New Nordic Films (Norwegian International Film Festival in Haugesund)

New Nordic Films is an annual Nordic feature film market and an international Nordic Co-Production Market arranged within the frames of the long-established Norwegian Int. Film Festival in Haugesund. The market gathers 350 professionals, present market screenings, works in progress and film projects seeking co-producers, international sales, and financing. Meet and collaborate with the Nordic film industry in Haugesund 24-27 August 2021.

Projects

Co-production

Norwegian Dream

Original title: Norwegian Dream

Directed by: Leiv Igor Devold (Spætt Film AS)

Produced by: Håvard Wettland Gossé (Spætt Film AS)

Genre: Drama

Country of production: Norway, Poland, Germany

Runtime: 90 min

Projected budget: 1 022 548 €

Budget in place: 85%

Expected release: April 30th, 2022

Looking for: Sales agents, festivals, pre-sales

ROBERT (19) moves from the Polish countryside to work on a fish processing factory on the coast of Norway. There he falls in love with the local man IVAR (19) who is openly gay and a member of the workers union. Robert is hiding his sexual orientation from the other Polish immigrant workers. When Ivar helps the Polish to start a strike for better working conditions at the factory, Robert has to choose between money or love.

Written by: Justyna Bilik (Spætt Film AS)

Company:

Spætt Film AS – Norway | Spætt Film AS is one of the biggest production companies in Trondheim, Norway. Since our founding in 2006 we have earned a reputation for high quality and on-time deliveries. Alongside our corporate productions, we produce short films, documentaries and feature films. We have been involved in several co-productions spanning from Mexico to Palestine.

Co-production

DRAGONFLY

Original title: RUM FÖR RESANDE

Directed by: Åsa Kalmér (Unbroken Wave AB)

Produced by: Johan Korner (GötaFilm AB)

Genre: Drama, Thriller

Country of production: Sweden

Runtime: 90 min

Projected budget: 2 000 000 €

Budget in place: 20%

Expected release: Big screen premiere late summer 2023

Looking for: Financing, co-producers

Tilde is driving through a lonely Sweden with her husband Floyd and their 4-month-old son Joel. They are on their way to a remote guest house to see Tilde’s biological mother, Eva. She runs the guest house together with her grown-up son Tord, who suffers from delusions after long-lasting psychosis. Neither Eva nor Tord knows who Tilde is, and their encounter leads to a catastrophe.

Written by: Hans Gunnarsson (Manusbunten AB)

Company:

Götafilm AB – Sweden | GötaFilm is a Scandinavian independent company with a track record of award-winning, commercially successful films and TV series. GötaFilm focuses on the development, financing and production of high-quality drama like Simon and the Oaks, Everlasting Moments of Maria Larsson, Slim Susie, The Fat and the Angry, How Soon Is Now?, and Saltön. The company have been recognized with international awards such as Prix Europe, Prix Italia, Montreaux, Seoul Drama Award, C21/London and the Golden Fipa.

Co-production

LOSS

Original title: MISSIR/URNA

Directed by: Ari Alexander Ergis Magnússon

Produced by: Fridrik Thor Fridriksson & Gudrun Edda Thorhannesdottir (Icelandic Film Corporation)

Genre: Drama

Country of production: Iceland, Norway

Runtime: 90 min

Projected budget: 1 700 000 €

Budget in place: 30%

Expected release: 2023

Looking for: Financing, co-producers, sales agents

Script based on a novella by Gudbergur Bergsson, one of Iceland’s leading authors described by Milan Kundera as ”A great European novelist”.
Life progresses in a seemingly futile manner towards the inevitable emptiness of death. An old man, carrying on with life although he doesn’t want to, waits for a tea kettle to boil. Meanwhile, he is haunted by memories of everything he lost through youth’s inexorable surrender to decline.

Written by: Ari Alexander Ergis Magnusson (Icelandic Film Corporation)

Company:

Icelandic Film Corporation Ltd. – Iceland | For the past three decades the owner of the Icelandic Film Corporation Fridrik Thor Fridriksson has been one of the driving forces behind the development of the Icelandic film industry as well as playing a pivotal role in nurturing new talent as a producer. The Icelandic film Corporation has a catalogue of over 40 feature films.

Co-production

Kalak

Original title: Kalak

Directed by: Isabella Eklöf (Manna Film)

Produced by: Maria Møller Kjeldgaard (Manna Film)

Genre: Drama

Country of production: Denmark, Greenland, Sweden & Norway

Runtime: 90 min

Projected budget: 2 700 000 €

Budget in place: 80%

Expected release: Early 2023

Looking for: Financing, co-producers, sales agents, festivals

Greenland in the 90’s. Jan, family father and nurse, is constantly on the run from himself after being sexually abused by his father as a teenager. Working in Nuuk, Greenland, he yearns to a part of the open, collectivist culture and basically tries to fuck his way inside. Based on a true story.

Written by: Isabella Eklöf (Manna Film)

Company:

Manna Film – Denmark | Manna Film develops, produces and co-produces projects that seek to experiment with film language and storytelling as well as challenge our perspective on the world. Manna Film focuses on arthouse projects intended for an international audience. Manna Film wants to establish long lasting relationships with screenwriters and directors with a strong personal voice and artistic vision.