Press release16.01.2004 Lizette Gram, festival manager at the Danish Film Institute (DFI), reports that 2003 was an excellent year in regard to honours received by Danish films at festivals worldwide. Danish features were in focus at the biggest European events of 2003: among them the international film festivals at Cannes, San Sebastian and Karlovy Vary. Danish films also speckled the nomination programme for the European Academy Awards. The reputation of Danish cinema was also reinforced on the American continent, at The Hamptons in New York, Mar del Plata in Buenos Aires and Montevideo Divercine in Uruguay. Below is a selection of Danish titles that have won awards in 2003. For further information: Danish Film InstituteLizette Gram, 3374 3506, email@example.comVicki Synnott, 3374 3438, firstname.lastname@example.org
A SELECTION OF INTERNATIONAL AWARDS FOR DANISH FEATURE FILMS 2003 THE BOY WHO WANTED TO BE A BEAR, Jannik Hastrup, 2003 Berlin, KinderfilmFestSpecial Mention Chicago, International Children's Film FestivalChildren's Jury 1st Prize AnimationAdult Jury 1st Prize Animation Gijon International Film Festival for ChildrenChildren's Jury 1st Prize Montevideo, DivercineGran Premio GuriUNICEF Award Best Director DOGVILLE, Lars von Trier, 2003 Berlin, European Film Academy AwardsEuropean Director 2003 (Lars von Trier)European Cinematographer 2003 (Anthony Dod Mantle) Haugesund, Norwegian International Film FestivalNorwegian Film Critics Award CHARLIE BUTTERFLY, Dariusz Steiness, 2002 Madrid, ImagenBest Innovative Cinematography FACING THE TRUTH, Nils Malmros, 2002 Buenos Aires, Mar del Plata International Film FestivalFIPRESCI Special Mention Sochi, International Film FestivalJury's Special Award INHERITANCE, Per Fly, 2003 Haugesund, Norwegian International Film FestivalNorwegian Film Critics Special Mention Lübeck, Nordic Film DaysNDR Promotion Award San Sebastian, International Film FestivalJury Award Best Screenplay (Dorte Høgh, Kim Leona, Mogens Rukow, Per Fly) LITTLE BIG GIRL, Morten Køhlert, 2002 Antwerp, European Youth Film Festival of FlandersChildren's Jury 1st Prize Laon, International Film Festival for Young PeoplePrix CIFEJ Audience Award Sochi, International Children & Youth Film FestivalBest Young Actress (Sarah Juel Werner) Toronto, Sprockets International Film Festival for Young PeopleChildren's Jury 1st Prize Würzburg, International Film WeekendChildren's Jury's Best Film OLD, NEW BORROWED AND BLUE, Natasha Arthy, 2003 Karlovy Vary, International Film FestivalBest Actor (Björn Kjellman) OPEN HEARTS, Susanne Bier, 2003 Rouen, Festival du Cinema NordiqueFilm Critics AwardBest Actor (Mads Mikkelsen) RECONSTRUCTION, Christoffer Boe, 2003 Cannes, International Film FestivalCamera d'Or (Best Feature Film Debut) Cannes, Semaine de la CritiqueLabel Regards Jeune (Best Feature Film) Haugesund, Norwegian International Film FestivalAmanda Award for Nordic Debut 2003 San Sebastian, International Film FestivalFIPRESCI, New Director of the Year SKAGERRAK, Søren Kragh-Jacobsen, 2003 Moscow, International Film FestivalAudience Award Best Feature Film SOMEONE LIKE HODDER, Henrik Ruben Genz, 2003 Chicago, International Children's Film FestivalAdult Jury 1st Prize Feature Film London, International Film FestivalSatyajit Ray Award for Best Children's Feature Film Poznan, Ale Kino! International Children's Film FestivalGrand Prix, Golden Goats Award Best Film Silver Golden Goats Award Original Screenplay Zlin International Film Festival for Children & YouthFICC Jury AwardDon Quijote Award STEALING REMBRANDT, Jannik Johansen, 2003 Courmayeur, Film NoirBest Acting Ensemble Award SEND MORE CANDY, Cæcilia Holbek Trier, 2001 Buenos Aires, International Film Festival for ChildrenJury's Special Mention WALLAH BE, Pia Bovin, 2002 Amsterdam, CinekidJury 1st Prize Berlin, KinderfilmFest Adult Jury 1st Prize Chicago, International Children's Film FestivalAdult Jury 2nd Prize
Montevideo, DivercineAudience AwardUNICEF Award WILBUR WANTS TO KILL HIMSELF, Lone Scherfig, 2002 Bordeaux, International Film Festival for WomenBest Actress (Shirley Henderson) Emden, International Film FestivalAudience Award Hamptons, Film Festival Audience Award: Best Foreign Film Troia, International Film FestivalBest Actor (Jamie Sives)FIPRESCI Award Vallodolid, International Film FestivalBest Actor (Jamie Sives)
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