Tappeluft bankrupt

The Norwegian production company Tappeluft has filed for bankruptcy. The company produced Hellfjord and Dead Snow, among other titles, and is partially owned by Tommy Wirkola. The total debt is 36.2 million NOK. Tommy Wirkola (Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters and What Happened to Monday) directed Dead Snow for Tappeluft in 2009 and also its…

SFI supports horror shorts

The Swedish Film Institute has launched a new programme for creative horror shorts produced by established or fledgling film makers. Dubbed It’s Alive!, the programme will co-fund a maximum of five shorts in its first year. The deadline for applications is February 1, 2016. SFI – the national film funding body in Sweden – will…

More money for horror

Nordic genre movies are not only met with greater success these days, but also gaining more formal support, as NFTF’s new funding scheme is evidence of. The last few years, the organization Nordic Genre Invasion (backed by various producers and production companies) has promoted horror and fantasy films in industry environments. And now, for the…

NFI supports two genre projects

The Norwegian film institute has granted money to two genre projects, which currently are in development. One is a ghost story for children, the other is a short film based on a sci-fi short story. This month, Norsk Film Institutt (NFI), which is the Norwegian government’s support fund for films and TV, granted a total…

Shops that carry Nordic movies

If you have managed to acquire a taste for Nordic movies and live outside the region, getting them on DVD or BluRay can be a challenge. Here Nordic Fantasy has listed a number of online shops that might help you. While not all online retailers located in the Nordic countries ship worldwide, why not hook…