11 AM - Blindspot: Financing Models to Protect Artistic Freedom (in Norwegian)
A dialogue on how to protect the artistic freedom that goes into filmmaking as the various financing models constantly adapt to a changing market. What responsibility does the state aid have? How does this relate to distribution and production support, now that there is no "separate" arrangement for artistic exploration? How can we protect uncompromising artists and the projects that often end up in the blind spot between funding and distribution?
Elisa Fernanda Pirir- Producer, MerFilm
Ingvil Giske - Producer, Medieoperatørene
Klara Grunning - Documentary Consultant, NFI
Silje Rise Næss - Head of Section for Artistic Assessment, NFI
1:00 PM - Case Studies: Challenges and Opportunities of the Hybrid Space (in Norwegian)
A conversation between two filmmakers with ongoing projects within hybrid filmmaking, representing the format and its challenges. Bringing their expertise, representatives of the support system will join the dialogue and talk about how this fits into the support system and the opportunities that exist there. What are the challenges regarding the system for those who work within the divide between documentary and fiction? What artistic consequences does this have for the hybrid film?
Aslaug Holm - Filmmaker and producer, Fenris Film
Bård Kjøge Rønning- Filmmaker and producer, Antipode Film
Eirin Gjørv - Documentary film consultant, NFI
Jenny Örnborn - Consultant, Svensk filminstitutt (SFI)
2:15 PM - Masterclass: Creative Distribution Strategies with Irena Taskovski
Irena Taskovski from renowned sales agent outfit Taskovski Films will have a talk on creative distribution strategies, and what she is looking for when selecting new projects.
4 PM - Learning How To Fly: How To Reach An Audience
Conversation about current possibilities, but also challenges, of reaching audiences. What does it take to find the right audiences, and how do you create a healthy ecosystem for artistically creative documentaries?
Eroll Bilibani -Festival programmer, Dokufest
Bojana Maric - Sales Agent, Lightdox
Sara Ruster - Festival manager for docs and shorts, Swedish Film Institute
Cato Fossum - Jack Filmbyrå