Full day of film music industry event on February 18 will close with awards ceremony where the best Nordic film composer among five nominees will receive the Harpa statuette.

The Harpa Nordic Film Music Days will once again be held at Berlin’s Nordische Botschaften,Tiergarten where editors, producers, directors, sound designers will be able to attend speed dating with Nordic composers as well as seminars and workshops. This year’s five nominees running for the 8th Harpa Nordic Film Composers Award are:

  • Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen (Denmark) for the score of Sámi Blood by Amanda Kernell
  • Daníel Bjarnason (Iceland) for the film Under the Tree by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson
  • Miska and Juri Seppä (Finland) for the film Tatu & Patu by Rike Jokela  
  • Henrik Skram (Norway) for the TV series Snowfall by Synne Teksum
  • Björn Olsson (Sweden) for the film The Giant by Johannes Nyholm.

The jury of this year’s Harpa awards comprise film composers Christine Aufderhaar (Switzerland), Brian Satterwhite (USA), and Nuno Freire Malo (Portugal).

Highlights of the Nordic Film Music Days include: 

  • a panel about the director/composer relationship with Norwegian director Bent Hamer and composer John Erik Kaada, 
  • “How to be your own agent”, with composers Jean-Paul Wall (Sweden), Hildur Gudnadóttir (Iceland) and Panu Aaltio (Finland), 
  • a lecture with Thomas Bärtschi about Game Music and Sound Design.

Nordic Film Music Days is supported by Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Nordisk Kulturfond and the Nordic embassies in Berlin.

For further information, check: www.nordicfilmmusicdays.com