Darkland All Set to Hit Theatres
UPCOMING FILM. Opening domestically in January, Fenar Ahmad's "Darkland" is now also gearing up for a broad international launch. Check out the trailer for Ahmad's revenge drama produced by up-and-comer Profile Pictures.
Who We Were wins at IDFA
AWARD. Director Sine Skibsholt was honoured with the First Appearance award for her documentary "Who We Were" at Wednesday's IDFA prize fest in Amsterdam. The film stood out for its "power in conveying a deeply moving and intimate story," the jury said.
European Film Awards to Danish films
AWARDS. Martin Zandvliet's "Land of Mine" and Thomas Vinterberg's "The Commune" collect four of the seven prizes in the European Film Academy's first awards announcement. The trophies will be handed out during the official ceremony on 10 December in Wroclaw.
First Feature The Charmer in Production
IN PRODUCTION. Milad Alami recently wrapped shooting in Copenhagen on his first feature, "The Charmer," a drama about an outsider under tremendous psychological strain. Release is set for release some time next year.
Danish films at IDFA 2016

OVERVIEW. Eight Danish films and two with Danes on board are on the bill in Amsterdam. Get the full picture in this summary of films and people at this year's IDFA, running 16-27 November.

What's pitching at IDFA 2016

IDFA FORUM. The pitching venue of the big doc fest in Amsterdam is the place to be for filmmakers and funders with a keen eye on creative documentary. Introducing the five Danish titles selected for this year's IDFA Forum 21-23 November.

Intimate Encounter

INTERVIEW. What creates our identity? Sine Skibsholt looks at that question in her documentary "Who We Were", closely following a married couple, Mette Line and Kristian, as they go through a major crisis after Kristian's near-fatal stroke.

Slow is Beautiful

INTERVIEW. The essence is right there on the surface of Sebastian Cordes's "A Place Called Lloyd," an unconventionally told, meditative documentary celebrating community and professional pride.

Do We Really Need More Fences like Melilla?
INTERVIEW. In "Those Who Jump," directors Moritz Siebert and Estephan Wagner address the complex theme of migration through one simple narrative concept: young men wanting to jump a fence.
Road Trip to Hell

INTERVIEW. Euphoria quickly turned to tragedy for Syrian radio host Obaidah Zytoon, who started filming the Syrian uprising in 2011 and continued during the personal journey she and her friends made through the war-torn country. "The War Show" co-director Andreas Dalsgaard talks about the work involved in turning their story into a film.

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