Father of Four and My Sister’s Children are still kids’ favourites

Both in their fourth generation, the Danish family franchises Father of Four and My Sister’s Kids are still children’s favourites and will shortly launch new instalments – FoF:On a Wild Holiday and MSK: My Gold Rush Adventure, which are both filming in Denmark and Canada. The production of On a Wild Holiday in western Jutland got off to an unhappy start, when lead actress Bodil […]

Sweden, Denmark, Norway in Running for LUX Prize

  The top ten films in the Official Selection for the LUX Prize 2014 were announced yesterday at the 49th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Sweden, Denmark and Norway got the following films included in the selection: White God, by Kornél Mundruczó (Hungary, Germany, Sweden) Ida, by Pawel Pawlikowski (Poland, Denmark) Turist (Force majeure), by Ruben Östlund (Sweden, Denmark, France, Norway) The […]

Åke Sandgren New Commissioner of the DFI

The Danish Film Institute has appointed Åke Sandgren as new film commissioner with a special focus on children and youth films. Sandgren takes on his new position from 1 September. Åke Sandgren graduated as a director from the National Film School of Denmark in 1982. Since his debut feature film, “Miracle in Valby” (1989), Sandgren […]

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Change to the ‘Call for Papers’

Last month I sent out a questionnaire asking about the content in the Cinema Scandinavia magazine. The majority of responses mentioned wanting articles about festivals, interviews, or reviews of new releases. It seemed there was a general consensus that people wanted up-to-date information about Nordic cinema. After some thought, there is going to be some restructuring […]

The Animated Short Lars von Trier Made When He Was 11

Words like “adorable” and “cute” don’t come readily to mind when talking about Danish director Lars von Trier, but that’s exactly how you can describe the stop motion animated film he made when he was 11 years old. Sure, you can also describe the two-minute short — Turen til Squashland: En Super Pølse Film (The Trip to Squash Land: […]

Copenhagen Airport creates one of the world’s most heavily digital advertising markets

Today Copenhagen Airports signed a contract running into triple million figures with Dansk Reklame Film. To run for a five-year term starting on 1 January 2015, the contract will enable Copenhagen Airports to move its considerable advertising media market into a digital future in partnership with the Egmont/Nordisk Film-owned Dansk Reklame Film. Together, the partners […]