Nominations for Danish documentaries

Two Danish documentary films have received prestigious nominations:

Simone Aaberg Kærn and Magnus Bejmar's "Smiling in a Warzone" is one of the five documentary films nominated for an International Emmy Award. The awards ceremony will take place Monday, 19 November in New York.

Pernille Rose Grønkjær's "The Monastery", currently screening in Danish cinemas, is one of the ten documentary films nominated for a Prix Arte, a section of the European Film Academy (EFA) Awards. The awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, 1 December in Berlin. "The Monastery" is also among the Top 20 films selected to celebrate IDFA's 20th anniversary, taking place at IDFA's festival, 22 November to 2 December.

For further information:

European Film AcademyInternational Emmy Awards 

DFI factsheetsSmiling in a War Zone The Monastery

Danish Film InstituteAnne Marie Kürstein, +45 3374 3609, Vicki Marie Synnott, +45 3374 3438, +45 5054 5011,