Dogs Don’t Wear Pants is the Finnish nominee for the Nordic Council Film Prize

August 18, 2020

The Nordic Council Film Prize 2020 nominees were announced at the Norwegian International Film Festival in Haugesund. The nominees were selected by national juries in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

The nominees for the Nordic Council Film Prize 2020 are:

Iceland: BERGMÁL (Echo)
director and screenwriter Rúnar Rúnarsson
producers Rúnar Rúnarsson, Live Hide, Lilja Ósk Snorradóttir

Norway: BARN (Beware of Children)
director and screenwriter Dag Johan Haugerud
producers Yngve Sæther

Sweden: CHARTER (Charter)
director and screenwriter Amanda Kernell
producers Lars G. Lindström, Eva Åkergren

Finland: KOIRAT EIVÄT KÄYTÄ HOUSUJA (Dogs Don’t Wear Pants)
director Jukka-Pekka Valkeapää
screenwriters Jukka-Pekka Valkeapää, Juhana Lumme
producers Aleksi Bardy, Helen Vinogradov

Denmark: ONKEL (Uncle)
director and screenwriter Frelle Petersen
producer Marco Lorenzen

J-P Valkeapää has been nominated for the prize in 2015 with the film They Have Escaped. Other second-time nominees are Dag Johan Haugerud (I Belong 2013), Rúnar Rúnarsson (Sparrows 2016) and Amanda Kernell (Sami Blood 2017). Finnish filmmakers have won the prize twice: in 2002, Aki Kaurismäki with The Man Without a Past and in 2017, Selma Vilhunen with Little Wing.

This year’s winner will be announced on October 27 in Reykjavik, Iceland. The five nominee films will be screened in the Nordic countries before the announcement. In Finland, the 33rd Helsinki International Film Festival will screen the films during September 17–27, 2020.

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