During the Berlinale Film Festival in February 2016, the 6th edition of Harpa Award was celebrated as part of the annual film music days at the Nordic embassies in Berlin.
Nordic Film Composers Network (NFCN) was founded in 2009 with representatives from each of the five Nordic countries through the performing rights association. It was invented to put more attention to the Nordic Film music, and the award is today one of the biggest of its kind.The principal goals are to strengthen artistic interaction between the Nordic countries and to help Nordic film- and media composers to gain increased access to the international market.
New this year, was a collaboration with the event Northern Light talents, promoting Nordic actors during the Berlinale. Together the events share the same goal of marketing the great Nordic talents for the international film industry- to strengthen international cooperation.