Getting ready for Christmas
FESTIVAL. Jacob Ley wants to restore some of the good old Christmas magic in his animation fairy tale "Get Santa" which is now opening at festivals – including the Busan Film Festival running 6-15 October.
London Film Festival with The War Show
FESTIVAL. "The world becomes increasingly numbed, which is why a documentary like 'The War Show' is so essential." Andreas Dalsgaard and Obaidah Zytoon's Venice Days winner is part of the Danish line-up at the London Film Festival running 5-16 October.
Amanda Knox on Netflix
RELEASE. Brian McGinn and Rod Blackhurst's "Amanda Knox" premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in September and is now playing on Netflix as the first ever "Original" to have a Danish producer on board.
Land of Mine is Denmark's Oscar entry
OSCAR 2017. Martin Zandvliet and Nordisk Film's "Land of Mine," shedding light on a lesser known chapter of WWII, is Denmark's submission for the Best Foreign Language Film category.
1000 Ways to Cook Insects

INTERVIEW. The documentary "BUGS," premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival in April, takes us on a culinary journey to seven countries, on five continents, that all have insects on the menu. The film's producer talks about meeting audiences that have discussed and tasted bugs – and in some cases taken offense that the film doesn't come out and say that eating insects will save the planet. Selected for Culinary Zinema at San Sebastian Film Festival, starting today

New comedy set in the eighties
IN PRODUCTION. The full cast list and a first photo are out for "Klown" duo Casper Christensen and Frank Hvam's next film, "DAN-DREAM," which is shooting right now in southern Denmark.
Denmark's Oscar entry revealed 19 September
OSCARS 2017. The final candidate to represent Denmark in the Foreign Language Oscar category will be elected on 19 September from a shortlist of three films.
Andrus Ansip talks Digital Single Market in Copenhagen

FILM POLICY. The European Commission's Digital Single Market strategy proposes better access for consumers to digital content across Europe. But will the European film industries be paying the price? European Commission Vice-President Andrus Ansip will be heading a discussion about the future of film and online goods at the Danish Film Institute on 16 September.

Morten Giese New Feature Film Commissioner

COMMISSIONER. Editor, screenwriter and director Morten Giese is new feature film commissioner at the Danish Film Institute.

Five Danish Films on EFA Shortlist

EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS. Tobias Lindholm's Oscar-nominated "A War" is among the five Danish feature and documentary films shortlisted for the European Film Awards, and the film is also nominated for the People's Choice Award. The Awards Ceremony takes place on 10 December in Wrocław, the European Culture Capital 2016.

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