Nun or Never! by Heta Jäälinoja
This time next week our 2023 festival will be in full swing. Today though we are honoured to introduce you to the wonderful jury members that will be selecting the winning films in each of our competition categories. This year’s juries include film industry experts renowned for their extensive artistic and professional accomplishments.
Our September newsletter also includes the exciting reveal of our Town Hall speakers who, together with moderator Karolina Lidin, will be leading the conversation on 24 September at Scandic Triangeln.
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Meet the 2023 Juries
From the left: Alexandre Marionneau, Marie Kloos, Magnus Gertten and Lucie Kon
Best Nordic Documentary Award
The Best Nordic Documentary Award is presented to one of the 15 films in competition. The award goes to the director(s) of the winning film.
The cash award of 11.000 € is sponsored by the Nordic public broadcasters DR, NRK, RUV, SVT and YLE.
Alexandre Marionneau – Head of International Co-Productions for the Society and Culture Department, ARTE France
Marie Kloos – Senior Programming Manager, MUBI
Magnus Gertten – Film Director and Winner of the Best Nordic Documentary Award 2022
Lucie Kon – Commissioning Editor, BBC Storyville
From the left: Carmen Gray, Fredrik S. Hana and Lucie Canistro
Best Nordic Short Film Award
The Best Nordic Short Film Award is presented to one of the 23 films in competition. The award goes to the director(s) of the winning film. The prize-winning film will qualify for consideration in the Short Film Category of the annual Academy Awards.
The cash award of 5.000 € is sponsored by the associations of Danish Film Directors and Swedish Film Directors.
Carmen Gray – Film Critic and Programmer
Fredrik S. Hana – Film Director and Winner of the Best Nordic Short Film Award 2022
Lucie Canistro – Short Fim Acquisition, UniversCiné
From the left: Anita Mathal Hopland, Birgir Thor Møller and Jane Ray
New Nordic Voice Award
The New Nordic Voice competition introduces promising Nordic filmmakers whose works are among their first releases. The award goes to the director(s) of the winning film.
The cash award of 5.000 € is sponsored by AVEK and Film i Skåne.
Anita Mathal Hopland – Film Director and Winner of the New Nordic Voice Award 2022
Birgir Thor Møller – Head of North Atlantic Film Days
Jane Ray – Artistic Director, the Whickers
Town Hall: Who Needs Original Thinking?
Image collage by Anela Saracevic
Once again we get together to ask ourselves hard-hitting questions about where we are and how we are doing, as an art form, as an industry and as a community. Join us at Scandic Triangeln on Sunday, 24 September, for an open dialogue on whether or not, in a world with AI technologies blazing away, there really is anything new to be said.
Speakers: Mads Damsbo, Piotr Winiewicz, Ulla Simonen, Carsten Aanonsen
Moderator: Karolina Lidin, Nordisk Film & TV Fond
Sunday 24/9 18.00 Scandic Triangeln
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Have you heard? Without a doubt, the place to be this year is our Festival Centre in the Panora Foyer. Be where the magic happens and have a seat between film screenings (can you find the chair Jan Troell lent us?), grab a coffee courtesy of Bengt Bengtsson and his Fogarolli coffee truck, and listen to some film talks. We’ll also be hosting pop-up events during the festival, so keep an eye out for updates on our Instagram. See you there!
Photo: Søren Lamberth