The Nordic Talents event co-organised by Nordisk Film & TV Fond and the National Film School of Denmark is a unique networking platform and stepping stone into the film and TV industries attracting each year more than 200 Nordic film students and international professionals. The 18th edition unspools September 5-6, 2018 at Copenhagen’s National Film School of Denmark.

Film & TV Graduation Students - don’t miss the June 5 deadline to submit your pitch project: Apply HERE

This year’s jury who will evaluate the best pitches of 15 Nordic graduation students from film & TV schools in the Nordic region and elsewhere consists of:

  • Marja Pyykkö (FI), Nordic Talents Special Mention Prize winner in 2008 and winner of two Finnish Emmy awards or ‘Venlas’ - Best Director for the series Hooked and Black Widows
  • Izer Aliu (NO), writer/director of the Nordic Council Film Prize nominated Hunting Flies (2016) and Student Oscar nominated for the short film To Guard a Mountain (2013), 
  • Jørgen Lerdam (DK), well-known animator/director of films such as Niko 2-Little Brother, Big Trouble (co-directed with Kari Juusonen), and the current success The Incredible Story of the Giant Pear,   
  • Madeleine Ekman, long time producer at Zentropa Sweden and since May 1st, Feature Film Commissioner at the Swedish Film Institute,
  • Wendy Mitchell (UK), Nordic correspondent for Screendaily, Nordic film scout for the San Sebastian International Film Festival and programmer for the British Council.

The pitch competition and screening of the students’ graduation films are the high points of Nordic Talents, but other must-attend sessions include a Producers Pitch, to be moderated by Hanne Palmquist (HBO Nordic’s Commissioning Editor & VP, Original Programming), and a masterclass from a prominent film or TV personality.

Further programmes details will be announced soon.

Previous Nordic Talents Prize winning projects that turned into award-winning first films include Hlynur Pálmason’s Winter Brothers, Gustav Möller’s The Guilty, Maria Bäck’s I Remember When I Die, Rúnar Rúnarsson’s Volcano, and Karzan Kader’s Bekas.

For further information about NORDIC TALENTS and how to apply, CLICK HERE.