Nordisk Panorama 5 Cities Film Festival
20th Nordic Short & Documentary Film Festival Reykjavík 25.9 - 30.9 2009
The largest Nordic Film Festival for shorts and documentaries is coming to Reykjavík, Iceland!
Nordisk Panorama is an annual film festival touring between the cities, Reykjavik/Iceland, Bergen/Norway, Århus/Denmark, Oulu/Finland and Malmö/Sweden. On September 25th the festival returns to Reykjavík where we will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Nordisk Panorama. The festival is a joint arrangement between the Icelandic Film Centre, City of Reykjavík and Filmkontakt Nord.
The festival is an annual meeting point for Nordic short and documentary film professionals, the festival attracts a high presence of filmmakers, producers, financiers and distributors alike. The festival's core events are the three competition programs, Nordic Short Films, Nordic Documentaries and New Nordic Voices, highlighting new talent from the Nordic countries. FilmKontakt Nord in connection with the festival organizes the Nordisk Panorama Market and Nordisk Forum for Co-financing of Documentaries. Seminars and master classes are also of vital importance to the festival where every year new themes and perspectives are explored.
Iceland has been prominent in the international media due to the bank and economy crisis that has shaken all the world and Icelanders especially. The focus has been shifted from capital flow to culture and creative thought. Reykjavik city has a renewed energy and we look forward to host Nordisk Panorama in a "new Iceland" of dynamic, artistic and fundamental thinking.
Reykjavik is the world's northernmost capital city with about 180.000 residents. It is small and friendly but it's vital and colourful culture life rather suggests a metropolis of millions. When it comes to discovering wild and wonderful landscapes, Reykjavík with nature at its doorstep offers visitors the possibility to find unspoiled wilderness within short distance where the influence of man and civilization vanishes.
The deadline for film registration for Nordisk Panorama 2009 is May 15th (www.filmkontakt.com).