Nordisk Panorama News

February 2017


Discount to Hot Docs with the Nordic Delegation

Thinking about going to Hot Docs in Toronto, Canada this year? Nordisk Panorama is coordinating the Nordic delegation to Hot Docs, securing Nordic professionals value-for-money access to North America’s top doc event.

Sign up for the Nordic delegation now to make sure you get a discounted all access pass for only CAD 600 ex. tax (early-bird price CAD 825)!

The discount is available until the all access passes are sold out. The deadline to sign up is 7 March, but the sooner you register the better the chances. Last year the all access passes were sold out early March.

Read more on how to be part of the delegation here.

Once you have registered for your all access pass you can apply to the one-on-one Deal Maker meetings with broadcasters and funders from around the world (Submission deadline: 2 March) and to the Distribution Rendevouz meetings with top level distributors, sales agents and festival programmers (Submission deadline: 27 March).

Project Consultancy and Drinks at Tempo Documentary Festival

At Tempo Documentary Festival taking place 6-12 March 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden, Nordisk Panorama offers individual project consultancy regarding Nordic and international financing of documentaries again this year.

Filmmakers with new documentary projects will have the opportunity to get feedback on their project’s Nordic/international potential as well as tips for further development and possible financiers. A limited number of projects will get consultancy. The consultations will take place Thursday and Friday 9-10 March according to individual appointments.

Deadline for submission of projects: 23 February 2017 – today! Read more on how to apply here.

Friday 10 March at 17:00 Nordisk Panorama invites guests at the festival to join us for a drink and get the latest updates on Nordisk Panorama at Hornhuset, Långholmsgatan 15B.

To get in touch with Christina, send her an email or reach her at +45 6131 8539

Nordisk Panorama Visits Tampere Film Festival

During Tampere Film Festival you can put your film to the test and find out about it’s distribution potential at the “Who Would Buy This?” session Friday 10 March at 11:00. The session is moderated by Nordisk Panorama’s Jing Haase.

If you are in Tampere, don’t miss Nordisk Panorama’s infamous Nordic Vodka Hour. Join Market Manager Jing Haase and our programme manager Maja Lindquist for a drink Friday 10 March at 18:00 at the festival centre.

Jing is in Tampere 9-12 March. To set up a meeting with her, send an email or contact her at +45 3132 0212. Reach Maja at +46 70 361 5144 or by email.

NP Partners with Sunny Side to Strengthen Co-Production Ties

Every year, Nordisk Panorama Forum welcomes a small delegation of producers from a guest territory to facilitate connections outside the Nordic countries. This year, Sunny Side of the Doc will lead a delegation of 10 producers from France to Nordisk Panorama Forum for Co-financing of Documentaries in Malmö, Sweden 24-26 September.

The collaboration will see the two factual events facilitate targeted business opportunities for both French and Nordic producers, looking for new creative and financial partnerships.

This year’s specially invited delegation from France will be a key ressource for French producers with a creative documentary project in all stages, linear and/or cross-media, who would like to co-produce with a partner from the Nordic region or get unique access to decision-makers from the Nordic market.

If you know just the right French producer to be part of the delegation to Nordisk Panorama, please don’t hesitate to get in touch as soon as possible.

After 27 years, Sunny Side of the Doc has become an important international marketplace for documentaries and a gathering point for 300 commissioners and high-level buyers, 100 distributors and 2,000 professionals from around 60 countries.

Sunny Side of the Doc is calling for projects for the 28th edition taking place in La Rochelle, France 19-22 June 2017. Nordics, submit your projects by 21 April.

Also as a part of the cooperation, Sunny side of the Doc will gather a selection of 10-12 Nordic producers under the EDN umbrella stand, who will benefit from low registration rates and will be proposed the following activities:

  • Full access to all sessions, seminars and networking events.
  • Pre-organized P2P co-production meetings with producers who have automatic access to public funding and looking into co-productions with the Nordic countries, for Nordic projects, to come out to the international market.
  • Presentation of a few of the main TV channels and funding bodies (CNC, Procirep, ARTE etc) to understand better the funding and co-production possibilities for Nordic producers.
  • Selection of 2-3 Nordic projects with international appeal across 7 main pitch sessions to showcase the best of factual creativity – one to one meetings organized with interested Decision Makers following the pitch.
  • Sunny side will invite one film commissioner from each institution to accompany producers, participate in the pitch sessions and P2P meetings, and meet with his/her peers at CNC for co-productions.

Contact for more information & registration to the delegation: international@sunnysideofthedoc.com

Intern to Nordisk Panorama Forum

Do you want to learn from the best in pitching, matchmaking and financing of documentaries? Do you want to be part of the top professional team behind the best Nordic pitching forum for documentaries?

Then you could be just the intern we are looking for to join our team for the preparations of the keystone event Nordisk Panorama Forum for Co-financing of Documentaries taking place in September 2017.

From our Copenhagen office, you will be working closely with the Forum team as well as liaise with all other departments of the festival.

Deadline for application: 30 March. Read the full job ad here

Nordic Films from dok.incubator at Major International Festivals

The Nordic projects from the 2016 dok.incubator rough-cut workshop are premiering at major international festivals including IDFA and Sundance following the partnership between dok.incubator and Nordisk Panorama which was launched last year.

Established Finnish producer Kaarle Aho and director Tonislav Hristov entered the workshop with their rough-cut in spring 2016. After 6 months of intensive editing and project development, they released The Good Postman, screening at several European festivals this spring.

“Because of dok.incubator and their encouragement, we spent two or three more months editing the film,‘ said Kaarle. ‘It was a totally different film, but a better one.”

After a sold-out premiere at IDFA, they competed in Sundance’s prestigious World Documentary Competition as one of only 12 films selected from around the world.

Norwegian director Julia Dahr’s film Thank You For The Rain will begin it’s festival run at CPH:DOX in March and has been picked up by ZDF/ARTE.

Finally, the film Venus by Danish directors Lea Glob and Mette Carla Albrechtsen, which was also pitched at Nordisk Panorama Forum, premiered in IDFA’s First Appearance competition, with screenings at DocPoint Tallin, DocPoint Helsinki and True/False Film Festival. It was nominated for the Dragon Award for Best Nordic Documentary at Göteborg Film Festival alongside The Good Postman.

This year, 10 projects from the Nordic countries have applied to dok.incubator. The final selection will be announced on 25 March.

Meet us at The Financing Forum for Kids Content, CPH:DOX & Good Pitch

Director Søren Poulsen will be present at The Financing Forum for Kids Content in Malmö, Sweden, 14-16 March.

Søren Poulsen will also be at CPH:DOX together with Forum Manager Christina Jul Gregersen and Festival Programme Manager Maja Lindquist.

Finally, Søren Poulsen, Christina Jul Gregersen and Festival Producer Cecilie Stranger-Thorsen will be attending Good Pitch Europe in Copenhagen 24 March 2017.

Get in touch with Søren by email or call him at +45 2636 4408. Contact Maja at +46 70 361 5144 or by email. Reach Christina by email or at +45 6131 8539 and contact Cecilie by email or at +46 70 868 9966.

Nordic Delegation Discount to Sheffield Doc/Fest

Nordisk Panorama is arranging the Nordic delegation to Sheffield Doc/Fest again this year. Join the delegation to get a special rate on your access to UK’s premier documentary marketplace, festival and conference, taking place 9-14 June 2017! Reduced rate delegate pass: GBP 209 + VAT against the early bird price GBP 259.

Read more about the delegation here. To sign up for the Nordic delegation, please send name, email and company for all participants to Forum Manager Christina Jul Gregersen by the delegation deadline 27 April at noon.

The deadline for submissions to Sheffield Doc/Fest’s MeetMarket and the Alternate Realities Market, open for documentary filmmakers & interactive media-makers to pitch innovative projects to the key funders and experts is 16 March 2017 @ 17:00 UK time. Read more & submit here.

Finland Introduces Cash Rebate

Finland is introducing a new lure for international filmmakers looking for co-production opportunities or shooting locations. The 25% cash rebate aims to make production and post-production in Finland financially lucrative.

Tekes (the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation) administrates the incentive program and Tekes’ product manager Merja Salonen says: “Comments have been very positive and encouraging.” Salonen adds: “The simplicity of the online application and the fastness of the application and payment process have been key factors to attract production companies to look at the Finnish cash rebate. Tekes is prepared to disburse also during production which is a great benefit.”

You can find more information about the Finnish 25% cash rebate here.

Names in the News

Who’s where now:
New Head of Programme at DOK Leipzig

Congratulations to the Nordic Award Winners of 2017

Already from the beginning of the year, Nordic short films and documentaries are taking home awards all over the world. Check out the Nordic short and doc award winners of 2017 here. If your film receives an award this year, please let us know.

Dates & Deadlines Coming Up

Don’t be late! Find upcoming international deadlines for shorts & docs festivals, workshops, funding opportunities and much more here!

 

 

January 2017


 Submit Your Nordic Shorts & Docs From 2016 to Nordisk Panorama 2017!

Now is the time to submit your Nordic shorts & docs to this year’s Nordisk Panorama Film Festival & Market! Check out the deadlines & mark your calender for the 28th edition of Nordisk Panorama in Malmö, Sweden, 21-26 September 2017!

Submission for Festival Competitions:
Films completed in 2016: 15 February
Films completed in 2017: 1 May

Submission for Market:
Films completed in 2016: 1 May
Films completed in 2017: 1 August

Click here for more information and to submit.

NP Nomadic Office: Project Consultancy at Tempo Documentary Festival

At Tempo Documentary Festival taking place 6-12 March 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden, Nordisk Panorama offers individual project consultancy regarding Nordic and international financing of documentaries again this year.

Filmmakers with new documentary projects will have the opportunity to get feedback on their project’s Nordic/international potential as well as tips for further development and possible financiers. A limited number of projects will get consultancy. The consultations will take place Thursday and Friday 9-10 March according to individual appointments.

Deadline for submission of projects: 23 February 2017. Read more on how to apply here.

dok.incubator Calls for Feature Docs in Rough-cut Stage – Deadline 1 February

The rough-cut workshop dok.incubator invites ambitious directors, producers and editors with rough-cut docs to work with top international tutors for 6 months of intensive editing and project development!

Eight projects in rought-cut stage will be selected to participate. During 3 workshops in April, June and September teams of producer-director-editor will focus the film’s topic and sharpen the storytelling, get a wider perspective to see the film in the international market and concrete tools to effectively approach their future audience. Intensive editing, distribution and audience building work upgrades the rough-cut to a high-end film to meet a worldwide interest.

Nordic projects from the 2016 edition of dok.incubator include Sundance nominee ‘The Good Postman’, IDFA-competitor ‘Venus’, and ‘Thank You For The Rain’, which has been picked up by ARTE.

At Nordisk Panorama we look forward to hosting the final presentation of the films selected as a proud partner of dok.incubator. The deadline is coming up on 1 February. Find more info and apply here.

Curious about VR? Apply for Common Shores by 1 February

Are you curious to learn how to use VR and 360 video to create innovative stories and experiences? Then this is a weekend for you!

Common Shores is a Nordic collaboration that aims to bring together passionate and creative people from different backgrounds to create and tell stories in VR. Nordisk Panorama is a part of this collaboration.

Together you will develop VR prototypes using the breathtaking and historical setting of Bohus Fortress as inspiration. An experienced facilitator will guide you through the innovation process where you and your group will brainstorm an idea, figure out how to make it, and discover new ways to solve storytelling problems. The process is the important part, not the product.

Join us for an immersive and exciting weekend at the Bohus Fortress in Sweden 22-24 April 2017. During the weekend you will live, work, and socialize with your peers and it will all be rounded off with the opportunity to present the prototypes to potential financiers.

Deadline for applications is 1 February. Apply using this link.

The event is free for all participants who are selected and open to those residing in the Nordic countries. There are no prerequisites other than a curious mind and excitement to work with new people. For more information about the event please visit the Common Shores website.

Intern to Nordisk Panorama Market

Do you want to get a unique insight into the Nordic short and documentary film world? Do you want to be part of the top professional team behind the international market place at Nordisk Panorama?

Then you could be just the intern we are looking for to join our team for the preparations of Nordisk Panorama Market taking place in September 2017.

From our Copenhagen office, you will be working closely with the Market team as well as liaise with all other departments of the festival.

Deadline for application: 1 February. Read the full job ad here.

Discount to Hot Docs with the NP Nordic Delegation

Nordisk Panorama is coordinating the Nordic delegation to Hot Docs, securing Nordic professionals value-for-money access to North America’s top doc event Hot Docs in Toronto, Canada.

Registration will open late January, but you can already sign up for the Nordic delegation now to make sure you get a discounted all access pass for only CAD 600 ex. tax (early-bird price CAD 825)!

The discount is available until the all access passes are sold out. The deadline to sign up is 7 March, but the sooner you register the better the chances. Last year the all access passes were sold out early March.

Read more on how to be part of the delegation here.

Once you have registered for your all access pass you can apply to the one-on-one Deal Maker meetings with broadcasters and funders from around the world (Submission deadline: 2 March) and to the Distribution Rendevouz meetings with top level distributors, sales agents and festival programmers (Submission deadline: 27 March).

Meet Us at DocPoint, the Berlinale & in Clermont-Ferrand

Director Søren Poulsen is visting DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival 25-28 January to meet with Finnish industry professionals and scout for interesting opportunities for our Finnish focus at Nordisk Panorama Film Festival 2017.

Søren will also attend the Berlinale 11-15 February to have meetings with partners and promote Nordisk Panorama to market professionals.

Market Manager Jing Haase will be in Clermont-Ferrand 5-9 February for Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival & Market. Besides promoting Nordisk Panorama to an ever expanding network of professionals, Jing is present in Clermont-Ferrand to promote the Nordic shorts & docs at our streaming service Nordisk Panorama Market Online, available for free to buyers, sales agents and festivals on the look-out for high quality Nordic content.

No less than 8 Nordic films are selected for competition in Clermont-Ferrand. See the list of films here.

To reach Søren, send him an email or call him at +45 2636 4408. To set up a meeting with Jing, send her an email or contact her at +45 3132 0212.

Names in the News

Who’s where now:
New CEO at The Why Foundation

Congratulations to the Nordic Award Winners of 2016

Nordic short films and documentaries take home awards all over the world. Check out the Nordic short and doc award winners of 2016 here. If your film receives an award this year, please let us know.

Dates & Deadlines Coming Up

Don’t be late! Find upcoming international deadlines for shorts & docs festivals, workshops, funding opportunities and much more here!

November 2016


Lots of Nordic Docs at IDFA – Meet Us There

At IDFA, the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, (16-27 November) more than 30 films from the Nordic countries can be enjoyed in the different sections of the festival and we are proud that half of them have been part of Nordisk Panorama as a project or finished film!

The Nordic countries are also very well represented at the IDFA Forum with 12 Nordic projects + 5 minor Nordic co-productions out of a total of 60 projects in the official selection, which means that no less than 28% of the projects have Nordic input. This goes to show that Nordic docs are thriving! We are proud to say that 8 of these projects have previously been presented at Nordisk Panorama Forum.

We congratulate all films and projects selected and look forward to following them at IDFA. The Nordisk Panorama team will be in Amsterdam promoting Nordic docs. We are available as your Nordic point of contact, so don’t be a stranger.

Director Søren Poulsen, programme manager Maja Lindquist, forum manager Christina Jul Gregersen and forum coordinator Lea Maria Strandbæk Sørensen will be at IDFA. Christina will work as a matchmaker, facilitating interaction between forum participants. Please find our contact info here, to set up a meeting if there’s anything we can help you with.

Check Out the Photos from this Year’s Festival & Save the Date for 2017

Nordisk Panorama Film Festival took place during six intense days in September. If you just can’t wait for next year’s Nordisk Panorama or you want to look back on great times at the festival, then check out our selection of photos on Facebook to enjoy some of the golden moments of Nordisk Panorama 2016!

Don’t forget to save the date for 2017: 21-26 September. As a new thing in 2017, we will kickstart the festival a day earlier with our grand opening taking place already on Thursday evening the 21st of September, giving more room for the many great films and activities during the festival. Join us in Malmö in 2017.

We Would Love to Hear Your Input for Nordisk Panorama

This year’s Nordisk Panorama Film Festival was a great succes. We had a rise in audience attendance in the cinemas of 37 % and our financing forum as well as our market place experienced a huge interest from industry professionals.

We already got some very valuable feedback from many of you who attended the festival through our surveys. Getting your input of things you loved about us is always very encouraging and we deeply appreciate that so many of you take the time to tell us. Thank you for that.

Getting your critical comments and brilliant ideas for Nordisk Panorama in the future is of the utmost importance to us and it is of great value to the hard work we do for your benefit.

From now until Christmas we will be scrutinizing our operations looking for ways to improve what we do and increase the value it may create for you. So please come forward with your thoughts to soren@nordiskpanorama.com.

Meet Us in Winterthur

Nordisk Panorama’s Market Manager Jing Haase has been invited to Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur to moderate the seminar “How Does a Film Market Work?” on Friday 11 November 15:15 at Alte Kaserne. The seminar is part of the Industry Lab and this year’s theme is Work in Progress.

On the panel will be: Stephanie McArthur / Hot Docs International Documentary Festival (CAN), Sylvain Vaucher / Swiss Films (SUI), Roger Gonin / Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (FRA).

Jing will be in Winterthur 10-13 November.

NP Promotes Nordic Shorts in China

Market Manager Jing Haase will attend the International Short Film Market at China International New Media Short Film Festival in Shenzhen, China. She will join Jukka-Pekka Laakso and Tampere Film Festival at a stand on the market to promote and market Nordic short films and the Nordic Short Film Festival Network.

Jing will be in China 24-29 November. To set up a meeting with her, come by the stand, send an email or contact her at +45 3132 0212.

Names in the News

Who’s where now. Here are some of the headlines about names in the news:

Two New Consultants at The Swedish Film Institute
Tore Tomter to Leave NRK
Mette Hoffmann Meyer has Left DR

Congratulations to the Nordic Award Winners of 2016

Nordic short films and documentaries take home awards all over the world. Check out the Nordic short and doc award winners of 2016 here. If your film receives an award this year, please let us know.

Dates & Deadlines Coming Up

Don’t be late! Find upcoming international deadlines for shorts & docs festivals, workshops, funding opportunities and much more here!

 

 

October 2016 – Festival After Blast


 

The 2016 festival in review, and an invitation to save the dates 21-26 September in 2017 for the Nordisk Panorama Film Festival next year in Malmö, Sweden.

The 27th annual Nordisk Panorama Film Festival in Malmö for the fourth consecutive year exceeded our most optimistic expectations thanks to a continuously growing audience from Malmö combined with film professionals from 39 countries.

This year´s festival audience in cinema increased by 37% compared to 2015, thus surpassing our highly set goal in regards to attract a bigger audience into cinematic experiences. Furthermore, it feels very good to have passed the 15 000 audience count when including all events arranged during the 2016 Film Festival. This is an increase of 13% since 2015 and 43% since 2014.

In the cinemas we screened some of the greatest and most important Nordic short and documentary film productions and narratives produced in 2015 and 2016, and at Forum and Market we provided a platform aimed at the future for funding, distribution, feedback, collaboration and experience exchange.

As previously communicated during the final days of the 2016 festival we proudly announced the Best Nordic Documentary winner Don Juan [Sweden/Finland] directed by Jerzy Sladkowski, the Best Nordic Short Film winner Forgotten Reason [Sweden] directed by Peter Larsson, the Best New Nordic Voice winner Front View of my Father [Denmark] directed by Nicoline Skotte Jacobsen, the Nordisk Panorama Audience Award winner Yarn [Iceland, Poland] directed by Thordur Jonsson, Heather Millard & Una Lorenzen as well as the Children’s Choice Award winner Ruth [Iceland/Poland] directed by Hanna Heilborn.

NP MARKET

The market was buzzing with over 100 international decision-makers from more than 25 countries, making great use of the screening facilities, the closed screenings, one-to-one meetings, Work-in-Progress presentations and Outlook Sessions.

NP FORUM

A record number of more than 300 professionals from 25 countries attended Nordisk Panorama Forum 2016. 24 projects pitched at NP Forum to more than 70 decision-makers while 22 projects were presented in one-to-one meetings. An all time high of more than 570 pre-booked meetings compared to last year’s 510 took place over the two afternoons of the forum. We are looking forward to following the projects, seeing the results and hopefully welcoming back the finished films at Nordisk Panorama Film Festival.

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 2016 Special Programme

The 2016 Special Programme focused on the themes Young Nordics, Special industry programme, Norway in focus, Swedish sin, Digital disruption, Animation and the 24 hour cinematic life puzzle and challenged the norms and spectrums of storytelling by taking the festival to new venues and domains.

To mention a few highlights we, with Pool Cinema, brought the film media to unknown waters by combining the pleasures of swimming and film watching, and in the Malmö streets we attracted more than 150 people to join our “A Wall is a Screen” tour. At Blå Båten we were spell bound listening to Aslaug Holm and Sara Broos at the annual “Our Dinner With…” event, at Spegeln we got the audience into a Knit-A-long screening and at Stadsarkivet we delivered thought provoking out of body experiences through the magic of virtual reality. All of which are covered in our recently published photo albums on Facebook (links below).

Norway in Focus

In 2016 the spotlight was on Norway, a country as diverse and norm challenging as its fairy tale like landscape. Who would have thought that Slow TV and an intense chess drama would attract attention from all corners of the world? It all comes down to dedication, and the belief in what you do and the value of doing it. Aslaug Holm spent 10 years recording her two sons’ childhood, covering every aspect from love to laugh and struggle to sorrow. Long before her, Thor Heyerdahl put his life at risk in an attempt to test his scientific theories by crossing the Pacific Sea. In more modern times, far away from stormy and shark-infested waters, Paul S Refsdal faced another fear while living with suicide bombers in an endeavour to grasp their perception of the world. They all compromised their lives in one way or another to deliver to the society a better understanding of the world – a true testament to dedication and to the love of knowledge and curiosity. Norway, we admire you.

For a full summary Nordisk Panorama Film Festival 2016, please visit “2016 in Review”.

 

 

 

September 2016


Nordisk Panorama Film Festival 2016 Winners Announced

The 27th annual Nordisk Panorama Film Festival Winners were announced during the spectacular Awards Gala tonight at Malmö Town Hall. For five days the Jury Members and the local audience have selected the best new Nordic Documentaries and Short Films – almost 100 films divided into four categories. The winners are:

 

Best Nordic Documentary

Winner
Don Juan [Sweden/Finland]
Director: Jerzy Sladkowski

Motivation
For its dedication to “pure cinema”, for its honesty and visual beauty a unanimous jury give this award to “Don Juan”. This deeply moving love story was placed on our doorsteps with such a sensitive gaze and care with characters who were compelling and authentic although with rough edges. We all should hope to meet and/or have a Tania in our life. We loved it!

Jury
Grit Lemke, DOK Leipzig [Germany], Chris Hastings, World Channel [USA], Camilla Nielsson, Winner of Best Nordic Documentary Award 2015 [Denmark].

About the Award
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.

14 documentaries competed for the Nordic Documentary Award.

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

 

Best Nordic Short Film

Winner
Forgotten Reason [Sweden]
Director: Peter Larsson

Motivation
A hypnotic journey into the darkest of forests. Within an atmosphere of ambiguity, the phantasmagoric suggestion of figures, faces and ominous sound, in interaction with the landscape, invokes a space for immersive personal interpretation. An unforgettable nightmare.

Jury
Lydia Beilby, Edinburgh International Film Festival [UK], Eva Schweizer, SRF [Switzerland], Einar Baldvin, Winner of the Best Nordic Short Film Award 2015 [Iceland].

About the Award
The Best Nordic Short Film Award is presented by the short film jury to one of the 26 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.

26 short films competed for the Nordic Short Film Award.

Sponsored by
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.

 

Best New Nordic Voice

Winner
Front View of my Father [Denmark]
Director: Nicoline Skotte Jacobsen

Motivation
The award for Best New Nordic Voice goes to a distinct artistic voice which, interestingly, creates a very intimate and tender atmosphere through a staged setting. This methodology adds an honesty to the project, which maybe feels more real than a conventional realistic approach. With a subtle playful seriousity the director approaches a subject of lost and longing for intimacy in a brave and innovative manner. The jury is happy to see a father-daughter relationship in focus, something we seldom see in film. We award a film that draws on performance tradition and process based film, but moves it forward. The winner leaves the jury with tears in our eyes and makes us want to call our fathers – the winner of Best New Nordic Voice is “Front View of My Father”.

Jury
Birgitte Weinberger, Odense Film Festival [Denmark], Oscar Eriksson, Folkets Bio [Sweden], Ane Hjort Guttu, New Nordic Voice Special Mention 2015 [Norway].

About the Award
The New Nordic Voices Competition introduces promising Nordic filmmakers. The filmmakers’ works have not previously been screened in the Nordisk Panorama competition programme, and selected films are among the first releases by the filmmaker.

The Best New Nordic Voice Award is presented by the New Nordic Voices jury to one of the 10 films in the New Nordic Voices Competition. The award goes to the director(s) of the film.

10 films competed for the New Nordic Voices Award.

Sponsored by
The prize sum is 3,500 € and is sponsored by regional film centres.

 

Nordisk Panorama Audience Award

Winner
Yarn [Iceland, Poland]
Directors: Thordur Jonsson, Heather Millard & Una Lorenzen

Jury
The Nordisk Panorama Film Festival 2016 audience by voting

About the 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 programme and the new Nordic films in the special programmes using the voting cards handed out after the screenings.

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

 

Thank you to all the competing films, jurys and audience.

/ The Nordisk Panorama Team