Call for submission – Books at Haugesund

19. mai 2021

The 49th Norwegian International Film Festival will take place on August 21 -27. New Nordic Films opens on Tuesday, August 24th. Books at Haugesund will take place on Wednesday 25th August. There will be a joint closing ceremony with the festival on Thursday, August 27. Of course, the situation might change, but we are monitoring the situation closely and will make every necessary precaution to make a safe arrangement for our participants.  


Following last years’ success with more personal meetings between literary agents and producers, we have decided to continue with the format of one-to-one speed meetings and are currently calling for literary projects suitable for the big screen.  


We invite you to submit a synopsis and relevant information of up to two chosen books that will form the basis of the one-to-one meetings. The selected projects will then be sent out to the producers before the festival. Based on the producers’ feedback we will put together your private meetings. You will of course be welcome to schedule your own meetings with other producers attending the festival as well. Participant’s list will be sent out before the festival. 


In addition to the closed one-to-one meetings, we are planning a pitch at the soon to open Haugesund Public Library open to the general festival audience. The latter will be a great opportunity for you to present one of the two submitted projects to a greater audience.  


For the selected project, the festival will offer: 
  • Travel and accommodation for 2 nights for one literary agent (24 – 26 August) 
  • Breakfast at the hotel, daily lunch and evening meals 
  • Festival accreditation giving free admission to all screenings, seminars, events and activities. 


Books at Haugesund pitch and one-to-one meetings will take place on Wednesday 25th August.  


Company information and short synopsis will be published on our website well ahead of the festival.  


If you wish to be considered for this years’ Books at Haugesund, we kindly ask you to return the enclosed Call for Projects Form by June 11th 


Download submission form


We are looking forward to welcoming you in Haugesund! Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.