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FkN Newsletter

January 2013

FkN News

Filmkontakt Nord at GIFF
Filmkontakt Nord is present at Göteborg International Film Festival, taking place 25 January-4 February. Director Katrine Kiilgaard is in the jury for the new category for Best Nordic Documentary 29 January-1 February.

Nordisk Panorama Market Manager Jing Haase also visited the festival 26-28 January to speak at the seminar Focus short films - the international circuit Sunday 27 January. She had meetings with short filmmakers both before and after the seminar.

Filmkontakt Nord in Clermont-Ferrand
Nordisk Panorama Market Manager Jing Haase will attend the Short Film Market at the world's largest international short film festival in Clermont-Ferrand, France, the most important meeting place of the year for short film professionals.

Besides promoting Nordisk Panorama to an ever expanding network of professionals, FkN is present in Clermont-Ferrand to promote the Nordic shorts at FkN's streaming service Nordisk Panorama Market Online, available for free to buyers, sales agents and festivals on the look-out for high quality Nordic content.

Jing will be in Clermont-Ferrand 3-7 February. To set up a meeting with Jing, send her an email or contact her at +45 3132 0212.

All five Nordic countries are equally represented with one film each in the international competition at Clermont-Ferrand. See the films here. And if you're a festival programmer, buyer, distributor or sales agent some of the films are already available for you to watch at Nordisk Panorama Market Online.

Filmkontakt Nord in Berlin
FkN Director Katrine Kiilgaard is visiting the Berlinale 8-11 February to develop new partnerships and networks for this year's Nordisk Panorama, taking place in Malmö, Sweden, 20-25 September 2013. To set up a meeting with Katrine, send her an email or call her at +45 2042 4529.

Call for Projects: Filmkontakt Nord Partners with Crowdfunding Platform Manymade

Filmkontakt Nord is proud to announce its partnership with the new Nordic crowdfunding platform, Manymade. Manymade is a recently launched non-profit crowdfunding platform for the Nordic countries with a particular focus on art, culture and creative technologies.

As we launch this relationship with Manymade and explore the crowdfunding model with our community, Filmkontakt Nord is announcing a "Call for Projects" for a Manymade-FkN crowdfunding campaign with special mentoring from the Manymade team. This will give 3 selected projects a unique opportunity to kick off their crowdfunding campaign, which will be featured on the FkN and Manymade sites. Read more here.

Join the Nordic Delegations to Hot Docs and Sheffield Doc/Fest
Filmkontakt Nord is once again arranging the Nordic delegations to both Hot Docs and Sheffield Doc/Fest. Join the Nordic delegations to get access at a discount and take advantage of the special benefits for delegation members. The deadlines to sign up for the delegations are 8 March for Hot Docs and 22 April for Sheffield Doc/Fest. Click on the links to read more about the special benefits for delegation members: Hot Docs and Sheffield Doc/Fest.

Nordic Shorts & Docs Promoted All Year Round
All year round Filmkontakt Nord promotes Nordic shorts & docs to buyers, festivals and distributors looking for high-end Nordic films. Through our password-protected streaming service Nordisk Panorama Market Online, open to buyers, festival programmers and distributors, we make Nordic shorts & docs available to an extensive network, providing easy access to Nordic films, just a click away.

Throughout the year we highlight award winners, showcase films selected for festivals or special themes to make a push for Nordic content. Check out the promotional highlights of 2012 while looking forward to what's to come for 2013.

If you're a buyer, sales agent, distributor or festival programmer without a password for NPM Online, send an email stating your organisation and position, and we will get back to you with a personal login.

New Nordic and International Initiatives

Sales Departments at DR Merged

The Danish Broadcasting Corporation DR is gathering its sales activities, merging DR Multimedie and DR International Sales into one sales department with the name DR Sales. Head of DR Sales will be Anders Kjærsgaard Sørensen, head of DR Multimedie, while head of DR International Sales Helene Aurø will be deputy head of the new DR Sales.

Film Fund for Copenhagen
After several years of negotiations, the City of Copenhagen has succeeded in establishing a film fund to put the Copenhagen area on the map of the international film industry. With a budget of DKK 35 million divided over 3 years, the fund will support Danish and not least international film productions in the Copenhagen area.

The Copenhagen Mayor of Culture Pia Allerslev emphasizes that the fund does not provide art support. It is created as a trade fund, requiring a local spend of DKK 2,5 per DKK 1 granted, which will benefit the overall economy of Copenhagen. A director of the new film fund is expected to take on the position before the summer holiday and start looking for film projects.