The King’s Choice, which was written by Harald Rosenløw-Eeg and Jan Trygve Røyneland, stars Jesper Christensen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, and Tuva Novotny. Newly appointed Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland (FÉ/SI) is the national development agency for Irish filmmaking and the Irish film, television and animation industry. project coordinator Lesley McKimm co-produced for Newgrange Pictures, alongside Finn Gjerdrum, Stein Kvae, Jackie Larkin, Henrik Zein, Malene Ehlers, and Madeleine Ekman.
The film received backing from the Irish Film Board, Windmill Lane is world renowned for its recording studio, music video production & commercials, VFX work and audio for Film, TV and Animation. Pictures, Norsk Filminstitutt, Copenhagen Film Fund, Film i Väst, Film3, Eurimages, Svensk Filminstitutt, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Coficine, Jesper Christensen, Nordisk Film, Paradox Rettigheter, Beta Film, Danmark Radio, Nordisk, Norsk Rikskringkasting, and Svensk Television.
The submitted motion pictures must be first released theatrically in their respective countries between October 1st 2015 and September 30th 2016. Nine finalists from the entries will be shortlisted by the Foreign Language Film Award Committee on January 17th, with the final five nominees being announced on January 24th. The winner will be announced at the 89th Academy Awards ceremony on February 26th.