Dreaming of England (Sommaren -85)
Sweden, 6 x 45’
Broadcaster: SVT (main) NRK, DR, YLE, RUV
Produced by: Art & Bob
Producer: Anette Brantin
Directors: Kicki Kjellin, Mikael Syrén
Screenwriters: Lisa Ambjörn, Sofie Forsman, Amanda Högberg, Emma Hamberg, Denize Karabuda
Premiere: September 2020
The year is 1985 and 15-year old Lena lives with her mother Åsa in the little town of Braxinge. Lena dreams of going on a language course in Hastings, but Åsa, a single mother, can’t afford it. Suddenly Lena is involved in a scheme selling discarded pornos, Åsa is hitchhiking to Greece and Barbro, the grandmother, has a promising career in writing erotica. Life in Braxinge will never be the same…
Iceland, 6×30 min / 2×90 min
Broadcaster: Siminn Premium S-VOD
Production company: Glassriver
Producers: Arnbjorg Haflidadottir, Andri Omarsson, Hörður Rúnarsson
Director: Kristofer Dignus Creator: Jon Gunnar Geirdal
Screenwriter: Baldvin Zophoniasson, Hekla Elisabet Adalsteinsdottir, Jon Gunnar Geirdal, Kristofer Dignus, Ragnar Eythorsson, Solmundur Holm
Premiere: April 2020
International sales: worldwide rights outside Iceland available
My funeral is a bitter-sweet drama/comedy series with serious overtones, about a man who learns, on the day he retires, that he has an incurable brain tumor. In two weeks’ time he must undergo a risky operation with a low survival rate. He decides to make up for lost time by hosting his own gala funeral and attend it himself, before the surgery. However, this is not as simple as it may sound.
Production company: Pyjama Films Ltd Producer: Terhi Väänänen
Screenwriter and illustrator: JP Ahonen
Premiere: Estimated 1/2023
International sales: TBA
Belzebubs is an animated family sitcom documenting the daily mishaps, relationships and romantic life of your average next-door devil-worshipping family: the dad Sløth, his wife Lucyfer, daughter Lilith and son Leviathan. The focus is on the everyday challenges of raising kids, making a living, attending an occult mass every now and then, and following the evolution of Sløth’s hapless black metal band.
Sweden, 5 x 60’
Broadcaster: HBO Nordic
Produced by: Filmlance International AB
Producers: Bonnie Skoog Feeney, Mattias Arehn
Director: Peter Grönlund
Screenwriters: Anders Weideman, Antonia Pyk, Linn Gottfridsson
Premiere: Fall 2020
The small town Beartown is slowly losing ground to the ever-encroaching trees surrounding it, but with the junior ice-hockey team having a shot at winning the national semi-finals, all the dreams of this place now rest on the shoulders of a handful of teenage boys. A heavy burden that becomes the catalyst for a violent act that will leave a young girl traumatized and a town in turmoil.
Ukraine, 8 x 50’
Broadcaster: ICTV (Ukraine), Okko (SVOD, Russia)
Producers: Victor Mirsky, Olesya Lukyanenko, Kateryna Vyshnevska
Production by: FILM.UA
Screenwriter: Simor Glasenko
Director: Iryna Gromozda
Premiere: October 2019 ICTV (Ukraine)
International sales: ZDF Enterprises
In an ordinary looking apartment, a father and daughter play a game of hide-and-seek. While searching for his daughter, she is nowhere to be found… Later, a video is posted online which shows the girl holding a sign with a mysterious set of numbers. But what do they mean? She’s the first of several children who disappear without a trace in a small industrial town.
Ukraine, 8×60’ Broadcaster: TBA Production company: FILM.UA Group, Premier Studios Producers: Victor Mirsky, Elena Malkova, Kateryna Vyshnevska Director: TBA Screenwriter: TBA Premiere: TBA Sales: TBA Distant future. Humanity abandoned Earth, kids are raised by AIs and eagerly wait till they turn 15 to be integrated into the adult society. Except there are no adults on the ship – everyone over 15 gets killed by the main computer. The characters will have to fight for their lives and for the lives of other children on the station and learn the answers to many pressing questions.
Production company: AGITPROP
Producer: Martichka Bozhilova
Screenwriters: Simona Nobile, Dianne Jones, Martichka Bozhilova
International sales: TBA
2020, Kiev. Natasha has created Babyland: a luxury hotel where fertile women give birth for infertile couples. When a tragic event from Natasha’s past comes back to haunt her, Babyland’s future is threatened, and Natasha’s soul is at stake. The miracle of life and the business of birth collide, and a price tag hangs on everyone.
Production company: Witcraft Filmproduktion, SATEL Film Group
Producer: Ursula Wolschlager
Director: Barbara Albert, Sandra Wollner Screenwriter: Michaela Taschek
International sales: N/A
When the snow is gone, old secrets see the light of day. The mountain village of Rotten has profited off of snow and the resulting winter sports for many years. Now the snow refuses to come, and the village loses its identity. But then on the glacier a body emerges from the melting snow…
Estonia, 8 x 45
Production company: Allfilm, KickFilm, Bright Pictures
Oroducers: Ivo Felt, Madis Tüür
Screenwriter: Lauri Lippmaa
International sales: TBA
As a wave of mysterious cyberattacks causes chaos across Estonia – a now high- tech tiny Baltic country formerly occupied by the Soviet Union – a seasoned homicide detective is forced to partner with a tech-savvy, ambitious counter- intelligence officer when the daughter of a prominent Estonian family is found dead and her twin sister kidnapped. The curious investigation leads the pair into the murky world of corporate crime, exposing an intricate plot to infiltrate cutting-edge multi-national digital alliance – the Trust Federation.
The Social Worker
Finland, 8 x 45’
Produced by: Fire Monkey & Moskito
Producers: Roope Lehtinen, Mikko Pöllä, Mari Kinnunen
Screenwriter: Timo Varpio
Finland: the safest, happiest country in the world. Society has solved all of its major problems, there’s no longer crime or unemployment. Social worker Sonja Aronen (30) profiles people for a living, directing high-risk individuals to a retraining program. Now Sonja discovers that this “retraining” doesn’t exist. Instead, the potentially hazardous individuals are killed by the government.
Norway, 8 x 25’
Produced by: Mer Film
Producers: Elisa Fernanda Pirir Ruiz
Director: Ina Lerner Grevstad
Screenwriter: Marta Huglen Revheim
Svik is a teenage crime drama about a young, Albanian girl, Leonora (21), and her struggle to escape forced prostitution in Norway. In a world where the line separating good and evil becomes increasingly blurred, Leonora seeks aid from the police, but, in the end, can she really trust anyone but herself?