Ten Finnish films in Nordisk Panorama’s competitions

August 17, 2023

The major Nordic event for short and documentary films takes place September 21–26, 2023, in Malmö, Sweden.

Image from The Gamer / napafilms

All four competitive sections feature Finnish films, most of them supported by the Finnish Film Foundation, including the feature documentary Lynx Man which premiered in CPH:DOX and Toronto’s Hot Docs, and the animation short Nun or Never! which enjoyed success in Annecy and was selected to Toronto IFF.

Five Finnish projects will pitch in Nordisk Panorama Forum, as five additional projects join the event with Observer+ status.

Documentary Competition

  • The Gamer, dir. Petri Luukkainen, Jesse Jokinen / napafilms
  • Lynx Man, dir. Juha Suonpää / Wacky Tie Films
  • The Last Seagull, dir. Tonislav Hristov / Making Movies

Short Film Competition

  • Night Stop, dir. Khadar Ayderus Ahmed / Kenno Filmi
  • Nun or Never!, dir. Heta Jäälinoja / Böhle Studios
  • Tuulikki, dir. Teemu Nikki / It’s Alive Films
  • Sweet Like Lemons, dir. Jenny Jokela

New Nordic Voices

  • Under Construction (Wanha Markku), dir. Markus Toivo / Jokí Productions & Aalto University
  • Prelude, dir. Arman Zafari / Aalto University

Young Nordic

Nordisk Panorama

Forum Pitch

  • Omid – Hope, dir. Iiris Härmä / Guerilla Films
  • Fog of War over the Baltic Sea, dir. Jaak Kilmi, Kiur Aarma / MRP Matila Röhr Productions
  • The Arctic Circle of Lust, dir. Markku Heikkinen / Zone2 Pictures
  • Burnt Earth, dir. John Webster / Yellow Film & TV
  • Finnish Film Foundation’s Wildcard: Days of Wonder, dir. Karin Pennanen / Avanton Productions

Forum Observer+

  • Undersurface, dir. Vesa Kuosmanen / Mouka Filmi
  • Secret Reading Club of Kabul, dir. Shakiba Adil, Elina Hirvonen / Donkey Hotel
  • The Art of Reindeer Racing, dir. Mervi Junkkonen / Illume
  • Truth.com, dir. Tonislav Hristov / Making Movies
  • Sense and Sensibility, dir. Hanna Nordenswan / Zone2 Pictures

Nordisk Panorama Forum