The producer of The Worst Person in the World, Andrea Berentsen Ottmar, has been the only Nordic producer selected to participate in Producer on the Move in Cannes. She is also in Cannes as producer of Kristoffer Borgli's Sick of Myself which has its world premiere in the Un Certain Regard section.
-Producer on the Move is a fantastic opportunity to network in Europe and get to know other inspiring producers. I experience that international cooperation is becoming even more important for each individual producer and the industry as a whole in the face of the major global players. I look forward to meeting the other participants and getting new input and inspiration in Cannes, says Andrea Berentsen Ottmar.
Cannes and Oscar
The Oslo-based film producer has previously established the production company Frokost Film. She has produced short films such as Fanny and My Beloved Runner, directed by Halfdan Ullmann Tøndel, and in recent years has been a producer in the production company Oslo Pictures. She was among the producers of Joachim Trier's Cannes award-winning and Oscar-nominated success The Worst Person in the World.
The 20 selected Producers on the Move (PoM) 2022 from all over Europe will go through a close, five-day tailor-made program that takes place from May 19 to 23. The overall goal is to contribute to international co-productions, exchange of experience and new networks. The Producers on the Move program will contain presentations of the producers' upcoming film projects, speed dating and roundtable discussions with renowned industry players.
Who is selected
The criteria for applying for participation in Producers on the Move 2022 is that the producer must, among other things, have been a producer on at least one and no more than three international co-production. The selection is based on points awarded based on experience as a producer / co-producer in addition to international sales, distribution and festival participation with previous films.
Producers on the Move is being held this year for the 22nd time, and since the start, more than 460 producers have participated in the program. Producers on the Move is organized by European Film Promotion (EFP), which since 2000 has used the Cannes Festival as an arena to focus on new European producers, and help them establish their own international network. The Norwegian Film Institute is one of the founders of European Film Promotion, where NFI's manager for international relations for feature films, Stine Oppegaard, is vice president.
Producer on the Move programme
EFP Producer on the Move is supported by the Creative Europe - MEDIA program for the EU and Eurimages and in collaboration with Festival Scope. The main media partner is Variety. Interviews with this year's Producer on the Move will be published on the website of the program's other media partner: www.cineuropa.org.
Norwegian participants through the ages
Previous Norwegian participants in Producers on the Move 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), Dyveke Bjørkly Graver (2019), Alan R. Milligan (2020) and Gary Cranner (2021).