What is HARPA Nordic Film Music Days & Nordic Film Composers Award?
• An annual event during Berlinale – Berlin International Film Festival
• Communicating & presenting the quality of Nordic film and media-music
• Strengthening artistic and musical interaction between the Nordic countries and beyond
• Increasing Nordic film composers’ access to the European markets
• Strengthening the Nordic film position in EU
• Connecting Nordic creatives with global decision makers for international collaborations
Since 2010, Nordic composers have joined forces to put focus on Nordic Film Music and Nordic Film with the HARPA Nordic Film Composers Award. From 2016 the HARPA Nordic Film Music Days and the HARPA Nordic Film Composers Award have been taking place at the Nordische Botschaften in Berlin in connection with the Berlinale film festival.
With new collaborators within the Norwegian and the Finnish Music export offices our event has been seriously strengthened.
Why are Nordic Film Music Days important?
• NFMD is an event to help communicate the success of Nordic film and Nordic film composers, including not only focus on film, but also on media-music topics as well.
• a Film Music direction for Berlinale, bringing Film music closer to the Berlinale-participants
• a film music industry event relevant for the entire film industry in Germany and Europe.
Nordic Film Music Days is carried out as a collaboration between the Nordic composer organizations, Music Norway and Music Finland. To achieve its goals Nordic Film Music Days is once again co-operating closely with the Nordic Embassies in Berlin, the national film institutes, EAVE producers and is carrying out activities with Berlinale Talents and Berlinale Co-Production Market. With the help from Thomas Mikusz (White Bear PR) NFMD will throughout the year communicate engaging stories from our composers, their music and our events. We will ensure that HARPA Nordic Film Music Days and Nordic Film Composers Award will become the ‘place-to-meet’ for anybody interested in Nordic film and Nordic film- & media-music. Through collaborations with other European festivals and happenings we make sure that Nordic Film Music Days is constantly showcased.
Partners in HARPA Nordic Film Music Days 2021
-SKAP (The Swedish Society of Songwriters, Composers & Authors)
-FST (Föreningen af Svenske Tonsättere)
-Finnish Music Creators FMC
-STEF (Icelandic Collective Rights Management Society)
-NOPA (Norwegian Society of Composers and Lyricists)
-Komponistforeningen (Norwegian Society of Composers)
-BFM (Danish Organization for Film- and Media Composers)
-Thomas Mikusz, White Bear PR/Associated Publicist and international PR
HARPA Nordic Film Composers Award is organized by the composer organizations from the 5 Nordic countries. Before December 1st each Nordic country will have chosen their national nominee, a composer which has shown excellent work in a composition for a feature, documentary or TV-series released between July 21st, 2019 and July 21st, 2020. Program will be announced December 2020. The winner of HARPA Nordic Film Composers Award 2021 will be selected by an international jury.
Winners of HARPA Nordic Film Composers Award
2020 Berlin | Gaute Storaas (Norway) | Bröllop, begravning & dop
2019 Berlin | Davíð Þór Jónsson and director Benedikt Erlingsson (Iceland)| Woman at war
2018 Berlin| Daníel Bjarnason (Iceland) | Under the Tree
2017 Berlin and Cannes | Honor award | Bent Fabricius-Bjerre (Denmark)
2017 Berlin and Cannes | Sune Martin (Denmark) | Land of Mine
2016 Berlin | Honor award | Johann Johannsson (Iceland)
2016 Berlin | Atli Örvarsson | Rams
2014 Espoo | Matti Bye (Sweden) | Faro
2013 Trondheim |Tuomas Kantelinen (Finland) | Puhdistus
2012 Reykjavik |Fredrik Emilson (Sweden) | Kronjuvelarna
2011 Copenhagen | Gaute Storaas (Norway) | Elias og jakten på havets gull
2010 Gothenburg | Dani Strömbäck (Finland) | Letters to Father Jacob