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EDN Announces Projects Selected for Twelve for the Future


Following the call for submissions for the next edition of the EDN workshop Twelve for the Future, we are delighted to announce the twelve projects that will participate in the upcoming cycle of our programme dedicated to emerging documentary talents from Nordic countries.

Still from Reflecting Ice by Niina Virtanen
and Nina Forsman

Twelve for the Future is a project driven co-production workshop for Nordic documentary producers and directors. The workshop is aimed at developing projects for international co-production, establishing a professional network for the participants and connecting Nordic producers, directors and financiers.

The two-part programme features a three-day development workshop in Southern Sweden in September and an additional session in January 2018 in Finland, which includes individual meetings with financiers from Nordic TV channels and film institutes. Tutors at the first workshop will be Mikael Opstrup (EDN Head of Studies, Denmark), Magnus Gertten (director, Sweden), Iikka Vehkalahti (producer, Finland) and Kristine Ann Skaret (producer, Norway).

The selected projects for Twelve for the Future 2017/2018 are:


Costa - Esben Halfdan Blaakilde & Selma Jusufbegovic - Denmark

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

Sweden - Åsa Ekman & Karl Berg - 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

I am Lisa - Mali Finborud Nøren & Kathrine van Beelen Granlund - Norway

Brides of Nepal - Kirsi Mattila & Tiina Madisson - Finland

The Lost Years - Signe Barvild Stæhr - Denmark

Omar vs. Theo - Jo Vemund Svendsen, Petter Sommer & Gudmundur Gunnarsson - Norway

Marching Forever - Janne Lindgren & Eirin Høgetveit - Norway

Among the successful films that previously participated in Twelve for the Future are Bobi Jene by Elvira Lind, Fragility by Ahang Bashi, My Father from Sirius by Einari Paakkanen and The Grenade Man by Karianne Berge, just to name a few.

For many newcomers in the field of international documentary filmmaking, Twelve for the Future has been a stepping stone for establishing a useful network among Nordic colleagues and financiers.

For more information about Twelve for the Future, please visit the following link:

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