Ten Projects Selected for Polsh-Norwegian Coproduction Forum

By FNE Staff

WROCLAW: Five Polish film projects and five Norwegian film projects have been chosen to participate in the Polish-Norwegian Co-production Forum, taking place 26-28 July 2011 during the 11th New Horizons IFF in Wrocław, Poland.

Eighty participants from both countries have been confirmed. They include producers Opus Film, Storm Studios, Maipo, and Prasa i Film; sales agents Trust Nordisk; distributors Gutek Film, Best Film, and Vivarto; and buyers from Polsat, TVP and Canal+ Poland.

The event will include both pitching to a group and one-to-one meeting sessions. Case studies of Essential Killing and King of Devil's Island - two recent successful Polish-Norwegian co-productions - will also take place during the Forum.

The forum is a joint enterprise of the New Horizons IFF and the Norwegian Film Institute operating within the "Norway Expanded" project co-financed by the Cultural Exchange Programme within the EEA Financial Mechanism and the Norwegian Financial Mechanism.

Projects selected for the Forum are:

Eggg (Maipo AS)

Norge (Storm Studios)

One Last Chance, dir. Mona J. Hoel (Freedom from Fear AS)

The Grass Widows, dir. Åse Svenheim Drivenes (Sant & Usant)

Polak Potrafi, dir. Leiv Igor Devold (Devold Film)

Charlotte, dir. Marcin Filipowicz (Kalejdoskop)

Fugue, dir. Agnieszka Smoczyńska (Prasa i Film)

Love in Times of Communism, dir. Anna Jadowska (Donten & Lacroix Films)

The Yellow Coat, dir. Kordian Piwowarski (Pokromski Studio, Kwieciński Group)

The Trap, dir. Robert Turło, Paweł Czarzasty (Metro Films)