Magazine article Screen International

Norlin Takes over Stockholm's Production Grant

Magazine article Screen International

Norlin Takes over Stockholm's Production Grant

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Lisa Aschan had been originally awarded the $700,000 prize.

She Monkeys director Lisa Aschan has handed back the women's filmmaking grant awarded by the Stockholm International Film Festival - the grant includes cash, services and a Nordic-Baltic distribution contract with Sweden's NonStop Entertainment.

Swedish director Sofia Norlin has now taken over the $700,000 (SEK 5 million) scholarship for her new feature Tenderness (Ömheten)

"Aschan and her producer Anna-Maria Kantarius have decided that Aschan's Deposit (Förvaret) is probably not the most suitable project for the concept - they will continue the development of the film, but have resolved with the jury that the scholarship be transferred to another nominée," said the festival.

"I am glad that Norlin has received the money, and I wish her and her team good luck with the production," added Aschan. …

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