Six Danish films to Amsterdam

Six Danish documentary films are selected to participate in IDFA, the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (20 Nov–30 November). Danish films are represented in four of the competition programmes. Joris Ivens Competition & Movies That MatterAnders Høgsbro Østergaard and Magic Hour's "Burma VJ – Reporting from a Closed Country", about undercover video journalists who documented the 2007 rebellion in Burma, will compete with 15 other feature length documentaries in the Joris Ivens Competition. "Burma VJ" is also selected for Movies That Matter, a competition programme which selects 10 films related to human rights and human dignity. Silver Wolf CompetitionJanus Metz and Cosmo Doc's "Love on Delivery" is selected for the Silver Wolf Competition. The film is about Thai women who come to Denmark in search of a husband and to support their families back home. At the same time, Metz' second film "Ticket to Paradise", is participating in Reflecting Images: Panorama. This film follows the same Thai women, now in their home country, who dream of the opportunity of marriage in Denmark, and to integrate their children into their new lives and to help other Thai women.Student CompetitionAndreas Koefoed, a student at the National Film School of Denmark, will participate in the IDFA Student Competition with his film "12 Tones Down", about a chorus boy Jorgis whose voice is about to break. "A Day in the Smoke", also a film by Koefoed, will participate in Reflecting Images: Panorama. The film documents life in a café in Cairo.Kids & DocsKoefoed's "12 Tones Down" will also screen in the Kids & Docs programme, together with Anders Gustafsson and Patrik Book's "Little Miss Grown-Up", about Xenia, 13, who is so immersed in helping her solo mother and siblings that it is difficult for her to live the life of a normal teenager. ForumPitching this year at Forum are two films: Ole Bendtsen and Final Cut's "The Believers", a film about Maradona fans, whose relationship to their football idol has a religious dimension. The second film to be pitched is Christoffer Guldbrandsen and Everest Pictures' "The President", a film that follows in the wake of Anders Fogh Rasmussen (Danish Prime Minister), as he steers toward a possible appointment as EU president.For further information:International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, IDFA

DFI fact sheets
Burma VJ – Reporting from a Closed Country
Love on Delivery
Ticket to Paradise
A Day in the Smoke
12 Toner ned
Little Miss Grown-Up

Danish films: IDFA Awards:
2007 Special Mention in IDFA Student Competition

"One Day", Ditte Haarløv Johnsen, National Film School of Denmark,
2006 Joris Ivens Award
"The Monastery", Pernille Rose Grønkjær, Tju-Bang Film
2006 Silver Wolf Award
"Enemies of Happiness", Eva Mulvad, Bastard Film
2006 Silver Cub Award
"Inden for mine øjne", Erlend E. Mo, Magic Hour Films
2001 Joris Ivens Award
"Family", Sami Martin Saif & Phie Ambo, Cinevita
Full overview of participation and awards 2000—Danish Film Institute (DFI)
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