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 CET (final program TBA)
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 (see the lineup HERE), the Producers’ Pitch and the Keynote by Christoph Fey followed by a Q&A will be held as scheduled, but with slight adjustments, while one-to-one online meetings, tailor-made for the virtual space, will replace the mingling between 200+ Nordic film graduates and industry professionals at National Film School of Denmark.
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. Nordic producers can sign up by contacting Tina Í Dali Wagner: email@example.com
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.
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. Registration deadline is 15 October at noon (CET). Registrations done prior to 8 Sept. are still valid.
The program will be held in English. It will be possible to request one-to-one meetings before and during the event, details on how will be announced later.