It's been almost a year since producer Nina Bisgaard travelled to the Cannes Festival with the Swedish-Danish co-production 'Border', directed by Ali Abbasi. The film, which she produced through Meta Film Stockholm, won the main prize in the Un Certain Regard sidebar.
Now, the 35-year-old producer returns to Cannes as one of this year's 20 participants in the talent programme Producers on the Move, organised by European Film Promotion (EFP).
Bisgaard will have the opportunity to present her upcoming projects as well as brainstorm on new European co-productions with her fellow producers in the programme.
Since her graduation from Film and Media Studies at Copenhagen University, Bisgaard has produced Danish films such as the debut feature 'Flow' and the box office-hit 'Summer of '92'.
She is producer and executive producer at acclaimed production company Meta Film where she started working in 2012. Her films as excecutive producer include Oscar nominee 'The Wife', Tribeca-winner 'The Saint Bernard Syndicate' and 'Until We Fall', for which Dar Salim won for best actor at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival.
Since 2015, Bisgaard has been Head of International Financing & Co-production as well as Executive Producer at SAM Productions, a company with close ties to Meta Film, signing off such TV series as 'Pros and Cons', 'Below the Surface' and 'Something's Rockin''.
'Border' was a major success for Meta Film. After its prize in Cannes, the film went on to become shortlisted for a Best Foreign Language Oscar and was eventually nominated in the Makeup and Hair category. In Denmark, Abbasi's dark love story was nominated for a Bodil Award for Best Non-American Film and took home a Robert in the same category. In Sweden, 'Border' won six prestigious Guldbagge Awards, including for Best Film.
About Producers on the Move
Producers on the Move, a networking platform organised by European Film Promotion (EFP), presents twenty young European producers during the Cannes Festival.
The initiative is aimed at connecting the producers with potential co-production partners and strengthening their industry networks. They take part in project pitching, meetings, case studies and social events and benefit from an extensive press campaign.
Main criteria for qualifying are international experience in co-producing and theatrical releases outside of the producer's home country.
Producers on the Move is supported by EU's media programme Creative Europe.