Danish films at Sundance, Göteborg and Rotterdam

FESTIVALS. Danish films are well represented at both Sundance and the film festivals in Göteborg and Rotterdam. Read on for an overview of the new Danish films traversing the festival circuit.

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Jeppe Rønde's debut feature "Bridgend" celebrates its premiere in Rotterdam.

Short films, documentaries, animated films and feature film debuts: a rich variation of new Danish films is represented at several festivals, including Sundance Film Festival and the international film festivals in Göteborg and Rotterdam. Scroll down for the full overview.

Documentaries

Danish documentary is thriving, as seen last at the support for CPH:DOX as well as the Danish documentaries present at IDFA 2014.

At this year's Sundance, Michael Madsen's "The Visit" celebrates its world premiere. Along with "Pervert Park" by Frida Barkfors and Lasse Barkfors – a Swedish-Danish co-production – it will be competing in the World Cinema Documentary section. Also selected for Sundance is Jakob Maqe's animated "Tupilaq," taking part in the Short Film programme.

"Pervert Park" is also competing in the Dragon Award Best Nordic Documentary section at the film festival in Göteborg. It will be joined by Camilla Nielsson's "Democrats" and Joshua Oppenheimer's "The Look of Silence."

Laurits Flensted-Jensen's "Snow" will be competing at the International Film Festival Rotterdam for a Tiger award at the As Long As It Takes: Shorts section. 

Feature films and short fictions

Michael Noer's third feature film "Key House Mirror" opened the festival in Göteborg, competing in the Dragon Award Best Nordic Film section with Samanou Acheche Sahlström's debut feature "In Your Arms."

Jeppe Rønde's debut feature film "Bridgend" not only competes for the Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award in Sweden; the film celebrates its world premiere at the film festival in Rotterdam, competing for the Tiger award, the main competition.

Selected for Nordic Light in the coastal city are feature films "Speed Walking" by Niels Arden Oplev and "Flow" by Fenar Ahmad as well as the short fictions "Baby" by Camilla Ramonn and "Brothers in Arms" by Cav Bøgelund.

Here is the full list of Danish films at Sundance, Rotterdam and Göteborg:

Sundance Film Festival

World Cinema Documentary Competition

  • "The Visit" by Michael Madsen
  • "Pervert Park" by Frida Barkfors and Lasse Barkfors

Short Film programme

  • "Tupilaq" by Jakob Maqe

International Film Festival Rotterdam

Tiger Award

  • "Bridgend" by Jeppe Rønde

Spectrum Premiere / Big Screen Award

  • "Key House Mirror" by Michael Noer
As Long As It Takes: Shorts
  • "Snow" by Laurits Flensted-Jensen

Live

  • "Speed Walking" by Niels Arden Oplev

Göteborg International Film Festival

Dragon Award Best Nordic Film

  • "Key House Mirror" by Michael Noer
  • "In Your Arms" by Samanou Acheche Sahlstrøm

Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award

  • "Bridgend" by Jeppe Rønde

Gala Screening

  • "A Second Chance" by Susanne Bier
  • "Silent Heart" by Bille August

Dragon Award Best Nordic Documentary

  • "Democrats" by Camilla Nielsson
  • "The Look of Silence" by Joshua Oppenheimer
  • "Pervert Park" by Frida Barkfors and Lasse Barkfors

Nordic Light

  • "Speed Walking" by Niels Arden Oplev
  • "Flow" by Fenar Ahmad
  • "The Circus Dynasty" by Anders Riis-Hansen
  • "The Newsroom – Off the Record" by Mikala Krogh
  • "The Arms Drop" by Andreas Koefoed
  • "Brothers in Arms" by Cav Bøgelund
  • "Baby" by Camilla Ramonn

Europa, Europa

  • "1989" by Anders Østergaard

Festival websites

Sundance Film Festival / 22 January – 1 February

International Film Festival Rotterdam / 21 January – 1 February

Göteborg Film Festival / 23 January – 2 February

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