The Norwegian int. Film Festival in Haugesund started its Books at Haugesund initiative 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 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.