11 new Nordic and Baltic films screening in Stockholm's trade show
by Jorn Rossing Jensen
- A record number of 250 international film professionals registered for the industry side of the Stockholm International Film Festival with works-in-progress, seminars and master classes
Besides the audience of around 40,000 attending the screenings at the Stockholm International Film Festival, this year unspooling more than 170 films from more than 50 countries between November 7-18, the festival also organises a trade show for film professionals. A record number of more than 250 producers, sellers, buyers and festival programmers will participate in the programme, which includes a selection of 11 finished (or almost finished) films from the Nordic and Baltic countries scheduled for November 15-16 as works-in-progress at Stockholm's Klara Theatre.
The showcase has five local entries: Sofia Norlin's Tenderness, Kristian Petri's Death of a Pilgrim, Helena Bergström's Miss Julie, Kicki Kjellin's Love Deluxe and Susanna Edwards' Natacha Atlas> Also screening are, from Denmark: Christoffer Bo's Spies and Glistrup; Iceland: Benedikt Erlingsson's Horsemen; Finland: Saara Cantell's The Only Ones; Norway: Rune Denstad Langlo's Chasing the Wind; Estonia: Veiko Ounpuu's Free Range; and Latvia: Armenian director Aik Karapetan's The Man in the Orange Jacket.
The Industry Office at the Berns Hotel has also organised two seminars, one for European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs' training, development and networking, the for international co-productions with regional funding and financing, studying the case of Swedish director Lisa Ohlin's Simon and The Oaks [+see also:
interview: Bill Skarsgård
film profile]. Master classes will be conducted by US two-time Oscar-winning producer-director Bill Guttenberg, French-Swiss director Ursula Meier, UK director Sophie Fiennes and US director Lucy Mulloy.
Seven Swedish young and coming actors have been nominated for the festival's Viasat Rising Star prize, which has previously been given to Malin Buska and Alicia Vikander, both embarking on an international career: Josefin Asplund (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo [+see also:
interview: Niels Arden Oplev
interview: Søren Stærmose
film profile], Call Girl [+see also:
film profile]), Björn Gustafsson (Cockpit [+see also:
film profile]), Sofia Karemy (Call Girl), Fanny Ketter (The Bridge, Bitch Hug), Nermina Lukac (Eat Sleep Die [+see also:
interview: China Ahlander
interview: Gabriela Pichler
interview: Nermina Lukac
film profile]), Madeleine Martin (Quick Money II), Linda Molin (She Monkeys [+see also:
interview: Lisa Aschan
film profile], Bitch Hug).
157 amateur filmers between 13-76-years-old - twice as many as last year - had submitted up to 160-second entries to Stockholm's Nikon Festival, interpretating the theme of I Am in Motion. The winner (of a Nikon D800 and €700) was Martin Taube and Tobias Paulsson's As I Do My Anything, while Visar Berisha and Peshwan Noman's When Kids Play took the Audience Award (with Nikon products worth €3,500).
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