The Nordic Film Market has attracted more than 300 industry figures including buyers and sellers, producers and distributors for its next edition, which runs February 4 -7.
The market, which runs during Sweden’s Gothenburg International Film Festival, will include pitches from 35 new Nordic features, covering 18 finished films and 17 works-in-progress; the fifth Meeting Point Television, which will features the UK’s Armando Iannucci, Antony Root and Stephen McDonogh; and a seminar on Swedish post-production.
Cia Edstrom, the market director, said: ”This year many newcomers are represented in the line-up. The quality of the selection, the composition of the guest list, the daily business events and the festival itself just prior to Berlin usually vouch for a successful stay.”
This year’s key titles are expected to be Danish directors Per Fly’s The Man Who Dreamt of a Man (Kvinden Der Drømte Om En Mand) and Michael Noer-Tobias Lindholm’s first feature, R, as well as Swedish directors Johan Brisinger’s Among Us (Änglasvakt) and Babak Najafi’s debut, Sebbe.
The Gothenburg Festival, which gets underway on January 29, will show 450 films from 78 countries and will focus on Africa, India and “sharing realities” this year. It will open with Swedish directors Fredrik Egerstrand and Mikel Cee Karlsson’s The Extraordinary Ordinary Life of José González, a documentary about the Swedish artist, which has also been nominted for the Nordic Film Prize. Estonian director Veiko Öunpuu’s The Temptation of St Tony (Püha Tonu Kiusamine) will close the event.
Directors Jessica Hausner, Sally Potter, Claire Denis and Samiel Maoz are all expected to attend the festival.