Talent meet-up in Göteborg
by Siri Frederiksen
Between the 31st of January and the 3rd of February FilmCloud arranged a meet up with young filmmakers from Northern Europe. At the meet up they took part in an exclusive program in connection with Göteborg Film Festival. The participants were nine in total, the majority from the Nordic countries, and one even made it all the way from the Faroe Islands.
- It is becoming increasingly clear that filmmakers benefit from having a foot outside their own country. In the future we will see more international cooperation, both in the form of co-productions as My Skinny Sister is a recent example of, but also on the creative level. Therefore, it’s both fun and important to be able to arrange such a meeting, says FilmCloud’s director Martin Hammar.
The program included lectures, unique meetings with directors and production companies, but above all the opportunity to exchange experiences and contacts. Each organization involved in Screen Talent Europe have had the opportunity to send a filmmaker who they believe can benefit from operating in an international context. FilmCloud, together with Kultur i Väst, had two participants from Western Sweden - Marina Nystrom and Jens Broström. Other participants were David Nzinga (Filmbasen), Simon Valentin (Odense Filmværksted), Moritz Ball (Filmwerkstatt Kiel), Victor Beach (Film i Skåne), Davur Djurhuus (Klippfisk), Charlotte Brodthagen (Filmværkstedet København) and Pia Louise Edvardsen (Mediefabrikken) .
Filmmakers from Västra Götaland have previously participated in the events within the framework of the STE, notably in Oslo, the Faroe Islands and the Nordic Panorama in Malmö.
Screen Talent Europe Meet-Up @ The Göteborg Film Festival was organized in conjunction with Kultur i Väst and Gothenburg Film Festival.