Nordisk Panorama News

February 2016

Nordisk Panorama Partners with DOK.Incubator

Nordisk Panorama is happy to announce our new partnership with DOK.Incubator. In 2016 Nordisk Panorama, well known for its excellent industry activities, strong projects at the Forum and international reach, will host the final presentation of the DOK.Incubator films.

With Nordisk Panorama taking place 16-21 September 2016, the almost finished documentaries presented in Malmö will be able to meet the deadlines for IDFA, DOK Leipzig, the Berlinale and Sundance.

DOK.Incubator is a well-established rough-cut stage workshop with a unique format and impact on filmmakers and their films. It offers individual mentorship for eight selected documentary projects focusing on dramaturgy, distribution and audience building. DOK.Incubator has been around for 4 years only, but, even so, last year films developed at the workshop appeared at Sundance, Locarno, Hot Docs, Nyon, Karlovy Vary, DOK Leipzig and finally IDFA with 6 films in 3 competitions.

Partnering with DOK.Incubator as a broad international platform, Nordisk Panorama will be providing the Nordic industry with new, exclusive stories and strategic partners for future projects, coming from around the world. DOK.Incubator brings its international network and particularly its strong links to Central and Eastern Europe and good access to North American territory.

DOK.Incubator Calls for Submissions

DOK.Incubator currently has an open call for submissions, inviting editors, directors and producers of ambitious feature-length docs to work for 5 months with more than 20 experienced international lecturers.

  • Intensive 5 months of editing for films, planned to be finished in early autumn 2016
  • Whole creative teams of an editor, director and producer are invited
  • 25 internationally active filmmakers tutor participants through-out the post-production period
  • Participants get a deep practical knowledge of the current film market and sophisticated know-how, how to build an own tailor-made distribution strategy
  • New marketing tools used in a complex strategy to target and attract a wider audience, internationally
  • Participants meet altogether for three intensive week-long workshops:

1st Session: May – Czech Republic
2nd Session: July – Slovakia
3rd Session: September – Malmö, Sweden at Nordisk Panorama where the nearly finished films are introduced to key decision-makers

The deadline to apply for DOK.Incubator is 22 February and we encourage lots of Nordic projects to apply for this great opportunity. The application and more information is available here.

Top-Notch Festival Producer to Nordisk Panorama

Nordisk Panorama is looking for a top notch festival producer! If you are a hardcore Swedish speaking organiser & project manager with a high score on social intelligence, who can master budgetting & scheduling for our festival, then please send us your application right away. The deadline to apply is 24 February, but interviews will be held on a running basis. Job start in March or as soon as possible. Check out the full ad here.

Nordisk Panorama Visits Tempo Documentary Festival

Meet Nordisk Panorama at Tempo Documentary Festival. Festival Programme Manager Maja Lindquist is in Stockholm together with Forum Manager Christina Jul Gregersen. Christina is there to give individual project consultations about Nordic and international financing to selected projects at NP Nomadic Office. Deadline for submission of projects: 18 February 2016. Read more on how to apply here.

Tuesday 8 March at 17:30 Nordisk Panorama invites guests at the festival to join us for a drink and get the latest updates on Nordisk Panorama at Bar Brooklyn, Debaser Strand.

To get in touch with Christina, send her an email or reach her at +45 6131 8539. Reach Maja at +46 70 361 5144 or by email.

NP Town Hall & Vodka Hour at Tampere Film Festival

Nordisk Panorama will host the seventh Finnish NP Town Hall during Tampere Film Festival, Finland, 9-13 March. The NP Town Hall gathers key industry stakeholders for a Nordic forum addressing current issues in the short and documentary film industry. The Town Hall will take place Friday 11 March at Kahdet Kasvot.

If you are in Tampere, don’t miss Nordisk Panorama’s infamous Nordic Vodka Hour. Join Market Manager Jing Haase, our new Finnish board member Liisa Juntunen and short film programmer Angie Driscoll for a drink Friday 11 March at 17:00.

During Tampere Film Festival you can put your film to the test and find out about it’s distribution potential at the “Who Would Buy This?” session Friday 11 March at 14:00. The session is moderated by Nordisk Panorama’s Jing Haase.

Jing is in Tampere 10-13 March. To set up a meeting with her, send an email or contact her at +45 3132 0212. Reach Angie by email.

Meet Us at East Doc Platform, The Financing Forum for Kids Content & Glasgow Short Film Festival

Forum Manager Christina Jul Gregersen will be at East Doc Platform in Prague 10-13 March to promote and make connections for this year’s Eastern European delegation at Nordisk Panorama Forum. The Eastern European delegation will be open to producers from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania and is organised in collaboration with Institute of Documentary Film.

Christina will be available for individual meetings at East Doc Platform and will be looking forward to meeting potential members of the delegation. Festival Programme Manager Maja Lindquist will also be in Prague for the KineDok conference 10-14 March.

Director Søren Poulsen will be present at The Financing Forum for Kids Content in Malmö, Sweden, 15-17 March.

Market Manager Jing Haase has been invited to Glasgow Short Film Festival to host the “Who Would Buy This?” session. At this session filmmakers can put their film to the test and find out about it’s distribution potential from real buyers and sales agents.

Reach Christina by email or at +45 6131 8539. To set up a meeting with Jing, send an email or contact her at +45 3132 0212. Get in touch with Søren by email or call him at +45 2636 4408. Contact Maja at +46 70 361 5144 or by email.

Discount to Hot Docs with the Nordic Delegation

Thinking about going to Hot Docs in Toronto, Canada this year? Nordisk Panorama is coordinating the Nordic delegation to Hot Docs, offering delegation members access to North America’s premier documentary festival at a big discount incl. special benefits for delegation members.

To get a discounted all access pass for only CAD 600 ex. tax (early-bird price CAD 795) Nordic participants can sign up for the Nordic delegation by the delegation deadline 17 March!

The discount is only available while supplies last, so register soon to get one of the limited number of discounted passes. Read more on how to be part of the delegation here.

Nordic Delegation Discount to Sheffield Doc/Fest

Nordisk Panorama is arranging the Nordic delegation to Sheffield Doc/Fest again this year. Join the delegation to get a special rate on your access to UK’s premier documentary marketplace, festival and conference, taking place 10-15 June 2016! Reduced rate delegate pass: GBP 209 + VAT against the early bird price GBP 249.

Read more about the delegation here. To sign up for the Nordic delegation, please send name, email and company for all participants to Forum Manager Christina Jul Gregersen by the delegation deadline 28 April at noon.

The deadline for submissions to Sheffield Doc/Fest’s MeetMarket and the Alternate Realities Market, open for documentary filmmakers & interactive media-makers to pitch innovative projects to the key funders and experts is 16 March 2016 @ 17:00 UK time. Read more & submit here.

CineRegio Moves to Skåne, Sweden

From January 2016 Swedish regional film centre Film i Skåne will host the office of CineRegio, the network of regional film funds in Europe.

Film i Skåne is setting out to empower their international strategy even more: “Hosting CineRegio in Malmö will be an integrated part of the international development strategy of Film i Skåne” says Ralf Ivarsson, VD, Film Skåne, and continues: “The close cooperation with CineRegio will support our international outlook and strengthen our opportunities for increased international cooperation and will for sure spark new networking opportunities, knowledge sharing and cooperation for the benefit of the film, TV and game sectors in the Skåne region”.

Philippe Reynaert, CEO Wallimage, Belgium and chairman of CineRegio is pleased that CineRegio now will be housed at Film i Skåne in Malmö. “It is a partnership we look forward to and it also supports CineRegio in our efforts to be active and visible among our members locally in the European regions. We hope that through our activities, international networks and knowledge we can help to develop and focus on the importance of local and regional culture and business through an active film, television and media strategy”.

Charlotte Appelgren, General-Secretary, CineRegio says: “an exciting and hectic 2016 is awaiting us. We start the new year by moving to Malmö and from here we will continue CineRegio’s work to strengthen the regional film production in Europe and promote cooperation across borders and regions.”

New Tool for Co-Production with the Nordic Region

Creative Europe MEDIA Desk Denmark has launched the booklet Creative Input, a guide to the top editors, film composers and sound designers / sound recordists in the Nordic region. A total of 60 editors, film composers and sound designers from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden are listed with their short bio, filmography and contact details.

The guide aims to facilitate Nordic participation in European co-productions and promote some of the region’s best creative people behind the camera and in post-production.

The idea for The Creative Input catalogue came from sound designer Roar Skau Olsen (Misfits, The Yes Men Are Revolting, Terribly Happy) who saw the need for a direct way to recruit film creatives on international funded productions. With the help and support from Ene Katrine Rasmussen, the Creative Europe MEDIA Desks in the Nordics and with financial support from Nordisk Film Fonden, the idea came to life.

For further information contact: or get a copy of the guide here.

Why Women? Short Film Competition

THE WHY launches a short film competition and are looking for filmmakers: Can you make a powerful short film, that stands out from the crowd? Now you have the opportunity to put the conditions of women on the international agenda, in collaboration with THE WHY and actress Dame Helen Mirren. THE WHY is looking for ten 2:30 minute films and will reward each film they use with DKK 50,000.

The films will be screened at the world’s leading women’s conference: Women Deliver, taking place in Copenhagen, May 2016. The films will be further shared with the conference’s international partners, including the UN, uploaded on websites and social media, screened on television, at special exhibitions and used as teaching material. The aim is to raise awareness and generate debate on the subject of equal opportunities, the health of girls and women and their rights at the global level.

Oscar winning actress Helen Mirren has recorded poetic, factual and dramatic voice-overs for ten different films, which put the conditions of women on the agenda. The task is to create visual material and possibly background music or sound effects for the existing voice-overs. THE WHY is asking filmmakers: Show us how you interpret factual, touching stories. They are looking for powerful visual material in the form of documentary, animation, collage, art film or something completely different.

The deadline is 1 March.

Good Pitch Line Up Out – 4 out of 7 Docs are Nordic

Britdoc has announced the documentary film project line up for Good Pitch Europe 2016 hosted by the Nordic countries! On 24 May in Stockholm, Sweden, 7 film teams – 4 of them Nordic – will present their docs and their impact campaigns to a group of European organisations – to form unique coalitions around each film to accelerate its social or environmental impact.

The award-winning European filmmakers participating in the 2016 programme include Mads Brügger & Peter Engel from Denmark (Cold Case Hammerskjöld), Lieven Corthouts & Emmy Oost from Belgium (Emergency Exit), Jukka Kärkkäinen, J-P Passi & Sami Jahnukainen from Finland (Post-Punk Disorder), Åsa Ekman & Oscar Hedin from Sweden (See the Kids), Spaniard Almudena Carracedo & Robert Bahar from the US (The Silence of Others), Vít Klusák, Filip Remunda & Marianna Stránská from Czech Republic (The White World According to Daliborek), and Nasib Farah, Søren Steen Jespersen & Helle Faber from Denmark (Lost Warriors).

Read more here.

Names in the News

Who’s where now. Here are some of the headlines about names in the news:


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!