Nordic nomination for Land of Mine
NOMINATION. Martin Zandvliet's postwar drama "Land of Mine" is one of five films vying for the Nordic Council Film Prize 2016. The jury will be announcing the winner on 1 November in Copenhagen.
God Speaks Out in New Film
IN PRODUCTION. Henrik Ruben Genz starts shooting his adaptation of a bestselling novel by Danish author Jens Blendstrup, the story of a patriarch and his family's looming revolt.
Life's Sweet Summer

INTERVIEW. Rasmus Heisterberg explores the emotions of his 20s, when life inevitably changes and you want to hold on to it forever. An accomplished screenwriter, Heisterberg is making his directorial debut with "In the Blood." Toronto Film Festival 2016

"Trial of the Century"
In the fall of 2007, a 21-year-old student named Amanda Knox arrived in Perugia, Italy, for a year-long study abroad programme. A few weeks later, Knox was arrested for the murder of her flatmate, the British student Meredith Kercher. "Amanda Knox" is produced by Denmark's Mette Heide for Plus Pictures. Toronto Film Festival 2016
Shaking It Up
PROFILE. Copenhagen's Snowglobe production company is represented at this year's Venice and Toronto Film Festivals as co-producer of the Mexican-Danish drama "The Untamed" – a title that applies pretty well to the company's three young founders.
Venice, Toronto and San Sebastian Lineups
OVERVIEW. Get the full view in this brief summary of Danish films, people and co-productions presented at the film festivals in Venice, Toronto and San Sebastian.
Danes in co-productions
CO-PRODUCTIONS. With several major international festivals lined up, Danish filmmakers are flagging their latest co-production endeavours undertaken with Mexico, Sweden, Bulgaria, Austria and more. Get the full picture below.
Boyhood Memories

INTERVIEW. Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson goes back to his Icelandic village roots for his debut feature "Heartstone," a story about love, friendship and family ties. World premiere at Venice Days & North American premiere at Toronto 2016

In the Blood and Heartstone to Toronto

TORONTO. Experienced scriptwriter Rasmus Heisterberg is making his directorial debut with "In the Blood," while Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson's first feature "Heartstone" follows a pair of prizewinning shorts. Both are selected for the Toronto Film Festival's Discovery section.

Three films on Denmark's Oscar shortlist

OSCAR 2017. "The Commune" by Thomas Vinterberg, "Walk with Me" by Lisa Ohlin and "Land of Mine" by Martin Zandvliet are shortlisted for the title as Denmark's Foreign Language entry. The Danish Oscar committee will announce the final candidate on 19 September.

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