Nordic Council Film Prize 2021 – the nominees

24.08.21 | News
The 5 nominees, Film Prize 2021
This year, five Nordic films have been nominated for the prestigious Nordic Council Film Prize. This year sees a battle between two documentaries and three feature films. The winner will be announced in November. The nominees will be presented at the opening of the New Nordic Films event during the Norwegian Film Festival in Haugesund, Norway.

Since 2002, the Nordic Council Film Prize has been awarded to a full-length feature film that has roots in Nordic culture and displays high standards of artistic quality.

Here are the nominees for this year’s film prize:







The five Nordic films have been nominated by national juries.

The winning film will be announced on 2 November

The winner of the 2021 Nordic Council Film Prize will be announced together with the winners of the other Nordic Council prizes on 2 November in Copenhagen in conjunction with the Session of the Nordic Council. 

The prize money of DKK 300,000 is shared equally between the winning screenwriter, director and producer, which underlines that film as an art form is the result of close co-operation between these three main functions.

Where to watch the best Nordic films this autumn

This autumn, the five nominated files will be screened at the following events around the Nordic Region:

About the Nordic Council Film Prize

The Nordic Council Film Prize is awarded to a Nordic-produced feature film of a high artistic quality. The film must have had its cinema premiere between 1 July 2020 and 30 June 2021.

The Nordic Council Film Prize was first awarded in 2002 and is now awarded each year along with the other Nordic prizes for literature, music, and the environment. Nordisk Film & TV Fond is responsible for the administration of the prize.