The Great Bird Race / Fuglejagten

Christian Dyekjær (DK, 2012)

Fuglejagten (Christian Dyekjær, DK, 2012)
Foto: Jens Juncker-Jensen

12-year-old Victor and his father attend the Annual Ornithology Competition, where Victor wants to prove his worth by spotting the rarest bird and win 1st prize ¿ for his father's sake. Victor's plan seems realistic, since last year's winner, Daniel, has a broken leg and is unable to attend. But Daniel shows up unexpectedly and now the match intensifies.

CategoryDK/Feature - Children's films

Basic information

Danish titleFuglejagten
Other titlesTwitcherne
Director of PhotographyMorten Søborg
Production designerBenjamin Salomon
Danish theatrical release07.06.2012
Production countryDenmark
Dialogue languageDanish
Duration92 min.
Production companyNimbus Film
With support fromDet Danske Filminstitut
International saleLevelK / Gammel Kongevej 137 / Over gården, 3. / DK-1850 Frederiksberg C / t +45 4844 3072 / tine.klint@levelk.dk / www.levelk.dk
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Additional information

Danish ratingNot recommended for children under 7

Full credits

Direction
Christian Grønvall1st assistant director
Jette TermannChildren's coach
Jette TermannExtras supervisor
Ann-Louise Klit Broholm HansenExtras coordinator
Kristina PedersenExtras coordinator
Script
Per FlyScript consultant
Anders Frithiof AugustScript consultant
Production
Maja DyekjærProducer
Christina Pind RasmussenProduction coordinator
Martin BaggerLocation manager
Antony CastleUnit manager
Mikkel Damkiær PedersenLocation assistant
Palle GraubækLocation assistant
Christian Kühn FeddersenLocation assistant
Aksel ToftRunner
Jamie RyanRunner
Caroline EybyeProducer's assistant
Mille BjørkeProducer's assistant
Mia Bang StenbergPost-production supervisor
Tine Højgaard NielsenPost-producton coordinator
Cinematography
Morten SøborgCinematography
Xaver Kringer1st assistant camera
Søren PedersenVideo assistant
Derek Gilbert ZachoVideo assistant
Jan Tandrup PetersenNature photographer
Henry E. WilliamsBest boy grip
Anders ElgaardHelicopter photographer
Thomas KristensenHelicopter photographer
Stills
Jens Juncker-JensenStill photographer
Christian GeisnæsStill photographer
Electrical dept.
Jacob MarlowGaffer
Noah LynnerupBest boy
David MedinaBest boy
Jacob HoffmannBest boy
Editing
Thomas Daneskov MikkelsenAssistant editor
Music
Richard HeinConductor
Jan HolznerMusical recording
Production design
Benjamin SalomonProduction designer
Tobias TømmingProperty master
Simon Koefoed SchwartzProperty assistant
Wardrobe
Pernille HolmCostume designer
Rebecca RichmondCostume on set
Emilie HolmCostume assistant
Sound
Allan HolmbergSound recordist
Jens de Place BjørnB-sound designer
Per Dybdal JensenB-sound designer
Torben GreveFoley artist
Michael DelaB-sound designer
Visual effects
Ian BachVFX supervisor
Tine NikaliCompositing
Asbjørn AndersenCompositing
Rasmus ToftConforming
Martin MadsenVisual effects
Dann SandgreenVisual effects
Peter DiemarColorist
Peter HjorthVisuel supervisor
Benny BoxGraphic design
Tonny MadsenPoster artwork
Appearance
Jesper AsholtSten Olsen
Nicolas BroMorten
Anders HoveVan der Saar
Kresten AndersenMogens Nymann
Lasse Leo EhnSvensker
Simon Selin SkjoldborgVan der Saar som barn
Sebastian KleinDokumentar voice-over
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Awards and nominations

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Award Year Festivals
Best Film:
Christian Dyekjær
2013 Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival 2013

Festival screenings

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Festivals Festival date
Athens Olympia Int. Film Festival For Children and Young People 02-12-2017
BUSTER 14-09-2015
Riga International Film Festival 02-12-2014
Oulu Int. Children's Film Festival 18-11-2013
Mumbai Golden Elephant International Childrens Film Festival 14-11-2013
Minsk International Film Festival Listapad 01-11-2013
Sheffield Showcomotion, The Show Room Cinema 06-07-2013
Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 27-05-2013
Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival 23-04-2013
Stockholm Film Festival Junior 15-04-2013
Malmö, BUFF 11-03-2013
Antwerpen European Youth FF of Flanders 09-02-2013
Athens Olympia Int. Film Festival For Children and Young People 01-12-2012
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 13-11-2012
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 31-10-2012
London Film Festival 10-10-2012
Rimouski Carrousel Int. Youth F.F. 23-09-2012
Giffoni Film Festival 14-07-2012
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Registration of festival participation and awards

The Danish Film Institute registers international festival participation and awards for Danish films, though primarily for films whose festival distribution is handled by the Danish Film Institute, and primarily in connection with festivals prioritised by the Danish Film Institute. Festival participation and awards regarding Danish films that are not handled through the Danish Film Institute's festival distribution will only be registered in connection with "launch" festivals, according to the Danish Film Institute's list of priority festivals. See the list of priority festivals.

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Press material

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THE GREAT BIRD RACE. Director Christian Dyekjær Photo: Portrait of director Christian Dyekjær
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THE GREAT BIRD RACE. Producer Anders Toft Andersen Photo: Portrait of producer Anders Toft Andersen
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THE GREAT BIRD RACE. Producer Maja Dyekjær Giese Photo: Kirsten Bille. Portrait of producer Maja Dyekjær Giese
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THE GREAT BIRD RACE. Still 1 Photo: Jens Juncker-Jensen
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THE GREAT BIRD RACE. Still 2 Photo: Jens Juncker-Jensen
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THE GREAT BIRD RACE. Still 3 Photo: Christian Geisnæs
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THE GREAT BIRD RACE. Still 4 Photo: Jens Juncker-Jensen
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Reviews and articles

Varia (Børsen - Durr, 15 June 2012)

Anmeldelse (BT - Lind, 7 June 2012)

Anmeldelse (Berlingske Tidende - Sauntved, 7 June 2012)

Anmeldelse (Ekstra Bladet - Queitsch, 7 June 2012)

Anmeldelse (Information - Monggaard, 7 June 2012)

Anmeldelse (Kristeligt Dagblad - Hermansen, 7 June 2012)

Anmeldelse (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten - Sommer Boysen, 7 June 2012)

Anmeldelse (Politiken - Sonne, 7 June 2012)

Varia (BT - Andersen, 4 June 2012)

Varia (BT - Andersen, 4 June 2012)

Anmeldelse (Weekendavisen - Winther, 1 June 2012)

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