Danish films / Cannes 2017

Welcome to the Danish Film Institute's festival website on Danish films at the Cannes Festival 2017 running 17-28 May.
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Ditte Milsted

INTERVIEW. Ditte Milsted, ready to network in Cannes, is thrilled about the role she and Profile Pictures have been playing in Danish film in recent years. Producer on the Move


A Drowning Man

INTERVIEW. Life as a refugee is a recurring theme in the films by Mahdi Fleifel, who wants to deepen our understanding of our common humanity. Short Films Competition


Claes Bang in The Square

INTERVIEW. The Danish actor takes centre stage in Ruben Östlund's Cannes competitor "The Square."


Separate Silences

BRIEF. The hybrid installation combines sensory input and live-action VR to create an experience of slowly waking up after a coma. Cannes Marché Next / VR Experience


Teenage Jesus

BRIEF. Marie Grahtø Sørensen's first-feature project is among the 15 films to pitch at the Cannes Festival's co-production forum. Cinéfondation / L'Atelier


Screening times in Cannes

OVERVIEW. Find the full list of Danish films and their screening times at the Cannes festival and market.



Claus Ladegaard Is the Danish Film Institute’s New CEO

Claus Ladegaard Is the Danish Film Institute’s New CEO

05.12.17The DFI Board has decided to appoint Claus Ladegaard as its new CEO starting 1 January 2018.
Hitting the mark internationally

Hitting the mark internationally

01.12.17COLLABORATION. Danish producers are increasingly aiming to find original projects when looking for international partners, says Noemi Ferrer Schwenk, international producer at the Danish Film Insti...
First Film from 41Shadows

First Film from 41Shadows

30.11.17IN PRODUCTION. Thomas Borch Nielsen and Kirsten Skytte in November started filming their adaptation of Bjarne Reuter’s 'Kaptajn Bimse & Goggeletten,' the first Danish feature film production from 4...
Two Danish debut features selected for Sundance

Two Danish debut features selected for Sundance

30.11.17FESTIVAL. Gustav Möller's 'The Guilty' and Isabella Eklöf's 'Holiday' are making their world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January. The two debut features will be competing in the World...
Danish WWI drama set to shoot

Danish WWI drama set to shoot

27.11.17NEW FEATURE. Kasper Torsting is helming Fridthjof Film’s new epic drama 'War & Love,' based on a true story from World War I.Filmtilknytninger: Kasper Torsting 154429. Ronnie Fridthjof 151175. Fri...
New awards celebrating European animation

New awards celebrating European animation

27.11.17ANIMATION. European animation will have its own awards show when the European Animation Awards roll out the red carpet for the first time on 8 December. Producer Marie Bro of Dansk Tegnefilm, who i...
Two Danish talents among IDFA winners

Two Danish talents among IDFA winners

23.11.17IDFA. Simon Lereng Wilmont's 'The Distant Barking of Dogs' was honoured with the First Appearance Award at Wednesday's IDFA prize fest, while director Trine Laier's first game project 'Cosmic Top S...
Uncompromising First Features Win International Acclaim

Uncompromising First Features Win International Acclaim

20.11.17DEBUT FILMS. Big ambitions and limited budgets go hand in hand for the creative teams behind "Charmøren" and "Vinterbrødre." As they await their release in Denmark, there is no shortage of internat...
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