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An international jury composed of personalities from the world of cinema and of art, has judged the films in competition from the Official Selection. Milos Forman, was the president, serving side by side with Gabriele Muccino, Gae Aulenti, Jean-Loup Dabadie, Pavel Lungin and Senta Berger.The international jury has awarded:- The Golden Marc'Aurelio Jury Award for Best Film: Brotherskab / Brotherhood by Nicolo Donato- The Silver Marc'Aurelio Jury Award for Best Actress:Helen Mirren for The Last St...

Interview with Martin Pieter Zandvliet the director of Applause.

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Image: Martin Pieter Zandvliet (right) with his leading lady Paprika Steen Applause, the impressive debut feature from Danish director Martin Pieter Zandvliet, tells the story of Thea, an acclaimed actress attempting to reconnect with her two young sons whilst recovering from alcoholism. Atmospherically shot and admirably economical in its storytelling, the film is anchored by a stunning lead performance from veteran actress Paprika Steen (Festen, Open Hearts, The Idiots). We caught up ...

Coffee With...Stellan Skarsgard

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Katrin Cartridge Foundation on Sarajevo Film Festival, awarded young film director and producer Juanita Wilson with Katrin Cartlidge Fondation Scholarship, handed over by Swedish actor with an international career Stellan Skarsgard, for her film „The Door“ that features great Chernobyl tragedy in Russia.  Talking about Katrin Cartlidge Foundation Stellan explained the decision to award the Foundation scholarship to Juanita Wilson for the film „The Door“. “I saw her film couple of mont...

What Write My Essay Services Can Offer on Dogma Cinema

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In 1995, Danish directors Lars von Trier, Thomas Vinterberg, Soren Kragh-Jacobsen and Kristian Levrin signed a manifesto that declared the birth of Dogma Cinema. Dogma Cinema is basically anything that isn't what a commercial film is all about: hand-held camera is used, there's no artificial lighting, and all the actors don't have previous acting experience. The result is unrestricted creativity and cinema in the raw. It was the case with Lars von Trier, as his films are considered...

In competition: "Antechrist" by Lars Von Trier

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About the film: Today's in-Competition presentation of Antichrist is the occasion for the Danish director and veteran of many Cannes Festivals Lars von Trier to return. In 2000, Von Trier walked away with the Palme d'Or for Dancers in the Dark, and in 1996, he obtained the Grand Prix du Jury for Breaking the Waves. Europa garnered a Prix du Jury in 1991. To round out the history of the awards, Element of Crime (1984) was given the Grand Prix de la Commission Supérieure Techniqu...

The Antichrist Preview: More than a Smattering of Blood

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 Brian Johnson of Macleans.ca blog said it best that "This is not your daddy's chain-saw massacre."  Walking into The Antichrist, Danish bad-boy Lars Von Trier's latest shocker for Cannes audiences, no one expects a fairy-tale.  What you get however pushes the limits of gruesomely disturbing. [warning: spoiler alert. bigger warning: really gruesome  and pardon me but fucked-up movie] The film tells the story of an unnamed couple- played by Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbour...

Europa, Europa-Felix Takes the Danes

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For his "coming of age", the European Film Award- formerly known as Felix- has come for the first time to Scandinavia, to the lovely and lively -but horribly expensive- fairy tale capital of Denmark, home of the world's oldest, continuous monarchy - representatives of which will royally grace the 21st EFA Ceremony on- perhaps aptly enough- St Nicholas's Day (or December 6th for humbug-free non-believers and infidels, though I must chose my words carefully in multi-culti København). This compact...

SHOOTING STARS as presenters for EFA Ceremony

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SHOOTING STARS as presenters for European Film Awards Ceremony Eight of Europe's best actors, who were named as SHOOTING STARS at the Berlinale in previous years, will serve as presenters at the 21st European Film Awards (EFA) ceremony in Copenhagen on the 6th of December. Introduced not long ago in Berlin as newcomers to the world's film scene, they are now sought-after names internationally, ready to be ambassadors for European cinema at the EFA ceremony this year. As of 1998, the SHOOTING STA...

EFA - Prix Eurimages

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For the second time this year’s European Film Awards will include the presentation of the Prix Eurimages, an award acknowledging the decisive position which co-production occupies within the European film industry. This reward for European co-producers is presented by Eurimages, the support fund of the Council of Europe for co-production, distribution, exhibition and digitisation of European cinematographic works, and once again patron of the European Film Academy.This year’s honour will go ...

Valhalla Rising as Youtube Diary with nice girl in front

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Hi there - my first post on fest21! Yihaaaaaa ;-)Just want to tell that i searched for "Valhalla Rising" (the new internationally action/horror-movie of vikings finding America) on youtube and found nothing but a videoblog from the set. A nice young girl - the directors assistant - is publishing the videos on youtube. Its pretty cool and I look forward to see some more - especially because I'm a BIG fan of the danish actor Mads Mikkelsen(Casino Royal, Eastern Promises and King Arthur...

Worlds apart Film In Focus at Festroia

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One of the strong contenders for the Festroia Golden Dolphin grand prize is the competition film WORLDS APART from Danish director Niels Arden Oplev. The film, which is based on a true story, is a compelling story of a young teenage girl, whose family are committed Jehova´s Witnesses, who falls in love with a "non-believer".Young actress Rosaline Mynster gives a passionate performance as Sara, a budding teenager who must fight the temptations of sex and partying that do not gel with her religio...

Film In Focus: WORLDS APART

Thursday, June 12------One of the strong contenders for the Festroia Golden Dolphin grand prize is the competition film WORLDS APART from Danish director Niels Arden Oplev. The film, which is based on a true story, is a compelling story of a young teenage girl, whose family are committed Jehova´s Witnesses, who falls in love with a "non-believer".Young actress Rosaline Mynster gives a passionate performance as Sara, a budding teenager who must fight the temptations of sex and partying...

Picture Europe!: European film event in Copenhagen

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For the first time the European film event Picture Europe! The best of European Cinema is set in Copenhagen. From 12th – 18th March eleven very different films can be seen on the screens of the Grand Teatret, followed by a discussion with the films’ directors and actors. Under the motto “Let’s see what’s happening at the neighbours!” audiences get a unique opportunity to see what is happening film-wise in their neighbouring countries and can take part in an exceptional voyage through...

Danes Descend On London

Friday, October 12-----------The Danes are coming, the Danes are coming!!!!  Following impressive line-ups in previous years, Danish cinema once again has a strong and diverse presence at The Times bfi 51st London Film Festival 2007. Seven films have been selected as part of this year’s program, including four features, two animated shorts for younger audiences, and one short film. Denmark ’s world-renowned production company Zentropa Films (which launced the Dogme revolution and produced t...

Silent Films Speak At Brooklyn Academy of Music

 Monday, September 8----------From October 18–21, BAMcinématek, the repertory film program at the Brooklyn Academy of Music Rose Cinemas will present the  Pordenone Silent Film Weekend,  featuring highlights from the legendary Pordenone Silent Film Weekend in Italy, the world's most prestigious film festival devoted to the art of the silent cinema.  The series, which is celebrating its sixth anniversary at BAM, focuses this year on the early silent classics from the Danish film studio ...

Lifetime Achievement Award for Per Holst at Copenhagen

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At the gala opening of Copenhagen International Film Festival 2007 film producer Per Holst will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award. Per Holst will be given the award for his contribution to the Danish film industry for over 40 years. Extract from the motivation speech"...Tonight we celebrate someone with a unique talent for both helping a project spring to life and a cunning gift for taking it all the way to the big screen, a producer and an inextinguishable fiery soul, who have had a major i...

The Danish Film Fest returns to LA early October

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The Danish Film Fest: LA returns to Los Angeles October 4-11 to celebrate the richness of the Danish storytelling tradition, as well as expose the culture’s unique Nordic lifestyle to an international audience, it was announced by Festival Founders and filmmakers Lene Pels Jørgensen and Christian Ditlev Bruun. Presented by the Scandinavian American Arts Foundation in collaboration with the Royal Danish Embassy, Washington and the Danish Trade Commission, Los Angeles, this year’s event wil...

Human Rights Watch Film Festival Starts This Weekend

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Wednesday, June 13--------With the US at war in Iraq and Afghanistan, the crumbling situation in the Middle East and our own citizens rights under fire in the homeland, the films of this year's Human Rights Watch International Film Festival are simply required viewing for informed New Yorkers. The humanitarian group Human Rights Watch and the Film Society of Lincoln Center will celebrate the courage, resourcefulness and advocacy of the many filmmakers who tackle the world’s most pressing...

Ten Films Compete For Sterling Award

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 Friday, June 15------The Main Competition section of SILVERDOCS consists of 10 documentary features, all competing for the coveted Sterling Award. The films represent some of the most innovative, provocative and compelling non-fiction films of the year. Jurors determining the prizes include: Liesl Copland, head of acquisitions of Red Envelope Entertainment, the newly created original content division of Netflix; Matt Dentler, the Producer of the South by Southwest Film Conference & Festiva...

Honoring An Oscar Nominee

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  Sunday, March 5-----Today sees the Festival premiere of one of the five films nominated for this year's Best Foreign Language Oscar. AFTER THE WEDDING, the latest film from respected Danish director Susanne Bier, is the only one of the five nominated films that has yet to open commercially in theaters. In the run-up to its theatrical run next month, the Miami International Film Festival screens the film tonight, bringing the exceptional storytelling talent of this pioneering director to S...

Market News: Last Minute Deals At Sundance

Saturday, January 27----A series of "last minute" deals were announced in the past 24 hours that have made this Sundance a very positive one for film buyers and sellers. While there will undoubtedly be more announcements in the coming days, these acquisition pick-ups underscores the Festival's growing importance as not only a treasure trove of American indies, but of international fare as well. This was evident with the announcement that ENEMIES OF HAPPINESS, a Danish documentary by Eva Mulva...

Denmark Sweeps IDFA Awards

Monday, December 4---- The 19th edition of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) came to a rousing end on Saturday evening, with the awarding of the IDFA prizes in a number of categories. Films from Denmark made a remarkably strong showing, winning several major prizes at the Awards Ceremony held at De Zwijger, an Amsterdam hotspot. The VPRO Joris Ivens Award for the best long documentary was presented to Danish director Pernille Rose Grønkjær for her documentary THE ...

Denmark Sweeps IDFA Awards

Monday, December 4---- The 19th edition of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) came to a rousing end on Saturday evening, with the awarding of the IDFA prizes in a number of categories. Films from Denmark made a remarkably strong showing, winning several major prizes at the Awards Ceremony held at De Zwijger. The VPRO Joris Ivens Award for the best long documentary was presented to Danish director Pernille Rose Grønkjær for her documentary THE MONASTERY--MR. VIG &...

IDFA Announces Nominations

Friday, December 1----As the International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam (IDFA) heads into its final weekend, the speculation is growing on which films will win the major prizes at the ceremonies on Saturday night. There has been, as one would expect at a festival with many heart-felt opinions, many passionate discussions on the merits (or demerits) of certain films. Last evening, the nominations were announced for IDFA’s competition programs: the Joris Ivens Competition for best lon...

Rome Susan Blier's After The Wedding

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Jacob (Mads Mikkelsen) an ex-pat Dane works in India taking care of homeless orphans. He has a particularly close relationship with a boy Pramod (age 8). His Indian boss receives an offer from Copenhagen for big money to assist the project. This will require the mysterious ex-pat to return to Kbh after a long absense of many years to negociate the transaction. He goes, very reluctantly, but not before solemnly promising the boy that he will be back for his birthday, only eight days away. In C...

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