Nordisk Panorama News

June 2020

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

Dear Friends,

As we all know, this year is special. Due to the uncertainties of the Covid-19 pandemic, Nordisk Panorama 2020 will be presented as a hybrid festival with films streamed online and selected 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. Therefore, all of our industry events will be held online so we can invite an even wider range of global film professionals and decision-makers to meet and interact with you, the Nordic storytellers.

Expanding Audience Reach

We know that nothing beats the face-to-face between filmmakers and audiences, so we are taking this opportunity to expand our reach and allow viewers in all five of the Nordic countries to see the films our programmers have selected. We intend to create an online festival that lets 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 will remain intact and, as always, prestigious international juries will be invited to judge the festival’s various competitions.

Our dates will be extended from 17 – 27 September, where you will be able to screen the best of Nordic docs and short films from the comfort of your couch.

95 Film Project Submissions to Nordisk Panorama Forum

For the 27th edition of Nordisk Panorama Forum for Co-financing of Documentaries we have received 95 projects from the Nordic and Baltic countries. The selection process is now in progress and the selected projects will be announced late July.

If you wish to participate in Nordisk Panorama Forum as an observer, don’t forget to sign up for the forum accreditationby the 1 August deadline. The Forum will take place online on
18-23 September with pitching and project meetings 21-22 September.

Nordisk Panorama Market Submission

You can still submit your films completed in 2020 to Nordisk Panorama Market, where buyers, distributors, sales agents, and programmers screen films during the festival. Your film will also be available at our online streaming service Nordisk Panorama Market Online.

Deadline for submission of films completed in 2020 is 1 August. Click here for regulations and online submission.

Find Co-Production Partners at Producers Meet Producers

Nordisk Panorama Forum will kick off with the popular networking event Producers Meet Producers on Friday 18 September, featuring snappy presentations, tailored match-making and round-table discussions.

Producers can apply to attend this online event when registering for accreditation to Nordisk Panorama Forum as either pitch teams, observers+ or observers before 1 August. Seats are limited and producers are asked to fill in a motivation for participation when registering.

Meet the Baltic Delegation at NP Forum

Each year the forum welcomes a small delegation of producers from a guest territory, and this year we are happy to welcome a group of Baltic producers in collaboration with the Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries.

The Baltic producers will participate in the networking event Producers Meet Producers, where they, as well as the Baltic production landscape, will be introduced.

Partnership with Cannes Docs

Nordisk Panorama has a new partnership with Cannes Docs taking place online this week. We are supporting an Impact Award as part of the Docs-in-Progress programme, where our Impact Manager, Lea Maria Strandbæk Sørensen is part of the international jury.

Go to Cannes Docs site >

Nordic Award Winners

Nordic short films and documentaries take home awards all over the world. Check out the Nordic short and doc award winners of 2020 here. If your film receives an award this year, please let us know.

 

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May 2020

Two Days Left to Submit for NP Forum & Work in Progress!

2020 Deadlines:

20 May 2020: Projects for Nordisk Panorama Forum
20 May 2020: Projects for Work in Progress

Nordisk Panorama is in full swing planning our upcoming activities and we will be there to support filmmakers in September one way or another.

There are two days left to submit projects for Nordisk Panorama Forum for Co-financing of Documentaries and Work in Progress. Hopefully we will meet in person in Malmö, but if not we will bring you a great experience virtually.

Nordisk Panorama Forum is the main funding event for the Nordic documentary community and has been a vital part of Nordisk Panorama since 1994.

It takes place Sunday-Tuesday 20-22 September and welcomes independent documentary projects in all stages from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Greenland, The Faroe Islands, Åland, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.

Up to 24 projects will be selected for public pitching Monday and Tuesday. Producers looking for meetings with decision-makers can also apply with a project as observer+. A maximum of 24 observer+ projects will be selected. Individual meetings between selected projects and decision-makers will be scheduled by the forum team and take place in the afternoons.

Check out the NP Forum guidelines for more information on how to apply with a project.

Work in Progress is part of Nordisk Panorama Market. It presents 6 nearly finished documentary projects, almost ready to make it onto the world stage.

The projects are presented to international and Nordic decision makers in a tailor made event, created to make sure that each project benefits the most from the presentation. The presentations are followed by consecutive one-to-one meetings in the afternoon.

The Work in Progress presentations follow up on former Nordisk Panorama Forum pitches and pitches at fora around the world. All projects presented are looking for a last push to be finalized, a sales agent/distributor or festival premiere.

Check out the Work in Progress guidelines for more information on how to apply with a project.

Applications for Nordisk Panorama Forum and Work in Progress are submitted through the same application form.
Projects fitting the eligibility criteria are welcome to apply to both Nordisk Panorama Forum and Work in Progress.

Producers Meet Producers
Nordisk Panorama Forum will kick off with the popular networking event Producers Meet Producers Sunday 20 September, featuring snappy presentations, tailored match-making and round table discussions. The event aims to facilitate the efforts to find suitable co-production partners and form the bonds necessary to access funds across borders.Baltic Delegation
At Producers Meet Producers you’ll get the chance to meet this year’s specially invited Baltic delegation arranged in co-operation with Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries. The delegation is here to meet their Nordic colleagues and they will present themselves and outline their production landscape during Sunday.We look forward to seeing you in September! Hopefully in person, but if not – then through a new online experience.
For details and questions on Nordisk Panorama Forum please contact the forum team at forum@nordiskpanorama.com. For  details and questions on Work in Progress please contact the market team at film@nordiskpanorama.com.

May 2020

Submit Your Projects for Nordisk Panorama Forum and Work in Progress

The deadline for project submissions to Nordisk Panorama Forum and Work in Progress is 20 May 2020.

Nordisk Panorama Forum for Co-financing of Documentaries is the main funding event for the Nordic documentary community, taking place Sunday-Tuesday 20-22 September and welcomes independent documentary projects in all stages from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Greenland, The Faroe Islands, Åland, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.

Check out the NP Forum guidelines for more information on how to apply with a project.

Work in Progress is part of Nordisk Panorama Market. It presents 6 nearly finished documentary projects, almost ready to make it onto the world stage.

Check out the Work in Progress guidelines for more information on how to apply with a project.

 

Nordisk Panorama 2020

We are planning an amazing 2020 edition for September with a compelling film program and provocative conversations. Health regulations may lead us to explore digital solutions for some of our activities and create new opportunities for a hybrid festival. Onsite, online, or through a combination the team is in place, and we are looking forward to be working with you!

Contact details to The NP team can be found here.

 

Doc Forward Went Digital

On 22 April Nordisk Panorama invited Nordic commissioners to hear the presentations of and meet with the 12Doc Forward projects selected for the 2020 edition. As with most things right now we had to adapt the event to an online setting. Even though we missed the real life encounters the pitches and meetings went very smooth and the set up proved highly efficient. Thank you to the filmmakers, producers and commissioning editors for making this first online event a great experience.

Nordics at Sheffield Doc/Fest

Sheffield Doc/Fest is getting closer and as always many Nordics will be present – this time online. Check out all the great Nordic docs at the MeetMarket here. For more information on industry passes visit the Sheffield Doc/Fest website.

Names in the News

 

Iris Olsson and Eero Tammi new film commissioners for short and documentary films at The Finnish Film Foundation. Read more here.

April 2020

The Nordisk Panorama 2020 Project Submissions are Open

Nordisk Panorama Forum & Work in Progress call for projects for the 2020 edition

 

2020 Deadlines:

20 May 2020: Projects for Nordisk Panorama Forum
20 May 2020: Projects for Work in Progress

 

 

Nordisk Panorama is in full swing planning our upcoming activities and we will be there to support filmmakers in September one way or another. We are therefore happy to announce that submission of projects for Nordisk Panorama Forum for Co-financing of Documentaries and Work in Progress are now open. Hopefully we will meet in person in Malmö, but if not we will bring you a great experience virtually.
Nordisk Panorama Forum is the main funding event for the Nordic documentary community and has been a vital part of Nordisk Panorama since 1994.

It takes place Sunday-Tuesday 20-22 September and welcomes independent documentary projects in all stages from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Greenland, The Faroe Islands, Åland, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.

Up to 24 projects will be selected for public pitching Monday and Tuesday. Producers looking for meetings with decision-makers can also apply with a project as observer+. A maximum of 24 observer+ projects will be selected. Individual meetings between selected projects and decision-makers will be scheduled by the forum team and take place in the afternoons.

Check out the NP Forum guidelines for more information on how to apply with a project.

Work in Progress is part of Nordisk Panorama Market. It presents 6 nearly finished documentary projects, almost ready to make it onto the world stage.

The projects are presented to international and Nordic decision makers in a tailor made event, created to make sure that each project benefits the most from the presentation. The presentations are followed by consecutive one-to-one meetings in the afternoon.

The Work in Progress presentations follow up on former Nordisk Panorama Forum pitches and pitches at fora around the world. All projects presented are looking for a last push to be finalized, a sales agent/distributor or festival premiere.

Check out the Work in Progress guidelines for more information on how to apply with a project.

Applications for Nordisk Panorama Forum and Work in Progress are submitted through the same application form.
Projects fitting the eligibility criteria are welcome to apply to both Nordisk Panorama Forum and Work in Progress.

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Producers Meet Producers

Nordisk Panorama Forum will kick off with the popular networking event Producers Meet Producers Sunday 20 September, featuring snappy presentations, tailored match-making and round table discussions. The event aims to facilitate the efforts to find suitable co-production partners and form the bonds necessary to access funds across borders.Baltic Delegation
At Producers Meet Producers you’ll get the chance to meet this year’s specially invited Baltic delegation arranged in co-operation with Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries. The delegation is here to meet their Nordic colleagues and they will present themselves and outline their production landscape during Sunday.We look forward to seeing you in September! Hopefully in person, but if not – then through a new online experience.
For details and questions on Nordisk Panorama Forum please contact the forum team at forum@nordiskpanorama.com. For  details and questions on Work in Progress please contact the market team at film@nordiskpanorama.com.

 

April 2020

 

Submission Deadline Extended to 1 May

With the uncertain and hard situation we are currently living in, many in the creative industry are trying their hardest to complete their films and make ends meet. Nordisk Panorama will therefore extend our film submission deadline an additional two weeks until 1 May to help filmmakers along the way for their 2020 productions.

Please note! If you have a finished film, we encourage you to submit as soon as possible.

Also mark your calendar for the 31st edition of Nordisk Panorama Film Festival 17-22 September 2020! We are still working to put together an awesome festival for 2020 where we can hopefully all meet again – if not in person, then as a new digital experience.

Submission for Festival Competitions:

Films completed in 2019: 15 February
Films completed in 2020: 1 May (extended deadline)

Submission for Market:

Films completed in 2019: 15 April
Films completed in 2020: 1 August

Click here for more information and to submit. Don’t miss out.

2nd Part of Doc Forward Talent Workshop Goes Online Next Week

12 Nordic projects are participating in the first Nordisk Panorama Doc Forward Talent Workshop. The first part of the workshop took place in Helsinki in January and now the second part is going online next week.

Wednesday 22 April the filmmakers will present their projects to Nordic TV and institute commissioners in an online forum. The afternoon will be filled with individual meetings between projects and commissioners in small online meeting rooms.

We still believe that nothing beats face to face interactions, so we are planning to add a third component to the workshop during Nordisk Panorama in September.

Baltic Delegation to Nordisk Panorama

We’re happy to announce that we are partnering with Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries in bringing in a group of Baltic producers to our pitching forum in September. We will also welcome a number of Baltic decision-makers to the pitching and meeting tables.

With this collaboration we aim to strengthen co-production ties between the Baltic region and the Nordic countries.

Baltic Sea Forum is the leading documentary pitching event in the Baltic states. The delegation will consist of experienced and young producers keen to work with the Nordic countries and discover the cooperation possibilities.

Interns to Nordisk Panorama Festival

Do you love short films and documentaries? Do you have a passion for planning events or communication?

Then we’d love for you to be part of Nordisk Panorama 2020. Check out the different types of internships here and keep a lookout on our website for jobs and other internship opportunities.

Always Amber selected for Hot Docs 2020

Nordic Docs Selected for Hot Docs and Sheffield Doc/Fest MeetMarket

Joining most of their spring and summer festival colleagues Hot Docs and Sheffield Doc/Fest have decided to offer online industry activities in lieu of their planned on location events. The selected projects which will pitch, meet and present include a number of Nordic titles.

Furthermore Hot Docs has announced their film selection and will later publish details about in which shape the postponed festival will take place.

Full list of selected Nordic titles can be found here:

Nordic projects selected for Sheffield Doc/Fest
Nordic docs at Hot Docs

We congratulate all the selected Nordic projects and films.

Nordic Projects selected for dok.incubator 2020

Our partner dok.incubator has announced the final selection of talented filmmakers whose projects will be supported in 2020. The list includes three projects connected to the Nordic region – a Finnish documentary Clouds (pictured), a Norwegian project DIAGNONSENSE and a Russian-Norwegian-Finnish co-production Life of Ivanna with Norwegian editor Mette Cheng Munthe-Kaas on board.

Clouds by Tuija Halttunen portrays a climate scientist Hannele Korhonen, a recipient of a unique research grant from the United Arab Emirates. Korhonen’s enthusiasm about her science research is gradually accompanied by omnipresent questions regarding the scientist’s responsibility and unavoidable inner conflicts.

A Guatemalan director Renato Borrayo Serrano‘s Life of Ivanna is an observational documentary depicting the life of the Nenet nomadic reindeer herders in the Taymyr peninsula, in the Russian arctic. The film follows Ivanna and her family as it shows all the dramatic changes in her life caused by the hard conditions and climate changes in the region.

A fragmented coming-of-age tale, DIAGNONSENSE is Norwegian director Ane-Martha Tamnes Hansgård’s self-reflexive documentary about her experience of being diagnosed with several mental disorders over a fifteen year period. It takes a meta-approach towards her many failed attempts at making such a film while reliant on the mental health system. However, with a newfound critical distance from her diagnoses, and years of reflection, she is ready to tell her story and to challenge the very need for psychological labelling.

Clouds and DIAGNONSENSE were previously presented at Nordisk Panorama Forum. Congratulations to the selected projects.

Nordic Award Winners of 2020

Nordic short films and documentaries take home awards all over the world. Check out the Nordic short and doc award winners of 2020 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 short & doc film festivals, workshops, funding opportunities and much more here!

 

 

March 2020

The Covid-19 Pandemic

Like everyone around us, we at Nordisk Panorama are deeply affected by the corona outbreak and the consequences for everyone’s health and livelihood. It will have enormous impact on our community, most of whom are freelancers or small companies with limited resources to weather this storm.

We are seeing how film production worldwide has been put on hold and festivals and other industry events have been cancelled. Our hearts and thoughts go out to all of you as we know how much blood, sweat and passion go into the preparations.

It is, however, impressive to witness the initiatives that surface to keep the documentary and short film communities connected in these challenging times. Although nothing beats personal meetings, we are following with great curiosity and encouragement all the digital solutions and alternative plans.

The team is working from home until further notice and we continue to prepare for a great Nordisk Panorama Festival 2020 in the hope that the pandemic will be declared over before September. We are available online and via email so please don’t hesitate to reach out. You will find our contact details here.

Stay safe. This storm will pass.

Submit Your Nordic Shorts & Docs to Nordisk Panorama by 15 April!

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 31st edition of Nordisk Panorama Film Festival in Malmö, Sweden, 17-22 September 2020!

Besides presenting the biggest 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.

Submission for Festival Competitions:

Films completed in 2019: 15 February
Films completed in 2020: 15 April

Submission for Market:

Films completed in 2019: 15 April
Films completed in 2020: 1 August

Click here for more information and to submit. Don’t miss out. Submit your film today!

Doc Forward Talent Workshop Goes Digital

Nordisk Panorama has had to find solutions for our upcoming events. The second part of our new Nordic talent workshop Doc Forward was to take place in Oslo in April, but will instead be conducted online.

The 12 film teams will meet with TV and film institute commissioners from the Nordic countries. In the morning of 22 April we will meet online to hear the projects present. The afternoon will be filled with individual meetings between projects and commissioners in small and cosy online meeting rooms.

We will also intensify the preparation before the event with the projects, so they are ready for this new situation.

We still believe that nothing beats face to face interactions, so we are planning to add a third component to the workshop during Nordisk Panorama in September.

Interns to Nordisk Panorama Festival

Do you love short films and documentaries? Working with people? Do you have a burning passion for planning events or communication? Or want to learn about financing and distribution of shorts and docs?

Then we’d love for you to be part of Nordisk Panorama 2020. Check out the different types of internships here and keep a lookout on our website for jobs and other opportunities. Deadline for the internships at our pitching forum is coming up 27 March.

 

February 2020

Submit Your Nordic Shorts & Docs to Nordisk Panorama 2020

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 tomorrow!

Submission for Festival Competitions:

Films completed in 2019: 15 February
Films completed in 2020: 15 April

Find out more about the submission here and mark your calender for the 31st edition of Nordisk Panorama Film Festival in Malmö, Sweden, 17-22 September 2020!

Nordic Discount to Hot Docs

Nordisk Panorama is coordinating the Nordic delegation to Hot Docs, securing Nordic professionals value-for-money access to North America’s top doc event in Toronto, Canada 30 April-10 May 2020.

Sign up for the Nordic delegation now to make sure you get a discounted all-access pass for only CAD 675 ex. tax (early-bird price CAD 949)!

The discount is available until the all-access passes are sold out. The deadline to sign up is 21 February, but the sooner you register the better the chances. Last year the all-access passes were sold out before March.

Once you have registered for your all-access pass you can apply to the Distribution Rendevouz meetings with top level distributors, sales agents and festival programmers (Submission deadline: 12 March).

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

Meet us in Berlin, Tampere, Stockholm and the Faroe Islands

Executive Director Anita Reher will travel to the Faroe Islandsto be in the short film jury of Tórshavn Film Festival. She will also do a presentation of Nordisk Panorama and the works of a festival like ours to the Faroese industry.

You can also meet us at the Berlinale where Anita Reher will have meetings with partners and promote Nordisk Panorama to market professionals 21-24 February.

Festival Producer Viktor Jepson will be in Stockholm for Tempo Documentary Festival to meet with the Swedish industry 5-8 March.

Market Manager Maria Stoianova and Executive Director Anita Reher will travel to Tampere Film Festival to celebrate their 50th anniversary and meet with the Finnish industry.

If you are in Tampere, don’t miss Nordisk Panorama’s infamous Nordic Vodka Hour. Join the Nordisk Panorama team for a drink Friday 6 March at 18:00 at the festival centre.

We are happy to be your Nordic point of contact, so don’t be a stranger. Please find our contact details here to set up a meeting.

Call for Interns to Nordisk Panorama

Do you love short films & documentaries and want to get a 360° perspective of what it takes to build a film festival as well as insight into the film industry?

Then we’d love for you to be part of Nordisk Panorama 2020. We are looking for interns in the following departments: festival production, communication, guest service and for our pitching forum for documentaries.

Join our team for the preparations of Nordisk Panorama 17-22 September 2020.

Read more about the internships and apply here. Deadline for the forum: 27 March. We will call for interviews continuously.

Names in the News

Who’s where now:
Tone Mygind Rostbøll New Consultant at the DFI

Nordic Award Winners of 2020

Nordic short films and documentaries take home awards all over the world and this year’s awards are already starting to come in. Check out the Nordic short and doc award winners of 2020 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 short & doc film festivals, workshops, funding opportunities and much more here!

 

January 2020


Nordisk Panorama Announces 2020 Festival Programming Team

We are thrilled about this year’s programming team. Martijn te Pas, previous Senior Programmer at IDFA and Cecilia Lidin, Documentary Consultant at the Danish Film Institute will serve as this year’s guest documentary programmers. The short film section will be programmed by Sam Groves and Lucile Bourliaud, both from Flatpack Festival.

Martijn te Pas will bring his international perspective to the selection of documentary films for Nordisk Panorama while Cecilia Lidin knows the Nordic countries like her back pocket. We are also excited that Sam Groves will again be programming our short film section since he has a proven record of finding short films that push the boundaries of storytelling. This year he will be accompanied by his colleague at Flackpack Festival, Lucile Bourliaud.

Read more about their backgrounds here.

The 2019 winner of the award for Best Nordic Documentary: Once Aurora by Stian Servoss & Benjamin Langeland

Submit Your Nordic Shorts & Docs to Nordisk Panorama 2020!

We are looking forward to a new year of great Nordic films. Submit already to Nordisk Panorama’s 31st edition. Check out our deadlines for submission to this year’s festival & market!

Submit your 2019 productions by 15 February and mark your calendar for Nordisk Panorama in Malmö 17-22 September 2020.

Submission for Festival Competitions:

Films completed in 2019: 15 February
Films completed in 2020: 15 April

Submission for Market:

Films completed in 2019: 15 April
Films completed in 2020: 1 August

Click here for more information and to submit.

dok.incubator Calls for Feature Docs in Rough-cut Stage – Deadline 29 January

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

Eight projects in rough-cut stage will be selected to participate. During 3 workshops in April/May, June and September teams of producer-director-editor will focus the film’s unique perspective and sharpen the storytelling, placing it within the international context and finding concrete tools to effectively approach future audiences. Intensive work on editing, distribution and audience building upgrades your rough-cut to a high-end film with the potential to meet a worldwide interest.

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 29 January. Find more info and apply here to join some of the previous participants in their success.

At this year’s Sundance Film Festival 3 films developed in dok.incubator workshops are now competing! Once Upon a Time in Venezuela (VE/ UK/ AT/ BR), The Earth is Blue as an Orange (UA/LT) and Acasa, My Home (RO/ FI/ DE).

Our New Workshop: Doc Forward Launching in 2 Weeks

Nordisk Panorama is launching a new talent development workshop for Nordic documentary filmmakers: Doc Forward. It is a project-driven co-production workshop for emerging Nordic documentary producers and directors. The focus is on nationally established and new talent directors with ambitions to go international in partnership with both new and more established producers.

12 Nordic projects have been selected and in less than 2 weeks they will meet outside Helsinki to develop their projects, establish contacts with Nordic colleagues and network.

As part of the workshop Nordisk Panorama will organise a Nordic rough-cut session together with DocPoint Documentary Film Festival, open to industry professionals. Three Nordic rough-cuts will receive input from an expert panel consisting of renowned editor Yael Bitton and the two industry experts Miia Haavisto and Iikka Vehkalahti. If you are in Helsinki on on Friday January 31st, don’t miss the rough-cut session.

The Nordic project Twice Colonized successfully pitched at Hot Docs 2019 and at NP Forum

Discount to Hot Docs with Nordisk Panorama’s 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.

Sign up for the Nordic delegation now to make sure you get a discounted all access pass for only CAD 675 ex. tax (early-bird price CAD 949)!

The discount is available until the all access passes are sold out. The deadline to sign up is 21 February, but the sooner you register the better the chances. Last year the all access passes were sold out.

Also don’t miss the deadline to apply for one-on-one Deal Maker meetings with broadcasters and funders from around the world. Submission deadline: 20 January.

Once you have registered, you can also apply to the Distribution Rendevouz meetings with top level distributors, sales agents and festival programmers. Submission deadline: 14 March.

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

The Nordisk Panorama Board of 2020

The board of Nordisk Panorama has been constituted.The Board 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 national board members are elected for a term of four years by the national advisory groups representing the relevant associations of independent filmmakers and producers in each country.

This year 2 of our board members are on maternity leave. We are happy to welcome Sanna Kultanen from the Finnish Documentary Guild, taking over from Liisa Karpo, napafilms ltd while she is away and Anna J. Ljungmark from House of Real, Sweden replacing Kerstin Übelacker, WG Film, Independent Filmmakers’ Organisation (OFF).

The NP Board 2020 consists of:

Anna Þóra Steinþórsdóttir, Klipp ehf., Iceland (Chairman)
Sanna Kultanen, Finnish Documentary Guild, Finland
Anna J. Ljungmark, House of Real, Sweden
Jesper Jack, House of Real, Danish Producers’ Association, Denmark
Ingvil Giske, Medieoperatørene AS, Norske Produsentforeningen, Norway

We Are Out & About – Meet Us at…

Our executive director Anita Reher has traveled to the very North of Norway for North Pitch – Below Zero 15-18 January.

You can meet our festival producer Viktor Jepson 24-27 January at Göteborg Film Festival in Sweden.

Workshop Manager Lea Maria Strandbæk Sørensen will be at DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival where Nordisk Panorama will host a rough-cut session 31 January together with the festival as part of our new Doc Forward workshop.

Market Manager Maria Stoianova will attend Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival & Market 2-5 February. Maria 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 10 Nordic films are selected for Clermont-Ferrand. See the list of films here.

You can also meet us at the Berlinale where Executive Director Anita Reher will have meetings with partners and promote Nordisk Panorama to market professionals 21-24 February.

We are happy to be your Nordic point of contact, so don’t be a stranger. Please find our contact details here to set up a meeting.

Congratulations to the Nordic Award Winners of 2019

Nordic short films and documentaries take home awards all over the world. Check out the Nordic short and doc award winners of 2019 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 short & doc film festivals, workshops, funding opportunities and much more here!

 

November 2019


 

Nordic Doc Talents, Apply for Our New Workshop Doc Forward

Nordisk Panorama is launching a new talent development workshop for Nordic documentary filmmakers: Doc Forward. It is a project-driven co-production workshop for emerging Nordic documentary producers and directors. The focus is on nationally established and new talent directors with ambitions to go international in partnership with both new and more established producers.

Doc Forward is a 2-part workshop programme focused on project development for the international market, establishing contacts with Nordic colleagues, and networking between the participants and the Nordic financiers from film institutes and public broadcasters. The deadline for submitting a project to the 2020 workshop is 15 November 2019.

Guided by experienced Nordic film professionals the workshop creates an informal atmosphere where knowledge is shared as the projects are developed, leading to constructive discussions, feedback and new contacts. The main tutor of the workshop is Mikael Opstrup.

The first part of the workshop will take place in Finland at the end of January 2020. The second part will be held in Norway late April 2020. Here the projects will present to and have meetings with Nordic commissioners.

Read more about Doc Forward and how to apply here.

Lots of Nordic Docs at IDFA

– Meet Us There

This year at IDFA, the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, (20 November – 1 December) no less than 31 docs with Nordic input can be enjoyed in the different sections of the festival and we are proud that a third of them have been part of Nordisk Panorama’s many offers as a project or finished film.

With 8 Nordic projects at IDFA Forum the Nordic countries are also well represented in the official selection. This goes to show that Nordic docs continue to thrive! We are proud to say that half 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.

Director Anita Reher, Forum Manager Christina Jul Gregersenand Workshop Manager Lea Maria Strandbæk Sørensen will be in Amsterdam promoting Nordic docs. We are available as your Nordic point of contact, so don’t be a stranger.

Curious About the dok.incubator Workshop? Meet our Partners at IDFA!

At Nordisk Panorama 8 international feature documentaries are presented before their release after they have been developed with our partner dok.incubator. In just a little more than a week, two of the films that have been part of the workshop will premiere at IDFA. Congratulations to Lessons of Love and Searching Eva!

If you are considering applying for the programme, want to know more about the dok.incubator filmmakers and their journeys or just feel like having a chat, you can meet our partners from dok.incubator at IDFA November 21-27. Join them for a drink or arrange a meeting to discuss your project.

The submission deadline is January 29 2020. For more information take a look here.

Photos from this Year’s Festival & Save the Date for 2020

Nordisk Panorama Film Festival took place during six intense days in September. Take a look at our selection of photos on facebook and instagram for a throwback to some of the many great moments during the festival.Oh, and don’t forget to save the date for the 31st edition of Nordisk Panorama: 17-22 September 2020!

Congratulations to the Nordic Award Winners of 2019

Nordic short films and documentaries take home awards all over the world. Check out the Nordic short and doc award winners of 2019 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 2019


 

FESTIVAL AFTER BLAST
The 2019 Festival in Review – The Takeaways, the Fun & the Photos

Nordisk Panorama Film Festival has come to an end and the 30th edition gathered over 800 independent filmmakers and decision-makers from all over the world. They all came to Malmö to enjoy six days of films, seminars, sessions, market, forum, meetings, networking – and good Nordic fun. We would like to thank all of you who were there and we hope to see you in Malmö again next year 17-22 September, 2020. Save the date!

See our festival photos here!

THE AWARD WINNERS

The Winners of Nordisk Panorama Film Festival 2019:

Best Nordic Documentary: 
Once Aurora by Stian ServossBenjamin Langeland (Norway), 2019, 71 min.

Honourable Mention:
Scheme Birds by Ellen Fiske & Ellinor Hallin (Sweden), 2019, 90 min.About the Award
The Best Nordic Documentary Award is presented by the documentary jury to one of the films in the Nordic Documentary Competition. The award goes to the director(s) of the film. 14 documentaries competed for the Nordic Documentary Award. The prize is €11.000 and is sponsored by the Nordic public broadcasters DR, YLE, RUV, NRK and SVT.

Best Nordic Short Film:
Sorry, Not Sorry by Julia Thelin (Sweden), 2019, 15 min.Honourable Mention 1:
The Stroker by Pilvi Takala (Finland, UK), 2019, 16 min.

Honourable Mention 2:
No Ill Will by Andrias Høgenni (Denmark), 2018, 22 min.

About the AwardThe Best Nordic Short Film Award is presented by the short film jury to one of the 20 films in the Nordic Short Film Competition. The prize-winning film qualifies 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 of €6.000 is sponsored by Nordisk Panorama Film Festival.

New Nordic Voice Award:
Doc: Lindy the Return of Little Light by Ida Persson Lännerberg (Sweden), 2019, 72 min.

Short: She-Pack by Fanny Ovesen (Norway), 2018, 19 min.About the Award
The New Nordic Voice competition introduces promising Nordic filmmakers. The works have not previously been screened in the Nordisk Panorama competition programme, and the twelve films that competed for the award were among the first releases by the filmmaker. The prize of €5.000 is sponsored by Film i Skåne and AVEK.

Young Nordic – Children’s Choice Award:The Evil Principal (Den onde Rektor Svint og jakten på den tapte kunnskapen) by Ida Hansen Eldøen, (Norway), 2019, 14 min.

About the Award
The films in the Young Nordics programme compete for the love of our most critical audience. We’ve asked the youngest viewers to tell us which film they liked the best. Nine films competed for the Young Nordic – Children’s Choice Award. The prize of €1.500 is sponsored by Nordisk Panorama Film Festival.

City of Malmö’s Audience Award
Humanity on Trial by Jonas Bruun (Denmark), 2019, 93 min.

About the Award
To receive the City of Malmö’s Audience Award at Nordisk Panorama Film Festival is among the finest appreciations a filmmaker can get. The general audience voted among all of the Nordic short films and documentaries competing in the main competition programmes. The Nordisk Panorama Audience Award prize of €2.500 is sponsored by the City of Malmö.Read more about the awards here.

NORDISK PANORAMA FORUM 2019

More than 330 film professionals from 29 countries attended this year’s 26th edition of Nordisk Panorama Forum! 24 projects pitched to 80 decision-makers while 21 projects were presented in one-to-one meetings. A record number of 660 pre-booked meetings 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. See the photos here.

NORDISK PANORAMA MARKET 2019

Nordisk Panorama Market was bustling with meetings, seminars and industry events. 250 films in the market catalogue with 22 Nordic shorts and docs screened as Closed Market Screenings. The Nordic Short Film Meet-Up presented 9 new short film projects to 37 decision-makers and 81 meetings! Work-in-Progress presented 6 new documentary projects nearing the finish line to more than 60+ industry professionals and our new initiative with Expert Round Tables was a successful new feature at the market. See our photos from market here.

THE DOK.INCUBATOR PREVIEW

Dok.incubator gave the festival audience a sneak preview of the upcoming feature films developed in the rough cut workshop. Post-production awards worth together more than €25,000 were given to the teams of ‘Acasa, My Home’,  ‘Lessons of Love’  and ‘Once Upon a Time, Congo Mirador’ for their dedication to the projects, courage and open-mindedness to take advantage of the opportunities dok.incubator provides to the fullest. Take a look at their website to follow the projects as they fly to the big international festivals.

A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR VOLUNTEERS!
Warm thank you to all our 110 wonderful volunteers!  We couldn’t have made the
festival without you, your hard work, and your friendly attitudes!
HAPPY HOURS, NETWORKING, AND PARTIES
A festival would not be the same without its social gatherings and happy festival visitors. Thank you for making our parties such a success and thank you for the nice karaoke singing ;)Start practicing your ABBA lyrics and dance moves now….and we’ll see you in 2020!

 

 

August 2019


 

The Official Nordisk Panorama Film Festival Competition Programme 2019 Released

Photo from the opening film Q’s Barbershop. Photographer: Anders Nydam

 

Nordisk Panorama Film Festival 2019
The Selection & Opening Film

 

We are thrilled to announce the films selected to compete in the 30th edition of Nordisk Panorama Film Festival and wish to congratulate all the films!

 

The festival celebrates the very best of Nordic shorts & docs in a true Nordic championship. Out of 532 submissions, a total of 55 films will be competing for the Nordisk Panorama Awards on 19-24 September 2019, in Malmö, Sweden. 
This year we will celebrate our 30th anniversary with exceptional Nordic storytelling touching on diverse topics, from Icelandic video art to Syrian refugees to the MeToo movement. Our guest programmers have selected a wide range of films about people and subjects made by talented voices, from equal numbers of female and male filmmakers. In addition, we will showcase the best film gems from Nordisk Panorama’s 30-year library through a dedicated online anniversary campaign,” says Anita Reher, Executive Director at Nordisk Panorama.

Grand Opening

Nordisk Panorama Film Festival starts on Thursday 19 September with a major opening party at Moriskan with the screening of the Danish documentary Q’s Barbershop (Denmark/2018) directed by Emil Langballe. The film is about Qasim – the funkiest hairdresser in Vollsmose. The child of an immigrant family to Denmark, Qasim not only has drive but a love of story and for his community. His haircuts bring together young people from his ‘hood‘ whose voices we rarely hear. Together they bring dignity, inspiration and hope to each other.

World Premieres
Among the 14 selected documentaries there are two world premieres:

Photographer of War (Denmark/2019) directed by Boris Benjamin Bertram. The film is about the Danish world famous war photographer Jan Grarup who becomes torn between his career and his family life. When his ex-wife falls seriously ill Jan Grarup suddenly has to take care of his three children by himself. For more than 25 years he has taken photographs in war and conflict zones putting his own life on the line. Now as the main caretaker of the children his life and his photography is facing a new reality.

Photo from Photographer of War. Credit: Good Company Pictures

 

The Vasulka Effect, (Iceland/2019), directed by Hrafnhildur Gunnarsdóttir. The Vasulkas are pioneers of video art. They are struggling in their retirement years to archive their body of work. By a fluke they are rediscovered by the art world that had forgotten them. People and institutions are all of a sudden fighting over who will represent them when they are gone.

Photo from The Vasulka Effect. Credit: Steina and Woody Vasulka

I’m so proud to have the chance to program the competition at this year’s Nordisk Panorama with Nadia Abraham. We asked ourselves: why this film and why show it now? There are some very talented filmmakers in the Nordic countries – and they are looking at the world, either journalistically or artistically, in different ways when it comes to their filmmaking. There is dedication to craft, real curiosity in the storytelling and humanism at the heart of so many films we saw this year. This is a program of big questions and deep conversations. We hope the audience feels the same”, says Hussain Currimbhoy, this year’s guest documentary programmer.

In the Short Film section we this year have 20 films competing for the the title Best Nordic Short 2019.

There are some exceptional films this year. It’s very diverse, lots of different approaches, people tackling subjects which are completely different. Young people and sexual awakening has been a theme, manipulation, and how people manipulate each other is another, people facing adversity, and overcoming adversity, and it’s been a year for strong women for sure! And there’s lots of dramatic fiction. It’s just a really good group of films”, says Sam Groves, Programmer for Short Film.

Early Bird Offer Nordisk Panorama

We are looking forward to seeing all the selected films and we would also like to see you! Get a discount by registering for an industry accreditation before 15 August.

Photo from Get Ready With Me (Sweden/2018). Directed by Jonatan Etzler Photographer: Nea Asphäll

Films in the competition sections of Nordisk Panorama Awards 2019:

BEST NORDIC DOCUMENTARY

11.000€ sponsored by the Nordic public broadcasters: DR, YLE, RUV, NRK and SVT

“Forget Me Not”, Sun Hee Engelstoft, 2019, 87 min, (Denmark, South Korea)

“Mating”, Lina Mannheimer, 2019, 90 min, (Sweden)

“Newstime”, Laura Horelli, 2019, 39 min, (Finland, Germany)

“Once Aurora”, Stian Servoss & Benjamin Langeland, 2019, 71 min, (Norway)

“Q’s Barbershop”, Emil Langballe, 2018, 61 min, (Denmark)

“Reconstructing Utøya”, Carl Javér, 2018, 99 min, (Sweden, Norway, Denmark)

“Scheme Birds”, Ellen Fiske & Ellinor Hallin, 2019, 90 min, (Sweden, Scotland)

“The Hypnotist”, Arthur Franck, 2019, 72 min, (Finland)

“The Reformist – A Female Imam”, Marie Skovgaard, 2019, 88 min, (Denmark)

“The Vasulka Effect”, Hrafnhildur Gunnarsdóttir, 2019, 90 min, (Iceland, Czech Republic, Denmark)

“Photographer of War”, Boris Benjamin Bertram, 2019, 78 min, (Denmark)

“War of Art”, Tommy Gulliksen, 2019, 102 min, (Norway, Germany)

“Who Made You?”, Iiris Härmä, 2018, 55 min, (Finland)

”Winter’s Yearning”, Sidse Torstholm Larsen & Sturla Pilskog, 2019, 77 min, (Norway, Denmark, Greenland)

 

BEST NORDIC SHORT FILM

6.000€ sponsored by Nordisk Panorama

The prize-winning film will qualify for consideration in the Short Film Category of the Annual Academy Awards®, the Oscars, without the standard theatrical run, provided that the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules.

“A Target”, Antti Heikki Pesonen, 2019, 9 min, (Finland)

“Armor”, Marius Myrmel, 2018, 25 min, (Norway)

“Beast”, Aasne Vaa Greibrokk, 2019, 14 min, (Norway)

“Cleaning Woman”, Teemu Nikki, 2018, 16 min, (Finland)

“Deepness of the Fry”, August Niclasen, 2019, 5 min, (Denmark)

“Filia”, Anniina Joensalo, 2018, 24 min, (Finland)

“Get Ready With Me”, Jonatan Etzler, 2018, 29 min, (Sweden)

“No Ill Will”, Andrias Høgenni, 2018, 22 min, (Denmark)

“On the Floor”, Paolo Nobis Sandén, 2018, 6 min, (Sweden)

“Reconstruction of a Rented Cabin”, Richard Dinter, 2018, 13 min, (Sweden)

“Sara’s Intimate Confessions”, Emilie Blichfeldt, 2018, 22 min, (Norway)

“Sorry Not Sorry”, Julia Thelin, 2019, 15 min, (Sweden)

“Still Lives”, Elli Vuorinen, 2018, 7 min, (Finland)

“The Blind Man”, Dara Van Dusen, 2019, 18 min, (Norway)

“The Stroker”, Pilvi Takala, 2019, 15 min, (Finland, UK)

“The Tent”, Rebecca Figenschau, 2019, 17 min, (Norway)

“To Plant a Flag”, Bobbie Peers, 2018, 15 min, (Norway, Iceland)

“Train Robbers”, Martin Walther, 2019, 20 min, (Norway)

“Untitled (Burned Rubber on Asphalt, 2018)”, Tinja Ruusuvuori, 2019, 20 min, (Finland)

“Who Talks”, Elin Övergaard, 2019, 15 min, (Sweden)

BEST NEW NORDIC VOICE

5.000€ sponsored by Film i Skåne and AVEK

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

“A Word for Human”, Mauricio Gonzalez-Aranda, 2018, 58 min, (Denmark)

“Being More Like Bagsy”, Mikkel Storm Glomstein, 2018, 16 min, (Norway)

“Boy Gets Eaten”, Sebastian Lagerkvist, 2018, 25 min, (Norway)

“From Our Laundry”, Jakob Eliasson & Albin Abrahamsson, 2019, 4 min, (Sweden)

“Humanity on Trial”, Jonas Bruun, 2019, 73 min, (Denmark)

“Lindy the Return of Little Light”, Ida Persson Lännerberg, 2018, 72 min, (Sweden)

“Maja”, Marijana Jankovic, 2018, 22 min, (Denmark)

“Patriotic Highway”, Caroline Troedsson, 2019, 68 min, (Sweden, Norway)

“Recycling & Waste”, Julius Jorborg, 2019, 30 min, (Sweden)

“She-Pack”, Fanny Ovesen, 2018, 19 min, (Norway)

“Tom Has a Plant”, Thinh Nguyen, 2019, 6 min, (Denmark)

“Turn”, Sesselía Ólafsdóttir & Peter Callow, 2018, 18 min, (Iceland, Finland)

 

YOUNG NORDIC – CHILDREN´S CHOICE AWARD

1.500€ sponsored by Nordisk Panorama

The films in the Young Nordic programme compete for the love of our most critical audience. We’ve asked the youngest viewers to tell us which film they liked the best, and we’ll present the winner with a Children’s Choice award.

 

“Cloud Tamer”, Andreas Krohn, 2019, 29 min, (Denmark)

“Dad”, Atle S. Blakseth & Einar Dunsæd, 2019, 8 min, (Norway)

“I Love You More Than My Soul”, Anna-My Novotny, 2018, 24 min, (Sweden)

“Jamila”, Sophie Vuković, 2019, 14 min, (Sweden)

“Permission to Fall”, Einari Paakkanen, 2019, 13 min, (Finland)

“Raw”, Sophia Bösch, 2018, 30 min, (Germany, Sweden)

“Sapera”, Gustav Olsson, 2019, 11 min, (Sweden)

“The Evil Principal”, Ida Hansen Eldøen, 2019, 13 min, (Norway)

“Traces”, Ingvild Søderlind, 2019, 10 min, (Norway)

CITY OF MALMÖ´S AUDIENCE AWARD

Prize: 2.500€

To receive the audience award at Nordisk Panorama Film Festival is among the finest appreciations a filmmaker can get. The audience can vote for any of the Nordic short films and documentaries competing in the main competition programmes.

ABOUT NORDISK PANORAMA FILM FESTIVAL

Nordisk Panorama Film Festival 2019 is taking place in Malmö, Sweden, 19-24 September. The festival is the biggest film festival for Nordic documentary and short films, and provides a unique opportunity to benchmark the Nordic short and documentary film scene, network with the Nordic film industry, watch films made by the most recognized Nordic film directors and to discover new promising and aspiring Nordic talents.

The annual Nordisk Panorama Film Festival is organized by Nordisk Panorama with generous support from the City of Malmö, Film i Skåne and Region Skåne. Since 2013, the festival has been permanently located in Malmö and this year it celebrates its 30th anniversary.

Hussain Currimbhoy is this year’s guest documentary programmer together with associate programmer Nadia Abraham, Festival Director, Faroe Islands International Minority Film Festival. Hussain is Artistic Director of The Red Sea Film Festival in Jeddah and previously worked as programmer at the Sundance Film Festival.  Programmer for Short Film is Sam Groves, he is also Programmer at the Flatpack Festival in Birmingham.

Full programme will be available late august on www.nordiskpanorama.com, via social media and other platforms.

 

June 2019


 

Nordisk Panorama Film Festival – 30th edition

Blue is the warmest color and this year we celebrate our 30th edition of the festival by going blue! A throwback to our roots and a celebration of the history of Nordisk Panorama.

While many of you are getting ready for the summer, the Nordisk Panorama team and the planning of this year’s festival programme is at steaming high speed. Very soon we will make the competition programme official!

We invite you all to come visit Malmö for six packed days – get ready for 19-24 September!

Follow the 30th anniversary campaign on Youtube, Instagram and Facebook.

Early Bird discount before 15 August

Register here before 15 August to get the early bird discount on an industry accreditation and join the fantastic community of international and Nordic short and documentary representatives attending the 30th edition of Nordisk Panorama Film Festival, 19-24 September 2019 in Malmö, Sweden.

The early bird fee is 795 DKK (107 €). The fee for students is 575 DKK (77 €).

NP Industry Accreditation

120 Submissions to Nordisk Panorama Forum

For the 26th edition of Nordisk Panorama Forum for Co-financing of Documentaries we have received no less than 120 projects from the Nordic and Baltic countries.

The selection process is now in progress and the selected projects will be announced mid July.

If you want to participate in Nordisk Panorama Forum, don’t forget to sign up for the forum accreditation by the deadline 1 August. Seats are limited, so don’t be late.

The 26th NP Forum takes place in Malmö, Sweden, 22-24 September during Nordisk Panorama Film Festival. Check out the preliminary forum programme here.

NP Forum Accreditation

Nordisk Panorama Market Submission

You can still submit your films completed in 2019 to Nordisk Panorama Market, where buyers, distributors, sales agents and programmers screen films all day long during the festival. Your film will also be available to buyers, distributors, sales agents and programmers at our online streaming service Nordisk Panorama Market Online.

Deadline for submission of films completed in 2019 to the market is 1 August. Click here for regulations and online submission.

Nordisk Panorama Market Submission

Nordisk Panorama at Malmö Sommarscen

Can’t wait to see groundbreaking documentaries and short films? During the summer of 2019 Nordisk Panorama Film Festival will be hosting screenings in collaboration with Sommarscen Malmö.

Meet up in Rönneholmsparken for the screenings of Becoming Astrid + Hvalagapet, 13 July  and at Sevedsplan to see our opening film at the festival 2018, Leslie on Fire, 27 July.

Who else is coming? Check out the facebook events for the two evenings here: Unga Astrid + Hvalagapet, Leslie Brinner

Becoming Astrid Director: Pernille Fischer Christensen | Sweden 2018 | 123 min | dialogue in Swedish

Hvalagapet Director: Liss-Anett Steinskog | Norway 2017 | 13 min | dialogue in Norwegian | English subtitles

Leslie on Fire Director: Stefan Berg | Sweden 2018 | 80 min | dialogue in Swedish

See you there!

dok.incubator preview 2019

The climax of dok.incubator 2019 will take place in the middle of this year´s festival on Sunday 22 September at 9:30. The final professional audience presentations of the eight chosen 2019 documentary projects – dok.incubator Preview – are to be held. Be sure to book your calendar in order not to miss out!

One Nordic film together with seven international projects get the exclusive opportunity to hear the feedback on their rough-cuts from film industry experts. All eight projects will be presented at dok.incubator preview during Nordisk Panorama on Sunday 22 September at 9:30.

Read more here.

Norwegian Docs Looking to Create Impact, Sign Up for Our Workshop

We have just finished our second impact workshop, this time in Iceland, and now we are calling for Norwegian documentary projects looking to create impact for our upcoming impact workshop taking place 23-25 October in Norway.

Norwegian filmmakers and producers, don’t miss this opportunity to strategize and plan your future campaigns under the thorough guidance of our experts Ove Rishøj Jensen and Anna Ljungmark.

The deadline to apply with a project is 14 August. Read more and apply here.

The workshop is arranged in collaboration with NFI:LAB and supported by Nordisk Kulturfond.

Find Co-Production Partners at Producers Meet Producers

Nordisk Panorama Forum will kick off with the popular networking event Producers Meet Producers Sunday 22 September, featuring snappy presentations, tailored match-making and round table discussions.

At this event Nordic and Baltic producers will also get a chance to meet this year’s US delegation arranged in co-operation with the International Documentary Association (IDA). This is a perfect place to find suitable co-production partners and form the bonds necessary to access funds across borders.

Producers can sign up for the event when registering for accreditation to Nordisk Panorama Forum as either pitch teams, observers+ or observers before 1 August. Seats are limited and producers are asked to fill in a motivation for participation in the event when registering.

Meet the US Delegation at NP Forum

Each year the forum welcomes a small delegation of producers from a guest territory, and this year we are happy to welcome a US delegation.

The US producers will participate in the networking event Producers Meet Producers, where they will present themselves. Furthermore there will be a presentation of the delegation’s production landscape Sunday afternoon open to all forum participants. Read more.

Congratulations to the Nordic Award Winners of 2019

Nordic short films and documentaries are taking home awards all over the world. Check out the Nordic short and doc award winners of 2019 here. If your film receives an award this year, please let us know.

Dates & Deadlines

Dates & Deadlines Coming Up

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

May 2019


 

Submit Your Projects for Nordisk Panorama Forum – Deadline Today

The deadline for submission of projects for the 26th Nordisk Panorama Forum for Co-financing of Documentaries is today 23 May.

Nordisk Panorama Forum is the main funding event for the Nordic documentary community, taking place 22-24 September during Nordisk Panorama Film Festival in Malmö, Sweden.

Nordisk Panorama Forum welcomes independent Nordic documentary projects in all stages. The forum is also open to series and cross-media documentary projects with a film or television component.

To apply for Nordisk Panorama Forum, read the guidelines and make sure you have everything ready and submitted online today.

23 May 2019: Submission of forum projects

Accreditation to Nordisk Panorama Film Festival is Now Open

Register here before 15 August to get the early bird discounton an industry accreditation and join the prominent community of international and Nordic short and documentary representatives attending the festival. The early bird fee is 795 DKK (107 €). The fee for students is 575 DKK (77 €).

To apply for a Nordisk Panorama Forum seat, please fill in the forum accreditation by the deadline 1 August.

Co-Host a Happy Hour at Nordisk Panorama Film Festival 2019

We are continuing the success with our Nordisk Panorama Happy Hour at Grand Öl & Mat.

This year we want to host it with you!

Take the opportunity to be an official host for one of our four happy hours and introduce yourself, your company or your next project to the festival.

Contact us at post@nordiskpanorama.com or read more about partnering and sponsorship here.

Big Nordic Delegation at Sheffield Doc/Fest

Executive Director Anita Reher and Forum manager Christina Jul Gregersen will be at Sheffield Doc/Fest with an impressive Nordic delegation. 15 Nordic projects have been selected for this year’s MeetMarket and 11 films with Nordic involvement can be enjoyed in the official selection.

Together with the Nordic film institutes we will be hosting the Scandinavian Reception Monday 10 June 5:00-6:30 PM at Ambulo Millennium Gallery (48 Arundel Gate, Sheffield S1 2PP). All accredited guests are invited to meet the Nordics over a drink (or two)! Don’t miss it!

Nordics in Sheffield, don’t miss our Nordic dinner also on Monday 10 June 7:30 PM at Cubana Tapas Bar. We have booked a table and a set menu at 20,50 GBP excl. tax and beverages. Pre-booking needed! Sign up by sending your name to forumcoordinator@nordiskpanorama.com by Wednesday 5 June.

We are in Sheffield 9-12 June. To set up a meeting, please find our contact details here.

Nordic Delegation with Discount to Sunny Side of the Doc

Partnering with EDN, we are coordinating the Nordic delegation to Sunny Side of the Doc 24-27 June 2019 in La Rochelle, France, securing Nordic film professionals value-for-money access.

Sunny Side is an important international marketplace for documentaries and a gathering point for 300 top-level buyers, commissioners and distributors and 2,000 professionals from around 50 countries.

Get a unique opportunity to join Sunny Side of the Doc’s worldwide network and save up to €75 on your accreditation! Read more here.

Count Down to Our Impact Workshop
in Iceland

One month to go to our three-day impact workshop in Reykjavik where Icelandic producers and directors will be introduced to impact production and will shape the strategies for their documentary impact and outreach campaigns.

We are happy to announce the selected projects!

The workshop combines presentations by our two impact experts, Ove Rishøj Jensen and Anna J Ljungmark with hands on work with shaping a concrete strategy for each of the selected documentary projects.

Read more here and stay tuned for info on our next workshop in Norway in the fall.

Meet Us at Hamburg International Short Film Festival

Market Manager Maria Stoianova is attending Hamburg International Short Film Festival 6-9 June. Maria is there to expand the international network and to promote Nordisk Panorama and the new films available at Nordisk Panorama Market Online, our free streaming service for international tv-buyers, sales agents, distributors and festival programmers.Reach Maria at maria@nordiskpanorama.com or at +45 3132 0212.

Nordic Award Winners of 2019

Nordic short films and documentaries take home awards all over the world. Check out the Nordic short and doc award winners of 2019 here. If your film receives an award this year, please let us know at film@nordiskpanorama.com.

Dates & Deadlines Coming Up

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

 

 

April Newsletter 2019


 

Call for Projects for the 26th Edition of Nordisk Panorama Forum

The 26th Nordisk Panorama Forum for Co-financing of Documentaries is now open for submission of projects. Nordisk Panorama Forum is the main funding event for the Nordic documentary community, taking place 22-24 September during Nordisk Panorama in Malmö, Sweden.

Nordisk Panorama Forum welcomes independent documentary projects in all stages from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Greenland, The Faroe Islands, Åland, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. The forum is also open to cross-media documentary projects with a film or television component and documentary series.

To apply for Nordisk Panorama Forum, check out the guidelines and make sure you have everything ready and submitted online by the deadline 23 May. Read the full call for projects here. The deadline for accreditation to Nordisk Panorama Forum is 1 August.

23 May 2019: Submission of forum projects
1 August 2019: forum accreditation

Icelandic Docs Looking to Create Impact, Sign Up for Our Workshop

We have just finished our first impact workshops in Finland and now we are calling for documentary projects looking to create impact for our Icelandic impact workshop coming up 18-20 June.

Icelandic filmmakers and producers, don’t miss this opportunity to strategize and plan your future campaigns under the guidance of our experts Ove Rishøj Jensen and Anna Ljungmark.

The deadline is 29 April. Read more here.

In the fall our workshop will be coming to Oslo, Norway, so Norwegian producers stay tuned for more information.

Meet the Nordic Delegation at Hot Docs

Great Nordic docs have been selected for the 2019 edition of Hot Docs, taking place in Toronto, Canada, 25 April-5 May 2019.

Nordisk Panorama has coordinated a Nordic delegation of documentary professionals who will be attending different parts of the event, so there should be a good chance of meeting us at either the screenings, the International Co-Production Day, the Hot Docs Forum or just around.

Impact Manager Lea Maria Strandbæk Sørensen will be present at the festival 28 April-1 May. To get in touch with Lea, send her an email or contact her at +45 6170 6778.

Join the Nordic Delegation to Sheffield Doc/Fest in June

Going to Sheffield Doc/Fest? We are coordinating the Nordic delegation to UK’s premier documentary marketplace, festival and conference taking place 6-11 June 2019 securing Nordic film professionals value-for-money access.

As a festival partner we can offer a limited number of festival passes at a discounted rate of £219 + VAT (standard price £309). They are on a first come, first served basis though so don’t hesitate too long if you want to get a hold of one.

Read more on how to become a part of the delegation here
Deadline for sign-up: 3 May 2019.

Interns to Nordisk Panorama Festival

Do you love short films and documentaries? Working with people? Do you have a burning passion for planning events or communication?

Then we’d love for you to be part of Nordisk Panorama 2019. Check out the different types of internships here and keep a lookout on our website for jobs and other intern opportunities.

Nordic Offer for Sunny Side of the Doc

Partnering with EDN, we are coordinating the Nordic delegation to Sunny Side of the Doc 24-27 June 2019 in La Rochelle, France, securing Nordic film professionals value-for-money access.

Sunny Side is an important international marketplace for documentaries and a gathering point for 300 top-level buyers, commissioners and distributors and 2,000 professionals from around 50 countries.

Get a unique opportunity to join Sunny Side of the Doc’s worldwide network and save up to €75 on your accreditation! Read more here.

Nordic Projects selected for dok.incubator 2019

dok.incubator has announced the final selection of talented filmmakers whose projects will be supported in 2019. The list includes two documentaries from the Nordic region – Finnish documentary Själö: Island of Souls and the project As I Want with Danish editor Thomas Papapetros.

In Själö: Island of Souls (Finland), the director Lotta Petronella, researches the past of the island and its previous residents, from mentally ill women locked in the asylum to scientists researching the nature of the island.

As I Want (Denmark, France, Egypt, Palestine) by Samaher Alqadi captures not only the birth of the Woman’s Rights Movement of Egypt, a response to waves of attacks against women, but also the director‘s innner-awakening that confronts the painful childhood traumas that shaped her.

The films will be presented at Nordisk Panorama Film Festival taking place 19-24 September in Malmö, Sweden.

Själö: Island of Souls by director Lotta Petronella
Two Nordic films developed in last year’s dok.incubator have had a very successful festival run. The Men’s Room by Petter Sommer and Jo Vemund Svendsen (Norway) just won the NORDIC:DOX competition at CPH:DOX.The film Gods of Molenbeek (Finland) directed by Reetta Huhtanen, won the Special Prize and Church Media Foundation Prize at Tampere Film Festival as well as the Audience Award and Critic’s Choice Award at DocPoint Helsinki. It has among others been selected for Göteborg Film Festival, Visions du Réel and Hot Docs.Participating film professionals – drawn from around the world – will have the opportunity to work intensely on their documentary films with the support of well-known producers, editors and sales agents, including Danish producer Sigrid Dyekjær and editor Pernille Bech Christensen. You can find more information about the selected projects and tutors here.

Meet Us at DOK.fest Munich

Nordisk Panorama’s Executive Director Anita Reher has been invited to be part of the documentary jury at DOK.fest Munich and will be there 8-12 May.

Please find her contact details here to set up a meeting.

Nordic Award Winners of 2019

Nordic short films and documentaries take home awards all over the world. Check out the Nordic short and doc award winners of 2019 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 short & doc film festivals, workshops, funding opportunities and much more here!

 

 

 

April 2019


 

Final Call to Submit Your Film to Nordisk Panorama 2019!

Now is the time to submit your short and documentary films to the 30th Edition of Nordisk Panorama Film Festival as well as Nordisk Panorama Market!

Nordisk Panorama Film Festival is the annual gathering point and the place to be for the Nordic short and documentary film community and their films.

Submit your 2019 productions by 15 April and mark your calendar for Nordisk Panorama in Malmö 19-24 September 2019.

Submission for Festival Competitions:
Films completed in 2018: 15 February
Films completed in 2019: 15 April

Submission for Market:
Films completed in 2018: 15 April
Films completed in 2019: 1 August

To be eligible for the festival and market, the film must:

  • qualify as an independent production
  • qualify as a Nordic production or be directed by a Nordic director
  • be completed within the current or preceding year
  • be subtitled in English or English versioned

Documentaries are accepted in any length and short films include all forms of animation, fiction and experimental films of up to 60 minutes.

Click here for regulations and submit your film here.

Nordisk Panorama Festival

Nordisk Panorama Festival screens the best Nordic shorts and docs in three competition programmes and in Nordic side programmes. The festival also features seminars, masterclasses and social events.

Nordisk Panorama is a qualifying festival for the ACADEMY AWARDS® short film category.

Nordisk Panorama Market

Nordisk Panorama Market is the only place that offers a comprehensive overview of Nordic short and documentary film production, from films completed in the past year to titles in the pipeline.

The market films are presented to international buyers, distributors and programmers during the event as well as at Nordisk Panorama Market Online all year round.

Submitting your film to the market also gives you and your film unique access to the international professionals in place through pre-booked one-to-one meetings.

A paid film in the market will give a key person from the film a discount on the Nordisk Panorama accreditation.

March 2019


Press Release

Nordisk Panorama Announces 2019 Festival Programming Team

21 March 2019

Hussain Currimbhoy, Programmer, Sundance Film Festival, will serve as this year’s guest documentary programmer together with associate programmer Nadia Abraham, Festival Director, Faroe Islands International Minority Film Festival. The short film section will be programmed by Sam Groves, Programmer, Flatpack Festival.

We are thrilled about our 30th Anniversary programming team. Hussain Currimbhoy will bring his international perspective to the selection of documentary films for Nordisk Panorama. Nadia Abraham, a young talented programmer from the Faroe Islands, will be working closely with Currimbhoy and benefit from his extensive experience and network. We are also excited that Sam Groves will be programming our short film section since he has a proven record of finding short films that push the boundaries of storytelling.

Our goal is to promote Nordic talent, not just filmmakers but also programmers, and to create opportunities for them globally, and to expand the diversity of voices in the film community. We believe this year’s team will select outstanding films from one of the world’s best regions for filmmaking — the Nordic countries — delighting audiences and helping us celebrate our 30th year of presenting the most accomplished work of our filmmakers.

Currimbhoy said, “I’m proud to be this year’s guest programmer at Nordisk Panorama. It is such a fun event. I’ve been attending for a decade and it has been one of my favorite documentary events in Europe. I can’t wait to get cooking with my friends in Malmö.”

Groves said, “It’s such a pleasure to be returning as the Short Film Programmer for Nordisk Panorama. The Nordic countries continue to nurture extraordinary filmmaking talent and it’s a privilege to be part of a festival that plays a significant role in the careers of so many brilliant filmmakers.”

Bios:
Hussain Currimbhoy is a programmer for the Sundance Film Festival. From 2008 until he joined Sundance in 2014, Hussain was director of programming for the Sheffield Doc/Fest in the United Kingdom. Currimbhoy was born in Canada and has lived and worked in Australia, Japan, the Netherlands, and the UK before making Los Angeles his home. He started RVO4, a touring short film festival, and curated film programs for the Australian Centre for the Moving Image after graduating from the Victorian College of Art in Melbourne, Australia in 2002. He wrote and directed eight short films and is a regular guest speaker at festivals and film schools around the world. Currimbhoy is also one of the co-founders of POC2 (Programmers of Colour Collective) established in 2018 with a mission to increase the diversity of festival programmers and international film festival staffs and to build a network to develop new talent.

Nadia Abraham is the founder and artistic director of the Faroe Islands International Minority Film Festival (FIMFF). Her career began in theatre, studying in Gothenburg and New York. Her love for films, and activism through art, eventually lead her to leading her own festival. The festival was founded December 2016 in the Faroe Islands, where Nadia grew up. Being Faroese/Palestinian she saw an underrepresentation of minority groups, such as the LGBTQIA and QTPOC community, and wanted to make a change, debuting September 2017. The aim of the festival is to build a bridge between minorities and marginalised groups in the Nordic region and the rest of the world. We believe in social change and the celebration of diversity through cinema by creating a forum for dialogue through film and art about queer, trans, and people of color.

Sam Groves is the Programmer for one of the UK’s key cultural happenings, the Flatpack Festival in Birmingham, where he has been programming since 2011. Prior to that Sam founded KINO 10, a peripatetic short film exhibition company, and was the film programmer for the UK’s largest free arts festival Artsfest. Specialising in programming shorts, animation, experimental, live cinema, and AV performances, Sam has curated work all over the world including Germany, Estonia, Hong Kong, and Thailand. He has also recently become an Artist Adviser for Jerwood Arts in the UK.

March Newsletter 2019


 

Submit Your Nordic Shorts & Docs to Nordisk Panorama by 15 April!

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 30th anniversary edition of Nordisk Panorama Film Festival in Malmö, Sweden, 19-24 September 2019!

Besides presenting the biggest 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.

Submission for Festival Competitions:

Films completed in 2018: 15 February
Films completed in 2019: 15 April

Submission for Market:

Films completed in 2018: 15 April
Films completed in 2019: 1 August

Click here for more information and to submit. Don’t miss out. Submit your film today!

US Delegation to NP – Call for Producers

We’re happy to announce that we are partnering with International Documentary Association in bringing in a group of US producers to our pitching forum in September. We will also welcome a number of American decision-makers to the pitching and meeting tables.

With this collaboration we aim to strengthen co-production ties between the United States and the Nordic countries.

If you know just the right producer, we would love to hear from you! Read more about it here.

Impact Pitch in Helsinki

Finnish friends and friends who are in Helsinki on the 17th of April – don’t miss the chance to see 6 amazing documentary projects pitch!

The projects have been developing their impact goals and strategies in workshops organised in collaboration between DocPoint IMPACT and Nordisk Panorama. It’s going to be an amazing day, so register now! More info will follow here.

Our impact manager Lea Maria Strandbæk Sørensen will be there. Reach her by email or at +45 6170 6778 to set up a meeting.

Nordic Offer for Sunny Side of the Doc

Partnering with EDN, we are coordinating the Nordic delegation to Sunny Side of the Doc 24-27 June 2019 in La Rochelle, France, securing Nordic film professionals value-for-money access.

Sunny Side is an important international marketplace for documentaries and a gathering point for 300 top-level buyers, commissioners and distributors and 2,000 professionals from around 50 countries.

Get a unique opportunity to join Sunny Side of the Doc’s worldwide network and save up to €75 on your accreditation! Read more here.

Sunny Side of the Doc is calling for projects for the 30th anniversary edition. Nordics, submit your projects by 19 April.

Interns to Nordisk Panorama Festival

Do you love short films and documentaries? Working with people? Do you have a burning passion for planning events or communication? Or want to learn about financing and distribution of shorts and docs?
Then we’d love for you to be part of Nordisk Panorama 2019. Check out the different types of internships here and keep a lookout on our website for jobs and other opportunities. Deadline for the internships at our pitching forum coming up on Sunday 17 March.

Join the Nordic Delegation to Sheffield Doc/Fest in June

Going to Sheffield Doc/Fest? We are coordinating a Nordic delegation to UK’s premier documentary marketplace, festival and conference taking place 6-11 June 2019 securing Nordic film professionals value-for-money access.

As a festival partner we can offer a limited number of festival passes at a discounted rate of £219 + VAT (standard price £309). They are on a first come, first served basis though so don’t hesitate too long if you want to get hold of one.

Read more on how to become a part of the delegation here
Deadline for sign-up: 3 May 2019.

Meet us at CPH:DOX and BUFF

CPH:DOX will kick off in Copenhagen next week with lots of great Nordic docs screening and you can meet our team there.

Our festival producer Viktor Jepson will be exploring the festival. Executive Director Anita Reher, Market Manager Maria Stoianova and Impact Manager Lea Maria Strandbæk Sørensen will be at CPH:FORUM where our forum manager Christina Jul Gregersen will be helping out with the networking.

Anita and Viktor will be attending BUFF 23-29 March in Malmö, diving into films for children and young people.

Please find our contact details here to set up a meeting.

Happy Easter – the Office is Closed

The office will be closed from Thursday 18 April and over Easter. We’re back again on Tuesday 23 April.

Congratulations to the Nordic Award Winners of 2019

Already from the beginning of the year, awards are starting to roll in for Nordic short films and documentaries from all over the world. Check out the Nordic short and doc award winners of 2019 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!

February Newsletter 2019


Submit Your Nordic Shorts & Docs to Nordisk Panorama 2019


Nordisk Panorama Film Festival is calling for Nordic shorts and docs from last year. Besides presenting the biggest 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 tomorrow!

Submission for Festival Competitions:

Films completed in 2018: 15 February
Films completed in 2019: 15 April

Find out more about the submission here and mark your calender for the 30th Anniversary edition of Nordisk Panorama Film Festival in Malmö, Sweden, 19-24 September 2019!

Are you Nordisk Panorama’s new PR & Communication Wizard?


Do you want to work in a dynamic team with you leading the way in creative communication engaging both filmmakers and their audience?

Nordisk Panorama is looking for someone with strong skills and experience in communicating in the Malmö region. This person will play a key role in building and executing a communication and marketing strategy for the festival to reach audiences within all age groups as well as industry guests.

Please note that Swedish communication skills are a requirement for the position.

Read more and apply here.
Deadline for application: 28 February
Interviews will be held on a running basis.

Nordic Impact Workshops Coming Up

Nordisk Panorama is starting a new initiative, hosting impact workshops across the Nordic countries, financed by Nordisk Kulturfond. The first one will take place in Finland in collaboration with DocPoint Impact.

Nordisk Panorama’s impact manager Lea Maria Strandbæk Sørensen will be in Helsinki for the first Finnish workshop 24-26 February and again for the second workshop in April.

Get in touch with Lea by email or call her at +45 6170 6778. Stay tuned for more info.

Meet us at Tampere Film Festival

Market Manager Maria Stoianova will travel to Tampere Film Festival 7-10 March to meet with the Finnish industry.

If you are in Tampere, don’t miss Nordisk Panorama’s infamous Nordic Vodka Hour. Join the Nordisk Panorama team for a drink Friday 8 March at 18:00 at the festival centre.

Get in touch with Maria by email or call her at +45 3132 0212.

Intern Wanted for Nordisk Panorama’s Pitching Forum for Documentaries

Want to learn from the best when it comes to pitching, matchmaking and financing documentaries? And would you like to be part of the professional team behind the best Nordic pitching forum for documentaries?

Then maybe you are just the intern we are looking for to help us out with the preparations of Nordisk Panorama Forum for Co-financing of Documentaries, which takes place in September 2019.

Read more and apply here.
Deadline for application: 15 March

Nordic Discount to Hot Docs

Nordisk Panorama is coordinating the Nordic delegation to Hot Docs, securing Nordic professionals value-for-money access to North America’s top doc event in Toronto, Canada 25 April-5 May 2019.

Sign up for the Nordic delegation now to make sure you get a discounted all-access pass for only CAD 650 ex. tax (early-bird price CAD 929)!

The discount is available until the all-access passes are sold out. The deadline to sign up is 1 March, but the sooner you register the better the chances. Last year the all-access passes were sold out early March.

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: 14 February) and to the Distribution Rendevouz meetings with top level distributors, sales agents and festival programmers (Submission deadline: 14 March).

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

Names in the News

Who’s where now:
Producer Ulla Simonen to Head AVEK

January Newsletter 2019


The 2018 winner of the Nordisk Panorama Award for Best Documentary: The Deminer by Hogir Hirori

Submit Your Nordic Shorts & Docs From 2018 to Nordisk Panorama 2019!

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 30th anniversary edition of Nordisk Panorama in Malmö, Sweden, 19-24 September 2019!

Submission for Festival Competitions:

Films completed in 2018: 15 February
Films completed in 2019: 15 April

Submission for Market:

Films completed in 2018: 15 April
Films completed in 2019: 1 August

Click here for more information and to submit.

dok.incubator Calls for Feature Docs in Rough-cut Stage – Deadline 30 January

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 rough-cut stage will be selected to participate. During 3 workshops in April/May, June and September teams of producer-director-editor will focus the film’s unique perspective and sharpen the storytelling, placing it within the international context and finding concrete tools to effectively approach future audiences. Intensive work on editing, distribution and audience building work upgrades your rough-cut to a high-end film with the potential to meet a worldwide interest.

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 30 January. Find more info and apply here to join some of the previous participants in their success:

At this year’s Sundance Film Festival there are SIX films connected with dok.incubator in competitions!

Three films from dok.incubator 2017/18 – Lapü /CO/, The Disappearance of My Mother /IT/ and The Edge of Democracy/BR/ – and another three made by the workshop’s ex-participants and tutors, including Finnish director Tonislav Hristov’s The Magic Life of V, presented at Nordisk Panorama Forum.

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 2019.

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 ad here.

One of the talented Nordic teams pitching at Hot Docs 2018

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.

Sign up for the Nordic delegation now to make sure you get a discounted all access pass for only CAD 650 ex. tax (early-bird price CAD 929)!

The discount is available until the all access passes are sold out. The deadline to sign up is 1 March, but the sooner you register the better the chances. Last year the all access passes were sold out early March.

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: 14 February) and to the Distribution Rendevouzmeetings with top level distributors, sales agents and festival programmers (Submission deadline: 14 March).

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

The Nordisk Panorama Board of 2019

The board of Nordisk Panorama has been constituted.The Board 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 national board members are elected for a term of four years by the national advisory groups representing the relevant associations of independent filmmakers and producers in each country.

The NP Board 2019 consists of:

Liisa Karpo (Chairman), napafilms ltd, Finland
Kerstin Übelacker (Vice Chairman), WG Film, Independent Filmmakers’ Organisation (OFF), Sweden
Ingvil Giske, Medieoperatørene AS, Norske Produsentforeningen, Norway
Anna Þóra Steinþórsdóttir, Klipp ehf., Iceland
Jesper Jack, House of Real, Danish Producers’ Association, Denmark

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

Market Manager Maria Stoianova will be at Minimalen Short Film Festival 23-26 January for the Nordic Shorts Expo.

Maria will also attend Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival & Market 3-6 February. Besides promoting Nordisk Panorama to an ever expanding network of professionals, Maria 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 7 Nordic films are selected for competition in Clermont-Ferrand. See the list of films here.

You can also meet us at the Berlinale where Managing Director Anita Reher will have meetings with partners and promote Nordisk Panorama to market professionals 8-13 February.

To reach Anita, send her an email or call her at +45 6013 7513. To set up a meeting with Maria, send her an email or contact her at +45 3132 0212.

Names in the News

Who’s where now:
Murray Battle Leaving Knowledge Network
DOK Leipzig Looking for New Artistic Director & CEO

December 2018


 

From All of Us to All of You

Congratulations to All Nordic Short & Doc
Award Winners 2018

Every year at Nordisk Panorama we are proud to see so many Nordic shorts & docs take home awards all over the world. Check out the award winners from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.We are looking forward to welcoming you to the 30th anniversary of Nordisk Panorama Film Festival in Malmö, Sweden, 19-24 September 2019.We wish you all a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!Anita, Christina, Lea, Maria, Viktor
The Nordisk Panorama Team