Launched in 2017, Nordic Flair is an initiative of the Finnish Film Affair, offering career development opportunities for Nordic talent. Each year, we also honour an exceptional Nordic talent working internationally with the Nordic Flair Award, one of the highest honours of Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy.
In 2017-2018, the initiative focused on acting, with the Nordic Flair Award being awarded to Pilou Asbæk in 2017 and Laura Birn in 2018, respectively. Director Lone Scherfig was the recipient of Nordic Flair Award in 2019, the year when we focused on directors and composers, as well as actors.
At Nordic Flair 2020, we want to shine to spotlight on the behind the scenes talents of Nordic film industry: emerging sales agents and distributors. This market training initiative aims to make sure that the next generation of Nordic sales agents and distributors have a co-Nordic mindset and the best possible tools to innovate ideas in a changing landscape.
The sales and distribution training initiative will bring around 6-10 emerging talents from Nordic distribution companies and sales agencies to Helsinki for 4 days of training, consisting of workshops, peer-to-peer discussions, listening to topical panels and networking with the other industry guests. The attending sales agents and distributors will also get a chance to attend one-on-one meetings and networking events at the Finnish Film Affair.
Training opportunities are rare for sales agents and distributors, especially early in their careers. To give all selected participants an equal chance to attend, we will cover their accommodation in Helsinki, event accreditation and travel costs.
Call for applications
Distributors and sales agents! Call for applications for our training initiative is now open. Deadline for applications is Wednesday 12 August 2020 (midnight, GMT+3). Ahead of filling the application form, please read the application guidelines.
The Nordic Flair program is supported by Nordisk Film & TV Fond.