Feras Fayyad (Sigrid Dyekjær) Nordisk Film Prisen

Nordisk Film Prisen

Nordisk Film Prisen was founded in 1996 by Nordisk Film Fonden, which is part of Egmont Fonden

The size of the award is Nordisk Films age x DKK 1000 (= DKK 112,000 in 2018).

The prize committee consists of max. 6 people. The council of Nordisk Film Fonden annually appoints the chairman of the award committee on the recommendation of the director of Nordisk Film Production. The prize committee has a seat for 1 year at a time and members can sit for a maximum of 3 consecutive years and have a withdrawal period of 3 years, regardless of duration. Nordisk Film A/S's representation does not exceed 2 persons.

The price committee consists of 6 people:

  • Mikael Rieks – (Producer & Chairman)
  • Sofie Gråbøl – (Actor) 
  • Katrine Vogelsang – (Head of Fictions at TV2)
  • Rasmus Heisterberg (Scriptwriter & Director)
  • Marianne Moritzen – (Head of Department, DFI)
  • Gustav Möller – (Director & last years recipient)

Nordisk Film Prisen is awarded annually for an extraordinary effort within Danish film. From 2010, it is a talent prize. The prize aims to reward a new Danish talent who has made an extraordinary effort to lift Danish film, either behind the camera or in front of the camera, and thereby adding something to the Danish film environment. The recipient of the prize must be appreciated for this effort and forward-looking as inspiration for others.

From 2017, the Nordisk Film Prisen is awarded by Nordisk Film Fonden new honorary show, ISBJØRNEN, which is held every year in November in connection with Nordisk Film's birthday.

Former recipients of Nordisk Film Prisen

  • 2019 – Director Feras Fayyad
  • 2018 – Director Gustav Möller
  • 2017 – Director Fenar Ahmad
  • 2016 – Director May el-Toukhy
  • 2015 – Actor Danica Curcic
  • 2014 – Director Daniel Dencik
  • 2013 – Director Kaspar Munk
  • 2012 – Director Omar Shargawi
  • 2011 – Screenwriter Anders Frithiof August
  • 2010 – Directors & screenwriters Michael Noer & Tobias Lindholm
  • 2009 – No award was given this year
  • 2008 – Director Henrik Ruben Genz
  • 2007 – Director Peter Schønau Fog
  • 2006 – Director Anders Morgenthaler

In 2006 Director Nils Malmros was awarded the Nordisk Film honorary award of 100.000 DKK in connection with Nordisk Films 100 year anniversary.

  • 2005 – Screenwriter & Director Anders Thomas Jensen
  • 2004 – Director Jørgen Leth
  • 2003 – Screenwriters Peter Thorsboe & Stig Thorsboe
  • 2002 – Screenwriter Mogens Rukov
  • 2001 – Director Christopher Boe
  • 2000 – Director Erik Clausen
  • 1999 – Director Søren Kragh-Jacobsen
  • 1998 – Producer Birgitte Hald
  • 1997 – Director Lotte Svendsen
  • 1996 – Directors Lars von Trier & Ole Bornedal