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BFI reveals 2016 Vision Awards

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Twenty-two emerging producers to receive up to £2.2m; almost 500 applicants.Scroll Down For Recipients

The BFI has announced the recipients of its 2016-18 Vision Awards, comprising 22 investments in up-and-coming UK producers.

The awards, generally spread over two years, are designed to enable producers to build and develop their companies, slates and creative relationships.

The BFI had intended to give 20 awards but increased that allocation to 22 in response to the number of strong applications it received. Almost 500 companies applied for the awards, which are backed by a total commitment from the BFI of £2.2m of National Lottery funding.

Fifteen of the awards are to women producers or partnerships, while eight of the companies are based outside of London, located in Belfast, Cardiff, Glasgow, Hull, Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield and York.

In a bid to foster sustainability, the third iteration of the Vision Awards will include an allowance to cover a producer’s fees and overheads of up to half
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Pyromaniac: Erik Skjoldbjærg Returns With New Norwegian Thriller

Erik Skjoldbjærg, the acclaimed director of Insomnia - later remade by Christopher Nolan - and Nokas returns to the big screen with Pyromaniac, a period set thriller which has just released its first trailer. The year is 1981 and it is summer in the little village of Finsland. Dag is 19 years old and has spent his childhood in the countryside living with his parents. His father is chief of the local volunteer fire brigade and Dag has since he was a child been going along with his father to the call-outs. Dag has recently returned after a year of military service and his parents notice that he has changed. Then the fires begin. Skjoldbjærg has long been considered one of Norway's finest and this...

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Doll in the Ceiling begins shoot

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Doll in the Ceiling begins shoot
Revenge thriller marks first Norway-Canada co-production in 15 years.

Norwegian revenge thriller The Doll in the Ceiling (Dukken i taket) has begun principal photography in Norway.

The $2m (NOK16.4m) psychodrama marks the feature debut of director Kjersti Steinbø, who also adapted the novel of the same title by Norwegian novelist Ingvar Ambjørsen.

The story centres on a woman who seeks out her deceased sister’s rapist and embeds herself in his idyllic family to destroy his life. It is earmarked for release in autumn 2015.

Producers are Paul Barkin of Toronto’s Alcina Pictures and Kristine Knudsen of new Bergen-based company Den Siste Skilling. Executive producers are Lisa G. Black of Garnet Girl (Us) and Mark Gingras of Vigilante Productions.

It marks the second Norway-Canada treaty co-production, the last being more than 15 years ago.

“This is an exciting time for Nordic Cinema,” said Barkin. “Through co-production with Canada, films like [The Doll in the Ceiling] have a better opportunity at reaching North American
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Norway and Oscar. Which "Amanda" Nominee Will They Submit?

Last night I had a lovely Scandinavian dinner with friends as we discussed our book club title "The Ice Princess" the latest best seller capitalizing on the super hot Scandinavian crime genre (oh what The Girl With/Who... has wrought!). I didn't like the book at all and the translation seemed clunky (or maybe that was the fault of the original prose?) but I find the whole trend vaguely hilarious since Scandinavian countries, to their vast collective credit, are not exactly known as hotbeds of crime! Returning home, what do I have in my inbox?, but the nominations for Norway's annual "Amanda" Awards. Don't you love unexpected theme days?

Norway had a record breaking year with 34 original films eligible for their own prizes. To give you a very general sense of the amount of films various countries make each year here's a handy graphic AMPAS provided for the films of
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Five Clips From Insomnia Director's True Heist Thriller Nokas

In 2002, fresh off the success of his indie-hit Memento, Christopher Nolan made his Hollywood studio debut with Insomnia. A smartly constructed thriller that did modest business, the Al Pacino / Robin Williams starring picture nevertheless drew solid critical notice and laid the groundwork for Nolan to land the job as director of Batman Begins, the film that made Nolan into one of the heaviest hitters in the Hollywood system.

Nolan's Insomnia is a remake of an earlier Norwegian picture of the same name, a 1997 picture directed and co-written by Erik Skjoldbjærg, who now returns with real life heist-thriller Nokas. Here's the synopsis from the Norwegian Film Institute.

In the morning of the 5th of April 2004, the greatest bank robbery in Norwegian history was carried out in Stavanger.

Nokas is the story of this robbery, which took place at the central cash service in Stavanger. The film traces the development of the
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Movie Trailer: ‘Nokas’, a Heist Movie from the Director of the Original ‘Insomnia’

Movie Trailer: ‘Nokas’, a Heist Movie from the Director of the Original ‘Insomnia’
Just a couple weeks to go until Christopher Nolan's Inception opens (the reviews are already up) but let's take a moment to go back in time to 2002, when Nolan remade the Norwegian thriller Insomnia. The original was a great little piece of work, directed by Erik Skjoldbjærg. After Insomnia Skjoldbjærg hasn't done a lot -- his 2001 adaptation of Prozac Nation looks like it was a serious career stall. But he's back with Nokas, a heist thriller based on a real-life crime, and the trailer is after the break.  Twitch offers up the trailer. Ok, setting aside obvious touchstones such as Heat, the footage here is sharp enough that I'm ready to overlook Prozac Nation and hope that Skjoldbjærg is really back on the horse. There appears to be a certain degree of fetishizing the criminals here that looks a little freakish -- easy to understand making the 'bad guys'
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The Director Of Insomnia Returns With Heist-Thriller Nokas

In 2002, fresh off the success of his indie-hit Memento, Christopher Nolan made his Hollywood studio debut with Insomnia. A smartly constructed thriller that did modest business, the Al Pacino / Robin Williams starring picture nevertheless drew solid critical notice and laid the groundwork for Nolan to land the job as director of Batman Begins, the film that made Nolan into one of the heaviest hitters in the Hollywood system.

Nolan's Insomnia is a remake of an earlier Norwegian picture of the same name, a 1997 picture directed and co-written by Erik Skjoldbjærg, who now returns with real life heist-thriller Nokas. Here's the synopsis from the Norwegian Film Institute.

In the morning of the 5th of April 2004, the greatest bank robbery in Norwegian history was carried out in Stavanger.

Nokas is the story of this robbery, which took place at the central cash service in Stavanger. The film traces the development of the
See full article at Screen Anarchy »

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