The Nordic Talents Pitch Prize 2022 goes to Jesse Jalonen from Finland and his film Return & Exchange (Deadpan Comedy/ Drama, 105 Min).


“Authenticity” becomes questionable when people can change their whole life by stepping out of their shoes and picking up another pair on the street. Everyone would have enough hopes, dreams and passions for several lives – but death sets the limit.


ELO Film School (FI)

The Nordic Talents Pitch Prize is handed out to the best project pitched during the pitching sessions at Nordic Talents. The Jury of 2022 consists of Charlotte Sieling (Denmark), Ilkka Matila (Finland), Diana Bartha (France), Marianne Furevold (Norway) and Carl Javér (Sweden). The Jury states:

“The Jury has chosen to award a film maker who has a unique voice, who is addressing important contemporary issues and who has the ability to make us laugh and cry. Cinema has the power of letting you walk in someone else’s shoes. We are curious to see the movie that this brilliant pitch promises because this promise is loaded by meaningful content and intriguing unpredictability.”