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1st Oulu Children's Film Forum
17.11.2020
The first Oulu Children’s Film Forum will be held on Tuesday the 17th of November 2020 in Oulu.
This online Forum consists of addresses given by professionals and panel discussions where all attendees are encouraged to bring their questions. This year forum discusses the challenges in international production, distribution and financing of Nordic children’s films. We will hear success stories and presentations of upcoming Nordic films. Co-produced films are also in focus as well as the question of how co-production affects distribution. 
Video recording of the forum
1st Oulu Children's Film Forum requires registration. 
Please register by November 16th. Participation is free of charge. 
More info
More information about the keynote speakers and a detailed programme will be announced later on.
Changes to the programme are possible.  
The Forum will be accessible via Zoom. The link will be available on this page at a later date.
Further information: Mika Anttolainen, mika.anttolainen@oufilmcenter.fi 
Questions from participants to speakers can also be sent beforehand to press@oufilmcenter.fi 
Panelists
Programme

Tuesday, 17th November

Moderator: Pasi Pirttiaho

Times in UTC+2


10.00  OPENING OF THE FORUM
Mika Anttolainen & Anna Asplund, Oulu Children’s and Youth Film Festival

10.05–11.00  DISCUSSING PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION AND FINANCING OF THE FILMS
Promoting Nordic films non-commercially in Finland
Executive director Mikaela Westerlund, Walhalla

Distribution of Scandinavian children’s films in Finland
CEO Klas Fransberg, Kinoscreen Illusion Ltd.

How to find distribution for films in Scandinavia?
Producer Elli Toivoniemi, Tuffi Films

How to get support from AVEK for your film?
Film commissioner Mikko Peltonen, AVEK – Promotion Center for Audiovisual Culture in Finland

How children’s films are funded in Sweden, possiblities of co-production
Children’s and youth film commissioner Jenny Gilbertsson, Swedish Film Institute

DISCUSSION with Mikaela Westerlund, Klas Fransberg, Elli Toivoniemi, Mikko Peltonen and Jenny Gilbertsson:
Challenges in international production, distribution and financing of Nordic children’s films
11.00–11.30  BREAK

11.30–12.45 SUCCESS STORIES
“Tell it local, sell it global”
Producer Ilkka Matila, MRP Matila Röhr Productions

Heavy Trip on a festival tour around the world
Director Jukka Vidgren, Mutant Koala Pictures

The emerging independent film scene in Finland
Executive manager Jetta Huttunen, PhD, KulttuuriKauppila Art Center

DISCUSSION with Ilkka Matila, Jukka Vidgren and Jetta Huttunen:
Common features of a successful film production? How to upgrade film’s distributional value?
12.45–12.55  BREAK

12.55–13.10  NEW GHOSTS – a Photography Exhibition at the Cultural Centre Valve 
Aki-Pekka and Astrid Sinikoski – video presentation of a photography project for young people in co-operation with the Northern Photographic Centre

13.10–13.30  PRESENTATION OF UPCOMING FINNISH FILMS
Project 1: VINSKI AND THE INVISIBILITY POWDER – director & producer Juha Wuolijoki, Snapper Films
Project 2: SIHJA – producer Elli Toivoniemi, Tuffi Films
13.30–13.55  CO-PRODUCED FILMS IN FOCUS
RAGGIE: Estonia, Denmark 2020 – producer Kristel Tõldsepp
MY GRANDPA IS AN ALIEN: Croatia, Luxembourg, Norway, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Slovakia, Bosnia-Herzegovina 2019 – producer Marina Andree Škop
13.55–14.10  DISCUSSION with Marina Andree Škop, Kristel Tõldsepp, Jukka Vidgren:
How to work in multi-cultural productions
Example films:
HEAVY TRIP: Finland, Norway, Belgium 2018
RAGGIE: Estonia, Denmark 2020
MY GRANDPA IS AN ALIEN: Croatia, Luxembourg, Norway, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Slovakia, Bosnia-Herzegovina 2019
14.10  CLOSING OF THE FORUM – Thank you for discussing children’s and youth film with us! 

 

BREAK  

 

TUESDAY 16th November 2021

10.00  Welcome back!




Programme subject to change