Nordic Film Fest Season 2010/2011 kicks off!

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The 2010/11 Nordic Film Fest season kicks off this year in Minneapolis, then traveling across the country with even more Nordic Films, panels, and parties.

This upcoming season has a lot to be excited about. This year we have opened our festivals up to submissions from new and up and coming Scandinavian filmmakers. We’re expecting another beautiful and captivating film fest season.

The dates across the several city festivals span from November 19, 2010 to February 19, 2011:

  • November 19-24, 2010– Nordic Lights Film Festival – Twin Cities
  • January 7, 8, 9, 2011 – Seattle Nordic Film Fest
  • January 8,9,15,16, 2011 – Los Angeles Scandinavian Film Festival
  • January 2011 – Atlanta Danish Film Festival
  • February 19, 2011– Austin Nordic Film Fest
  • Ongoing – Scandinavia House in New York

Critics and movie fans lauded last years Nordic Film Fest season:

“Something special happened on February 27th – the Austin Nordic Film Festival …  thanks to the powers of Facebook, the 2010 incarnation of this festival caught my attention. The fact that Danish film Flame & Citron (directed by Ole Christian Madsen) was playing was just a bonus.” -Don Simpson, Senior Film Critic, SmellsLikeScreenSpirit

“This festival exposes fresh filmmaking and films that are not typical to the Hollywood mold. I’m so excited to see films that are passionate, clever and artful. As a filmmaker these features and shorts are an inspiration to my personal work.” -Taryn Hall, Art Director and Producer

“I thought the mix of films was excellent. I sat for 6 hours and enjoyed every minute of it. The two feature films were both very interesting. The shorts were also very good and gave a real sense of what these countries are like. I’m ready to go to Iceland…and Denmark!” -Ernie Gammage, Audience Member

“I appreciate the QUALITY of what you present, as well as the range… You do a fabulous job!!!” -Sandra Gregor, Audience Member

Corporate and Foundation sponsors include the American-Scandinavian Foundation (, Bache-Gabrielsen Cognac (, Swedish Council of America; The American Swedish Institute, Concordia Language Villages and Mindekirken’s Cultural and Language Program; and Copenhagen Furniture.

Film Partners include the Swedish Film Institute, Finnish Film Foundation, Icelandic Film Center, Danish Film Institute, IFC Films, Embassy of Sweden (Washington), and Embassy of Denmark (Washington DC).

Contact information for the different festivals is available at

Want your film to play this season / next season? Click here for our ‘Call for Entries’ and submit your film:


Source: Nordic Film Fests

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