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DISTRIBUTION Scandinavia

Svenborg and Malmö host film days

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After Norway’s industry meetings in Haugesund, Danish and Swedish film distributors are gathering this week with the local press, a handful of producers and talents to see the new autumn film collection in the coastal cities of Svendborg, Denmark and Malmö, Sweden.

The 2008 Svendborg Film Days (August 24-29) has widened its brief, and opened up to the general audience, with animation courses, a ‘Special horror night’ and invitations to kids aged 12 to 17, to learn how to make a film with their mobile phone. Co-organised by the distributors association FAFID, Svendborg will host several industry sneak-previews. Scanbox for instance will screen the Norwegian Troubled Water by Erik Poppe; Nordisk Film the Scandinavian animation films Journey to Saturn and Niko and the Way to the Stars, and the Danish Grand Prix winner in Karlovy Vary, Terribly Happy [+see also:
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SF will unveil the Danish animation film Sunshine Barry & the Disco Worms and the epic Arn 2, and Camera Film will present its upcoming European releases Gomorra [+see also:
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interview: Domenico Procacci
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and Un Conte de Noël [+see also:
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. The event will close tomorrow with the Svendborg Awards ceremony.

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The 14th Malmö Film Days (August 25-28) organised by the Swedish Film Institute and the Swedish Film Distributors’ Association, are screening around 30 films from 12 distribution outlets. More than a dozen Swedish stars and filmmakers are on hand such as Ella Lemhagen and her acting duo Gustaf Skarsgård and Torkel Petersson from Patrik 1.5, Maria Blom (Fishy [+see also:
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), Ruben Östlund (Involuntary [+see also:
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), all invited by SF. Veteran filmmaker Jan Troell will introduce Everlasting Moment [+see also:
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for Sandrew Metronome, and Peter Pontikis his genre film Vampyren for NonStop Entertainment. The leading art-house distributor will also preview Gomorra and the 2008 Palme d’or winner The Class [+see also:
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interview: Carole Scotta
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. Other upcoming European films include Le Renard et L’enfant [+see also:
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and La graine et le mulet [+see also:
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interview: Hafsia Herzi
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(Folkets Bio), and Brideshead Revisited [+see also:
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(SF).

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