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Twelve for the Future 2017/2018

September 21 – 24, 2017. 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 21 - 24 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 25 - 26. 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 end of January 2018 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.

Confirmed Tutors "Twelve for the Future 2017/2018"

- Mikael Opstrup | EDN Head of Studies | Denmark

- Magnus Gertten | Documentary Director | Sweden

- Iikka Vehkalahti | Documentary Producer | Finland

- Kristine Ann Skaret | Documentary Producer | Norway

Selected Projects "Twelve for the Future 2017-2018" (Workshop 1)

Costa — Esben Halfdan Blaakilde & Selma Jusufbegovic, Denmark

Once Aurora — Stian Servoss, Benjamin Langeland & Thorvald Nilsen, Norway

Sweden — Åsa Ekman & Erik Rockborn, Sweden

Josefin & Florin — Ellen Fiske, Joanna Karlberg & Anna Weitz, Sweden

Salam's Odyssey — Jonas Brunn & Asser Bo Paludan, Denmark

Reflecting Ice — Niina Virtanen & Nina Forsman, Finland

This is Not a Bomb — Hallur Örn Árnason & Ester Rós Björnsdóttir, Iceland

Abandoned — Mali Finborud Nøren & Kathrine van Beelen Granlund, Norway

Brides of Nepal — Kirsi Mattila & Tiina Madisson, Finland

The Lost Years — Signe Barvild Stæhr & Line Hvidtfeldt, Denmark

Dear Dad — Jesper Kolstad Rødseth & Gudmundur Gunnarsson, Norway

Marching Forever — Janne Lindgren & Mari Monrad Vistven, Norway


EDN Contact

Cecilie Bolvinkel

Twelve for the Future is supported by: