About Nordic Adventure Film Festival

Nordic Adventure Film Festival (former Danish Adventure Film Festival) was held for the first time back in 1996 by a group of dedicated climbers and adventure filmmakers. The festival is the oldest and most dedicated adventure film festival in Scandinavia.

The festival has from the start been having two missions: On one side to present the most inspiring adventure and outdoors films for the local audience in dedicated cinemas. And just as important, at the same time to help the local filmmakers develop the production of adventurefilms both by lecturing and in support of both emerging and present film projects. The festival also has a goal to inspire people in general and motivate people to use the film media when going outdoors.

The heart of the festival as such is the yearly award show, where we honor the craftsmanship of adventure filmmaking by rewarding the best films of the year.

All films on the festival will be participating for the 10 main prizes that are:

    • Best Film Of The Year
    • Best Nordic Film Of The Year
    • Best Danish Film Of The Year
    • Best Short Film Of The Year
    • Best Action Movie Of The Year
    • The Filmic Prize
    • Debutant Prize
    • Best Mountain Culture Film
    • Best Adventure Expedition Film
    • The Jury Special Prize
    • Special Mention
    • Best Adventure Serie Of The Year


The festival has expanded to the Nordic region putting adventure films on the map places where such not have been before in most cases. Latest the festival went to Greenland for the first time, which created a lot of new contacts with local people and filmmakers. Connecting our Nordic history in adventure film and in real outdoor life.

The festival is made together with the Danish Film Institute.

Open call for 2019!

Call for 2019 is now open. When submitting a film to Nordic Adventure film Festival, please send the following to info@adventurefilmfestival.dk:

  1. A short synopsis of the film
  2. An online screener of the film, for our program manager
  3. Your contact information


You can also go straigt ahead and send us the entry form for 2019 filled out. Please read the terms and conditions for submitting to the festival carefully. We will let you know if your film has been selected for the program.


We look forward to see a lot of new productions and to open the doors for the festival in 2019!

Best regards,
Bugge Holm Hansen
Festival Director
Nordic Adventure Film Festival