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June 2014

Catch the Early Bird to Nordisk Panorama

Now is the time to register for the 25th anniversary edition of Nordisk Panorama, 19-24 September 2014 with Malmö, Sweden, as its home. Nordisk Panorama gathers the Nordic short and documentary community for a 5-day feast comprising quality films, seminars, workshops, great parties and not least the industry events Nordisk Panorama Market and Nordisk Forum for Co-financing of Documentaries.

The selection of films for this year's Nordisk Panorama is taking place as we speak and will be announced later this summer. Stay tuned to see which films will be selected.

The registration for Nordisk Panorama is open. Register 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 €).

One Website for Everything:
In the process of creating one clear brand: Nordisk Panorama, our site has now been merged with From now on you'll find all the info you need here at, which features a Swedish site for the Swedish audience and an English site for film professionals. Go explore!

Come Hack with Us!

Filmmakers, game developers, programmers, designers and artists with a desire to learn new things and create: Join us in Malmö 19-22 September for the Nordisk Panorama Hackathon.

Over a weekend, 30 professionals will be developing concepts and producing prototypes of digital experiences, from two specific project ideas:

- Avatar, a citizen democracy experiment
- Divine Consultants, an adult animated universe

Read more about the projects and the process here, and apply before 14 August if you would like to participate.

Submit Your Film to Nordisk Panorama Market
It is time to submit your brand new short and documentary films to Nordisk Panorama Market, where buyers, distributors, sales agents and programmers screen films all day long during the festival. Nordisk Panorama Market is the only place that offers a comprehensive overview of Nordic short and documentary film production, from films completed in the past year to titles in the pipeline.

The market films are presented to international & Nordic buyers, distributors and programmers during the event at the market screening facilities, and selected films will be presented in curated closed market screenings. Furthermore, all market films will be available to buyers, distributors and programmers at our password-protected streaming service Nordisk Panorama Market Online all year round.

Submitting your film to the market gives you and your film a unique access to the international professionals present, through pre-booked one-to-one meetings at the market. If you pay to have your film in the market a key person from the film will get a discount on the Nordisk Panorama accreditation.

Deadline for submission of films completed in 2014 to the market is 1 August. Click here for regulations and online submission.

A Record of 101 Projects Submitted for Nordisk Forum
The deadline for submission to Nordisk Forum for Co-financing of Documentaries has come and gone and for the 21st edition of Nordisk Forum we have received a record number of 101 eligible projects.

The projects have been submitted by producers from the Nordic and Baltic countries: 13 from Denmark, 4 from Estonia, 11 from Finland, 6 from Iceland, 1 from Lithuania, 34 from Norway, 28 from Sweden and finally 4 projects from this year's specially invited Balkan delegation. 94 applied to pitch whereas 79 applied for observer+ status, giving access to individual meetings with decision-makers.

The selection process is now in progress and the selected projects will be notified mid July.

If you want to participate in Nordisk Forum, don't forget to sign up for the forum accreditation by the deadline 1 August, as seats are limited. The 21st Nordisk Forum takes place in Malmö, Sweden, 21-23 September during Nordisk Panorama. The forum accreditation includes access to the festival.

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Pop Up Screenings in Malmö, Sweden
In July Nordisk Panorama is arranging two outdoor screenings in Malmö, Sweden in collaboration with Folkets Bio. By being part of the impressive Sommarscen programme we aim to catch the interest of a new local audience for Nordisk Panorama. Sommarscen is an outdoor festival of performing arts with more than 200 performances over two months organized by the City of Malmö.

The two Nordic documentaries Belleville Baby by Swedish director Mia Engberg and Sepideh by Danish director Berit Madsen will be screened to show the locals what amazing films we produce in the Nordic region and what is to be expected at Nordisk Panorama 19-24 September.

To learn more about screening times and locations, follow these links: Belleville Baby and Sepideh (in Swedish).

Find Co-Production Partners at Producers Meet Producers

Nordisk Forum will kick off with the popular networking event Producers Meet Producers Sunday 21 September, featuring snappy presentations, tailored match-making and round table discussions.

At this event Nordic and Baltic producers will also get a chance to meet this year's Balkan delegation arranged in co-operation with Balkan Documentary Center as part of their workshop BDC Discoveries 2014. This is a perfect place to find suitable co-production partners and form the bonds necessary to access funds across borders.

Producers can sign up for the event when registering for accreditation to Nordisk 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 in the event when registering.

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Film Forward - Mini-Conference
A full day for documentary makers, filmmakers of all kinds and other media professionals to glimpse into the future of storytelling. Trends and technology that will shape the way that programmes are made, consumed and understood will be presented. There will also be discussions about changes in Copyright and Fair Use regulations.

See the full schedule here.

Film Forward takes place 18 August 9:00 am-5:00 pm at Media Evolution City in Malmö, Sweden. It is organized by Documentary Campus in partnership with The Conference and Nordisk Panorama. It is free to participate in the mini-conference, but seats are limited, so hurry up and register here.


Be a Part of the Action & Volunteer at Nordisk Panorama!

Get involved, meet new people, and discover the latest in Nordic short and documentary film: join the Nordisk Panorama team as a volunteer.

Each year volunteers make Nordisk Panorama a remarkable experience for all our guests and audience. Do you want to be part of Nordisk Panorama's stellar team and help out during five intense days in September?

Send an email to


Book Your Hotel Already Now to Get Our Special Rate

Nordisk Panorama has pre-booked a number of nice hotel rooms in Malmö and secured a special rate on accommodation for accredited guests. Make sure to book your hotel as early as possible to make use of this offer. The special rates are available until 15 August. Hotel rooms are limited and on a first come, first served basis.

Follow this link to learn more about hotels, to check out the special rates and book your accommodation by 15 August.

New Nordic and International Initiatives

Competition for Young Filmmakers Focusing on Gender Equality
Nordisk Ministerråd is arranging a film competition for filmmakers at the age of 15-25. The theme for the competition is gender equality to celebrate the fact that the Nordic countries have collaborated for 40 years to give women and men equal rights and opportunities. First prize is 25,000 DKK.

Until 9 September 2014 filmmakers of age 15-25 can submit short films through Facebook. People too old to participate in the competition are welcome to vote for the best film at Nordisk Ministerråd's facebook page. Find more information on this Nordic opportunity for young filmmakers here.


The 48 Hour Film Project Comes to Øresund

In 2014, the 48 Hour Film Project will visit 135 cities around the world - with thousands of filmmaking teams taking part.

On the weekend of 22-24 August 2014 filmmakers in the Øresund Region will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will be screened at Filmapalooza, the official 48HFP Awards Weekend.

This year, teams will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Once the initial registration is complete, teams will be added to a waiting list.

Register by 21 July to get the Early Bird Registration fee (125€). Find more information and register here.

Malmö Arab Film Festival Invites Nordic Filmmakers
Do you want to network with filmmakers from the Middle East, North Africa and Europe?

This year MAFF arranges special film screenings, seminars and workshops to encourage networking between filmmakers from the Nordic countries and the Arab world.

Submit your film in the Films From North programme before 10 July to apply.
Malmo Arab Film Festival 2014 takes place in Malmö, Sweden 26-30 September.