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February 2021

Nordisk Panorama News

The Painter and the Thief by Benjamin Ree, winner Best Nordic Documentary 2020.
Photo by Benjamin Ree.

Submit Your Nordic Shorts & Docs to Nordisk Panorama 2021

Nordisk Panorama Film Festival is calling for Nordic shorts and docs from last year. Besides presenting the biggest cash documentary award in the Nordic region, Nordisk Panorama is an Oscar qualifying festival in the short film category. On top of this, Nordisk Panorama Market serves international buyers, distributors and programmers during the event and all year round.

Don’t miss out! Submit your film by Monday 15 February.

Deadlines for festival submissions:
Films completed in 2020: 15 February
Films completed in 2021: 15 April

Find out more about the submission here and mark your calender for the Nordisk Panorama Film Festival, 16-21 September, 2021.

Join Our Online Seminar!

Don’t forget to sign up for our online seminar Public Service on Demand – Nordic Streaming Strategiestaking place on 25 February.

The seminar will kick off with a keynote from Matt Locke, Director of the content and strategy company Storythings, and on the panel you will meet:
Skarphéðinn Guðmundsson – Head of TV, RUV
Johan Aaltonen – Head of TV, Yle
Jørgen Svennevig – Head of Planning NRK TV, NRK
Anton Glanzelius – Commissioner Entertainment, Comedy, Lifestyle & Events, SVT
Uffe Høy Svenningsen – Strategic Advisor on Streaming, DR

The discussion will be moderated by Cecilia Lidin.

Find all info and registration link here.

The seminar is aimed at the Nordic doc industry and attendance is free of charge. Deadline for signing up is 24 February.

Photo by Niklas Gyberg Ivarsson

Come Work With Us

Nordisk Panorama is currently looking for a Communication Manager for this year’s festival plus interns for both the festival and forum.

Check out all job openings on our website.

Meet the NP Team at Upcoming Festivals and Markets

We are still busy attending festivals and markets via our computers and hope to meet you online at the following events. Director Anita Reher is attending the European Film Market 1-5 March, M:brane 16-18 March and together with Market Manager Maria Stoianova the Tampere Film Festival 10-14 March. Festival Producer Sigrid Bersmann is taking part in Tempo Documentary Festival 8-14 March followed by BUFF Film Festival 13-19 March.

Names in the News

Tine Fischer departs CPH:DOX to become director of the National Film School of Denmark. Read more here.

The Old Man in the Cottage by Nina Hedenius

Nordisk Panorama Film Tips

In need for tips on what to watch online? Check out Nordisk Panorama Monthly guiding you to Nordic films from the treasure chest. All films have previously screened at Nordisk Panorama Film Festival and are now available online.

Nordic Award Winners

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


January 2021

Nordisk Panorama News

Sign Up for Our Online Seminar

Registration for our seminar Public Service on Demand – Nordic Streaming Strategies is now open!

At the seminar you will meet representatives from the Nordic Public Service Broadcasters, who will share insights on their streaming strategies now and for the future. The discussion will be kicked off by an inspirational keynote setting the scene and offering new perspectives.

The seminar is aimed at the Nordic doc industry and attendance is free of charge. It takes place on 25 February 10.30-12.00 CET and deadline for signing up is 24 February.

Find further details and registration link here.

Dear Dad by Jesper Kolstad Rødseth selected for the 2020 New Nordic Voice Competition

Film Submission Open!

You can now submit your finished films to the 2021 edition of Nordisk Panorama Film Festival as well as Nordisk Panorama Market. Read the regulations and licence agreement and submit via our website. We look forward to seeing your films!

The Nordisk Panorama Board of 2021

The 2021 board of Nordisk Panorama has been constituted. It consists of five board members, one from each Nordic country, all active in the short film and/or documentary sector in their respective countries.

The NP Board 2021 consists of:
Kerstin Übelacker, Independent Filmmakers’ Organisation (OFF), Sweden (Chair)
Ingvil Giske, Medieoperatørene AS, Norske Produsentforeningen, Norway (Vice-Chair)
Liisa Karpo, napafilms, Finland
Jesper Jack, House of Real, Danish Producers’ Association, Denmark
Anna Þóra Steinþórsdóttir, Klipp ehf., Iceland

Job Opening – Communication Manager

Nordisk Panorama is looking for a PR & Communication Manager for the 2021 festival. We are looking for someone with strong skills and experience in communicating to play a key role in building and executing a marketing strategy for the festival, which reaches audiences within all age groups as well as industry guests. Sounds like something for you – then check out the job description here.

For anyone interested in working with Nordisk Panorama remember to check our website for upcoming opportunities.

Remembering Erlend E. Mo & Øyvind Sandberg

The documentary world has lost two unique Norwegian filmmakers this month.

Norwegian documentary director Erlend E. Mo has passed away at the age of 53. A passionate and dedicated filmmaker Mo has contributed with both beautiful and powerful films such as My Eyes (2006), Dancing for You(2015) and Journey to Utopia (2020).

Øyvind Sandberg passed away at 67 leaving a great legacy including films such as Coastal Life (2001), Hearts(2006) and ThePeople by the Fjord (2011). Sandberg was especially a master in presenting intimate and warm portraits of persons that generally do not get much media attention.

They will both be sorely missed.

Submission Deadline Coming Up

Interested in taking part in an international documentary workshop focused on the process from rough cut to release? Then remember to apply to dok.incubator by 27 January.

Nordic Award Winners

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