Danish film festival CPH PIX is planning a festival of Indian cinema which will take place as part of the India Today/Copenhagen Tomorrow project in Copenhagen in August 2012.

The India Today/Copenhagen Tomorrow project is initiated by the Danish Holck-Larsen Foundation, established by Henning Holck-Larsen, the Danish co-founder of Indian engineering company Larsen & Toubro.

“The project aims to promote cultural ties between India and Denmark, which we don’t really have right now,” said CPH PIX director Jacob Neiiendam, who is attending Film Bazaar. “We want Danish audiences to understand India better, and film is an exceptional art to achieve that.”

The festival will present a wide range of Indian films, including independent productions and mainstream commercial cinema. Screenings will take place at the Cinematheque in Copenhagen. CPH PIX’s sister documentary film festival CPH:DOX will also screen a programme of Indian docs at its next edition in November 2012.

India Today/Copenhagen Tomorrow also includes an exhibition of contemporary Indian art, at the ARKEN Museum of Modern Art near Copenhagen, and programmes of Indian dance, theatre and music. The art exhibition will run for six months from August 18. The Indian film festival will start at the same time, although the exact length has yet to be decided.

CPH PIX, which is Denmark’s biggest film festival, takes place annually in April.