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Nordisk Panorama unveils pitch titles, competition line-ups

29 July 2016 5:51 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Projects include The Distant Barking of Dogs, from The Act of Killing production company Final Cut For Real.

The Nordisk Panorama Forum for Co-financing of Documentaries, to be held in Malmo, Sweden from Sept 18-20, has selected 24 documentary projects to be pitched to industry professionals.

They include Johan Von Sydow’s Swedish documentary about American musician Tiny Tim; Lea Glob’s Danish documentary about a female painter’s coming of age in Paris; Emil Trier’s feature debut about Norwegian con man Waleed Ahmed; and The Act of Killing production company Final Cut For Real’s new Ukraine-set project The Distant Barking of Dogs [pictured], directed by Simon Lereng Wilmont.

The full list of projects being pitched16, dir Kenneth Elvebaak, Fuglene (Norway)Adil and the Spy, dirs Randi Mossige-Norheim & Johan Palmgren, Mantaray Film (Sweden)Apolonia, Apolonia, dir Lea Glob, Danish Documentary (Denmark)Confessions of a Military Dictatorship, dir Karen Stokkendal Poulsen, Bullitt Film (Denmark »

- wendy.mitchell@screendaily.com (Wendy Mitchell)

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Agnieszka Holland, Tom Of Finland films get Swedish Film Institute backing

4 April 2016 3:39 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Swedish Film Institute has backed nineteen projects in its latest round of funding.

Swedish director Sanna Lenken, who won Berlin’s Crystal Bear in 2015 with My Skinny Sister, is now making a 30-minute short Night Child (Nattbarn), based on a graphic novel by Hanna Gustafsson.

The story is about 14-year-old girl Iggy “who lives a parallel online life to avoid the everyday tedium. A story about identity, sexuality, borderlands and friendship.”

The film is one of several new productions getting backing from the Swedish Film Institute. Others include Dome Karukoski’s anticipated new Tom Of Finland biopic [pictured] and Agnieszka Holland’s Polish drama Game Count.

Other projects backed, listed from highest investments, are:

Becoming Zlatan, wr/dirs Fredrik Gertten, Magnus Gertten; prods Margarete Jangård, Lennart Ström. Documentary about charismatic footballer Zlatan Ibrahimović. $246,000 (2m Sek)

Tom Of Finland, dir Dome Karukoski, wr Aleksi Bardy, prods Gunnar Carlsson, Emma Åkesdotter Ronge. Drama about the »

- wendy.mitchell@screendaily.com (Wendy Mitchell)

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Top Shots and Title Sequences of 2015, Liv Ullmann Recommends de Sica, James Marsh on ’45 Years,’ and More

5 January 2016 12:05 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Dailies is a round-up of essential film writing, news bits, videos, and other highlights from across the Internet. If you’d like to submit a piece for consideration, get in touch with us in the comments below or on Twitter at @TheFilmStage.

Variety‘s Kris Tapley on the top 10 shots of 2015:

John Seale came out of retirement to shoot George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road,” and he even turned 70 years old during production. Not only that, but he was up on top of those war rigs tearing through the African desert operating camera himself in many instances, grips hanging off of the sturdy sport sailer who got his sea legs long ago. He took to the film’s action-filled spectacle like a duck to water.

Liv Ullmann recommends a Vittorio de Sica film:

Rolling Stone‘s David Ehrlich on why westerns are tragically more relevant than ever:

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- TFS Staff

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