In honor of LGBTQ Pride Month, Scandinavia House presents a panel discussion exploring some of the best lesbian, gay and trans films from Scandinavia and the Nordic countries. Panelists include Icelandic director Ísold Uggadóttir, winner of the Sundance World Dramatic Competition directing award for And Breathe Normally; Finnish-British filmmaker Mikko Makela, who directed the debut 2017 feature A Moment in the Reeds; Samí-Norwegian director Marja Bål Nango, whose film The Tongues recently won Best International Short at Palm Springs International Shortsfest 2020; Jerry Carlsson, an award-winning director and co-founder of the Swedish company Verkert Produktion; and Carsten Sparwath, who is active in the LGBTQ community and has worked with film production for the last 25 years with leading directors in Denmark such as Nicolas Winding Refn, Lars von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg.
Moderating the discussion is Nick McCarthy, the Director of Programming at NewFest, New York’s leading LGBTQ Film & Media Organization and an independent critic, curator and scholar.
Please send audience questions ahead of the discussion to firstname.lastname@example.org. Select questions will be chosen for a Q&A following the conversation.
The panel is produced and supported by the Nordic Consulaes in New York, which include the Consulate General of Denmark, Consulate General of Finland, Consulate General of Iceland, the Royal Norwegian Consulate General, and the Consulate General of Sweden.