About Nordic International Film Festival



Nordic International Film Festival (NIFF) is based in New York City at the renowned Scandinavia House on Park Avenue, also known as The Nordic Center. The festival celebrates Nordic and international films annually. NIFF strives to find new and upcoming independent films as well as honoring great work from already established filmmakers. We screen our nominated films in our official selection at a grand theater inside the Nordic Center for the press, distribution, filmmakers and general admitted audience hoping to create a cultural hub for Nordic and International filmmakers to meet and begin collaborations for future projects and to support independent film in New York City.

NIFF's programmers focus on finding diverse independent films with strong characters and storylines and encourage all filmmakers to submit their films, regardless of ethnicity, religion or worldview. One part of our program highlights Nordic classic themes found in old Nordic productions. We welcome and judge all films equally and with great respect and consideration. Please take the Bechdel Test into consideration.

NIFF's screenings and panels, at Scandinavia House on Park Avenue in New York began on October 31st, 2015. The main Gala event with NIFF's red carpet, covered by Access New York and hosted by Jacob A Ware (Boardwalk Empire) was held on November 1st and was followed the second year by host Björn Gustafsson. Main screenings, sit down Q and A's took place on both days. We are excited to come back 2017 with again, 3 days of Nordic and International Films.  



Johan Matton
Founder, Festival Director

Linnea Larsdotter
Founder, Creative Director


Associates & Staff


Ingrid Rudefors
Festival Coordinator

Pol Solsona                                Graphic Designer / Visual Identity

Per Anders                       Videographer / Media

Catherine Lynn Scott/London Flair    Publicist/PR

Anna Strindberg
Sponsor Coordinator

Bonnie Bien - LA PRESS PR          

Red Carpet/Event

Ellinor Denkert
Media Manager

Oliver Vikbladh
Head of VR

Samantha Quick
VR Editor

Changing Film Productions
Web Design


Jury Members



Rochelle Bostrom

Jury Member
Former The SAG Awards Jury       

Ingrid Rudefors

Film Commisioner for Sweden



Bo Svenson                   

(Currently The Academy Awards Jury)

Jacob A Ware

(BoardWalk Empire, SAG Nominee)

Hakeem Kae-Kazim

(Black Sails, 24, new Netflix series Troy)

Open Positions


We were 2 people but now we need your help to manage. NIFF is always seeking volunteers for the festival but we are also currently in pre-event acquiring for following positions. 

Web Developer


We are looking for a part time web developer with an eye for design and integrity. Our typical web developer will update the website and work to sustain our visual identity online.



  • SquareSpace highly experienced
  • Minor coding experience
  • Adobe indesign experience

Design Intern

Our designer will help update all of our templates, e-mails, documents and overall look.



  • Adobe indesign highly experienced
  • Adobe photoshop highly experienced


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