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Nordisk Panorama unveils pitch titles, competition line-ups

Projects include The Distant Barking of Dogs, from The Act of Killing production company Final Cut For Real.

The Nordisk Panorama Forum for Co-financing of Documentaries, to be held in Malmo, Sweden from Sept 18-20, has selected 24 documentary projects to be pitched to industry professionals.

They include Johan Von Sydow’s Swedish documentary about American musician Tiny Tim; Lea Glob’s Danish documentary about a female painter’s coming of age in Paris; Emil Trier’s feature debut about Norwegian con man Waleed Ahmed; and The Act of Killing production company Final Cut For Real’s new Ukraine-set project The Distant Barking of Dogs [pictured], directed by Simon Lereng Wilmont.

The full list of projects being pitched

  • 16, dir Kenneth Elvebaak, Fuglene (Norway)
  • Adil and the Spy, dirs Randi Mossige-Norheim & Johan Palmgren, Mantaray Film (Sweden)
  • Apolonia, Apolonia, dir Lea Glob, Danish Documentary (Denmark)
  • Confessions of a Military Dictatorship, dir Karen Stokkendal Poulsen, Bullitt Film (Denmark)
  • Femimam, dir Marie Skovgaard, House of Real (Denmark)
  • Hockey Dreams, dirs Janne Niskala & Oksari Pastila, Vaski Filmi (Finland)
  • Hunting For Hedonia, dir Pernille Rose Gronkjaer, Danish Documentary (Denmark)
  • Last Men in Aleppo, dirs Feras Fayyad & Steen Johannessen, Larm Film (Denmark)
  • Lost Diamond, dir Rita Broka, Laika Film (Sweden)
  • Mother Slave, dir Charlotta Stromberg, Illume (Finland)
  • My Heart Belongs To Daddy, dir Sofia Haugan, Indie Film (Norway)
  • Permaculture Preacher, dirs Heather Millard & Thordur Jonsson, Compass Films (Iceland)
  • Rodeo, dir Raimo Joerand, Traumfabrik (Estonia)
  • Surrogate, dir Sven Blume, WG Film (Sweden)
  • The Distant Barking of Dogs, dir Simon Lereng Wilmont, Final Cut For Real (Denmark)
  • The Russian Job, dirs Petr Horky, Krutart (Czech Republic)
  • The Waleed Ahmed Story, dir Emil Trier, Motlys (Norway)
  • War of Art,Tommy Bulliksen, Norsk Fjernsyn (Norway)
  • What’s Eating Tiny Tim?,dir Johan Von Sydow, Momento Film (Sweden)

Wildcards being pitched

  • Expectations of Me, dir Julie Bezerra Madsen, Made In Copenhagen (Denmark)
  • The Mercurius of Molenbeek, dir Reeta Huhtanen, Zone2 Pictures (Finland)
  • Love, Always, dir Kristin Andrea Thordardottir, Poppoli (Iceland),
  • Dacca And the Reindeer, dir Fridtjof Kjaereng, fx (Norway)
  • Scheme Birds, dirs Ellen Fiske & Ellinor Hallin, Sisyfos (Sweden)

There are also 20 “observer+” projects selected. More than 260 professionals are expected to attend. The sister festival, Nordisk Panorama (Sept 16-21), has also confirmed its documentary competition titles.

Best Nordic Documentary

  • Becoming Zlatan, dirs Fredrik Gertten & Magnus Gertten (Sweden, Netherlands, Italy)
  • Brothers, dir Aslaug Holm (Norway)
  • Bugs, dir Andreas Johnsen (Denmark)
  • Diving Into The Unknown, dir Juan Reina (Finland, Norway)
  • Don Juan, dir Jerzy Sladkowski (Sweden, Finland)
  • Dugma – The Button, dir Paul Refsdal (Norway)
  • Keep Frozen, dir Hulda Rós Guðnadóttir (Iceland)
  • Magnus, dir Benjamin Ree (Norway)
  • MonaLisa Story, dir Jessica Nettelbladt (Sweden, Denmark, Norway)
  • Motley’s Law, dir Nicole Horanyi Nielsen (Denmark)
  • Reflections, dir Sara Broos (Sweden, Latvia)
  • Return Of The Atom, dirs Mika Taanila & Jussi Eerola (Finland, Germany)
  • The Magnitsky Act, dir Andrei Nekrasov (Norway)
  • Those Who Jump, dirs Estephan Wagner, Moritz Siebert & Abou Bakar Sidibé (Denmark)

The festival also has two categories for short films, best Nordic short and best new Nordic voice.

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