In all 18 Danish short fiction and documentary films will be showcased at Nordic Panorama, the annual event drawing filmmakers, distributors, financiers and cinema-lovers to one of the Nordic centres, this time Rejkjavik, Iceland.
Other highlights are Olavi Linna's short fiction "Restless in Paradise", which will celebrate its international premiere in the documentary competition together with Mads Brügger's "The Red Chapel", a worldwide sales hit and competitor at Hot Docs Toronto. And Rúnar Rúnarsson's short fiction "Anna" will open the festival.
The programme New Nordic Voices includes Saskia Bisps documentary film "Nobody Passes Perfectly", which looks at redefining gender. Produced under the wing of the talent development scheme New Danish Screen.
Danish film in the three competitive programmes
Best Nordic Short Film:
"Anna" by Rúnar Rúnarsson
"Beast" by Lars Pedersen Arendt
"Cathrine" by Mads Matthiesen
"Lars and Peter" by Daniel Borgman
"Mirror" by Joachim Ladefoged
"Pinly & Flau - Popcorn & Periods" by Martin Strange-Hansen
"Sheep" by Frederikke Aspöck
"Sun Shine" by Alice de Champfleury
"The Sylpphid" by Dorte Bengtson
Best Nordic Documentary:
"Black Heart" by Ada Bligaard Søby
"Burma VJ— Reporting from a Closed Country" by Anders Østergaard
"Let's Be Together" by Nanna Frank Møller
"Restless in Paradise" by Olavi Linna
"Side By Side" by Christian Sønderby Jepsen
"The Red Chapel" by Mads Brügger
New Nordic Voices Compeition:
"How they Dance" by Jesper Ravn
"Nobody Passes Perfectly" by Saskia Bisp
"The World's most Beautiful Man" by Anders Anders!
Four Danish docs pitching at Nordic Forum
"Best Bad Boy"
Director Jon Bang Carlsen
Producer Poul Erik Lindeborg/ Kamoli Films
"Blood in the Mobile"
Director Frank Piasecki Poulsen
Producer Ole Tornbjerg/ Koncern TV og Filmproduktion
"Doing the Right Thing"
Director Camilla Nielsson
Producer Henrik Veileborg/ Upfront Films
Director Pernille Rose Grønkjær
Producer Sigrid Helene Dyekjær/ Nimbus Film