Nordisk Panorama News

April 2015

Submit Your Nordic Shorts & Docs to Nordisk Panorama by 1 May!

Submit your short and documentary films for Nordisk Panorama – Nordic Short & Doc Film Festival 2015 by 1 May and be in the running for the Best Nordic Documentary Award (Euro 11.000), the Best Nordic Short Film Award (Euro 7.000) and the Best New Nordic Voice Award (Euro 3.500).

Besides presenting the biggest documentary award in the Nordic region, Nordisk Panorama is an Oscar qualifying festival in the short film category. On top of this, Nordisk Panorama Market serves international buyers, distributors and programmers during the event and all year round.

Don’t miss out. Submit your film today!

Submission for Festival Competitions:
Films completed in 2014: 15 February – closed
Films completed in 2015: 1 May

Submission for Market:
Films completed in 2014: 1 May
Films completed in 2015: 1 August

You’ll find the full call for Nordisk Panorama here. Read our regulations and submit your film here.

The New Director for Nordisk Panorama Starts 4 May

The new managing director of Nordisk Panorama Søren Poulsen will take on the position from 4 may. The board is enthusiastic about the new director with whom they will work to continue the positive changes that have been put in motion in the past few years.

Chairman of the Nordisk Panorama board, Hrafnhildur Gunnarsdóttir, says: “It is with great excitement that the board of Nordisk Panorama welcomes Søren Poulsen. We were fortunate to have quite a number of very qualified applicants and we think Søren is extremely capable of working with us to bring the organisation forward and move into new terrains.”

Søren Poulsen originally graduated as a psychologist, but soon turned to film production at the documentary production company Film & Lyd in Copenhagen back in 1995. Since then Søren spent 8 years creating better conditions for film production as the director of the regional film centre Filmby Aarhus and The West Danish Film Fund. Søren comes to Nordisk Panorama from a job as Head of Innovation at VIA University College, where he has worked with film and storytelling in new innovative solutions addressing societal challenges.

Søren Poulsen states: ”It is with both enthusiasm and humbleness that I take over the position as director of Nordisk Panorama after Katrine Kiilgaard. Katrine and her team have done a tremendous job in making Nordisk Panorama the indispensable exponent and meeting place for Nordic short and documentary films. I am looking forward to heading a well trimmed Nordic festival which has continuously proved itself as the professional and dedicated forum for everyone who loves and works with Nordic documentaries and shorts. I am looking forward to being part of the promotion of significant Nordic stories. ”

Søren is taking over from Katrine Kiilgaard who ended her position at the end of March after 15 years in the organisation.

Nordisk Panorama – Nordic Short & Doc Film Festival will take place 18-23 September in Malmö, Sweden.

Meet the Nordic Delegation at Hot Docs

Great Nordic docs have been selected for the 2015 edition of Hot Docs, North America’s top doc event, taking place in Toronto, Canada, 23 April-3 May 2015.

Check out the Nordic films and projects in the Official Selection. Some of them are already available to buyers, programmers, sales agents and distributors through our professional streaming service Nordisk Panorama Market Online.

Nordisk Panorama has coordinated a Nordic delegation of documentary professionals who will be attending different parts of the event, so there should be a good chance of meeting us at either the screenings, the International Co-Production Day, the Hot Docs Forum or just around.

Forum Manager Christina Jul Gregersen will be present at the festival 26-30 April. To get in touch with Christina, send her an email or contact her at +45 6131 8539.

Nordic Delegation Discount to Sheffield Doc/Fest

Nordisk Panorama is arranging the Nordic delegation to Sheffield Doc/Fest. Join the delegation to get a special rate on your access to UK’s premier documentary marketplace, festival and conference, taking place 5-10 June 2015!

Reduced rate delegate pass: GBP 199 + VAT

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 1 May.

Special Discount at Sunny Side of the Doc for all Nordic Companies

Sunny Side of the Doc, taking place in La Rochelle, France 22-25 June, is happy to propose a special rate on registrations for all Nordic companies attending this year:

  • Standard Pass 360 EUR (instead of 600 EUR)
  • Premium Pass 470 EUR (instead of 675 EUR)

If at least 8 Nordic professionals register, an umbrella stand will be dedicated to them for them to gather and make them more visible to the international market.

Through special days organized around Science, History and Wildlife, the event is gathering all factual documentary professionals under one roof; allowing them to share their challenges and showcase the most inspiring projects and programmes.

The call for entries for the pitch sessions is open until 30 April and Sunne Side is looking for projects on the following topics: Natural History & Wildlife, Science & Knowledge, History, Arts & Culture, Global Issues & Interactive Factual Docs. More details here.

Sunny Side is also happy to propose the Innovation Space, a new area dedicated to transmedia producers and technical solution companies. A specific program based on narrative & financial innovations through workshops and R&D presentations will be proposed to all participants.

For more details & information please contact

Nordisk Panorama visits PIXEL Skånes Filmfestival

Meet NP Market Manager Jing Hase and coordinator Maria Stoianova at PIXEL Skånes Filmfestival for the seminar “Nordisk Panorama: Market of possibilities and the Do’s and Don’ts of distribution” Friday 24 April 10:45-11:15 at Ystads Konstmuseum. Jing and Maria will talk about festival distribution, the film market and strategic thinking during the distribution process.

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!