NORTH Pitch is a financing forum for documentary films focusing on life in Polar regions. The 14th edition will take place January 18-21, 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.

The submission deaedline for the 2023 edition was November 23, 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 are confirmed for the 2023 edition:

  • Kalle Løchen, Nordnorsk Filmsenter, Norway
  • Anna Svensson, SVT, Sweden
  • Katja Härkönen, Filmpool Nord, Sweden
  • Jannik Splidsboel, Swedish Film Institute, Sweden
  • Frank Piasecki Poulsen, Dansih Film Institute, Denmark
  • Freja Johanne Nørgaard Sørensen, DR Sales, Denmark
  • Anna J Ljungmark, Norwegian Film Institute, Norway
  • Iris Olsson, Finnish Film Foundation, Finland
  • Jenny Westergård, YLE, Finland
  • Mikko Peltonen, AVEK, Finland
  • Fredrik Færden, NRK, Norway
  • Tore Tomter, Altibox, Norway
  • Ralph Quibeldey, NDR, Germany
  • Stefan Kloos, Rise and Shine, Germany
  • Liisa Holmberg, International Sámi Film Insitute, Sápmi

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