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INFORMATION

THE GUEST DESK

CLUBASTA

Die Asta Filmbyen 19, 2. 8000 Aarhus C

Open daily 09.00-02.00 at Die Asta, Filmbyen 19, 2. Access for festival pass holders only. Cash only. CLUBasta is the old aunt at Nordisk Panorama. She is always ready with hot tea and fresh coffee, there is space for resting and an opportunity to meet old and new colleagues. You can get yourself lunch and cake or have a nap in her sofa. Asta serves a delicious lunch between 11:30-15:00. Fill up your stomach with organic and healthy grandma-food. And when the night arrives, the old days come alive. Aunt Asta starts rocking in her chair. The cigars start smoking and the whiskey is on the rocks. Her living room opens up for talks about film, and musicians and artists from the underground put on their show. Pass by and get inspired, hang out and dance all night.

Opening hours Friday 09.00-21.00 Saturday 09.00-21.00 Sunday 09.00-21.00 Monday 09.00-21.00 Tuesday 09.00-19.30 Wednesday 09.00-17.00 As an accredited guest, you will be issued a festival pass granting free access to all screenings and seminars, and to the festival club, CLUBasta. At the guest desk you will also get all necessary information regarding the festival.

OPENING CEREMONY & SCREENING Friday 23 September at 18.00 in BioCity.

Please notice that access to Nordisk Forum and docXchange requires a special pass.

OPENING RECEPTION

TICKETS

Friday 23 September at 20.00. At Musikhuset, Aarhus. Only access for invited guests.

Accredited guests can pick up free tickets for screenings at the ticket office in the cinemas by presenting their festival pass. To guarantee seating, accredited guests are advised to pick up their tickets well in advance. In BioCity 50% of the tickets are pre-booked for accredited guests. In Øst for Paradis a number of tickets are also pre-booked for holders of a festival pass. The pre-bookings will be released to the public 15 minutes before the start of the screening. If you have a ticket for a screening, you must be on time. We do not let people into the theatres after the films have started. If you have a ticket, but do not come in time, you may lose your seat. If seats are available at the last minute, we will let in accredited guests waiting outside in the order in which they arrived. Tickets for non-accredited guests can be purchased at the screening venues (DKK 50).

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VENUES

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BioCity Skt. Knuds Torv 8000 Aarhus C

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AWARDS GALA & CLOSING PARTY Tuesday 27 September at 20.00 in Turbinehallen. Only access with ticket. Doors open at 19.45.

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CONTENTS

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WELCOME AWARDS & COMPETITIONS JURIES

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NORDIC DOCUMENTARY FILM COMPETITION

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NORDIC SHORT FILM COMPETITION

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NEW NORDIC VOICES

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GO WÆST

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TALK & SIDE PROGRAMMES MASTER CLASS: JONAS ODELL JONAS ODELL RETROSPECTIVE JANUS METZ: MY DINNER WITH JAMES MARSH FILMS BY METZ & MARSH CROSS MEDIA SCANPIX SEMINAR: ARCHIVE FOOTAGE – ACUTE CHALLENGES FILM & SEMINAR: CYBER-ACTIVISM AND POLITICAL REVOLUTION NORDIC FILM RELAY PREMIERE SMALL TALKS SEMINAR: NEW BUSINESS MODELS DEBATE: INDEPENDENT FILMMAKING PANEL TALK: THE GOOD SHORT FILM SUPER 16 & SUPER 8 FILMS CHILDREN’S PANORAMA FROM THE TREASURE CHEST SAMI SHORT FILMS ANIMATION SHORT MATTERS

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OUT AND AROUND STREET THE FILM TRASH THE FILM LOOPS IN AROS

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NORDISK PANORAMA MARKET NORDISK FORUM FOR CO-FINANCING OF DOCUMENTARIES NORDISK PANORAMA OUTLOOK DOCXCHANGE FORUM

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NEW NORDIC PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE WELCOME TO OULU NEXT YEAR

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INDEX – DIRECTORS INDEX – FILMS SCHEDULE FIND YOUR WAY IN AARHUS

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WELCOME

CELEBRATING OUTSTANDING NORDIC SHORTS AND DOCS It is healthy to pause sometimes and consider what actually is the basis for a festival like Nordisk Panorama, what is taken for granted in this Nordic context. Pragmatically, this is easy to do. It’s convenient to have a territorial market window of shorts and docs and a common promotional platform – convenient for the non-Nordic shoppers and festival reps, and therefore also a convenient way to draw attention to the Nordic filmmakers. In recent years, we have seen in international festivals and markets an explosion of documentary films from the Nordic countries. There are good reasons to celebrate and be proud of such a strong presence, but the position needs to be maintained and supported by continuous and comprehensive promotional efforts. Without digging too deeply into a historical discourse, I believe a lot of us Nordics somehow feel connected. Maybe there is something of the same kind which is recognized as an underlying “tone” in Nordic film art. Because there is something. But at the same time, there are striking national differences and great variations in the films from one country to another, especially when you consider 600 submitted works. The keyword in the selection process is of course quality, a criterion which can be objective to a certain extent but we all know that we subjectively also prioritize various qualities differently. This year, during the work in the selection committee, the term ‘competitionlevel’ was used extensively. Every film discussed was weighed on that scale. It’s no secret that the weight bowl with up-to-level films got heavier than the festival framework allowed for. A positive problem, some would say. Yes, but a hard one to deal with. The continuous and increasing output of viable and acclaimed documentaries from the Nordic countries has managed to combine a strong dedication in global, political, social issues as well as more intimate or personal concerns, with an increased awareness of the importance of professional craftsmanship from development to post-production. One might argue that today’s totally democratized access to recording devices and distribution platforms necessitates a clear mark of professional quality for works made by film professionals. This is especially true of Nordic documentaries and I believe it has a great importance for how strongly Nordic docs are represented at the international market. As to short film production, it’s harder to speak in such general terms, since the range of genres and formats is so enormously varied and no one set of qualitative criteria can apply to them all. For this year’s Nordic competition program, this includes the New Nordic Voices 67 high quality, interesting, evocative and thought4

provoking films have been selected. For obvious reasons, filmmakers who have submitted excellent works that were not selected for competition will wonder why and feel that a wrong decision was made. Considering these films and their quality one by one and glancing at their festival and award history, I can only agree, and actually I believe that filmmakers should always be dissatisfied if their works are not selected. Given the totality of submitted films – the sheer volume of works of high quality – things look different. Nordisk Panorama would lose its raison d’être if it became a festival of festival-hits. During the selection process, another matter was considered again and again. We were a group of four, all with numerous years of experience as curators and programmers, and with a strong knowledge of Nordic shorts and documentaries. We were all women and all around the same age. That’s needless to say not very representative. However, flipping through the list of selected films, I do not find a pattern indicating any kind of priority given to films that might be seen as typically pleasing to women in their early forties. Looking back over the past, many years I have been involved in the selection process, it strikes me how varied the content and style of selected films are. Last year, the selection committee had the same gender and age make-up. Then the selection of documentaries turned out to have a predominance of films about men in personal crisis. This year, many of the documentaries have female main characters. Fortunately, it seems to be a question of what films are produced, rather than who happens to be in the selection committee. But as a matter of fact, pausing for another moment at the gender issue, it did cause some thoughts to realize that most of the films selected were directed by men. This is a delicate issue, as there is no such thing as an over-all agreement that the selection of films should be balanced with respect to the gender of the director. However, a certain degree of balance is appropriate. But how should this issue be tackled? And how should the various roles be taken into account? What if the director is a man, the producer a woman and the main character a woman? How should a film of that kind count, with respect to gender? There are a lot of things to consider! Luckily, film art and the film profession are constantly and lively developing – and so are perceptions of gender and gender issues. I hope that all of the visitors to this year’s Nordisk Panorama will find in the films selected for competition, a great variety of vibrant and outstanding works. And I am certain you will find a comprehensive and inspiring range of side programmes, talks, seminars and debates. Between events, we look forward to meeting you at mingling spots, in the festival lounge CLUBasta and to treating you with hospitality and environment-friendly gifts, drinks and food. There are countless reasons to celebrate contemporary Nordic shorts and docs and to wish everyone a warm welcome to Aarhus and the 22nd Nordisk Panorama – 5 Cities Film Festival! Karen Rais-Nordentoft Festival Director


WELCOME

STAYING AT THE FOREFRONT What a pleasure to be welcoming you all to Nordisk Panorama! For me personally it is special, even though I might be a familiar face to many of you, I am here in a new role as Managing Director of Filmkontakt Nord. I’m simply thrilled and proud to be heading this renowned organization and its main event, Nordisk Panorama. For us, Nordisk Panorama is the high point of the year that we are working towards and looking forward to. This is when we meet to watch new films, listen, learn, discuss, inspire each other, and have a good time. It is where we build, develop and maintain our Nordic network and thereby gain a solid foundation for entering the global arena. Attracting up to 800 professionals from more than 20 countries, this is for many Nordic filmmakers the natural first step outside of their own country and clearly an event not to be missed. Well aware of the importance of this platform for the short film and documentary community, we stay on our toes to remain at the forefront, adjust to the ever-changing landscape and make sure the event is vibrant. We do that by continuously evolving and adjusting the format, keeping a close eye on new trends and trailblazers, and by inviting newcomers and professionals from outside the Nordic countries to bring in new blood and broaden our horizon. This year, we are pleased to announce a new initiative at Nordisk Panorama Market. Under the heading NPM one-to-one, it will be possible to book individual meetings with the key international market professionals who are here to check out the new Nordic films and to enlighten us at Nordisk Panorama Outlook. Don’t miss this oppotunity! Meetings will take place each morning from 10:0012:00 on market days.

be matched with their Nordic and Baltic colleagues. Likewise, we appreciate that the organizers of the high-profile training initiative, Interdoc 2011, have chosen to place their closing session at Nordisk Panorama by bringing a group of UK producers in addition the Nordics who have been following the programme. Cross-media will be in focus in many ways and especially on the last days of the festival. In cooperation with Hot Docs, Filmkontakt Nord earlier this year introduced a new initiative called docXchange for North American and European producers working on interactive documentary projects. As part of this initiative, Filmkontakt Nord will host a one-day financing forum. We hope that this event will also serve as a learning experience and inspiration for those participating as observers and we are very excited about helping to pave the way for new forms of documentary storytelling. Last but certainly not least, I want to point out all the initiatives coming from the filmmakers themselves. The meetings and sessions set up during Nordisk Panorama by filmmaker networks and associations are essential to highlight issues they find important, share knowledge and discuss current matters with their Nordic and international peers. With Nordisk Panorama as its main platform, Filmkontakt Nord is by the filmmakers, for the filmmakers. This is the heart of the organisation, and it is kept alive and kicking through a close contact and dialogue with the short film and documentary communities of the Nordic region, making sure that our activities are responsive to the needs of the business. So before leaving you to enjoy the festival, I want to encourage you to come talk to us and let us know your deepest concerns and hottest wishes for the future. Have a drink with your national board member, someone from the reference group, with me, or one of the other members of staff at Filmkontakt Nord. We will be all ears. Should you be too caught up during these next days to make it, you know where to find us: www.filmkontakt.com – First Stop for Nordic Shorts and Docs! Hoping for some truly fruitful days here in Aarhus, I warmly welcome you to the 22nd edition of Nordisk Panorama. Katrine Kiilgaard Managing Director, Filmkontakt Nord

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WELCOME

SPARK A DREAM IN AARHUS Two events occurred in Aarhus in 1909 that made the city famous nationally and internationally. One was a huge industry, crafts and arts exhibition. The other was the presentation of a feature film by the local production company Fotorama. The film was the longest seen in Europe at the time. The success of Den lille Hornblæser / The Little Horn Blower by Eduard Schnedler-Sorensen sparked a dream of a brilliant film future. The film is still listed in the top 100 of all Danish films.

It is important to ensure the cultural diversity of Nordic films. The unique voices of filmmakers from different regions of the Nordic countries enrich our cinema experiences and bring life to stories close to us. This cannot be done without an adequate number of film workers who live and work outside the capital areas. In Aarhus we continue to support regional filmmaking and find it natural to be part of Nordisk Panorama – 5 Cities Film Festival. Nordisk Panorama gives filmmakers a great chance to build new relations and artistic cooperation across borders and regions. The festival also gives the local audience a rare opportunity for taking the pulse of the current Nordic short film and documentary scene. I would like to thank Aarhus Filmfestival for arranging the festival and all the volunteers who make it possible to host Nordisk Panorama and all the side events. Enjoy the festival and the city. I hope they will spark your dreams.

Today Aarhus is not the Nordic Hollywood that some hoped it would become. None the less, Aarhus and the surrounding region, has a growing production of both fiction and documentary film and achieved great results both commercially and artistically.

SUSTAINABLE FESTIVAL We care about films, and we care about the future.Therefore Nordisk Panorama has begun a process towards sustainability, as the first film festival in the Nordic countries. The festival has launched several initiatives: The festival bags, key hangers, water bottles and staff T-shirts are made of recycled and sustainable materials. Catalogues and other publications are printed on FSC-marked paper and at an environmental print house – all prints are climate compensated by planting trees. Furthermore we avoid the use of disposable tableware, we pay climate compensation when buying plane tickets and courier transportation of films and the use of cars will be minimized. Also we encourage guests to erase their carbon dioxide footprints on the planet when travelling to and from the festival Read much more about Nordisk Panorama and our steps towards sustainability on www.nordiskpanorama.com 6

Welcome to Aarhus. Marc Perera Christensen Alderman. Department of Culture and Citizens’ Services


AWARDS & COMPETITIONS

NORDIC DOCUMENTARY AWARD

BEST WEST-DANISH FILM AWARD

The Nordic Documentary Award is presented by the documentary jury to one of the films in the Nordic Documentary Competition. The jury may choose only one winner, but may also give two Honorable Mentions. The prize of DKK 50.000 is sponsored by the Danish television broadcaster, TV2, and goes to the director(s) of the film.

This award is given by the Go Wæst jury to one film in the Go Wæst Competition for films made by directors and/or production companies based in the region of Jutland. The award is an in-kind award consisting of: One week’s use of studio facilities in Filmby Aarhus sponsored by Filmby Aarhus (value DKK 15.000), one week’s use of HD recording equipment sponsored by Århus Filmværksted (value DKK 50.000), and use of lighting equipment sponsored by FilmGear ApS (value DKK 5.000). The jury may choose only one winner, but may also award two Honorary Mentions. The award is given to the director of the film or – in case the eligibility of the film is due to the production company – to the Jutland-based production company.

NORDIC SHORT FILM AWARD The Nordic Short Film Award is presented by the short film jury to one of the films in the Nordic Short Film Competition. The jury may choose only one winner, but may also give two Honorable Mentions. Danish TV-, broadband- and telecommunication provider YouSee sponsors the award of DKK 50.000, which goes to the director(s) of the film. The prize-winning film will qualify for consideration in the Short Film category of the Annual Academy Awards® without the standard theatrical run, provided that the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules.

NEW NORDIC VOICES AWARD The New Nordic Voices Competition introduces promising Nordic filmmakers. The filmmakers' works have never previously been screened in a Nordisk Panorama competition, and selected films are among the first releases by the filmmaker. The New Nordic Voices Award of Euro 3.000 is presented by the New Nordic Voices jury to one of the films in the New Nordic Voices Competition. The director(s) of the film receives the award. The jury may choose only one winner, but may also give two Honorable Mentions. The award, as well as the invitations of directors in competition and jury members, are sponsored by the following Nordic regional film funds: Den Vestdanske Filmpulje, FilmFyn, POEM, Icelandic Film Centre, Filmkraft Rogaland, Østnorsk Filmsenter, Vestnorsk Filmsenter, Filmpool Nord, Film i Väst, Film i Skåne.

FEDEORA AWARD The FEDEORA (Federation of Film Critics and the Mediterranean) Award is given to one of the documentaries in the Nordic Documentary Competition or New Nordic Voices with a duration of max. 30 minutes. The eligible films are: Meeting My Father Kasper Højhat, How to Pick Berries, Inbetweener, Soul Catcher, Pig Country, The Contract, Baba. This award is honorary.

BEST WEST-DANISH TALENT FILM AWARD The award is given by the Go Wæst jury to one of the talent films in the Go Wæst Competition for films made by director’s and/or production companies based in the region of Jutland. The eligible films are: Border to Major, Little Death, The Art World’s Ugly Faces, Out in the Lovely Countryside. The award is an in-kind award consisting of: Two days of color-grading sponsored by Picturewise (value DKK 22.000) and two days of post production in a sound studio sponsored by Soundmill ApS (value DKK 19.000). The award is given to the director of the film or – in case the eligibility of the film is due to the production company – to the Jutland-based production company.

PRE-SELECTION The 20 films in the Nordic Documentary Competition and the 33 films in the Nordic Short Film Competition have been selected from among approximately 400 submitted films by a selection committee consisting of Karen Rais-Nordentoft (Festival Director), Katrine Kiilgaard (Managing Director, Filmkontakt Nord), Elin Sander (Festival Director, Bergen 2010), Taina Ronkainen (Festival Director, Oulu 2012). The 14 films in the New Nordic Voices Competition were selected from among submitted films by Karen Rais-Nordentoft and Katrine Kiilgaard. The 14 films in the Go Wæst Competition were selected by Karen Rais-Nordentoft.

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JURIES

NORDIC SHORT FILM COMPETITION JURY

JEAN CHARLES MILLE

JOANNA RUBIN DRANGER

PETER VAN HOOF

Premium founded Films in 1998, initiating short film distribution one year later. After 12 years, Premium Films manage a great short film catalogue with more than 800 International titles, encompassing both live action and animation films. Still very selective, the Premium Films catalogue is widely known and highly respected by professionals.

is an artist/writer, a graphic novelist, a children’s books artist and a professor at Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts Design in and Stockholm, where she is head of the Masters Programme in Storytelling. Her graphic novels, comics and children’s books have been translated into Norwegian, Finnish, Japanese and English. In 2010 her first film, the animated Miss Remarkable and her Career won a number of prizes, such as the Fipresci Award Annecy and Best Nordic Short Film 2010 at Nordisk Panorama.

started at the Squat Cinema Filmhuis Cavia and continued his work as founder and programmer of Cinema De Balie; the independent cinema department of the political cultural center De Balie in the heart of Amsterdam. He is one of the founders of Stichting De Filmbank, a small organization promoting Dutch experimental cinema that recently merged with the Eye Film Institute Netherlands to which he still contributes. As programmer for the International Film Festival Rotterdam, he is responsible for programming the Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films and heads the short film selection committee.

NORDIC DOCUMENTARY FILM COMPETITION JURY

ELENA FORTES

MARTIN PIEPER

graduated with a B.A. in Communication at the University of Pennsylvania and completed Harvard University's Career Discovery Program in Architecture. After further studies in Mexico, she has specialized in graphic and architectural design, film, and multimedia. In addition to her work in visual media, Fortes has been active in Mexico's political sphere, working for non-profits focused on advocating increased participation of young people in policymaking, and on exposing human rights violations in the country and abroad. Since 2005, she works as the director of Ambulante, a nonprofit organization aiming to support and promote a documentary film culture in Mexico. Every year, Ambulante carries out the Ambulante Documentary Film Festival, a traveling film festival. Elena Fortes has held several honorary positions in the Mexican and inter national film industry, among these jury positions at Silverdocs and Hot Docs.

grew up in Tunisia and Ivory Coast. After law studies in Cologne, Germany, and Lausanne, Switzerland, he practiced for a short time as attorney. From 19901994 he was at ZDF Enterprises, responsible for legal and business affairs of the European Coproduction Association, a joint venture between Channel 4, France 2, ORF, RAI, SRG/SSR, TVE and ZDF with the aim of co-producing longrunning series and TV films. He was also in charge of a number of international coproductions. From 1994-1996 he was assistant to the Director for European Joint Venture Programmes and from 1996-2000 assistant to the Director for European Satellite Programmes. In June 2000 he was named commissioning editor and head of the department for culture and science programmes at ARTE. Since May 2011, he is head of the department ARTE – Thema, covering the areas culture, history, politics, human interest, nature and wildlife. Since 2003, he is a member of the funding and selection board of the Baden-Württemberg Film Funding Corporation. He received a Grimme award in 2006.

JON BANG CARLSEN graduated from The Danish Film School in 1976. Worked with the famous Danish theatre group “Solvognen” from 1971 to 1978. Has published poetry and essays, apart from his main profession of filmmaking, both features and documentaries. His break-through came with Jenny in 1977, which won the main award at the Thessaloniki Int. Film Festival and the Danish Bodil Award. All in all he has written, directed and produced approx. 40 films, of which many have won international acclaim and awards. His documentaries are often visually and symbolically powerful staged portraits of marginal figures and milieu that involve compelling stories, for example A Rich Man (1978) and Before the Guests Arrive (1986). Often living for years abroad, Carlsen made a series of documentaries in Ireland and more recently in South Africa, among which are Addicted to Solitude (1999, winner at Nordisk Panorama), Portrait of God (2001), Blinded Angels (2006) and Purity Beats Everything (2008). Carlsen is currently shooting his next film in L.A. 9


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GO WÆST – REGIONAL FILM COMPETITION JURY

CARSTEN HOLST is a film producer, born in Aarhus, 1967. from Graduated Marselisborg Gymnasium, Aarhus, in 1987 and The Kaos Pilots in 1991. Employed as a project manager at Aarhus Theater, where he established the youth scene, Væksthuset, in close collaboration with the final year students at Aarhus Theater's Drama School – a school that has won several Reumert prizes. Employed by Zentropa in Copenhagen for 12 years, where he has produced a number of films and TV series, alongside such colleagues as Lars Von Trier, Jørgen Leth, Mads Brügger, Asger Leth, Margreth Olin, Omar Shargawi, Jeremy Weller, Thomas Villum Jensen, Anders Thomas Jensen and Max Kestner. He has been represented at Sundance, Cannes, Venice, IDFA, Nordic Panorama and several other festivals. Currently he is managing director at Filmby Aarhus and Den Vestdanske Filmpulje.

MILLE HAYNES

METTE-ANN SCHEPELERN is a director and creative producer, mainly of documentary films. She holds a Masters both Degree from Copenhagen University and a creative diploma from the National Film School of Denmark. She works internationally with development and has experience with projects in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Recently, she has worked with documentary film for young people and is just finishing a project called Isabella Grew Up for DR and DFI 2011. Other titles include Surburbia for TV2 and DFI 2004, My America for DR and DFI 2005, Respect and Honour for DR 1999, Exclusion (Best Doc 1996, Baltic Film Festival), and Dancing Dialogue at The National Film School of Denmark 1997 (Best Portrait Film 1998, Odense International Film Festival). Presently, she is an active board member of Danish Film Directors.

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born in 1981, has a Master's Degree in film studies, with documentary films as her specialty. She is half of the duo behind the short film event FUTURE SHORTS DK, an initiative that presents its audience with the best of what the world of shorts has to offer, both nationally and internationally, while continuously seeking to bridge the gap between the world of film and the art scene with special screenings in cinemas, galleries, museums, theaters and music festivals. Mille has worked as assistant producer at Danish Documentary on a number of films, including Eva Mulvad's The Good Life, Pernille Rose Grønkjær's Love Addict, Phie Ambo's The Home Front and Free the Mind and produced Phie Ambo's Fever about Danish artist Julie Nord. She now works as freelance producer for Friis Film, while handling all press relations for The Expedition.

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NORDIC SHORT FILM FESTIVALS NETWORK was founded in 2010 by eight festivals with a mission to deepen the cooperation between Nordic film festivals. Our aim is to strengthen the position of Nordic short film by cooperation and networking, by exchanging information and ideas. The networks’s first travelling screening focuses on Sámi films from the very north of Nordic countries.

Contact: Juhani Alanen, Executive Director, Tampere Film Festival juhani.alanen@tff.fi, mobile +358 40 5833211

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NEW NORDIC VOICES JURY

GUNILLA BRESKY

IGOR DEVOLD

NILS MALMROS

is a journalist and director, working at Swedish Radio with documentaries and drama. She began making films in 1995 in Russia, and has specialized in stories from the far north. Her films about the unknown history of World War II in the Arctic have been awarded prizes at many international festivals. Among these films are Blood Road about Russian prisoners of war in Norway, A Grey Blanket with Embroidered Flowers about a woman who took part in the resistance, and Night Witches about female Soviet bomb pilots during the war.

was born in Warsaw but at an early age moved with his parents to Oslo where he grew up. He holds a Master of Arts Degree in directing from Lodz Film School (PWSFTviT) and a BA in media studies from the University of Oslo with a two year specialization in documentary directing at Lillehammer College. He is head of the documentary department at Lillehammer College. His films have been screened at festivals in Asia, Europe and the US and have won a number of prizes, including the award for best screenplay in 2008 at the Norwegian Short Film Festival in Grimstad.

is one of the most important Danish directors of the last decades. three Malmros takes his inspiration from the French new wave and Truffaut, and started as a selftaught director. His career began with the self-financed Lars Ole 5.C (1973) which, like his next films, was based on his own childhood experiences in Aarhus. His flair for depicting the pains and bittersweet troubles of early adolescence won him the status of a leading director in Denmark. His filmography includes Drenge (1977), Kundskabens træ (1981), Skønheden og udyret (1983), Århus By Night (1989), Kærlighedens smerte (1992), Barbara (1997), At kende sandheden (2002) and Kærestesorger (2009). In addition to filmmaking and writing original scripts, Malmros has worked as a specialist in neurological surgery. Malmros’ films have won numerous awards internationally. He has been awarded the Bodil for Best Danish film of the year four times, and in 2006 he received a grand honourary award for his collected works on the occasion of Nordisk Film’s 100th anniversary.

BLAGOJA KUNOVSKI

DR. MAJA BOGOJEVI

STEFFEN MOESTRUP

is a long-standing editor and film critic at the MRTV (Macedonia Radio and TV). For many years, he was the artistic director and main competition selector of the inter national film camera festival “manaki brothers” in Bitola, Republic of Macedonia. Founder of the art cinema Frosina and of Cinedays – Festival of the European Cinema at the Youth Cultural Center in Skopje. Long standing collaborator of many ex-Yugoslavian film magazines and presently writing for Syntheses, Art Horizons, and Kinopis. The latter published by the Macedonian Cinémathèque. As long-standing member of FIPRESCI and president of Macedonian FIPRESCI, he has participated in more than 25 festivals world-wide as jury member. Co-author of the book Rain – The World Media about Milcho Manchevski's film Before the Rain.

is founder and editorin-chief of the first Montenegrin film magazine, Camera Lucida, a lecturer on film and media theory at the Mediteran University, Montenegro, and founder and President of FIPRESCI national section of Montenegro. She has been president of the jury at many European film festivals and has participated as a selector/jury member at numerous international film festivals. A multilingual film critic for regional and international media and a new member of FEDEORA, she has also chaired many regional conferences on cinema. Her book The Construction of Gender and Nation in Yugoslav Cinema (based on her Ph.D. thesis completed in Ljubljana) will soon be published.

has been a film critic at Le Monde Diplomatique Scandinavian edition since 2003. Recently he joined DOX European Documentary Magazine as critic and film journalist and he is co-founder and editor of the Danish film journal 16:9. He holds a degree in journalism from The Danish School of Journalism and a BA in film studies, anthropology and philosophy from the University of Copenhagen. He lives in Aarhus, Denmark.

FEDEORA JURY

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CREDITS

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Hester Ditte Callaghan Inesa Adamonyte Iustin Meila Jacob Bertel Bjerre Jais Christensen Jakob Boll Overgaard Jakob Flarup James Jefferys Jens Holm Jonas Bjarnøe Jensen Josefine Spjeldnæs Julie Wanjiku Jørgen Henneberg Karen Marie Sinding Kasper Larsen Katrine Fuglsang Mortensen Katrine Nør Andersen Kirstine Jones Kristine Nielsen Kristyna Paskova Laura Becker Laura Marie Klindt Nielsen Lenka Chobotova Linda Ghabain Lisa Douglas-Morris Louise Bodin Stougaard Ludimilla Fonseca Mai Damgaard Maja Krebs Sørensen Malene Dyrberg Malte Schuldt Margrethe Tang Marianne Rasmussen Marie Pedersen Mathias Elmose Andersen Mathilde Jespersen Mette Jellinge Mette Thostrup Mia Kronborg Knudsen Miao Yu Goh Michael Persson Morten Gangelhof Brodersen Morten Koefoed Rasmussen Morten Scriver Andersen Nana Nielsen Natalia Escobedo Ninette Lundquist Christensen Pia Sørensen Rasmus Frøkjær Sandra Meersohn Meinecke Sandra Naus dait Sara Troense Signe Mereta Lauesen Sigrid Saabye Simone Fischer Simone Søndergaard Andersen Smilena Spasova Sorina Iulia Jigan Stoyan Yankov Tanja Flach Hansen Thea Friborg Thilde Maj Holgersen Thor Arsinevici Trine Sook Nielsen

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OBSERVERS Taina Ronkainen (Festival Director, NP Oulu 2012) Jørgen Smidstrup (Aarhus Filmfestival) Søren Poulsen (Filmby Aarhus)

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SELECTION COMMITTEE Elin Sander (Festival Director, NP Bergen 2010) Karen Rais-Nordentoft (Festival Director) Katrine Kiilgaard (Director of Filmkontakt Nord) Taina Ronkainen (Festival Director, NP Oulu 2012)

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NORDIC DOCUMENTARY FILM COMPETITION

NORDIC DOCUMENTARY FILM COMPETITION


NORDIC DOCUMENTARY FILM COMPETITION ND ND 1 FRIDAY 23/9 18.00 BIOCITY 1 & SUNDAY 25/9 16.00 BIOCITY 6

ND 2 FRIDAY 23/9 15.00 BIOCITY 9 & SUNDAY 25/9 21.00 BIOCITY 6

1/2 REVOLUTION

LAST CHAPTER/SISTA KAPITLET

HDCAM, 72', DENMARK, 2011

DIGIBETA PAL, 102', SWEDEN/SPAIN, 2010

A group of friends are in the middle of Cairo in the beginning of 2011. The Egyptian revolution has just broken out. They film each other – during breaks at home with a little child, during the chaotic cause of events at the Tahir Square, and in the streets. The film encompasses the Egyptian people’s cry for unity at the same time while catching the intensity of human perception in the midst of a sudden historical drama.

Political thriller and self-confrontation circling a bomb attack in May 1984 at a press conference held by former Sandinista leader, Eden Pasora. Two journalists and at least one of the attending soldiers were killed instantly. A large number of people were seriously hurt and still suffer permanent disability and trauma. The filmmaker was present, not knowing he played a part.

Director Omar Shargawi & Karim El Hakim Producer Carsten Holst Screenwriter Omar Shargawi & Karim El Hakim Cinematographer Omar Shargawi, Karim El Hakim, Philippe Dip Editor Per Sandholt, Jeppe Bødskov Sound Alex Pavlovic Music Anders Christensen

Director Peter Torbiörnsson Producer Staffan Julén Cinematographer Ivan Blanco Editor Göran Gester Sound Kellie Boersma, Julia Herskovits Music Jon Rekdal Production Company Estudi Playtime Eden Film AB, Staffan Julén

Production Company Globus ApS, Carsten Holst Distribution/Sales & Festivals LevelK c/o Real Maglerne, Frederiksberg Alle 52 DK-1820 Frederiksberg C Tel +45 4844 3072 tine.klint@levelk.dk www.levelk.dk

Omar Shargawi Born 1974. Shargawi is a self-taught director, who worked as a still photographer before his debut as a film director with the feature film Go with Peace Jamil from 2008 – winning many prizes at international festivals, including the VPRO Tiger Award in Rotterdam and the Grand Prize at the Warsaw International Film Festival. His recent film, My Father from Haifa garnered Best Documentary Feature at the Danish Film Academy Awards, 2010, and won the audience award plus the jury’s special prize at the Dubai International Film Festival, 2010. Karim El Hakim Born 1969. Hakim is an American/Egyptian director and cinematographer. His camera work contributed to numerous award-winning political documentaries about the region including My Trip to Al Qaeda (2010), Giran (2009), and Egypt We Are Watching You (2008). In addition to his documentary work, El Hakim has shot and produced a number of award-winning Egyptian short films, including House of Flesh, which won the Egyptian State Prize for Best Cinematography in 2006. Hakim studied Fine Art and Art History at Tufts University. 16

Distribution/Sales Eden Film AB Lövholmsbrinken 2b, S-117 43 Stockholm Tel +46 8 310 972 Fax +46 8 310 972 info@edenfilm.se www.edenfilm.se Festival Distribution The Swedish Film Institute Att: Sara Yamashita Rüster, P.O. Box 27126, S-102 52 Stockholm Tel +46 8 665 1141 Fax +46 8 666 3698 sara.ruster@sfi.se www.sfi.se Award Sevilla Film Festival 2010, Best documentary

Peter Torbiörnsson Born 1941. Since 1979, Torbiörnsson has produced more than 20 documentaries from Latin America, Africa, Bosnia and Sweden. His acclaimed series of films about a family in the Nicaraguan village San Fernando includes The Border (1985) and The Lovers of San Fernando (2001). He has also worked as a journalist and correspondent for Swedish newspapers, radio and television.


ND NORDIC DOCUMENTARY FILM COMPETITION ND 3 FRIDAY 23/9 21.00 BIOCITY 6 & SUNDAY 25/9 19.00 BIOCITY 9

ND 3 FRIDAY 23/9 21.00 BIOCITY 6 & SUNDAY 25/9 19.00 BIOCITY 9

MEETING MY FATHER KASPER HØJHAT/ MØDET MED MIN FAR KASPER HØJHAT

LOOK AT ME/OMAA LUOKKAANSA HDCAM, 67', FINLAND, 2010

HDCAM, 28', DANMARK, 2011

I never met my father. All I knew was that he was a handsome man with a red beard and a big ship tattooed on his chest. One day, I was told that he had died. He committed suicide after 14 years in prison. This is the film about my father and about how I got to know him backwards.

A strong, touching depiction of youths who risk social alienation due to different learning skills – and not the least about their teacher and her devotion. She tries to support them to complete their compulsory education and help them trust in themselves and their future.

Director Lea Glob Producer Mikkel Jersin N Screenwriter Tone Mygind Cinematographer Nadin Carlsen Editor Thor Duus Ochsner Sound Bo Asdal

Director Iiris Härmä Producer Visa Koiso-Kanttila Screenwriter Iiris Härmä Cinematographer Hannu-Pekka Vitikainen Editor Tuula Mehtonen Sound Janne Laine Music Marko Nyberg

Production Company The National Film School of Denmark, Mikkel Jersin Production Company Guerilla Films Ltd, Visa Koiso-Kanttila Distribution/Sales & Festivals The National Film School of Denmark Theodor Christensens Plads 1, DK-1437 Copenhagen K Tel +45 3268 6400 Fax +45 3268 6410 infoz@filmskolen.dk www.filmskolen.dk

Distribution/Sales Guerilla Films Ltd Kiuastie 7 B, SF-02770 Espoo Tel +358 40 506 2675 Fax +358 40 506 2675 info@guerillafilms.fi www.guerillafilms.fi Festival Distribution The Finnish Film Foundation Att: Marja Pallassalo Kanavakatu 12, FI-00160 Helsinki Tel +358 9 6220 3021 Fax +358 9 6220 3050 marja.pallassalo@ses.fi www.ses.fi Prizes Church Media Foundation Award 2010/Oulu Int. Children's and Youth Film Festival

Lea Glob Born 1982. Glob graduated from The National Film School of Denmark in 2011. She has worked in still and video photography since her early years. Meeting My Father Kasper Højhat is her debut as a documentary director.

Iiris Härmä Born 1970. Härmä has produced and directed several documentary films in her own Guerilla Films production company. 17


NORDIC DOCUMENTARY FILM COMPETITION ND ND 4 SATURDAY 24/9 10.00 BIOCITY 9 & MONDAY 26/9 16.00 BIOCITY 6

ND 5 SATURDAY 24/9 12.00 BIOCITY 9 & MONDAY 26/9 19.00 BIOCITY 6

TWIN BROTHERS, 53 SCENES FROM A CHILDHOOD/ PANGPANGBRÖDER, 53 SCENER FRÅN EN BARNDOM

HOW TO PICK BERRIES/ MITEN MARJOJA POIMITAAN

HDCAM, 80', SWEDEN, 2011

35MM, 19', FINLAND, 2010

For nine years the filmmaker has followed two brothers, twins but with different conditions from their birth. A film about leaving childhood behind. About the secrecy and pain that childhood involves – and its many wonders.

Visitors from a distant place appear in the misty swamps of Northern Finland. As harmless as they are, their foreign presence unwittingly disrupts the pace of local habits. They have come to look for berries, an activity that all of a sudden seems to embody all the values of local culture. Who is to blame and where do the profits end up? An exploration of the Finnish mind and the absurdities of global economy.

Director Axel Danielson Producer Erik Hemmendorff Cinematographer Axel Danielson Editor Mikel Cee Karlsson, Niels Pagh Andersen, Axel Danielson Sound Jan Alvermark Production Company Plattform Produktion, Erik Hemmendorff Distribution/Sales Plattform Produktion Vallgatan 9D, S-411 16 Göteborg Tel +46 3 1711 6660 mail@plattformproduktion.se www.plattformproduktion.se Festival Distribution The Swedish Film Institute Att: Sara Yamashita Rüster, P.O. Box 27126, S-102 52 Stockholm Tel +46 8 665 1141 Fax +46 8 666 3698 sara.ruster@sfi.se www.sfi.se

Director Elina Talvensaari Producer Elina Talvensaari Screenwriter Elina Talvensaari & Mauro Fariñas Cinematographer Joonas Pulkkanen Editor Markus Leppälä Sound Pinja Mäki Music Pinja Mäki Production Company Aalto University, School of Art and Design, Elina Talvensaari Distribution/Sales & Festivals Aalto University, School of Art and Design Hämeentie 135 C, SF-00560 Helsinki Tel +358 9 756 31 Fax +358 9 7563 0223 info@taik.fi www.taik.fi www.taik.aalto.fi/en/ Prizes San Sebastian Film Festival, 2nd Price – International Film Festival Bratislava, Short Competition and 1st Price Tromsø International Film Festival

Axel Danielson Born 1976. Danielson graduated from the School of Film Directing at Gothenburg University and has been part of Plattform Produktion since 2005. He works with fiction and documentary and his award-winning short Summer Clouds was a big festival success in 2005. 18

Elina Talvensaari Born 1978. Talvensaari began by studying anthropology and sociology at Helsinki University. While finishing her Master's Degree, she switched to film studies, majoring in documentary directing. How to Pick Berries is her Bachelor’s Degree film at Aalto University, Helsinki.


ND NORDIC DOCUMENTARY FILM COMPETITION ND 5 SATURDAY 24/9 12.00 BIOCITY 9 & MONDAY 26/9 19.00 BIOCITY 6

ND 6 SATURDAY 24/9 14.00 BIOCITY 9 & MONDAY 26/9 21.00 BIOCITY 6

ARANDA

WOMEN WITH COWS/KOKVINNORNA

HDCAM, 59', FINLAND, 2011

HDCAM, 93', SWEDEN, 2011

About the human being's thirst for knowledge. The protagonist is a ship, the marine research vessel Aranda. The sea has a different time frame than humans. But a curious person explores, aware of the finiteness of his time.

The story of an intricate and sometimes painful relationship between two sisters whose lives revolve around a dozen cows. One sister adores them, the other hates them.

Director Anu Kuivalainen Producer Markku Tuurna Screenwriter Anu Kuivalainen Cinematographer Jarkko T. Laine Editor Lasse Summanen Sound Janne Laine Music Sanna Salmenkallio

Director Peter Gerdehag Producer Lasse Rengfelt Screenwriter Peter Gerdehag, Malcolm Dixelius, Tell Aulin Cinematographer Peter Gerdehag Editor Tell Aulin Sound Per-Henrik Mäenpää Music Per-Henrik Mäenpää Production Company Deep Sea Productions, Lasse Rengfelt

Production Company Filmimaa Oy, Markku Tuurna Distribution/Sales Filmimaa Oy Siamintie 14 SF-00560 Helsinki Tel +358 50 566 6596 markku.tuurna@filmimaa.fi www.filmimaa.fi Festival Distribution The Finnish Film Foundation Att: Marja Pallassalo Kanavakatu 12 FI-00160 Helsinki Tel +358 9 6220 3021 Fax +358 9 6220 3050 marja.pallassalo@ses.fi www.ses.fi

Distribution/Sales The Yellow Affair Box 47087, S-100 74 Stockhom Tel +46 76 199 3166 miira@yellowaffair.com www.yellowaffair.org www.yellowaffair.com Festival Distribution The Swedish Film Institute Att: Sara Yamashita Rüster, P.O. Box 27126, S-102 52 Stockholm Tel +46 8 665 1141 Fax +46 8 666 3698 sara.ruster@sfi.se www.sfi.se

Prizes Visions du Réel 2011

Anu Kuivalainen Born 1964. Kuivalainen is a film director and screenwriter. She lives in Helsinki and started her career as a photographer. Her films have been shown at international festivals and have won several prizes.

Peter Gerdehag Born 1953. Gerdehag is a renowned nature stills photographer turned film-maker. With his debut, the box office hit A Farmer's Time on Earth from 2006, he was immediately recognized as a talented cinematographer specializing in the old rural landscape and its inhabitants. 19


NORDIC DOCUMENTARY FILM COMPETITION ND ND 7 SATURDAY 24/9 16.00 BIOCITY 9 & TUESDAY 27/9 16.00 BIOCITY 6

ND 7 SATURDAY 24/9 16.00 BIOCITY 9 & TUESDAY 27/9 16.00 BIOCITY 6

IMAGINING EMANUEL

LAST DAYS OF THE ARCTIC/ANDLIT NORÐURSINS

35MM, 52', NORWAY, 2011

HDCAM, 57', ICELAND, 2010

How can we know who a person is? Emanuel's identity is unknown, and his life is on hold. Through several different documentary genres, the film attempts to form an image of this person. But is it possible to distinguish between the genres' inherent characterizations and the qualities derived from the person himself?

Portrait of RAX, a photographer who has made his career by capturing the human faces of climate change. He is an adventurer, fascinated by people who cope with harsh circumstances in remote places, mainly Icelandic farmers and fishermen and the great hunters of Greenland.

Director Thomas A. Østbye Producer Thomas A. Østbye & KriStine Ann Skaret Screenwriter Thomas A. Østbye Cinematographer Øystein Mamen, Jon Christian Simensen, Thomas A. Østbye Editor Thomas A. Østbye Sound Gunn Tove Grønsberg

Director Magnus Vidar Sigurdsson Producer Margrét Jónasdóttir Screenwriter Margrét Jónasdóttir Cinematographer Arnar Thor Thorisson Editor Jakob Halldorsson Sound Nick Catchart-Jones Music Hilmar Orn Hilmarsson Production Company Sagafilm Productions, Margrét Jónasdóttir

Production Company PlymSerafin, Thomas A. Østbye Medieoperatørene, KriStine Ann Skaret Distribution/Sales Medieoperatørene Teglverksgata 2C, N-0553 Oslo Tel +47 2299 3120 info@mop.no www.mop.no Festival Distribution Norwegian Film Institute Att: Toril Simonsen P.O. Box 482, Sentrum N-0105 Oslo Tel +47 2247 4574 Fax +47 2247 4597 ts@nfi.no www.nfi.no

Thomas A. Østbye Born 1979. Østbye works with documentary material in film, photography and installations. His films have received a number of awards, and he runs the production company PlymSerafin. 20

Distribution/Sales Sagafilm Productions Laugavegur 176, IS-105 Reykjavik Tel +354 515 4600 Fax +354 515 4601 sagafilm@sagafilm.is www.sagafilm.is Festival Distribution Icelandic Film Centre Att: Christof Wehmeier Hverfisgata 54, IS-101 Reykjavik Tel +354 562 3580 Fax +354 562 7171 christof@icelandicfilmcentre.is www.icelandicfilmcentre.is

Magnus Vidar Sigurdsson Born 1966. Sigurdsson earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from the American Film Institute in Los Angeles in 1994. Since then he has worked in television in US, Denmark, and Iceland. He is the executive producer at Sagafilm, where he makes commercials, feature films, music videos, documentaries, and TV shows including more than 15 comedy/drama series. Sigurdsson has directed eight full-length documentaries.


ND NORDIC DOCUMENTARY FILM COMPETITION ND 8 SATURDAY 24/9 19.00 BIOCITY 9 & MONDAY 26/9 12.00 BIOCITY 6

ND 8 SATURDAY 24/9 19.00 BIOCITY 9 & MONDAY 26/9 12.00 BIOCITY 6

INBETWEENER/DAGAR EMELLAN

LOVE ALWAYS, CAROLYN

HDCAM, 14', SWEDEN, 2010

DIGIBETA PAL, 70', SWEDEN, 2011

About a teenage boy, his father's suicide and the emotional vacuum afterwards. Through forgotten drawings and photographs, we follow a young boy's attempt to escape a painful memory and handle things on his own, like dad used to do.

About a woman's search for personal recognition and the price of life in the public eye. Carolyn Cassady wants to debunk the myths about her relationships with two of the most famous and yet enigmatic figures in modern literature: her husband Neal Cassady and her lover Jack Kerouac.

Director Erik Bäfving Producer Lina Bertilsson Screenwriter Erik Bäfving Cinematographer Erik Bäfving Editor Erik Bäfving Sound Martin Hennel Music Gustav Wall

Director Maria Ramström & Malin Korkeasalo Producer Margarete Jangård Cinematographer Maria Ramström, Malin Korkeasalo Editor Bernhard Winkler, Stefan Sundlöf Sound Mikael Körner

Production Company ebfilm, Lina Bertilsson

Production Company WG Film AB, Margarete Jangård

Distribution/Sales ebfilm Norra Skolgatan 8a, S-211 52 Malmö Tel +46 702 585 846 info@ebfilm.se

Distribution/Sales CAT&Docs 18 rue Quincampoix #133, F-75004 Paris Tel +33 144 596 353 info@catndocs.com www.catndocs.com

Festival Distribution The Swedish Film Institute Att: Sara Yamashita Rüster, P.O. Box 27126, S-102 52 Stockholm Tel +46 8 665 1141 Fax +46 8 666 3698 sara.ruster@sfi.se www.sfi.se Prizes 2011 Tempo Short Award

Erik Bäfving Born 1973. Bäfving has been working as a director and editor since 1996. In 2002, his short film Boogie Woogie Daddy received several international awards and was nominated for a “Guldbagge” for Best Documentary. His next film Get Busy, a documentary for cinema, was also nominated for a “Guldbagge” for Best Documentary. In addition to directing documentaries, he works as a narrative consultant and editor for both documentary and feature films. He is now working on his first script for a feature film.

Festival Distribution The Swedish Film Institute Att: Sara Yamashita Rüster, P.O. Box 27126, S-102 52 Stockholm Tel +46 8 665 1141 Fax +46 8 666 3698 sara.ruster@sfi.se www.sfi.se

Maria Ramström Born 1971. Ramström is a freelance filmmaker with a past as a still photographer, primarily within the documentary field. Love Always, Carolyn is the first full-length documentary she directed and she is currently working on her second full-length documentary as a director, Maneuvers in the Dark. Malin Korkeasalo Born 1969. Korkeasalo graduated from University College of Film, Radio, Television and Theatre in Stockholm in 2004 where she studied as a cinematographer. She is based in Stockholm where she works as a freelance filmmaker and cinematographer. She has worked as a cinematographer on a numerous documentaries. Love Always, Carolyn is her first full-length documentary as a director. 21


NORDIC DOCUMENTARY FILM COMPETITION ND ND 9 SATURDAY 24/9 21.00 BIOCITY 9 & MONDAY 26/9 14.00 BIOCITY 6

ND 9 SATURDAY 24/9 21.00 BIOCITY 9 & MONDAY 26/9 14.00 BIOCITY 6

SOUL CATCHER/SIELUNSIEPPAAJA

THE GUERILLA SON/GERILLASONEN

35MM, 14', FINLAND, 2010

HDCAM, 72', SWEDEN/NORWAY, 2010

Many aboriginal tribes believe that if someone takes a photograph of them they lose their soul. The film tells a wordless story in several layers and leaves the viewer reflecting on our invisible essence, the beliefs around it and humanity.

Twenty years have passed since the filmmaker, Zanyar Adami, was sent away alone to Sweden. His father has kept silent about what really happened in Kurdistan. When Zanyar finds out that he is to become a father, the war he left becomes crucial. He confronts his father about their history.

Director P.V. Lehtinen Producer P.V. Lehtinen Screenwriter P.V. Lehtinen Cinematographer Matti Helariutta, Hannu-Pekka Vitikainen Editor P.V. Lehtinen Sound Micke Nyström Music Biosphere, Tapani Rinne & Tuomas Norvio Production Company CineParadiso Oy, P.V. Lehtinen Distribution/Sales CineParadiso Oy Hermannin rantatie 20, SF-00580 Helsinki Tel +358 50 582 8634 cine@cineparadiso.fi www.cineparadiso.fi Festival Distribution The Finnish Film Foundation Att: Marja Pallassalo Kanavakatu 12, FI-00160 Helsinki Tel +358 9 6220 3021 Fax +358 9 6220 3050 marja.pallassalo@ses.fi www.ses.fi Prizes Diploma of Merit/2011/Tampere Film Festival

P.V. Lehtinen Born 1969. Lehtinen has directed fictional, documentary and experimental films. His international breakthrough The Diver from 2001 won several awards including the Grand Prize at the Tampere International Short Film Festival in 2001 and had a broad international festival distribution. He is currently writing his first feature film, The Fountain of a Whale. 22

Director David Herdies & Zanyar Adami Producer David Herdies Screenwriter Zanyar Adami, David Herdies Cinematographer Sophia Olsson, Loa Bie, Jörgen Lindskog, David Herdies Editor Bernhard Winkler, Erlend Kristoffersen Animation Jonathan Knape Sound Christian Christensen Music Richard Ekre Suzzi Production Company Filmfront STHLM, David Herdies Distribution/Sales SVT Sales Hangövägen 18, S-105 10 Stockholm Tel +46 8784 8614 Fax +46 8784 6075 svtsales@svt.se www.svtsales.se Festival Distribution The Swedish Film Institute Att: Sara Yamashita Rüster, P.O. Box 27126, S-102 52 Stockholm Tel +46 8 665 1141 Fax +46 8 666 3698 sara.ruster@sfi.se www.sfi.se

David Herdies Born 1974. Herdies is one of the founders of the Stockholm-based production company Momento Film. He has directed and produced the feature-length documentaries The Guerilla Son and Citizen Oketch, and is currently producing Bosse Lindquist's How to Do Good and Karin Ekberg's documentary film, To Divorce. Zanyar Adami Born 1981. Adami is one of the founders of the Stockholm-based production company Momento Film. He is a filmmaker and a journalist, and the founder and former editor of the award-winning magazine Gringo. The Guerilla Son is Adami’s film debut.


ND NORDIC DOCUMENTARY FILM COMPETITION ND 10 SUNDAY 25/9 10.00 BIOCITY 9 & TUESDAY 27/9 14.00 BIOCITY 6

ND 11 SUNDAY 25/9 12.00 BIOCITY 6 & TUESDAY 27/9 16.00 BIOCITY 9

THE GOOD LIFE

AT NIGHT I FLY

35MM, 87', DENMARK, 2010

HDCAM, 88', SWEDEN, 2011

A black fairytale about a mother and daughter who have lived their lives in the European jet set, but now their money has run out and they are hopelessly bad at being poor.

In New Folsom, prisoners serving life sentences meet across racial borders and gang hierarchies to create poetry, music and art. A film about art changing people.

Director Eva Mulvad Producer Sigrid Helene Dyekjær Cinematographer Eva Mulvad Editor Adam Nielsen Sound Rasmus Winther Music Johann Jóhansson

Director Michel Wenzer Producer Tobias Janson Cinematographer Albin Biblom, Eric Borjeson Editor Michel Wenzer Music Michel Wenzer Production Company Story AB, Tobias Janson

Production Company Danish Documentary, Sigrid Helene Dyekjær Distribution/Sales DR DR Byen, Emil Holms Kanal 20, DK-0999 Copenhagen C Tel +45 3520 3040 Fax +45 3520 2644 dr@dr.dk www.dr.dk Festival Distribution Danish Film Institute Gothersgade 55, DK-1123 Copenhagen K Tel +45 3374 3400 Fax +45 3374 3401 dfi@dfi.dk www.dfi.dk

Eva Mulvad Born 1972. Mulvad is the award-winning director of Enemies of Happiness (2006) and The Good Life (2010). Mulvad completed her studies at the National Film School of Denmark in 2001. She has directed a number of national and international documentary films, and is the co-founder of the production company “Danish Documentary”.

Distribution/Sales Story AB Virkesvägen 2A, S-120 30 Stockholm Tel +46 8 156 280 Fax +46 8 156 282 www.story.se Festival Distribution The Swedish Film Institute Att: Sara Yamashita Rüster, P.O. Box 27126, S-102 52 Stockholm Tel +46 8 665 1141 Fax +46 8 666 3698 sara.ruster@sfi.se www.sfi.se

Michel Wenzer Born 1968. Wenzer was educated at the School of Music and the School of Film in Gothenburg. Currently he works as a freelance composer and technician. 23


NORDIC DOCUMENTARY FILM COMPETITION ND ND 12 SUNDAY 25/9 12.00 BIOCITY 9 & TUESDAY 27/9 10.00 BIOCITY 6

ND 13 SUNDAY 25/9 10.00 BIOCITY 6 & TUESDAY 27/9 12.00 BIOCITY 9

VODKA FACTORY/VODKAFABRIKEN

PIG COUNTRY

HDCAM, 90', SWEDEN, 2010

HDCAM, 29', DENMARK, 2011

Work on an assembly line, raising children alone, dreaming of happiness – such are women's lives in the Russian provinces. But Valentina wants more, whatever the price.

Jacob Vallø is a third-generation pig farmer in Denmark. The financial crisis takes its toll and his family business is in danger. With his young daughter at his side, Jacob takes care of his work tending the pigs and preserving the pastoral way of life that is now in jeopardy.

Director Jerzy Sladkowski Producer Antonio Russo Merenda Cinematographer Wojciech Staron Editor Agnieszka Bojanowska Sound Torsten Rundqvist Production Company Hysteria Film AB, Antonio Russo Merenda Distribution/Sales Hysteria Film AB Völundsgatan 10, S-113 21 Stockholm Tel +46 8 315 435 Fax +46 8 315 435 hysteria@hysteriafilm.se www.hysteriafilm.se Festival Distribution The Swedish Film Institute Att: Sara Yamashita Rüster, P.O. Box 27126, S-102 52 Stockholm Tel +46 8 665 1141 Fax +46 8 666 3698 sara.ruster@sfi.se www.sfi.se

Director Andreas Koefoed Producer Anne Regitze Wivel Screenwriter Andreas Koefoed Cinematographer Sophia Olsson & Andreas Koefoed Editor Marlene Billie Andreasen Sound Morten Green Music Uno Helmersson Production Company Barok Film A/S, Anne Regitze Wivel Distribution/Sales Barok Film A/S Farvergade 2, 5.th., DK-1463 Copenhagen K Tel +45 7211 7900 info@barokfilm.dk www.barokfilm.dk Festival Distribution Koefoed Film Tullinsgade 6, 3.tv, DK-1618 Copenhagen V Tel +45 4091 4031 andkoef@yahoo.dk

Prizes DokLeipzig 2010 Winner of the Golden Dove

Jerzy Sladkowski Born 1945. Sladkowski is a graduate in Classical Philology, Journalism, TV and Photography. He has been living and working in Sweden since 1981 as a freelance director and is the winner of numerous festival awards, the most recent of which include the Golden Dove in Leipzig 2010, Winner Tempo Stockholm 2011 and Grand Prize Pärnu Estonia 2011. 24

Andreas Koefoed Born 1979. Koefoed graduated as documentary director from The National Film School of Denmark in 2009 and in sociology from Copenhagen University in 2004. He has directed documentary films since 2001. His films 12 notes down and Albert's Winter have won awards at numerous festivals including Silverdocs, Full Frame, Sheffield DocFest and Cph:dox and Albert’s Winter was nominated for The Cinema Eye Honors for Best Short Documentary in 2010.


ND NORDIC DOCUMENTARY FILM COMPETITION ND 13 SUNDAY 25/9 10.00 BIOCITY 6 & TUESDAY 27/9 12.00 BIOCITY 9

ND 14 SUNDAY 25/9 14.00 BIOCITY 9 & MONDAY 26/9 10.00 BIOCITY 6

SOLACE

SHE'S BLONDE LIKE ME

35MM, 68', NORWAY, 2011

Thousands of European women went to the Eastern Front as nurses for the German Red Cross during World War II. Many returned traumatized and were socially condemned. In Norway they were imprisoned. Six women silenced by the war start talking as they approach the end of their lives.

Director Hilde Kristin Kjøs & Karoline Grindaker Producer Hilde Kristin Kjøs Screenwriter Karoline Grindaker and Hilde K. Kjøs Cinematographer Hilde K. Kjøs Editor Robert V. Stengård Sound Hilde K. Kjøs Music John Erik Kaada

HDCAM, 89', SWEDEN/ITALY, 2011

Fia-Stina and Alexandra are to give a performance at the Venice Biennale in the shape of an interview. Alexandra, in character as Julie, will answer questions regarding Fia-Stina's upcoming feature film – a contemporary take on August Strindberg's play Miss Julie. The film is Alexandra's audition and a complex multi-layered take on character identity, authenticity, role playing power within the arts and media.

Director Fia-Stina Sandlund Producer Marius Dybwad Brandrud & Fia-Stina Sandlund Screenwriter Fia-Stina Sandlund Cinematographer Marius Dybwad Brandrud Editor Marius Dybwad Brandrud Sound Claes Lundberg

Production Company Mica Film, Hilde Kristin Kjøs Distribution/Sales & Festivals Mica Film Kapellveien 51A, N-0487 Oslo Tel +47 2222 6225 post@micafilm.no

Karoline Grindaker Born 1974. Grindaker has a BA in Psychology and Film Studies from the Surrey Institute of Art & Design. She is co-director of the award-winning documentary Harvesting the Wasteland, screened at Nordic Panorama 2008 and at several other international film festivals. Hilde K. Kjøs Born 1974. Kjøs has a degree in History of Art from the University of Oslo and a BA in Photography & Imaging from Manchester Metropolitan University. Kjøs is codirector and co-cinematographer of Harvesting the Wasteland. Together Kjøs and Grindaker run Mica Film and Solace is the first film they produced.

Production Company Negoks (Skogen) Produktion HB, Marius Dybwad Brandrud Negoks (Skogen) Produktion HB, Fia-Stina Sandlund Distribution/Sales & Festivals Negoks (Skogen) Produktion HB Havregatan 8, S-118 59 Stockholm Tel +46 707 223 613 mariusedb@gmail.com

Fia-Stina Sandlund Born 1973. Sandlund is a Swedish artist based in Stockholm and New York, working at the intersection of journalism, social activism and “re-enaction” as a form of history writing. She was educated at the Academy of Photography and Film in Gothenburg and Konstfack in Stockholm. She’s Blonde Like Me is her first full-length documentary and #1 in a trilogy based on August Strindberg’s play Miss Julie. 25


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NORDIC SHORT FILM COMPETITION NS NS 1 FRIDAY 23/9 21.00 BIOCITY 9 & SUNDAY 25/9 14.00 BIOCITY 6

NS 1 FRIDAY 23/9 21.00 BIOCITY 9 & SUNDAY 25/9 14.00 BIOCITY 6

TREES AND SUCH/PUITA JA SEMMOSIA

CAN YOU TALK?/KAN DU SNAKKE?

DIGIBETA PAL, 12’, FINLAND, 2011

DIGIBETA PAL, 15’, NORWAY, 2011

A man living in a gray city realizes there is something missing in his life. A short film about finding happiness in a world estranged from nature.

While jogging in a park, Morten sees his wife attacked by a strange man. When he reacts, he's immediately back at the beginning of the incident and everything restarts. He realizes he's in a loop, caught in a dream he can't escape.

Director Markus Lehmusruusu Producer Elina Pohjola Screenwriter Aino Lappalainen, Markus Lehmusruusu Cinematographer Pietari Peltola Editor Nina Ijäs Sound Jyri Pirinen Music Lauri Wuolio

Director Mirko Stopar Producer Helen Brislow & Christian Fredrik Martin Screenwriter Mirko Stopar Cinematographer Øystein Mamen Editor Veslemøy Blokhus Langvik Sound Svenn Jakobsen

Production Company Aalto University, School of Art and Design, Elina Pohjola

Production Company Friland AS, Helen Brislow Friland AS, Christian Fredrik Martin

Distribution/Sales & Festivals Aalto University, School of Art and Design Hämeentie 135 C, SF-00560 Helsinki Tel +358 9 756 31 Fax +358 9 7563 0223 info@taik.fi www.taik.fi

Distribution/Sales & Festivals Norwegian Film Institute P.O. Box 482, Sentrum N-0105 Oslo Tel +47 2247 4500 Fax +47 2247 4597 int@nfi.no www.nfi.no

Markus Lehmusruusu Born 1983. Lehmusruusu composes music and is studying film directing at the ELO Helsinki Film School. 28

Mirko Stopar Born 1974. Stopar is from Argentina and has been based in Oslo since 2001. After completing film studies in Buenos Aires, he worked as writer and director in TV, short films and advertizing. His previous shorts include the award-winning The Great Indoors. Currently, he is preparing his first feature project.


NS NORDIC SHORT FILM COMPETITION NS 1 FRIDAY 23/9 21.00 BIOCITY 9 & SUNDAY 25/9 14.00 BIOCITY 6

NS 1 FRIDAY 23/9 21.00 BIOCITY 9 & SUNDAY 25/9 14.00 BIOCITY 6

LAS PALMAS

COLD/KJØTTSÅR

35MM, 13’, SWEDEN, 2011

35MM, 11’, NORWAY, 2010

A middle-aged lady on a holiday in the sun tries to make new friends and have a good time. Her role is played by a one-yearold girl, with string puppets making up the rest of the cast.

About 13-year-old Jon, winter, falling in love and losing love, and the nausea of a party the day after. And about falling snow.

Director Johannes Nyholm Producer Johannes Nyholm Screenwriter Johannes Nyholm Cinematographer Johannes Nyholm Editor Johannes Nyholm Sound Johannes Nyholm Music Goyo Ramos, Björn Olsson Cast Helmi Hellrand Nyholm

Director Lisa Marie Gamlem Producer Bendik Heggen Strønstad Screenwriter Jørn Kurt Bergo Cinematographer Cecilie Semec Editor Arild Tryggestad Sound Thomas Angell Endresen, Renate Bakke Music Nicholas Sillitoe Cast Kjetil Kvarmestøl, Rebekka Bråten, Kristoffer Bøe Geitle, Nils Johnson Production Company Yesbox Productions, Bendik Heggen Strønstad

Production Company Joclo, Johannes Nyholm Distribution/Sales Joclo Toppsegelsgatan 9, S-414 61 Göteborg Tel +46 3142 3560 mail@johannesnyholm.se www.johannesnyholm.se Festival Distribution The Swedish Film Institute Att: Andreas Fock, P.O. Box 27126, S-102 52 Stockholm Tel +46 8 665 1136 Fax +46 8661 1820 andreas.fock@sfi.se www.sfi.se

Distribution/Sales Yesbox Productions Mediabygget, Bergenhus 13, N-5003 Bergen Tel +47 9962 5756 bendik@yesbox.no www.yesbox.no Festival Distribution Norwegian Film Institute Att: Toril Simonsen, P.O. Box 482, Sentrum N-0105 Oslo Tel +47 2247 4574 Fax +47 2247 4597 ts@nfi.no www.nfi.no

Prizes Startsladden + Audience Award/2011/Göteborg IFF

Johannes Nyholm Born 1974. Nyholm is an artist and film director based in Gothenburg, Sweden. He runs the production company Joclo.

Lisa Marie Gamlem Born 1975. Gamlem studied fiction directing at the Norwegian Film School from 2001 to 2004. She has directed several drama series, short films and documentaries screened all over the world. Her drama series Ping Pong was nominated for the International Emmy Awards in 2008. Currently, she is working on her first full length feature film. 29


NORDIC SHORT FILM COMPETITION NS NS 1 FRIDAY 23/9 21.00 BIOCITY 9 & SUNDAY 25/9 14.00 BIOCITY 6

NS 1 FRIDAY 23/9 21.00 BIOCITY 9 & SUNDAY 25/9 14.00 BIOCITY 6

HEAVY HEADS

KILLING THE CHICKENS TO SCARE THE MONKEYS

35MM, 8’, DENMARK, 2010

35MM, 24’, SWEDEN, 2011

In a grey kitchen Monika lives a solitary life, to the sounds of a dripping water tap and a buzzing housefly. Monika is seducing the housefly, when a sad stranger suddenly surprises her by entering the wrong door. A minimalistic black comedy about loneliness and solitude.

The title refers to the Chinese government policy of executing dissidents to deter others. Played out in a grey scale between black and white, coincidences in nine powerful scenes have unforeseen consequences for a young woman.

Director Helena Frank Producer Elisabeth Victoria Poulsen Screenwriter Helena Frank Editor Jakob Juul Toldam Animation Mikkel Aabenhuus Sørensen, Anders Friis Christiansen, Jonas Mølgaard Jensen, Thomas Hinnerup Grønlund, Peter Lopes, Louise Bergholt Sørensen Sound Martin Dirkov Music Martin Dirkov Cast Sira Stampe, Martin Dirkov

Director Jens Assur Producer Jens Assur Screenwriter Jens Assur Cinematographer Marek Wieser Editor Fredrik Morheden, Åsa Mossberg Sound Wille Peterson-Berger Production Company Studio Jens Assur, Jens Assur

Production Company The National Film School of Denmark, Elisabeth Victoria Poulsen

Distribution/Sales Studio Jens Assur Eastmansvägen 12, S-113 61 Stockholm Tel +46 708 111 145 info@studiojensassur.com www.studiojensassur.com

Distribution/Sales & Festivals The National Film School of Denmark Theodor Christensens Plads 1, DK-1437 Copenhagen K Tel +45 3268 6400 Fax +45 3268 6410 infoz@filmskolen.dk www.filmskolen.dk

Festival Distribution The Swedish Film Institute Att: Andreas Fock, P.O. Box 27126, S-102 52 Stockholm Tel +46 8 665 1136 Fax +46 8661 1820 andreas.fock@sfi.se www.sfi.se

Prizes 2010 / Odense International Film Festival – Helena Frank receives the Talent Award for Best New Danish Talent 2010

Helena Frank Born 1981. Frank graduated as director from the National Film School of Denmark in 2010. She was awarded Best New Danish Animation Talent 2010, and her graduation film Heavy Heads was selected for the Berlinale Shorts 2011. 30

Jens Assur Born 1970. Assur worked for many years as a professional and acclaimed photographer. In 2006 he wrote and directed his debut as a filmmaker, The Last Dog in Rwanda. Drawing on the director’s experiences as a war photographer, the film won numerous international awards including the Grand Prix at Clermont-Ferrand and Best Film at Tribeca Film Festival, as well as prizes at Sydney and the Rome Film Festival, among others. Assur lives and works in Stockholm and Los Angeles.


NS NORDIC SHORT FILM COMPETITION NS 2 SATURDAY 24/9 10.00 BIOCITY 6 & MONDAY 26/9 21.00 BIOCITY 9

NS 2 SATURDAY 24/9 10.00 BIOCITY 6 & MONDAY 26/9 21.00 BIOCITY 9

JENNY

THE LAST NORWEGIAN TROLL/ DET SISTE NORSKE TROLLET

35MM, 15’, NORWAY, 2010

35MM, 13’, NORWAY, 2010

Fourteen-year-old Jenny attends Secondary School in an Oslo suburb. She is lonely and unhappy. An outsider, she observes the Game between boys and girls, an almost animal-like merrygo-round that Jenny never gets to be part of.

In the old days, Norway use to be a safe haven for Trolls, but not anymore. One day, three young goats decide to get rid of an old Troll who lives under a bridge. Little do they know that he is the last survivor of his species, the very last Troll of Norway.

Director Ingvild Søderlind Producer Frode Søbstad Screenwriter Ingvild Søderlind Cinematographer Jakob Ingimundarson Editor Pål Gengenbach Sound Svenn Jakobsen

Director Pjotr Sapegin Producer Gry Nøstdahl Screenwriter Pjotr Sapegin Cinematographer Janne Hansen Editor Inge-Lise Langfeldt Sound Alexander Thörnqvist

Production Company Mediamente, Frode Søbstad

Production Company Pravda, Gry Nøstdahl

Distribution/Sales & Festivals Norwegian Film Institute Att: Toril Simonsen, P.O. Box 482, Sentrum N-0105 Oslo Tel +47 2247 4574 Fax +47 2247 4597 ts@nfi.no www.nfi.no

Distribution/Sales & Festivals Norwegian Film Institute Att: Toril Simonsen, P.O. Box 482, Sentrum N-0105 Oslo Tel +47 2247 4574 Fax +47 2247 4597 ts@nfi.no www.nfi.no

Ingvild Søderlind Born 1975. Ingvild Søderlind was educated at Napier University in Scotland. She has directed several short films and documentaries. Her latest short film Jenny had its international premiere at the Berlinale 2011, and has won prizes at film festivals worldwide.

Pjotr Sapegin Born 1955. Sapegin is a Norwegian filmmaker born in the USSR. He was educated at Stanislawsky Theater Academy. Sapegin immigrated to Norway in 1990, where he made his first animation film in 1991 and received his first award in 1995. Today he is the author of 20 Independent short films, has won over 100 awards and works in Oslo at Kinopravda AS. The Last Norwegian Troll is his most recent production. 31


NORDIC SHORT FILM COMPETITION NS NS 2 SATURDAY 24/9 10.00 BIOCITY 6 & MONDAY 26/9 21.00 BIOCITY 9

NS 2 SATURDAY 24/9 10.00 BIOCITY 6 & MONDAY 26/9 21.00 BIOCITY 9

BOGLAND/MYRLANDET

VENUS

35MM, 15’, SWEDEN, 2011

35MM, 8’, DENMARK, 2010

Why are Arctic brambles so much more valuable than cloudberries and why did Sápmi (Sami) men lie naked in swamps in the old days? How would one react to a mock execution and what exactly is anxiety hysteria? Two rootless girls investigate their Sápmi roots.

Caroline and Rasmus are in a mess. They have not had sex for four months. To Caroline's great dismay, Rasmus believes the answer is to be found at the local swingers' club. An erotic comedy about rediscovering one another and finding the spark where you last expect it.

Director Jonas Selberg Augustsén Producer Freddy Olsson Screenwriter Jonas Selberg Augustsén Cinematographer Harry Tuvanen Editor Alberto Herskovits Sound Jan Alvermark Music Esbjörn Svenssons Trio (courtesy of ACT Music), Jean Sibelius (courtesy of Naxos) Cast Patricia Fjellgren, Inga-Elisa Påve, Maj-Doris Rimpi, Paul Ol Jona Utsi, Ohnyute Charles, Per-Josef Idivouma, Pavva Pittja

Director Tor Fruergaard Producer Senia Dremstrup Screenwriter Sissel Dalsgaard Thomsen Cinematographer Sturla Grøvlen Editor Rebekka Lønqvist Rønning Animation Rie Nymand, Lars Kristian Sunde, Tue Toft Sørensen, Astrid Lauridsen, Charlotte Worsaae Sound Jess Wolfsberg Music Nicklas Schmidt Cast Pilou Asbæk, Laura Bach, Margrethe Koytu, Kitt Maiken Mortensen, Bo Carlsson

Production Company Bokomotiv Filmproduktion AB, Freddy Olsson Distribution/Sales Bokomotiv Filmproduktion AB Hantverkargatan 44, S-112 21 Stockholm Tel +46 8 194 999 Fax +46 8 652 9720 bokomotiv@bokomotiv.se www.bokomotiv.se Festival Distribution The Swedish Film Institute Att: Andreas Fock, P.O. Box 27126, S-102 52 Stockholm Tel +46 8 665 1136 Fax +46 8661 1820 andreas.fock@sfi.se www.sfi.se

Jonas Selberg Augustsèn Born 1974. Augustsèn graduated from the School of Film Directing at Gothenburg University in 2003. The Tree Lover was Augustsèn’s feature debut. In 2010 Autumn Man won the Best Novella Film Prize at the Gothenburg International Film Festival. 32

Production Company The National Film School of Denmark, Senia Dremstrup Distribution/Sales & Festivals The National Film School of Denmark Theodor Christensens Plads 1, DK-1437 Copenhagen K Tel +45 3268 6400 Fax +45 3268 6410 infoz@filmskolen.dk www.filmskolen.dk Prizes 2010: Odense – Talent Prize for Tor Fruergaard

Tor Fruergaard Born 1980. Fruergaard was educated as Animation Director at The National Film School of Denmark in 2010. His graduation film Venus has been selected for festivals around the world, including Annecy 2011, Los Angeles Film Festival 2011 and Chicago International Film Festival 2011. Fruergaard won the Animation Talent Award at the Odense Film Festival last year.


NS NORDIC SHORT FILM COMPETITION NS 2 SATURDAY 24/9 10.00 BIOCITY 6 & MONDAY 26/9 21.00 BIOCITY 9

NS 3 SATURDAY 24/9 16.00 BIOCITY 6 & MONDAY 26/9 19.00 BIOCITY 9

THE UNLIVING/ÅTERFÖDELSEN

NO SEX JUST UNDERSTAND

35MM, 28’, SWEDEN, 2011

DIGIBETA, 15’, SWEDEN/NORWAY, 2011

Thirty years after a zombie outbreak, people have started taming zombies and using them as cheap labor. A young couple, Katrine and Mark, struggle with the dirty, tedious job of zombie catching, bloody lobotomy experiments — and with a relationship on the verge of falling apart.

One night, three strangers are talking at a bar. About children, Thailand and what different kind of fish are called in Latin.

Director Hugo Lilja Producer Bonnie Skoog Feeney Screenwriter Hugo Lilja Cinematographer Benjam Orre Editor Rickard Krantz, Max Arehn Sound Johanna Printz Music Sebastian Lakatos Cast Jonatan Rodriguez, Emelie Jonsson, Anna Uddenberg, Anneli Martini, Albin Grenholm Production Company Dramatiska Institutet, Bonnie Skoog Feeney Distribution/Sales Coproduction Office 24 rue Lamartine, F-75009 Paris Tel +33 1 5602 6000 Fax +33 1 5602 6001 info@coproductionoffice.eu www.coproductionoffice.eu

Director Mariken Halle Producer Mariken Halle Screenwriter Mariken Halle Cinematographer Clara Bodén Editor Mariken Halle (co-editor: Clara Bodén) Sound Rasmus Persson Music Otto Hargne Cast Ylva Gallon, Jan Coster, Leif Edlund Production Company Mariken Halle, Mariken Halle Distribution/Sales & Festivals Vapen och Dramatik AS Darresgate 20, N-0175 Oslo Tel +47 9268 2527 vapenochdramatik@gmail.com www.vapenochdramatik.com

Festival Distribution The Swedish Film Institute Att: Andreas Fock, P.O. Box 27126, S-102 52 Stockholm Tel +46 8 665 1136 Fax +46 8661 1820 andreas.fock@sfi.se www.sfi.se Prizes EFA Nomination Award/2011/Berlinale

Hugo Lilja Born 1979. Lilja studied Cognitive Science at Umeå University. He founded a production company in Malmö and directed several short films before studying film directing at University College of Film, Radio, Television and Theatre in Stockholm. Lilja has also directed commercials and an interactive web-series for FOX. His graduation film The Unliving won the 1km Film Award at the Stockholm Film Festival in 2010 and as well as an EFA nomination at Berlinale Shorts in 2011. Lilja is currently developing two feature films.

Mariken Halle Born 1982. Halle was educated at the Film School of Gothenburg where she met her working partner Clara Bodén. With Ronja Svenning Berge, they run the production company Vapen och Dramatik. 33


NORDIC SHORT FILM COMPETITION NS NS 3 SATURDAY 24/9 16.00 BIOCITY 6 & MONDAY 26/9 19.00 BIOCITY 9

NS 3 SATURDAY 24/9 16.00 BIOCITY 6 & MONDAY 26/9 19.00 BIOCITY 9

BABY BIRD, UNBORN/MINNI MATTAR

PEACEFORCE

DIGIBETA PAL, 10’, ICELAND, 2011

35MM, 19’, DENMARK, 2010

A film about dreaming and escaping to a place where abilities are unlimited. About flying, for example.

In the near future, in a world where capitalism has run its course, young Peaceforce officer Daniel meets Jesper, a prominent local citizen. Jesper claims that an elephant is running amok in the city, killing people.

Director Katrin Olafsdóttir Producer Hlín Jóhannesdóttir Screenwriter Katrin Olafsdottir Cinematographer Arnar Thorisson Editor Georges Cregg Sound Nicholas Liebing Cast Alex Brendemuhl, Erna Omarsdottir, Floki Molina Production Company Zik Zak Filmworks, Hlín Jóhannesdóttir Distribution/Sales Zik Zak Filmworks Fiskiskóld 45, IS-101 Reykjavik Tel +354 511 2019 Fax +354 511 3019 zikzak@zikzak.is www.zikzak.is Festival Distribution Icelandic Film Centre Att: Christof Wehmeier, Hverfisgata 54, IS-101 Reykjavik Tel +354 562 3580 Fax +354 562 7171 christof@icelandicfilmcentre.is www.icelandicfilmcentre.is

Director Peter Gornstein Producer Beatrice von Schwerin & Jonas Allen & Peter Bose Screenwriter David Sandreuter Cinematographer Jacob Viit Kusk Editor Nikolaj Monberg Sound Rune Klausen Music Vagn Luv & Kristor Brødsgaard Cast Cyron Meliville, Henning Jensen, Søren Poppel, Anders Hove, André Babikian & Silja Byske Production Company Miso Film ApS, Beatrice von Schwerin Miso Film ApS, Jonas Allen Miso Film ApS, Peter Bose Distribution/Sales Miso Film ApS Frederiksholms Kanal 18 B, DK-1220 Copenhagen Tel +45 3333 7337 Fax +45 3333 7338 allen@misofilm.dk www.misofilm.dk Festival Distribution Danish Film Institute Att: International Relations/Shorts & Documentaries Gothersgade 55, DK-1123 Copenhagen K Tel +45 3374 3400 Fax +45 3374 3401 dfi@dfi.dk www.dfi.dk Prizes Canal + International Prize/Clermont-Ferrand

Katrin Olafsdottir Born 1970. Olafsdottir is educated as a dancer/choreographer and film director. She has directed and produced a number of short films and does performances, installations and photographic work. She recently completed the filming of her first feature. 34

Peter Gornstein Born 1971. Gornstein has a Master of Fine Arts Degree (MFA) in film directing from the American Film Institute. He graduated from CCA (California College of the Arts) with a BA in illustration. Gornstein's latest short film Peaceforce won the Canal+ prix at Clermont-Ferrand and is currently in the official selection at a number of international film festivals around the world.


NS NORDIC SHORT FILM COMPETITION NS 3 SATURDAY 24/9 16.00 BIOCITY 6 & MONDAY 26/9 19.00 BIOCITY 9

NS 3 SATURDAY 24/9 16.00 BIOCITY 6 & MONDAY 26/9 19.00 BIOCITY 9

THE TONGUELING/KIELITIETTYNI

AS YOU READ THIS/NÅR DU LESER DETTE

DIGIBETA, 4’, FINLAND, 2010

35MM, 35’, NORWAY, 2010

Wooden knocks are echoing in a frozen landscape as a lonesome man searches for a tongueling of his own.

We watch the last three days of Eva's life through an almost static camera, inside her apartment.

Director Elli Vuorinen Producer Eija Saarinen Screenwriter Elli Vuorinen Cinematographer Elli Vuorinen Editor Elli Vuorinen Animation Elli Vuorinen Sound Elli Vuorinen Music Jani Lehto Cast JP Saari, Elli Vuorinen

Director Jannicke Låker Producer Helga Fjordholm ScreenwriterJannicke Låker Cinematographer Hilde Malme Editor Jannicke Låker Sound Erik Ljunggren

Production Company Turku Arts Academy, Eija Saarinen Distribution/Sales & Festivals Some Like it Short, S. L. Apdo. de Correos 295, E-46183 La Eliana - Valencia info@somelikeitshort.com www.somelikeitshort.com

Production Company Fjordholm filmproduksjon, Helga Fjordholm Distribution/Sales & Festivals Norwegian Film Institute Att: Toril Simonsen, P.O. Box 482, Sentrum N-0105 Oslo Tel +47 2247 4574 Fax +47 2247 4597 ts@nfi.no www.nfi.no

Prizes Tricky Women Award of the City of Vienna, AustriaBest Student Animation, Anifest 2011, Czech Republic Special Prize, Tampere Film Festival 2011, FinlandPrize of the Youth

Elli Vuorinen Born 1985. Vuorinen graduated from the animation department at the Turku Arts Academy in 2010. Her first two films Benigni and The Tongueling have both won awards – The Tongueling with this year’s main prize at the Tricky Women Festival, Best Student Animation Award and the Special Prize at the Tampere Film Festival. At the moment Vuorinen is finishing her graduation film while working as a freelance illustrator in Finland.

Jannicke Låker Born 1968. In 1995 Låker started working with films as a student at the Academy of Fine Art in Trondheim. Her work explores the vulnerability of human beings in relation to their surroundings. Serious themes such as racism, physical violence, sexual violation, humiliation and power games between people are exposed in burlesque, comedic ways. 35


NORDIC SHORT FILM COMPETITION NS NS 4 SATURDAY 24/9 19.00 BIOCITY 6 & MONDAY 26/9 14.00 BIOCITY 9

NS 4 SATURDAY 24/9 19.00 BIOCITY 6 & MONDAY 26/9 14.00 BIOCITY 9

ANTI-REPRODUCTIVE MATING RITUAL

UTOPIA/GÓÐUR STAÐUR

BLU-RAY, 6’, NORWAY, 2010

HDCAM, 13’, ICELAND, 2011

Two young boys perform a ritual on skateboards in frostbitten Tromsø, North of Norway.

A student has a temporary job in a remote home for the disabled. He discovers strange working procedures in which democracy seems to be threatened.

Director Vebjørn Guttormsgaard Møllberg Producer Vebjørn Guttormsgaard Møllberg Screenwriter Vebjørn Guttormsgaard Møllberg Cinematographer Nicolina Faust Editor Vebjørn Guttormsgaard Møllberg Sound Jørn Tore Egseth Production Company Vebjørn Guttormsgaard Møllberg Distribution/Sales & Festivals Vebjørn Guttormsgaard Møllberg St. Halvardsgate 59, N-0657 Oslo Tel +47 9577 6087 vebgut@gmail.com

Director Lars Emil Árnason Producer Lars Emil Árnason & Julius Kemp Screenwriter Lars Emil Árnason Cinematographer Jóhann Jóhannsson Editor Eyrún Helga Guðmundsdóttir, Lars Emil Árnason Sound Birgir Tryggvason Cast Snorri Engilberts, Magnús Ólafsson Production Company The Icelandic Film Company, Lars Emil Árnason The Icelandic Film Company, Julius Kemp Distribution/Sales The Icelandic Film Company Bankastraeti 11, IS-101 Reykjavik Tel +354 562 4615 ingvar@kisi.is www.kisi.is Festival Distribution Icelandic Film Centre Att: Christof Wehmeier, Hverfisgata 54, IS-101 Reykjavik Tel +354 562 3580 Fax +354 562 7171 christof@icelandicfilmcentre.is www.icelandicfilmcentre.is

Vebjørn Guttormsgaard Møllberg Born 1984. Guttormsgaard Møllberg was educated at the Nordland Art and Film School and Tromsø Academy of Contemporary Art. He lives and works in Oslo as an artist and musician. 36

Lars Emil Árnason Born 1962. Árnason studied art and art history in Iceland, Holland and Germany.


NS NORDIC SHORT FILM COMPETITION NS 4 SATURDAY 24/9 19.00 BIOCITY 6 & MONDAY 26/9 14.00 BIOCITY 9

NS 4 SATURDAY 24/9 19.00 BIOCITY 6 & MONDAY 26/9 14.00 BIOCITY 9

THE GREAT MISTAKE

BALD GUY/SKALLAMANN

HDCAM, 21’, DENMARK, 2011

DIGIBETA, 12’, NORWAY, 2011

A fading Sicilian gangster family sends its best hit-man to settle an old score with someone who has evaded them for thirty years. Their prey, Giuseppe Baldini, has been spotted in Venice. Why is he so important? And how good is the family's very best hit-man at the end of the day?

A vital musical about being who you are and loving whomever you want.

Director Anders Berthelsen Producer Ellen Riis Screenwriter Rune Christensen, Anders Berthelsen and Dylan Sisson Editor Anders Berthelsen Animation Peter Smith, Jeanette Nørgaard, Mette Ilene Holmriis, Jannick Aarup Grool, Jouko Keskitalo, Ercan Bozdogan Sound Brian Dyrby Music Søren Bigum Cast Lawrence Marvit, Peter Glaser, Mark White, Rune Christensen Production Company JA Film, Ellen Riis

Director Maria Bock Producer Tomas Evjen Screenwriter Maria Bock, Lars Jacobsen Cinematographer Marianne Bakke Editor Ida Kolstø Sound Tor Vadseth Production Company Fiksjonsforsyninga AS, Tomas Evjen Distribution/Sales & Festivals Norwegian Film Institute P.O. Box 482, Sentrum N-0105 Oslo Tel +47 2247 4500 Fax +47 2247 4597 int@nfi.no www.nfi.no

Distribution/Sales & Festivals JA Film Klosterport 4E, 3., DK-8000 Aarhus C Tel +45 7026 0270 mail@jafilm.dk www.jafilm.dk

Anders Berthelsen Born 1974. Graduated from The Animation Workshop in 1999. He is the co-owner of the animation studio Ja Film, founded in 2001. Ja Film has over the years produced a number of short films, including the awardwinning animated short Down the Road.

Maria Bock Born 1978. Bock graduated as a musical artist from Bårdar Musical Artist School in 2000 and as an actress from the Oslo National Academy of The Arts in 2004. Since then she has been working as an actress, musical artist, scriptwriter and director. In 2008, she was nominated for the National Film Award Amanda for “Best actress in a leading role" for her part in Summers Past. She lives and works in Oslo, Norway. 37


NORDIC SHORT FILM COMPETITION NS NS 4 SATURDAY 24/9 19.00 BIOCITY 6 & MONDAY 26/9 14.00 BIOCITY 9

NS 5 SATURDAY 24/9 21.00 BIOCITY 6 & MONDAY 26/9 10.00 BIOCITY 9

THE TWIN/TVILLINGEN

A FINNISH FABLE 2011

HDCAM, 29’, SWEDEN, 2011

DIGIBETA, 6’, FINLAND, 2011

Gustav is a hard-working architect and a passionate free-diver. He practices holding his breath all the time: in his car, at work and even while sleeping. The resulting hissing noise keeps his girlfriend awake. He consults a doctor, who discovers something strange in Gustav's throat.

Snapshots of the life of a mannequin in the countryside.

Director Gustav Danielsson Producer Gustav Danielsson Screenwriter Gustav Danielsson Cinematographer Jesper Klevenås Editor Gustav Danielsson, Stefan Sundlöf Sound Felix Aneer, Jan Alvemark, Owe Svensson Music Felix Aneer Cast Oskar Danielsson-Fängström, Gustav Danielsson Production Company GDBP, Gustav Danielsson Distribution/Sales GDBP Helgagatan 36:D, S-118 58 Stockholm Tel + 46 709 698 008 gdanielsson@hotmail.com

Director Niina Suominen Producer Niina Suominen Screenwriter Niina Suominen Cinematographer Niina Suominen Editor Niina Suominen Animation Niina Suominen Sound Svante Colérus Production Company AV-arkki, Niina Suominen Distribution/Sales & Festivals AV-arkki Tallberginkatu 1 E, 76 SF-00180 Helsinki Tel +358 9694 4089 Fax +358 9694 4187 av-arkki@av-arkki.fi www.av-arkki.fi

Festival Distribution The Swedish Film Institute Att: Andreas Fock, P.O. Box 27126, S-102 52 Stockholm Tel +46 8 665 1136 Fax +46 8661 1820 andreas.fock@sfi.se www.sfi.se

Gustav Danielsson Born 1975. Danielsson works primarily as a cinematographer and his works include Roy Andersson’s most recent award-winning feature film You, the Living. The film premiered in the Certain Regard section at Cannes in 2007. In 2008, Danielsson made the short documentary Portrait of a Reluctant Gentleman which received considerable attention for its experimental and visual style. The Twin is his feature film debut. 38

Niina Suominen Born 1973. Suominen graduated from the Arts Academy at Turku in 2004. She works as a film director and media artist, using animation techniques. Her works have been shown widely at festivals both in Finland and abroad. Recently her work I Call Myself Sane won the 1st prize at the Videoformes Festival in Clermont-Ferrand.


NS NORDIC SHORT FILM COMPETITION NS 5 SATURDAY 24/9 21.00 BIOCITY 6 & MONDAY 26/9 10.00 BIOCITY 9

NS 5 SATURDAY 24/9 21.00 BIOCITY 6 & MONDAY 26/9 10.00 BIOCITY 9

DEAR LISA/KJÆRE LISA

COME TO HARM/SKAÐI

DIGIBETA PAL, 10’, NORWAY, 2011

HDCAM, 18’, ICELAND, 2010

The highlights of Lisa's life illustrated through speeches at formal occasions like her confirmation, her 30th birthday and her funeral.

Stefan's life has descended into turmoil. When he senses an intruder in his home, panic quickly turns to grim determination.

Director Charlotte Blom Producer Gudrun Austli Screenwriter Charlotte Blom Cinematographer Øystein Mamen Editor Zaklina Stojcevska Sound Gunn Tove Grønsberg

Director Borkur Sigthorsson Producer Sindri P Kjartansson & Borkur Sigthorsson Screenwriter Borkur Sigthorsson Cinematographer G. Magni Agustsson Editor Thomas Lindsay Sound Gunnar Óskarsson Music Daniel Bjarnason Cast Bjorn Thors, Gisli Bjorn Runarsson, Thrudur Vilhjalmsdottir

Production Company Motlys AS, Gudrun Austli Distribution/Sales & Festivals Norwegian Film Institute Att: Toril Simonsen, P.O. Box 482, Sentrum N-0105 Oslo Tel +47 2247 4574 Fax +47 2247 4597 ts@nfi.no www.nfi.no

Charlotte Blom Born 1972. Blom was educated as a photographer at the Edinburgh College of Arts. She has directed a number of short films.

Production Company B Pictures Ltd, Sindri P Kjartansson Republik Film Productions B Pictures Ltd, Borkur Sigthorsson Distribution/Sales & Festivals Republik Film Productions Seljavegur 2, IS-101 Reykjavik Tel +354 445 5555 Fax +354 445 5556 sn@republik.is www.republik.is

Borkur Sigthorsson Born 1978. Sigthorsson is a filmmaker and photographer, based in London where he has been working in the international music/fashion/commercial industries since 2004. Come to Harm is his second short film. 39


NORDIC SHORT FILM COMPETITION NS NS 5 SATURDAY 24/9 21.00 BIOCITY 6 & MONDAY 26/9 10.00 BIOCITY 9

NS 5 SATURDAY 24/9 21.00 BIOCITY 6 & MONDAY 26/9 10.00 BIOCITY 9

BIRD HIGH UP/FÅGEL DÄRUPPE

OUT OF ERASERS/SUDD

HDCAM, 3’, SWEDEN, 2011

35MM, 15’, SWEDEN/DENMARK, 2011

A bird is flying from left to right. Start doing that thing with your arms please.

A woman caught in a bizarre apocalypse of curlicues, paper and erasers.

Director Mårten Nilsson Producer Mårten Nilsson Screenwriter Mårten Nilsson Cinematographer Mårten Nilsson Editor Mårten Nilsson Sound Mårten Nilsson

Director Erik Rosenlund Producer Søren Fleng & Daniel Wirtberg Screenwriter Erik Rosenlund Cinematographer Jonas Rudström Editor Erik Rosenlund Animation Susanne Sturesson, Jan Rypke, Thomas-Bo Huusmann, Erik Rosenlund Sound Séamus Deivert Music Martin Willert Cast Frida Jansdotter, Björn Söderbäck

Production Company Gnufilm, Mårten Nilsson Distribution/Sales & Festivals Gnufilm Högbergsgatan 31c, S-116 20 Stockholm Tel +46 707 562 303 Fax +46 8668 2919 marten@gnufilm.se

Production Company Happy Flyfish, Søren Fleng Daemon Film, Daniel Wirtberg Distribution/Sales & Festivals Daemon Film Muraregatan 1A, S-652 28 Karlstad Tel +46 736 724 218 daniel@daemonfilm.se www.daemonfilm.se

Mårten Nilsson Born 1962. For the past twenty years Nilsson has been working as a cinematographer and director of short films. 40

Erik Rosenlund Born 1975. Rosenlund works as an animator and filmmaker. He debuted as an illustrator and a cartoonist in his teens and shortly thereafter got his first commercial job. Since turning his attention to filmmaking, he has written, directed, produced and animated six short films that have all garnered widespread international acclaim and distribution. He has been picked twice for competition at the Cannes Film Festival; with Spegelbarn, nominated for a Golden Palm in the official short film section in 2007, and Måste, one of seven competing short films in The Critics' Week in 2003. In 2009, he directed his first live action film Out of Erasers. It took one year of post-production work with animation, sound, and effects, to complete the film.


NS NORDIC SHORT FILM COMPETITION NS 5 SATURDAY 24/9 21.00 BIOCITY 6 & MONDAY 26/9 10.00 BIOCITY 9

NS 6 SUNDAY 25/9 21.00 BIOCITY 9 & TUESDAY 27/9 12.00 BIOCITY 6

TO ALL MY FRIENDS/TIL ALLE MINE VENNER

MAGMA

35MM, 29’, DENMARK, 2010

DIGIBETA PAL, 6’, FAROE ISLANDS, 2010

Mark and Sonny, two punks, are best friends who have always stuck together. The self-destructive Sonny doesn't mind their pointless life, but Mark wants something more. When Mark gets a chance to leave the suburbs, he finds himself in a dilemma. Should he leave, breaking up the friendship, or should he stay?

Magma is the first film in a greater series of experimental short films, The Cycle, that embrace and discover movement through camera. The films are shot in the extreme and wild landscapes of the remote Faroe Islands far up in the North Atlantic Ocean.

Director Behrouz Bigdeli Producer Joanna Zofia Bard Mikolajczyk Screenwriter Behrouz Bigdeli, Tommy Oksen Cinematographer Balthazar Hertel Editor Christian Einshøj Sound Jonas Andreas Jensen Music Nils Lassen, Joey Cape, Bad Astronaut, Satanic Surfers, A Wilhelm Scream, Lawrence Arms Cast Nikolai Dencker Schmidt, Morten Holst, Molly Egelind Blixt, Elliot Hove, Adam Rohweder, Aske Bang Production Company Nordisk Film Production A/S Super 16 Zentropa Productions2, Joanna Zofia Bard Mikolajczyk Distribution/Sales Super 16 c/o Nordisk Film, Mosedalvej 14, DK-2500 Valby Tel +45 3618 8200 Fax +45 3312 2532 info@super16.dk www.super16.dk

Director Marianna Mørkøre & Rannvá Káradóttir Producer Marianna Mørkøre & Rannvá Káradóttir Screenwriter Marianna Mørkøre & Rannvá Káradóttir Cinematographer Marianna Mørkøre & Rannvá Káradóttir Editor Marianna Mørkøre Sound Jens L. Thomsen Music Jens L. Thomsen Cast Armgarð Mortensen, Búi Rouch, Rakul Winther, Sadie S. V. Niclasen Crowd Ásvør Lognberg, Birita Ingadóttir, Bjørg Ellendersen, Diana H. Hansen, Elin Jacobsen, Elsa Production Company Rammatik, Marianna Mørkøre Rammatik, Rannvá Káradóttir Distribution/Sales & Festivals Rammatik Gerdisvegur 8, Hvitanes FO-110 Torshavn Tel +45 6089 1140 info.rammatik@gmail.com www.rammatik.blogspot.com

Festival Distribution Danish Film Institute Att: International Relations/Shorts & Documentaries Gothersgade 55, DK-1123 Copenhagen K Tel +45 3374 3400 Fax +45 3374 3401 dfi@dfi.dk www.dfi.dk

Marianna Mørkøre Born1978. Mørkøre began her career as a filmmaker while doing fashion studies in London. Driven by her curiosity, she challenges the traditional perception of moving images by creating visual narratives marked by an experimental approach and a personal voice.

Behrouz Bigdeli Born 1984. Bigdeli immigrated to Denmark from Iran at age 2. He attended the European Film College in Ebeltoft and moved to Copenhagen in 2007 to start at the alternative film school, Super 16, where he graduated in 2010.

Rannvá Káradóttir Born 1978. Káradóttir is a London-based artist and filmmaker. Since graduating from the London Contemporary Dance School she has emerged as a recognized performance director on screen. Káradóttir started to use the film medium early on, exploring dance in various contexts and cross-disciplinary works. 41


NORDIC SHORT FILM COMPETITION NS NS 6 SUNDAY 25/9 21.00 BIOCITY 9 & TUESDAY 27/9 12.00 BIOCITY 6

NS 6 SUNDAY 25/9 21.00 BIOCITY 9 & TUESDAY 27/9 12.00 BIOCITY 6

THE UNBORN IDENTITY/UFØDT

LARGO

DIGIBETA PAL, 13’, NORWAY, 2010

DIGIBETA PAL, 19’, FINLAND, 2010

An individual is waiting to be born. Every unborn individual must go through a prenatal process to install its characteristics. The problem is that the processing institution has only one employee. Will this unborn individual manage to be born?

A brittle story about a family that has lost its ability to communicate. Through the 17-year-old-daughter's eyes, we see the moment when her parents find the strength to begin to grieve.

Director Henrik Horgen Producer Henrik Horgen Screenwriter Henrik Horgen Cinematographer Alex Kokkinos, Jay Oza Editor Henrik Horgen Animation Henrik Horgen Sound Karan Shah Music Christer Carlsson Cast Jim High, Matthew Blood-Smyth Production Company Henrik Horgen Distribution/Sales Toril Simonsen Tel +47 2247 4574 Fax +47 2247 4597 ts@nfi.no www.nfi.no Festival Distribution Norwegian Film Institute Att: Toril Simonsen, P.O. Box 482, Sentrum N-0105 Oslo Tel +47 2247 4574 Fax +47 2247 4597 ts@nfi.no www.nfi.no

Henrik Horgen Born 1984. Horgen was educated at the Westerdals School of Communication and Prague Film School. The Unborn Identity is Horgen's first short film which so far has been screened at the Norwegian Short Film Festival and L.A. Comedy Shorts Festival. 42

Director Kimmo Leed Producer Tuomo Leino Screenwriter Kimmo Leed, Tuomo Leino, Jenni Kivelä Cinematographer JP Passi Editor Tuomo Leino Sound Pekka Karjalainen Music Tuomo Leino, Petri Nieminen Cast Misa Lommi, Sami Hiltunen, Kirsi Karlenius, Kalle Kettunen Production Company Leino Production, Tuomo Leino Distribution/Sales Leino Production Vislauskuja 13, SF-00520 Helsinki Tel +358 40 080 0489 tuomo@leinosuvinen.fi Festival Distribution The Finnish Film Foundation Att: Marja Pallassalo, Kanavakatu 12, FI-00160 Helsinki Tel +358 9 6220 3021 Fax +358 9 6220 3050 marja.pallassalo@ses.fi www.ses.fi

Kimmo Leed Born 1971. Leed is a freelance director and scriptwriter, who completed his studies in 1997 in Oulu, Finland. He has made short fiction films, documentaries as well as documentary series for the National Broadcasting Company, YLE. He also has experience in commercial and b-to-b films.


NS NORDIC SHORT FILM COMPETITION NS 6 SUNDAY 25/9 21.00 BIOCITY 9 & TUESDAY 27/9 12.00 BIOCITY 6

NS 6 SUNDAY 25/9 21.00 BIOCITY 9 & TUESDAY 27/9 12.00 BIOCITY 6

SCENE FROM A RELATIONSHIP: #2 /SCENE FRA ET PARFORHOLD: #2

ANIMALS FOR ANIMALS/ELÄIMIÄ ELÄIMILLE DIGIBETA PAL, 10’, FINLAND, 2011

DIGIBETA PAL, 10’, NORWAY, 2010

A film about asking questions one does not want to know the answer to.

A fragile saleswoman and a huge workman fall in love but their physical differences cause problems.

Director Glenn Erland Tosterud Producer Glenn Erland Tosterud Screenwriter Glenn Erland Tosterud Cinematographer Martin Hogsnes Solvang Editor Morten Rørvig Sound Andreas Revheim

Director Tatu Pohjavirta & Mark Ståhle Producer Jyrki Kaipainen Screenwriter Tatu Pohjavirta, Mark Ståhle Cinematographer Tatu Pohjavirta, Mark Ståhle Editor Tatu Pohjavirta, Mark Ståhle Animation Tatu Pohjavirta, Mark Ståhle Sound Salla Hämäläinen Music Petri Mattila

Production Company Revolt Film AS, Glenn Erland Tosterud Distribution/Sales Revolt Film AS Thorvald Meyersgate 36, N-0555 Oslo Tel +47 4693 2489 glenn_erland@hotmail.com Festival Distribution Norwegian Film Institute Att: Toril Simonsen, P.O. Box 482, Sentrum N-0105 Oslo Tel +47 2247 4574 Fax +47 2247 4597 ts@nfi.no www.nfi.no

Glenn Erland Tosterud Born 1981. Tosterud is a self-taught director and actor. He was nominated for the National Film Award Amanda for Best Short in 2010. He also had one of the leading roles in the feature The Troll Hunter later that year.

Production Company Camera Cagliostro, Jyrki Kaipainen Distribution/Sales Camera Cagliostro Pyynikintie 25, SF-33230 Tampere Tel +358 4 1434 4399 Fax +358 4 1434 4399 jyrki@cameracagliostro.fi www.cameracagliostro.fi Festival Distribution The Finnish Film Foundation Att: Marja Pallassalo, Kanavakatu 12, FI-00160 Helsinki Tel +358 9 6220 3021 Fax +358 9 6220 3050 marja.pallassalo@ses.fi www.ses.fi

Mark Ståhle Born 1971. Ståhle studied animation at the Turku Arts Academy. Since then he has worked as an animator, illustrator and teacher of animation and arts for children. Tatu Pohjavirta Born 1977. Pohjavirta studied animation at the Turku Arts Academy. He has worked as an editor, animator and teacher of animation. 43


NORDIC SHORT FILM COMPETITION NS NS 6 SUNDAY 25/9 21.00 BIOCITY 9 & TUESDAY 27/9 12.00 BIOCITY 6

THE HEADLESS LOVER/HOVEDLØST BEGÆR HDCAM, 27’, DENMARK, 2011

What do you do when you get caught with your panties down? You yell “rape!”. In this splatter-film, a two-timing bitch kills her lover in front of her husband. They bury the lover in the backyard. But the lover returns from the dead.

Director Kim Lysgaard Andersen Producer Kim Lysgaard Andersen Screenwriter Kim Lysgaard Andersen Cinematographer Søren Hiorth Editor Kim Lysgaard Andersen, Per Sandholt Sound Reda El-kheloufi – Soundpro Studio Music T.R. Axilgård Cast Maibritt Saerens, Jørn Faurschou, Michael Carøe Production Company Generator Film, Kim Lysgaard Andersen Distribution/Sales & Festivals Generator Film Vesterfælledvej 65, 4 th, DK-1750 Copenhagen Tel +45 2628 2998 kim@generatorfilm.dk www.generatorfilm.dk

Kim Lysgaard Andersen Born 1971. Andersen is a self-taught film director whose films are strongly influenced by the popular film culture in the US. Andersen started as a producer but currently writes, directs and edits. 44


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STRAY SHOUT/LÄHTÖHUUTO

BLACK SWAN/CISNE NEGRA

DIGIBETA PAL, 14’, FINLAND, 2010

DIGIBETA, 68’, SWEDEN, 2011

A poetic film about a subway ride through a city. In that comfortless environment, the other person is merely a threat to one's own being: social interaction only means tolerating the presence of others. The journey through the dark tunnels becomes an allegory to man's homelessness. Despite their isolated loneliness, people roaming the tunnels are faced by the same questions of human existence.

About paradoxes – how the one you love the most can also be your prison. A documentary about Naty, a young mother and goth in Valparaíso Chile struggling to create a life of her own both for herself and her son in spite of her broken family history.

Director Anssi Pulkkinen Producer Asta Viertola Screenwriter Anssi Pulkkinen Cinematographer Mikko Manuel Kamunen Editor Leo Liesvirta Sound Pasi Siitonen Music Pasi Siitonen Cast Anssi Pulkkinen Production Company Aalto University, School of Art and Design, Asta Viertola Distribution/Sales Aalto University, School of Art and Design Hämeentie 135 C, SF-00560 Helsinki Tel +358 9 756 31 Fax +358 9 7563 0223 info@taik.fi www.taik.fi

Director Brigitta Kontros Producer Anna Persson Screenwriter Brigitta Kontros Cinematographer Anna Persson, Brigitta Kontros Editor Brigitta Kontros Sound Anna Persson, Brigitta Kontros Music Josef Szabo Production Company RåFILM, Anna Persson Distribution/Sales & Festivals RåFILM Stora Södergatan 64, S-222 23 Lund Tel +46 704 085 931 Fax +46 4 6211 0175 info@rafilm.se www.rafilm.se

Festival Distribution Aalto University, School of Art and Design P.O. box 31000, FI-FI-00076 Aalto Helsinki Tel +358 9 756 31 Fax +358 9 7563 0223 info@taik.fi www.taik.aalto.fi/en/

Anssi Pulkkinen Born 1982. Pulkkinen was educated as a visual artist at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts and is now studying documentary film at ELO Helsinki Film School. Stray Shout is his first short film. 46

Brigitta Kontros Born 1983. Kontros was educated at the documentary film and radio course “Norden i Chile” at the BiskopsArnö Folk High School. She is a member of the film collective RåFILM.


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NNV 2 SUNDAY 25/9 21.00 BIOCITY 7

ANYONE FOR TENNIS?

BAD APPLES/KENNITÖLUR

DIGIBETA PAL, 8’, SWEDEN, 2011

DIGIBETA, 9’, ICELAND, 2010

A mother of three is trying her best to make ends meet. One day she meets tennis champion Rafael Nadal. They eat ice cream, play tennis together, and find themselves in a deserted forest. An absurd story with a serious undertone about their summer, as wonderful as it is unlikely.

Parodic account of the econimal crisis and generation relations. One day at school Guðrún (10) is called in to the principal's office. The principal informs her that her s.u.v. burned to the ground earlier that same morning. While Guðrún tries to figure out what the principal meant, an investigation of the crime is taking place and Guðrún is the main suspect.

Director Monne Lindström Producer Kristina Meiton Screenwriter Monne Lindström Cinematographer Monne Lindström Editor Kristina meiton Animation Monne Lindström Sound Auditory Music Monne Lindström

Director Hallur Örn Árnason Producer Hallur Örn Árnason Screenwriter Hallur Örn Árnason Cinematographer Högni Marzellius Þórðarson Editor Haukur Valdimar Pálsson, Hallur Örn Árnason Sound Björn Ómar Guðmundsson Music Hallur Örn Árnason

Production Company Kristina Meiton Produktion, Kristina Meiton

Production Company Icelandic Film School, Hallur Örn Árnason

Distribution/Sales Kristina Meiton Produktion Sjöviksvägen 10, S-443 45 Sjövik Tel +46 733 742 846 meitonkristina@gmail.com www.kristinameiton.se

Distribution/Sales Icelandic Film School Ofanleiti 2, IS-103 Reykjavík Tel +354 533 3309 kvikmyndaskoli@kvikmyndaskoli.is www.kvikmyndaskoli.is

Festival Distribution The Swedish Film Institute Att: Andreas Fock, P.O. Box 27126, S-102 52 Stockholm Tel +46 8 665 1136 Fax +46 8661 1820 andreas.fock@sfi.se www.sfi.se

Festival Distribution Hallur Örn Árnason Tel +354 552 8502 hallura@gmail.com www.kvikmyndaskoli.is

Monne Lindström Born 1963. Lindström was educated at HDK – School of Design and Crafts, University of Gothenburg in Sweden. Her first short film Anyone for Tennis is based on a collection of digital art collages, oil paintings, textiles, sculptures, paper dolls, sound experiments and poetry.

Hallur Örn Árnason Born 1982. Árnason graduated from the Icelandic Film School in 2010. He has made several short films and is currently working on his first feature documentary. He has a background in music and before his filmmaking days he studied philosophy. 47


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NNV 3 MONDAY 26/9 12.00 BIOCITY 7

MANENBERG

MY BROTHER KARIM/MIN BROR KARIM

DIGIBETA PAL, 58’, DENMARK, 2010

DIGIBETA PAL, 30’, DENMARK, 2010

A coming-of-age story about two young 'Cape Coloreds' struggling to make sense in the ruins of a post-apartheid South African township. Manenberg is a suburb outside Cape Town, which was constructed during the apartheid-regime to house colored families with low incomes. Today it is a worn-down and overpopulated ghetto-area with enormous social problems, where the chances of becoming a gangster are greater than the chances of creating something new in the ruins of the past.

After having lost their mother, the two Afghan brothers Sami and Karim have fled their war-ravaged country and arrived in Denmark, where their grandfather lives. They have to get used to a new life with a grandfather whom they hardly know and in a country so alien to their own.

Director Karen Waltorp & Christian Vium Producer Christian Vium & Karen Waltorp Screenwriter Karen Waltorp & Christian Vium Cinematographer Christian Vium Editor Rasmus Stensgaard Madsen Sound Rasmus Stensgaard Madsen & Sille Just Boel Music Morten Riis Cast Warren Brickwa & Fazline Bruintjes Production Company WALTORPVIUM, Christian Vium WALTORPVIUM, Karen Waltorp Distribution/Sales & Festivals WALTORPVIUM Larsbjørnsstræde 5, 2 tv, DK-1454 Copenhagen K Tel +45 2980 2639 info@waltorpvium.com www.waltorpvium.com

Karen Waltorp & Christian Vium Born 1980. Waltorp and Vium both hold Masters Degrees in Anthropology. They work as freelance directors and photographers, primarily on long-term projects with a strong participatory component. Their debut documentary Manenberg has just received the Basil Wright Prize from the Royal Anthropological Institute in London, as well as an Honorary Mention at the Zanzibar International Film Festival 2011. 48

Director Asger Krøjer Kallesøe Producer Ditte Milsted Screenwriter Asger Krøjer Kallesøe Cinematographer Gry Friis Jørgensen Editor Jakob Juul Toldam Sound Thomas Huus Christensen Music Benjamin de Murashkin Cast Ramin Parwani, Rafi Bayan, Alan Jensen Production Company The National Film School of Denmark, Ditte Milsted Distribution/Sales & Festivals The National Film School of Denmark Theodor Christensens Plads 1, DK-1437 Copenhagen K Tel +45 3268 6400 Fax +45 3268 6410 infoz@filmskolen.dk www.filmskolen.dk

Asger Krøjer Kallesøe Born 1982. Kallesøe graduated as a film director from The National Film School of Denmark. Kallesøe also studied philosophy at Aarhus University.


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2B

TWO/DWIE

DIGIBETA, 14’, FINLAND, 2011

HDCAM, 12’, SWEDEN/POLAND, 2011

A short moment in a few people's lives in an apartment block far from here. An elderly couple finds new content in their lives via eavesdropping on their neighbors, a lonely man finds himself a new friend, and a long marriage comes to an end. Above this, a woman believes she's found a solution. The basement is occupied by the caretaker with a wish to be somewhere else.

The main character's mother is getting married again and during the preparations, she goes to visit her father and his new family. Meeting her half-sister and brother for the first time reveals a conflict which heads to its confrontation.

Director Henri Savolainen Producer Henri Savolainen Screenwriter Henri Savolainen / Anna-Maija Laine Cinematographer Stefan Palmén Editor Stefan Palmén Sound Ludvig Allén Music John Grönvall Cast Hannu-Pekka Björkman, Anu Sinisalo, Matti Onnismaa, Juhani Niemelä, Maija-Liisa Peuhu, Artur Kukov, Lotta Lehtikari Production Company Arcada, Henri Savolainen Distribution/Sales & Festivals Arcada Jan-Magnus Janssons plats 1, SF-00550 Helsinki Tel +358 207 699 699 Fax +358 207 699 622 information@arcada.fi www.arcada.fi

Henri Savolainen Born 1979. Savolainen graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Applied Sciences ARCADA in Helsinki. His latest film Benedict received an Honorable Mention in the NIFA Competition at Minimalen Short Film Festival 2010 in Norway.

Director Lucia von Horn Pagano Producer Ewelina Jackowska Screenwriter Lucia von Horn Pagano, Lukasz Ludkowski Cinematographer Ita Zbroniec-Zajt Editor Ania Adamowicz Sound Konrad Blaszczyke Production Company Polish Film Academy / PWSFTviT, Ewelina Jackowska Distribution/Sales & Festivals Polish Film Academy PWSFTviT Targowa 61/63, PL-90 323 Lodz Tel +48 42 634 5820 Fax +48 42 674 8139 swzfilm@filmschool.lodz.pl www.filmschool.lodz.pl

Lucia v. H Pagano Born 1984. Pagano is currently studying at the Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Lodz. She has previously directed several short films which were shown on television and at various festivals. 49


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NNV 4 MONDAY 26/9 16.00 BIOCITY 7

THE PASSPORT

FLIMMER

HDCAM, 15’, NORWAY, 2011

DIGIBETA, 5’, NORWAY, 2011

Psycho-dramatic sci-fi film about surveillance and interrogation. No matter how innocent you may be, they can always make you feel guilty.

All noise contains colored particles of different substance and meaning. Fragile and impressionable, the fragments glide into abstract lines, colors and composition, creating Flimmer.

Director Amund Lie Producer Daniel Henriksbø, Angela Amoroso & Amund Lie Screenwriter Angela Amoroso Cinematographer Calle Børresen Editor Amund Lie Sound Amund Lie

Director Line Klungseth Johansen Producer Line Klungseth Johansen Screenwriter Line Klungseth Johansen Cinematographer Øystein Moe Editor Line Klungseth Johansen Sound Ambolt Audio Cast Helene Jensen

Production Company B & L Media AS, Daniel Henriksbø B & L Media AS, Angela Amoroso B & L Media AS, Amund Lie Distribution/Sales & Festivals Norwegian Film Institute Att: Toril Simonsen, P.O. Box 482, Sentrum N-0105 Oslo Tel +47 2247 4574 Fax +47 2247 4597 ts@nfi.no www.nfi.no

Production Company Klungseth Filmproduksjon, Line Klungseth Johansen Distribution/Sales Festivals Klungseth Filmproduksjon Lademoenkirkeallé 11a, N-7042 Trondheim Tel +47 9750 8056 lineinel@gmail.com Award 2011/Minimalen Short Film Festival, Norway

Amund Lie Born 1967. Lie was educated at the London Film School, and has worked as director, cinematographer and editor on a variety of film and television productions. Lie has worked extensively documenting Norwegian Air force veterans from WWII to present-day conflicts, and has in recent years filmed with the Norwegian Armed Forces in Afghanistan. Lie is particularly focused on subjects that deal with human drama during war and situations that can push people to their extremes. 50

Line Klungseth Johansen Born 1980. Johansen has a Master’s Degree in Film Studies, and has worked as an editor and photographer for fiction and documentary productions. In 2008, she began to write and direct short films.


NNV NEW NORDIC VOICES NNV 4 MONDAY 26/9 16.00 BIOCITY 7

NNV 4 MONDAY 26/9 16.00 BIOCITY 7

DOUBLE EXISTENCE/TVÖFOLD TILVERA

THE HUNTING GROUND/METSÄSTYSMAA

DIGIBETA PAL, 18’, ICELAND, 2011

HDCAM, 13’, FINLAND, 2011

After taking over the local radio station in a small town, a young man discovers that he is living another man's existence, beyond dream and reality.

A small country town is preparing for a big celebration as two strangers, Kiuru and Moukari, drive through it. On the road they meet young Alma, who leads them to an ancient forest. When night falls, the men become part of her strange initiation.

Director Snorri Fairweather Producer Snorri Fairweather Screenwriter Snorri Fairweather Cinematographer Ásgrímur Guðbjartsson Editor Snorri Fairweather, Steffi Thors Sound Nicolas liebing Music Nicolas liebing, Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson Cast Sveinn ólafur Gunnarsson, Anna Kristín Arngrímsdóttir, Karl j Guðmundsson, Tinna Hrafnsdóttir, Hallgrímur Mason Production Company Angry Dancer, Snorri Fairweather Distribution/Sales Angry Dancer JL Húsið Hríngbraut 121, IS-107 Reykjavik Tel +354 699 2140 angrydancer@gmail.com Festival Distribution Icelandic Film Centre Att: Christof Wehmeier, Hverfisgata 54, IS-101 Reykjavik Tel +354 562 3580 Fax +354 562 7171 christof@icelandicfilmcentre.is

Snorri Fairweather Born 1985. Fairweather attended the Icelandic Film School and started working as a camera assistant in addition to writing and directing short films.

Director Nalle Mielonen Producer Joanna Mäkelä Screenwriter Nalle Mielonen Cinematographer Janne Keränen Editor Anssi Rautio Sound Ilmari Jyskä Music Ville Hakonen, Kimmo Helén Cast Tiina Tanskanen, Tommi Raitolehto, Janne Hannula Production Company Tampere Polytechnic – School of Art and Media, Joanna Mäkelä Distribution/Sales & Festivals Tampere Polytechnic – School of Art and Media Finlaysoninkatu 7, SF-33210 Tampere Tel +358 2071 1011 Fax +358 3 5654 7211 info@tamk.fi www.tamk.fi

Nalle Mielonen Born 1986. Mielonen is currently studying at the School of Art and Media, Tampere University of Applied Sciences. He has directed three short films during his studies. 51


NEW NORDIC VOICES NNV NNV 4 MONDAY 26/9 16.00 BIOCITY 7

NNV 4 MONDAY 26/9 16.00 BIOCITY 7

THE CONTRACT/KONTRAKTET

BABA

HDCAM, 13’, SWEDEN, 2010

HDCAM, 29’, DENMARK, 2010

On the 5th of May 2005, Beverly Charpentier declares an oath of allegiance to Catherine Robbe-Grillet. Hereby she gives up her freedom for the rest of her life. The film portrays this unusual relationship.

Eight elderly women is what remains of a small Swedish settlement in the Ukraine. One of these women is Lida. She guides us around her neighborhood, and because no Ukrainians understand her Swedish language she is not afraid of telling stories about the other 'babas' or old women that surround her.

Director Lina Mannheimer Producer Erika Wasserman Cinematographer Fredrik Wenzel Editor Lina Mannheimer, Fredrik Wenzel Sound Jocelyn Robert Music Erik Häusler

Director Anna Eborn Producer Katja Adomeit Screenwriter Anna Eborn Cinematographer Nadim Carlsen Editor Dan Loghin Sound Frank Mølgaard Knudsen

Production Company Fasad AB, Erika Wasserman Production Company Zentropa Productions2, Katja Adomeit Distribution/Sales Fasad AB Stora Nygatan 33, S-111 27 Stockholm Tel +46 8 615 2100 info@fasad.se www.fasad.se Festival Distribution The Swedish Film Institute Att: Sara Yamashita Rüster, P.O. Box 27126, S-102 52 Stockholm Tel +46 8 665 1141 Fax +46 8 666 3698 sara.ruster@sfi.se www.sfi.se

Lina Mannheimer Born1980. Mannheimer has a degree in Art, Film & Culture from the Universidad de Nebrija in Madrid and studied business and economics at the Stockholm School of Economics. She has worked closely with the French director Gilles Bourdos’ Afterwards and at the New York-based, independent production company, Salty Features. In 2009, Mannheimer completed a Master's Degree in International Co-Production at the Gothenburg Film School, a program specializing in the European Co-Financing of feature films. The Contract is her debut. 52

Distribution/Sales & Festivals Zentropa Productions2 Filmbyen 22, DK-2650 Hvidovre Tel +45 3686 8788 Fax +45 3686 8789 receptionen@filmbyen.com www.zentropa.dk

Anna Eborn Born 1983. Eborn is a self-taught film director and artist, living and working in Copenhagen. Two of her films were selected by the Gothenburg International Film Festival, and a third was in competition at Gallery Nicolai Kirke Video Festival this year.


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IN LOVE AND WAR/NABO HDCAM, 8’, DENMARK, 2010

A tragic comedy about love, identity and self-deception. When a woman leaves her home, her neighbor breaks into the house, finds a photo of her soldier husband and begins a humiliating process of changing his personality.

In Love and War

Director Mikkel Serup. Producer Stefan Frost & Regitze Mai Møller & Henrik Underbjerg. Screenwriter Mikkel Serup. Cinematographer Rasmus Heise. Editor Mikkel Serup. Sound Hans Kock. Music Kim Jeppesen. Production Company Radiator Film. Stefan Frost, Radiator Film. Regitze Mai Møller, Radiator Film, Henrik Underbjerg. Distribution/Sales & Festivals Radiator Film. Filmbyen 23. DK-8000 Aarhus C. stefan@radiatorfilm.com www.radiatorfilm.com. Mikkel Serup. Born 1973. Serup studied directing at the National Film School of Denmark. He has directed TV series and is currently shooting The Killing, Season 3 for the Danish Broadcasting Corporation DR.

BORDER TO MAJOR/MAND OVER LINJE HDCAM, 10’, DENMARK, 2011

When a little girl breaks into the world of a man who lives only by his compass and his suit, he completely loses control of his existence. But sometimes giving up on one's beliefs is for the better. Border to Major

Director Jens Heden Friis & Elisabeth Hartman. Producer Jens Heden Friis. Screenwriter Elisabeth Hartman & Jens Heden Friis. Cinematographer Jens Heden Friis & Martin Gravgaard. Editor Jens Heden Friis. Sound Lasse Vestergaard Kobbersmed. Cast Niels Højlund & Maiken Pedersen. Production Company Jens Heden Friis. Distribution/Sales & Festivals Jens Heden. Friis Ingersvej 15, 2. tv. DK8220 Brabrand. Tel +45 2637 9334. friisphoto@gmail.com. www.jensfriis.dk Jens Heden Friis. Born 1987. Friis is a self-taught film director, and Border to Major is his first short film. He works as a freelance photographer, based in Aarhus. Elisabeth Hartman. Born 1988. Hartman studies theology and philosophy at Aarhus University but spends a lot of time working on various projects – such as art installations, paintings, music videos, short films, lectures and her solo music shows.

HOW ARE YOU HDCAM, 70’, DENMARK, 2011 How Are You

A documentary about two famous artists. The film takes us back to the time they fell in love. It traces their careers from when a pink-knitting clown helped an emerging artist create an ‘instant baby’ for the prize reception at the Venice Biennale. Director Jannik Splidsboel. Producer Stefan Frost & Henrik Underbjerg. Cinematographer Bøje Lomholdt. Editor Mette Esmark & Thomas Papapetros. Sound Brian Dyrby. Music Frithjof Toksvig. Cast Michael Elmgreen & Ingvar Dragset. Production Company Radiator Film. Stefan Frost Radiator Film. Henrik Underbjerg. Distribution/Sales Radiator Film. Filmbyen 23. DK-8000 Aarhus C. stefan@radiatorfilm.com. www.radiatorfilm.com Festival Distribution Danish Film Institute. Att: International Relations/Shorts & Documentaries. Gothersgade 55. DK-1123 Copenhagen K. Tel +45 3374 3400. Fax +45 3374 3401. dfi@dfi.dk. www.dfi.dk Prizes Special Mention Teddy Award at Berlinale 2011. Jannik Splidsboel. Born 1964. Splidsboel studied art and film in Rome and Copenhagen and started directing documentaries in 1999. Alongside his own filmmaking he teaches in various international institutions.

GW 2 SATURDAY 24/9 14.00 BIOCITY 6

LAST FALL DVD, 6’, DENMARK, 2011

When an accidental plane crash causes a devoted father to lose his little daughter, he follows her into death and discovers a mechanical Afterlife. This uncompromising, robot-controlled system confronts him with both danger and hope.

Last Fall

Director Andreas Thomsen. Producer Michelle Nardone. Editor Andreas Thomsen, Louie Ishii. Sound Thomas Ahlmark, Thomas Christensen, Lasse Wingreen. Production Company The Animation Workshop, Michelle Nardone. Distribution/Sales & Festivals The Animation Workshop, Kasernevej 5, DK-8800 Viborg. Tel +45 8755 4900. Fax +45 8755 4901. info@animwork.dk. www.animwork.dk Andreas Thomsen. Born 1981. Thomsen graduated from The Animation Workshop in June of 2011 as a CG artist, directing the short film Last Fall as his graduation film. He later worked on Ja-film's The Great Mistake as background artist. Currently works at London based The Mill.

LIFE IS LIKE A GLASS OF TEA HDCAM, 6’, DENMARK, 2010

The film begins with the telling of a classic 'dying rabbi' joke in Yiddish, after which a rabbi – who is in fact dying – discusses the joke with his son and reveals a long-guarded secret.

Life is Like a Glass of Tea

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Little Death

Director Richard Raskin. Producer Richard Raskin. Screenwriter Richard Raskin. Cinematographer Valdemar Leisner and Jeppe Hovman. Editor Michael Høyer Bæk. Sound Steen Bondrop. Music Ann-Mai-Britt Fjord, Henrik Bredholt and Moshe Broderson. Cast Robert Brody, Yitzi Loewenthal, Jonathan Bauer. Production Company Richard Raskin. Distribution/Sales & Festivals Richard Raskin. Tel +45 2778 2877. raskin@imv.au.dk. http://imv.au.dk/~raskin Richard Raskin. Born 1941. Raskin teaches screenwriting and video production at Aarhus University. He is editor of the journal Short Film Studies, published in the UK. Raskin often lectures on storytelling in the short film at festivals and film schools and has written extensively on that subject. He frequently serves on juries at international short film festivals.

LITTLE DEATH/DEN LILLE DØD HDCAM, 9’, DENMARK, 2011

A penetrating short film depicting a female serial killer's murder ritual.

The Great Mistake

Director Rasmus Frøkjær Justesen. Producer Rasmus Frøkjær Justesen. Screenwriter Rasmus Frøkjær Justesen. Cinematographer Mathias Tegtmeier. Editor Rasmus Frøkjær Justesen. Sound Morten Lund Søegaard. Music Kristian Sloth Kristensen og Rune Hørdum Jørgensen. Cast Anne Overgaard Stenholt and Merita Jashari Production Company Room 444, Rasmus Frøkjær Justesen. Distribution/Sales & Festivals Room 444. Carl HolstKnudsens vej 6, 3. sal, room 444. DK-8000 Aarhus C. Tel +45 6130 1289. froejust@gmail.com Rasmus Frøkjær Justesen. Born 1985. Justesen is a grad. Student at Scandinavian Language & Literature and Film and Television at Aarhus University. Futhermore, Justesen is a scriptwriter at the alternative film school Super 8 in Aarhus and works freelance at Aarhus Film Festival.

THE GREAT MISTAKE HDCAM, 21’, DENMARK, 2011

A fading Sicilian gangster family sends their very best hit-man off to settle an old score with someone who has evaded them for thirty years. A certain Giuseppe Baldini has been spotted in Venice. Why is this man so important? And how good is the family's very best hit-man at the end of the day?

The Art World’s Ugly Faces

Director Anders Berthelsen. Producer Ellen Riis. Screenwriter Rune Christensen, Anders Berthelsen and Dylan Sisson. Editor Anders Berthelsen. Animation Peter Smith, Jeanette Nørgaard, Mette Ilene Holmriis, Jannick Aarup Grool, Jouko Keskitalo, Ercan Bozdogan. Sound Brian Dyrby. Music Søren Bigum. Cast Lawrence Marvit, Peter Glaser, Mark White, Rune Christensen. Production Company JA Film, Ellen Riis. Distribution/Sales & Festivals JA Film Klosterport 4E, 3. DK-8000 Aarhus C. Tel +45 7026 0270. mail@jafilm.dk. www.jafilm.dk Anders Berthelsen. Born 1974. Berthelsen graduated from The Animation Workshop in 1999. He is the co-owner of the animation studio Ja Film, founded in 2001. Ja Film has over the years produced several short films, including the award-winning animated short Down the Road.

THE ART WORLD’S UGLY FACES/KUNSTENS GRIMME ANSIGTER DVD, 9’, DENMARK, 2011

Upstairs

A young man is found dead in his studio. Two detectives are put on the case. They infiltrate a network of corrupt artists, gallery owners and museum people including Olafur Eliasson and Saatchi. A strange plan to take over the world economy by making art the ultimate currency is revealed. Director Malte Klagenberg. Producer Malte Klagenberg. Screenwriter Malte Klagenberg. Cinematographer Malte Klagenberg. Editor Malte Klagenberg. Animation Malte Klagenberg. Sound Dan Isager Nilsen. Music Laurits Nymand Svendsen and Malte Klagenberg. Cast Johannes Guttorm Thomsen. Production Company Aarhus Filmværksted, Malte Klagenberg. Distribution/Sales & Festivals Malte Klagenberg, Tordenskjoldsgade 61 5. tv, DK-8200 Aarhus. Tel +45 6081 6969. Fax +45 8613 9871. kongmalte@hotmail.com www.aarhus-filmvaerksted.dk Malte Klagenberg. Born 1989. Klagenberg is a student at Jutland Art Academy, but is currently on exchange in Stockholm. Klagenberg has made a number of shorter animation films, but he sees The Art World’s Ugly Faces as his real debut.

UPSTAIRS HDCAM, 38’, DENMARK, 2010

After six years in a safe relationship with his loving girlfriend Rie, Jonas decides to try the freedom of single life, but encounters a world of lonely and sex-fixated individuals. An infernal noise from the upstairs neighbor, Frank, confronts him with his inner noises. Director Jesper Maintz. Producer Ellen Riis. Screenwriter Jesper Maintz & Jacob Weinreich. Cinematographer Erik Zappon. Editor Adam Ross. Sound Hans Christian Kock. Music Thomas Maintz & Jeppe Saugmann. Cast Mads Koudal, Peter Gilsfort, Ene Øster Bendtsen, Chadi Abdul-Karim, Thomas Biehl, Jan Tjerrild, Lisbeth Sonne Production Company Basmati Film, Ellen Riis. Distribution/Sales & Festival Basmati Film. Filmbyen 23, st. DK-8000 Aarhus C. Tel +45 2325 7414. ellen@basmatifilm.dk. www.basmatifilm.dk Jesper Maintz. Born 1973. Maintz established himself as an editor in 1993, and since 2001, he has worked as a professional editor for Danish television. In 2002 he directed his first solo effort, and in 2008 he directed his first short film 501, with support from New Danish Screen. 501 participated in festivals around the world and was nominated for the Danish Robert-Award.

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OUT IN THE LOVELY COUNTRYSIDE/DET ER SÅ DEJLIGT PÅ LANDET DIGIBETA, 10’, DENMARK, 2010

A film about life, death and love. Everything is movement, everything is dancing.

Out in the Lovely Countryside

Director Michael Schmidt. Producer Michael Schmidt. Screenwriter Michael Schmidt. Cinematographer Michael Schmidt. Editor Michael Schmidt. Sound Michael Schmidt. Music Bajofondo. Production Company Michael Schmidt. Distribution/Sales & Festivals Michael Schmidt. Alkenvej 48 DK-8660 Skanderborg. Tel +45 8657 7200. michaelschmidt@mail.dk Michael Schmidt. Born 1954. Schmidt worked as an actor and theatre director until 2000.

SEVEN YEARS OF WINTER HDCAM, 28’, DENMARK/GERMANY, 2011

Kiev 1990. Andrej, a seven-year-old orphan, is sent into the nuclear wasteland around Chernobyl by his corrupt brother Artjom to loot the deserted city of Prypjat, week after week. With every successive journey the radiation drains away his life until the day he’s too exhausted to return.

Seven Years of Winter

Director Marcus Schwenzel. Producer Marcus Schwenzel & Jais Christensen & Clemens Striffler. Screenwriter Marcus Schwenzel and Howard Hunt. Cinematographer Eduardo Ramirez Gonzalez. Editor Valdis Oskarsdottir. Sound Khara Scott-James. Cast Hannes Jaenicke, Roman Knizka, Sasha Savenkov and Igor Romaschow. Production Company Marcus Schwenzel Filmproduktion, Marcus Schwenzel Picturewise Film, Jais Christensen Picturewise Film, Clemens Striffler Cross Film Berlin. Distribution/Sales & Festivals Picturewise Film. Filmbyen 23, 4. SW. DK-8000 Aarhus C. Tel +45 8619 9848. info@picturewise.dk. www.picturewise.dk Prizes Best original screenplay at Swansea Bay Film Festival, best short screenplay and best international screenplay at Amsterdam Film Festival. Marcus Schwenzel. Born 1969. Schwenzel graduated recently as a film director at Prague Film School. He currently works as a freelance film director, screenwriter and TV journalist. His previous short film Brotherly Love received 11 international film awards. Seven Years of Winter has won 9 script awards so far.

GHOST DVD, 8’, DENMARK, 2011

Ghost

An expressionistic short film about a little ghost who wakes up alone in an empty town, and tries to find her way back home to her parents, whose relationship hangs by a thread after their loss. The worlds of the mother and daughter interweave as the ghost tries to make it through a neighborhood which has become alien. Director Tobias Gundorff. Producer Michelle Nardone. Screenwriter Tobias Gundorff Boesen. Cinematographer Tobias Gundorff Boesen. Editor Sara Bøgh. Sound Thomas Arent. Production Company The Animation Workshop, Michelle Nardone. Distribution/Sales & Festivals The Animation Workshop. Kasernevej 5 DK-8800 Viborg. Tel +45 8755 4900. Fax +45 8755 4901. info@animwork.dk. www.animwork.dk Tobias Gundorff Boesen. Born 1985. Boesen received a BFA in Character Animation from The Animation Workshop in 2010. Currently he studies film directing at the film school Super 16. Boesen produces music videos, short films and artwork, focusing on strong visual storytelling and the mixing of techniques.

WINTER/VINTER HDCAM, 12’, DENMARK, 2010 Winter

This film is about an unemployed depressed man, who thinks that the world is against him. Director Sidsel Johnsen. Producer Sophie Thusgaard Madsen. Screenwriter Sidsel Johnsen (Super 8). Cinematographer Anders Elgaard. Editor Michael Bauer. Sound Søren Bendz/ Benjamin Helledie Andersen. Cast Ken Vedsegaard, Lai Yde og Charlotte Rathnow. Production Company Super 8, Sophie Thusgaard Madsen. Distribution/Sales & Festivals Super 8. Jægergårdsgade 152. DK-8000 Aarhus C. info@super8.dk. www.super8.dk Sidsel Johnsen. Born 1981. Johnsen has studied film directing at the alternate Danish film school Super 8. She has a graduate degree in Media and Dramaturgy from Aarhus University and has directed a number of short films and music videos. She works as a freelancer in film and TV production.

A LIFE AS JIMMY A Life as Jimmy

HDCAM, 30’, DENMARK, 2011

While South Sudan celebrates peace after 21 years of war, Jimmy struggles with personal issues. Not only does he have a young son to care for, and brothers and elders who count on him. He also seeks to find out whether or not he should change his name back to his given name that was lost in the chaos of the war. Director Rachel Charlotte Smith & Mai Rasmussen. Producer Henrik Laier. Screenwriter Mai Rasmussen, Rachel Charlotte Smith. Cinematographer Rachel Charlotte Smith, Mai Rasmussen. Editor Anders Graver. Sound Rachel Charlotte Smith, Mai Rasmussen. Music Steen Dongo. Cast Jimmy Juma Johnson. Production Company Picturewise Film, Henrik Laier Picturewise Film. Distribution/Sales & Festivals Picturewise Film. Filmbyen 23, 4. SW. DK-8000 Aarhus C. Tel +45 8619 9848. info@picturewise.dk. www.picturewise.dk Rachel Charlotte Smith. Born 1971. Smith is a social anthropologist and PhD scholar at Aarhus University. She has worked with documentary films, projects and festivals. This is her first film, as a director. Mai Rasmussen. Born 1968. Rasmussen works with international relations and communication as a writer and consultant. She has lived and worked in Africa for several years. This is her debut as a documentary film director. 56


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MASTER CLASS MONDAY 26/9 19.00-20.45 BIOCITY 7

MASTER CLASS: JONAS ODELL

Imaging flying through the strongest memories and dreams of your life – as if every snapshot of your mind is coming to life in a rollercoaster ride into the abyss of the collective consciousness. Such a trip is offered in the master class with Swedish director Jonas Odell. With a sublime mastering of his tools, Jonas Odell mixes graphic design, animation and live action film in a spectacular, yet sensitive and refined, collage of fiction and fact. Memories and dreams. Jonas Odell works with short films, music videos and commercials. But make no mistake. When he offers his talent to BMW or other companies, he challenges the way we are used to seeing these products in conventional commercials. He blends his intense graphic visualization of the cars prominent features with a newborn foal, a child on a tricycle and a tortoise in an avant-garde inspired aesthetic. Some of his most acclaimed work has been in fruitful interpretation and collaboration with musical artists such as Franz Ferdinand, Goldfrapp, U2, Rolling Stones and Erasure. With an air of Dadaesque graphics and early experimental cinema, Jonas Odell’s sharp eye for graphic design and a sort of hyper-retro collage style is bringing a distinct additional layer to these artists. There is not much booty shaking or bling-bling involved as Jonas Odell truly proves that the music video is one of the most expressive art forms of the 21st century. In recent years Jonas Odell has taken the opportunity to explore a more personal universe of cinema. In his short films he builds upon some of his signature features, but also condenses his expressive film style. The retrospective of films by Odell scheduled for another 58

time slot at the festival, includes among other Never Like The First Time, which won him the Golden Bear award at the Berlinale International Film Festival in 2006 and the short Lies – awarded as Best International Short at the Sundance Film Festival 2009 along with many more of Jonas Odells' work. Jonas Odell is one of the founders of Filmtecknarna, a storytelling and design-based production company based in Stockholm and New York. Since 2004, he has been a distinctive voice in the world of motion design and was voted as one of the top 100 animators of all time in a survey of world animators organized by Channel Four. At the masterclass, Jonas Odell will talk about his approach to film, animation, music and art, mixing in samples from his extensive filmography. The masterclass will last about 1 1/2 hours and will be moderated by Mikkel Halbye Mindegaard, writer and critic at kunsten.nu.


RETROSPECTIVE MONDAY 26/9 16.00 BIOCITY 9

JONAS ODELL RETROSPECTIVE

Never like the first time

JONAS ODELL

Tussilago

Gaping over a multitude of genres and expressions from documentary to animation and music video, celebrated Swedish film-maker Jonas Odell embodies the very concept of the hybridization of the moving image.

Lindor Tidäng, Kaspar Christophersen Cinematography Per Helin Sound Fredrik Jonsäter Editing Jonas Odell Music Martin Landquist Production Filmtecknarna F. Animation AB/Linda Hambäck, Niklas Adolfsson Contact Swedish Film Institute, www.sfi.se

REVOLVER/HÄR ÄR KARUSELLEN

LIES/LÖGNER

8’, ANIMATION, SWEDEN1993

13’, ANIMATION, SWEDEN 2008

A housewife kneads a fish. A father goes fishing with his son. The patterns reappear, again and again. This feverish dream of a film about the passing of time is inspired by classic silent-era animation.

Three perfectly true stories about lying. In three documentary interviews we meet a burglar who, when found out, claims to be a moonlighting accountant, a boy who finds himself lying and confessing to a crime he didn’t commit and a woman whose whole life has been a chain of lies.

Directors Jonas Odell & Stig Bergqvist & Martti Ekstrand & Lars Ohlson Sound Anders Larsson Production FilmTecknarna / Lars Ohlson Contact Swedish Film Institute, www.sfi.se

FAMILY & FRIENDS/SLÄKT & VÄNNER 12’, ANIMATION, SWEDEN 2002

Memories of uncles, cousins and blind divers who can eat bananas under water. Whether or not they have existed in real life doesn't matter – sometimes you remember things that never happened and people who never existed. Director Jonas Odell Script Jonas Odell Animation Jonas Odell, Nick Hewitt, Jessica Laurén, Julie Nelson, Arvid Steen Sound Anders Larsson, Alexander Ljung Editing Leila El-Zein, Louise Olausson, Andreas Gavell-Mohlin, Per Helin Music Jonas Odell Production Filmtecknarna F. Animation AB / Leila El-Zein Contact Swedish Film Institute, www.sfi.se

TUSSILAGO 14’, ANIMATION, SWEDEN 2010

West German terrorist Norbert Kröcher was arrested in Stockholm on March 31, 1977. He was leading a group planning to kidnap Swedish politician Anna-Greta Leijon. A number of suspects were arrested in the days following. One of the people arrested was Kröcher's ex-girlfriend, “A”. This is her story...

Director Jonas Odell Script Jonas Odell Animation Jonas Odell, Per Helin, Marcus Krupa, David Rylander, Arvid Steen, Fredrik Persson Cinematography Per Helin Sound Anders Larsson Editing Jonas Odell Music Martin Landquist Production Filmtecknarna F. Animation AB / Linda Hambäck Contact Swedish Film Institute, www.sfi.se

NEVER LIKE THE FIRST TIME!/ ALDRIG SOM FÖRSTA GÅNGEN! 15’, ANIMATION, SWEDEN 2006

An animated short film based on documentary interviews where four people each get to tell the story of their first time. As we hear the people tell their stories in their own words, these are visualized in a range of different animation styles. Director Jonas Odell Script Jonas Odell Animation Jonas Odell, Oer Helin, Stefan Ljungberg, Arvid Steen, Aron Hagerman, Riina Kütt, Audrone Brasiskyte, Neringa Rackyte, Rita Anskaitiene, Jessica Laurén Cinematography Per Helin Sound Anders Karlsson Editing Jonas Odell Music Krister Linder Production Filmtecknarna F. Animation AB / Susanne Granlöf Contact Swedish Film Institute, www.sfi.se

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MY DINNER WITH... SATURDAY 24/9 16.00-17.45 BIOCITY 7

JANUS METZ: MY DINNER WITH JAMES MARSH

Acclaimed Danish documentary director Janus Metz invites his colleague James Marsh to a talk about film, art and craftsmanship on stage – and Nordisk Panorama invites you to join. Metz’s latest film Armadillo (2010), which follows a group of Danish soldiers at the frontline in Afghanistan, earned him instant international recognition and made the Danish participation in the war a topic of debate among the film’s large audiences as well as in political circles. It seemed as if the everyday reality of the war was for the first time presented to the Danish public and politicians through Metz’s both loyal and revealing portrait of the soldiers and their life at the frontline. Metz holds a Master’s Degree in visual anthropology and his anthropological inspiration is apparent in such films as his documentary debut Township Boys (2006), filmed in South Africa, and the prize-winning films Love on delivery (2008) and Ticket to Paradise (2008), about marriage-migration between Thai women and Danish men. The festival has asked Janus Metz to have a professional tête-à-tête in front of an audience, and he has chosen English-born and now Danish-residing director James Marsh to meet with him on stage.

Janus Metz

James Marsh

subtly integrating aspects of fiction films into his documentary storytelling, he has been internationally acknowledged. His captivating film Man on Wire (2008), about Philippe Petit’s fantastic and death-defying walk between the New York Twin Towers, earned Marsh an Oscar nomination and a worldwide audience. This thrilling and poetic documentary is a tightly composed film combining archive photos, film clips from the actual and dramatic preparations, and freshly made interviews with the key figures in the fascinating event.

Marsh has throughout his career worked at the borderline between documentary and fiction. He weaves together his stories by the use of a variety of elements based on the one principle that there are no rules as to how the elements must be combined – as long as it works.

The talk between the two inspiring filmmakers, Metz and Marsh, will last 1½ hours and will be seasoned with fragments of their works. In addition to arranging their meeting on stage, Nordisk Panorama will also screen the most important works of the two directors during the festival.

Marsh was trained in television and has also made fiction films during his career but it is especially as a documentary director,

Klassisk 65 will serve the dinner.

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FILMS BY METZ & MARSH FRIDAY 23/9 19.00 BIOCITY 9

SATURDAY 24/9 14.00 BIOCITY 7

ARMADILLO

MAN ON WIRE

101’, DENMARK, 2010

94’, UNITED KINGDOM, 2008

Armadillo is an upfront account of growing cynicism and adrenaline addiction in young soldiers at war. Mads and Daniel are serving their first mission in Helmand, Afghanistan. Their platoon is stationed in Camp Armadillo, right on the Helmand frontline, fighting tough battles against the Taleban. The soldiers are there to help the Afghans, but as fighting gets tougher and operations increasingly dangerous, Mads, Daniel and their friends become cynical, widening the gap between themselves and the Afghan people. Mistrust and paranoia set in causing alienation and disillusion.

On August 7th, 1974, a young Frenchman named Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between the New York World Trade Center’s twin towers. After dancing for nearly an hour on the wire, he was arrested, taken for psychological evaluation, and brought to jail before he was finally released. This extraordinary documentary incorporates Petit’s personal footage to show how he overcame seemingly insurmountable challenges to achieve the artistic crime of the century.

Director Janus Metz Producer Ronnie Fridthjof, Sara Stockmann Screenwriter Janus Metz Cinematographer Lars Skree Editor Per K. Kirkegaard Sound Rasmus Winther Jensen Music Uno Helmersson Production Company Fridthjof Film A/S

Director James Marsh Producer Simon Chinn Exec Producers Jonathan Hewes, Nick Fraser, Andrea Meditch Editor Jinx Godfrey Music Michael Nyman Production Company Wall to Wall 8-9 Spring Place, Kentish Town, London, NW5 3ER, UK Tel: +44 (0)20 7485 7424 Fax: +44 (0)20 7267 5292 Email: mail@walltowall.co.uk

Distribution/Sales DR TV, International Sales DR Byen, Emil Holms Kanal 20, DK-0999 Copenhagen C Tel +45 3520 3040 Fax +45 3520 3969 drsales@dr.dk www.drsales.dk Festival Distribution Danish Film Institute

AWARDED FILMS The winners of Nordisk Panorama 2011!

AWARDED 1 Wednesday 28/9 10.00 BioCity 6 Wednesday 28/9 16.00 Øst for Paradis A

AWARDED 2 Wednesday 28/9 12.00 BioCity 6 Wednesday 28/9 18.00 Øst for Paradis A

MONDAY 26/9 13.00-14.45 STUDIO 2, FILMBY AARHUS

SEMINAR: FINAL CUT PRO X WORKFLOW Final Cut Pro has been the editing tool of choice for makers of short films and documentaries for over ten years. The recently launched Final Cut Pro X is a revolutionary new application that provides an incredibly fast and fluid way to edit audio and video, color grade, create effects, and deliver. This presentation reviews the workflow concepts and main features of Final Cut Pro X and also discusses unique functionality for dSLR camera support and plugins for exporting to DCP (Digital Cinema Package).

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CROSS MEDIA CROSS MEDIA 1 SATURDAY 24/9 12.00-13.45 BIOCITY 7

MARTIN SPENNER: ENGAGING THE MOBILE NATIVES

Young people today are born experts in the use of mobile phones and virtual communication. However, many of them don't think of using their phones for filming anything other than moving snapshots. But for the past five years, Martin Spenner and his partner in the Danish company Lommefilm (Pocket Film) have worked steadily to change that perception, setting up projects proving that the mobile phone can be a creative and powerful tool with a high educational value for young users. Lommefilm works together with universities, organizations, municipalities, cultural festivals and other institutions, setting up projects, workshops and competitions that involve and activate the users in such diverse subjects as health, making reading fun, wind power and innovation in education. Most recently, Lommefilm collaborated with the Danish Cancer Society on a campaign that involved more than 500 young filmmakers, who made films on how sunbeds can cause cancer. The best film of the campaign ended up in Danish cinemas and was seen by more than 350,000 movie-goers. Martin Spenner will screen examples and share best practices for engaging young people in the co-creation of content. Martin Spenner

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CROSS MEDIA CROSS MEDIA 2 SUNDAY 25/9 14.00-15.45 BIOCITY 7

ANTTI HAASE: FROM CROSS MEDIA TO CROSS ART DOCUMENTARY

Antii Haase shooting

What can a documentary filmmaker learn from a dance artist, photographer or even a ceramist, who also work with real life materials and stories? Finnish documentary director Antti Haase (Illume) has worked with a wide variety of artists under the award-winning documentary project 1000 Stories, financed by YLE, AVEK and Kemi-Tornio University. 1000 Stories has innovated unique ways of collecting ‘kernel stories' and develops them into documentaries in different art forms for multiple platform distribution. One of these is his interactive painting Portrait of Elli, which recently won the Grand Prize for Luleå International Art Biennial and is part of Elli – The Cross Art Documentary, also including a dance performance, photographs and ceramics exhibition. In 1000 Stories, he has also been involved in creating Storytent TV-series and website for YLE-TV2, and book series Todentekoa for documentary artists. In his presentation, Antti Haase will talk about the cross art documentary concept, creative decisions that were made during the different projects, and show examples.

Portrait of Elli

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CROSS MEDIA

CROSS MEDIA 3 MONDAY 26/9 14.00-15.45 BIOCITY 7

KATERINA CIZEK: INSIDE THE HIGHRISE PROJECT AN EMMY-WINNING DIGITAL DOCUMENTARY EXPERIMENT FROM THE NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA

Katerina Cizek

Out My Window

HIGHRISE is a multi-media collaborative documentary experiment produced and hosted by the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and directed by Katarina Cizek. Over the years it has generated many projects working across media platforms, including interactive documentaries, mobile productions, live presentations, installations and films. Some are locality-based projects, situated in cities around the world. Other projects have gone ‘big-picture,’ with a broad, global look at the experience of vertical living. One of these projects is Out My Window, a user-generated documentary exploring the state of our urban planet, engaging people who look out onto the world from high-rise windows, and letting them tell about and show their worlds from the inside. Collectively, the HIGHRISE projects show how the documentary process can drive and participate in social change, rather than just document it. Director Katarina Cizek will screen samples of the broadly acclaimed HIGHRISE projects and share practices on innovative ways for telling national and international stories through the documentary genre. 64

Katerina Cizek is the director and creative force behind the National Film Board of Canada's HIGHRISE documentary project. It is a multi-year, many media exploration of vertical living in the global suburbs. The project's first global documentary, Out My Window, won an Emmy Award, the IDFA DocLab Award, and a U.K.based One World Media Award. Her work has documented the Digital Revolution, and has itself become part of the movement. For five years, she was the National Film Board of Canada’s Filmmakerin-Residence at an inner-city hospital, in a many-media project that won a 2008 Webby Award (‘The Internet’s Oscars’), a Banff Award, and a Canadian New Media Award. Her previous award-winning films include Seeing is Believing: Handicams, Human Rights and the News (2002, co-directed with Peter Wintonick). She teaches and presents around the world about her innovative approach to the documentary genre.


CROSS MEDIA CROSS MEDIA 4 TUESDAY 27/9 15.00-17.00 STUDI0 2, FILMBY AARHUS

HOW TO CONSTRUCT YOUR NEW MEDIA TEAM!

Granny’s Dancing on the Table

A crash course in cross-disciplinary teams giving producers, game companies and developers advice on how to find the right partners for their projects. Questions like: “Do I need a game company or a web bureau? Where do I find them? How do I check them out?” will be addressed in this workshop. Based on three projects that are in financing, development and production, we showcase and discuss the most important factors involved in finding just the right new media partners, ending up with a top ten list in co-creation with the audience. The Artists is presented by Martin Ericsson, cross media storyteller and initiator (CEO Bardo AB, former lead creative at The Company P). It is a broadcast project made in collaboration between five North European broadcasters, integrating broadcasts, live drama events, audience content creation, and participatory gaming elements.

Granny’s Dancing on the Table is presented by Helene Granqvist, film and new media producer, Good Film & Post Production. It is a feature film combined with a facebook game, online and live events. The project has developed over time from a feature film scriptwriter and director with an audience following to a full-scale crossmedia project. The Courage Generator is presented by Asta Wellejus, interactive pioneer and new media producer and developer, Die Asta Experience (Former CEO at Zentropa Interaction). This is a hybrid project combining the upcoming feature film Hvidstengruppen with an interactive universe, involving games, ARGs, interactive documentary and geotagging experiences for the audience to explore. Join the workshop and help create the commandments of crossdisciplinary teams. 65


SCANPIX SEMINAR: ARCHIVE FOOTAGE – ACUTE CHALLENGES TUESDAY 27/9 14.00-15.45 BIOCITY 7

SATURDAY 24/9 19.00 & TUESDAY 27/9 12.00 BIOCITY 7

SEMINAR: ARCHIVE FOOTAGE – ACUTE CHALLENGES

THE ACUTE MAN/DET AKUTTE MENNESKE 110’, NORWAY, 2011

For 40 years, Mads Gilbert has been fighting to save lives and create a better world. Often portrayed by Norwegian media with controversial statements, Gilbert is on record criticizing Médecins Sans Frontières for its failure to take positions in conflicts. Being a doctor as well as a politician, Gilbert has said the two roles are indistinguishable, and that “there is little in medicine that isn't politics”. Gilbert arrived on an emergency assignment for the Norwegian Aid Committee (NORWAC) with the surgeon Erik Fosse to support the humanitarian effort at al-Shifa Hospital during the 2008-2009 Israel–Gaza conflict, a period when foreign journalists were barred from entering the Gaza Strip. As international media reported from outside the conflict zone, Gilbert maintained frequent contact with Norwegian media, as well as segments of the world press, including CNN, the BBC, ABC and Al Jazeera.

Knut Erik Jensen

Based on the director Knut Erik Jensen's experiences as a documentary filmmaker, and his latest film The Acute Man (Det akutte menneske), Scanpix has arranged a special screening and panel discussion. Ove Rishøj Jensen from the European Documentary Network (EDN) will moderate the debate. The director Jensen will be present, and otherwise the panel will include Nordic directors and producers, among these Jan Dalchow and Erik Gandini. Topics for discussion will include the special difficulties associated with the use of archives in politically engaged documentaries, but also the artistic challenges that arise when integrating footage of different origins and quality. For example: • Should the audience be made aware that this is archive material? • How far can you manipulate the material to fit the film’s aesthetics and context? • How to communicate with archive owners? • What to do when use is refused? • Fair use – what limits of use does a code of conduct set?

Following a grenade strike on a Gaza City vegetable market on January 3 2009, Gilbert sent a text message to his Norwegian and international contacts, with an appeal for all who read it to pass it on. “From doctor Mads Gilbert in Gaza: Thanks for your support. They bombed the central vegetable market in Gaza city two hours ago. 80 injured, 20 killed. All came here to Shifa. Hades! We wade in death, blood and amputees. Many children. Pregnant woman. I have never experienced anything this horrible. Now we hear tanks. Tell it, pass it on, shout it. Anything. DO SOMETHING! DO MORE! We're living in the history books now, all of us!” After the attack and this text message, Gilbert became known worldwide as the Gaza Doctor. Knut Erik Jensen has created an ingenuous portrait of the professor, legend, rebel, politician, nature lover and compassionate doctor. New footage for the film is mixed with extensive use of archive footage from many sources, including Gilbert’s own archive documentation of the human suffering in the Gaza hospital. Director Knut Erik Jensen Producer Knut Erik Jensen Screenwriter Knut Erik Jensen Cinematographer Knut Erik Jensen Editor Are Syvertsen Sound Rune Hansen Production Company Filmforsyninga AS Nordkappfilm, Knut Erik Jensen Distribution/Sales & Festivals Filmforsyninga AS Strandvn. 95, N-9006 Tromsø Tel +47 9368 4950 filmlyd@gmail.com www.detakuttemenneske.no

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CYBER-ACTIVISM, REVOLUTION & FILM RELAY SATURDAY 24/9 14.00-16.45 ØST FOR PARADIS A

SATURDAY 24/9 19.00-20.45 ØST FOR PARADIS A

FILM & SEMINAR: CYBER-ACTIVISM AND POLITICAL REVOLUTION

NORDIC FILM RELAY PREMIERE

The award-winning film The Green Wave (80’, documentary, Germany/Iran, 2010, Ali Samadi Ahadi) uses a mixture of animation and original footage to explore the recent uprising in Iran after the 2009 election. In telling its story, it also draws on blogs, tweets and home footage made by Iranian citizens during the violently quelled Green Revolution. The presidential elections were supposed to bring about change, but contrary to all expectations, the ultra-conservative populist Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was confirmed in office. The protests and demonstrations by young Iranian intellectuals that followed were silenced by the government and documented only through Twitter, blogs and mobile phones. Filmmaker Ali Samadi Ahadi has created a moving documentary collage that celebrates the courage and idealism of the young Iranian activists who stood up against the abject brutality of one of the most repressive regimes in the world. The Iranian Green Revolution bears many parallels to the Arabic Spring despite the different political situations. A new generation of young people have created political tidal-waves through their use of social networks and communication, claiming their rights to democracy, civil rights and freedom of expression. Mehdi Mohseni, Iranian journalist, blogger and participant in the film, will be present to talk via Skype to Ramy Raoof, an Egyptian human rights activist, super-twitter and social media consultant, about their personal experiences and the consequences of cyber-activism in the Iranian and North African uprisings. How have social media been used on the ground for organising, documenting and boosting political protest? What role are the cyber-activists playing in creating lasting political and historical change? And are Iranian or Arab youths able to foster even stronger future protests through means of cyber-activism?

Reykjavik team shooting

In the weeks prior to the festival, 75 young people participate in a unique film relay, crossing borders and engaging in the project, young people from the five Nordisk Panorama cities: Oulu, Malmö, Reykjavik, Bergen and Aarhus. In each city, the young people will shoot some footage on mobile phones and pass it on to the next city – and the result will be five inter-Nordic short films! The project was developed as a collaboration between Nordisk Panorama and the Danish company, Lommefilm (Pocket Film). In addition to using mobile phones, the participants will also use Twitter and Facebook to communicate cross national borders. Tweets, updates and films can be followed live as the projects unfold on lommefilm.dk/nordicfilmrelay The premiere of the films resulting from this unusual project will be a celebration of the coming generation of filmmakers, of new cross-media opportunities, and of a new kind of link between the 5 Nordisk Panorama cities!

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SMALL TALKS

A SERIES OF EXPANDED LIVING ROOM TALKS WITH OUTSET IN GROUPS OF COMPETITION FILMS

MONDAY 26/9 14.00-15.00 DIE ASTA, FILMBYEN 19

ENTERING YOUNG LIVES

It is obvious, if you follow specific animation film artists, that their films are characterized by a certain style and approach. But does this stem from what they developed their specific talent for at an early point, or from continuous and deliberate choices they make? Let’s listen to the animation filmmakers talk about what they appreciate in animation and why: Erik Rosenlund (Out of Erasers), Tatu Pohjavirta (Animal for Animals), Anders Berthelsen (The Great Mistake), Tor Fruergaard (Venus). Moderator: Johan Oettinger, Animation Film Director.

Documentary filmmakers are always concerned with either working with the film team’s influence on the people filmed or avoiding too much influence. This concern is especially important when dealing with either vulnerable or young lives. Young people are simply more easily marked by experiences, including the experience of having a camera turned on them. Is it a viable goal to refuse influencing the course of events and the characters’ personal development, or is it impossible not to do so? And if it is possible, exactly how do you go about achieving that goal? Furthermore, how do you get access to young people in the first place, and how do you cope with having parents taking part in the film and looking over your shoulder. Mette-Ann Schepelern has just finished a documentary intended for young people, Isabella Grew Up about a teenager moving out of her parents’ house. Mia Halme directed Forever Yours about two siblings and a teenager taken into custody and dealing with their parents’ absence and a conflicted relation to parental authority. Schepelern and Halme will screen samples of their films and talk about their approach to their characters and if and how the presence of the camera influenced their lives. Moderator: Elin Sander, Producer, Nordisk Panorama Festival Director, Bergen 2010.

SUNDAY 25/9 16.30-17.30 DIE ASTA, FILMBYEN 19

TUESDAY 27/9 14.30-15.30 DIE ASTA, FILMBYEN 19

WOMAN CENTER FORWARD

BLOODY FILMS

At last year’s Nordisk Panorama the documentary competition included a number of films about men. Although these films differed in their approach and subject matter, it seemed to be a common denomination that the male gender, usually expected to be tough and unhesitating in its decision-making, was portrayed full of pain, introspection, hard choices, longing and complex emotions. Where were the women and why are so few documentaries portraying women? Have women been considered boring material in line with a preconceived understanding of the female as less complex, less layered, so there wouldn’t be so much to reveal?

Splatter, sci-fi, horror and zombies are present in this year’s short film selection. While for many years the short film may have been considered too arty in an old-fashioned way to embrace such content, traditionally, and very generally speaking, viewed as belonging to B-movies, the headless monsters, zombies, sweaty horror, filthy and scary future scenarios are here… now! And we are not talking amateur filmmaking, where a group of friends get together to imitate their wet B-movie dreams.

SUNDAY 25/9 15.30-16.30 DIE ASTA, FILMBYEN 19

RAISON D’ÊTRE OF ANIMATION Animation encompasses a great variety of genres. It involves simply making something move on screen – something which does not move by itself, be it a pencil line, a splash of oil paint, a thing, a drawn figure, a doll, a still photo, a decoration. Some animations are abstract, some are figurative and some of the figurative ones resemble live-action drama with respect to story structure.

This year, women are the main characters in eleven out of twenty-four documentaries, whereas men are at the center of nine. This is a clear shift. Is it coincidental or is the perception of the female as a carrier of personal stories finally coming into its own? Are women in documentaries still more or less interpreted or excused as pre-defined victims or do we see a change in that pattern? A discussion of the approach and the character of the female in present day documentaries between Maria Ramström (Love Always, Carolyn), Fia-Stina Sandlund (She’s Blonde Like Me), Iiris Härmä (Look at Me) and Brigitta Kontros (Black Swan). Moderator: Elin Amundsen Grinaker, Dramaturg, gender issue debater & artist. 68

What is the source of inspiration for bringing in these genres to the short format in the Nordic countries? Is it sub-culture filmmaking pushing it’s way into the establishment? Or does the trend come from e.g. Portugal and Spain? Is it a global trend? Did the film teams have to struggle harder with financiers and film institutes in order to get these films made than they would have with the more traditional psychological or social realistic dramas? Let’s hear what kind of experiences these filmmakers have: Kim Lysgaard Andersen (The Headless Lover), Barkur Sigthorsson (Come to Harm), Hugo Lilja (The Unliving). Moderator: Taina Ronkainen, Nordisk Panorama Festival Director, Oulu 2012.


SEMINAR & DEBATE

SUNDAY 25/9 14.00-16.00 STUDIO 2, FILMBY AARHUS

MONDAY 26/9 17.00-18.30 DIE ASTA, FILMBYEN 19

SEMINAR: NEW BUSINESS MODELS

DEBATE: INDEPENDENT FILMMAKING HOW CAN WE STRENGTHEN INDEPENDENT FILMMAKING IN THE NORDIC COUNTRIES?

Internet is often regarded as a problem by the film industry. Why pay when things can be downloaded for free albeit illegally? Transmedia. Everbody talks about it, but what does it mean and should I take part in it as a filmmaker?

It’s time for filmmakers to come together and take a stand. We are now inviting filmmakers from the Nordic countries to create a network and shape tomorrow’s film politics. Can we borrow from each other’s strategies and sharpen our arguments in common?

At this seminar, experts involved in First Motion will look at changes in production/user interaction by considering a number of supported projects. Opportunities in distribution and changes in business models and revenue streams will be discussed on the basis of First Motion’s own distribution toolbox – Baltic Universe.

In today’s culture, artists have to be contractors. Do we want to replace that system with a new vision that we believe in? How do we feel about our tax-financed film support? What values are we prepared to pay for? What in our society can we not afford to be without?

Based on these concrete experiences, First Motion is eager to exchange opinions and discuss with participants the values of digitization for you filmmakers.

A discussion among independent filmmakers from the Nordic countries about what we need to do in order to create a climate in which filmmaking can flourish.

First Motion – www.firstmotion.eu – is a EU project for the Baltic Sea Region, which is researching how to tell/$ell a story in a digital world. Partners in the project are: Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia and Poland.

Organizer: Swedish Independent Film Association OFF

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PANEL TALK & SUPER FILMS SATURDAY 24/9 12.00-13.30 STUDI0 2, FILMBY AARHUS

PANEL TALK: THE GOOD SHORT FILM

SATURDAY 24/9 10.00 DIE ASTA, FILMBYEN 19 SUNDAY 25/9 10.00 ØST FOR PARADIS B

SUPER 16 & SUPER 8 FILMS

Words

Little Death

Liv

Manden der ønskede sig et spejl

The two independent film schools – Super 16 and Super 8 – will be hosting this panel discussion on the subject: What makes a good short film good? When does it work? The panel consists of professionals with wide and varied experience, and each panel member will give a brief talk on the subject based on his or her own individual area of expertise. The goal of this session is to give a better understanding of what makes a short film good in order to keep those properties in mind as early in the process as possible and to nurture them as the film takes shape. Hence, the panel discussion will be of interest to people working in any part of the business, including development, budgeting, production and PR. The panel consists of Richard Raskin (Associate Professor at Information and Media Studies, Aarhus University), Stefanie Reis (Acquisitions, KurzFilmAgentur Hamburg), Sven Vinge (Film Director, DK), and will be moderated by Mads Damsbo (Cocreator of Ekko Shortlist and head of Super16).

SUPER 16 & SUPER 8 RECEPTION The independent film schools Super 16 and Super 8 will be hosting the Alternative Short Film Drink later the same day from 17.00 to 18.00 in the festival café Die Asta, where a variety of their latest productions will be screened.

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The independent film school Super 16 was established in Copenhagen 1999. The students organize everything themselves, including the financing of the school and of projects as well as the enrollment of new students. At Nordisk Panorama in Aarhus 2001, an initiative was presented which led to the founding of the sister school in Aarhus, Super 8. For the first time, the two schools are presenting a joint selection of their films: 15 shorts divided into three sections. NB! Tickets: 25 DKK. More info about the films: www.super8.dk and www.super16.dk

10:00 SECTION A: 65 MIN. 3 SUPER 16 FILMS

Fjorten år og to nætter / When I Turned Fourteen, 21’ Liv, 23’. Før stormen / Before the Storm, 21’

11.20 SECTION B: 73 MIN. 4 SUPER 16 FILMS

Tomrum, 15’ Manden der ønskede sig et spejl, 14’ Ord / Words, 15’ Vejen til paradis / The Road to Paradise, 29’

12.50 SECTION C: 80 MIN. 8 SUPER 8 PRODUCTIONS

Ved daggry / At Dawn, 6’ Oceaniden / The Oceanide, 8’ Flugt / Escape, 8’ Vinter / Winter, 14’ Den lille død / Little Death, 9’ Strip – musikvideo/short, 6’ Drama – music video, 4’ Den gyldne kollibri / The Golden Hummingbird, 24’


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CHILDREN’S PANORAMA FRIDAY 23/9 10.00 BIOCITY 9

NEW NORDIC CHILDREN’S SHORTS

THE FIR TREE/GRANTRÆET 26’, DENMARK, 2011

When just a cone, a little fir tree is kidnapped by a mouse. It takes root and grows up far from its family. The tree is hopeful and has big ambitions, bravely facing its problems. One day in December everything changes when a little boy falls in love with the fir tree. Based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen. Director Lars Ostenfeld. Producer Mette Heide. Screenwriter Bo Hr. Hansen, Lars H. Ostenfeld. Cinematographer Erik Zappon. Editor Kaspar Astrup Schröder. Sound Kristoffer Salting, Kristian Eidnes. Music Kristian Eidnes Andersen. Cast Jette Termann. Production Company plus pictures, Mette Heide Distribution/Sales & Festivals plus pictures. Vester Voldgade 83, 1 DK-1552 Copenhagen. Tel +45 3313 3003. Fax +45 3313 3004. info@pluspictures.dk. www.pluspictures.dk

I AM ROUND/JAG ÄR RUND 14’, SWEDEN, 2011

Unlike everyone else, Mathilda is born round. Once she grows up, she tries to adapt to the quadratic standard. But without success. One day at her boring job she finally meets Alex. He is just like she is. Round. Director Mario Adamson. Producer Mario Adamson. Screenwriter Mario Adamson. Cinematographer Mario Adamson. Editor Adam Georgiou. Animation Rikard Gartmyhr, Charlotte Öström. Sound Peter Adolfsson. Music Mario Adamson. Production Company Medusa Production, Mario Adamson. Distribution/Sales Medusa Production. Vikstensvägen 55 S-121. 56 Johanneshov. Tel +46 70 6202443. mario@medusa-productions.com. www.medusa-productions.com Festival Distribution The Swedish Film Institute. Att: Andreas Fock P.O. Box 27126 S-102 52 Stockholm. Tel +46 8 665 1136. Fax +46 8661 1820. andreas.fock@sfi.se. www.sfi.s

LEARNING TO PLAY/SOITTO-OPPILAS

THE LAST NORWEGIAN TROLL /DET SISTE NORSKE TROLLET 13’, NORWAY, 2010

9’, FINLAND, 2011

A boy is trying hard to learn to play the flute. He is disturbed by a strange noise from the outside. But beyond the old fence is an unknown wilderness.

In the old days, Norway use to be a safe haven for trolls, but not anymore. One day, three young goats decide to get rid of an old troll who lives under a bridge. Little do they know that he is the last survivor of his species, the very last troll of Norway.

Director JP Saari. Producer Eija Saarinen. Screenwriter JP Saari. Cinematographer JP Saari. Editor JP Saari. Animation JP Saari. Sound Simo Reunamäki. Music JP Saari, Simo Reunamäki. Cast Jenni Rahkonen. Production Company Turku Arts Academy, Eija Saarinen. Distribution/Sales & Festivals Turku Arts Academy. Linnankatu 54 SF-20100 Turku. Tel +358 2263 350. Fax +358 22633 5791. ammattikorkeakoulu@turkuamk.fi. www.taideakatemia.turkuamk.fi

Director Pjotr Sapegin. Producer Gry Nøstdahl. Screenwriter Pjotr Sapegin. Cinematographer Janne Hansen. Editor Inge-Lise Langfeldt. Sound Alexander Thörnqvist. Production Company Pravda, Gry Nøstdahl. Distribution/Sales & Festivals Norwegian Film Institute. Att: Toril Simonsen P.O. Box 482, Sentrum N-0105 Oslo. Tel +47 2247 4574. Fax +47 2247 4597 ts@nfi.no. www.nfi.no

SID THE PIKE/GÄDDAN SID 9’, SWEDEN, 2011

Sid is the name of a lazy pike that the filmmaker dives with and films. Keen on free lunches, Sid is eager to stay close to the camera. Director Tony Holm. Producer Tony Holm. Screenwriter Tony Holm. Cinematographer Tony Holm. Editor Tony Holm. Sound Tony Holm and CloudberrySound, Henrik Ohlin. Production Company Aqua Foto, Tony Holm, Tony Holm. Distribution/Sales & Festivals Aqua Foto, Tony Holm. Fjällgatan 20 S-413 17 Göteborg. Tel +46 3119 9614. tony.holm@just.nu. tony.holm.just.nu

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CHILDREN’S PANORAMA MONDAY 26/9 10.00 BIOCITY 7

TUESDAY 27/9 10.00 BIOCITY 7

FOREVER YOURS

SIBLINGS – FOR BETTER OR WORSE

FOREVER YOURS/IKUISESTI SINUN

SIBLINGS – FOR BETTER OR WORSE/ SÅDAN ER SØSKENDE

77’, FINLAND, 2011

A film about children who have been taken into custody. Through its portrayal of the children, their biological and foster parents, the film depicts love and loss in everyday life. Director Mia Halme. Producer Sonja Lindén. Screenwriter Mia Halme. Cinematographer Peter Flinckenberg, Anssi Leino. Editor Samu Heikkilä. Sound Kirka Sainio. Production Company Avanton Productions Oy, Sonja Lindén. Distribution/Sales Deckert Distribution. Marienplatz 1 D-04103 Leipzig. Tel +49 341 215 6638. Fax +49 341 215 6639. info@deckert-distribution.com. www.deckert-distribution.com Festival Distribution The Finnish Film Foundation. Att: Marja Pallassalo. Kanavakatu 12, FI-00160 Helsinki. Tel +358 9 6220 3021. Fax +358 9 6220 3050. marja.pallassalo@ses.fi. www.ses.fi

Siblings – For Better or Worse is a brand new Danish series of four documentary films for ages 8 to 12. These four films depict a flock of children and their parents, and what the children have in common is that they are all siblings. About how hard it can be and how lovely it can be to have a brother or sister one loves – and at times does not love at all. These films reflect sibling life in Denmark today – and tells about children who, each in his or her own way, have to pass through major changes in the lives they know.

ME AND MY TWIN/MIG OG MIN TVILLING 20’, DENMARK, 2011 Director Mikala Krogh. Cinematographer Adam Philp og Mikala Krogh. Editor Cathrine Ambus. Sound Morten Green. Music Asger Baden & Peder.

STUCK IN THE MIDDLE/LIGE MIDT IMELLEM 15’, DENMARK, 2011 Director Laila Hodell. Cinematographer Casper Høyberg. Editor Elisabeth Colding. Sound Rene Mundeling & Luise Hodell. Music Asger Baden & Peder.

JENNI’S BIG SISTER/JENNIS STORESØSTER 18’, DENMARK, 2011 Director Max Kestner. Cinematographer Max Kestner. Editor Per K Kirkegaard. Sound Morten Green. Music Asger Baden & Peder. Still photo Stig Stasig.

ME WITHOUT YOU/MIG UDEN DIG 20’, DENMARK, 2011 Director Aage Rais-Nordentoft. Cinematographer Niels Thastum. Additional Photography Talib Rasmussen. Editor Rebekka Lønqvist. Sound Morten Green. Music Band Ane. Producers Bodil Cold-Ravnkilde, Stefan Frost & Henrik Underbjerg. Contact Radiator Film. Filmbyen 23, DK-8000 Aarhus C. www.radiatorfilm.com. stefan@radiatorfilm.com/henrik@radiatorfilm.com. Tel +45 2128 0030/+45 2215 7022.

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FROM THE TREASURE CHEST The art cinema, Øst for Paradis, presents a selection of documentary films from their treasure chest. Previous winners of Nordisk Panorama, Northern classics, evergreens… and the well-known Our Daily Bread dealing with an issue related to the festival’s sustainability efforts. NB! Films in original version with Danish subtitles.

FRIDAY 23/9 16.30 ØST FOR PARADIS A

MONDAY 26/9 16.30 ØST FOR PARADIS A

ARMBRYDERSKEN FRA ENSAMHETEN/ ARMBRYTERSKEN FRÅN ENSAMHETEN

HEFTIG OG BEGEJSTRET/HEFTIG OG BEGISTRET 105’, DOCUMENTARY, SWEDEN/NORWAY, 2001

78’, DOCUMENTARY, SWEDEN, 2004

We meet 23 year old Heidi, the world champion of arm wrestling. She lives in the deserted woodlands of Lapland in Northern Sweden, in the village Ensamheten. This is a village of 17 people – all in the same family! It might have been a normal village except for the fact that they all share a common passion for arm wrestling. A very special, warm and funny film. Director Lisa Munthe & Helen Ahlsson. Producer Helen Ahlsson. Editor Anders Teigen. Music Joakim Häggström.

In this film we follow the men of “Berlevåg Mannskor” – Berlevåg Men s Choir – in the small Norwegian town of Berlevåg near the North Cape. These men get up and sing in the seaside town at all times of the year and in all kinds of weather. We follow the men during a whole year, both privately and as members of the choir. Together they make a memorable tour to Murmansk in Russia. A funny and absolutely irresistible film. Director Knut Erik Jensen. Producer Tom Remlov, Jan-Erik Gammleng. Editor Aslaug Holm.

TUESDAY 27/9 16.30 ØST FOR PARADIS A SUNDAY 25/9 16.30 ØST FOR PARADIS A

VORES DAGLIGE BRØD/UNSER TÄGLICH BROT 92’, DOCUMENTARY, AUSTRIA, 2005

INTO ETERNITY 85’, DOCUMENTARY, DENMARK, 2010

An artificially made system of tunnels in the Finnish mountains is to be filled with radioactive waste. This will remain here for the next 100,000 years. But if anybody accidentally finds these tunnels, how can we make them understand that it is of vital importance to stay away? A quiet but terrifying film. Director Michael Madsen. Producer Lise Lense-Møller. Cinematographer Heikki Färm. Editor Daniel Dencik, Stefan Sundlöf. Distributer Films Transit International 74

We get a very rare look at an ice-cold food industry – without any ethical concern for animals or for the humans employed there. We get to see the strange and yet fascinating processes, and we are very much surprised to experience the production of much of what we eat and drink. A visually stunning and thought-provoking film. Director Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Wolfgang Widerhofer. Producer Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Markus Glaser, Michael Kitzberger, Wolfgang Widerhofer. Screenwriter Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Wolfgang Widerhofer. Cinematographer Nikolaus Geyrhalter. Editor Wolfgang Widerhofer.


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SAMI SHORT FILMS

SUNDAY 25/9 12.00 BIOCITY 7

SAMI SHORTS

When the unlucky super hero, Niillas, fails in thwarting the administrator’s malicious plans in the short film Butt-Niillas, it might not just be his old-fashioned getup and problems with his snowmobile that are to blame. His very name is a no go! Niillas is a Sami name and isn’t publicly accepted. For this reason, many Samis adopt two names; one for use informally in Sami situations and one for official use. This film is a part of this year’s special Sami selection – the first of its kind, which will consist of 12 short films that focus on, and draw inspiration from, Sami culture and identity. The Sami region covers a large geographical area in Northern Europe and crosses the national borders of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia. Through sharing a common language and a traditional way of living the Sami people remain culturally independent from the national majorities in these countries. The Sami minority is comprised of approximately 75,000 people, 40,000 of which reside in Norway. In societies governed by market economics and protected property rights, there is increasingly little space for traditional Sami living, based on a sense of community and respect for nature.

Rockabilly

Despite increasing marginalization of Sami culture, its presence is still visible in a broad cross-section of the Northern European community, even amongst younger generations. In the two autobiographical documentaries, Down and Out and The Sound of Calves in the Wind, the directors reflect on their Sami origins and their attempts to find their feet in a modern world. In the enthralling dance film, The Wind Whispers There Is Someone Behind the Tundra, the Sami dress is elegantly presented. Equally, in the musical film, Árvas, modern pop is mixed with traditional Sami vocals – joik – whilst images of the snow covered landscape pass by. Snow and reindeer, integral to the Sami way of living for many generations, are continuously recurring elements throughout the films. The Samis have previously lived as nomads, following the seasons and the migration of their livestock. Today, many Sami make a living raising reindeer and own large herds of domesticated reindeer. The Sami’s continuing unique relationship with their herds is depicted in the Norwegian documentary, Reindeer Princess – a beguiling portrait of Anne and her unsurpassable reindeer, Ena II. The pair are the world champions in a sport little known outside of the most Northern territories, skiing behind reindeer, or in other words simply reindeer racing! These life affirming and exceptionally produced qualities are also exhibited in the documentary Legacy. A beautiful short film that succeeds in simultaneously expressing the essence of traditional Sami culture and the warm familar relationship between a grandmother and her grandchildren. The film offers a sobering account of the grandmother’s preparation of a dead bird with the children. The film shows how everything goes to good use, everything from the windpipe to the feet gets used in a way that shows that naturalness of dealing with life in this way. This is a film that ought be mandatory for every spoiled and alienated school child in todays consumer society. Feel free to contemplate and chew the selection over, and look forward to watching Sami superheroes, trolls, frogs and herds of reindeer.

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Tundra of Arvas

The Wind Whispers There is Someone Behind the Tundra/Biegga Savkala Duoddarild Duohken Lea Soames: Independent of both time and space, this film dances through an exploration of Sami culture (10’, documentary, Norway, 2006, Elle Sofe Henriksen & Ken Are Bongo). Butt-Niillas/urte-Niillas: Meet the Sami superhero on a Mission Impossible (2’, animation, Norway, 2009, Per-Josef Idivuoma). Down and Out/Láhppon: An autobiographical film about the director’s feeling torn between a Finnish mother and a Sami father (17’, documentary, Finland, 2005, Virva Guttorm). Rockabilly: Reindeer horror. The director’s first encounter with a herd of reindeer – the Sami’s traditional livelihood (9’, experimental, Sweden, 2006, Liselotte Wajstedt). The Sound of Calves in the Wind/Ruovggas Biekkas: A personal account of a Sami woman’s difficult decision (8’, documentary, Finland, 2003, Anne Lantto). The Frog That Was Rather Ugly/Cuoppu, Guhte Lei Viehka Ropmi: If you like satirical comics, you’ll love this frog! (4’, animation, Finland, 2010, Jouni West and Pia Mikkliä). Man was Born Out of the Sea/Olmmoš Riegádii Mearas: Evolution summed up in 2 minutes (2’, experimental, Finland, 2008, Sunna Kitti). Legacy/Árbi: Nature and technology for advanced learners. Beautiful film about culture, tradition, family and using what nature has to offer (5’, documentary, Finland, 2007, Kirsti Länsman). Tundra of Árvas/Árvas: Endless sky. Catchy pop music meets traditional Sami yoik (4’ fiktion, Sweden, 2009, Liselotte Wajstedt). Granny Stumbles/Ákku Skuppáristij: When you’ve run out of luck, it’s pretty handy to have a highly educated troll at your side (3’, animation, Finland, 2008, Mariann Aikio). Reindeer Princess/Heargeprinseassa: Anne is a rough and ready girl with a thing for speed. Along with her reindeer Ena II, she is the world’s fastest reindeer racer (28’, documentary, Norway, 2010, Nils John Porsanger).


ANIMATION MONDAY 26/9 12.00 BIOCITY 9

ANIMATION

HUM

Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark, is internationally renowned as a center of learning and as a workspace within the realm of film animation and production of animation for video games and other media. The workshop will be presenting a selection of their films. The Saga of Biörn: Biôrn, an old Viking, is determined to reach Valhalla, the warrior’s afterlife full of excessive drinking and debauchery. To gain entry he has to die honorably in battle, but he discovers the right death isn’t quite that easy to come by (7’, 2011, Benjamin Kousholt). Backwater Gospel: As long as anyone can remember, the coming of The Undertaker has meant the coming of death. Until one day the grim promise fails and tension builds as the God-fearing townsfolk of Backwater wait for someone to die (10’, 2011, Bo Mathorne). Captain Awesome: Captain Awesome is about to save the day once again, when an upset stomach threatens to ruin it all. The story of a superhero’s race against time to save his image and humanity before it all goes down the drain! (8’, 2011, Ercan Bozdogan). Elk Hair Caddis: A father escapes his stressful life with his many tadpoles to his favorite hideout by the river. His peace and quiet is suddenly disturbed by his neighbor’s attempt to catch the fish of his dreams (4’, 2010, Magnus Møller). Leitmotif: Leitmotif is the story of the last lonely member of a jazz band, living only through his music and the daily visits of a white cat. One day nostalgia takes over, and he comes upon a crazy idea (2009, Jeanette Nørgaard). Project Alpha: The race to space is on. As nations compete, we follow the progress of a single chimpanzee that’s been recruited into the Space Program. His results might prove influential for the better of all mankind, but will he be up to the challenge? (5’, 2009, Nicolaj Slothuus). Office Noise: When different personalities clash in a typical office environment ... (4’, 2008, Torben Søttrup). HUM: The small turntable-headed robot Hum sits left alone in an old workshop. He decides to create a friend to have fun with (9’, Søren 2007, Bendt Pedersen). The

Guest: In a society where we take care of each other with bullets, the old widow Elsa is trapped in old habits. When her lonely dinner is brutally interrupted, Elsa makes a decision that changes more than her own life; understanding that Paradise is lost without others (7’, 2010, Henrik Malmgren). Abuela grillo/Grandma Grasshopper: Abuela Grillo, the main character, means Grandmother Grasshopper and refers to the Bolivian myth that says the rain falls when grandmother grasshopper sings. Consequently, a small rain cloud follows Abuela Grillo everywhere she goes. When she sings – it rains (12’, 2010, Denis Chapon). Die FlederOma: An elderly lady spends all her time caring for her precious kitchen garden. One day a small cheeky chipmunk begins to destroy her garden and a wild chase begins (4’, 2009, Stine Sørensen).

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SHORT MATTERS SATURDAY 24/9 21.00 ØST FOR PARADIS A

SHORT MATTERS 1

Stay, Away

Lights

Joseph’s Snails

Out of Love

Amor: Five minutes. 1000 Euro. Everybody's happy. In a city where young, rich people will spend whatever it takes to get what they want, Thomas provides them with a service no one else will (14’, fiction, Norway, 2009, Thomas Wangsmo). Lights/Ampelmann: A comedy. It is the story of a small-town police officer with big dreams of being a hero. His only problem is that the peaceful village at the end of the world offers no opportunity for heroism. So he decides to take matters into his own hands (14’, fiction, Germany, 2009, Giulio Ricciarelli). Joseph's Snails/Les Escargots de Joseph: A French stop motion animation short about the boy Joseph who collects snails. A weird and sweet little short which takes in the real and a fantasy world (12’, animation, France, 2009, Sophie Roze). Stay, Away/Blijf Bij Me, Weg: Five fragments describing the relational problems between three family members, in particular the struggle of the mother, split between her partner and her daughter (24’, fiction, Holland, 2009, Paloma Aguilera Valdebenito). Out of Love/Ønskebørn: Fusing documentary and fiction, Out Of Love depicts the lives of children trying to survive the aftermath of war in Kosovo. Through monologues performed by the children against the eerie backdrops of Pristina, the film tells their gripping and sad story of memory, loss and fear (29’, documentary/fiction, Denmark, 2009, Birgitte Stærmose). Venus vs. Me: Entangled in a realm of thought, 12-year-old Marie has trouble growing up. When her young mother brings home a new boyfriend, questions remain unanswered and communication seems impossible. Frenetic, Marie tries to win back her mother while she silently finds solace in a world of memories (27’, fiction, Belgium, 2009, Nathalie Teirlinck).The Little Snow Animal/Lumikko: It’s not wrong to want love – you just need to look for it in the right place (19’, documentary, 78

Tussilago

Finland, 2009, Miia Tervo). Tussilago: An animated documentary about West German terrorist Norbert Kröcher who was arrested for having planned to kidnap the Swedish politician Anna-Great Leijon. Among the people arrested during the subsequent raids was Kröcher’s former girlfriend A. This is her story (15’, animation/ documentary, Sweden, 2010, Jonas Odell).


SHORT MATTERS SUNDAY 25/9 19.00 ØST FOR PARADIS A

SHORT MATTERS 2

Hanoi – Warszawa

Maria’s Way

The External World

Rendezvous in Stella-Plage

Hanoi – Warszawa: Smuggled across borders, cheated by immoral intermediaries, trailed by police, at the mercy of foreigners – such is the fate of illegal immigrants from Vietnam who try to settle in Poland. A drama where you see what torment immigrants go through when trying to reach Europe (30’, fiction, Poland, 2009, Katarzyna Klimkiewicz). Maria’s Way: An observational documentary which allows a glimpse into the ways of the modern pilgrims and a woman who awaits their arrival at her small slice of the Camino de Santiago (16’, documentary, UK/Spain, 2009, Anne Milne). Talleres Clandestinos: A young woman from Bolivia gets a job as a seamstress in Argentina. A film that tells about the abuse and exploitation of poor workers in South America (40’, fiction, Austria/Argentina, 2010, Catalina Molina). Rendezvous in StellaPlage/Rendez-vous à Stella-Plage: Volunteers hold funerals for unknown or forgotten deceased. In a phone booth on the beach, Stella-Plage, a phone is ringing. A young couple strolling by picks up the receiver. At the other end of the line, a mother is trying to reach her daughter (18’, fiction, France, 2009, Shalimar Preuss). Diarchy/ Diarchia: Two friends challenge each other in a number of macho competitions. All is fun and games until something goes terribly wrong (20’, fiction, Italy, 2010, Ferdinando Cito Filomarino). The External World: A fifteen-minute collection of vignettes that shine a light on the dark recesses of modern civilized society. The External World borrows vernacular from such components of pop culture as video games, cinema, both classic and contemporary animation, and more (15’, animation, Germany, 2010, David OReilly). Here I am/Itt Vagyok: Viktor can’t sleep, so he wanders around in the city. He meets various friends as well as strangers. He is looking for something. Just like the rest of us (36’, fiction, Hungary, 2010, Bálint Szimler).

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OUT & AROUND WEDNESDAY 21/9 21.00 & FRIDAY 23/9 21.00

STREET THE FILM

Street the Film gives you the opportunity to hang out in the street, watching extraordinary shorts. From out of the darkness, the films leap onto the façades of buildings. Stroll over to the open air sofas downtown and take a seat! Locations: · Klostergade 82 · Klostertorv.

SATURDAY 24/9 19.00-21.00 SLAGTEHAL 3

SATURDAY 24/9 & SUNDAY 25/9 10.15-16.45 AROS

TRASH THE FILM

LOOPS IN AROS

Welcome to Trash the Film – two hours of film with a dirty moral and a rotten sense of humour.

In the cinema of the new impressive museum of modern art, ARoS, you can see a selection of experimental and animation films from the festival program. During the weekend, the films will be screened on DVD and will be presented in a loop, from shortly after the opening until just before the closing of the museum. Tear off the coupon below to obtain a 25% discount on the entrance fee to the museum. Take the opportunity to wander through the extensive permanent collection, featuring works by such world class artists as Pipilotti Rist, Bill Viola, Tony Oursler, and the special exhibitions Con Amore and Snapshots from Slumberland – 3 x Krull. Read more about the museum’s exhibits and events at www.aros.dk

Film trash from garbage cans all over the world will be thrown at the faces of the unsuspecting audience. Nothing is too vulgar or sickening. Trash films call for a new, bizarre and different category of taste, spinning the audience into a whirlpool of dirt, violence and human banalities. We promise a groovy night in a comfortably boozed atmosphere. We guarantee that all fearless viewers will have a queasy and absolutely unforgettable evening!

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MARKET & FORUM SATURDAY 24/9-TUESDAY 27/9 MEETING ROOM 4, FILMBY AARHUS, FILMBYEN 21

SATURDAY 24/9-TUESDAY 27/9 STUDIO 1, FILMBY AARHUS, FILMBYEN 23

NORDISK PANORAMA MARKET

NORDISK FORUM FOR CO-FINANCING OF DOCUMENTARIES

As a parallel activity to Nordisk Panorama â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5 Cities Film Festival, Filmkontakt Nord organises Nordisk Panorama Market, which offers a unique overview of some 250 new short film and documentary titles independently produced in the Nordic region within the last year that are registered in Filmkontakt Nordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s online film catalogue.

Since 1994, Nordisk Forum has been the main funding event for the Nordic documentary community.

Utmost efficiency is guaranteed through the digital screening system and the special features, which make it possible to create individual selections, contact distributors directly, take notes and keep track of work already done. Nordisk Panorama Market welcomes international film festivals, distributors and buyers from all over the world. Depending on availability, the market is also open to other accredited guests. NPM one-to-one As a new initiative at Nordisk Panorama Market, we are introducing NPM one-to-one: short meetings of 10-15 minutes giving the market professionals and the Nordic filmmakers a chance to meet face to face. The meetings will take place at the market from 10.00 to 12.00 on market days and are pre-arranged by Filmkontakt Nord. Drop by the Market Desk and check out the names and slots available. NPM Online NPM Online is a service provided by Filmkontakt Nord for prescreening purposes around the clock. In this password protected screening room, festival programmers, buyers and distributers can stream full-length films year round at their own convenience. Go to www.filmkontakt.com for further information. There you can also find the Nordisk Panorama Market batch of films when they are published after the festival, as well as other recent selections and films from previous years. Nordisk Panorama Market Opening Hours 24 September 09.00-19.00 25 September 09.00-19.00 26 September 09.00-19.00 27 September 09.00-18.00

Nordisk Forum is the annual meeting place for Nordic documentary producers, directors, commissioning editors from TV, film institutes and regional film funds as well as international decision-makers. During the two days of pitching, a selection of 24 new documentary projects will be pitched to more than 40 attending decision-makers and experts. Afternoons are set aside for individual meetings between decision-makers and those proposing selected projects. Among the projects to be pitched, Nordisk Forum presents five Nordic Wildcards to boost the element of innovation and surprise. The projects are brought to our attention by the documentary consultants at the Nordic film institutes and will be announced on the spot. Nordisk Forum kicks off on Sunday the 25th of September with the networking event Producers Meet Producers. This event aims to facilitate the efforts to find suitable co-production partners and form the bonds necessary to access funds across borders through presentation and speed dating sessions. In connection with Producers Meet Producers, FkN introduces a specially invited foreign delegation at Nordisk Forum, enabling the invitees to connect with the Nordic documentary community. This year Nordisk Forum welcomes a German speaking delegation from Switzerland, Austria and Germany. Nordisk Forum is open to professionals who have applied for and been granted a seat. Some 200 professionals will attend the event, and we are looking forward to three intensive days of networking, pitching and discussing the selected projects. Nordisk Forum Opening Hours 24 September 14.00-17.00 (registration only) 25 September 14.00-17.00 (registration only) 26 September 08:00-18.00 27 September 08.00-18.00

Jing Haase Nordisk Panorama Market Manager

Christina Jul Gregersen Nordisk Forum Manager, Filmkontakt Nord

Amila Irkinagi Nordisk Panorama Market Coordinator

Mathilde Rosendahl Philipsen Nordisk Forum Coordinator, Filmkontakt Nord

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NORDISK PANORAMA OUTLOOK SATURDAY 24/9-MONDAY 26/9 STUDIO 2, FILMBY AARHUS, FILMBYEN 23

NORDISK PANORAMA OUTLOOK

Nordisk Panorama Outlook is an industry section in connection with Nordisk Panorama – 5 Cities Film Festival. Focusing on international financing, distribution and sales, NP Outlook is aimed at filmmakers who want to keep in touch with the latest trends at the international market. Filmkontakt Nord presents a series of talks and professional meetings that bring some of the key players and key issues of today’s short and documentary film market into focus. Don’t miss this opportunity to get to know who is who, who does what and how to do it right yourself!

PROGRAMME SATURDAY 24/9 14:30-15:00: Selling Films Socially with Distrify Have you made a film but can’t get it in the cinemas? Do you have people from around the world asking when your documentary will be available? Have you tried selling online? Distrify is an option for film distributors and producers who want to sell directly online, turning the familiar film-trailer into a point-of-sale for VOD, downloads, DVDs and screenings. Managing Director of Distrify, Peter Gerard, will present Distrify's unique toolset, that can help you engage with your audience and incentivize legal sharing, turning your audience into a global salesforce for your film. Join us for a discussion about online marketing strategies, social media and creative concepts for distribution. Speaker: Peter Gerard, Distrify. 15:00-16:00: Distribution Strategies How do distributors work with targeting documentaries? And how do their methods vary from one distribution window to the other? We have invited three experienced distributors to share their knowledge on targeting documentaries via cinema, DVD and video on demand. Terry Stevens will present a case study bringing Into Eternity out on DVD and cinema in the UK, Artur Liebhart talks about his work with Armadillo in Poland, and Andreas Wildfang will talk about his online documentary platform realeyz.tv. Learn more about how different documentaries are targeted across different windows. Speakers: Terry Stevens (DogWoof, UK), Artur Liebhart (Against Gravity, Poland), Andreas Wildfang (EYZ Media & realeyz.tv, Germany). 16:00-17:00: Synergy or Separation – are the windows closing? For some years it has seemed like “old” and “new” distribution methods for documentaries were two separate worlds. Releases through different distribution windows have been kept apart and fights have been fought to keep it like this. But is this approach to documentary distribution changing? And are the “old” and “new” distributors finding collaborative ways leading to synergy? We will open the windows to take a look. Speakers: Jamie King (VODO, UK), Peter Jäger (Autlook, Austria). 17:00-18:00: Documentary Openings Whether targeting a wide audience or professionals, the very first minutes of your film are the most important ones. If you do not grab the attention of your viewers within the very first minutes, they will most likely not watch the remaining part of your film. Jan Rofekamp is addressing this essential problem by showing a number of great documentary openings and identifying key issues to make sure your next beginning does not become the end. Speaker: Jan Rofekamp (Films Transit, Canada).

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SUNDAY 25/9 16:30-18:00: Breaking Through to the US Market How does a Nordic documentary get US financing? Which US financiers are looking for Nordic documentaries? Through a case study we will examine what it takes to make your documentary work for the US market, and the US financiers present for Nordisk Panorama will introduce what works for them. Speakers: Sigrid Dyekjær (Danish Documentary, Denmark), Ian Davies (Initialize Films, UK), Basil Tsiokos (Sundance Film Festival, Curator indieWIRE @ Hulu, USA), Simon Kilmurry (POV, USA). 18:15-19:30: Meet the Decision-Makers of Nordisk Forum Every year Nordisk Forum for Co-financing of Documentaries is attended by some 30-40 Nordic and international decision-makers. In this session you will get a quick introduction to all the commissioning editors from TV, film institutes and regional film funds, as well as to international sales agents and other experts attending this year’s forum. Don’t miss this chance to learn who is who and what they can do for you!

MONDAY 26/9 15:00-16:00: How to Navigate the Digital Waters Taking a look at online platforms, how can you distribute and monetize shorts on the Internet? Stefanie Reis from KurzFilmAgentur Hamburg talks about the possibilities and pitfalls when navigating the digital waters drawing on the latest insights in the field. Hear more about how to place your film in the right spot, draw attention to it, and make sure it’s not lost in the big sea of content online. Do you have personal experiences with the online distribution of shorts – successful or unsuccessful? Join the following discussion and share your knowledge! Speaker: Stefanie Reis (KurzFilmAgentur Hamburg, Germany). 16:00-16:30: QuickFire - meet the short film buyers and sales agents An introduction to the short film professionals attending Nordisk Panorama. Meet the buyers and sales agents, find out what they are looking for and get an update on the state of the art of the international short film market. Speakers: Romen Podzyhun (Moviola, Canada), Urszula Skassa (Canal+, Poland), Dawn Sharpless (Dazzle ShortFilmLabel, UK), Stefanie Reis (KurzFilmAgentur Hamburg, Germany), Linda Olszewski (Shorts International, USA), Juan Escudero (Some Like It Short, Spain), Jan Naszewski (New Europe Film Sales, Poland). 16:30-18:00: Who Would Buy This? Put your film to the test and find out about its distribution potential from the people who know. In this session we urge people to bring their short film and show it on the spot. The screening will be followed by live feed back from some of the experienced short film distributors and buyers attending this year’s Nordisk Panorama. Come if you dare! This session is not for sissies… Speakers: Romen Podzyhun (Moviola), Linda Olszewski (Shorts International), Dawn Sharpless (Dazzle Distribution), Jan Naszewski (New Europe Film Sales, Poland), Juan Escudero (Some Like it Short, Spain). Jing Haase Nordisk Panorama Market Manager Filmkontakt Nord Ove Rishøj Jensen Moderator European Documentary Network


DOCXCHANGE FORUM WEDNESDAY 28/9 09.00-18.00 STUDIO 1-2, FILMBY AARHUS, FILMBYEN 23

DOCXCHANGE FORUM

An initiative of Filmkontakt Nord and Hot Docs, in cooperation with Shareplay, docXchange is a two-phase programme aimed at fostering professional development, offering potential financing opportunities, and creating long-term cooperation in the field of interactive documentary production for North American and European producers.

specifically on the process of finding and cultivating new business models within media production. Featuring real world cases, as well as structured approaches for identifying new business models in different areas of (trans)media production, the safari is set to spot the new biz out there. Join Shareplay for the ride! Speakers: TBA

The first phase of docXchange took place in May with a three-day seminar and workshop at Hot Docs in Toronto, Canada. Nordisk Panorama is now hosting the second phase, a financing forum, learning experience and networking event for producers and decision-makers from various areas of new media production.

NETWORKING SALOON Looking for new media partners in games, apps, web or film? Bring your WANTED poster, place it on the wall in the Networking Saloon and wait for someone to hunt you down or just go hunting yourself! The Networking Saloon will be open all afternoon.

Of the 20 projects which participated in the first phase of docXchange, 12 have been selected to pitch and receive feedback from decision-makers and experts in an open forum. During the afternoon, the forum features individual meetings, a number of seminars providing insight into new media trends and business models, and a Networking Saloon offering opportunities to seek out future cross-media partners.

PROGRAMME 09.00 Welcome 09.15 Pitching Session 1 10.45 Break 11.15 Pitching Session 2 12.45 Lunch 14.30 Individual Meetings / Seminars / Networking Saloon 18.00 Closing

Contacts: Christina Jul Gregersen +45 6131 8539 Mathilde Rosendahl Philipsen +45 2721 0695

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SEMINARS THE NEW DOCUMENTARY MOVEMENT The paradigm is shifting for documentary producers working in the new media landscape. How do international artists deal with urgent demands for creative transparency, transmedia assets, civic engagement, revenue models, platform independence, impact data, and a complete re-envisioning of the audience? It can be overwhelming but should in fact be inspiring. This presentation by Wendy Levy, the founding director of the Producers Institute for New Media Technologies, highlights projects and platforms that are pushing the limits of global public media with technology-inspired tools for collaboration, alternative storytelling and social change. Speaker: Wendy Levy, Director of the Producers Institute for New Media Technologies, Senior Strategist at Tomorrow Partners and Creative Director at BAVC.

CONNECTED WORLD, CONNECTED CONTENT Working with mobile media is becoming more about connected audiences in mobile situations than about specific mobile devices. Jason DaPonte will look at trends and make predictions about how mobile media are evolving beyond the handset; and he will talk about how factual content-makers can harness this process and be successful in the emerging digital ecosystem. Speaker: Jason DaPonte, Managing Director of THE SWARM

Filmkontakt Nord is an organisation of and for filmmakers, promoting independent Nordic shorts and docs and advancing Nordicinternational professional networks since 1991. Filmkontakt Nord offers production and distribution consultancy in addition to promotional services at selected international markets and year round at www.filmkontakt.com. Filmkontakt Nord is the mother organization of Nordisk Panorama, Nordisk Panorama Market and Nordisk Forum for Co-financing of Documentaries. Hot Docs is North Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s premier documentary festival market and conference, taking place in Toronto, Canada, and celebrating 17 years as an essential meeting place for the international documentary industry. Shareplay is an ambitious transmedia venture launched by the Central Denmark Region and the North Denmark Region with the mission of taking part in the development of the future media sector. With the support of:

BUSINESS MODEL SAFARI With converging platforms and shifts in user behaviour and distribution patterns, new business models arise while old ones fade at an ever-faster pace. This calls for a constant search for new areas to generate business. Hosted by Shareplay, this seminar will focus 85


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PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE NEW NORDIC PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE Inspired by last year’s initiative when the festival was held in Bergen, Nordisk Panorama – 5 Cities Film Festival is organizing for the second time the talent camp New Nordic Producers on the Move. This is a warm-up for Nordisk Forum for Co-financing of Documentaries as a special treat for experienced producers, already established nationally, and now ready for Nordic co-production and the international marketplace. Participation in New Nordic Producers on the Move includes an exclusive seminar and rendez-vous on Sunday, a festival pass, participation in the forum’s Producers’ Dinner, an observer’s pass for Nordisk Forum and hotel accommodation for two nights. This year, funded by their respective national film institutes, New Nordic Producers on the Move are (from left to right):

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Björn Fävremark (Sweden) Casper Høyberg (Denmark) Elina Pohjola (Finland) Idji Maciel (Sweden) Jacob Oliver Krarup (Denmark) Julie Pedersen (Denmark) Kristian Karlsen (Norway) Lauri Ahlgren (Finland) Pasi Ylirisku (Finland) Tone Grøttjord (Norway) Tora Mårtens (Sweden) Trond Jacobsen (Norway) Watch out for them! They are on the move… maybe fast!


NEXT YEAR WELCOME TO OULU NEXT YEAR stated that Ouluâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cityscape is as dull as if a 70â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s architect forgot a scale model in the farthest corner of a drawing room. For some reason, our deep-water port was built on dry land, our theatre on the sea, and our university on a swamp. That's the small town blues we seem to have up here. However, the local sense of humor has resulted in two internationally well-known cultural exports: the choir of Screaming Men and the Air Guitar World Championships.

Last year was a historical one for the Finnish film industry. For the first time ever, domestic films attracted more than two million spectators to the cinemas. At the same time, it was a breakthrough for the theatrical distribution of creative documentaries. Altogether, nine feature length docs were released, one of which had more than 70,000 admissions. And there were other miracles as well: the first Finnish doctorial thesis on short films was released this year, and short films found their way back to the cinemas after 50 years. We short-film-loving people hope this will give more opportunities for the genre to be more fully appreciated. Despite the current fear of losing the funding models we now have, we believe there is no turning back. We want to take our place proudly within the wonderful Scandinavian filmmaking community with its high standards for quality productions.

Now, we are creating a New Oulu with joint municipalities and will have a population of nearly 200,000 in the year 2013. So far, Oulu has built its reputation on technological innovations. But the city is now finding ways to flourish as the Capital of Northern Scandinavia. In much of our planning, the C-word has a higher priority than ever before. We just have to seize opportunities in the arts and culture. We are proud to be the vanguard of a new era with the most international film event in Oulu, Nordisk Panorama. We will make your stay comfortable with the help of our national film industry expertise, but also with the fruitful co-operation of the makers and lovers of film in Oulu. I'm happy to say that they exist: the the young audiovisual industry in Northern Finland has grown by 12% since last year. And our filmmakers have just started a nonprofit organization called PAVA, the Northern Finland Audiovisual Professionals Association. These are good signs, indeed!

So why in the world should you come to Oulu? We don't have the stunning landscapes of Reykjavik or Bergen. We are not charming creators of good moods like the Danes. Not to mention the Swedes, who are always better than us. I agree with a Swedish journalist who

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Adami, Zanyar Adamson, Mario Ahadi, Ali Samadi Ahlsson, Helen Aikio, Mariann Andersen, Kim Lysgaard Árnason, Hallur Örn Árnason, Lars Emil Assur, Jens Augustsén, Jonas Selberg Bäfving, Erik Berthelsen, Anders Bigdeli, Behrouz Blom, Charlotte Bock, Maria Boesen, Tobias Gundorff Bongo, Ken Are Bozdogan, Ercan Chapon, Denis Danielson, Axel Danielsson, Gustav Eborn, Anna El Hakim, Karim Fairweather, Snorri Filomarino, Ferdinando Cito Frank, Helena Friis, Jens Heden Fruergaard, Tor Gamlem, Lisa Marie Gerdehag, Peter Geyrhalter, Nikolaus Glob, Lea Gornstein, Peter Grindaker, Karoline Guttorm, Virva Halle, Mariken Halme, Mia Härmä, Iiris Hartman, Elisabeth Henriksen, Elle Sofe Herdies, David Holm, Tony Horgen, Henrik Idivuoma, Per-Josef Jensen, Knut Erik Johansen, Line Klungseth Johnsen, Sidsel Justesen, Rasmus Frøkjær Kallesøe, Asger Krøjer Káradóttir, Rannvá Kestner, Max Kitti, Sunna Kjøs, Hilde Kristin Klagenberg, Malte Klimkiewicz, Katarzyna Koefoed, Andreas Kontros, Brigitta Korkeasalo, Malin Kousholt, Benjamin Krogh, Mikala Kuivalainen, Anu Länsman, Kirsti Lantto, Anne Leed, Kimmo Lehmusruusu, Markus Lehtinen, P.V. Lie, Amund Lilja, Hugo Lindström, Monne Låker, Jannicke Madsen, Michael Maintz, Jesper

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Malmgren, Henrik Mannheimer, Lina Marsh, James Mathorne, Bo Metz, Janus Mielonen, Nalle Mikkilä, Pia Milne, Anne Molina, Catalina Mulvad, Eva Munthe, Lisa Møllberg, Vebjørn Guttormsgaard Møller, Magnus Mørkøre, Marianna Nilsson, Mårten Nyholm, Johannes Nørgaard, Jeanette Odell, Jonas Olafsdóttir, Katrin OReilly, David Ostenfeld, Lars Pagano Lucia von Horn Pedersen, Bendt Pohjavirta, Tatu Porsanger, Nils John Preuss, Shalimar Pulkkinen, Anssi Rais-Nordentoft, Aage Ramström, Maria Raskin, Richard Rasmussen, Mai Ricciarelli, Giulio Rosenlund, Erik Roze, Sophie Saari, JP Sandlund, Fia-Stina Sapegin, Pjotr Savolainen, Henri Schmidt, Michael Schwenzel, Marcus Serup, Mikkel Shargawi, Omar Sigthorsson, Borkur Sigurdsson, Magnus Vidar Sladkowski, Jerzy Slothuus, Nicolaj Smith, Rachel Charlotte Splidsboel, Jannik Stopar, Mirko Stærmose, Birgitte Ståhle, Mark Suominen, Niina Szimler, Bálint Søderlind, Ingvild Sørensen, Stine Søttrup, Torben Talvensaari, Elina Teirlinck, Nathalie Tervo, Miia Thomsen, Andreas Torbiörnsson, Peter Tosterud, Glenn Erland Valdebenito, Paloma Aguilera Vium, Christian Vuorinen, Elli Wajstedt, Liselotte Waltorp, Karen Wangsmo, Thomas Wenzer, Michel West, Jouni Widerhofer, Wolfgang Østbye, Thomas A.

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16 1/2 Revolution 49 2B 38 A Finnish Fable 2011 56 A Life as Jimmy 77 Abuela grillo 76 Ákku Skuppáristij 59 Aldrig som första gången! Amor 78 Ampelmann 78 Andlit Norðursins 20 Animals for Animals 43 Anti-Reproductive Mating Ritual 36 Anyone for Tennis? 47 19 Aranda 76 Árbi 61 Armadillo 74 Armbrydersken fra Ensamheten 74 Armbrytersken från Ensamhete 76 Árvas 35 As You Read This At Dawn 70 At Night I Fly 23 Baba 52 34 Baby Bird, Unborn 77 Backwater Gospel Bad Apples 47 Bald Guy 37 Before the Storm 70 Biegga Savkala Duoddariid Duohken Lea Soames 76 Bird High Up 40 Black Swan 46 Blijf Bij Me, Weg 78 Bogland 32 Border to Major 54 Butt-Niillas 76 Can You Talk? 28 Captain Awesome: 77 Cisne Negra 46 Cold 29 Come To Harm 39 Cuoppu, Guhte Lei Viehka Ropmi 76 Dagar emellan 21 Dear Lisa 39 Den gyldne kollibri 70 Den lille død 55, 70 Det akutte menneske 66 Det er så dejligt på landet 56 Det siste norske trollet 31, 72 Diarchia 79 Diarchy 79 Die FlederOma 77 Double Existence 51 Down and Out 76 Drama 70 Dwie 49 Eläimiä eläimille 43 Elk Hair Caddis 77 Escape 70 Family & Friends 59 Fjorten år og to nætter 70 Flimmer 50 Flugt 70 Forever Yours 73 Før stormen 70 Fågel Däruppe 40 Gäddan Sid 72 Gerillasonen 22 Ghost 56 Góður staður 36 Grandma Grasshopper 77 Granny Stumbles 76 Grantræet 72 92

Hanoi – Warszawa Här är karusellen Heargeprinseassa Heavy Heads Heftig og begejstret Heftig og begistret Here I am Hovedløst begær How Are You How to Pick Berries HUM I am Round Ikuisesti sinun Imagining Emanuel In Love and War Inbetweener Into Eternity Itt Vagyok Jag är rund Jenni’s Big Sister Jennis storesøster Jenny Joseph's Snails Kan du snakke? Kennitölur Kielitiettyni Killing the Chickens to Scare the Monkeys Kjære Lisa Kjøttsår Kokvinnorna Kontraktet Kunstens grimme ansigter Láhppon Lähtöhuuto Largo Las Palmas Last Chapter Last Days of the Arctic Last Fall Learning to Play Legacy Leitmotif Les Escargots de Joseph Lies Life Is Like a Glass of Tea Lige midt imellem Lights Little Death Liv Lögner Look at Me Love Always, Carolyn Lumikko Man on Wire Man Was Born Out of the Sea Magma Mand over Linje Manden der ønskede sig et spejl Manenberg Maria’s Way Me and my Twin Meeting My Father Kasper Højhat Metsästysmaa Me Without You Mig og min Tvilling Mig uden Dig Min bror Karim Minni Mattar Miten marjoja poimitaan Mødet med min far Kasper Højhat My Brother Karim Myrlandet

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54 Nabo 59 Never Like the First Time! 33 No Sex Just Understand 35 Når du leser dette 70 Oceaniden 77 Office Noise 76 Olmmoš Riegádii Mearas Omaa Luokkaansa 17 Ord 70 Out in the Lovely Countryside 56 Out of Erasers 40 Out of Love 78 Pangpangbröder, 53 scener från en barndom 18 34 Peaceforce 24 Pig Country 77 Project Alpha 28 Puita ja semmosia 76 Reindeer Princess 79 Rendez-vous à Stella-Plage 79 Rendezvous in Stella-Plage Revolver 59 Rockabilly 76 Ruovggas Biekkas 76 43 Scene fra et parforhold: #2 43 Scene from a Relationship: #2 Seven Years of Winter 57 She's Blonde Like Me 25 Sid the Pike 72 Sielunsieppaaja 22 Sista kapitlet 16 Skaði 39 Skallamann 37 Släkt & vänner 59 Soitto-oppilas 72 Solace 25 Soul Catcher 22 Stay, Away 78 Stray Shout 46 Strip 70 Stuck in the Middle 73 Sudd 40 Talleres Clandestinos 79 The Acute Man 66 The Art World's Ugly Faces 55 The Contract 52 The External World 79 The Fir Tree 72 The Frog That Was Rather Ugly 76 The Golden Hummingbird 70 The Good Life 23 The Great Mistake 37, 55 The Green Wave 67 The Guerilla Son 22 The Guest 77 The Headless Lover 44 The Hunting Ground 51 The Last Norwegian Troll 31, 72 The Little Snow Animal 78 The Oceanide 70 The Passport 50 The Road to Paradise 70 The Saga of Biörn 77 The Sound of Calves In the Wind 76 The Tongueling 35 The Twin 38 The Unborn Identity 42 The Unliving 33 The Wind Whispers There is Someone Behind the Tundra 76 Til alle mine venner 41 To All My Friends 41 Tomrum 70 Trees and Such 28

Tundra of Árvas Tussilago Tvillingen Tvöföld Tilvera Twin Brothers, 53 Scenes from a Childhood Two Ufødt Unser Täglich Brot Upstairs Urte-Niillas Utopia Ved daggry Vejen til paradis Venus Venus vs. Me Vinter Vodkafabriken Vodka Factory Vores daglige brød When I Turned Fourteen Winter Women With Cows Words Ønskebørn Återfödelsen

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NP AWARDED 2 (p61)

NP AWARDED 1 (p61)

BIOCITY 6

WEDNESDAY 28.09

BIOCITY 7

BIOCITY 9

NP AWARDED 2 (p61)

NP AWARDED 1 (p61)

ØST FOR PARADIS

DIE ASTA

DOCXCHANGE (p85)

STUDIO 1

DOCXCHANGE SEMINARS (14.3018.00) (p85)

STUDIO 2

MEETING ROOM 4

OTHER PLACES

SCHEDULE WEDNESDAY 28.09

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1 Aros Allé 2

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8000 Aarhus BioCity

2 Skt. Knuds Torv 15 8000 Aarhus Filmby Aarhus

3 Filmbyen 19-23 8000 Aarhus Musikhuset Aarhus

4 Thomas Jensens Allé 8000 Aarhus

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Best Western Hotel Ritz Banegårdspladsen 12 8000 Aarhus CABINN Hotel Aarhus Kanikkegade 14 8000 Aarhus City Hotel Oasia

10 Kriegersvej 27 8000 Aarhus City Sleep-Inn

11 Havnegade 20 8000 Aarhus Comfort Hotel Atlantic

Slagtehal 3 5 Mejlgade 50, bsmt. 8000 Aarhus

12 Europa Plads 10

Turbinehallen 6 Filmbyen 19 8000 Aarhus

Hotel Royal 13 Store Torv 4 8000 Aarhus

Øst for Paradis

7 Paradisgade 7 8000 Aarhus

8000 Aarhus

Radisson BLU Scandinavian Hotel

14 Margrethepladsen 1 8000 Aarhus

Scandic Plaza Aarhus

15 Banegårdspladsen 14 8000 Aarhus

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16 Aarhus H train station (Banegårdspladsen)

Bus stop from Aarhus Airport

17 (Banegårdspladsen)

Recommended Restaurants & Cafés Nice places which support/work with us Salon Salon, Vestergade 50 Ferdinand Hotel og Brasserie, Åboulevarden 28 Mad med Smag, Europaplads 16 Klassisk 65, Jægergaardsgade 65 Mefisto, Volden 28 Slap af Café, Restaurant and Night Club, Studsgade 8-10 Charlies Café, Guldsmedgade 15-17 Restaurant Sechzehn, Europaplads 16 – and our very own CLUBasta ecological lunches Mainly or only ecological food Råbar (vegan & raw, only day-time), Vester Allé 15 Kaffegal, Nørregade 40 Philkjær, Mejlgade 28 Nordic food Nordisk Spisehus, M.P. Bruunsgade 31 Nordisk Folkekøkken, Jægergaardsgade 6 Old-school Danish food Teaterbodegaen, Skolegade 7 Pinds Café, Skolegade 11

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