Nordic Talents 2019
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: 4 - 5 September 2019
Where: The National Film School of Denmark, CPH
What happens during Nordic Talents
The main focus of the event is the Pitching Competition where 15 pre-selected projects compete for the pitch prizes. In addition we screen the graduation films of the students who pitch. During the opening dinner 12 Nordic producers get to introduce themselves and their company at the Producers´ Pitch. Thursday there will be a Master Class with two time-Nordic Council Film Prize winner, writer/director/actor Benedikt Erlingsson (Woman at War, Of Horses and Men) before the Award Ceremony closes the event. The program lasts from Wednesday morning till Thursday evening. Detailed program TBA in August.
The Producer's Pitch
If your company is interested in signing up for the Producer's Pitch to be moderated by Noemi Ferrer, Head of International at DFI, contact Project Manager of Nordic Talents Ann-Sophie W. Birkenes:
firstname.lastname@example.org by 7 August and answer the following question:
"What can my company offer for a young Nordic Talent?"
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 Palmasson (Winter Brothers), Gustav Møller and Lina Flint (The Guilty), Fanni Metelius (The Heart).
Jury and Awards
This year's jury consists of director May el-Toukhy (DK), producer and director of AVEK Ulla Simonen (FI), producer and managing director of Netop Films Grímar Jonsson (IS), film and TV commissioner at NFI Ståle Stein Berg (NO) and a fifth person to be named later. The Jury selects the winners and 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.
Who can attend the event
- Nordic Talents is open for newly graduated Nordic film- or TV BA- or MA students. You do not have to get selected for the pitching competition to attend the event.
- After agreement with the schools, a limited number of next year’s graduation students can attend as observers.
- 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 is open till 30 August.
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.