NPM one-to-one 2018

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 Wednesday 27 August 2018.

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 2018

Sharon Badal
VP Filmmaker Relations and Shorts Programming

Time available: Saturday 22 September from 15.00 to 16.00

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.

Axel Behrens
Sales and Acquisitions

Time available: Sunday 23 September, 14:00 – 17:00 and Monday 24 September, 17:00 – 18:00

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.

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.

Sarah Dombrink
interfilm Berlin Short Film Distribution & Sales

Time available: Sunday 23 September from 09:00 – 10:00, Monday 24 September from 09:00 – 10:00

Interfilm Berlin Management GmbH
Since 1999, interfilm Berlin has been dedicated to the worldwide release and distribution of short film. Through its combination with the International Short Film Festival, interfilm Berlin Short Film Distribution has excellent access to current worldwide short film production.

Natacha Seweryn

Time available: Monday 24 September, 09:00 to 13:00

Premiers Plans – Festival d’Angers
Since 1989, the Premiers Plans Film Festival takes place each year in the city of Angers, France. Through the years, the Festival has become a major meeting of European cinematographic creation, as numerous directors such as Fatih Akin, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Joachim Lafosse, Matteo Garrone, Arnaud Desplechin, Xavier Beauvois, Nick Park, Cristi Puiu, Paolo Sorrentino and Thomas Vinterberg were originally discovered in Angers with the screening of their first films. Each year, the Official Selection presents 80 european first films divided in five competitive sections.

Enrico Vannucci
Short Film Advisor

Time available: 22 – 24 September from 11:00

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.

Jacopo Chessa
Managing Director

Time available: Saturday 22 September, 12:00 – 13:00 and Sunday 24 September, 11:00-12:00

Torino Short Film Market
The Torino Short Film Market is a meeting place for professionals in the world of short films and digital content. It boasts an international flavor (400 accredited participants from 36 countries in 2017), a broad range of profiles, a series of meetings planned and overseen by the TSFM, and a friendly atmosphere.


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

Time available: Saturday 22 September, 15:00-16:00, Monday 24 September, 14:00 – 17:00

Jing Haase
Festival Manager, Shorts and Docs
Swedish Film Institute

Time available: Saturday 22 September, anytime.

Maria Razakamboly
Festival Manager, Shorts and Docs
Swedish Film Institute