Nordisk Film & TV Fond has selected 15 projects for its 20th Nordic Talents Pitch Competition to be held October 21-22 at Copenhagen’s National Film School of Denmark.
This year’s 15 pitches from 19 graduation film students, consist of seven fiction film projects, five series (including one animated and one cross media project), and three documentary films.
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The Norwegian Film School, Lillehammer is out in force with six projects. ELO Film School Finland, Espoo and Stockholm University of the Arts have three projects each; HDK Valand, Gothenburg, the National Film School of Denmark, Copenhagen and VIA Film & Transmedia, Aarhus have one project each.
Commenting on the selection, Project Manager Ann-Sophie W. Birkenes says: “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. In 2020 we had a high number of applications from The Norwegian Film School. Fortunately, the Covid-19 health crisis did not have an impact on the number of applicants and we were able to select 15 promising projects from close to 50 submissions.”
Liselott Forsman, CEO at Nordisk Film & TV Fond says: “Nordic Talents is a great opportunity for experienced professionals to dive into the fresh thinking and unique universes of upcoming creators. Most of the graduation works received in 2020, are still short films, while the new projects in planning show a great variation in themes, formats and culture arenas. I look very much forward to the 20th edition of our popular event, which enables truly productive and exciting meetings to all delegates".
The 15 selected projects will compete for the NOK 250,000 Nordic Talents Pitch Prize and NOK 50,000 Nordic Talents Special Mention, granted to the winners as development support from Nordisk Film & TV Fond.
This year’s Nordic Talents jury of prominent professionals comprises:
Other highlights at Nordic Talents 2020 include:
Due to the current health crisis, Nordic Talents has been postponed from its usual early September date to October 21-22, 2020. The Fund is still monitoring the related health regulations, travel and social-distancing restrictions carefully.
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Ann-Sophie W. Birkenes: firstname.lastname@example.org
FULL LIST OF NORDIC TALENTS PITCH PROJECTS 2020: