Nordisk Panorama News

March 2016

Nordisk Panorama Welcomes New Festival Producer

Nordisk Panorama is delighted to announce Cecilie Stranger-Thorsen as the new festival producer. Cecilie has profound knowledge and experience with the film industry and joined Nordisk Panorama on 15 March 2016. She will contribute to the organisation’s goals of promoting Nordic short and documentary films as well as creating a thrilling experience for film lovers during the festival, taking place in the diverse and dynamic City of Malmö.

Originally from Norway, Cecilie has lived in Malmö since 2004 and has worked in all Nordic countries. She holds an MA in Media Studies from the University of Bergen and has a background as project manager and independent consultant with Nordic projects in the field of film, games, TV and web. She has also served as the Chairperson and member of the Board of the children’s film festival BUFF in Malmö and she is passionate about audience engagement and community building.

Cecilie has worked with Nordisk Panorama since 2013 producing the festival’s Hackathon and Transmedia Meetup. She’s also the founder of the Nordic Transmedia meet-up group with a cross industry network of 800 producers.

On her new mission as the festival producer of Nordisk Panorama, she says: “I am looking forward to strengthening the awareness of and participation in Nordisk Panorama in the region, and contributing to Nordic films reaching a wider audience”. Her aim is to build stronger ties with the inhabitants of Malmö so that going to the cinema and watching the Nordisk Panorama films becomes a part of their lives each year in September.

Managing Director Søren Poulsen adds: “At Nordisk Panorama we are all very excited to have Cecilie on the team as our new festival producer. Cecilie has very strong skills and experience in project management combined with a natural capacity for seeking the new frontiers of film and media. Cecilie is a true innovative resource as she is able to analyse the needs, come up with new ideas in a creative process with others and finally add action to the recipe in order to achieve significant positive change. We warmly welcome Cecilie to our team, always striving to win the hearts of the regional audiences and industry guests at Nordisk Panorama.”

Cecilie replaces Monalisa Sundbom who stepped down from the position after three fruitful years in the organisation. Nordisk Panorama has benefited tremendously from her outstanding performance and wishes her the best of luck in her future endeavours.

Meet Us at Glasgow Short Film Festival

Market Manager Jing Haase has been invited to Glasgow Short Film Festival to host the “Would You Buy This?” session on Friday 18 March 16:30 at CCA Theatre. 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.

On the panel will be: Stine Wangler, KurzFilmAgentur Hamburg, Germany, Sidney Neter, SND Films, The Netherlands, Charlie Philips, The Guardian, UK and Derry O’Brien, Network Ireland Television, Ireland. Don’t miss the chance to get feedback from the real decision-makers!

To set up a meeting with Jing, send an email or contact her at +45 3132 0212.

Eastern European Producers, Join the Delegation to Nordisk Panorama Forum

Every year, Nordisk Panorama Forum welcomes a small delegation of producers from a guest territory to facilitate connections outside the Nordic countries. This year we are working with Institute of Documentary Film to bring in a delegation of 10 producers from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania and Hungary to Nordisk Panorama Forum for Co-financing of Documentaries in Malmö, Sweden 18-20 September.

The aim is to facilitate connections with the Nordic countries and create co-production opportunities, so it’s especially suitable for producers with a project in development / production who would like to co-produce with a partner from the Nordic region.

Delegates will:

  • attend the “Producers Meet Producers” networking event – Sunday 18 September
  • be able to apply for pitching and meetings (submitting a project application by 30 May 2016)
  • get full access to festival screenings, seminars and events

Read more about the delegation here. For more info and to apply, please contact Anna Kaslová from Institute of Documentary Film by the deadline 21 March!

Intern to Nordisk Panorama Forum

Do you want to learn from the best in pitching, matchmaking and financing of documentaries? Do you want to be part of the top professional team behind the best Nordic pitching forum for docs?

Then you could be just the intern we are looking for to join us for the preparations of the keystone event Nordisk Panorama Forum for Co-financing of Documentaries in September.

Join us from May, apply by 12 o’clock 21 April or as soon as possible! Read more 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.

Nordic Discount at Sunny Side of the Doc

Partnering with EDN, we are coordinating the Nordic delegation to Sunny Side 20-23 June 2016 in France, securing Nordic film professionals value-for-money access. Get a unique opportunity to join Sunny Side of the Doc’s worldwide network and save up to €250 on your accreditation! Read more here.

Here is the Nordisk Panorama Board of 2016

The board of Nordisk Panorama has been constituted on a board meeting in Copenhagen in March.

The Board consists of five board members, one from each Nordic country, all active in the short film and/or documentary sector in their respective countries. The national board members are elected for a term of four years by the national advisory groups representing the relevant associations of independent filmmakers and producers in each country.

The NP Board 2016 consists of:

Hrafnhildur Gunnarsdóttir, Krumma Films, Iceland (Chair)
Dag Hoel, producer, Norway (Vice Chair)
Helle Faber, made in copenhagen, Denmark
Liisa Juntunen, napafilms, Finland
David Herdies
, Momento Film, Sweden

Happy Easter – the Office is Closed

The office will be closed from Monday 21 March and over Easter. We’re back again on Tuesday 29 March.

Nordic Award Winners of 2016

Nordic short films and documentaries take home awards all over the world. Check out the Nordic short and doc award winners of 2016 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!