål Sletaune
Series Creators: Sara Johnsen and Pål Sletaune
Producers: Elisabeth Tangen and Per Berge Engebretsen
Produced by NRK Drama for NRK
National premiere: 5 January 2020
International sales: Digital Rights Group (DRG)

They saved the injured, buried the dead, comforted the grieving and tried to understand. 22 July tells the story of people who through their work and professions were affected by the terrorist attack in Norway on the 22nd of July 2011. Featuring fictional characters, but based on meticulous research, it’s a story about the systems that shape our daily lives and who we are when tragedy strikes.

Read our interview with nominated writer, Sara Johnsen, HERE.

The jury, consisting of Jakob Oftebro, Moa Gammel, Dariusz Jabłoński and Cecilie Asker, states:

"Drama is a powerful tool, that should be used wisely. Especially when it comes to portraying stories inspired by real events. The jury was blown away by the bravery on how to tell a story respectfully and still grasp its emotional core.
This year’s winner of the Nordic TV Drama Screenplay Award is: 22 July!"