16 projects were presented in the Nordic Co-Production Market this week, both online and on site. At the event, films looking for a Nordic co-producer or co-financing, or to shoot in one of the Nordic countries, participated in 7-minute pitches for producers, investors, film funds, sales agents and others with a professional interest in co-productions. In addition, one to one meetings with interested industry delegates for each project were held after the pitches.
The award for Best Project went to the Swedish project Dogborn, directed by Isabella Carbonelli and produced by Farima Karimi, David Herdies and Erik Andersson. An special mention was given to the Norwegian project Norwegian Dream, directed by Leiv Igor Devold and produced by Havard Gosse.
The jury consisted of Artistic Director of Nordic Film Days Lübeck Linde Fröhlich, Sales and Project Manager of Trust Nordisk Silje Nikoline Glimsdal, and journalist and festival consultant Wendy Mitchell. Read their statement below.
– The jury would like to congratulate all the teams who pitched their interesting new projects with passion.
Before we announce our winner, we would first like to give a special mention. That goes to a project that we thought has great potential and also was very thoughtfully and professionally pitched. We think this is a story we haven’t seen before and we look forward to seeing a final film that will be very moving. So the special mention goes to Norwegian Dream, directed by Leiv Igor Devold and produced by Havard Gosse.
Now onto the main winner, the Best Pitch Award. We were impressed by the pitch itself, especially the director’s passionate and personal explanation of her connection to the story. The short clip also impressed us. We think this film will have big international potential at festivals and beyond. So our congrats to Dogborn, which was pitched by director Isabella Carbonell and producer Farima Karimi and Erik Andersson.