Nordic Talents 2020
A Nordic network is essential for the industry - 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: 21-22 October 2020, 10-16 (CEST). Check out our online catalogue and program HERE. Participant registration is closed.
Where: Online via Zoom
Due to tighter Covid-19 health and safety restrictions, the 20th Nordic Talents event originally due to unspool physically at Copenhagen’s National Film School of Denmark, will instead move online!
What happens during Nordic Talents online
The event’s top three programmes: the Pitch Competition for Nordic graduation students (lineup HERE), the Producers’ Pitch (lineup HERE) and the Keynote by Christoph Fey (read our interview with him HERE) followed by a Q&A will be held as scheduled. A Vimeo Showcase replaces the Film Screenings of the graduation films of the talents who pitch. Pre-scheduled one-to-one online meetings and a social lounge in Zoom will replace the traditional mingling.
The platform is a unique opportunity for new and established producers to present their company and to attract tomorrow’s Nordic talents. Noemi Ferrer Schwenk, executive-producer pre-sales & partnerships at DR will introduce each pitch and do live short interviews with the selected producers after their three-minute pre-recorded pitch. More info HERE.
How to book meetings
The program has two dedicated one-to-one meeting slots. Participants who would like to meet the projects or the production companies presented at Nordic Talents, can before or during the event request a meeting. To do so, send an e-mail to Emma Mørup: email@example.com with the name of the person, project or company you’d like to meet up with. A list of participants and the lineup for the Producers’ Pitch will be provided to all participants before the event.
The social lounge in Zoom will be open during lunch breaks and parallel with the one-to-one meetings. There you can see and chat with other participants, and potentially setup meetings on the spot too.
Emma Mørup will schedule the meetings upon request and invite the parties into a private meeting room in Zoom. (See "How to book meetings" above.) The meetings will begin every 15 minutes during the slots and can last approximately 10-12 minutes. If you have a scheduled meeting, simply go to the social lounge in Zoom and you will be let into your one-to-one meeting room.
This is the 20th edition of Nordic Talents! Since the start in 2001 many gifted graduation students have presented their projects on stage. Celebrated Nordic filmmakers who won prizes at Nordic Talents include Milad Alami, Maria Bäck, Gustav Möller, Hlynur Pálmason, Marja Pyykkö, and May el-Toukhy among others. We interviewed a few of them in a two-part series before the event. Click to read Part one and Part two.
Jury and Awards
This years Jury of acclaimed professionals consist of Swedish director Amanda Kernell, Icelandic writer and showrunner Sigurjón Kjartansson, Danish documentary filmmaker Eva Mulvad, Finnish producer, owner and CEO of Aamu Film Company, Jussi Rantamäki and NRK executive producer/commissioning editor, Tone Rønning from Norway. The Jury will select the winners and hand 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
- Newly graduated Nordic film/TV BA- or MA students.
- Next year’s graduation students can attend as observers.
- Nordic industry professionals like producers, financiers, distributors etc. who are looking for new talent and networking opportunities.
To receive the Zoom-invitation to the event you must register. The registration deadline is due.
The program will be held in English. It is possible to request one-to-one meetings before and during the event, see "How to book meetings" above. The NT20 Vimeo Showcase with the graduation films of the talents who pitch will be open for participants 20 October 8.00-22 October 16.00 (CEST). All participants will receive further practical information including login details, a list of participants etc. by email prior to the event.