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.

The War Show wins Venice Days Award
AWARDS. Andreas Dalsgaard and Obaidah Zytoon's Syrian road trip "The War Show" wins the top prize at Venice Days, while Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson's coming-of-age drama "Heartstone" takes home the Biennale's LGBT award. Three Danish co-productions are also among this year's winners. Watch trailers below
The Truth behind the Headlines
INTERVIEW. Brian McGinn and Rod Blackhurst explore our cultural fascination with true crime in a film about the notorious trial of Amanda Knox, who was initially found guilty of stabbing her roommate to death in 2007. "Amanda Knox" is backed by Danish producer Mette Heide, whose experience making films about sensitive stories made her the perfect match for the project, the American director duo says. Toronto Film Festival 2016
The War Show opens Venice Days
FESTIVAL. "The War Show" is the opening film of the Venice Film Festival's independent sidebar Venice Days, starting 31 August. Discover how 300 hours of footage were transformed into a highly personal road trip through Syria's Arab Spring.
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.
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