Nordisk Panorama News

February 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 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

 

November 2018


 

Many Nordic Docs at IDFA – Meet Us There

This year at IDFA, the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, (14-25 November) 17 docs with Nordic input can be enjoyed in the different sections of the festival and we are proud that more than half of them have been part of Nordisk Panorama as a project or finished film.

With 12 Nordic projects at IDFA Forum the Nordic countries are well represented in the official selection. This goes to show that Nordic docs continue to thrive! We are proud to say that 6 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 and Forum Manager Christina Jul Gregersen 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. Next week, one of the films from this year’s presentation will premiere at IDFA. Congratulations to Good Neighbours!

If you are interested in the dok.incubator workshop programme, considering applying with your rough-cut, 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 15-21 November. Join them for a drink or arrange a meeting to discuss your film.

If you have a film close to the rough cut stage and intend to premiere at festivals in autumn 2019, then you can apply for the dok.incubator workshop before January 30. For more information take a look here

Meet Us in Winterthur

Nordisk Panorama’s Market Manager Maria Stoianova is attending the Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur and will be there until November 11.

Nordic Delegation to South Korea

Nordisk Panorama’s Lea Maria Strandbæk Sørensen just returned from South Korea where she attended Docs Port Incheon, a market in Incheon with lots of Asian documentary projects.

13 Nordic filmmakers took part in Nordisk Panoramas delegation to Docs Port Incheon presenting 7 projects in the Nordic pitch moderated by Catherine Olsen and our very own Lea Maria Strandbæk Sørensen.

A huge thank you to the amazing people behind DPI for a great partnership in building connections between Asia and the Nordics. Congratulations on a great event!!

Thank you to AVEK, the Finnish Film Foundation, Embassy of Denmark in Korea, Embassy of Sweden in Seoul and Korea Foundation for the support!

Photos from this Year’s Festival & Save the Date for 2019

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 30th anniversary of Nordisk Panorama: 19-24 September 2019!

October 2018


 

Nordic Delegation to Docs Port Incheon

Nordisk Panorama is proud to bring a delegation of Nordic producers and directors to the Asian documentary project market Docs Port Incheon in South Korea. 13 Nordic filmmakers are taking part in the delegation and 7 Nordic projects from Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Norway will pitch in a Nordic round table on Saturday 3 November.

The delegation has been arranged in cooperation with Docs Port Incheon to further co-production and knowledge sharing between the Nordic and South Korean documentary communities. 14 South Korean delegates working with documentaries attended Nordisk Panorama in Malmö in September 2018 and we are excited to help open up new territories of collaboration for the Nordic documentary community. Interim forum manager Lea Maria Strandbæk Sørensen is heading the delegation and will be in Incheon 1-5 November.  Read more.

Nordisk Panorama on tour

We´ve selected five short films that reflect the Nordic lifestyle. Come and join us at these three places in Skåne in October:

16/10 kl. 18.00Simrishamns Bibliotek
21/10 kl. 17.00 Gylleboverket
23/10 kl. 18.30 Biblioteket i Osby

Read more (in Swedish)>

 

September 2018


The award winners of Nordisk Panorama Film Festival 2018

 

Best Nordic Documentary

Winner

The Deminer by Hogir Hirori (SWE), 2017, 83 min, (Sweden) .

Honary Mention

Raghu Rai – An Unframed Portrait by Avani Rai (IND),  2017, 55 min, (Finland, India, Norway)

Best Nordic Short Film

Winner

Shadow Animals by Jerry Carlsson (SWE), 2017, 22 min, (Sweden)

Honorary Mention

The Green Valley by Ellen Ugelstad (NO), 2018, 24 min, (Norway)

Children’s Choice Award:

Winner 

Shadow Boxer by Andreas Bøggild Monies,  2017, 22 min, (Denmark)

Nordisk Panorama Audience Award:

Winner 

The Distant Barking of Dogs by Simon Lereng Wilmont (DK), 2017, 91 min (Denmark)

Press release >

Six days of Nordic short and documentary films in Malmö

Link to Swedish press release: https://bit.ly/2pjzBjJ

Link to press release film programme: https://bit.ly/2NgRfTK

Download press images: https://bit.ly/2Pg2VDF

Link to press release (in Swedish)  about Kinematografi: https://bit.ly/2Oubp9m

On Thursday 20 September, the doors open for the 29th edition of the Nordisk Panorama Film Festival in Malmö, with the opening film Leslie on Fire and the première party at Moriska Paviljongen.

35 films will be competing before juries for the titles of best Nordic documentary and short films in two different competitions Best Nordic Doc and Best Nordic Short. The Children’s Choice Award and the Audience Award will also be decided during the festival. In total, 59 Nordic short and documentary films will be shown at venues around Malmö, with Spegeln and Panora as the main cinemas.

Short facts:

  • 750 film industry guests
  • Over 500 submitted competition entries
  • 215 of the latest finished Nordic films are presented during Nordisk Panorama Market for distribution
  • 45 film projects are presented at the Forum to seek financing for a total of around 4 million euros
  • Over 700 industry meetings booked throughout the event

Read more>

 

August 2018


Program and tickets launched – Early Bird!

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Nordisk Panorama has now released the programme for this year’s film festival, which kicks off in Malmö on 20-25 September. And as in previous years, the majority of screenings will take place at Spegeln Cinema

but also at other exciting venues in Malmö. Festival tickets are released on Monday 20 August, and during the first week festival passes are available at the special price of SEK 300 instead of SEK 400.
Read more:

Eng: https://mailchi.mp/nordiskpanorama/en-programme-launch-1313545

Swe: https://mailchi.mp/nordiskpanorama/se-programme-launch

July 2018


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The official Nordisk Panorama Film Festival Competition Programme 2018 released!

“It has been a pleasure watching all submitted films and it’s been hard to choose. As always the quality of Nordic shorts and docs is very high. This year’s selection features films from all Nordic countries and stories from all over the world. The program is reflecting the world around us, near and far, as well as celebrating the joy of storytelling and filmmaking.” Says Maja Lindquist, Head of Programme.

Read more >>

 

June 2018


 

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Leslie on Fire is the opening film of the 2018 Nordisk Panorama Film Festival

The Nordisk Panorama Film Festival starts on Thursday 20th September with a major opening party at Moriskan with the world premiere of “Leslie on Fire” directed by Stefan Berg. The film is about dreams and adversities, will power and patience, masculinity norms and the liberating power of creativity. Read more >>

 

The New Director of Nordisk Panorama Announced

We are happy to share the news that the new director of Nordisk Panorama will be Anita Reher. Anita comes from a position as director of The Flaherty in New York which she has been running for the past 6 years. Read more >>