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Nordic International Film Festival Sets Sail for NYC

Involuntary Activist

The Roxy Cinema (2 6th Avenue) will be playing host to a fleet of films from Europe’s Nordic filmmakers. The Nordic International Film Festival (NIFF), running October 16 to the 20th, highlights the work of independent and up-and-coming Nordic and international filmmakers. The Festival’s goal is to create not just a celebration of Nordic films, but also a place where filmmakers can network and grow..

The festival has world, international, and New York premieres in its slate. The Opening Night feature is X & Y from director Anna Odell (The Reunion), in which an artist recruits a group of actors to live in a warehouse and explore concepts of identity and sexuality. Several films shown at NIFF are part of a collaboration with Film i Väst in the Aurora Borealis category, showcasing new talent.One of these films is Involuntary Activist from Mikael Bundsen, in which a married, openly gay teacher in Wales faces the choice of betraying his family or his core values when his older sister asks him to step back into the closet for her wedding in Turkey. In Moonfire, directed by Kasper Juhl, a brother and sister live intertwined by dark obsession and tension rises when a photographer enters their lives. 

The NIFF will also have guest speakers and many of the filmmakers in attendance presenting after the films. There will also be a free panel open to the public called “How to finance independent films told from different perspectives”, moderated by Vareity.

To learn more, go to:

Nordic International Film Festival
October 16 - 20, 2019

Roxy Cinema
Roxy Hotel Cellar Level
2 6th Ave
New York, NY 10013

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