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Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival: Works in Progress 2016

26 November 2016 11:15 AM, PST | Sydney's Buzz | See recent Sydney's Buzz news »

The Works in Progress 2016 Awards at the 20th Tallinn Black Nights Film FestivalIndustry@Tallinn and Baltic Event is one of the fastest growing entertainment sector development summits in the winter season. They are held during the annual Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, the only Fiapf accredited Competition Feature Film Festival in Northern Europe.

The Works in Progress sessions were first organized 15 years ago as a regional showcase part of the Baltic Event. Last year, upcoming international films were added to the program and today, its 2 sections, Baltic Event Works in Progress and International Works in Progress, offer buyers, producers and programmers a diverse and dynamic range of local and international projects to discover.

Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event organized this year as well their Works in Progress pitching sessions. As a matter of fact, 26 films in production or postproduction looking for sales agents or festivals for international premieres were presented on »

- Tara Karajica

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Finnish Film Affair: 'Tom Of Finland', Sherlock Holmes crime series among hot projects

19 September 2016 3:27 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

A total of 21 projects are set to be presented at the event, which last year showcased Cannes hit The Happiest Day In The Life of Olli Mäki.

The fifth edition of the Finnish Film Affair runs from September 20 -22. The programme will showcase 40 Finnish titles, screening 24 recent releases and presenting a further 21 films as works in progress, 11 of which are currently in production while 10 are in development.

Expectation is high as it was at the Finnish Film Affair works in progress presentations in 2015 that sales agents and buyers got their first look at Aamu Film Compnay´s The Happiest Day In The Life of Olli Mäki, directed by Juho Kuosmanen, which won the Un Certain Regard best film prize at this year´s Cannes Film Festival.

A jury will select a Best Pitch from the eleven Works in Progress projects. The following projects will be vying for the prize awarded by a jury comprising Sergei Rakhlin, chair »

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Fantastic Market unveils final programming wave

13 September 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Organisers have teamed up with marketing, distribution platform Nordic Genre Invasion on a series of events set to run from September 22-25 in Austin, Texas.

The collaboration will bring pitches, shorts, works-in-progress and panels from creators involved with the likes of The Look Of Silence, The Rat King and Mystery Of The Wolf. 

“Nordic Genre Invasion is a perfect collaborator in our new international expansion efforts,” said market director Rodney Perkins. “They represent a number of high-quality genre films with strong crossover potential in English-speaking territories.”

Nordic Genre Invasion board chairman Mikko Aromaa said: “The discussions on the shape and form of our collaboration went on for well over 12 months, and I’m confident that the conclusion we reached is ideal for this pilot year. We are of course hoping that this will be the beginning of a long and prosperous relationship.”

Kati Nuora, manager for international promotion and projects at the Finnish Film Foundation, added: »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Haugesund: 'The Wind Blew On' wins Eurimages prize

26 August 2016 4:12 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The winner of the Eurimages Lab Project Award from Haugesund’s Works In Progress presentations was Katrín Ólafsdóttirs The Wind Blew On from Iceland.

The new prize, worth $56,000 (€50,000) was given to “the most promising cutting-edge film presented as a work in progress”.

The jury was comprised of Norwegian filmmaker Bent Hamer, Dorien van de Pas of the Netherlands Filmfund, and Heidi Zwicker of Sundance.

Head of New Nordic Films Gyda Velvin Myklebust noted that the award was aimed at a film that was “experimental in form or content”.

Of the 20 films presented, industry buzz was highest for pitches including Izer Aliu’s energetic and funny teenage story 12 Dares; Norwegian debut The Tree Feller; Fenar Ahmad’s Danish criminal underworld drama/thriller Darkland, Danish debut Winter Brothers; family animation Richard The Stork (already a hot seller for Global Screen); absurdist Norwegian comedy Lake Over Fire; and Danish drama Mesteren, starring Soren Malling and Jakob Oftebro and directed by [link »

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

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Queensland writer Megan Doneman wins attachment to NCIS: La writers room

4 July 2016 11:27 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Megan Doneman (r) with the subject of her 2008 documentary, Kiran Bedi (l).

Queensland writer/producer Megan Doneman has been awarded the inaugural Greg Coote Scholarship, established by Screen Queensland and Australians in Film.

The scholarship, launched in 2014 and worth $30,000, will see Doneman mentored by executive producer Shane Brennan, creator of CBS's.NCIS: Los Angeles, in the show's La writers room.

Doneman started her career as an assistant editor on films such as Dark City, Babe: Pig in the City and The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.

She also wrote, directed and produced the 2008 documentary Kiran Bedi: Yes Madam, Sir, which was narrated by Helen Mirren and premiered at Tiff in 2010.

"Megan is an outstanding talent, who combines powerful storytelling with a determined work ethic," Screen Queensland Chair Linda Apelt said. "The opportunity to learn from the best of the best in the United States - at the »

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Finnish producers talk buzz titles including "'Mad Max' on ice" and 'Tom Of Finland'

16 June 2016 3:53 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Wendy Mitchell talks to four Finish producers headed to Edinburgh, which is hosting a territory focus on the Scandinavian territory this year.

As part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival’s Finnish focus, four Finnish producers are headed to the festival for meetings and a panel discussion. The wider delegation also includes the filmmakers who have their current films screening in the focus.

Screen caught up with the producers about their new projects during a visit to Helsinki in May.

Helena Mielonen, Bufo Films and B-Plan Distribution

Mielonen runs the marketing department of Mark Lwoff and Misha Jaari’s production »

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

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Finnish producers reveal buzz titles including "'Mad Max' on ice" and 'Tom Of Finland'

16 June 2016 3:53 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Wendy Mitchell talks to four Finish producers headed to Edinburgh, which is hosting a territory focus on the Scandinavian territory this year.

As part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival’s Finnish focus, four Finnish producers are headed to the festival for meetings and a panel discussion. The wider delegation also includes the filmmakers who have their current films screening in the focus.

Screen caught up with the producers about their new projects during a visit to Helsinki in May.

Helena Mielonen, Bufo Films and B-Plan Distribution

Mielonen runs the marketing department of Mark Lwoff and Misha Jaari’s production »

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

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