NPM one-to-one 2016

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 Maria Stoianova before Wednesday 31 August 2016.

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 2016

Stine Wangler
Sales and Acquisitions

Time available: Monday 19 September, 9:00 – 11:00

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.

Sebastian Sorg
Head of Industry

Time available: Monday 19 September, 14:00 – 15:30


DOK.fest Munich has developed into one of Europe’s largest documentary film festivals. Every year in May the festival presents the most interesting and relevant international documentaries on a big screen. DOK.fest accompanies the filmographies of outstanding filmmakers, supports directors from so-called „low produc­tion countries“, works on a widespread impact of artistic documentary films and initiates sustainable relationships between established filmmakers and newcomers.

Ben Thompson
Short Film Programmer

Time available: Monday 19 September, 10:00-12:00

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.

Miguel Dias

Time available: Saturday 17 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.

Andreas Bühlmann
Programmer (Special Programs)

Time available: Saturday 17 September, 14:00-16:00

International Short Film Festival Winterthur
The Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur is Switzerland’s most important short film festival. The festival enjoys an excellent reputation among filmmakers, the industry and audiences alike.The festival takes place each year in November and attracts an average of 16,000 spectators for our national and international competitions, as well as 650 participants from the film industry.

Frauke Knappke
Short Film Acquisition

Time available: Saturday 17 September, 17:00-18:00

A Berlin based international sales agent, strategic consultant and producer dedicated to maximising audience and exposure for a slate of 5 to 10 documentary films and a number of shorts per year.
Magnetfilm handle worldwide licensing across all media and platforms, supporting both established and emerging filmmakers. Their approach is hands-on, agile, creative and transparent – focused on nurturing long-term partnerships and working closely with filmmakers and producers to develop tailor-made marketing and distribution strategies for every title.

Their slate focuses on films we believe embody the full artistic and commercial potential of documentary film: relevant, innovative, thought provoking, and visionary. Sometimes entertaining, often uplifting, and always inspiring.

Sari Volanen
Commissioning Editor

Time available: Tuesday 20 September, 9:00-11:00

Yle (Yleisradio, Finnish Broadcasting Company) is Finland’s national public service broadcasting company. YLE International Programme Acquisition buys programmes for all YLE channels.

Victoria Leshchenko
Program Coordinator

Time available: Monday 19 September, 9:30-10:30

Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival
Ukraine’s only international documentary film festival. More than 20 thousand people will come to see the best documentaries from all over the world.
That week in spring, Kyiv will host recognized film artists, as well as talented young screenwriters, film-directors and producers from Europe, America, Asia and Africa. Following the main festival in Kyiv, Docudays UA will tour the country. Every year, the touring Docudays UA festival visits to about a hundred Ukrainian cities and towns.

Emilie Bujès

Time available: Monday 19 September, 9:30-10:30

Visions du Réel
The festival aims to promote cinematographic and videographic works of independent creation, coming under the different documentary genres. Visions du Réel is committed to giving priority to films which, through their form and aesthetic qualities, provide personal and unusual descriptions and interpretations of past and present realities of the world. The films presented in International Competition form the subject of daily discussions conducted by specialists. DOC OUTLOOK – INTERNATIONAL MARKET is an international professionals’ meeting point for the film-industry. It aims to foster networks for co-productions, sales and promotion, to stimulate ideas, curiosity and courage and to open new doors.

Heidi Zwicker

Time available: Monday 19 September, 14:00 – 16:00

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.

Inga Diev
General Manager

Time available: Monday 19 September, 9:30 – 11:30

Ouat Media
Created in 2006, Ouat Media [pronounced “what”] is an Academy Award® winning film sales and distribution company, based in Toronto, Canada.  Ouat Media’s mandate is to be the premier multiplatform content aggregator and provider of short film content for broadcast, internet, mobile devices, and all other newly-developed media.

Bohdana Rambousková
PR Manager

Time available: Monday 19 September, 14:00 – 16:00

One World – International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival
One World is 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.

Melanie Iredale
Deputy Director

Time available: Monday 19 September, 14:00 – 15:30

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.

Marija Milovanovic
International Cooperation & Program Selection

Vienna Independent Shorts
Every year at the end of May/beginning of June, the festival is all about international short films with a maximum length of 30 minutes, always capturing experiences in and outside of the cinema, presenting the new and old in a lively way, showing connections within. Maximum length is 30 min.

Ricardo Vieira Lisboa

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.

Hilke Doering
Head of Int. Competition

Time available: Saturday 15.00-16:00 and Sunday 10.00-12:00

Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen
The International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, founded in 1954, is one of the oldest short film festivals in the world and one of the major international platforms for the short form. The festival holds an International Competition, German Competition and International Children’s and Youth Film Competition among others. The festival in addition offers visitors a well-equipped Video Library, operates a non-commercial short-film distribution service and owns an archive of short films from over 60 years of cinema history.

Nordic Film Institute Representatives

Anne Marie Kürstein
Festival Manager, Documentary films
Danish Film Institute

Marja Pallasaalo
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/Documentaries
Swedish Film Institute

Theo Tsappos
Festival Manager/Short films
Swedish Film Institute

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