The American Film Institute has invited three Danish films to the annual AFI Fest, which takes place in Hollywood, Los Angeles on 1-8 November.
Tobias Lindholm's "A Hijacking" is selected for the New Auteurs section, a competition for first and second-time feature film directors from around the world. "A Hijacking" is Tobias Lindholm's second feature. The film got excellent reviews at its world and North American premiere in Venice and Toronto and won two awards in Abu Dhabi. Tobias Lindholm and producer René Ezra will attend the AFI Fest.
"The Hunt" by Thomas Vinterberg and "A Royal Affair" by Nikolaj Arcel are selected for the World Cinema section which showcases the most anticipated and prize-winning international films of the year. Earlier this year, "A Royal Affair" two Silver Bears, and "The Hunt" won the Best Actor Award in Cannes. Both films are in US distribution with Magnolia Pictures. "A Royal Affair" is released theatrically on November 9 and is Denmark's entry for the Foreign Language Oscar nominations 2013.
AFI Fest partners with The American Film Market (AFM), which runs from 31 October-7 November. As the largest motion picture trade event in the world, AFM draws leading film professionals from around the globe and is an important showcase for films entering the American market.
In addition to the three Danish films, two minor co-productions are in the line-up: Sally Potter' British-Danish "Ginger & Rosa" is selected for the Special Screenings, and Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning's Norwegian-Danish "Kon-Tiki", which is Norway's Oscar candidate, for the World Cinema section.
"A Hijacking" is produced by René Ezra and Tomas Radoor for Nordisk Film. "A Royal Affair" is produced by Louise Vesth, Sisse Graum Jørgensen and Meta Louise Foldager for Zentropa. "The Hunt" is produced by Morten Kaufmann and Sisse Graum Jørgensen for Zentropa. All with support from the Danish Film Institute.