On Monday a full day seminar was conducted in Oslo, and one of the major points of discussion was Nordic distribution. The seminar titled ‘Att angöra en brygga’ (from the 1965 Swedish comedy hit) was started by the NFI’s editor Jan-Erik Holst, who says: “It’s been more than 20 years since Nordisk Film & TV Fond was founded as well as Haugesund’s New Nordic Films and Gothenburg’s Nordic Film Market. But many Nordic films from top directors such as Jan Troell’s The Last Sentence or Søren Kragh-Jacobsen’s The Hour of the Lynx still can’t find distribution in neighbouring countries and although attendance for Norwegian films are climbing at home, it’s been to the detriment of other Nordic films. The bigger Nordic and smaller arthouse titles do find distribution outlets, but it’s the mid-size films that suffer. This seminar will focus on practical ideas to improve the circulation of Nordic films in the Nordic region, with two major round tables focusing on production and distribution”.
Watch the trailer for The Hour of the Lynx below, and look out for some familiar faces 😉
Read more over at the Nordisk Film and TV Fond