Kaspar Rostrup's feature film A Place Nearby, produced by Nordisk Films, has been recommended to the Academy Award nominations' committee, and has now a chance of being nominated one of the five films in the category of Best Foreign Language Film. The Oscar presentation is scheduled for Sunday, 25 March 2001. This decision was reached by a group of representatives from the Danish film sector - Association of Danish Film & TV-Producers, Danish Directors Association, Danish Film and TV-Workers' Union, Association of Danish Cinematographers, Association of Danish Screenwriters and the Danish Film Institute. Kaspar Rostrup's work has already been received with enthusiasm in Hollywood: A Place Nearby was awarded European Film Award at Hollywood Film Festival in August 2000, and Rostrup's previous feature film Waltzing Regitze was one of the five foreign films nominated for an Academy Award in 1990. During the last months A Place Nearby has participated in numerous festivals, most recently in South Korea at the Pusan International Film Festival. In November 2000 it will be shown at the London Film Festival.
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