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Nordic Talents 2021

A Nordic network is essential for the industry - Nordic Talents is the place to meet!

Nordic Talents is an important platform for talent scouting and networking across the Nordics. Within an informal and including atmosphere Nordic Talents builds bridges between up-and-coming talents and established audiovisual professionals.

When:
8-9 September 2021
Where: Online

Pitch Competition for Nordic graduation students: Application deadline is due. All applicants will be notified by 25 June.

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What happens during Nordic Talents online
• A Pitch Competition for Nordic graduation students
• A Producers’ Pitch
• A Vimeo Showcase with graduation films of the talents who pitch
• Networking opportunities, a case study (details TBA)
• Award Ceremony

Former winners
This is the 21st 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
The jury consist of these five acclaimed industry professionals: Writer/director Milad Alami (SE), Karoline Leth, Producer at Zentropa (DK), actress/writer/director Cecilie Mosli (NO), Steven Meyers, script consultant at the Icelandic Film Centre and film educator (IS) and Elli Toivoniemi, director/producer at Tuffi Films (FI).

The jury selects 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, film commissioners, financiers, distributors etc. who are looking for new talent and networking opportunities.

Practical information
All applicants will be notified by 25 June.
To attend you must register. Participant registration is now open.
The program will be held in English.

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Registration opens today for Nordic Talents 2021

NT2021 artwork / PHOTO: NFTVF
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Registration opens today for Nordic Talents 2021

NT2021 artwork / PHOTO: NFTVF

Sign up today to watch online the next generation of Nordic talents pitch their projects competing for the Nordic Talents Pitch Prize and Special Mention Prize.

The 21st Nordic Talents hosted by Nordisk Film & TV Fond will be held September 8-9.

Nordic Talents is a unique platform for talent scouting and networking between industry professionals and newly graduated Nordic film students.

For the second time, the informal and inclusive event will be held virtually due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Nordic Talents is open to the following people:

  • Newly graduated Nordic film/TV BA- or MA students
  • Next year’s graduation students can attend as observers
  • Nordic industry professionals like producers, film commissioners, financiers, distributors etc. who are looking for new talent and networking opportunities

TO REGISTER CLICK HERE

The key highlights are:

  • The centre-piece Pitch Competition will comprise 15 selected projects from graduation Nordic talents. The competing titles will be unveiled June 25.
  • This year’s prestigious jury set to provide valuable advice to the young pitchers and to hand out the NOK 250,000 Nordic Talents Pitch Prize and NOK 50,000 Special Mention Prize comprises writer/director Milad Alami (The Charmer, When the Dust Settles), Zentropa producer Karoline Leth (The Legacy, Rita), actress/writer/director Cecilie Mosli (Mammon, Home Ground), the Icelandic Film Centre’s script consultant Steven Meyers, Tuffi Films’ Elli Toivoniemi (Stupid Young Heart).
  • Prior to the online pitching session, film graduates will benefit from personal pitch coaching from creative consultant Paul Tyler (Handling Ideas) and producer Helene Granqvist (Nordic Factory Film).
  • A Vimeo Showcase of the graduation films from the selected pitchers, will be available to registered participants, ahead of the pitching from film graduates.
  • Networking being a key component of Nordic Talents, young film & TV graduates are invited to take an active part at round tables and short speed-dating meetings with established audiovisual professionals.

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Nordic talents to watch

Nordisk Film & TV Fond

Project Manager
Ann-Sophie W. Birkenes
ann-sophie@nftvfond.com

Registration

Zoom Online activities
Emma Mørup
nordictalents@nftvfond.com

Producer's Pitch

Co-organizer
Tina í Dali Wagner
tina@filmgreb.dk