Sofie Nørgaard Kampmark was living in Tokyo in 2011, when a cataclysmic tidal wave hit Japan, inspiring her to make her graduation film, the animated short Tsunami.
Katja Adomeit loves the creative side of producing and never tires of finding new ideas, new partnerships and new production concepts to make films that really matter, whether they are made in New Zealand, South Dakota, Ukraine or Afghanistan.
FROM OUR CANNES MAG. Danish filmmakers have an appetite for making films for little money, while a new funding initiative shows the Danish Film Institute's appreciation for low-budget films as well. We asked four film professionals about their thoughts on the phenomenon.
Twenty years ago, Lars von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg wrote ten rules for filmmaking that would change Danish cinema forever. FILM looks back on the rescue action, the rules and the reactions and follows the traces in Danish cinema today.
TV DRAMA. The Killing, Borgen and The Bridge made TV drama among Denmark's hottest exports, and it hasn't lost its momentum.
Profile Pictures, established in 2011, is backing Icelandic director Grímur Hákonarson's second feature film, Rams, about two feuding brothers.
ACTOR PROFILE. The prototype of an all-round character actor with an international career, David Dencik in recent years has worked with stars like Tommy Lee Jones and Gary Oldman. Find out more about Dencik and his films, including 2015's "Men & Chicken."
NEW FILM. The shoot for Rúnar Rúnarsson's upcoming feature Sparrows had more than its fair share of trials and tribulations for Nimbus Film's Mikkel Jersin. The Danish producer, who is also on board Joachim Trier's Cannes competitor Louder Than Bombs, shares his story from Iceland's extreme nature.
INDUSTRY STORY. Over a few weeks in March, the Danish capital formed the backdrop for the shooting of Tom Hooper's The Danish Girl, a venture backed by Copenhagen Film Fund.
TV VENTURE. The filmmaker shares his experience directing an episode in the second season of HBO's hit series, to premiere on 21 June.
NEW FILM. As we await the premiere of Mikkel Nørgaard's Klown Forever, FILM asked Todd Brown, programmer of one of America's foremost genre film festivals, about the Klown brand's particular sense of humour.
NEW FILM. As Barbara Streisand sings, love comes from the most unexpected places. In Frederikke Aspöck's second feature, it comes by mail order from the Philippines – and from a father's bedroom.
Nimbus producer Mikkel Jersin is on board Joachim Trier's "Louder Than Bombs", a New York-set drama with Isabelle Hupert, Gabriel Byrne, Jesse Eisenberg and Devin Druid.