Festivals 1: Nordisk Panorama

15 documentaries, long ones, 3 from each country, selected by national committees… that’s the new scheme for the Nordisk Panorama that this year has found its home in Malmö, Sweden for its 24th edition, September 20-25. This democratic approach will of course raise discussion: Will this give the audience the (the caption of the festival’s website) ”best Nordic Shorts and Documentaries”?

Anyway, the same principle has been used to find the films for the short film competition and the New Nordic Voices and no protest from this blogger that you find ”The Act of Killing” (Oppenheimer), ”White Black Boy” (Camilla Magid), ”American Vagabond (Susanna Helke), ”Nowhere Home” (Margreth Olin), ”Belleville Baby” (Mia Engberg) and ”Palme” (photo) (Nycander and Lindström) on the list of films to be screened.

The so-called industry section is well composed with a Pitching Forum, masterclasses and seminars. Margreth Olin talks ethics, Fredrik Gertten (local Malmö hero) talks with American Joe Berlinger, there is a focus on transmedia, there is a video market – and there is Malmö that is a very pleasant city to visit.


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Tue Steen Müller
Tue Steen Müller

Müller, Tue Steen
Documentary Consultant and Critic, DENMARK

Worked with documentary films for more than 20 years at the Danish Film Board, as press officer, festival representative and film consultant/commissioner. Co-founder of Balticum Film and TV Festival, Filmkontakt Nord, Documentary of the EU and EDN (European Documentary Network).
Awards: 2004 the Danish Roos Prize for his contribution to the Danish and European documentary culture. 2006 an award for promoting Portuguese documentaries. 2014 he received the EDN Award “for an outstanding contribution to the development of the European documentary culture”. 2016 The Cross of the Knight of the Order for Merits to Lithuania. 2019 a Big Stamp at the 15th edition of ZagrebDox. 2021 receipt of the highest state decoration, Order of the Three Stars, Fourth Class, for the significant contribution to the development and promotion of Latvian documentary cinema outside Latvia. In 2022 he received an honorary award at DocsBarcelona’s 25th edition having served as organizer and programmer since the start of the festival.
From 1996 until 2005 he was the first director of EDN (European Documentary Network). From 2006 a freelance consultant and teacher in workshops like Ex Oriente, DocsBarcelona, Archidoc, Documentary Campus, Storydoc, Baltic Sea Forum, Black Sea DocStories, Caucadoc, CinéDOC Tbilisi, Docudays Kiev, Dealing With the Past Sarajevo FF as well as programme consultant for the festivals Magnificent7 in Belgrade, DOCSBarcelona, Verzio Budapest, Message2Man in St. Petersburg and DOKLeipzig. Teaches at the Zelig Documentary School in Bolzano Italy.

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