The Norwegian int. Film Festival in Haugesund will continue its Books at Haugesund initiative, which had its first edition in 2017. Our aim is to bring publishers and literary agents from the Nordic countries to Haugesund, to meet producers and the rest of the film world. The festival has a market section – New Nordic Films – where brand new feature films and works in progress from the Nordic countries are presented. We also have a co-production forum and a script pitch that each bring producers to Haugesund to present their project and to find funding or co-production opportunities. More than 300 film professionals visit the market annually, making it the ideal place to meet representatives from the film industry who are interested in new Nordic content.
In a pitch session during the market days in August, approximately ten novels will be presented to film producers and other participants who are looking for exciting literary material suitable for the big screen. The festival will invite agents who own the film rights to the books to pitch their novel, and there will be pitches from each of the Nordic countries.
More information to come.
Books at Haugesund 2018
The following books were selected for Books at Haugesund Pitch last year:
Deep Fjord, author Ruth Lillegraven, agent Gina Winje from Winje Agency
Andromeda, author Lars Mæhle, agent Eirin Hagen from Hagen Agency
The Ghost Network: Activate, author Gillian Philip, Aleksi Delikouras, agent Tuomas Sorjamaa from Kaiken
The Heart is But A Muscle, author Kristoffer Ahlström, agent Judith Toth from Nordin Agency
Where there are birds , author Maren Uthaug, agent Lars Ringhof from Copenhagen Literary Agency
Jomsviking, author Bjørn Andreas Bull Hansen, agent Thomas Mala from Northern Stories
War Tourist, author Jesper Bugge Kold, agent Louise Langhoff Koch from People’s Press
Keep Saying Their Names, author Simon Stranger, agent Anette Orre from Oslo Literary Agency
The Parfumier, author Margit Walsø, agent Hans Petter Bakketeig from Stilton Agency
Stormbirds, author Einar Karason , agent Sif Johannsdottir from Forlagid Rights Agency