Dan Dream to Fantastic Fest

FESTIVAL. The comedic duo of Casper Christensen and Frank Hvam are soon off to Fantastic Fest for the third time, bringing their new comedy "Dan Dream" to the prominent US genre festival in Austin (21-28 September).

Debut film Team Hurricane to Venice Film Critics' Week

FESTIVAL. Annika Berg's teen drama "Team Hurricane" has been selected for the Venice Film Festival's Critics' Week celebrating emerging talents. The sidebar runs parallel to the festival's official competition starting on 30 August.

Films for children and youth in East Africa – A Development Project Evolves

CULTURAL EXCHANGE. It has been 10 years since the Zanzibar Film Festival added its Children & Film Panorama sidebar, aiming to promote film culture and film production for East African children and teens. The festival – and the sidebar – are still going strong.

Winter Brothers in Locarno Competition
FESTIVAL. Hlynur Pálmason's first feature "Winter Brothers" is selected for the main competition, the Concorso internazionale, at the Locarno Festival (2-12 August). The film, which is also a first feature by Masterplan Pictures, will be enjoying its world premiere as the opening film of the Concorso.
Danish Film Institute will be getting new CEO

Danish Film Institute CEO Henrik Bo Nielsen is resigning after 10 years on the job.

Birgitte Hjort Sørensen in New Thriller Series
NEW TV SERIES. Birgitte Hjort Sørensen is playing the lead in "Greyzone," a Danish-Swedish-German co-production. The series, written by Oskar Söderlund and Morten Dragsted, will be shot in Copenhagen, Stockholm and Frankfurt. Jesper W. Nielsen is directing the first five episodes.
Aesthete and Documentarian Turns 80
MILESTONE. Jørgen Leth is a singular figure in Danish documentary film. The filmmaker and renaissance man turns 80 on 14 June.
Darkland vying for Moscow's Golden George

FESTIVAL. Fenar Ahmad's revenge thriller "Darkland" is invited to the main competition at Moscow Film Festival, which sets off on 22 June.

Land of the Free in Karlovy Vary Competition

FESTIVAL. Camilla Magid's "Land of the Free" will meet up with its first international audience in the documentary competition at Karlovy Vary Film Festival starting 30 June. 

Historical series in development for HBO Nordic

IN DEVELOPMENT. Rasmus Heisterberg and Per Fly are the two talents behind a new series in development for HBO Nordic, which is based on Martin Andersen Nexø's pivotal turn of the century novel "Pelle the Conqueror."

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