The Nordic Talents’ Jury motivates and hands out the awards. Both awards are development support granted by Nordisk Film & TV Fond. There must be a production company attached to the winning project before the prize can be activated. The winners will be contacted after the event with details on how to request the prize.

The jury makes their decision based on the project information sent to them prior to the event, the student’s graduation film and the pitch.

THE NORDIC TALENTS PITCH PRIZE of NOK 250,000 – handed out to the best project pitched during the pitching sessions at Nordic Talents.

THE NORDIC TALENTS SPECIAL MENTION of NOK 50,000 – handed out to a project pitched during the pitching sessions at Nordic Talents that the jury takes special interest in, besides the winner of the main prize.

The jury handing out the prizes at the award ceremony that closes the event on Thursday afternoon consists of:

Diana Bartha

Head of International Sales & Acquisitions (Wild Bunch Television, France)

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Diana Bartha is a television executive, currently Head of International sales and Acquisitions at Wild Bunch TV. She has over 20 years of experience in broadcast and cable television, including business development, international distribution, film financing and production. Diana worked as Head of the European Office for the National Film Board of Canada before being in charge of International Distribution at ARTE FRANCE DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT and Managing Director of 100%DISTRIBUTION. In 2015, she joined WILD BUNCH TV, where she is overseeing international sales and acquisitions.

Marianne Furevold

Newly appointed as Head of Drama NRK

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Newly appointed as Head of Drama NRK, Marianne Furevold-Boland was the producer of the web-drama series Skam, and is now an executive producer at NRK Drama. She is the executive producer on Exit, State of Happiness, For life and I am Earth.

Besides currently working with different projects both in development and in production at NRK, she also oversees the various Skam re-makes that are being produced in more than eight countries around the world. Marianne has worked in NRK for many years and has been working on various project as a producer, script doctor, writer, journalist and presenter, both in television and radio.

She also gives workshops in insight work as a tool for developing scripts, and the production method on shortforms. Marianne is educated as an actor from LIPA, Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts in UK.

David Herdies

Producer and director (Momento Film, Sweden)

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David Herdies is a Swedish producer, director and the Managing Director of Momento Film. He founded Momento Film in 2011 with the vision to create compelling and surprising films commenting on our time. From the outset, the aim has been to be an independent platform for new talents with challenging and brave film projects. David Herdies’ films have been screened and awarded on festivals all over the world.

Ilkka Matila

producer (MRP Matila Röhr Productions, Finland)

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lkka Matila is one the most productive and awarded film producers in Finland. Since 35 years of working in the film industry, he has produced 23 feature films and numerous TV drama series, short- and documentary films, mainly in international co-production. He has also been a distributor, cinema owner, partner in various film facilitating companies and a scriptwriter. Along with his professional career in cinema, he is a doctoral researcher in the Finnish Film School of the Aalto University of Helsinki

Charlotte Sieling

director and actress (Denmark)

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Charlotte graduated from the National Theatre School of Denmark in 1985 and as scriptwriter from The National Film School of Denmark in 1995. She worked on the first season of The Killing and directed the first four episodes of Danish/Swedish crime series The Bridge.

Charlotte Sieling directed Margrete, Queen of the North, 2021 and Mesteren, 2017 and has directed a long list of international tv-series as Homeland, Lovecraft Country, the Strain and Queen of the South among many.