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.
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.