This year BUSTER presents a brand new Industry Day, during the festival as part of the Nordic Junior Sessions – a 7 hour tour de force of children's media practice!
Learn how to engage and captivate the young target audience when BUSTER welcomes film industry professionals for the Industry Day during the 2019 edition of BUSTER Filmfestival. Young media consumers give us first-hand insight into where they tend to seek out films and series and what kinds of content appeal to them.
What steps can the film industry take in the face of YouTube - our most significant competition regarding content for children and youth?
We’ll welcome the Danish Minister of Culture, Claus Ladegaard - Director of The Danish Film Institute and Channel Editor of children's channels DR Ramasjang and DR Ultra - Morten Skov Hansen for a talk on the challenges of new media, as well as creators of universes and storyworlds with many years of experience and young guests who will illuminate us on how to tell engaging stories on social media about everything from the climate crisis to #MeToo.
Keld Reinicke grants us insight into foreign companies’ efforts to captivate the young consumers while a wide array of directors, game designers, producers and screenwriters will inspire through short sessions on how to reach the young audience, in a Nordic perspective.
BUSTER's Industry Day takes place on Friday the 4th of October from 9.30 AM to 4PM at Cinemateket, The Danish Film Institute in Gothersgade 55, Copenhagen. The programme will be held mainly in Danish.
Registration for the Industry Day is now open. It’s free with an Industry Accreditation (also free).
Apply here: https://vp.eventival.eu/cphpix/buster_2019
The full programme will be published soon at buster.dk.
Additional financial support for the Industry Day is granted by Producent Rettigheder Danmark.
On April 29th - May 4th 2019 Barnefilmfestivalen the Kristiansand International Children’s Film Festival took place in Norway.
Here, the second screening of the 2019 Nordic Junior Sessions short programme was screened, and 3/4 of the project partners took the opprortunity to meet to discuss project development and reasearch, prior to planning the next industry session at BUSTER Film Festival in Copenhagen in the fall.
Julia Jarl (BUFF), Nikolai Schulz and Sidsels Søgaard Spas (BUSTER) also took the opportunity to challenge the Festival’s other industry guests in the annual Film Quiz – and took the win!
BUFF 2019 is officially over, and we were thrilled to screen the new NoJSe short film programme for the very first time at the festival. This year’s selected titles are:
‘Rå’ by Sophia Bösch (SE), 'Home Grown' by William Reynish (DK),
'Liar Girl' by Marjo Viitala (FI) and 'Traces' by Ingvild Søderlind (NO).
The 1st Nordic Junior Session is done
On Thursday March 28th, we were proud to present the first ever Nordic Junior Sessions seminar at BUFF Malmö Film Festival. The seminar titled ‘The Youth Film of the Future’ was moderated by journalist and film critic Camilla Larsson and featured panels in two sections, first with the film consultants, and then followed by the filmmakers.
The panel consisted of:
Jenny Gilbertsson, film consultant (The Swedish Film Institute)
Lotte Svendsen, film consultant (The Danish Film Institute)
Kaspar Munch, Director (DK)
Ivica Zubak, Director (SE)
Thea Hvistendahl, Director (NO)
Therese Högberg, Producer (SE)
The panel debated the future of youth content, new formats and new platforms. Will we ever get the youth back into the cinemas, or should we rather be shifting our focus to new media formats? Is creating a solid Social Media strategy possibly the answer to reach the youth audience? How can we ensure that the really good stories are actually being written in the first place?
The discussion could have gone on way beyond the scheduled time frame – and we are looking forward to continue the debate with you all across the Nordic countries.
Up next on the NoJSe programme is Kristiansand International Children’s Film Festival (Barnefilmfestivalen) in Norway (April 29th - May 4th 2019), where you also will have the opportunity to catch the NoJSe short film programme ‘Nordisk kort’ on May 2nd at 9:45.
See you in Kristiansand!
The very first Nordic Junior Sessions seminar is held during the Industry day at BUFF in Malmö on Thursday March 28th 2019 14:30-15:30.
The seminar The Youth Film of the Future shines the spotlight on how to attract the Nordic youth audiences to the cinemas in the future.
What are the challenges and opportunities of reaching the young Nordic audience? When will the next Show Me Love (Fucking Åmål) come about? When do we get a Skam equivalent which attracts young people to the cinema? What examples exist in the Nordics of domestic films that attract young people to the cinema? How can we be better at competing with the American film industry to reach our young public?
Participants: Jenny Gilbertsson, film consultant (Swedish Film Institute), Thea Hvistendahl, director (Norway), Venla Hellstedt, producer (Finland), Lotte Svendsen, film consultant (The Danish Film Institute) and more.
Moderator: Camilla Larsson, journalist and film critic.
28/03 2019 14:30-15:30
Panora - People Bio Malmö
214 21 Malmö, Sweden
Free with BUFF Festival Badge
The NoJSe project was presented at the ECFA Annual General Meeting 2019 on Saturday February 9th in Berlin to mark the launch of the project's website and the availability of the first four short films, that NoJSe has secured the rights for. The films 'Shadow Boxer' (DK), 'Dance On Thin Ice' (FI), 'I Turn to You' (SE) and 'Everything Burns' (NO) can be screened for free by schools in the Nordic countries at the online platform 'Norden i Skolen'. The films are subtitled in seven Nordic languages and are also equipped with educational materials.
Nordic Junior Sessions is – almost – ready to launch its online precence, and to start engaging dialogues about film and media content for young audiences out there in the real world.
Meet NoJSe at Berlinale 2019
Representatives of the project will be presenting the project at the ECFA Annual General Meeting 2019 on Saturday February 9th, aiming to engage dialogue with colleagues in the perspective of European children’s film.
At the ECFA AGM you can meet:
Mika Anttolainen, Oulu ICYFF
Daniel Lundquist, BUFF
Nikolai Schulz, BUSTER
& Sidsel Søgaard Spas, BUSTER
Come find us at the gathering, to learn more about the objective of NoJSe or to share your insights and point of view on the contemporary and future of film and cinema for young audiences.