Nordic International Film Festival to be Hosted by Comedian Al Pitcher
The Nordic International Film Festival is now in its 4th year. Due to popular demand and a higher number of film submissions, this year the festival has been expanded to 5 Days, making it the biggest Nordic festival outside of Europe. The 4th Nordic International Film Festival (NIFF) will be held from October 31st - November 4th at Scandinavia House in New York.
The festival is delighted to announce their host for 2018, comedian Al Pitcher who 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.
The Nordic International Film Festival (NIFF) celebrates Nordic and international films. They discover new and upcoming independent films as well as honoring great work from already established filmmakers. NIFF's programmers focus on finding diverse independent films with strong characters and storylines and encourage all filmmakers, regardless of ethnicity or religion. This exciting festival was founded by Johan Matton and Linnea Larsdotter.
"This way of introducing non-represented films as a festival to distribution companies is our way to help independent filmmakers obtain distribution for their films without having to pay for sales agent fees. As a festival, we have leverage to help the filmmakers though the distribution companies know we as a festival have watched hundreds of films and selectively introduces only, maybe, only 2-3 titles to the distribution company that we believe hold very high quality" - Johan Matton, Founder of Nordic International Film Festival.
The full line up will be announced on September 20th.