Competition Films 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.

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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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