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Articles, interviews, news, analysis on the Danish audiovisual sector.

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Country profile: Denmark

Country profile: Denmark

27 December 2020

CPH:DOX to launch its Big Digital Live Platform

CPH:DOX 2021

CPH:DOX to launch its Big Digital Live Platform

David Byrne, Seyran Ates and Marina Abramovic are among the participants in the digital events; the festival is preparing a programme for the opening of Danish cinemas on 6 May  

26 March 2021

CPH:FORUM reveals the projects selected for its online 2021 edition

CPH:DOX 2021 – CPH:DOX Industry

CPH:FORUM reveals the projects selected for its online 2021 edition

The line-up includes new films by Lech Kowalski, Lucy Walker, Mads Brügger, Jørgen Leth, Alisa Kovalenko, Sophie Fiennes, Radu Ciorniciuc, Margreth Olin and Eugene Jarecki  

10 March 2021

Short-film and documentary platform FILMPIXS to launch on 17 February

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Denmark

Short-film and documentary platform FILMPIXS to launch on 17 February

The portal is set to “feature international, award-winning arthouse content that inspires social change”  

12 February 2021

Against all odds, 2020 turned out to be a great year for Danish films

Box Office - Denmark

Against all odds, 2020 turned out to be a great year for Danish films

Despite the coronavirus crisis, the Nordic country’s box office recorded an historic 50.4% domestic market share, driven mainly by the Zentropa titles Another Round and Riders of Justice  

26 January 2021

The Danish Ministry of Culture sets aside €12 million to support the country’s audiovisual sector

Industry / Market - Denmark

The Danish Ministry of Culture sets aside €12 million to support the country’s audiovisual sector

Last week, broad political agreement was reached to rescue Denmark’s audiovisual sector and national broadcaster DR in these difficult times  

17 November 2020

EXCLUSIVE: LevelK boards Belgian title Spaceboy

Industry / Market - Belgium/Denmark

EXCLUSIVE: LevelK boards Belgian title Spaceboy

The Danish international sales outfit has acquired world sales rights, excluding Benelux, for Olivier Pairoux’s family adventure film inspired by the antics of one Joseph Kittinger  

08 October 2020

Another Round is a hit at the Danish box office

Box Office - Denmark

Another Round is a hit at the Danish box office

In these difficult times, Thomas Vinterberg’s film has achieved a remarkable result, enjoying the best opening weekend for a local film in the drama genre in seven years and selling 102,366 tickets  

02 October 2020

Review: Falling

San Sebastián 2020 – Donostia Award Screenings

Review: Falling

Viggo Mortensen's directorial debut is being feted at San Sebastián, where the actor-director is receiving a Donostia Award for Lifetime Achievement  

18 September 2020

Long live the “Fresh Flesh” at the Marché du Film

Cannes 2020 – Marché du Film

Long live the “Fresh Flesh” at the Marché du Film

CANNES 2020: Forget Nordic noir – for the rising genre filmmakers from the North, it’s all about folklore these days  

26 June 2020

Scandinavian Films’ first webinar explores new shooting strategies in the time of COVID-19

Cannes 2020 – Marché du Film

Scandinavian Films’ first webinar explores new shooting strategies in the time of COVID-19

CANNES 2020: The Marché du Film webinar, entitled “Pandemic Production: Lessons Learned in the Nordics”, saw the participation of four filmmakers from the region  

26 June 2020

LevelK gears up to present its latest slate at Cannes

Cannes 2020 – Marché du Film

LevelK gears up to present its latest slate at Cannes

The Danish firm will be selling a highly varied selection, ranging from genre films to biopic dramas and documentaries from various countries  

15 June 2020

TrustNordisk brings Another Round to Cannes

Cannes 2020 – Marché du Film

TrustNordisk brings Another Round to Cannes

The Danish firm has secured a spot in the Cannes Official Selection with Thomas Vinterberg’s latest film, while 16 more movies and projects will be sure to delight professionals at the Marché du Film  

12 June 2020

The Pop Up Film Residency expands to Northern Europe

Industry / Market - France/Denmark/Lithuania

The Pop Up Film Residency expands to Northern Europe

Four new hosts from the Nordic countries and the Baltics are joining the film residency network and are raring to welcome the new participants  

13 May 2020

Sweden and Denmark to resume shooting while adhering to new rules

Industry / Market - Sweden/Denmark

Sweden and Denmark to resume shooting while adhering to new rules

The new rulebook, compiled by production company Hobby Film, offers an insight into life on set in the wake of COVID-19  

23 April 2020

Despite the lockdown, it’s “business as unusual” at CPH:FORUM

CPH:DOX 2020 - CPH:DOX Industry

Despite the lockdown, it’s “business as unusual” at CPH:FORUM

The industry part of CPH:DOX opened with an online discussion providing an overview of COVID-19’s impact on the documentary film industry  

25 March 2020

TrustNordisk comes bearing Hope to Berlin

Berlinale 2020 – EFM

TrustNordisk comes bearing Hope to Berlin

The Danish firm is presenting Maria Sødahl’s autobiographical drama in Panorama and Monty and the Street Party in Generation Kplus, along with various titles getting market screenings  

18 February 2020

Four Brothers wins the Eurimages Co-Production Development Award at CPH:FORUM

CPH:DOX 2019 – CPH:DOX Industry

Four Brothers wins the Eurimages Co-Production Development Award at CPH:FORUM

The Belgian-German co-production directed by Pieter-Jan De Pue has bagged the €15,000 prize for the best pitch  

29 March 2019

Nordic talents are celebrated once again at CPH:WIP

CPH:DOX 2019 – CPH:DOX Industry

Nordic talents are celebrated once again at CPH:WIP

Six outstanding Nordic projects were selected for this year’s documentary works-in-progress session  

27 March 2019

Checkered Ninja exceeds 900,000 admissions in Denmark

Box office – Denmark

Checkered Ninja exceeds 900,000 admissions in Denmark

The animated blockbuster has become the most successful Danish film in local cinemas, selling 900,000 tickets for the first time since Per Holst’s Walter and Carlo - Up on Daddys Hat in 1985  

13 March 2019

TrustNordisk will be Out Stealing Horses in Berlin

Berlinale 2019 – EFM

TrustNordisk will be Out Stealing Horses in Berlin

The Danish firm is bringing Hans Petter Moland back to the Official Competition; its EFM slate also includes Göteborg winner Queen of Hearts and Thomas Vinterberg’s upcoming project  

04 February 2019

The new Danish Film Agreement enters into force

Industry – Denmark

The new Danish Film Agreement enters into force

The Danish Film Institute's CEO, Claus Ladegaard, has announced that the new agreement will allow more flexibility in assigning funds  

14 January 2019

Danish films dominate the 2018 local box office

Box office - Denmark

Danish films dominate the 2018 local box office

Three local productions have attracted large crowds while The Purity of Vengeance becomes the most successful Danish film ever  

19 December 2018

The Purity of Vengeance has a record opening at the Danish box office

Box office – Denmark

The Purity of Vengeance has a record opening at the Danish box office

The fourth and final instalment in the Nordic-noir “Department Q” series, helmed by Christoffer Boe, has had the biggest opening for a Danish film at the local box office  

11 October 2018

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