Nordisk Panorama Festival & Market


Nordisk Panorama Film Festival is the biggest showcase and market focusing exclusively on the best Nordic short films and documentaries. The event takes place annually in September in Malmö, Sweden.

The main showcase of Nordisk Panorama is the Competition Programme consisting of approx. 50 new short films and documentaries.

In addition to the Competition Programme, the festival screens Nordic films in special programmes.

Nordisk Panorama Market is a business-to-business platform that runs parallel to the festival and includes VOD screenings, curated closed market screenings and work-in-progress presentations to important decision-makers acquiring Nordic audio-visual content at the festival.  Nordisk Panorama Market also offers an online VOD platform allowing decision-makers worldwide access to the best Nordic films all year round. Nordisk Panorama Market is the only platform of its kind offering a comprehensive overview of Nordic short and documentary film production.

Dates & Deadlines 2019

Nordisk Panorama 2019 takes place in Malmö, Sweden, 19-24 September.
Please note that deadlines for festival competition and market participation are different.

Festival competition deadlines:
Deadline for films completed in 2018: 15 February
Deadline for films completed in 2019: 15 April

Market deadlines:
Deadline for market films completed in 2018: 15 April
Deadline for market films completed in 2019: 1 August


Submission to the competitions and to the side programmes are free of charge.

Fees for submissions to the market: DKK 1.200 per title over 30 minutes, DKK 600 per title under 30 minutes (free of charge for films in the national film institutes’ festival distribution).


Documentaries are accepted in any length and short films include all forms of animation, fiction and experimental films of up to 60 minutes.

To be eligible for the festival and market, the short film / documentary must:

  • qualify as an independent production
  • qualify as a Nordic production or be directed by a Nordic director (i.e. Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden)
  • be completed within the current or preceding year
  • be subtitled in English or English versioned
  • not have been entered for the Nordisk Panorama Competition Programme previously

The applicant bears the responsibility that all rights necessary for the public screening of the film are adequately cleared.


In order to apply, a completed entry form must be submitted online together with the following enclosures specified in the Entry Form:

  • 1 digital file of the full-length film following these specifications:
    English subtitles or English versioned, MP4, H264, 160 Kbps (stereo) / 48 kHz sample rate, 1920×1080, 25 fps, 1500Kbit/s. Please make sure that the file is optimized for web/streaming. Max. file size 2 GB.
    If you have trouble getting the right format for the digital film file, please see this guide.
  • 1 still photo from the film
  • 1 still photo of the director
  • Your acceptance of terms as described in the signed licence agreement

Entry forms must be submitted online together with electronically transmittable enclosures.

The film registration is optimized for Firefox and we strongly recommend using this browser when registering your film.

Entry of a film is binding and implies acceptance of these regulations.

In the event of the applicant’s failure to meet the deadline, the requirements, or of inaccuracies in any entry form, the organisers shall be free of all obligations whatsoever to enter such a film for the selection.

Applicants will be given notice of their film’s admission/rejection to the festival no later than July 2019.

Competition & Side Programmes – Print Handling

Immediately on receipt of the notice of their film’s admission to the competition or side programmes, Applicants shall submit one screening copy, a DCP. All copies must be subtitled in English or English versioned.

DCPs shall be uploaded via FTP before 3 August, according to the instructions distributed after the selection process is finalized.

Physical copies of films will be accepted but not returned. They can be picked up at the guest desk during the festival. All transport and insurance costs shall in this case be borne by the applicant.


Films in competition and side programmes may be screened no more than three times during the Festival. Additional screenings require special permission from the Producer.

For the purposes of promotion, the organiser has the right to utilize publicity material related to the production (i.e. press kits,trailers, posters, stills etc.) for promotional purposes and to broadcast, transmit or screen clips of up to 3 minutes.

Nordisk Panorama Market

Nordisk Panorama Market is the only exclusive Nordic market for short films and documentaries. All completed films entered into the market are automatically listed in the online Film Catalogue, which serve professionals with key information throughout the year.
Upon acceptance of the terms of agreement described in the licence agreement, films are also included in Nordisk Panorama Market Online – a strictly a business-to-business platform, where films are available to registered TV-buyers, sales agents, distributors, festival programmers and other selected film professionals in a password protected screening room. All films in the 2018 NP Market Catalogue will be available for accredited guests only at NPM Online during the festival and 30 days after the festival.

Films in Nordisk Panorama Market is published electronically and subsequently promoted throughout the year at international markets and film festivals by Nordisk Panorama as well as through targeted email promotion.

All films in the Nordisk Panorama competitions and Nordic special programmes are automatically included in the Nordisk Panorama Market free of charge.

Films submitted to the market give the filmmaker a unique access to the international professionals present at the festival as we offer to schedule pre-booked one-to-one meetings on request.

A paid film in the market gives the applicant (or another key person) a discount on the accreditation to Nordisk Panorama.

General Information

Nordisk Panorama was established by independent filmmakers in 1991 and assists international festivals, TV-buyers, distributors and journalists as well as the Nordic and international film community.

For more information please contact:
Nordisk Panorama
Vognmagergade 10, 1
1120 Copenhagen K
tel: +45 3311 5152 / fax: +45 3311 2152

In the event of disagreement concerning the interpretation of the regulations, the interpretation of the festival will take precedence. The regulations are subject to change without prior notice.