NIFF 2018’s Award Host Announced

Al Pitcher will be hosting Nordic International Film Festivals 4th annual award ceremony for press, filmmakers and attendees on November 4th in New York @ Scandinavia House.

Al Pitcher began his standup career in 1999, the same year he reached the 'So You Think You're Funny' final and many other high profile competitions in the UK. Performing all around the world, this well loved comedian has picked up numerous awards including Best Show at the Leicester Comedy Festival, Best Male Competition, the Swedish Standup Award, the People's Choice Award and more. He performed at the incite only Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal alongside Eddie Izzard and Billy Connolly, and in 2017, he premiered his latest show 'Sweden Syndrome' which he is currently touring around the world.

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The biggest Nordic Film Festival outside Europe

With a mission to build bridges between the Nordic region and the international film community, NIFF will go further than your average film festival, encouraging and connecting filmmakers from all over the world. 

Opening Night Film - October 31

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Directed by Swedish Isabella Eklöf. The trophy girlfriend of a Danish drug lord sets a dangerous game in motion when she seeks the attention of another man, while on vacation with her boyfriend on the Turkish Riviera. A dark gangster tale with a twist, “Holiday” world premiered in the World Dramatic Cinema competition at the Sundance Film Festival.  It was included in The Hollywood Reporter’s list with the Best 20 Films from Sundance 2018, as well as Indiewire’s list of this year’s Sundance standouts that deserve to find homes. Isabella was also selected in the 10 directors to watch list by IndieWire.


NIFF jury, filmmaker and actors alumni

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