EU-SUPPORT FOR NEW NORDIC FILMS

The Nordic film market at The Norwegian International Film Festival, New Nordic Films, is the only recipient among Norwegian festivals of this year’s EU support.

New Nordic Films has this year received an increase of the financial support from Creative Europe, making it an amount close to 600 000 NOK.

– This is a big recognition of the important role of The Norwegian International Film Festival as a promoter of Nordic films and as an arena for future film collaborations between Norway, the Nordic countries and Europe, says Gyda Velvin Myklebust, Programme Director for New Nordic Films.

Kåre Jensen, leader of the MEDIA-programme in Norway, agrees with this assessment:

– There is every reason to be proud of the fact that New Nordic Films are asserting themselves in the European competition for MEDIA-grants and that they receive the European acknowledgment provided by the MEDIA-programme.

– With the support from the EU MEDIA-programme we are able to further our work of inviting European film buyers and international festivals to Haugesund, Myklebust adds.

– This is an important contribution to our mission to promote Nordic films abroad. The support also makes it possible for us to maintain the strong platform we have for international collaborations within film production, the Nordic Co-production Market.

Contact information:

New Nordic Films, leader Gyda Velvin Myklebust, mobile: 936 694 20, e-mail: gyda@kino.no

MEDIA Desk Norge, leader Kåre Jensen, mobile: +47 902 90 195, e-mail: kare.jensen@nfi.no

Festival Director Tonje Hardersen, mobile: +47 928 30 559, e-mail: tonje@kino.no