Nordisk Film & TV Fond has selected 15 projects for its 19th Nordic Talents pitch competition, to be held September 4-5 at the National Film School of Denmark.
PRESS RELEASE: 24.06.19
The 15 projects to be pitched by 21 Nordic film graduates will compete for the NOK 250,000 Nordic Talents Pitch Prize and the NOK 50,000 Special Mention Prize.
The National Film School of Denmark will be out in force with six projects. The other film schools represented are The Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark with three projects, Valand Academy-University of Gothenburg and Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts with two projects each, as well as ELO Helsinki Film School and Norway’s Westerdals with one project each.
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Promising talents set to pitch include Nitesh Anjaan, winner of the Audience Award-Best Mid-Length Documentary at Hot Docs 2018 for Dreaming of Murakami, Christian Bengtson, Robert nominated in 2016 for his short film Shiva. Shahab Mehrabi, winner Best Swedish Short Film in Göteborg 2018 for Götaplatsen #flerochfler, and Katarina Lundquist, BAFTA short-listed for her animated short film Forget-Me-Not.
Petri Kemppinen, CEO at Nordisk Film & TV Fond said: “This year`s selection is really diverse. We have graduation students across all the five Nordic countries that bring a huge amount of fresh consciousness in the varied themes they wish to develop. I am really looking forward to two enjoyable days with them in September.”
The 2019 jury consists of director May el-Toukhy (Denmark), producer and director of AVEK Ulla Simonen (Finland), producer and managing director of Netop Films Grímar Jonsson (Iceland), film and TV commissioner at the Norwegian Film Institute Ståle Stein Berg (Norway) with a fifth person to be confirmed.
Other highlights at Nordic Talents 2019 include:
This year a reduced number of Nordic producers (12 against 20 in 2018) will be invited to pitch during a dinner at the National Film School of Denmark on Wednesday September 4.
Sign up NOW to the exclusive Nordic Producers’ Pitch by contacting Nordic Talents Project Manager Ann-Sophie W. Birkenes (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the name of the participant and an answer to the following question: What can my company offer for a young Nordic Talent?
Producers have until August 7 to register.
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Full list of 2019 Nordic Talents pitch projects: