Seminars and workshops
These seminars are taking place during New Nordic Films 2010:
- Canadian Landscape
- Final Cut
- Co-production – Heaven or Hell? - The jigsaw puzzle of financing in Europe
Time: Thursday 19 August at 14:30
Place: Edda 2
How does the Canadian production and financial landscape look like for a foreign producer in Canada, and how can foreign producers obtain financial support for their projects? Canada is one of the few countries Norway has had a co-production agreement with for several years. What sort of requirements exists in relation to the agreement between Norway and Canada?
Karen Thorne-Stone (Ontario Media Development Corporation) and
John Barrack (Canadian Film and TV Producers Association) will talk about the conditions for producing and co-producing films in Canada.
Karen Thorne-Stone is the President and CEO of the
Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC), a provincial agency that supports economic development, growth and investment in Ontario’s cultural media industries including: film and television, interactive digital media, music, book and magazine publishing. OMDC works to foster an advantageous business environment, facilitates innovation, supports cross-sector collaboration, enhances and leverages investment, and promotes Ontario as an international centre of excellence.
John Barrack is Chief Operating Officer and Chief Legal Officer of the
Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA). Barrack provides strategic advice with respect to a wide variety of issues, including regulatory matters, copyright, broadcaster relations and the Canada Media Fund. The CMPA represents the interests of screen-based media companies engaged in the production and distribution of English-language television programmes, feature films, and new media content in all regions of Canada.
Time: Thursday 19 August at 15:45
Place: Edda 2
A mini seminar focusing on specific experiences concerning fertile and infertile conflicts (in the relationship Strykes) between producer, director and the film to be made. Two Nordic directors and a Nordic producer (will strykes) share their experiences about how important the issue of having Final Cut is in practice, showing a scene that put their art to the test or in other ways was the result of discussions and dilemmas that caused heated debate.
Peter Schildt (Sweden) had his feature debut with the comedy
Big Business (1985). I 2002 he directed
Suxxess. Peter Schildt has directed several acclaimed and award-winning youth TVseries, like
Ebba and Didrik (1990) and
In New Nordic Films:
A Thousand Times Stronger
Ronnie Fridthjof (Denmark) was recently named by the magazine Arena as one of the most influential producers in Denmark under the age of 40. He has produced
Take The Trash (2008) and
The Christmas Party (2009), both huge successes. Founder of Fridthjof Film in 2002.
In New Nordic Films:
Elsa Kvamme from the Director’s Guild of Norway.
The seminar is a cooperation between the Director’s Guild of Norway and New Nordic Films.
CO-PRODUCTION – HEAVEN OR HELL?
The jigsaw puzzle of financing in Europe
Time: Friday 20 August at 12:00
Place: Edda 2
By invitation only - no press
How to manoeuvre through the financial landscape of co-productions in Europe and beyond? How to survive and deal with the main challenges of co-productions? What are the main sources of finance and how to find them? Are Nordic production companies hesitating to co-produce with non-Nordic partners on non-Nordic projects?
Bernhard Stampfer will talk about financial and legal aspects of co-productions in today’s Europe. A case study of the upcoming co-production Babycall will be included as an example.
Bernhard Stampfer is Vice President and Head of the Expert Team Telecommunication, Media and Technology (TMT),
Deutche Bank AG. Since 1988 Stampfer has been actively involved in the MEDIA programme’s training course EAVE, lectures at the EMAM management course in Rome, the Media Business School/MEGA, STRATEGICS, Erich Pommer Institute EPI and INA/ECAFIC Sorbonne.
The session is organised in co-operation between MEDIA Desk Norway, Erich Pommer Institut (EPI) and New Nordic Films. Introduction by Sidsel Hellebø-Hansson (Head of MEDIA Desk Norway) and Nadja Radojevic (Head of International Training, EPI).
CASE STUDY: BABYCALL
NORWAY/SWEDEN/GERMANY 2010 DIRECTOR/SCREENPLAY Pål Sletaune
PRODUCER Turid Øversveen
CO-PRODUCERS Anna Croneman (Sweden), Karl Baumgartner (Germany)
CINEMATOGRAPHY John Andreas Andersen
CAST Noomi Rapace, Kristoffer Joner, Vetle Qvenild Werring
DURATION Approx. 100 min
PROD 4 ½ Fiksjon in co-production with Pandora Film and BOB Film Sweden
SALES The Match Factory
Anna and her eight year old son Anders are on the run from Anders’ violent father. They move into a large apartment building under false name but Anna is afraid her ex-husband will track them down. She buys a babycall to monitor Anders while he is asleep, but soon strange sounds appear on the monitor and she overhears what she thinks might be the murder of a child. Meanwhile, Anders’ mysterious new friend starts visiting at odd hours, claiming that he has keys for all the doors in the building. Does this new friend know anything about the murder? And why is Anders’ drawing stained with blood? Is Anna’s son still in danger?
Delegate producer, 4 ½ Fiksjon AS, Norway
Co-producer, Pandora Film, Germany
Co-producer, Bob Film Sweden
International sales agent, The Match Factory
Head of Campaign, German distributor NFP Marketing & Distribution