Two Danish films have
been selected for the competition at the 25th Clermont-Ferrand Short Film
Festival which will take place from 31 January to 8 February, 2003:
Claus Schrøder Nielsen's "The Tunnel" is a 20 minute fiction film about
a psychiatric patient's perception of reality. Produced by Fixionfilm at
the Danish Film Institute Video Workshop in Haderslev.
"This Charming Man", directed by Martin Strange-Hansen and produced by
M & M Productions for Short Fiction Film Denmark, is a 31 minute
fiction film about a man who switches identity in the hopes of winning the
heart of the woman whom he loved during his youth. Strange-Hansen's former
short fiction, his graduation film from the National Film School of
Denmark, "Feeding Desire", won Best Short Fiction Award at Odense in 2001
and an Oscar at the Student Academy Awards 2002.
Two films will be screened at the market: Pernille Fischer Christenen's
"Habibti My Love", about a cross-cultural love relationship and its
consequences. Produced by Nimbus Film for Short Fiction Film Denmark,
"Habibti" won the Best Short Fiction Award at Odense 2002. International
sales are handled by TV 2/Danmark.
The second film is Lejf Magnusson's "Angeli", an animated film on hope,
fear and myth in a cardiovascular ward, a film in which the visuals and
the music intertwine and assume a dynamic fluidity. Marcussen is recipient
of top awards from the Ottawa and Annecy festivals. International sales
are handled by Trust Film Sales.
The Clermont-Ferrand International Festival competition includes some
70 films from approximately 50 countries.
For further information contact the Danish Film Institute:
International FestivalsShort films &
DocumentariesAnne-Marie Kürstein t +45 3374 3609 / m +45 4041 4697 /
firstname.lastname@example.orgAnnette Lønvang t
+45 3374 3556 / m 2148 8522 / email@example.comPress
& Information Vicki Synnott +45 3374 3438 / firstname.lastname@example.org