Ten UK Producers Heading to Nordic Co-Production Forum

Written by James MacGregor on . Posted in Scripts and Development

 

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Haugesund, NorwayTen 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

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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