February 24, 2005

NEWS / FUNDING: Norwegian Film Fund allocates app ?270,000 for two television series on youth issues

The Norwegian Film Fund allocates app ?270,000 for two television series, Beathe Hofseth-Siri Natvik?s Mellemtiden (Interval) and Erling Borgen Det uskyldige Norge (Innocent Norway)

Bullying, teenage pregnancy, crime, growing up at an institution and being a refugee are some of the themes in Norwegian directors Beathe Hofseth and Siri Natvik?s Mellemtiden (Interval), a television series produced by Petter Vennerød for Norway?s TV2, which was last week (Thursday, 17 February) supported by the Norwegian Film Fond.

The fund chipped in ?180,000 for the app ?495,000 budget, and contributed another ?90,000 for Erling Borgen?s television series, Det uskyldige Norge (Innocent Norway), produced by Borgen for Norwegian pubcaster NRK.

Credited for, among others, the documentaries Ketsjup (Ketchup), Press (Pressure) and Barnemakt (Child Power), Hofseth and Natvik will follow six Norwegian youngsters who are about to make important choices in their lives. ?They show that you can change, and decide for yourself,? said the fund?s short film consultant, Peter Bø,

Det uskyldige Norge takes a closer look at Norway in three episodes, Others Are Corrupt, Norway as a War Nation, and Slaving for Norwegians, and will ?probably shake Norwegian self-rightousness,? per short and documentary film consultant Sirin Eide. Borgen deals with Norwegian connections to countries violating international regulations and human rights.

SOURCE: http://www.nordicfilmnews.net/Newsletter/NL-050224.html#Anchor-SELF-47857

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