The Scandinavian Debut Pitch offers a unique opportunity to discover new talent from the Nordic countries. This year, eleven projects from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and the Faroe Islands were presented in 7-minute pitches.
The session was arranged at Scandic Maritim on Wednesday 22 August.
The winning project this year was Wolf, wolf (Ulv, ulv), presented by director Jon Vatne and screenwriter/producer Gudrun Austli.
It was awarded by a jury consisting of Wendy Mitchell from San Sebastian Film Festival og Screen International, Satu Elo from EAVE, and Cia Edström from the Gothenburg Film Festival.
The jury states:
We felt this project could be a very unique piece of filmmaking, and we can’t wait to see how it comes to life. There are fascinating themes of city vs countryside and man’s complicated relationship with nature and one if its most mythical creatures, the wolf. We were very impressed by the way the producer and director prepared the pitch as well as their preparation of a mood reel — even details like the font they used — that gave us a flavour of the film. We think this team can bring a very fresh voice and we were also impressed that they are open to bringing on a more experienced co-writer. So the winner of the Scandinavian Debut goes to Wolf, Wolf from Norway by director Jon Vatne and producer Gudrun Austli.
The jury gave special mention to the project Fires from Sweden, presented by director Jerry Carlsson and producer Anette Sidor.
Jon Vatne & Gudrun Austli
Scandinavian Debut is hosted by the talent programs FilmLab Norway, Producing People, STHLM Debut, the organisations Mediefabrikken, Film i Skåne, BoostHbg, Filmbasen/Film Stockholm and Film Capital Stockholm in collaboration with FilmFyn, The Swedish Film Institute and New Nordic Films.
New Nordic Films is realized with the support of Creative Europe – MEDIA programme of the European Union.