16.09.2005 On the occasion of the 16th Cartoon Forum, in Kolding, Jutland (21-24 September), the Danish Film Institute's magazine FILM #46 is dedicated to an overview of animation film in Denmark. This special issue is in English. FILM #46 includes interviews with key persons in the industry as well as the creative underbelly. From A. Film, who have grown into one of Europe's leading animation studios, producing the successful 3D "Terkel in Trouble" and coproducing "Asterix and the Vikings", to Denmark's grand old man of animation, Jannik Hastrup, whose feature length animations, with their socio-political comment, have been sold worldwide. From Liller Møller and Maria Mac Dalland, two of Hastrup's apprentices, who animate from home, to Anders Morgethaler and Sarita Christensen, director and producer on the hardcore "Princess" at the Zentropa Grrrr studio. FILM #46 also talks to students from the National Film School of Denmark, whose focus is on good stories and low budgets. Also interviewed is Gunnar Wille, the director of the School's animation programme, who discusses its student profile; and Morten Thorning, director of the Animation Workshop in Viborg, who talks about the workshop's four-year bachelor programme. Another focus of FILM #46 is on the computer games sector in Denmark, which began in the nineties with the success of "Hugo the Troll", followed by "Hitman" in 2000, and now in 2005 two big productions are ready for release: "Hitman: Blood Money" and "HCA - The Ugly Prince Duckling".
FILM is published by the Danish Film Institute (DFI). Eight magazines are issued annually, three are in English and published prior to the festivals at Cannes, Amsterdam and Berlin. For further information: FILM #46 Special Issue/ Animationwww.dfi.dk/sitemod/moduler/index.asp?pid=6020 Cartoon Forumwww.cartoon-media.be/FORUM/1_Event.htm Kolding Cartoon Festivalwww.kolding.dk/cartoon/0032276.asp Cartoon ForumProducer Marie Bro, 2031 3181, email@example.comEditors of DFI's FILM-magazineAgnete Dorph Stjernfelt, 3374 3505, firstname.lastname@example.orgSusanna Neimann, 3374 3559, email@example.com
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