A new children's film festival will take place in Copenhagen for five days from November 28. The Copenhagen International Children's Film Festival will screen more than 50 features from around the world and hand out a prize to the best film, the Buster Grand Prix.
The festival is headed by Ola Tedin, former director of the BUFF children's festival in Malmo, Sweden. Director Soren Kragh-Jacobsen, whose credits include Mifune and several children's films including The Island On Bird Street, is president of the festival's board.
The festival's jury will comprise 20 children, who will be selected with the help of national broadcaster Danmarks Radio (DR). Other partners include Nordisk Film, The Danish Film Institute and the Danish Film School.
The main prize at the festival is named after both silent film legend Buster Keaton and Bille August's award-winning children's film Buster's World (1984).