Nordic Council prizes: Meet the nominees in Helsinki!

25.10.22 | News
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Take the opportunity to participate in a panel discussion with the nominees for the Nordic Council Film Prize on 31 October at Helsinki Central Library Oodi.

Next week it’ll be possible to meet some of the Nordic Region’s most interesting writers, composers, filmmakers and innovators in Helsinki. The nominees for the Nordic Council’s five prizes will be participating in a series of events in the days leading up to the awards ceremony on 1 November.

What’s it like to make films in the Nordic Region today? How is music composed as a comment or response to the situation in the world right now? How can nature-based solutions solve the challenges we face? These are some of the questions that will be discussed during the star-studded programme which will give recognition to the works, initiatives and artists from the Nordic Region who have been nominated in 2022. 

The programme consists of seminars, debates and discussions and starts on 30 October when the nominees for this year’s literature prize will be on stage at the Helsinki Book Fair. 

Everyone’s welcome and most of the events are free, but please register in advance to reserve a place. 

All times are in Finnish time (CET+1).  

2022 Nordic Council Literature Prize: Meet the nominees

The authors nominated for the literature prize will participate in three panel discussions at the Helsinki Book Fair. Ticket required. 

  • When: 30 October, from 14:30 to 17:00 
  • Location: Helsinki Book Fair, Mässcentrum, Mässplatsen 1, 00520 Helsinki, Finland   

2022 Nordic Council Environment Prize: Meet the nominees

This year’s theme for the environment prize is nature-based solutions. During the event, Marianne Sundholm, moderator and journalist at Svenska Yle, will lead a discussion with the six nominees about their work. It can be followed live.

  • When: 31 October, from 16:00 to 17:30 
  • Location: Nordic Culture Point, Kajsaniemigatan 9, 00170 Helsinki, Finland 

2022 Nordic Council Film Prize: Meet the nominees

What’s it like to make films in the Nordic Region today? How do we make sure our films are relevant in the future? Join the nominated filmmakers in a discussion about how the nominated films came to be. Moderated by Liselott Forsman, CEO, Nordisk Film & TV Fond.

  • When: 31 October, from 16:30 to 17:30 
  • Location: Kino Regina / Helsinki Central Library Oodi, Tölöviksgatan 4, 00100 Helsinki, Finland 

2022 Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize: Meet the nominees

Readings, talks and discussions with the authors and illustrators nominated for this year’s children and young people’s literature prize.

  • When: 1 November, from 9:30 to 11:30

2022 Nordic Council Music Prize: Meet the nominees

How do you apply history to reflect the present through music? Find out the composers’ own stories behind the music and their nominated works. Moderator Matti Nives from Radio Helsinki will close the event with a panel discussion.

  • When: 1 November, from 10:00 to 11:30 
  • Location: G Livelab, Georgsgatan 3, 00120 Helsinki, Finland   

Watch the awards ceremony live throughout the Nordic Region!

On 1 November, the winners of the Nordic Council prizes will be revealed during a live awards ceremony from Musikhuset in Helsinki, Finland. In the skilled hands of hosts Andrea Reuter and Christoffer Strandberg, the prizes will be awarded by, among others, the artist and former prize winner Eivør and the poet Jenni Haukio.  

The broadcast from Helsinki’s Musikhuset will start at 20:00 (Finnish time) and can be watched live throughout the Nordic Region. 

Information for the press

The Nordic Council prizes for 2022 will be awarded on 1 November at 19:50 (Finnish time) at Musikhuset in Helsinki. Immediately after the awards ceremony, the winners will be available for interviews. Only journalists accredited for the Session of the Nordic Council will be able to participate in the awards ceremony. Journalists must apply for accreditation by 14:00 (Finnish time) on 28 October. A valid press card is required.