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Twelve for the Future: Call for Submissions


EDN is calling young Nordic directors and producers to submit their documentary projects for the 2016/2017 edition of Twelve for the Future, a workshop organized in collaboration with Documentary Campus with the support of Creative Europe. The workshop focuses on developing projects for international co-production, establishing a professional network for the participants as well as connecting Nordic talents and relevant financiers. The submission deadline is 18 May 2016.

One-on-One Meetings during the last edition
of Twelve for the Future

Twelve for the Future is a project driven co-production workshop for young Nordic documentary filmmakers and focuses 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 two parts. The first part takes place from 15-18 September in Southern Sweden and focuses on the development of the participant's projects. Again this year Twelve for the Future has joined forces with Nordisk Panorama Forum for Co-financing of Documentaries and an observer seat has been reserved for all interested workshop participants for the two pitching days on 19 - 20 September. Furthermore, a discount on the observer seat will be available for all participants who are newcomers to the Forum. Nordisk Panorama Forum for Co-financing of Documentaries takes place in Malmö, Sweden.

The second part of Twelve for the Future takes place in late January 2017 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.


For more information about the programme and how to apply please visit the following link:



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


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