Nordisk Panorama News

May 2015

Less than 2  Weeks to Submit Your Project to Nordisk Panorama Forum

The 22nd Nordisk Panorama Forum for Co-financing of Documentaries is open for submission of projects. NP Forum is the main funding event for the Nordic documentary community, taking place 20-22 September during Nordisk Panorama – Nordic Short & Doc Film Festival in Malmö, Sweden.

NP 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 for cross-media documentary projects with a film or television component.

To apply for NP Forum, check out the guidelines and make sure you have everything ready and submitted online by the deadline 1 June. The deadline for accreditation to NP Forum is 1 August.

1 June 2015: Submission of projects
1 August 2015: Forum accreditation

Nordisk Panorama – Nordic Short & Doc Film Festival Accreditation 2015 is Now Open

Register here before 15 August to get the early bird discount 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 €).

You can still submit your films completed in 2015 to Nordisk Panorama Market, where buyers, distributors, sales agents and programmers screen films all day long during the festival. Your film will then 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 2015 to the market is 1 August. Click here for regulations and online submission.

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Hack in Virtual Reality

Nordisk Panorama – Nordic Short & Doc Film Festival, teams up with BoostHbg and Copenhagen Game Collective to give you a Hackathon focusing on VR experiences.

Participate in Nordisk Panorama Hackathon and experience a fun weekend of creative exploration.

This year 30 participants will get the chance to prototype VR experiences and explore the future of storytelling at the creative makers space Stpln in Malmö, 19-21 September.

Do you want to experiment in a diverse group of developers, designers, filmmakers, journalists and artists? Apply before 1 August using this form.

Welcome Film Programme Team of 2015

We are proud to present our team of experienced film programmers with great passion for Nordic short films and documentaries for this year’s Nordisk Panorama – Nordic Short & Doc Film Festival.

Maja Lindquist Festival Programme Manager

Angie Driscoll Short Film Programmer

Janus Bragi Jakobsson Icelandic Focus Programmer

Stay tuned for the programme.

Meet the Italian Delegation at NP Forum

This year, Nordisk Panorama Forum welcomes a specially invited Italian delegation to facilitate connections outside the Nordic countries.

The Italian producers will participate in the networking event Producers Meet Producers, where they will outline their production landscape and present themselves. Furthermore, the delegation has been invited to apply for pitching and meetings on the same terms as their Nordic colleagues. A maximum of 2 delegation projects can be selected for pitching and they also have the possibility of being selected as observer+.

In addition, we will welcome Italian decision-makers to the pitching and meeting tables.

The Italian delegation is arranged in co-operation with Doc/it. Read more here.

Intern to Nordisk Panorama Forum

Do you want to learn from the best in pitching, matchmaking and financing of documentaries? Do you want to be part of the top professional team behind the best Nordic pitching forum for docs?

Then you could be just the intern we are looking for to join us the next 4 months for the preparations of the keystone event Nordisk Panorama Forum for Co-financing of Documentaries in September.

Join us from early June, apply by 22 May at 12 noon! Read more here.

Twelve for the Future & NP Forum Join Forces

This year Twelve for the Future, a project driven co-production workshop for young Nordic documentary producers and directors organized by EDN, has joined forces with Nordisk Panorama Forum for Co-financing of Documentaries. The workshop aims at developing projects for international co-production, establishing a professional network for the participants as well as connecting Nordic talents and relevant financiers.

Twelve for the Future is focusing on project development, networking, presentation techniques and financing opportunities. Guided by experienced tutors and working in small groups, the workshop creates an informal atmosphere of knowledge and mutual inspiration, leading to encouraging discussions, feedback and new contacts.

The workshop programme is divided in 2 parts. The 1st part takes place 17-20 September in Southern Sweden, right before this year’s Nordisk Panorama Forum. As Twelve for the Future has joined forces with NP Forum, an observer seat has been reserved for all interested workshop participants for the two pitching days on 21-22 September. Furthermore a discount on the observer seat will be available for all Twelve for the Future participants who are newcomers to the Forum.

Click here for more information on Twelve for the Future. Deadline for applying for Twelve for the Future is 29 May.

Special Nordic Discount at Sunny Side

Sunny Side of the Doc, taking place in La Rochelle, France 22-25 June, is happy to propose a special rate on registrations for all Nordic companies attending this year:

  • Standard Pass 360 EUR (instead of 600 EUR)
  • Premium Pass 470 EUR (instead of 675 EUR)

3 Nordic projects have been selected, many Nordics have already registered and the Nordic professionals will have a dedicated umbrella stand for them to gather and make them more visible to the international market.

Through special days organized around Science, History and Wildlife, the event is gathering all factual documentary professionals under one roof; allowing them to share their challenges and showcase the most inspiring projects and programmes.

Sunny Side is also happy to propose the Innovation Space, a new area dedicated to transmedia producers and technical solution companies. A specific program based on narrative & financial innovations through workshops and R&D presentations will be proposed to all participants.

For more details & information please contact

Nordic Focus at DOK Leipzig

This year DOK Leipzig encourages producers from the Nordic Countries to submit projects to the 11th International DOK Leipzig Co-Production Meeting. DOK Leipzig is encouraging encounters between the German and Nordic industries and will priority reserve places in the official selection for Nordic projects in development.

There will also be case studies on successful international co-productions from the region, as well as many high-quality and exclusive networking opportunities with the international non-fiction industry. DOK Leipzig will also host a select group of producers without projects looking for projects for their slate.

For more information please contact Brigid O’Shea:

Nordic Delegation at Sheffield Doc/Fest

Market Manager Jing Haase and PR & Marketing Manager Lina Linde will be at Sheffield Doc/Fest with an impressive Nordic delegation. 12 Nordic projects have been selected for this year’s MeetMarket and Crossover Market and 17 films with Nordic involvement can be enjoyed in the official selection.

On Tuesday 9 June we will once again be hosting our infamous Nordic Vodka Hour at 23:00 during the ‘Doc/Fest presents: Guilty Pleasures Party’ at PLUG, 14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield S1 4QD. All accredited guests are invited to meet the Nordic delegation over a shot (or two) of vodka! Don’t miss it!

Jing Haase and Lina Linde are in Sheffield 7-10 June. To set up a meeting with Jing, send her an email or contact her at +45 3132 0212.

Nordisk Panorama in Grimstad & Hamburg

10-14 June our new managing director Søren Poulsen will be in Grimstad for the Norwegian Short Film Festival. Besides watching Norwegian films, Søren will meet with the Norwegian industry and will be hosting our Nordic Vodka Hour Friday 12 June at 22:00.

To set up a meeting with Søren, send an email or contact him at +45 2636 4408.

Market Manager Jing Haase is attending Hamburg International Short Film Festival 12-15 June. Jing is there to expand the international network, 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 Jing by email or at +45 3132 0212.

Nordic Award Winners of 2015

Nordic short films and documentaries take home awards all over the world. Check out the Nordic short and doc award winners of 2015 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!