Danish films/Venice, Toronto, San Sebastian

Welcome to the Danish Film Institute's festival website on Danish films at the festivals in Venice, Toronto and San Sebastian 2017. Don't forget to look us up on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and stay connected with #danishfilm.

Winter Brothers

INTERVIEW. Director Hlynur Pálmason went for a blend of beauty and brutality in his debut feature about a young man yearning for love and acceptance. TORONTO Discovery

You Disappear

INTERVIEW. Peter Schønau Fog ponders how neuroscience forces us to rethink ourselves as human beings in his drama starring Nikolaj Lie Kaas and Trine Dyrholm. TORONTO Special Presentation

Team Hurricane

INTERVIEW. Annika Berg's first feature celebrates teenage girls who are not afraid to be loud, vulgar – and vulnerable. VENICE Film Critics Week

The Charmer

INTERVIEW. With his feature film debut, Milad Alami wants to play with our notions of "the stranger." SAN SEBASTIAN New Directors

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. TORONTO Short Cuts


Separate Silences

BRIEF. The hybrid installation combines sensory input and live-action VR to create an experience of slowly waking up after a coma. VENICE Virtual Reality Competition


Nothing Happens

INTERVIEW. The VR project by directors Michelle and Uri Kranot invites you inside a singular universe of snow, black birds, poetry and calm. VENICE Virtual Reality Competition


line-up Venice, Toronto, San Sebastian

OVERVIEW. See which films, including Danish minor co-productions, are off to September's three major festivals.



Pint-Sized Adventurer Goes to Berlin

Pint-Sized Adventurer Goes to Berlin

18.01.18BERLINALE. Jannik Hastrup’s animated feature 'Circleen, Coco and the Wild Rhinoceros' is world premiering in the Berlin Film Festival’s Generation Kplus competition. This is the veteran filmmaker’s...
Feminist Film Hits Home without Raising a Fist

Feminist Film Hits Home without Raising a Fist

15.01.18INTERVIEW. Channelling the #MeToo spirit in her feature debut 'Holiday,' Isabella Eklöf explores the fraught power dynamic between a young woman and her criminal lover. We tend to lay too much blam...
Playing with audiences' imagination

Playing with audiences' imagination

15.01.18INTERVIEW. Gustav Möller's debut feature 'The Guilty' takes audiences on a tense journey without physically leaving one location on screen. Made on a limited budget, the crime thriller springs from...
17 Danish films in Göteborg Line-up

17 Danish films in Göteborg Line-up

10.01.18FESTIVAL. 'The Return,' 'The Charmer' and 'Holiday' will compete for the lucrative Dragon Award for Best Nordic Film at Göteborg Film Festival, starting 26 January. A total of 17 Danish feature fil...
Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

21.12.17Santa has always been at the cutting edge of technology ... Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the Danish Film Institute!
Two films in Berlin Generation

Two films in Berlin Generation

19.12.17BERLIN. The animation film 'The Incredible Story of the Giant Pear' is invited to the Berlin Film Festival's children's film competition Generation Kplus, while the debut film 'Denmark' will be in...
Danish film industry joining forces to improve work environment

Danish film industry joining forces to improve work environment

14.12.17WORK ENVIRONMENT. Eleven organisations from the Danish film and theatre industries recently agreed to work together to ensure a good psychological working environment on theatre, film and TV produc...
Last Men in Aleppo on Oscar shortlist

Last Men in Aleppo on Oscar shortlist

11.12.17OSCARS 2018. 'Last Men in Aleppo' directed by Feras Fayyad is one of the 15 films that made this year's Oscar shortlist for best documentary feature. The five nominees to enter the final Oscar race...
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