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Twelve for the Future 2014/2015

September 18 – 21, 2014. Hjärnarp, Sweden

Twelve for the Future is a project driven co-production workshop for young Nordic documentary producers and directors. The workshop aims at developing projects for international co-production, establishing a professional network for the participants as well as connecting Nordic talents and relevant financiers.

Twelve for the Future is a project driven co-production workshop for young Nordic documentary producers and directors. The workshop aims at developing projects for international co-production, establishing a professional network for the participants as well as connecting Nordic talents and relevant financiers.

Twelve for the Future is focusing on project development, networking, presentation techniques and financing opportunities. Guided by experienced tutors and working in small groups, the workshop creates an informal atmosphere of knowledge and mutual inspiration, leading to encouraging discussions, feedback and new contacts.

The workshop programme is divided in 2 parts. The 1st part takes place September 18 - 21 in Southern Sweden and focuses on the development of the participants' projects. Again this year Twelve for the Future has joined forces with Nordisk Forum for Co-financing of Documentaries and an observer seat has been reserved for all interested workshop participants for the two pitching days on September 22 - 23. Furthermore a discount on the observer seat will be available for all participants who are newcomers to the Forum. Nordisk Forum for Co-financing of Documentaries takes place in Malmö, Sweden.

The 2nd part of Twelve for the Future takes place late January 2015 in Helsinki, Finland in conjunction with the DocPoint Documentary Film Festival. Here the participants have individual meetings with financers from Nordic TV channels and Film Institutes.

In the period between the two sessions, the participants can be in contact with EDN for further guidance on their project development and presentations.

Twelve for the Future has for many newcomers in the field of international documentary filmmaking proved to establish a useful network among Nordic colleagues and financiers.

Among earlier Twelve for the Future projects have been:

  • Pine Ridge, directed by Anna Eborn and produced by Katja Adomeit for Adomeit Film, Denmark
  • Ai Wei Wei – the Fake Case, directed by Andreas Johnsen and produced by Katrine A Sahlstrøm for Rosforth and Danish Documentary, Denmark
  • A Separation, directed by Karin Ekberg and produced by David Herdies for Momento Film, Sweden
  • My Godfather, his Thai Bride and Me, directed by Wille Hyvönen and produced by Elina Pohjola for Pohjola-filmi Oy, Finland
  • Light Fly, Fly High, directed and produced by Susann Østigaard & Beathe Hofseth for Fri Film, Norway

Selected Projects 2014 - 2015

For the workshop programme 2014-2015 the following 12 projects have been selected:

The Springs of Life, Dheeraj Alkolkar & Christian Falch, Gammaglimt, Norway

Bobbi Jene, Elvira Lind & Julie Leerskov, Sonntag Pictures, Denmark

Wanja, Paulina Cervenka & Natalya Sarch, Motlys, Norway

My Father from Sirius, Einari Paakkanen & Elina Pohjola, Pohjola-filmi, Finland

Performing Me?, Julie Bezerra Madsen & Mathilde Hvid Lippman, Made in Copenhagen, Denmark 

Grey Violet, Reetta Aalto & Liisa Juntunen, Napafilms, Finland

Big Bang, Elina Talvensaari & Auli Mantila, Aamu Filmcompany, Finland

The Champagne Bottle and the Corner of the Milky Way Galaxy, Per Eriksson, Alexander Rynéus & Malla Grapengiesser, Fosfor Production, Sweden

Fuck You Death, Lisa Partby & Kerstin Überlacker, Momento Film, Sweden

Tramp, Lars Erlend Tubaas Øymo & August B. Hansen, Indie Film, Norway

Falling, Ahang Bashi & David Herdies, Momento Film, Sweden

Like Me, René Odgaard & Kirstine Barfod, Killit Films, Denmark

How to Apply

Deadline for applying is May 30, 2014

To apply, please submit a max 2-page presentation.

Be sure to include:

- title, name of producer, production company, director, length, and format

- short CV & filmography of company /director / producer

- the film: depending on the nature of the project this can be: the story /

  characters / visual approach / directors note etc.

- status of the project: in development / in production / in postproduction.

- contact information

- trailer or examples of previous work

All trailers and examples of previous work must be submitted via a link to stream or download. 

You can submit your project by e-mail to Cecilie Bolvinkel – cecilie@edn.dk

We would like to encourage producer & director teams to participate together. The working language at the workshop is English. The participation fee is 1.100 Euro for each person. This includes hotel, food and all materials for both the 1st and 2nd part. Transportation to the workshop venues is not included in the fee.

The workshop is also open for observers.

Click here for more information on Nordisk Forum and DocPoint.

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