Two Nordic Talents heading to Karlovy Vary

Two Nordic emerging directors who are part of the Nordisk Film & TV Fund’s ‘New Talents’ program have been selected for the European Film Promotions ‘Future Frames’ programme at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

Somali-born Swedish director Ahmed Abdulli studied directing at Stockholm’s Academy of Dramatic Arts, and graduated last year with the short film Francis. The short got him on the short-list for the Foreign Student Academy Award and was also screened at Nordic Talents 2015. His feature documentary I Am Dublin (pictured) co-directed with David Aronowitsch, Anna Persson and Sharmarke Binyusuf screened in more than 15 international festivals.

Rebecca Figenschau graduated last year at Westerdal’s Oslo ACT and her graduation short film Elephant Skin was selected for Haugesund’s Next Nordic Generation programme.

The Future Frames event takes place between the 4th and 5th of July and is co-organised by the European Film Promotion and the Karlovy Vary Film Festival. The up and comers will introduce their works to the general audience, industry people and press.

For more information about the Nordic Talents program head to the Nordisk Film & TV Fund website.

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.