This week we speak to Linnea Larsdotter from Nordic International Film Festival…
Tell us about your Festival:
NIFF is a free film festival in New York, focusing on new and emerging films.
We have two categories for Nordic films, and we work hard to build and create an inspiring environment for filmmakers from all over the world.
How was your Festival created?
NIFF was founded by John Matton and Linnea Larsdotter, two Swedish filmmakers residing in New York.
Through their own festival seasons with their productions, they saw an opportunity to create a hub for Nordic and international films.
Describe your Festival in three words:
Nordic. Innovative. Premieres.
What compelled you to partner with Let’s All Be Free?
We believe that films should be watched by as many people as possible, and by providing an excellent screening experience, we can give independent filmmakers an opportunity to share their work with a larger audience.
What does being free mean to you?
We have a responsibility towards both the filmmakers and the audience. They should all feel individually seen and invited, and by being free, we can make sure that financial differences will have no effect on sharing and seeing good films.