The Beauty of Rowdiness

INTERVIEW. Annika Berg's first feature, "Team Hurricane," celebrates teenage girls who are not afraid to be loud, vulgar – and vulnerable. Women of all ages tend to rein themselves in too tightly, the director says. Premiere at Venice International Film Critics Week 2017.

First film The Charmer to San Sebastian

FESTIVAL. Milad Alami's psychological drama "The Charmer" is the opening film of the New Directors competition at the San Sebastian Film Festival (22-30 September). 

Three films on Danish Oscar shortlist

OSCARS 2018. "You Disappear" by Peter Schønau Fog, "Word of God" by Henrik Ruben Genz and "Darkland" by Fenar Ahmad are shortlisted for the title as Denmark's Foreign Language entry. The Danish Oscar committee will announce the final candidate on 20 September.

Nordic Nomination to Parents

NOMINATION. Christian Tafdrup's playfully inventive drama "Parents" is one of the five nominees for the Nordic Council Film Prize 2017. The jury will be announcing the winner on 1 November in Helsingfors, Finland.

You Disappear selected for Toronto

FESTIVAL. Peter Schønau Fog's drama "You Disappear" with Trine Dyrholm and Nikolaj Lie Kaas is invited to the Toronto Film Festival (7-17 September), marking the film's international premiere.

Winter Brothers wins actor award in Locarno
AWARD. Elliott Crosset Hove, who takes the lead in Hlynur Pálmason's feature debut "Winter Brothers," wins the Best Actor Award at the Locarno Film Festival. The film also receives three independent prizes at the festival, one of Europe's most prominent focusing on auteur films and new talent.
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.
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