• Nordic films at DOC NYC

    DOC NYC is America’s largest documentary festival, and has selected four Nordic documentaries to screen in its 2016 programme. DOC NYC runs from the 10th to the 17th of November in New York City. In total, 110 feature-length documentaries are heading to the festival. Here are the Nordic films screening: The Islands and the Whales

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  • Bugs

    A new documentary from the Dane Andreas Johnsen, who has previously brought us for Kidd Life (2012), and Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case (2013), Bugs is his latest work that is produced alongside the Nordic Food Lab in Copenhagen and sets out to find out just how effective insects are as an alternative food source.

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  • The Nordic films heading to this years IDFA

    Denmark Amateurs in Space dir. Max Kestner Screening as part of the IDFA Feature-length Documentary Competition Peter Madsen (42) and Kristian von Bengtson (39) are both working hard to make their dream come true. They are busy building a spaceship that must be able to take a man into space. Peter is the astronaut on the

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  • The winners of the Nordisk Panorama 2016

    The winners of the 27th Nordisk Panorama – the leading festival for documentaries and shorts – have now been announced. Winning the top prize is Swedish-Polish director Jerzy Sladkowski’s Don Juan. The documentary follows Oleg, a young man suffering from autism, and his fight to become more ‘normal’, encouraged by his mother. Don Juan previously won the

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  • Magnus

    Just as no man is a hero to his valet, no man is a genius to his family. Magnus is an engaging film about the life of 25-year-old Norwegian world chess champion Magnus Carlsen, as told largely through the eyes of his dad. Lovingly assembled by first-time feature film-maker Benjamin Ree (who, at 29, is

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  • The Islands and the Whales

    The Scottish-made documentary The Islands and the Whales is set in the remote Faroe Islands, and through much of the documentary we are treated to the rugged scenery that comes with this far-away country. The mountains seem to be continuously covered in cloud, and that seems to further isolate the region, something director Mike Day

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  • Two Nordic documentaries selected for EFA

    The European Film Academy and EFA Productions have announced the documentary section for the European Film Awards, and among the list are two Nordic films out of a total of fifteen. Ten documentary festivals have recommended to the committee one film which has had its world premiere at the respective festival’s latest programme. This includes

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  • Nordisk Panorama unveils competition lineup

    This years Nordisk Panorama has announced its lineup for 2016, with fourteen titles competing for the prize of best Nordic Documentary. A selection of new and upcoming Nordic documentaries will also be pitched. Nominees for Best Nordic Documentary Becoming Zlatan, dirs Fredrik Gertten & Magnus Gertten (Sweden, Netherlands, Italy) The decisive years of Swedish footballer

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