NORTH Pitch is a financing forum for documentary films focusing on life in Polar regions. The 14th edition will take place January 19-21, 2023 during Tromsø International Film Festival.

The forum allows filmmakers to present their documentary projects to investors from several countries, in order to provide funding for the selected films. Participating films can be focusing on culture, environment, resources, politics, climate changes as well as general human stories. The only absolute requirement is that the film is about life above the Arctic Circle or below the Antarctic.

Call for submissions will open september 2022.

Twice wins prize
Lin Alluna wins the award for beste pitch with Twice Colonized in 2019.


Initiated by the regional North Norwegian Film Center, NORTH Pitch aims to develop more great stories from the Arctic, and to allow filmmakers to reach a larger audience. Held annually during Tromsø International Film Festival, the forum brings together filmmakers, producers, film organizations and investors.

The following financiers/commissioning editors participated at the 2021 edition:

• Anna Weitz, Swedish Film Institute
• Katja Härkönen, Filmpool Nord, Sweden
• Frank Piasecki Poulsen, Danish Film Institute
• Freja Johanne Nørgaard Sørensen, DR Sales, Denmark
• Eirin Gjørv & Klara Nilsson Grunning, Norwegian Film Institute
• Fredrik Færden, NRK, Norway
• Liisa Holmberg, International Sámi Film Institute, Norway
• Iris Olsson, Finnish Film Foundation
• Natalia Arshavskaya, Current Time TV, USA
• Andrea Hock, Autlook Filmsales, Austria
• Rudy Buttignol. Knowledge Network, Canada
• Sabine Bubeck-paaz, ZDF-ARTE, Germany
• Mandy Chang, BBC, UK
• Anna Svensson – North Norwegian Film Centre

NORTH Pitch is made possible with support from The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Sparebank1 Nord-Norge.