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Twelve for the Future 2011/2012 - First Part

Maggie in Wonderland - developed at Twelve for the Future

September 13 - 16 2011. Meeting point is Copenhagen, Denmark.

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. Application deadline is June 3, 2011.

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 and feedback.

Twelve for the Future is divided in 2 parts

The 1st part takes place 13-16 September 2011 in Denmark and focuses on the development of the participants’ projects.

The 2nd part takes place late January 2012 in Helsinki, Finland in conjunction with the DocPoint 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 the tutors and EDN for further guidance on their project development.

How to apply

Deadline for applying for Twelve for the Future 2011/2012 with a project was May 25, 2011.

You can still apply for Twelve for the Future as an observer. You can submit your observer application by e-mail to Cecilie Bolvinkel – cecilie_@If you can read this, please upgrade to a modern


Participants selected for Twelve for the Future

The Godfather Elina Pohjola & Wille Hyvönen, Pohjola-filmi. Finland

Boy, Indian, Boy Gry Elisabeth Mortensen & Mona Steffensen, Originalfilm. Norway

The Blog Mina Laamo & Sonja Lindén, Avanton Productions. Finland

The Ceremony Lina Mannheimer, Mannheimer Produktion. Sweden

Elith & the Whales Mike Day, Inteprid Cinema. Scotland

Title to be confirmed Andreas Johnsen & Katrine A. Sahlstrøm, Danish Documentary Production. Denmark

Pine Ridge Anna Eborn & Katja Adomeit, Adomeit Film. Denmark

The Lady on the Farm Mads Hedegaard, Doxion. Denmark

Game Plan Pasi Riiali & Mikko Peltonen, Media Factory Dakar. Finland

The Tower Mats Grorud & Frode Søbstad, Mediamente. Norway

To Divorce Karin Ekberg & David Herdies, Momento Film. Sweden

Days of the Revolution Nizam Najar & KriStine Ann Skaret, Medieoperatørene. Norway

About Twelve for the Future

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

Among earlier Twelve for the Future projects have been:

  •  - Living Room of the Nation by Jukka Kärkkäinen. Produced by Sami Jahnukainen for Mouka Filmi, Finland
  •  - Football is God by Ole Bendtzen. Produced by Signe Byrge Sørensen & Anne Köhncke for Final Cut For Real, Denmark
  •  - Maggie in Wonderland by Mark Hammarberg,  Ester Martin Bergsmark & Beatrice "Maggie" Andersson. Produced by Anna Byvald for Silverosa Film, Sweden.


Twelve for the Future is organized by European Documentary Network, EDN. The aim of the workshop is to create a network of young filmmakers across the borders of the Nordic countries and to help them develop their ideas to a stage, where they can qualify for Nordic financial support and co-production. This is the 11th edition of Twelve for the Future.

EDN Contact Person

Cecilie Bolvinkel

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Phone: +45 3313 1122