Nordic Talents 2018:
5 - 6 September
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Nordic Talents 2018

A Nordic network is essential for the industry - and Nordic Talents is the place to meet!

It is our goal to create an informal and including atmosphere where the new talents and the established film and TV-industry are introduced to each other. We aim to be an important platform for talent scouting and networking across the Nordics.

When: 5 - 6 September 2018
Where: The National Film School of Denmark, CPH

Pitching Competition for graduation students
The Pitching Competition is open for Nordic film or TV BA- or MA students, graduating fall 2017 or spring 2018. Graduation students are welcome to apply with project ideas for a feature length film or a TV/web-series (fiction, documentary or animation). 

We urge graduation students from the following Nordic shcools to apply, but do also accept applications from Nordic students graduating outside the Nordics; The National Film School of Denmark, The Animation Workshop (Animation, Graphic Storytelling), The Norwegian Film School, ELO Helsinki Film School, Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts, Akademin Valand, HiL (Documentary film production and Film & TV), Westerdals Oslo ACT (Film & TV), HiVolda (Animation and Documentary), Nordland kunst- og filmfagskole (BA moving images), Tampere University of Applied Science (Film production), Turku University of Applied Science (Film and Animation).

The Call for applications opens early May 2018, and will be announced here and in our newsletter. Applicants must use our online application form that will be made available on this site. Students can apply alone or in teams of two. Applicants must have a graduation film ready for screening at the event, and be free to attend a 2-day pitch trainig prior to the event (3-4 September), if selected. Applications must be written in English. 

Late June we pre-select and announce the 15 projects to pitch at the event and compete for the Nordic Talents-awards (NOK 300,000).

Program during Nordic Talents
The main focus of the event is the Pitching Competition where 15 pre-selected projects are being pitched and compete for the pitch prizes. We will screen the graduation films of the students who pitch. In addition, the established producers introduce themselves during the Producers´Pitch, an interesting Master Class will be held and we round off with the Award Ceremony.

The event opens Wednesday morning and closes Thursday early evening. Detailed program TBA in August. 

NT17 Pitching Session / PHOTO: NFTVF, Torleif Hauge
NT14 Award Ceremony / PHOTO: NFTVF, Torleif Hauge
NT16 Winners: Mika Gustafson, Kaisa El Ramly, Harald Mæle Jr., Kjersti Wøien Håland / PHOTO: NFTF Torleif Hauge

Previous winners
Since Nordic Talents' start in 2001 many gifted graduation students have presented their projects on stage. Of these, several have made their way to the big screen, others are in development. Among the former Nordic Talents’ award winners (and projects) are: Erik Richter Strand (Sons), Lisa Munthe and Helen Ahlsson (The Armwrestler from Solitude), Marja Pyykkö (Run Sister Run), Runar Runarsson (Volcano), Jan Rahbek (Marco Macaco), Karzan Kader (Bekas), Antti Heikki Pesonen (Headfirst), Maria Bäck (I Remember When I Die), Hlynur Pálmasson (Winter Brothers), Gustav Møller and Lina Flint (The Guilty) and Fanni Metelius (The Heart).

Jury and Awards
The Nordic Talents-jury that selects the winners consists of five members from the professional film- and TV-industry. The Jury hands out two prizes - The Nordic Talents Pitch prize (NOK 250,000) and The Nordic Talents Special Mention (NOK 50,000). Both prizes are development funding given by Nordisk Film & TV Fond.

Among the former jury members you find: Lone Scherfig, Roy Andersson, Baltasar Kormákur, Tobias Lindholm, Hannu Toumainen, Thomas Robsham, Ruben Östlund, Kristina Trapp, Julie Bergeron and Juho Kousmanen.

Who can attend the event
Nordic Talents is open for all Nordic graduation students from the film schools mentioned above. Future graduation students may attend to observe (by special invitation only). 

We welcome Nordic industry professionals like producers, financiers, distributors and others who are looking for new talent and networking opportunities. There is a limited number of seats. To attend you must register. Registration opens mid June and closes late August.

Practical information
Pitching, Master Classes etc. will be held in English. Films will be screened with English sub titles. Nordic Talents is free of charge. All meals served at the Film School are included. Note: Payment at the bar only by Danish cash or MobilePay. Credit cards are not accepted.

Nordic talents to watch

Nordisk Film & TV Fond

Project Manager - Nordic Talents
Ann-Sophie W. Birkenes
T: +47 64 00 60 80

The National Film School of Denmark

Caroline Reichhardt
M: +45 41 71 88 93