Eighty-three per cent. That’s the number of films at the third Nordic International Film Festival (NIFF) which have female producers, directors and writers. It’s fitting, then, that New York Women in Film and TV will have an industry panel on the co-work of International Productions at NIFF on 12 October 2017.
If you’re wondering how all those women will get to the Nordic region from New York, it won’t take them very long – despite the name, the NIFF is an American event, and will be held from 12-14 October at Scandinavia House in New York.
The 24 competing films of Nordic and international decent (including six international premieres and eight North American premieres) include the opening night international premiere of Finland’s ‘Man and a Baby’, directed by Marja Pyykkö.
The competition jury includes Bo Svenson (Inglourious Basterds) Brooklyn Decker (Grace and Frankie), Charlotte Munck (Anna Pihl), Hakeem Kae-Kazim (Black Sails), Jacob A Ware (Boardwalk Empire), Jerome Flynn (Game of Thrones), Kristin Chenoweth (Glee) and Selenis Leyva (Orange is the New Black).
The full competition line-up is below…
Far from the Tree – US – New York Premiere, Dave Thomas
Tomorrow Is Far Away – France – North American Premiere, Capucine Lespinas
Limbo – Greece – New York Premiere, Konstantina Kotzamani
Love and Fear – Denmark – World Premiere, Thora Lorentzen
Per – Sweden – World Premiere, World Premiere
A Home In Memory – Finland – US Premiere, Helena Oest
Kometen – Sweden – International Premiere, Victor Lindgren
Quit Staring At My Plate – Croatia – East Coast Premiere, Hana Jušić
The Strange Ones – US – Christopher Radcliff
A Modern Man – Denmark – East Coast Premiere, Eva Mulvad
Waiting For The Sun – Denmark – New York Premiere, Kaspar Astrup Schröder
69 Minutes of 86 Days – Norway – New York Premiere, Egil Håskjold Larsen
NORDIC SHORTS A
Under The Surface You Are Never Alone – Sweden – North American Premiere, Alessandro Berellini
Renard Rouge – Sweden – North American Premiere, Leonard Rääf
Retrett – Norway – North American Premiere, Itonje Søimer Guttormsen
NORDIC SHORTS B
An Autobiography – Finland, Mari Mantela
Superluminal – Sweden – International Premiere, Patrick Alexander
Distance – Denmark – International Premiere, Rikke Louise Schjødt
Cubs – Iceland – New York Premiere, Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir
Forever Now – Denmark – East Coast Premiere, Kristian Håskjold
Man and a Baby – Finland – International Premiere, Marja Pyykkö
Lovers – Denmark – World Premiere, Niels Holstein Kaa
Bakerman – Denmark – North American Premiere, David Noel Bourke