Nordic International Film Festival in New York announces their opening night film and their 2017 line-up...
The Nordic Film Festival looks forward to their third year with a lineup of 23 competing films of Nordic and International descent. More than three quarters of the films have female producers, directors and writers and the opening night feature is the international premiere of Finland’s and ‘Man and a Baby’, directed by Marja Pyykkö which will screen at 7pm at the renowned Scandinavia House on Park Avenue, New York with the Nordic consulate attending the opening night film and the award ceremony gala on the last night.
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 Nordic International Film Festival (NIFF) celebrates Nordic and international films. They discover new and upcoming independent films as well as honoring great work from already established filmmakers. NIFF's programmers focus on finding diverse independent films with strong characters and storylines and encourage all filmmakers, regardless of ethnicity or religion. The festival was founded by Johan Matton and Linnea Larsdotter; they have partnered this year with Volvo.
This year the Nordic International Film Festival (NIFF) will be held from October 12-14th at Scandinavia House in New York where it will screen 6 International Premieres, 8 North American Premieres, and all the rest as US or New York Premieres.
Nordic International Film Festival has throughout the year collaborated with Gunpowder and Sky a distribution company that focus one finding new films from around the world.
John Matton, Founder of Nordic International Film Festival said “This way of introducing non-represented films as a festival to distribution companies is our way to help independent filmmakers obtain distribution for their films without having to pay for sales agent fees. As a festival we have leverage to help the filmmakers though the distribution companies know we as a festival have watched hundreds of films and selectively introduces only, maybe, only 2-3 titles to the distribution company that we believe hold very high quality.”
You can find out more at http://www.nordicfilmfest.org/
Here's the full Competition line-up
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
Image - NIFF