Nordic Look 2013: New Beginnings – Nordic and Estonian Film Industry
For the third year in a row, spring will bring the creative industries series Nordic Look to Tallinn. This spring, the series focuses on the film industry, more specifically on the production, promotion and introduction of films and drama series in Estonia and Nordic countries.
The organisers of Nordic Look 2013 are the Nordic Council of Ministers' Office in Estonia and FilmEstonia.eu in cooperation with the embassies of Nordic countries and other good partners. It is an event supported by the Estonian Film Industry Cluster and the European Regional Development Fund.
Nordic Look 2013 consists of two parts:
- Nordic Film Days – Sõprus Cinema and the Rooftop Cinema will show feature films and documentaries of Nordic countries from 3 to 9 June. The embassies of all five Nordic countries will help bring the films to viewers;
- Expert seminar and a study trip to Ida-Viru County "Production and Promotion of Films and Drama Series in Estonia" on 7 and 8 June.
The purpose of the expert seminar is to speak about the success stories in the Nordic and Estonian film industry and to give filmmakers the opportunity for closer cooperation. Experts will also speak about financing models. Target groups of the seminar are Nordic and Estonian film and drama series producers.
Nordic Look will take place in Estonia for the third time. Last year the series morphed itself into an urban space festival and brought the problems and discussions concerning architecture and urban design from the confines of offices to the public via a number of different events. The international conference that opened the series of events was nominated for the prize "Estonian Landscape Architecture Deed of the Year 2012".
In 2011, Nordic Look contributed to the development of an environmentally responsible and innovative fashion, design and textile industry as part of the events organised to mark Tallinn's status as European Capital of Culture 2011. The concept of temporary or pop-up shops became widely used in the country as a result of the event, and young fashion designers and companies in Estonia and the Nordic countries became interested in working together.
The greater goal of Nordic Look is to support and steer sustainable development in the Baltic Sea region. The series of events started as far back as in 2006 when the information office of the Nordic Council of Ministers in St Petersburg launched Nordic Look in order to bring Nordic and Russian fashion designers together. The Nordic Council of Ministers' Office in Latvia also organised Nordic Look in autumn 2008.