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September 2014

Last Chance for Accreditation at the Normal Rate Today
500 people from the film industry are already accredited for Nordisk Panorama. Fill in the accreditation and join the prominent community of international and Nordic short and documentary professionals. The fee is DKK 995 (133 €). The fee for students is DKK 575 (77 €).

Don't be late! Tomorrow, 2 September the late accreditation fee will be: Industry DKK 1295 / Student DKK 875 (approx. 174 € / 117 €)

My Dinner With...

Nordisk Panorama proudly presents the extraordinary British filmmaker Sir Alan Parker (Birdy and The Commitments to mention a few of his masterpieces) and Swedish Gabriela Pichler, whose feature length debut Eat Sleep Die (2012) has been highly praised everywhere shown.

Listen to the two inspiring directors at the festival's My Dinner With... session Sunday 21 September 16:00 at Inkonst.

Sir Alan Parker is the President of FERA Federation of European Film Directors and will also attend the FERA General Assembly that gathers directors from 31 European countries in Malmö during Nordisk Panorama.

Garden Lovers Opens the Festival
The 25th Nordisk Panorama nordic short & doc film festival opens with a grand and festive ceremony at the cinema Royal and the screening of Virpi Suutari’s beautiful film Garden Lovers, which will take us into the personal gardens and lives of Finnish families.

Friday 19 September 18:30 at Cinema Royal

Nordisk Panorama Outlook - Inspiring Industry Talks
Another great reason to get an accreditation for Nordisk Panorama is NP Outlook, a series of talks and professional meetings bringing key players and key issues of today's short and documentary film market into the spotlight.

This year's headlines: Nordic Short Film Funding, Meet the Int’l Short Film Buyers and Sales Agents, How To Do Good? – Documentary Outreach & Impact, Kickstarter Goes Nordic, Meet the Decision-Makers of NP Forum, Interactive Co-Productions.

If you are a brave filmmaker you should bring your short film to the Would You Buy This? session. The film will be screened on the spot and get live feed back from some of the experienced short film distributors and buyers attending this year’s Nordisk Panorama.

Peggy Weil Keynote Speaker at Nordisk Panorama Transmedia Meet-Up
Peggy Weil is a digital media artist, designer and pioneer of interactive projects. Among her many works are Gone Gitmo, a virtual installation of Guantánamo Prison, Wall Jumpers, a global visualisation of political separation barriers, and the IPSRESS Project, an experiment in immersive journalism.

The Nordisk Panorama Transmedia Meet-Up is an unconference on the future of storytelling and experience design, with peer to peer learning and networking. Read more and register for free here.

xperience Oculus Rift
Enter the world of immersive storytelling at Nordisk Panorama! With techniques created for ”immersive gaming”, new possibilities of filmmaking and audience experiences have dawned.

In collaboration with BoostHbg Nordisk Panorama presents the Oculus Rift Play Room where you can experience The Doghouse, Use of Force and Assent and the seminar:
Oculus Rift + Virtual Reality = Hype or Hyper Reality? with the creators of the films and Peggy Weil.

Sunday 21 September 10:00 at Inkonst

NP Town Hall - featuring the Nordic Vodka Hour
At NP Town Hall we gather key industry stakeholders for a town hall forum intended to address current obstacles and opportunities in the short and documentary film industry. 25 years down the line since the birth of Nordisk Panorama, we have invited some of the bright minds of our industry to speak up and share their visions. We urge you to join the discussion!

What is your 3 minute manifesto for the future? Let us hear it at the NP Town Hall meeting - a lively session also featuring the Nordic Vodka Hour in celebration of our 25th anniversary.

Nordisk Panorama is an organisation by and for the filmmakers, guarding their interests and developing new frontiers for Nordic short and documentary films to be made and be seen. With this mission, the Nordisk Panorama nordic short & doc film festival is our main event and most important annual common platform for the community to meet, share knowledge, get inspired and join forces.

Get the conversation started already now #nptownhall.

Monday 22 September 18:30 at Inkonst

Digital Challenges for Public Service
What is true engagement and how is it created? Why did 30 000 people decrease their meat consumption and what does it take to create engagement that results in 70 000 Facebook friends?

A presentation of the project Docventures with producer Elise Pietarila, editor Ari Ylä-Anttila and Ritva Leino, who is responsible for different platforms, explains how Docventures changed all of Yle’s operations.

Tuesday 23 September 14:00 at Inkonst


Masterclass with Niels Pagh Andersen & Virpi Suutari
Don't miss the festival's masterclasses! Distinguished and award winning film editor Niels Pagh Andersen's masterclass Re-thinking Documentary Storytelling will tangent questions like: How have we changed our ways of telling stories in documentaries? How have we changed our view on the world and ourselves? Have we become too good at telling stories?

In writer and director Virpi Suutari's masterclass Naked Fellow Creatures - Photography in Between Fact and Fiction she will present samples of her movies and tell about photos, paintings and movies that have inspired her.

NP Happy Hour
As accredited you can join your colleagues for the Nordisk Panorama film festival's daily happy hour at Inkonst. Have a drink, mingle and meet old and new friends.

On Saturday 20 September we welcome the international market guests for our Market Opening Reception. On Sunday 21 September we will warm up to meet the Decision-Makers of NP Forum. On Monday 22 September we are getting in the spirit for the NP Town Hall and on Tuesday 23 September we calm our nerves before the Awards Gala.

Don't miss this essential hour of the day!

Saturday 20 – Tuesday 23 September 18:00-19:00 at Inkonst