Ten UK Producers Heading to Nordic Co-Production Forum
European Film Funding Opportunities to be Explored
Ten UK producers are headed for the first ever Nordic Co-production Forum, to be held in Haugesund from 21-22 August as part of the Norwegian International Film Festival. Chosen from almost 50 applications, the producers will meet potential Nordic co-producers to look at potential sources of funding. Co production could be with any of the Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden.
The first co- productions could be expected to get underway within the next 12 months
TEN WITH TEN
The ten UK producers and their projects are
- Anne Beresford, MJW Productions - Gal Planet
- Peter Broughan, The Flying Scotsman - Renegade
- Rebecca Knapp, The Content Providers - Momentum
- Clive Myer, Eclectic Films - The Mire Archive
- Stuart Pollock, Saltire Entertainment - Lords of Chaos
- Nabil Shaban, Sirius Pictures - Ivarr The Boneless
- Tom Swanston, WYSIWYG - Christmas Story/ Joulutarina
- Jenny Walker, Frames of Reference Films - Blood Debt
- Alison World, Friend Films - Doll's Houses, a film trilogy
This inaugural Nordic Forum will focus on the UK as a co-production partner for feature films and feature-length documentaries within the Nordic countries.
Forum panels will deal with co-production within the Nordic region as well as with the rest of Europe.
GREAT DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY
Adrian Wootton, CEO of Film London, who will lead the UK delegation said: "This is a great opportunity to develop partnerships with the Nordic countries and to establish London as the leading gateway for filming in Europe."
The Co-production Forum is part of the annual film market New Nordic Films which has been running since 1995 and is seen as something of an exclusive industry event.
A previous delegation to the Forum led by Scottish Screen proved mutually advantageous, with a number of Nordic filmmakers setting up co-productions in Scotland and strong professional links being created.
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