Pint-Sized Adventurer Goes to Berlin

BERLINALE. Jannik Hastrup’s animated feature 'Circleen, Coco and the Wild Rhinoceros' is world premiering in the Berlin Film Festival’s Generation Kplus competition. This is the veteran filmmaker’s eleventh trip to the Berlinale, which opens on 15 February.

Two Films by New Talents Hit 100,000 Admissions

ADMISSIONS. Christian Tafdrup’s 'A Horrible Woman' and Mehdi Avaz's 'While We Live' each passed 100,000 admissions, the latest numbers show. Both have been nominated for Bodil and Robert Awards for Best Danish Film of the Year.

Feminist Film Hits Home without Raising a Fist
INTERVIEW. Channelling the #MeToo spirit in her feature debut 'Holiday,' Isabella Eklöf explores the fraught power dynamic between a young woman and her criminal lover. We tend to lay too much blame on individual women for the oppression against them, says the director whose drama introduces a maddeningly passive protagonist. World premiere in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at Sundance 2018.
Playing with audiences' imagination

INTERVIEW. Gustav Möller's debut feature 'The Guilty' takes audiences on a tense journey without physically leaving one location on screen. Made on a limited budget, the crime thriller springs from a desire to experiment with form and work creatively with boundaries, the director and producer Lina Flint explain. World premiere in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at Sundance 2018.

17 Danish films in Göteborg Line-up
FESTIVAL. 'The Return,' 'The Charmer' and 'Holiday' will compete for the lucrative Dragon Award for Best Nordic Film at Göteborg Film Festival, starting 26 January. A total of 17 Danish feature films, documentaries, shorts and TV drama are part of the line-up at the big Nordic festival in Gothenburg.
Happy Holidays

Santa has always been at the cutting edge of technology ... Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the Danish Film Institute!

BERLIN. The animation film 'The Incredible Story of the Giant Pear' is invited to the Berlin Film Festival's children's film competition Generation Kplus, while the debut film 'Denmark' will be in the youth film competition Generation 14plus.
Danish film industry joining forces to improve work environment

WORK ENVIRONMENT. Eleven organisations from the Danish film and theatre industries recently agreed to work together to ensure a good psychological working environment on theatre, film and TV productions. The effort comes on top of a number of initiatives in recent years to increase gender equality in Danish film.

Last Men in Aleppo on Oscar shortlist

OSCARS 2018. 'Last Men in Aleppo' directed by Feras Fayyad is one of the 15 films that made this year's Oscar shortlist for best documentary feature. The five nominees to enter the final Oscar race will be announced on 23 January. Three other films have Danish film professionals onboard.

Claus Ladegaard Is the Danish Film Institute’s New CEO
The DFI Board has decided to appoint Claus Ladegaard as its new CEO starting 1 January 2018.
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