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Twelve for the Future 2015/2016

September 17 – 20, 2015. Skåne, Sweden.

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, feedback and new contacts.

The workshop programme is divided in 2 parts. The 1st part takes place September 17 - 20 in Southern Sweden and focuses on the development of the participants' 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 September 21 - 22. 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 2nd part of Twelve for the Future takes place late January 2016 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.

Among earlier Twelve for the Future projects have been:


Pine Ridge
Director: Anna Eborn | Producer: Katja Adomeit
Adomeit Film, Denmark

Ai Wei Wei - the Fake Case
Director: Andreas Johnsen | Producer: Katrine A Sahlstrøm
Rosforth and Danish Documentary, Denmark

A Separation
Director: Karin Ekberg | Producer: David Herdies
Momento Film, Sweden

My Godfather, his Thai Bride and Me

Director: Wille Hyvönen | Producer: Elina Pohjola
Pohjola-filmi Oy, Finland

Light Fly, Fly High
Directors & Producers: Susann Østigaard & Beathe Hofseth
Fri Film, Norway

Confirmed Tutors "Twelve for the Future 2015"

- Mikael Opstrup | EDN Head of Studies | Denmark

- Hanna Heilborn | Documentary Director | Sweden

- Jannik Splidsboel | Documentary Director | Denmark

- Hans Eirik Voktor | Documentary director | Professor at the University of Stavanger, Norway

Selected Projects "Twelve for the Future 2015"

The Elephant Room, Susanne Kovacs & Ulrik Gutkin, Copenhagen Film Company Short & Doc, Denmark

Miracle in Moldova, Stian Indrevoll & Johnny Holmvåg, Flimmer Film, Norway

Panama, Martin la Cour & Rikke Tambo Andersen, BULLITT FILM, Denmark

Kanemas Song, Anna Thora Steinthorsdottir, Klipp Inc., Iceland

Blue Code of Silence, Magnus Skatvold & Håvard Gossé Bergseth, Spætt Film AS, Norway

Polyfonatura, Jon Vatne & Håvard Gossé Bergseth, Spætt Film AS, Norway

WarPeace, Inderjit Kaur Khalsa & Essi Haukkamaa, Greenlit Productions, Finland

A Place Called Lloyd, Niels Michael Wee, Breidablik Film, Denmark

A Place Above the Sky, Carl Olsson & Elin Kamlert, WG Film, Sweden

Never-Ending Dream, Petri Luukkainen & Mete Sasioglu, Sons of Lumiere Ltd., Finland

Folded Letters, Caroline Ingvarsson & Caroline Drab, POP! Media, Sweden

Neither Dead nor Alive, Simon Revilla, Waway Film, Sweden


EDN Contact

Cecilie Bolvinkel