Nordisk Panorama Film Festival
Film screenings, seminars and festivities for Nordic short and documentary films.
Between September 21–26th Malmö will be buzzing from the spirit of the most incredible film festival for Nordic documentaries and short fiction films. The six-day programme contains over 100 films mixed with numerous seminars, talks, exhibitions, pitches, meetings and parties taking place all over Malmö and the festival venues will be filled with screenings and narratives from all over the world. Directors and filmmakers will be present in Malmö during the festival to participate in Q&A-sessions in and after the screening of their films and audience will mix with the 900 registered delegates from the documentary and short film business.
The 2017 festival will have a finnish focus, so make sure to step up your sauna game because this years festival will be steaming! Use www.nordiskpanorama.com and the Nordisk Panorama app, to dive into this year’s programme. You will find trailers and extended texts to help you prepare your festival days and get ready to feel, play, think and engage. Get your festival pass or visit one of all the free and open for all events at the festival!
Program at Inkonst Friday 22nd
Exhibition: Bird Requiem – Malmö Premiere
Nordisk Panorama is proud to present Bird Requiem, Syrian artist Alqumit Alhamad’s first solo exhibition in Malmö. Building on personal experiences, Alhamad’s work focuses on the psychological and mental effects of war. First hand experience of war and violence in Syria has profoundly influenced the style of the artist, adding a strong notion of symbolism to his work, while still connecting to the stark reality of the world we live in. Everything seen in the paintings have been seen by the artist before either visually or emotionally, and the work has been a central part of Alhamad’s healing process. Alhamad’s art portraits the victims of war as brave, empowered, gentle and loved. It shows us that those suffering from war should not be diminished or victimized, rather seen as breathing and feeling agents, just like us.
VR Playground: Co-creation The Virtual Garden
Urban farming goes VR! You’ve experienced VR, but have you co-created in VR? We invite you to paint a 3D garden with other festival participants in a 5-minute session using the creation tool Tilt Brush. You’ll get a short introduction and can then make your own colourful bird – or tiny worm. Let’s make a magical garden together! The final piece will be available for other festival visitors to experience.
VR Experience: Nothing Happens
The spectacle of watching and being watched. “Nothing Happens” is both a cinematic and Virtual Reality experience that questions the role of the spectator by inviting the individual to participate in an event. VR allows us to choose our perspective and become absorbed in the unique atmosphere. The project explores a different kind of narrative – a new way of being in a painting.
VR short: Ego cure
“EGO CURE” is a narrative virtual reality short film following a contemporary dance choreographer’s struggle to create a contemporary masterpiece, while facing a group of disinterested dancers, her unpleasant producer and the otherworldly curator – and simultaneously facing her own inner demons. The film is set in a world where the perception of art as a product has come to its logical technological conclusion: if the artist is unable or unwilling to provide a commissioned art piece, the investor has the right to extract it from their unconscious mind – using the EGO CURE device.”
How We Did It: Gamifying History
Short and documentary producer Elin Festøy from Teknopilot has ventured into game development with Sarepta Studios to tell the story of children born of war. “My Child: Lebensborn” is a story-driven nurturing game about emotional survival, based on the true stories of children born of war. Elin will present the game in conversation with Hanna Schedin from BoostHbg and will talk about working with games as a medium for telling documentary stories. You will have an opportunity to play the game yourself after the seminar. Read more on www.mychildlebensborn.com
“How We Did It” presents interesting discussions with artists and filmmakers in an informal bar setting. Come along, have a drink and be inspired.
How We Did It: Film and VR
Combining film and Virtual Reality
The creators of “Nothing happens” and “EGO CURE” have made VR experiences based on films. “EGO CURE” is a short film experienced in VR and “Nothing Happens” is a VR experience, as well as a short film entered for the Nordisk Panorama competition. How do the filmmakers combine the two platforms and work with linearity and storytelling? Join us for an in-depth session moderated by Hanna Schedin from BoostHbg. “How We Did It” presents interesting discussions with artists and filmmakers in an informal bar setting. Come along, have a drink and be inspired.”
How to Pitch Your Short Film
“What must you absolutely include when pitching your short film project? How do you make your pitch memorable? Useful tips on do’s and dont’s and how to target who to pitch to.
Speaker: Jérôme Nunes, European Short Pitch (France).
Moderator: Erika Wasserman, SFI (Sweden)
VR Experience: Le Jardin des Pensées (Garden of thoughts)
A mind-opening experience that will make your heart bloom. Leave the outer world for a while, take a deep breath and be part of the garden of thoughts. Relax and let yourself be immersed in this VR universe. Get a glimpse of a peaceful place, at the intersection of art, sound and tactility. Read more on www.lejardindespensees.com