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Twelve for the Future 2016/2017

September 15 – 18, 2016. 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 producers/directors 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 15 - 18 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 19 - 20. 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 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.


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



Selected Projects "Twelve for the Future 2016"

The Enchanted Man Arthur Franck & Oskar Forstén, Finland

Petra & Peter Johanna Aust, Sweden

Pink is the Camouflage of Space Fredrik Myrtell & Charlotte Strömberg Eliasson, Sweden

Future Remains Anna Karin Grönroos & Oskar Forstén, Finland

Caroline Troedsson Film 1 Caroline Troedsson, Sweden

Kids Sunniva Sundby, Anne Silje Bø & Natalya Sarch, Norway

My Girl Iselin Engan & Gudmundur Gunnarsson, Norway

Blackout Jan Christian Frugård & Therese Naustdal, Norway

Wheels of Freedom Aleksi Puranen & Pasi Hakkio, Finland

Grannie Dragon Harpa Fönn Sigurjónsdóttir, Iceland

A Friendship Michael Staal Dinesen, Denmark


EDN Contact

Cecilie Bolvinkel

Twelve for the Future is co-funded by: