Nordisk Film & TV Fond has selected 15 projects from 18 Nordic graduation film students for its 21st Nordic Talents Pitch Competition to be held online September 8-9, 2021.
This year’s 15 selected projects consist of seven fiction films, four drama series, two documentaries, one documentary series and one animation series.
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Among the 18 young talents set to pitch are the National Film School of Denmark graduate Óskar Vignisson, selected for this year’s Cinéfondation of the Cannes Film Festival with his short film Free Men (Frie mænd), as well as Stockholm University of the Arts alumna Elin Övergaard, Palme d’or candidate in Cannes 2019 with her short film Who Talks (Ingen lyssnar).
The selected projects will be competing for the NOK 250,000 Nordic Talents Pitch Prize and NOK 50,000 Nordic Talents Special Mention, granted as development support from Nordisk Film & TV Fond.
Commenting on this year’s roster of talents, Project Manager Ann-Sophie W. Birkenes said: “The number of graduation students from the different schools, and programmes they graduate from, vary from year to year. This is naturally reflected in the yearly selection. As opposed to last year, in 2021 we had a low number of Norwegian applicants. Fortunately, we see a good balance between the other Nordic countries among the 15 promising projects selected to pitch. They show a great variation in themes, formats and culture arenas.”
“We look very much forward to the 21st edition of our popular event that continues to build bridges between Nordic up-and-coming talents and established audiovisual professionals.”
This year’s Nordic Talents jury of prominent audiovisual professionals comprises:
Other highlights at Nordic Talents 2021 include:
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FULL LIST OF NORDIC TALENTS PITCH PROJECTS 2021