The world of Nordisk Panorama

Nordisk Panorama is a non-profit organization representing the Nordic filmmakers perspective on the world through documentary and short fiction films.

Nordisk Panorama Film Festival is the annual flagship event that for the past 31 years has been showing a selection of the best Nordic shorts and docs in curated competitions and special programmes, awarding the very best Nordic documentaries and short films with great prizes. Competitions combined with glimpses of what the future of this film scene might bring.

During September the Film Festival in Malmö, Sweden, offers the public audience and film industry professionals the best of the newest Nordic Short and Documentary films together with a range of industry events.

We create a wide range of audiovisual experiences in cinemas, streets, art halls, libraries, museums, clubs and yet unheard of screening venues in Malmö and present them to a unique mix of filmmakers and public audience.

The core of Nordisk Panorama is to create an essential platform and meeting place for audience, creators, producers, financiers, distributors and decision makers who strive to provide the world with more and better Nordic films.

We put ourselves in the centre of matchmaking and initiate collaborations between professionals from the film industry with other cultural fields, opinion makers, truth tellers and businesses.

The annual Film festival is the ultimate melting pot where it all comes together. The films get to meet the public audience and some 900 film professionals meet, match and mix.

The strength of documentary films gives us the opportunity to put our present world and society in the spotlight by penetrating and going beyond the topics shown on the big screen with connected seminars, talks, panels, master classes and events.

Nordisk Panorama Film Festival – 31st edition / 1st online

Nordic short and documentary films and projects cross paths with Nordisk Panorama in many stages of their life cycle. We are there to support them every step of the way. Our expertise stretches from working with projects in process with mentorships, matchmaking and co-financing of documentaries at the NP Forum, helping finished films find their audiences at public screenings during the film festival as well as via international film festivals, distributors and buyers from all over the world at the NP Market.

As we all know, this year is special. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Nordisk Panorama 2020 presented a hybrid festival with films streamed online, in all Nordic countries and in-person events in the City of Malmö.

2020 is a challenging year for the film industry and as always, our priority is to secure strong support for Nordic filmmakers and expand the opportunities for you and your films. To be able to offer those opportunities all of our industry events was held online. In that way we could invite an even wider range of global film professionals and decision-makers to meet and interact with the filmmakers. 

Expanding Audience Reach

We know that nothing beats the face-to-face meeting between filmmakers and audiences, so we took this opportunity to expand our reach and allowed viewers in all five of the Nordic countries to see the films our programmers had selected. We also offered Q&As, Masterclasses and talks with our filmmakers. Our goal was to create an online festival that let people from Akureyri, Iceland to Turku, Finland and everywhere in-between, experience the special feeling that attending Nordisk Panorama offers. The festival’s competitions & awards where remained intact and, as always, prestigious international juries were invited to judge the festival’s various competitions.

The festival dates were extended from 17 – 27 September, where we encouraged everyone to screen the best of Nordic docs and short films from the comfort of their couch.

Om Nordisk Panorama Film Festival

Den årliga festivalen Nordisk Panorama Film Festival arrangeras av Nordisk Panorama, med stöd av Malmö Stad, Region Skåne och Film i Skåne. Sedan 2013 har festivalen sitt hem i Malmö, en stad som satsar på film och där det finns en stor publik för kort- och dokumentärfilm. Festivalen erbjuder en unik möjlighet till att ta pulsen på den nordiska filmscenen, nätverka med den nordiska filmbranschen, se film av erkända filmskapare och upptäcka nya lovande talanger. På Nordisk Panorama Market möts internationella filmköpare, festivalprogrammerare och distributörer för att se alla de senaste filmerna. Under Nordisk Forum for Co-financing Documentaries pitchas framtidens dokumentärer för finansiärer och potentiella samarbetspartners. Tillsammans attraherar de båda brancheventen ca. 1000 yrkesverksamma från mer än 20 länder.

Om Nordisk Panorama

Nordisk Panorama är stolt över att vara en organisation “av filmskapare för filmskapare” etablerad av den nordiska kort- och dokumentärfilmsbranschen.

Våra styrelseledamöter är alla aktiva inom området för kortfilm och/eller dokumentär i sina länder. De har nationella referensgrupper att rådfråga vid viktiga beslut, vilket ger oss ett ännu bredare nordiskt nätverk. Vi uppmanar nordiska filmskapare att gå med i lokala producentföreningar och involvera sig i frågor rörande Nordisk Panorama för att hjälpa festivalen att bli ännu bättre. Sedan 1990 har vår huvudfunktion varit att verka som en gemensam nordisk plattform för ett starkare produktions- och distributionsnätverk inom de nordiska länderna. Vi verkar för en synlig gemensam exponering internationellt, kombinerat med en stark kulturell profil.Nordisk Panorama arbetar hängivet för att främja nordiska kort- och dokumentärfilmer internationellt. Vi har aktiviteter året runt för att kontinuerligt uppmärksamma, stärka och stödja nordiska kortfilmer och dokumentärer internationellt.

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