In 2006, Danish films received a large number of international and local awards. In all 102 awards were received at international events. These are illustrated on a Google Earth Map. National and international awards are documented in the overview Awards 2006.DFI's Festival Unit works in close liaison with film producers, sales agents and festival directors, coordinating the shipment of prints of Danish films around the world.
During the year, 186 Danish film titles were screened at international festivals, adding up to 857 bookings. Feature film titles totalled 92, and were screened at 227 events. 94 short and documentary film titles were screened at 152 events. These figures are slightly higher when taking local events into consideration.
The TopscorersNiels Arden Oplev's Berlin winner "We Shall Overcome" swept away the largest number of international awards, 23 in all, Anders Thomas Jensen's "Adam's Apples" followed with 12, and Pernille Fischer Christensen's "A Soap", another Berlin winner, brought home 9 awards.
The Danish Bodil and Robert Awards 2007At the Robert Awards presentation, organized by the Danish Film Academy on 4 February 2007, Niels Arden Oplev's "We Shall Overcome" took some 6 awards, which included Best Film, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. Christina Rosendahl's "Triple Dare" won Best Children & Youth Film Award.
The Association of Press Reviewers and Journalists, who organize and present the Bodil Awards, held on 25 February, chose "A Soap" for the Best Film of the year.
Both the Bodil and Robert organizations selected "Gasolin'" as the country's Best Documentary Film of the year, "Babel" as the Best American Film, and Germany's "Das Leben der Anderen" as Best Foreign Film (USA exempt).
For further information
Danish Film Institute (DFI) www.dfi.dk/English
DFI Feature FilmsPernille Munk Skydsgaard, +45 3374 3462, firstname.lastname@example.orgChristian Juhl Lemche, +45 2148 8522, email@example.comDFI Short & Documentary FilmAnne Marie Kürstein, +45 3374 3609, +45 4041 4697, firstname.lastname@example.org
DFI FactsheetsA SoapAdam's ApplesGasolin'Triple DareWe Shall Overcome