BUSTER FESTIVAL. This weekend Denmark's number one festival for young audiences launched its 11th edition. BUSTER also hosts media workshops and a competition for young filmmakers.

Over the next ten days the BUSTER festival invites young audiences from age 3 and up to experience more than 160 films from around the world. 

The 11th edition of Denmark's number one festival for children and young people boasts, as always, a strong international programme in both fiction and documentary. The youth section kicked off with a sneak premiere of the new Danish 3D animation "Ronal the Barbarian", and the section includes a rare retrospective of films by Danish youth film's grand old man, Søren Kragh-Jacobsen.

BUSTERmedielab2010 From last year's Media Lab. Photo: BUSTER

Hand-on and talent competition

For the second year running, BUSTER has set up a media lab where school classes are offered a hands-on approach to production processes and storytelling techniques in, say, video games, animation, set design and more.

Also during the festival, a competition for young filmmakers, OREGON, names the best productions among a lineup of 52 films which have been selected earlier this year at regional competitions. Three days of workshops, film screenings and talks by renowned filmmakers culminate in the final awards ceremony on 18 September.


BUSTER is supported by the Danish Film Institute and is part of Copenhagen Film Festivals, a fund embracing the two other major festivals in Copenhagen, CPH:DOX and CPH PIX. 

35.000 guests attended the 2010 edition. Festival director is Füsun Eriksen.  

BUSTER International Film Festival for Chidren & Youth 15-25 September 2011