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WELCOME TO SØRFOND-FORUM 2011

Oslo Films from the South Festival is hosting the first edition of The Sørfond Forum 2011. The festival have since 1991 presented films and filmmakers from Asia, Africa, The Middle East and Latin-America for Norwegian audiences and industry. With the 2011 launch of SØRFOND; financed by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in co-operation with The Ministry of Culture, and administered by The Norwegian Film Institute – the festival have significantly increased its position as an important meetingplace between the filmindustry in the South and in Norway.

Sørfond forum 2011 is a 2-day act; the first day adressing new digital possibilities – scrutinized by Norwegian helmers Erik Hoftun from Snowcastle and Eirik Solheim from NRK Beta. Talking finance of films from the south, we are priviledged to have assembled a panel of representatives from other relevant South Film funds – counting Fonds Süd Cinema from France, Hubert Bals Fund from the Netherlands, World Cinema Fund from Germany and Dubai Film Connection – to discuss challenges and opportunities in World Cinema financing. Closing the first day deal – former member of Fonds Sud comission and current Director of the International Film Festival of Amiens; Jean Pierre Garcia – will make some final reflections on the state and movements of the World Cinema art as of today. At our Junior Suite at Thon Hotel Panorama: tapas, drinks and mingling will close the deal for the night.

Day 2 of the forum is completely dedicated to the presentation of 13 selected projects, to be pitched by international acclaimed producers and directors from the south.
Crossing borders, sharing ideas, seeking new experiences and opportunities – Welcome to Sørfond Forum 2011; We hope you will enjoy the ride.


Films chosen for the Sørfond 2011 Pitching Forum:

-WAKOLDA, Argentine

-ARAB ORESTIA, Marocco

-ARUNKARN, Thailand

-BY THE TIME IT GETS DARK, Thailand

-CHANDRA, (DRC) Congo

-MARGARET MEE AND THE MOON, Brazil

-3000 NIGHTS, Palestine

-THE BODA BODA THIEVES, Uganda

-ESPERANDO A LOS BARBAROS, Colombia

-REMOTE CONTROL, Mongolia

-DESHORA, Argentine

-MUD WIFE, Zimbabve

-MR.KAPLAN, Uruguay

8 projects will be presented in the catalogue for norwegian producers in addition to the selected pitches. These are;
-NATIONAL RITUAL, The Phillippines fxepasion(at)yahoo.com
-DEE, Indonesia triximages(at)gmail.com
-THE NUMBER, South-Africa carolyn(at)bornfreemedia.co.za
-RED VALENTINE, Jordan fsichler(at)amanacreative.com
-IN WHAT CITY DOES IT LIVE, Malaysia sharon(at)everythingfilms.net
-THE SECOND LIFE OF A THIEF, Malaysia mingjwoo(at)yahoo.com
-SURIYA, Thailand pran86(at)gmail.com
-SAINTS, Turkey, kostepen(at)bulutfilm.com



PROGRAMME SØRFOND 2011

For access to the Sørfond Forum write an E-mail to forum@filmfrasor.no with what date/s you want to attend and if you want to be a part of the dinner Thursday night.


SØRFOND – FORUM – Filmens Hus/Cinematheque, Lillebil cinema

PROGRAMME – 13th and 14th of October

MODERATOR – KJETIL LISMOEN, Rushprint and Aftenposten

Thursday 13th October:
-11:00-11:30: Registration
-11:30-12:30: Erik Hoftun, SnowCastle How possibilities in digital communication have developed, more and more requiring interactivity. Interactivity is now the essence of gaming and other media have a lot to learn from the gaming industry. Erik helps us through the possibilities for interaction in digital media, both off and online. Erik Hoftun has previously worked as a senior partner at Geelmuyden Kiise, the leading communication agency in Scandinavia. SnowCastle is a game development company and consulting firm Erik has helped building up.
-12:30-13:30: Eirik Solheim, NRK Beta How does the digital future look like? How can film be visible and find new markets? What is of possible use for the film industry? Is it possible to use new digital developments to your advantage and compete against Hollywood? Eirik Solheim is the editor of the website NRKbeta. He holds presentations on new media, communication and digital developments, both nationally and internationally. He writes about the web, new media, media centres, software, gadgets, mobile technology and much more.
-13:30-13:45: Fruit and coffee.
-14:00-15:15: Funding films from the south: challenges and opportunities
The panel is composed of Jane Williams from Dubai Film Connection, Janneke Langelaan from the Hubert Bals Fund, Jacqueline Ada from Fonds Süd Cinéma, Isona Admetlla from the World Cinema Fund in Berlin, and Sørfond’s Lasse Skagen. Kjetil Lismoen will moderate and open the coversation for questions from the audience.
-15:15-15:30 Coffee break.
-15:30-16:30 The Future of World Cinema – Jean-Pierre Garcia fra Amiens International Film Festival og Fond Süd

-19:00-Tapas, drinks and socialising at Thon Hotel Panorama in the Junior Suite.



Friday 14th October:
-11:00-11:30 Registration

PITCHING

-11:30
MARGARET MEE AND THE MOONFLOWER
Director: Malu de Martino, Argentine

-11:45
BY THE TIME IT GETS DARK
Director: Anocha Suwichakornpong, Thailand

-12:00
ARAB ORESTIA
Director: Leila Kilani, Morocco

-12:15
WALKOLDA
Director: Lucia Puenzo, Argentine

-12:30
3000 NIGHTS
Director: Mai Masri, Palestine

-12:45
REMOTE CONTROL
Director: Byamba Sakhiya, Mongolia

-13:00-13:30 Lunch

-13:30
ARUN KARN
Director: Sivaroj Kongsakul, Thailand

-13:45
CHANDRA
Director: Djo Tunda Wa Munga, DRC (Congo)

-14:00
ESPERANDO A LOS BARBAROS
Director: Iria Gomez Concheiro, Colombia

-14:15
THE BODA BODA THIEVES
Director: Donald Mugisha, Uganda

-14:30
DESHORA
Director: Barbra Sarasol-Day, Argentine

-14:45
MUD WIFE
Director: Tsitsi Dangarembga, Zimbabwe

-15:00
MR.KAPLAN
Director: Alvaro Brechner, Uruguay

-15:15-16:30 SPEED DATING IN THE FOYER. Each project has its own table and Norwegian co-producers and funding organisations talk to the projects they wish to. Drinks and fruits served during the session.

-16:30SØRFOND FORUM 2011 FINISHES