Filmkontakt Nord has organised Nordisk Forum for Co-financing of Documentaries in conjunction with Nordisk Panorama since 1994.
Nordisk Forum is the main funding event for professionals involved in the Nordic documentary community. It is the annual meeting place for documentary producers, commissioning editors from tv, film institutes and regional film funds, international decision-makers and other film professionals. Furthermore, film school students attend Nordisk Forum for an intensive educational experience.
Networking & Introduction
Nordisk Forum kicks off on Sunday 22 September with the networking event Producers Meet Producers, aiming to facilitate the efforts to find suitable co-production partners and form the bonds necessary to access funds across borders.
In connection with Producers Meet Producers FkN introduces a specially invited foreign delegation at Nordisk Forum, enabling the invitees to connect with the Nordic documentary community and vice versa. In 2013 Nordisk Forum is looking forward to welcoming a Dutch delegation.
Sunday also offers an introduction to the decision-makers at Nordisk Forum. The day ends with an informal Joint Dinner, giving Nordisk Forum participants a chance to meet their colleagues in a relaxed atmosphere before the pitching begins.
Pitching & Meetings
During the forum, a selection of 24 new documentary projects will be pitched to the more than 40 attending decision-makers. Among the 24 projects, Nordisk Forum presents the Nordic Wildcards brought to our attention by the documentary consultants at the Nordic film institutes because of their novel qualities, to boost the element of innovation and surprise.
Nordisk Forum is also open to cross-media documentary projects with a film or television component and at the forum decision-makers and experts from this field will be in place alongside the traditional decision-makers.
Afternoons are set aside for individual meetings. To ensure the quality of the matchmaking, only pitch teams and observers with a selected project (observers+) will be able to request meetings with decision-makers. However, if decision-makers have an available meeting slot, Nordisk Forum participants are free to approach them for meetings.
Based on previous years, around 60-70% of the projects pitched are expected to secure additional financing as a result.
Nordisk Forum is open to professionals that have applied for and been granted a seat. Some 200 professionals will attend the event, and we are looking forward to three intensive days of networking, pitching and discussing the selected projects.
For questions, please contact Nordisk Forum Manager Christina Jul Gregersen.