For us at the Nordic Film Market editorial it has been a week of many deadlines. Finally the programme for Nordic Film Market was set today. 18 feature films and 17 presentations of upcoming films from five Nordic countries. Half of the films in the works in progress section are debuts and it is by far the most promising programme we have ever presented. It feels good as there are many first time guests from around the world, and the last thing you want is to disappoint them.
Tip of the Day: Do not miss tomorrows screening of Glowing Stars by Lisa Siwe, nominated for Best Film at the Guldbagge Award. There are still tickets left and you get to vote for the Major Film Award of Göteborg (Göteborgs Stora Filmpris)! 7 pm at Cinema Draken.
Today after a long night the festival catalogue was delivered to the print shop and soon a very tired group from the editorial staff will get their first hours of sleep for a very long time.
In our room we just got the last titles ready for our programme. It might sound strange, but Nordic Film Market is a festival within the Göteborg international Film Festival, and our agenda looks a bit different. We send our programme to the print shop the same day that we open the festival. For those of you who do not know; Nordic Film Market is our marketplace for new Nordic films. During for days (Feb 4-7) international buyers, festival programmers and sales agents from all over the world are here to see new films and presentations of upcoming films.
The most exciting in our programme according to me are without doubt the presentations of upcoming films. It is always a dense and even excited atmosphere in the cinema. Is this the place where you will find the next big sale or festival hit? Tomorrow I will tell you more about some of the 16 upcoming films that will be presented.