Magazine article Screen International

Berlin: Norway Named 'Country in Focus' for 2019 EFM

Magazine article Screen International

Berlin: Norway Named 'Country in Focus' for 2019 EFM

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Next year’s EFM programme will offer networking opportunities with Norwegian professionals.

Andrea Berntzen in Erik Poppe’s U-July 22

Norway has been announced as the ‘Country in Focus’ at the 2019 European Film Market of the 69th Berlin International Film Festival.

The programme will offer networking opportunities with Norwegian producers, distributors, investors and creative talents, and will spotlight Norwegian productions. Supported by the Norwegian Film Institute against a background of a German-Norwegian partnership, the aim is to augment the exchange between the two countries across culture, business, science and technology.

Berlin festival director Dieter Kosslick, who will step down after the 2019 event, noted the “long tradition” of Norwegian cinema at the Berlinale, and said he looks forward “to strengthening [our] cooperation with Norway. …

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