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June 2021

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Nordisk Panorama Film Festival 32nd edition / Live in Malmö

Dear friends,

After spending a long time apart from each other we are very happy to announce that this year’s edition of Nordisk Panorama will be back in the cinemas of Malmö in September. We look forward to welcoming you both to the film festival and the industry events, and we hope so see as many of you as possible, we have missed gathering! 

Both Forum and Industry accreditations are available from now on, click here to get yours.

See you 16-21 September!

Cannon Arm and the Arcade Quest by Mads Hedegaard

Opening Films 2021

The two films that are opening this year’s festival are intimate portraits that invite us to different realities. In their own ways they both shine a light on how we depend on each other and on the physical world.

Cannon Arm and the Arcade Quest by Mads Hedegaard reminds us about how important a strong social community is to make our lives rich and A Mother’s Body by Jonelle Twum is a poetic portrait of the relationship between bodies and physical labour. 

Over 100 Film Project Submissions to Nordisk Panorama Forum

For the 28th edition of Nordisk Panorama Forum for Co-financing of Documentaries we have received over 100 projects from the Nordic and Baltic countries, and our Polish delegation. The selection process is now in progress and the selected projects will be announced in late July.

If you wish to participate in Nordisk Panorama Forum as an observer, don’t forget to sign up for the forum accreditation by the 1 August deadline. The Forum will take place during Nordisk Panorama Film Festival 16-22 September with pitching and project meetings 20-22 September.

Producers Meet Producers

This year’s Forum programme will kick off once again with the networking event Producers Meet Producers, featuring snappy presentations, tailored match-making and round table discussions. 

Producers can apply to attend this 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 Polish 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 Polish producers in collaboration with Polish Docs. The Krakow Film Festival welcomed a Norwegian delegation in May, concluding its focus on the Nordic region over the past few years, so it is a pleasure to be able to return the invite!

The Polish producers will participate in the networking event Producers Meet Producers, where there will be an introduction to the delegates and the Polish production landscape.

A World Not Ours by Mahdi Fleifel.

Nordisk Panorama Film Tips

One of the unique qualities of the creative documentary is its ability to go deep and unpack complex issues and moments in history more nuanced than we see it covered in the fast paced news media. Seen through the lens of a personal story we are given the chance to understand the world we live in from different and sometimes surprising angles.

As a reflection of the ongoing crisis in Israel/Palestine we would like to highlight two very different films that in each their own way give a perspective of what it means to be a human being in the middle of big politics.

“A World Not Ours” by Mahdi Fleifel can be found here and 
“Love During Wartime” by Gabriella Bier can be screened here.

Both films have previously screened at Nordisk Panorama Film Festival and are now available online. 

Every month Nordisk Panorama highlights some of the many wonderful films we have in our library. With these film tips we wish to inspire and share great Nordic storytelling – for you to enjoy at home!

Nordic Award Winners

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

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May 2021

Nordisk Panorama News

Calling all Nordic & Baltic documentary filmmakers: One week till deadline

Nordisk Panorama Forum for Co-financing of Documentaries is the main funding event for the Nordic documentary community and welcomes independent documentary projects in all stages from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Greenland, The Faroe Islands, Åland, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. Project presentations will take place Monday-Tuesday 20-21 September.

Nordic projects close to completion can also apply to Work in Progress. Submit your projects to Nordisk Panorama Forum and WIP – deadline 20 May. We are so excited to receive your projects!

Hooked by Nora Nivedita Tvedt, Smallville Films

Doc Forward Projects selected for 2021

12 Nordic projects have been selected for the second edition of Nordisk Panorama’s Doc Forward workshop. Doc Forward 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. We are looking very much forward to working with the teams.

Check out the selected projects here.

Nordisk Panorama Team 2021

Bring out your calendars, this year’s festival will take place 16-21 September! This will be the 32nd edition of Nordisk Panorama and we think it will be better than ever. 

The team has been growing and we’re now a great bunch of people working from both Copenhagen and Malmö. If you want to get in touch with the team you’ll find our contact details here.

There is still a chance to join the Nordic Delegation to Sheffield Doc/Fest in June

Going to Sheffield Doc/Fest online? We are coordinating the Nordic delegation to UK’s premier documentary marketplace, festival and conference taking place 4-13 June 2021.

This year there will be seven Nordic Projects at the MeetMarket that we are sure you don’t want to miss. We are happy to let you know that we have extended the deadline till 1st of June 2021. Read more on how to become a part of the delegation here.

As a festival partner we can offer a limited number of festival passes at a discounted rate of £45 + VAT. They are on a first come, first served basis though so don’t hesitate to reach out and get a hold of one.

Meet the NP Team at Upcoming Festivals and Markets

We’ve been traveling a lot virtually this spring and we still have some festivals and markets to attend via our computers.
Hope to meet you online at the following events:

Market Manager Maria Stoianova is attending THIS IS SHORT, a four festival collaboration between 1 April – 30 June. Forum Manager Lea Sørensen will be attending DocsBarcelona 18-30 May and Sheffield Doc/Fest 4-13 June.

Names in the News

Niklas Engstrøm is the new Artistic Director of CPH:DOX.
Read more about his role at the festival here.

Interns to Nordisk Panorama Festival and Forum

Do you love short films and documentaries? Do you have a passion for planning events and do you want to be a part of an amazing team? 

We are still accepting applications for internships for the 2021 Nordisk Panorama Festival or Forum. Check out all details here and get in touch with us.

Good Girl by Solveig Melkeraaen

Nordisk Panorama Film Tips

In need for some tips on what to watch online?
This month we have selected (The Importance of) Hair by Christina Höglund and Good Girl by Solveig Melkeraaen.

Both films have previously screened at Nordisk Panorama Film Festival and are now available online. Read more about the films we found for you in the treasure chest this month here.

Nordic Award Winners

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

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April 2021

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Meet the 2021 Programming Team

Nordisk Panorama is excited to announce the programming team for this year’s festival. Cecilia Lidin, filmcurator & consultantand Hawa Sanneh, producer and co-founder of the diversity platform People Of Film, will serve as documentary programmers. The short film section will again this year be programmed by Sam Groves and Lucile Bourliaud, both from Flatpack Festival. Daniel Lundquist, Head of Programming at BUFF and Susanne Månsson Kandell from the City of Malmö’s Culture Department will programme the Young Nordic section.

We look forward to sharing the fruits of their work at the 2021 festival, so remember to mark your calendar for 16-21 September. Find further details and full bios here.

The Gullspång Miracle

Nordic Projects Selected for dok.incubator 2021

dok.incubator has announced the final selection of talented filmmakers whose projects will join the 2021 program. The list includes the following projects from the Nordic region:

The Gullspång Miracle (SE/NO). Directed by Maria Fredriksson and produced by Ina Holmqvist.
Previously presented at DOC FORWARD and Nordisk Panorama Forum.

We are Animals (FI). Directed by Vesa Kuosmanen, Co-directed by Saila Kivelä and produced by Elli Toivoniemi & Venla Hellstedt.
Previously presented at DOC FORWARD and Nordisk Panorama Forum.

White Lies (NO). Directed by Emilie Beck and produced by Karianne Berge.
Previously presented at Nordisk Panorama Forum.

Motherland (BY/SE/UA). Directed by Alexander Mihalkovich & Hanna Badziaka and produced by Mario Adamson.

Check out all selected projects here.

Meet the NP Team at Upcoming Festivals and Markets

We are still busy attending festivals and markets via our computers and hope to meet you online at the following events.

Director Anita Reher, Market Manager Maria Stoianova, Forum Manager Lea Sørensen, and Festival Producer Sigrid Bersmann are all attending CPH:DOX 21 April – 12 May. Anita and Lea are also attending Hot Docs 29 April – 9 May and Anita will be joining Visions du Réel 15 – 25 April. Maria is attending THIS IS SHORT, a four festival collaboration between 1 April – 30 June and Sigrid will be present at Pixel and Malmö Queer Film Festival both taking place 23 – 24 April.

Fly So Far by Celina Escher

Nordic Docs Selected for Hot Docs

Hot Docs has announced their selection for the festival and industry programme and we are happy to see the inclusion of several Nordic titles.

Full list of selected Nordic titles can be found here.

Join the Nordic Delegation to Sheffield Doc/Fest in June

Going to Sheffield Doc/Fest online? We are coordinating the Nordic delegation to UK’s premier documentary marketplace, festival and conference taking place 4-13 June 2021.

As a festival partner we can offer a limited number of festival passes at a discounted rate of £45 + VAT. They are on a first come, first served basis though so don’t hesitate tooreach out and get a hold of one.

Read more on how to become a part of the delegation here
Deadline for sign-up: 20 May 2021.

Names in the News

Nadja Tennstedt takes the lead at DOK Leipzig Industry and succeeds the long-time head Brigid O’Shea. Read more here.

Interns to Nordisk Panorama Festival and Forum

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

Then an internship at the 2021 Nordisk Panorama Festival or Forum might be perfect for you. Check out all details here.

Good Things Await by Phie Ambo

Nordisk Panorama Film Tips

In need for tips on what to watch online? Check out Nordisk Panorama Films guiding you to Nordic films from the treasure chest. This month we have picked Good Things Await by Phie Ambo and Garden Lovers by Virpi Suutari. All films have previously screened at Nordisk Panorama Film Festival and are now available online.

Garden Lovers is available on the link until April 23rd.

Nordic Award Winners

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

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March 2021

Nordisk Panorama News

Invitation to Input

We are in the planning mode for this year’s festival and industry events, and as always our ears are open for input from you our Nordic community. If you have specific suggestions you would like us to look at, please let us know. Your ideas are always welcome on post@nordiskpanorama.com.

DOC FORWARD Talent Workshop is Open for Submissions

DOC FORWARD is a great networking and project development opportunity for Nordic producers and directors. The focus is on nationally established and new talent filmmakers, who are seeking to cross borders and have a project aimed at the international market.

The 2-part workshop programme is planned to take place in June and December and facilitates project development for the international market, establishing of 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 2021 workshop is 30 March 2021 at 12:00 noon.

Check our website for further details and how to submit.

Yes-People by Gísli Darri Halldórsson

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! 

Deadline for festival submissions:
Films completed in 2021: 15 April

Deadlines for market submissions:
Films completed in 2020: 15 April
Films completed in 2021: 1 August

Click here for more information and mark your calender for the 32nd edition of Nordisk Panorama Film Festival 16-21 September 2021!

Check Out Matt Locke’s Topical Keynote Speech

Last month we were excited to present the seminar Public Service on Demand – Nordic Streaming Strategies and in this way gather the Nordic industry online and offer new insights and information. Thank you to everyone who took part.

The seminar featured presentations by representatives from DR, NRK, RUV, SVT and was kicked off with an opening keynote speech by Matt Locke, which we are now happy to share. Matt is Director of the content and strategy company Storythings based in the UK and comes with a background from senior positions at BBC and Channel 4.

Check out the keynote and learn about the audience attention pattern spectrum, COVID-19’s impact on audience behaviour, the Netflix binge scale, and what this all means for public service broadcasters and the doc industry.

Join the Nordic Delegation to Hot Docs

Again this year Nordisk Panorama is coordinating a Nordic delegation to Hot Docs, North America’s premier documentary festival, market and conference, taking place online 29 April – 9 May 2021.

Find all details on our website and get in touch with Forum Manager Lea Maria Strandbæk Sørensen if you wish to join the delegation.

Come Work With Us

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

Then an internship at Nordisk Panorama might be the perfect match. We are currently looking for interns for our 2021 festival and forum.

How They Dance by Jesper Ravn Nielsen

Nordisk Panorama Film Tips

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

Nordic Award Winners

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

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February 2021

Nordisk Panorama News

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

Submit Your Nordic Shorts & Docs to Nordisk Panorama 2021

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

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

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

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

Join Our Online Seminar!

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

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

The discussion will be moderated by Cecilia Lidin.

Find all info and registration link here.

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

Photo by Niklas Gyberg Ivarsson

Come Work With Us

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

Check out all job openings on our website.

Meet the NP Team at Upcoming Festivals and Markets

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

Names in the News

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

The Old Man in the Cottage by Nina Hedenius

Nordisk Panorama Film Tips

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

Nordic Award Winners

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

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January 2021

Nordisk Panorama News

Sign Up for Our Online Seminar

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

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

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

Find further details and registration link here.

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

Film Submission Open!

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

The Nordisk Panorama Board of 2021

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

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

Job Opening – Communication Manager

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

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

Remembering Erlend E. Mo & Øyvind Sandberg

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

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

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

They will both be sorely missed.

Submission Deadline Coming Up

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

Nordic Award Winners

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

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