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Nordisk Panorama News

July 2016

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.
In three jury decided competition sections (Best Nordic Documentary, Best Nordic Short Film and Best New Nordic Voice) renowned representatives from the International and 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.

Competing films divided by three competition sections of Nordisk Panorama Awards 2016

(For more further information regarding specific film titles, please visit the Nordisk Panorama website:

Best Nordic Documentary

(Sponsored by the Nordic Public Service 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 (Iceland, 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 (Iceland, 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)

The official NP Competition Programme

Facts about the competition sections

Best Nordic Documentary

Information: In this section we screen the 14 best 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 the 26 best 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

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 Full Program

Full schedule and program of this year's Film Festival will be released on 1 September.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Malmö in September!

/ The Nordisk Panorama Team


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NP Awards 2016

The 50 titles in our three competition programmes 2016 were chosen among 616 submitted films eligible for selection.



Documentaries in competition 2016.

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