We are so proud that our Finnish co-production Little Wing, directed by Selma Vilhunen and produced by Kaarle Aho and Kai Nordberg for Making Movies Oy, has been nominated for the Nordic Council Film Prize as one of the five most outstanding Nordic films of 2017.
The nominees for the Nordic Council Film Prize 2017 are:
Denmark: Parents (Foraeldre) by Christian Tafdrup (director / script) and Thomas Heinesen (producer).
Finland: Little Wing (Tyttö nimeltä Varpu) by Selma Vilhunen (director / script) and Kaarle Aho (producer).
Iceland: Heartstone (Hjartasteinn) by Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson (director / script) and Anton Máni Svansson, Lise Orheim Stender, Jesper Morthorst, Guõmundur Arnar Guõmundsson (producers).
Norway: Hunting Flies (Fluefangeren) by Izer Aliu (director / script) and Khalid Maimouni (producer).
Sweden: Sámi Blood (Sameblod) by Amanda Kernell (director / script) and Lars G. Lindström (producer).
The purpose of the Nordic Council Film Prize is to raise interest in the Nordic cultural community as well as to recognise outstanding artistic initiatives. The films are selected and nominated because of their deep roots in Nordic culture, their high artistic quality and originality, and for the way they combine and elevate the many elements of film into a compelling and holistic work of art.
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.
Last year’s winner of the Film Prize was the Norwegian film “Louder Than Bombs” by Joachim Trier.
The winners of the Nordic Council prizes will be announced on 1 November, during the Session of the Nordic Council in Helsinki.