Nordisk Panorama Awards

At Nordisk Panorama selected films compete in three sections: Nordic Documentary, Nordic Short Film and New Nordic Voices. Constituting a true Nordic championship, the films in competition are selected from all of the five Nordic countries representing the very best short films and documentaries recently produced in the region.

The 55 titles in our three competition programmes 2017 were chosen among 562 submitted films eligible for selection.

Best Nordic Documentary

The Best Nordic Documentary Award is presented by the documentary jury to one of the 14 films in the Nordic Documentary Competition. The award goes to the director(s) of the film.

The prize sum is 11,000 € and is sponsored by the Nordic public broadcasters; DR, YLE, RUV, NRK and SVT.

Jury 2017: Olivia Cooper-Hadjian, Cinema du Reél (France), Claire Aguilar, IDA (USA), Jerzy Sladkowski, Winner of the Best Nordic Documentary Award 2016 (Sweden)

Best Nordic Short Film

The Best Nordic Short Film Award is presented by the short film jury to one of the 28 films in the Nordic Short Film Competition. The prize-winning film will qualify for consideration in the Short Film Category of the Annual Academy Awards® without the standard theatrical run, provided that the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules. The award goes to the director(s) of the film.

The prize sum of 7,000 € is sponsored by the Nordic directors’ associations; Danish Film Directors, Directors Guild of Finland, Guild of Icelandic Film Directors, Norwegian Film Makers Association and Swedish Film Directors.

Jury 2017: Anna Henckel Donnersmark, Berlinale (Germany), Derek Tan, Viddsee (Singapore), Peter Larsson, Winner of Best Nordic Short Film Award 2016 (Sweden)

Best New Nordic Voice

The New Nordic Voices Competition introduces promising new Nordic filmmakers. The filmmakers’ works have not previously been in the Nordisk Panorama competition programme, and selected films are among the first releases by the filmmaker.
The Best New Nordic Voice Award is divided in a documentary prize and a short fiction prize presented by the New Nordic Voices jury to two of the 13 films. The award goes to the directors of the two winning films.

The prize sum for the competition is 3,500 €, split between the two winners, and sponsored by Film i Skåne

Jury 2017: Suvi Hanni, Tampere Film Agency (Finland), Karsten Meinich, Montages (Norway), Nicoline Skotte Jacobsen, Winner of the Best New Nordic Voices Award 2016 (Denmark)

NP Audience Award

To win the prize of the audience of Nordisk Panorama Film Festival is among the finest appreciation a filmmaker can get. The audience can vote for any of the Nordic short films and documentaries competing in the main competition programmes and the new Nordic films in the special programmes.
Which film will be the favorite of the Malmö Audience?

Jury: The Audience

The prize sum is 2,500 € and is sponsored by the City of Malmö.

Children’s Choice Award

The films in the Young Nordics programme compete for the love of our most critical audience. We ask the youngest viewers to tell us which film they liked the best and we’ll award the winner with a Children’s Choice award, as well as an invitation to attend next year’s festival.