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Twelve for the Future 2018/2019

September 20 – 23, 2018. 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 decision makers.

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 20 - 23 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 24 - 25. 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 2019 in Helsinki, Finland in conjunction with the DocPoint Documentary Film Festival. Here the participants have individual meetings with decision makers 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 valuable network among Nordic colleagues and financiers.

Confirmed Tutors "Twelve for the Future 2018/2019"

- David Herdies | Producer | Sweden

- Phie Ambo | Director | Denmark

- Kristine Ann Skaret | Producer | Norway

- Mikael Opstrup | Head of Studies EDN | Denmark

Selected Projects "Twelve for the Future 2018-2019" (Workshop 1)


#WeToo — Ida Kleppe & Trude Refsahl, Norway

The Choir — Amanda Pesikan & Anna Weitz, Sweden

Slave Coast Voodoo — Sarah Winge-Sørensen & Christopher Nicholson, Norway

The Art of Loving Your Mother — Selina Håkansson & Fabian Svensson, Sweden

The Hotel — Sofie Husum Johannesen & Sara Emilie Anker-Møller, Denmark

The Dolphin Enigma — Runar Jarle Wiik & Mette Cheng Munthe-Kaas, Norway

Love Wins — Raimo Uunila & Lauri Danska, Finland

The Elk Forest — Ane Helga Lykka & Sven Arild Storberget, Norway

I Believe I Can Fly — Anita Beikpour & Patricia Drati, Denmark

Shoot for the Stars — Zara Zerny & Maria Møller Kjeldgaard, Denmark

Age — Malin Nicander, Åsa Ekman & Marina-Evelina Cracana, Sweden

Kaipaus - Goodbye to It All — Mina Laamo, Finland

Examples of successful Twelve for the Future projects

Among earlier Twelve for the Future projects are:


Bobbi Jene
Director: Elvira Lind | Producers: Julie Leerskov & Sara Stockmann
Sonntag Pictures, Denmark

Director: Ahang Bashi | Producer: David Herdies
Momento Film, Sweden

My Father from Sirius
Director: Einari Paakkanen | Producer: Elina Pohjola
Pohjola-filmi, Finland

Moldovan Miracle

Director: Stian Indrevoll | Producer: Johnny Holmvåg
Flimmer Film, Norway

EDN Contact

Cecilie Bolvinkel

Twelve for the Future is supported by: