Copenhagen International Children's Film Festival - Buster (Sep 29 -Oct 5), has launched its first programme in collaboration with New Nordic Children's Film.

This has led to by far strongest programme in the festival's three year history, which includes features, shorts, documentaries and animated films screened for free for young and old in the Danish capital.

While Buster is open for everyone, the New Nordic Children's Film (Oct 2-4) is reserved for the industry and press.

The Buster main competition includes eight features and eight shorts including the opening film Hayao Miyazaki's acclaimed Spirited Away, the first Japanese animation ever to be dubbed into Danish.

The Berlin and Oscar-winning film lines up again Jannik Hastrup's The Boy Who Wanted To Be A Bear, Henrik Ruben Genz' Someone Like Hodder, Klaus Haaroe's Elina and Jean-Pierre Saune's Free among others.

New Nordic Children's Film first collaboration with Buster means that the Danish event becomes the centre for dialogue, exchange and collaboration across the region on children and youth films from Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Finland, and Denmark.

NNCF was previously connected with the Norwegian International Film Festival in Haugesund.