Nordisk Panorama Film Festival
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The official Nordisk Panorama Film Festival Competition Programme 2016 released.

Nordisk Panorama Film Festival takes place between 16-21 September in Malmö, Sweden. Out of 616 submitted titles, 50 films have now officially been selected to partake in this year’s Nordic championship in documentary and short film production - Nordisk Panorama Awards 2016.

In three jury decided competition sections (Best Nordic Documentary, Best Nordic Short Film and Best New Nordic Voice) renowned representatives from the Nordic film business will award the best of the best. In the fourth section (Nordisk Panorama Audience Award, sponsored by the City of Malmö) the power is however in the hands of the filmgoers to appoint the winner of this year’s honouring audience award.

Nordisk Panorama Film Festival will do everything in its power to make sure that Malmö by the midst of September is flourishing with festival spirit for all of those with either an interest in, curiosity for or profession in documentaries, short films and filmmaking. Directors and filmmakers will be present in Malmö during the festival to participate in Q&A-sessions in connection to the screenings of their respective films. In addition to the large number of screenings, Nordisk Panorama Film Festival is also home to several thought-provoking seminars, talks and master classes destined for both the public as well as for visiting delegates from the documentary and short film business.
Competing films divided by the three competition sections of Nordisk Panorama Awards 2016
(For further information regarding specific film titles, please visit the Nordisk Panorama website:
Best Nordic Documentary
(Sponsored by the Nordic public broadcasters)
”Becoming Zlatan”, Fredrik Gertten & Magnus Gertten, 2016, 95 min (Sweden, Netherlands, Italy)
”Brothers”, Aslaug Holm, 2015, 106 min (Norway)
”Bugs”, Andreas Johnsen, 2015, 73 min (Denmark)
”Diving into the Unknown”, Juan Reina, 2016, 85 min (Finland, Norway)
”Don Juan”, Jerzy Sladkowski, 2015, 95 min (Sweden, Finland)
”Dugma – The Button”, Paul Refsdal, 2016, 58 min (Norway)
”Keep Frozen”, Hulda Rós Guðnadóttir, 2016, 68 min (Iceland)
”Magnus”, Benjamin Ree, 2016, 76 min (Norway)
”MonaLisa Story”, Jessica Nettelbladt, 2015, 90 min (Sweden, Denmark, Norway)
”Motley’s Law”, Nicole Horanyi Nielsen, 2015, 85 min (Denmark)
”Reflections”, Sara Broos, 2016, 80 min (Sweden, Latvia)
”Return of the Atom”, Mika Taanila & Jussi Eerola, 2015, 110 min (Finland, Germany)
”The Magnitsky Act”, Andrei Nekrasov, 2016, 114 min (Norway)
”Those Who Jump”, Estephan Wagner, Moritz Siebert & Abou Bakar Sidibé, 2015, 82 min (Denmark)
Best Nordic Short Film
(Sponsored by the Nordic directors’ associations)

”Ambulance”, Sebastian Torngren Wartin, 2016, 15 min (Norway, Sweden) 
”Chameleon”, Christina Lande, 2015, 15 min (Norway)
”Circles”, Frida Kempff, 2016, 14 min (Sweden)
”Dancing for You” Erlend E. Mo, 2015, 25 min (Norway, Denmark, Sweden)
”Delphi”, Søren Peter Langkjær Bojsen, 2016, 26 min (Denmark)
”Dilapidated”, Ole Sebastian Kåss, 2016, 25 min (Norway)
”Elegance”, Virpi Suutari, 2015, 26 min (Finland)
”Fantasy”, Teemu Nikki, 2016, 10 min (Finland)
”Forgotten Reason”, Peter Larsson, 2016, 13 min (Sweden)
”Francis”, Ahmed Abdullahi, 2015, 30 min (Sweden)
”Heart of the Land”, Kaisa Astikainen, 2015, 30 min (Finland)
”How Far She Went”, Ugla Hauksdóttir, 2015, 13 min (USA)
”I Love Anna”, Joonas Rutanen, 2015, 10 min (Finland)
”Let Me Run”, Björn Fävremark & John Boisen, 2016, 10 min (Sweden)
”Lulin”, Ludvig Stolterman, 2016, 23 min (Sweden)
”Make a Wish”, Jonatan Etzler, 2015, 13 min (Sweden)
”Melon Rainbow”, Laurits Flensted-Jensen, 2015, 28 min (Denmark)
”Moms on Fire”, Joanna Rytel, 2016, 13 min (Sweden)
”Mr Sand”, Soetkin Verstegen, 2016, 8 min (Denmark, Belgium)
”Mukwano”, Cecilie McNair, 2016, 20 min (Denmark)
”Sia”, Annika Berg, 2016, 30 min (Denmark)
”The Absence of Eddy Table”, Rune Spaans, 2016, 11 min (Norway)
”The Boyg”, Kristian Pedersen, 2016, 5 min (Norway)
”The Log”, Teemu Nikki, 2016, 6 min (Finland)
”Thoughts About Love”, Jani Ilomäki, 2016, 13 min (Finland)
”You’ve Made Your Bed, Now Lie In It”, Alexander Zwart, 2016, 15 min (Norway)
Best New Nordic Voice
(Sponsored by Film i Skåne)
”Best Friends Forever and Ever”, Katrin Bjorgvinsdottir, 2016, 12 min (Iceland)
”Brothers”, Thordur Palsson, 2015, 23 min (UK)
”Finite”, Marius Rolfsvåg, 2016, 25 min (Norway, Latvia)
”Front View of My Father”, Nicole Skotte Jacobsen, 2015, 29 min (Denmark)
”Golgotha”, Ulla Heikkilä, 2016, 28 min (Finland)
”Homo Sacer”, Lode Kuylenstierna, 2015, 60 min (Sweden, Denmark)
”I Can’t Be Seen Like This”, Anna Gunndis Gudmundsdottir, 2016, 11 min (Iceland)
”Kiki”, Sara Jordenö, 2016, 94 min (Sweden, USA)
”Moving Target”, Tanja Wol Sørensen, 2016, 30 min (Denmark)
”Resort”, Kasper Møller Jensen, 2016, 17 min (Denmark)
Best Nordic Documentary
Information: In this section 14 selected documentaries from the Nordic countries are screened. The award goes to the director(s) of the film.
Films: 14
Prize: 11’000€ (Sponsored by the Nordic public broadcasters: DR, YLE, RUV, NRK och SVT)
Jury: Grit Lemke, DOK Leipzig (Germany) Chris Hastings, World Channel (USA), Camilla Nielsson, Winner of Best Nordic Documentary Award 2015 (Denmark)
Best Nordic Short Film
Information: In this section 26 selected short films from the Nordic countries are screened. The award goes to the director(s) of the film.
The prize-winning film will qualify for consideration in the Short Film Category of the Annual Academy Awards® without the standard theatrical run, provided that the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules.
Films: 26
Prize: 7’000€ (Sponsored by the Nordic directors’ associations: Danish Film Directors, Directors’ Guild of Finland, Guild of Icelandic Film Directors, Norwegian Film Directors Association and Swedish Film Directors)
Jury: Lydia Beilby, Edinburgh International Film Festival (UK), Eva Schweizer, SRF (Switzerland), Einar Baldvin, Winner of the Best Nordic Short Film Award 2015 (Iceland).
Best New Nordic Voice
Information: The New Nordic Voices competition introduces promising Nordic filmmakers. The works have not previously been screened in the Nordisk Panorama competition programme, and selected films are among the first releases by the filmmaker.
Films: 10
Prize: 3’500€ (Sponsored by Film i Skåne)
Jury: Birgitte Weinberger, Odense Film Festival (Denmark), Oscar Eriksson, Folkets Bio (Sweden), Ane Hjort Guttu, New Nordic Voice Special Mention 2015 (Norway).
Nordisk Panorama Audience Award
Information: To win the audience award at Nordisk Panorama Film Festival is among the finest appreciations a filmmaker can get. The audience can vote for any of the Nordic short films and documentaries competing in the main competition programmes as well as any of the new Nordic films in the special programmes by using voting cards that are handed at the screenings.
Prize: 2’500 € (Sponsored by the City of Malmö)
Jury: The Audience
Nordisk Panorama Film Festival 2016 takes place between 16-21 September in Malmö, Sweden. Over five days the festival venues as well as the streets are filled with screenings and narratives from all over the world, seminars and business events alongside parties for the young and old.
The festival is considered to be one of the big film festivals for Nordic documentary and short films, and provides a unique platform for partaking films to be noticed and scattered around the world. Nordisk Panorama Film Festival will do everything in its power to make sure that Malmö, by the midst of September, is flourishing with festival spirit for all of those with either an interest in, curiosity for and profession in documentaries, short films and filmmaking.
Spegeln, Panora, Slagthuset, Babel and several other Malmö venues will be filled with festival content between 16-21 September 2016.
The annual Nordisk Panorama Film Festival is hosted by Malmö City, Film i Skåne, and Nordisk Panorama. Since the start back in 1990, the festival has been touring around the 5 Nordic countries. Since 2013, however, the festival has been permanently located in Malmö – a city that puts a lot of interest and effort into the film industry and is home to a large short and documentary film audience. The festival provides a unique opportunity to benchmark the Nordic short and documentary film scene, to network with the Nordic film industry, to watch movies made by recognized film producers, and to discover new promising and aspiring talents.

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For more press photos, further information, and to book interviews, please contact PR & Communication Manager Daniel Eriksson, +46 721 51 50 19,

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