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
Where: The National Film School of Denmark, CPH
Note: Due to the current Covid-19 situations Nordic Talents 2020 is postponed to 21-22 October. We are still monitoring Nordic Covid-19 restrictions carefully. Any further changes affecting the event will be announced on this site and in our other channels.
What happens during Nordic Talents
The main focus of the event is the Pitch Competition where 15 pre-selected projects compete for the pitch prizes. The line-up was announced 26 June. You will get to see the graduation films of the students who pitch. During the opening dinner 12 Nordic producers will introduce themselves and their companies at the Producer's Pitch. Thursday afternoon Berlin-based keynote speaker Christoph Fey will hold a Master Class before the Award Ceremony closes the event. The program lasts from Wednesday morning till Thursday evening, details will be announced during August/September.
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.
- In agreement with the schools, a limited number of 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.
There is a limited number of seats. To attend you must register. Registration deadline is 15 October at noon (CET).
The program will be held in English. Films will be screened with English subtitles. Nordic Talents is free of charge. All meals served at the Film School are included. Beverages for sale at the venue.