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Join NIFF for our panel with international industry professionals - sharing their insight on how to break through in a foreign country, or breaking stereotypes, or simply breaking any and all boundaries in a highly competitive industry.


Al Pitcher - The Sweden Syndrome

Comedian 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 invite 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.

Christiane Seidel - Godless

Christiane Seidel is an international actress who stars as Martha in the Netflix series Godless, which was nominated for 12 Emmys. She was recently known as Sigrid Mueller on HBO's Boardwalk Empire. Her television debut was on Law & Order: SVU’s season 12 premiere. Christiane also starred as FBI Agent DeSoto in the award-winning feature film The Hollow, as well as several German comedies. She is a member of Scandinavian American Theater Company that introduces contemporary Scandinavian plays to the US and has starred in the Off-Broadway premiere of Then Silence by Norwegian playwright Arne Lygre.

Corey Camperchioli - FEMME

Corey Camperchioli is the writer, associate producer, and star of Femme, the smash hit short film currently being adapted to television with Golden Globe winner Rachel Brosnahan attached as Executive Producer. The film has been been accepted to over 40 film festivals globally and has been covered by HuffPost, Deadline, Daily Mail, Billboard, Out Magazine, The Advocate, and more. Corey made his film debut opposite Laverne Cox in Migraine, which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival, and is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.


Ingrid Rudefors

Ingrid Rudefors is the former film commissioner of Stockholm and Sweden who now lives in New York working full time for NIFF and Changing Film. Ingrid started out as production coordinator in New York in the early 1990s working with directors like Hal Hartley and Mike Figgies and producers like Eric Fellner and Ted Hope. After moving back to Sweden in the mid-90s she worked as line producer on several Swedish feature films. During 2010 -2015 she served on the board of directors for “Association of film commissioners Int.”.

She has also written screen-plays with grants from the Swedish Film Institute and directed and produced six award-winning shorts.

Earlier Event: November 3
Later Event: November 3