Esben Smed is Shooting Star in Berlin

BERLIN 2017. Esben Smed, who takes his first lead in "Amina's Letters" premiering in March, is selected as one of ten European Shooting Stars, the promotional platform for young actresses and actors set up during the Berlinale. Louis Hofmann, who features in Martin Zandvliet's "Land of Mine," is Shooting Star from Germany.

What's next in Danish cinema
UPCOMING. A black comedy by Ole Bornedal, a political thriller by Per Fly, and Danica Curcic as a ballerina. See what's in the pipeline for Danish film in 2017.
Jonas Elmer Filming Children's Film
IN PRODUCTION. Jonas Elmer is in production with the children's film "Jeg er William," based on a bestselling novel by renowned scriptwriter and children's book author Kim Fupz Aakeson. The film is expected to open in theatres in fall 2017.
Last Men in Aleppo to Sundance
FESTIVAL. The documentary "Last Men in Aleppo" will be world premiering at Sundance Film Festival in January. Feras Fayyad and Steen Johannessen have directed the Danish-produced film, which is made in collaboration with Aleppo's independent media centre AMC. Two films co-produced with Danes are also readying for Sundance.
New film hub in Ramallah
INTERNATIONAL. After three years in the works, Palestine's first film workshop, FilmLab: Palestine, has opened in Ramallah. The workshop, initiated in part with Danish support and consultancy, is to contribute to developing a Palestinian film culture and industry.
Short Film Makes Oscar Shortlist
OSCAR 2017. Aske Bang and M&M Productions' "Silent Nights" is one of ten short films on this year's shortlist for an Oscar nomination.
New black comedy from Ole Bornedal
UPCOMING FILM. Ole Bornedal's absurd comedy "Small Town Killers" starring Ulrich Thomsen and Nicolas Bro opens on 12 January.
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.
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