For the 6th year, Nordisk Film & TV Fond is collaborating with the Norwegian International Film Festival on the announcement of five outstanding Nordic films competing for the coveted Prize.


2022 marks a special anniversary year both for the Nordic Council Film Prize - turning 20, and for the Norwegian International Film Festival in Haugesund, turning 50.

As administrator of the Nordic Council Film Prize on behalf of the Nordic Council, Nordisk Film & TV Fond will be co-hosting with the Norwegian International Film Festival, the announcement on August 23 of the film nominees from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The event to be attended in person by the nominated directors, writers and/or producers will open the festival’s adjoining industry event New Nordic Films (August 23-26).

Tonje Hardersen, director of the Norwegian International Film Festival said: “It is a true honour to host the announcement of the Nordic Council Film Prize nominations for the 6th time, in an edition that marks the 50th edition of the Norwegian International Film Festival! We are thrilled to welcome the nominees and their wonderful films for a long-awaited normal festival, and to once again have a physical celebration of Nordic cinema. We will continue the tradition of hosting a Nordic reception and a screening of all nominated films the day after the announcement.”

Liselott Forsman, CEO at Nordisk Film & TV Fond said: “On behalf of the Fund, I want to congratulate the Norwegian International Film Festival for keeping the event so fresh and relevant when celebrating its half a century anniversary! It is also time to thank the festival for our five years of a smooth and fruitful collaboration that is continuing. Though the last years have been very tough for the whole film industry, Nordic films have reached great international success and this will truly be celebrated this year with real life hugs. I look very much forward to sharing the exciting news of this year’s Nordic Council film nominations on stage in beautiful Haugesund.”

The Nordic Council Film Prize is the most prestigious film award in the Nordic region celebrating a unique filmmaking vision, deeply rooted in Nordic culture. The prize is endowed with a sum of DKK 300,000, shared between the winning film’s screenwriter, director and producer.

To be eligible, films must be Nordic-produced with distribution in place, and must have premiered in cinemas between July 1st, 2021 and June 30, 2022.

The Nordic Council Film Prize 2022 will be announced on November 1st in Helsinki, along with the other Nordic Council prizes for literature, music, the environment, children and young people’s literature, at an awards ceremony held in conjunction with the Session of the Nordic Council.