Each year at the Cannes Film Festival, 20 promising, up-and-coming producers from throughout Europe are selected to participate in Producers on the Move. Norway’s Dyveke Bjørkly Grave from Oslo Pictures is among this year’s partakers.
After graduation with a BBA from Handelshøyskolen BI and a bachelor’s degree in Event Management from Høgskolen in Lillehammer, Graver produced children films for Cinenord productions and co-produced the drama “The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open” for Oslo Pictures, which premiered at Berlin International Film Festival in February. Currently she is working on projects with directors Dara Van Dusen and Jonas Matzow Gulbrandsen.
Encouragement and recognition
“For me, it’s brilliant encouragement and recognition to be selected for the Producers on the Move,” says Dyveke Bjørkly Graver. “I am developing many exciting projects in need of good international partners, and I hope that this programme will strengthen interest in my projects and create new, exciting possibilities.”
Since 2000, European Film Promotion (EFP) has arranged Producers on the Move in order to connect enterprising young producers with possible international coproduction partners. Between May 16-20, this year’s participants will take part in a five-day networking programme that includes a range of workshops and seminars.
In order to take part in Producers on the Move 2019, the participant needed to have made at least one international co-production that was screened at a major festival. The selection process was based on the producer’s experience, his or her films’ international sales and distribution, as well as the applicant’s film festival participation.
Since the programme’s start, 400 young producers have taken part.
Previous Norwegian partakers are: Turid Øversveen (2000), Edward Dreyer (2001), Bjørn Eivind Aarskog (2002), Bent Hamer (2003), Gudny Hummelvoll (2004), Jørgen Storm Rosenberg (2005), Christian Fredrik Martin (2006), Eric Vogel (2007), Silje Hopland Eik (2008), Yngve Sæther (2009), Asle Vatn (2010), Maria Ekerhovd (2011), Brede Hovland (2012), Hans-Jørgen Osnes (2013), Teréz Hollo-Klausen (2014), Kjetil Omberg (2015), Bendik Heggen Strønstad (2016), Åshild Ramborg (2018) and this year Dyveke Bjørkly Graver (2019).