Norway is the Country in Focus at the 2019 European Film Market (EFM). Here is the official programme for Feb. 8th-13th.
 

  • What

    Time

    Venue

    Entry

    Meet the Norwegians – producers, Film institutes, Film funds, Regional centers, Film commissions, and companies delivering services to production, post-production and exhibitors; all with stands in the Norway House

    10.00-18.00

    Norway House

    Open

    Debate: Meet the censors: What are the obstacles that keep controversial content away from our screens and TVs? Is it self-censorship within the channels, or bad filmmaking? Is fact checking too expensive?

    10.30-12.00

    Norway House

    Open

    Norwegian blockbuster movies Børning 1 & 2 will have a sequel, shooting in Germany begins this spring. Meet the people behind the successful films, and new cars from Børning 3

    13.00-14.30

    Norway Hose

    Open

    Work-In-Progress. Norwegian producers and directors present teasers and promos from upcoming feature films; take a look into the future of Norwegian film!

    15.00-16.30

    Norway House

    Open

    Happy hour: Meet the regions: The ten regional film centres and funds develop and strengthen film industries throughout Norway, and they host this Happy Hour

    18.00-19.00

    Norway House

    Invitation

    Efm Party, Hosted By Norway – Country in Focus. Industry gathering, food, drinks, dance, incl concert by Norwegian band Gurls

    21.30-late

    EWERK

    By separate invitation only

  • What

    Time

    Venue

    Entry

    Meet the Norwegians – producers, Film institutes, Film funds, Regional centers, Film commissions, and companies delivering services to production, post-production and exhibitors; all with stands in the Norway House

    10.00-18.00

    Norway House

    Open

    Books made for film. Norwegian literary agents meet German producers and Norwegian producers meet German publishers/ agents. In cooperation with Books at Berlinale.

    10.00-1200

    Norway House

    Invitation

    Lillehammer Stories. In the recent years filmmakers in Lillehammer and its regional surroundings has produced a number of successful films and TV productions. We invite you to get to know this interesting film region of cold hearts and warm stories and meet decision makers. 

    12.30-15.30

    Norway House

    Open

    Hans Børli’s poetry in VR.  Børli is one of Norway's most cherished poets for his ability to capture a deeply felt connection between man and nature into words. Visit Børli's forest in this poetic VR experience

    10.00-18.00

    House of representatives

    For market badge holders

    Funds meeting. Meet representatives from the NFI

    14.00-18.15

    House of representatives

    Invitation

    Books at Berlinale. Presentation of Norway at Frankfurt 2019 and the Norwegian Book Keep Saying Their Names by Simon Stranger.

    15.00-17.30

     

    For market badge holders

    Speeddate a Nordic Composer. Each director/producer gets 9 minutes to meet each composer, then move on to the next meeting. Meet and greet afterwards.

    16.00-18.00

    Norway House

    Open

    Happy Hour with the Nordic composers and friends

    18.00-19.00

    Norway House

    Invitation

    Drama Series Days Opening Reception, hosted by Norwegian Film Institute

    19.00-21.00

    Bikinihaus, Restaurant Super Concept Space

    For market badge holders

  • What

    Time

    Venue

    Entry

    Meet the Norwegians – producers, Film institutes, Film funds, Regional centers, Film commissions, and companies delivering services to production, post-production and exhibitors; all with stands in the Norway House

    10.00-18.00

    Norway House

    Open

    Less is More: A New Generation of Screenwriting Workshops in Europe. New frame, new methodology, new perspectives: how to stimulate creativity in the writing process and have films reaching their audience?

    10.30-12.00

    Norway House

    Open

    CoPro Series Pitch 10.00-12.30 Zoo Palast 2 Open with market badge

    CoPro Series  

    Networking get-together hosted by Norway

    12.30-14.00

    Bikinihause, Restaurant Super Concept Space

    Invitation

    Work-In-Progress. Norwegian producers and directors present teasers and promos from upcoming feature films; take a look into the future of Norwegian film!

    13.30-15.30

    Norway House

    Open

    Born 2 Drive Oliver Solberg has fast-driving cars in his blood and genes. Meet him and his famous father, World Rallycross and World Rally champion Petter Solberg, and see excerpts from the new documentary.

    16.00-17.00

    Norway House

    Open

    Born 2 Drive Reception

    17.00-18.30

    Norway House

    Invitation

    Norwegian Drama – Staying ahead of the Game. Presentation of 4 new exciting drama series in development

    17.30-18.15

    Zoo Palast

    Open

    Bubbles with the Norwegians

    18.15-19.30

    Berlinale Series Lounge

    Invitation

    Bridging the Dragon Networking Reception hosted by the Norwegian film Institute

    18.00-21.00

    Josty, Sony Centre

    Invitation

    Concert with Norwegian violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing

    20.00-21.30

    Norway House

    Invitation

 

“Norway in Focus” is organized by the Norwegian Film Institute in cooperation with the EFM, and will offer a host of possibilities for networking with Norwegian producers, distributors, investors, and creative talents, as well as the chance to take a closer look at Norwegian productions.