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Twelve for the Future 2015/2016 - Part II

January 26-28, 2016. Helsinki, Finland.

Twelve for the Future is a project driven co-production workshop for young Nordic documentary producers and directors. The two-part workshop provides the network and knowledge to work professionally within the Nordic documentary sector.

The main focus of this second part of the workshop is project presentation and meetings with a selected group of Nordic financiers.

On the first day of the workshop participants catch up on the development of the participating projects since the first workshop part in September and they finalise their individual project presentations.

The second day is a full day of individual meetings with representatives from all the Nordic TV channels and film institutes. The participants receive useful feedback on their projects, create a network among the Nordic financiers and make themselves better known as filmmakers.

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:

· 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


The second sesssion of Twelve for the Future is held in conjunction with DocPoint - Helsinki Documentary Film Festival, which takes place from 25-31 January 2016

Participating projects 2015/2016

For the workshop programme 2015-2016 the following 12 projects have been selected:

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

Financiers in Helsinki

The following financiers from the Nordic TV channels and Film Institutes will be present in Helsinki 2016:


Cecilia Lidin, Danish Film Institute, Denmark

Anders Thomsen, DR, Denmark

Hedda Mjøen, VGTV, Norway

Kristine Ann Skaret, Norwegian Film Institute, Norway

Tore Tomter, NRK, Norway

TBC, Swedish Film Institute, Sweden

Charlotte Hellström, SVT, Sweden

Outi Rousu, AVEK, Finland

Pekka Uotila, Finnish Film Foundation, Finland

Jenny Westergård, Yle, Finland

Erkko Lyytinen, Yle, Finland



EDN Contact:

Cecilie Bolvinkel




Twelve for the Future is made possible by the support from the Danish Film Institute, the Swedish Film Institute, The Norwegian Film Institute and AVEK.