This years Dubai Film Market has reached out to the Nordic region, Variety reports.
The DFM has invited represenatives from the film institutes, film funds, sales agents, distributors and producers interested in co-productions to learn more about the film culture and the practices of the Arab world and do some intenseive networking.
DFM head Jane Williams says this is the first time that Dubai’s film market has taken the initiative. “We’re always looking for new opportunities for the Arab producers and areas where partnerships and co-financing can be found,” she notes. She also points out that by coming to DIFF, the Nordic guests will have the opportunity to meet a greater percentage of the Arab film industry than they could at markets such as Berlin or Cannes.
An extensive list of professionals from the Nordic region will share a stand in the market, participate in panels and networking events and get the scoop on sources of financing, available government support and distribution opportunities between the regions. Some 20 films from the region will be available in the Cinetech and a feature produced by each of the Nordic countries will screen in DIFF’s Cinema of the World strand.