Call for the position of


of Nordisk Panorama

position commencing from February 1st, 2024.

The board of Nordisk Panorama seeks to hire a new Director for the organisation. We are looking for a professional with passion for documentary and short films that will take on the task of leading a cornerstone organisation within the Nordic film industry.

The Director

Nordisk Panorama has been running for 34 years, and it is at the forefront of Nordic short and documentary financing, marketing and promotion. We are looking for a person who combines experience with innovation to identify new opportunities and ensure that Nordic films get funded and seen by the local audiences in Malmö, in the Nordic community and worldwide.

We are looking for a person with the following skills:

  • Experience in financing, marketing and distribution of documentaries and short films.
  • Have a broad network of contacts within the film/television communities in the Nordic countries and beyond.
  • Organisational, administrative, fundraising and social skills.
  • Experience in managing cultural events.
  • The ability to build and lead a team and take part in team work.
  • Very good communication skills and a problem-solving attitude that can adapt easily to new challenges.
  • Fluency, both in speech and writing, in at least one Scandinavian language in addition to English.

About Nordisk Panorama

The organisation’s primary activity and most visible brand is Nordisk Panorama Film Festival taking place in Malmö, Sweden. It is the main annual platform for the Nordic short and documentary film community comprising a 6-day festival of quality films, special events, seminars and workshops for audiences and industry alike. It includes the strong industry events Nordisk Panorama Forum for Co-financing of Documentaries, Nordisk Panorama Market and the Nordic Short Film Pitch.

Year round, the organisation offers consultancy in matters of international financing and distribution of short and documentary films, and acts as a facilitator and matchmaker at international events. Nordisk Panorama organises the Doc Forward talent workshop and The Nordic Rough Cut Session and other events and seminars.

The director will work together year round with the management team sharing the responsibilities of day to day tasks. Seasonal staff, as well as volunteers, are hired around the NP event in Malmö each year, in collaboration with the Managers.

Nordisk Panorama has two offices, one in Malmö and one in Copenhagen. The director will work at both.

The position as director is for a five-year-period, and may be extended. The director answers to a board of film professionals from the Nordic countries. Salary and terms of contract are subject to Danish law.


Applications must contain a CV and cover letter. References will be required.

Applications should be sent by January 5th 2024 to board member Janne Niskala with the subject: NP DIRECTOR.

Interviews will be held on a running basis.

For further information about the position, please contact Janne Niskala +358 295330858.