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Read Johanna Koljonen’s report on the NoJSe Think Tank
What is the status of film production for children and youth in the Nordics? How do streaming platforms and the crisis in funding influence the children’s film industry? Are the strong and historically praised funding schemes in the Nordics still going strong?

In October 2023 film professionals from six Nordic countries and regions met in Copenhagen to discuss and share their thoughts, findings and experiences at The Pan Nordic Industry Think Tank on Children’s Media organized by the NoJSe network and funded by Media – Creative Europe.

Here you can dive into the main findings presented in a report by media analyst Johanna Koljonen. This report is a collaboration between the NoJSe Network of children’s film festivals and Göteborg Film Festival’s Nostradamus Project.
NoJSe – Nordic Junior Sessions Network
NoJse – Nordic Junior Sessions Network consists of five Nordic children's film festivals:

  • BUFF International Children and Young People’s Film Festival in Malmö, Sweden
  • BUSTER Film Festival for Children and Youth in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Kristiansand International Children’s Film Festival, Norway
  • Oulu International Children's and Youth Film Festival, Finland
  • RIFF Reykjavík International Film Festival, Iceland.  

Oulu festival has been a founding member of the network since 2018.

The aim of the network is to disseminate the strongest Nordic films to children, youth, parents and educators across the Nordic region, but also to be a hub where the entire Nordic children's media industry can meet, exchange experiences and set ambitious frameworks for the future of children and youth films.

Young audiences across the Nordic region can experience carefully selected programmes of short and feature films at the five festivals in Malmö, Copenhagen, Reykjavik, Oulu and Kristiansand as well as through the educational streaming platform 'Norden i Skolen' (‘The North in the School’). The platform reaches more than 30,000 teachers in Sweden, Finland, Norway, Iceland, Greenland, Lapland, Åland and the Faroe Islands, and versions of the films are available in seven different Nordic languages: Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Swedish, Icelandic, Greenlandic and Faroese.