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Map of Scandinavian Films

The 2023 Saxo Scandinavian Film Festival, now in its ninth year, showcases the best contemporary cinema from these countries, selected from international film festivals and markets such as Göteborg, Cannes and Berlin.

Geographically, Scandinavia refers to the Northern European sub-region of Denmark, Norway and Sweden, but nearly a decade ago at the Cannes Film Festival the idea was born to incorporate more countries from the Nordic region into a festival for the Australian audience to experience. 

Taking the lead from Scandinavian Films, the umbrella organisation representing all five Nordic Film Institutes, we felt this was a perfect way to present a curated selection from the region. 

This year's lineup includes a specially curated selection including recent award winners, exquisite dramas, thrillers for Scandi noir lovers and a collection of cult classics. We hope you can beat the winter chill and enjoy your festival experience! 

The Festival Team x