NPM one-to-one 2021

You can request meetings with the international market professionals and Nordic film institute representatives below. The list will be updated continuously. Availability is only for decision makers attending the on site festival.

To request a meeting, send an email to Market Assistant, Shay Salem, before Tuesday 7 September 2021.

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 if possible.

Market Professionals 2021

Ben Thompson
Short Film Programmer

Time available:
Friday 17 September 16.00 – 17.00
Saturday 18 September 16.30 – 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 18 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.

Andrew Norton
Festival distribution

Time available: Friday 17 September, 12:00>

Raina Film Festival Distribution
Raina is a film festival distribution service for the Nordic film industry. Raina offers a professional, dedicated and tailored festival distribution service for high-quality documentary & short films from the Nordic region. In its first year Raina has had films screened at IDFA, CPH:DOX, HotDocs, Full Frame, Krakow and many other festivals. Andrew Norton has had a long career in information management & professional research. Since moving to Helsinki in 2018 he has worked in festival distribution for a number of production companies & sales agents.

Enrico Vannucci
Film Programmer

Time available:

Locarno Film Festival / Torino Short Film Market / Varicoloured
Selection Committee Member Pardi di Domani at Locarno Film Festival, Artistic Director at Torino Short Film Market, Owner at Varicoloured

Diego Mas Trelles
Head of Industry

Time available: Saturday 18 September

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.

Laurence Boyce
Head of Programme (Live Action)

PÖFF Shorts (Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival)
Started in 1997, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival has grown into one of the biggest film festivals in Northern Europe and busiest regional industry platforms, hosting more than 1000 guests and industry delegates and over 160 journalists. The festival screens around 250 features and more than 300 shorts and animations and sees an attendance of 80 000 people annually. As of 2014 the festival holds the FIAPF accreditation for holding an international competition programme which puts the festival into the so- called A-category of film festivals, alongside other 14 festivals in the world.

Miguel Dias

Time available: Sunday 19 September, 14:00-16:00

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.

Riina Mikkonen
Head of Programme

Time Available: Saturday 18 September, 15:00-17:00

Tampere 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.

Sigrid Hadenius
Festival Producer

Time Available: Friday 17 September 15:00 – 17:00

Uppsala International Short Film Festival
Sweden’s premier festival for short films, having both the national recognition of the Swedish Film Institute and international renown. Founded in 1982, the festival presents more than 200 short films every year.

Carla Vulpiani
Short Film Advisor

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.

Lorenza Tuan
Acquisition Executive

Time available: Sunday 19 September, 15:00-16:00

Shorts International / Shorts TV
A full-service short film entertainment company representing over 3000 films to over 120 international broadcasters across every platform and every medium. The Company’s catalog includes award winning, celebrity driven premium titles from film festival around the world as well as the American Film Institute (AFI), USC, the Hypnotic catalog. This diverse catalog features both domestic and international films in their original language.

Eroll Bilibani
Head of DokuLab

Time Available: Monday 20 Sept, 12.00 – 16.00

DokuFest, International Documentary and Short Film Festival, is the largest film festival in Kosovo. Each year the festival fills the cinemas and improvised screening venues around historic center of Prizren with a selection of more than 200 hand-picked films from around the world. Founded in 2002, with the aim of revitalizing cinema and the cultural life in Prizren, DokuFest grew and expanded into the most important documentary and short film festival in Southeast Europe and from 2019 is a BAFTA qualifying festival for short films. Documentary photo exhibitions, debates, master classes and lively music events are all part of the 9 days of the festival.

Tomáš Poštulka
Programmer and Outreach Coordinator

Time available: Monday 20 September 12:00 – 16:00

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.


Nordic Film Institute Representatives

Anne Marie Kürstein
Festival Manager, Documentary films
Danish Film Institute

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