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Sept 2021

Festival Week Coming up!

We’re so excited that the festival is finally coming together! In just a few days we look forward to welcoming you all to Malmö. Now it’s time to present this year’s juries and some of the highlights of this year’s festival programme! 

Meet the Juries 2021

Documentary:
Jussi Rastas – Director and Cinematographer. Winner of New Nordic Voice Award 2020
Zane Balčus – Head of the Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries
Simon Kilmurry – Documentary Producer and Executive Producer

Short Film:
Gísli Darri Halldórsson – Director & Animator. Winner of Children’s Choice Award 2020
Anne Gaschütz – Festival Co-director at Filmfest Dresden
Daniel Ebner – Festival Director of Vienna Shorts

New Nordic Voice:
Jenni Kivistö – Director. Winner of New Nordic Voice Award 2020
Nora Tvedt – Director. Winner of New Nordic Voice Award 2020
Liisa Holmberg – Film Commissioner at the International Sámi Film Institute
Tue Steen Müller – Film Consultant / Film Critic

Find out more

Town Hall

Sunday 19 Sept, 17.30–19.00, Scandic Triangeln

In a collaboration with the Nordisk Film & TV Fond and their Audiovisual Collaborations initiative, we will gather key industry stakeholders in a Town Hall forum intended to address current obstacles and opportunities in the documentary industry. 

Two case studies will be presented: Ove Rishøj Jensen from AutoImages will talk about the financing of the film Nelly & Nadine whereas Miia Haavisto from Tekele Productions will share distribution stories from the launch of Lost Boys.

The Town Hall will be kicked off with a keynote by documentary expert Simon Kilmurry, former head of International Documentary Association (IDA) and POV, a documentary strand on US public broadcasting.

We urge you to join the discussion!

Find out more

Who Has the Qualified Gaze?

In collaboration with OFF

Tuesday 21 Sept, 16.30–18.00, Scandic Triangeln.

Over the past decades, filmmakers, critics, and scholars have engaged in a complex debate in which questions of representation and identity, distribution, and funding are interconnected.

Financing and collaboration policies are being reformulated, and new opportunities for historically marginalised groups are being created. But issues of representation are still contentious questions within the film industry. How do we commit ourselves to expanding narratives and rethinking our goals, ethics, and agency as filmmakers?

We invite the audience to a conversation where we explore this debate from the perspective of both filmmakers and funding agencies. 

The conversation will be moderated by Nadi Tofighian, researcher and lecturer at the Department of Media Studies at Stockholm University.


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Meaningful Fun Indie Games for the Heart

In collaboration with Game Habitat

Monday, 20 Sept, 16.00–18.00, Scandic Triangeln 

Bearing in mind that the gaming industry outperformed both movies and sports combined as the biggest money-maker in entertainment last year, many of us think of games as a uniquely commercial product.

But games are also a culture-bearing media with strong artistic qualities and a focus on important issues.

In this seminar we will introduce award winning games developed throughout the Nordic region, as a kind of public service art form – games created with an inspiring combination of taking a serious topic, based on reality, and creating a fictive universe in which the user is brought full circle into reality again as they become an active part of the story through the game.

Join us for an inspirational talk about the power and challenges of interactive storytelling, audience engagement and dealing with important issues in a playful way.


Find out more

Industry Accreditation

You can still get yourself an accreditation and join us on 16-21 September in Malmö.

The Industry accreditation gives you access to seminars and masterclasses, one-to-one meetings at NP Market (dependent on decision maker schedules), expert round tables at NP Market, 2021 digital festival film catalogue during the festival and 30 days after the festival.

Get your Accreditation here


Aug 2021

Only 3 Weeks until the Festival:
Here Comes the Programme!

We are excited to present the full festival programme for this year’s festival. The 32nd edition of Nordisk Panorama will offer a fully-packed film and industry programme on 16-21 September. There will be possibilities to stumble into films all over Malmö through our Cinema Walk, a new project that we’ve created for both locals and the internationals, who seem to want to flock in against all odds. 

Check out some of the highlights below and the full programme either on nordiskpanorama.com or in our digital festival catalogueTicket sales will start today at noon.

Photo: School of Hope by Mohamed Al Aboudi

Sustainability Strategies and Climate Actions

The climate is changing and you, the Nordic filmmakers, are reflecting on the situation through your work. We see it in the competition programme; for instance in the films School of HopeEatnameamet – Our Silent Struggle and Orgiastic Hyper-Plastic.

But we want to dig deeper into this matter. We have invited the Danish director Phie Ambo to give a Masterclass at Nordisk Panorama. Phie Ambo has an excellent way of blurring the line between art and activism. Her trademark is her ability to get close to her characters allowing them space to unfold. She recently gained momentum through the release of her film 70/30 that takes a closer look at the world’s most ambitious climate act. 70/30 is one of three films in our Phie Ambo retrospecitve.

The Masterclass with Phie Ambo takes place 19 September.

The Nordic Eco Media Alliance (NEMA) was formed in 2020 and work to encourage and boost sustainable development and climate action in the Nordic audiovisual industries. NEMA will present its action plan to achieve a sustainable Nordic film and television industry, and how filmmakers can adopt their methods.

NEMA will talk about Sustainability Strategies Across the Nordics the 21 September.

Let’s Talk:
Audience Shifts and Circular Public Economies

In a collaboration with the Nordisk Film & TV Fond, we are bringing back Town Hall, where we will gather key industry stakeholders in a forum intended to address current obstacles and opportunities in the documentary industry.

This year we will dig deeper into some of the findings of NFTF’s survey on financing and distribution of high-end creative documentaries. 

The Town Hall will be kicked off with a keynote by documentary expert Simon Kilmurry, former head of International Documentary Association (IDA) and POV, a documentary strand on US public broadcasting.

We urge you to join the discussion! See you 19 September at the Town Hall.

Photo: Niklas Gyberg Ivarsson

It’s a Hybrid Industry:
Decision-maker Increase

Representatives from HBO, Al Jazeera Documentary Channel and Tribeca Film Festival among many others travel to Malmö in September to attend our industry events. However, to make sure that travel restrictions will not disrupt any plans we are venturing into uncharted territory with the forum format – we are for the first time hosting a hybrid edition

48 fantastic projects are presented at the forum taking us from Kurdistan to Sri Lanka, from Texas to Uganda and all around the Nordic region. Theme-wise we travel just as far; from sheep herding to satanic cults, from social justice fighters to get rich quick schemes. Some exciting and intriguing documentaries are definitely in the pipeline for the coming years.

Walk, Watch, Discover

Let us introduce our new addition: the Cinema Walk where we will be featuring a diverse slate of Nordic short films in the most unexpected places in and around town. With this we wish to give a rich visual experience to everyone and expand the cinema room by including urban places. To give you a teaser – you can stumble over a depressed lobster trying to get cooked in Pizzeria Rex, walk by a seemingly drunk toddler at our Festival Hotel Scandic Triangeln and let a play with light inspire you at Form/Design Center. We thought of this project during lock-down when we wanted to create film happenings that we knew could take place – even during a pandemic. 

Whether you’re a Malmö local or just paying a visit – grab our map and catch some of the very best Nordic cinema has to offer!

Photo: Still from the game Welcome to Elk

In the Intersection between Gaming and Film

In the seminar Meaningful Fun Indie Games For the Heart we will introduce award-winning games developed throughout the Nordic region. As a kind of public service art form the games are created with an inspiring combination of taking a serious topic, based on reality, and creating a fictive universe in which the user is brought full circle into reality again as they become an active part of the story through the game.

Bearing in mind that the gaming industry outperformed both movies and sports combined as the biggest money-maker in entertainment last year, many of us think of games as a uniquely commercial product. But games are also a culture-bearing media with strong artistic qualities and a focus on important issues.

This seminar is co-hosted by Game Habitat and takes place 20 September.


Nordisk Panorama News

Films in Competition 2021

Nordisk Panorama Film Festival proudly presents this year’s competition programmes. Out of 497 submitted films, this year 62 have been selected to compete for the Nordisk Panorama Film Festival Awards in five competition categories. This year we welcome the audience back to the cinemas and we hope everyone will take the opportunity to discover the best of Nordic documentaries and short films, screening at local cinemas and across Malmö 16-21 Sept.

“After a year and a half of a global pandemic and all the ramifications that come with that, it would be natural to question whether this year’s Nordisk Panorama short film competition might not live up to the quality of previous years. Well, let us reassure you – this year’s selection is as brilliant as we’ve seen in years. Full to bursting with humorous, joyous, thought-provoking, and inventive filmmaking, it’s been an utter privilege to curate this year’s Nordisk Panorama short film competition programmes”, says Sam Groves and Lucile Bourliaud programmers for the short film programmes.

“It has truly been a labour of love to dive into documentary filmmaking in the Nordic region this year. It feels like people have found creative fuel in the chaos of the times. We hope you will be as amazed, touched, shocked and as amused by these films as we have been”, says Cecilia Lidin and Hawa Sanneh, documentary programmers for the festival.

See full competition programme here

Photo: Silence and Sword by Malthe Wermuth Saxer.

Nordisk Panorama Goes Pride

Nordisk Panorama Film Festival is co-hosting film screenings and directors talks at WorldPride in Malmö. We are also giving extra attention to the LGBTQIA + theme in this year’s edition of Nordisk Panorama Film Festival in September.

This year Malmö Pride is hosting WorldPride together with Happy Copenhagen. The WorldPride will be held in both Malmö and Copenhagen 12–22 August. 

Find out more

Nordisk Panorama Forum, 19-22 September

(22 Sept. online only)

For the first time ever the 28th edition of Nordisk Panorama Forum will be in an online and onsite hybrid form. Decision-makers from Japan to the US and everything in between will be joining us either at the venue in Malmö or online. As the summer holidays are coming to an end more people are added every day. Stay updated on the attending decision-makers here.

Also joining us this year is a special delegation from Poland, who will meet and network with Nordic colleagues. The delegation is organized in collaboration with Polish Docs.

A total of 24 pitch projects have been selected and an additional 24 observer+ projects have been selected for special access to meetings with decision-makers.

Forum participants will be able to log in and read more. Selected projects and decision-makers will be able to request meetings from 13 August.

Nordisk Panorama Market

17-21 Sept 2021

Welcoming international film festivals, distributors and buyers from all over the world, Nordisk Panorama Market offers a comprehensive overview of the newest independently produced Nordic short and documentary films.

Presenting some 270+ titles completed within the past year or being in the pipeline, Nordisk Panorama Market is a unique window to what’s cooking in the Nordic region as well as hosting industry seminars, Closed Market Screenings, The Nordic Short Film Pitch and Work in Progress.

Find out more

Names in the News

Birgitte Fredsby has been appointed new executive director of Copenhagen Film Festivals (Fonden De Københavnske Filmfestivaler). 

Read more here.

Industry Accreditation

Accreditation to Nordisk Panorama Film Festival online 16-21 September 2021 is open to film professionals. 

The Industry accreditation gives you access to seminars and masterclasses, one-to-one meetings at NP Market (dependent on decision maker schedules), expert round tables at NP Market, 2021 digital festival film catalogue during the festival and 30 days after the festival.

Get your Accreditation 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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June 2021

Nordisk Panorama News

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

Nordisk Panorama News

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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