Nordic Talents 2012

18-06 2012

Registration has opened for film professionals and Nordic film graduates wishing to attend the revamped Nordic Talents offering for the first time more pitches from film graduates, more awards and the new ‘Welcome to the Real Circus' session.

This year's 12th edition takes place from September 5-7, 2012 at the National Film School of Denmark in Copenhagen which co-organises the event with Nordisk Film & TV Fond

The "theme of the year" is the Real Circus, which alludes to the graduation students becoming part of the professional film and TV industry! Nordic Talents is an important stepping-stone for that transformation - a time and a place full of opportunities. 

The pitching part plays centre stage and is rapidly increasing. Where as earlier Nordic Talents presented 12 pitches,18 new projects will see the light of day this year.

Furthermore a new session will be intrdouced under the slogan Welcome to the Real Circus: A two hour organized mingle in our wannabe circus tent where graduation students and the industry will meet face to face and discuss the new projects and the reality they are about to enter. Representatives from film institutes, TV-stations, possible co-production partners, regional funds, distributors etc. will give their point of view and get further information. A strong Nordic network is an essential core factor for success within our region as well as internationally - it must be nurtured continuously. 

Per Nielsen (co-production consultant for Film i Väst, writer and founder of Filmfærgen) is the circus director, who will run the entire show, keep a tight time schedule and interrupt with funny and thought-provoking breaks while tapas will be served. A session not to miss!

The two Nordic Talents prizes; The Pitch Prize (NOK 250.000) and Special Mention (NOK 50.000) granted by Nordisk Film & TV Fond as a development support will be given out by the honorary jury: Lone Korslund (head of acquisitions Nordisk Film, DK), HannuToumainen (writer, director, producer, FI), Ragnar Bragason (writer, director, producer, IS), Einar Egeland (film commissioner NFI, NO) and Anna Croneman (producer Bob Film, SE).

Furthermore two new film awards will be granted. The SF Award for Best Children or Family Pitch (SEK 100.000 cash) to the best pitch aimed at children or a family audience - selected by the SF jury. The Filmlance Seriously Big Humour Student Film Award (SEK 30.000) to be split between the director, the producer and the writer of the most humorous graduation film - selected by the Filmlance jury. 

Hanne Palmquist, CEO of Nordisk Film & TV Fond states: "It is fantastic that two private production houses are backing Nordic Talents and the graduation students by granting substantial prizes. It proves the importance of the event and the interdependency between the established and the new talents. I wish to thank SF, Börje Hansson and Moa Westeson and Filmlance, Tomas Michaelsson for an important and generous gesture."