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Twelve for the Future 2010 / 2011

September 15 - 18, 2010, 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.

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 on September 15 - 18, 2010 in Denmark and focuses on the development of the participants’ projects.

The 2nd part takes place late January 2011 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 for further guidance on their project development.


Deadline for applying was June 15, 2010

The following projects have been selected to participate in Twelve for the Future 2010 / 2011:

Padre Fortea: The Exorcist by Christian Falch & Fredrik Horn Akselsen, Gammaglimt, Norway

My Favorite War by Ilze Burkovska Jacobsen & Trond Jacobsen, Bivrost Film, Norway

Angel by Kristoffer Kiørboe & Monica Hellström, Denmark           

I can see you by Sylvelin Måkestad & Stina Gardell, Mantaray Film, Sweden

Two Singers by Selma Vilhunen & Elli Toivoniemi, Tuffi Films, Finland

In the Shade of a Hero by Irene Lopez & Anna Byvald, Silverosa Film, Sweden

Don Dante by Sofia Wikström & Tobias Lindström, San Telmo Film, Sweden

The Long Train Goodbye by Jacob Dammas, Graniza, Denmark

Finnblood by Timo Halo & Mark Lwolf, Oy Bufo Ab, Finland

Light Fly, Fly High by Susann Østigaard & Beathe Hofseth, Fri Film, Norway

Pervert Park by Lina Bertilsson,  Frida Barkfors & Lasse Kragh, WG Film, Sweden           

We wanted to blow up the Vasa by Idji Maciel & Simon Moser, Idji Maciel, Sweden

Ghost Town by Thorunn Hafstad & Gudrun Benonysdottir, Iceland

To Live Her Life by Jesper Ravn, Beo Film, Denmark


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 and food for both the 1st and 2nd part.

The workshop is also open for observers.


About Twelve for the Future

Twelve for the Future has for many newcomers in the field of documentary filmmaking proved to establish a Nordic network useful for their further carrier.

Among earlier Twelve for the Future participants have been:

  •  - Pernille Rose Grønkjær with The Monastery
  •  - Mika Ronkainen with Screaming Men
  •  - Jeppe Rønde with Jerusalem My Love


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 10th edition of Twelve for the Future.


EDN Contact

Cecilie Bolvinkel



Twelve for the Future is made possible with the generous support from:

  •  - Danish Film Institute
  •  - Swedish Film Institute
  •  - AVEK
  •  - Film i Skåne