Filmlance, a Banijay company today announces it has been nominated for the Swedish government’s Export Award for Cultural and Creative Industries.
Filmlance is among the five nominees for the award which acknowledges individuals or companies that in 2019 contributed towards Swedish exports and strengthened the image of Sweden internationally. Winners will be announced by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Foreign Trade Anna Hallberg on 23 October.
Helena Åkerman, Deputy CEO of Filmlance comments; “Sweden has become a hallmark of quality for international drama productions and we believe this has strengthened the image of Sweden as a creative nation with an innovative television industry. This nomination means a lot to the industry as a whole, with our strong storytelling and proven global demand for our high-quality productions. We have both the right skills and experience to drive the local production industry forward, ensuring Sweden is associated with world-class drama.”
The critically-acclaimed production company is one of Sweden’s largest producers and is behind numerous global hits. Most recent credits include Caliphate, which broke records for SVT Play and launched globally on Netflix earlier this year. Filmlance is also behind Bron/ Broen, which has sold to 188 countries and has been adapted seven times, with the most recent focusing on the Singapore and Malaysian borders.
Also from Filmlance is Top Dog, which launched this week on CMore and TV4, and the highly-anticipated new drama, BearTown, which premieres on HBO Europe on October 18th. The company is currently in production for Vinterviken 2021 for Netflix.