Key industry stakeholders and guest speakers will be invited to discuss the state of the documentary sector September 19 between 17.30-19.00 in Malmö.

The Town Hall on Sunday is jointly organised by Nordisk Panorama and Nordisk Film & TV Fond as part of its Audiovisual Collaboration 2021 industry meet up.

The on-site session will kick-off with a keynote by documentary expert Simon Kilmurry, former Head of International Documentary Association (IDA) and POV, a documentary strand on US public broadcasting.

The keynote will be followed by two case studies:

  • Ove Rishøj Jensen producer and outreach manager at Sweden’s Auto-Images, will discuss the financing of the film Nelly & Nadine by Magnus Gertten;
  • Miia Haavisto, producer and founder of Finland’s Tekele Productions, will share her insight on the distribution of Lost Boys, co-directed by Sadri Cetinkaya and Joonas Neuvonen.

Furthermore, key industry stakeholders will be invited to dig deeper into some of the findings from Nordisk Film & TV Fond’s report on the financing and distribution of Nordic high-end creative documentaries, published in the spring: CLICK HERE.

Topics to be discussed include documentary audience shifts, public funding under pressure, and opportunities and obstacles in the streaming era.

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The annual Nordisk Panorama documentary festival unspools September 16-21 and its adjoining Nordisk Panorama Forum for Co-financing of Documentaries September 19-22.

Nordisk Film & TV Fond’s next Audiovisual Collaboration 2021 session will be Friday September 24 during Helsinki’s industry event Finnish Film Affair (September 22-24), which is part of the Helsinki International Film Festival Love & Anarchy (September 16-26).

The topic will be ‘Beyond Best Practices: What Should the Next Steps Be for a Sustainable Nordic Film Industry?’