NPM one-to-one 2019

You can request meetings with the international market professionals and Nordic film institute representatives below. The list will be updated continuously.

To request a meeting, send an email to Market Coordinator, Karina Bernauer, before Friday 6 September 2019.

Please specify your arrival/departure and the order of wishes, if there is more than one Market Professional you’d like to book a meeting with. In order to match you accordingly, make sure to include details on the project/topic you’d like to have a meeting about. If the available time for a Decision Maker is not suitable, let us know and we will try to accommodate you as best as possible.

Market Professionals 2019

Melanie Iredale
Deputy Director

Time available: Monday 23 September 13.00 – 14.00

Sheffield Doc/Fest
Sheffield Doc/Fest is a world leading and the UK’s premier documentary festival, celebrating the art and business of documentary.We’re a hub for all documentary and factual content across all platforms, from feature length to shorts, and including interactive and virtual reality projects.

Ben Thompson
Short Film Programmer

Time available:
Friday 20 September 16.00 – 17.00
Saturday 21 September 16.00 to 18.00

Tribeca Film Festival
The mission of the festival is “to enable the international film community and the general public to experience the power of film by redefining the film festival experience.” The Tribeca Film Festival was founded to celebrate New York City as a major filmmaking center and to contribute to the long-term recovery of lower Manhattan.

The festival now draws an estimated three million people each year.

Sydney Neter
Managing Director

Time available: Saturday 21 September 16.00 – 18.00

SND Films
SND Films is an international sales agent founded by Sydney Neter in 1994, selling award winning short films, tv-movies and wonderful documentaires.

Lauren Cioffi

Time available: Monday 23 September, 09:00 – 13:00

Sundance Film Festival
The Independent Feature Film Competition is open to independently produced dramatic and documentary feature-length films. In order to be eligible for Competition, entries must be U.S. premieres, have at least 50% U.S. financing, and must have been completed after October 2001. The running time for dramatic features must be no less than 70 minutes, and documentary features must be no less than 50 minutes. Dramatic films under 70 minutes in length and documentary films less than 50 minutes are eligible for participation in the Shorts Program, Frontier, and Native Forum.

Christian Popp
Head of Industry Days

Time available:
Saturday 21 September 14:00 – 16:00
Sunday 22 September 15:30-16:30
Monday 23 September 15:30-17:30
Tuesday 24 September 15:00-16:00

FIPADOC International Documentary Festival
The film festival is held annually in Biarritz. Over six days, it brings members of the public and professionals together for screenings of a selection of outstanding documentary films. Hosting meet-and-greets and premiering new projects, FIPADOC is committed to promoting impact, innovation, image appreciation, and new talent. The Industry Days welcome all professionals of the documentary sector, producers, directors, distributors, broadcasters, funders etc. They provide international and French industry with unique opportunities to meet and ignite new collaborations, pitch and fund new projects. The Industry Days are also designed as a think tank about the future of the documentary sector, a reactor for ideas and impulses. For the next edition in January 2020 country in focus will be Sweden.

Calmin Borel

Time available: Sunday 22 September 12.30 – 14:30

Festival du Court Métrage de Clermont-Ferrand
Europe’s largest and most important short film festival accepts films in the categories: fiction, animation, documentary and experimental. Maximum length: 40 min. Formats: 16 or 35 mm.

Anna Leimbrinck
Sales and Acquisitions

Time available: Sunday 22 September 15:00 – 17:00

KurzFilmAgentur Hamburg
The KurzFilmAgentur Hamburg (KFA) is an association which has devoted itself to promoting and improving the public awareness of short films. It operates a theatrical distribution service for short film, negotiates worldwide licensing rights, maintains a short film database linked to an extensive video archive, sets up training and education courses and organizes film-related projects with national and international co-partners. Every year the Agency also hosts and runs the Hamburg International Short Film Festival.

Barbara Orlicz-Szczypula
Head of Programming

Time available:
Monday 23 September 10.00 – 12.00

Krakow Film Festival
One of the oldest events in the world dedicated to documentary, animated and short feature films. It core consists of four competitions of equal rank: documentary film competition, short film competition, national competition and music documentary film competition DocFilmMusic. During the eight festival days, the viewers have a chance to watch about 250 films from Poland and from around the world. They are shown in competition sections and in special screenings. The festival is accompanied by exhibitions, concerts, open-air shows and meetings with artists. Every year, the festival is visited by approximately 900 Polish and international guests: directors, producers, festival programmers and numerous Krakow audience.

Diego Mas Trelles
Head of Industry

Time available:
Monday 23 September 09.00 – 13.00
Tuesday 24 September 13.00 – 18.00

The annual meeting for professionals and audience alike that takes place in the city of Barcelona.DocsBarcelona is compound of the Festival and the Pitching Forum.The Pitching Forum has been since 1997 the area for the professionals. During two days 24 projects are presented to a panel of commissioning editors. The Festival was born in 2007 screening more than 30 documentaries each year always introduced by their directors.

Barbora Hudečková
Outreach Coordinator

Time available:
Saturday 21 September 13:00 – 15:00
Tuesday 24 September 09:00 – 11:30

One World – International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival
the largest human rights film festival in the world that attracts more than 100,000 viewers annually. One World presents documentary films on social, political, media, environmental and human rights issues and believes that film is a powerful medium that fosters mutual understanding between cultures, heightens public awareness about human rights and promotes global responsibility. One World also offers numerous debates, screenings for elementary and high schools, special program for film professionals called East Doc Platform (organized by Institute of Documentary Film), new media and cross platform events, as well as outreach activities for active public including distribution of documentary films and assistance to emerging film festivals abroad.

Miguel Dias

Time available: Sunday 22 September, 12:00-15:00

Curtas Vila do Conde IFF
Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival, created in 1993, is one of the most important cinematographic and cultural events in Portugal dedicated to short-films and annually produced in July, in the city Vila do Conde.

Cord Dueppe
interfilm Berlin Short Film Distribution & Sales

Time available: Sunday 22 September 13:00 – 18:00

interfilm Berlin Short Film Distribution & Sales
interfilm’s internationally operating short film sales and distribution agency has been established in 1999, offering an ever-expanding catalogue of internationally successful and outstanding short films to cinemas, TV, internet, educational, closed-circuit and other media worldwide. interfilm Berlin also hosts the Academy Award© qualifying interfilm Berlin International Short Film Festival, one of the biggest festivals for short film, operating since 1982.

Enrico Vannucci
Short Film Advisor

Time available: 21 – 23 September – Afternoon

Venice International Film Festival
The aim of the Festival is to raise awareness and promote international cinema in all its forms as art, entertainment and as an industry, in a spirit of freedom and dialogue. The Festival also organises retrospectives and tributes to major figures as a contribution towards a better understanding of the history of cinema.

Margarida Moz

Time Available:
Saturday 21 September 17.00 to 18.00
Sunday 22 September 13:00 – 18:00
Monday 23 September 13.00 – 15.00
Sunday 22 September 09:00 – 13:00

Indie Lisboa
Every year, throughout 11 days, IndieLisboa International Independent Film Festival offers the public an unique opportunity: to be able to see Portuguese and foreign films of all genres (fiction, documentary, animation, experimental films, including feature and shorts), which could not be seen otherwise, since the festival’s programme is mostly comprised by works that do not reach the so-called commercial distribution channels.

Danielle Turkov Wilson
Founder and director

Time Available: Only by request

Think-Film Impact Production
TFIP believes in storytelling that drives change. We support and enable filmmakers to produce powerful digital media, reach new audiences and gain visibility for their social impact projects by developing and implementing strategic campaigns that respond to and influence policy agendas, linking film, VR and AR narratives to the reality on the ground.

Martina Fiorellino
Short films sales & acquisitions

Time Available: Only by request

Premium Films
created in July 1998 by Jean-Charles Mille. We have become specialists in the international sales of short films and are now managing the rights of more than 800 titles, among which Oscar and Palme d’Or Short Film winners, and works of acclaimed directors like Terry Gilliam. We select only 35 to 45 new titles each year to work our films in depth.

Anne Gaschütz
Festival Coordinator & Programmer

Time available:
Saturday 21 September 15:30 – 18:00
Sunday 22 September 13:00 – 18:00
Monday 23 September 13.00 to 18.00

FILMFEST DRESDEN – International Short Film Festival
One of the most important and best endowed European short film festivals. It focuses on short fiction and animation films. Next to its competitions and extensive special programmes, it offers events and workshops for media professionals.The primary focus of the six day festival in Dresden is its International Competition and National Competition. Fictional and animated shorts up to a maximum of 30 minutes compete here in various categories for the highly coveted Golden Horsemen. FILMFEST DRESDEN is one of the best endowed short film festivals in Europe with prizes and awards worth €66,000.
In addition to the competition sections, the festival week provides an extensive range of special programmes with documentaries and experimental films, a children’s programme, retrospectives and numerous country-based programmes as well as an industry programme with panel discussions, master classes and workshops.

Radka Weiserová

Time available: Saturday 21 September 16.00 – 18.00

Prague Short Film Festival
The festival is organized by Film Servis Karlovy Vary, organizer of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
The best and most inspiring short films from all over the world head towards the Czech capital again, where they will be presented at the Prague Short Films Festival.

Jonas Brenna

Time available: Sunday 22 September 13.00 – 16.00

Aftenposten is a digital first conservative news outlet, covering domestic and international breaking news, culture, business and feature stories. Our 50 + documentaries/short fictions a year tell universal stories, some of global/national importance, through the individuals affected, in an engaging and thought provoking way. Our subscription print newspaper and our weekend-magazine are the largest in the country and are an integrated part of our digital publishing strategy.

Suvi Hanni
Festival producer and programmer

Time available: Saturday 21 September 15.00 – 18.00

Tampere International Short Film Festival
Tampere Film Festival is an independent short film festival with an international and national competition. Basic structure of the programme is compiled of special screenings and the competitions: International, National and Micromovies Competition. The competitions are open and free for all who want to submit a film for the preview. Admitted are all films and videos of all genres not exceeding a length of 30 minutes. Films must have been completed on January 1st, 2001 or after. Films which have been shown or awarded at other international film festivals are allowed to compete.

Kati-Anne Leino

Time available: Saturday 21 September 16.00 – 18.00

Tampere Film Agency
Founded in 2017 and the aim is to provide a place from where to get quality Finnish short films for screenings. The agency help filmmakers find the right kind of exposure for their films as well as let festivals and other end users find the films.

Frauke Knappke
Acquisitions & Festivals

Time available: Sunday 22 September 17.00 – 18:00

Magnetfilm GmbH
A Berlin based international sales agent, strategic consultant and producer dedicated to maximising audience and exposure for a slate of around 10 documentary films and a number of shorts (animation & fiction) per year.
Handling worldwide licensing across all media and platforms, supporting both established and emerging filmmakers.


Nordic Film Institute Representatives

Anne Marie Kürstein
Festival Manager, Documentary films
Danish Film Institute

Suvi Paavola
Documentary Film Promotion
Finnish Film Foundation

Otto Suuronen
Short Film Promotion
Finnish Film Foundation

Christof Wehmeier
Festival Manager
Icelandic Film Centre

Toril Simonsen
Head of International Relations/Documentary films
Norwegian Film Institute

Arna Marie Bersaas
Senior Advisor, Short Films
Norwegian Film Institute

Sara Rüster
Festival Manager, Shorts and Docs
Swedish Film Institute

Jing Haase
Festival Manager, Shorts and Docs
Swedish Film Institute

Josefina Mothander
Festival Manager, Shorts and Docs
Swedish Film Institute