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    Copenhagen Film Festival sets launch date


    After juggling with different launch dates for months the new Copenhagen International Film Festival (CIFF) has set the date for its first edition, Aug13-20 2003. Festival director Janne Giese sees the event as the next obvious step after the success of Danish film in recent years. "It is a patchwork ...

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    Goteborg film festival unveils first glimpse of 2003 event


    With less than two months to go to the 26th edition of the Goteborg Film Festival (Jan 24-Feb 3), new festival director Jannike Ahlund has revealed parts of the program at a press conference in Stockholm. The festival will open with the world premiere of Josef Fares's Kops , the ...

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    Norway goes crazy for documentaries


    Following the runaway success of Knut Erik Jensen's 2001 musical documentary Cool And Crazy , a slate of new Norwegian documentaries are enjoying both critical and commercial success at home. The Norwegian Film Fund has just awarded $371,000 to local production outfit Barentsfilm for director Knut Erik Jensen's (pictured) ...

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    Jannike Ahlund appointed new director of Sweden's Goteborg Film Festival


    Jannike Ahlund has been appointed director of Sweden's Goteborg Film Festival, the annual focus of the Nordic film industry which celebrated its 25th anniversary in January. She replaces Gunnar Bergdahl, who stepped down earlier this year after 15 years with the festival. Ahlund has a 20-year association with the festival, ...

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    Festival chief Bergdahl exits Gothenburg


    Gunnar Bergdahl is steeping down as head of Sweden's Gothenburg Film Festival, the most important meeting place for the Nordic film industry. Bergdahl has been involved with the festival since 1987 and has been responsible for its diverse programme since 1994. The festival, which celebrated its 25th anniversary this year, ...

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    Two major Nordic industry events join forces


    The Nordic region's two major festival and market events have joined forces to increase their international profile. The two festivals, in Gothenburg (Sweden) and Haugesund (Norway), have long been the favourite meeting places for the Nordic industry, but in recent years have also succeeded in attracting buyers and festival programmers ...

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    BERLINALE Screen International's news round-up


    A round-up of the latest news taken from the Screen International Berlinale dailies - the official festival magazine. For previous stories and a full listing of the films in the main sections of the festival - type: Berlinale into the search bar at the top of the screendaily ...

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    Gothenburg secures premieres, Berlin previews


    A host of international premieres, along with at least two titles destined to go on to Berlin, will get an airing this month at Scandinavia's largest film event, the Gothenburg International Film Festival. Titles in the Nordic competition section include Muraren , a portrait of Swedish actor Thommy Berggren by ...

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    24 German films at 25th Goteborg festival


    The 25th Goteborg Film Festival (25.1. - 4.2.2002) is continuing its tradition of a large German presence and will be presenting a selection of 24 new German films which for the most part were already successful at other international festivals. In the main programme the festival-goers will be shown 14 ...

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    Euro MEDIA Programme supports 36 initiatives


    Three industry events at the forthcoming Berlinale (February 6-17) are among 36 initiatives which have been awarded over Euros 2.8m by the European Commission's MEDIA Programme as part of its support for promotional measures and film festivals. The Berlin-based events are: the European Film Promotion's (EFP) Shooting Stars showcase of ...

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    Sweden's Film I Vast to sponsor Goteborg festival


    Sweden's successful regional fund, Film I Vast has become the new backer of the Nordic Film Award at the Goteborg Film Festival. The award was instigated in 1989 by local newspaper Goteborg Posten, and has been known as the GP's Nordic Award, but from next year's 25th edition it will ...

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    Bosnian Cinema Co-Production Project launched


    Bosnian regional and federal authorities have signalled they are to make concerted efforts to provide financial support for the development of the film industry in Bosnia and Herzegovina following the successful launch of the New Bosnian Cinema Co-Production Project (NBCCP) at this years Sarajevo Film Festival. Speaking at the presentation ...

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    Sweden backs Gothenburg's CineBosnia fund


    Short film production in Bosnia-Herzegovina has been given a welcome boost by the decision of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) on the eve of this years Sarajevo Film Festival (August 17-25) to guarantee $28,995 (SEK 300,000) backing for the Goteborg Film Festival's CineBosnia fund. Launched in 2000, the ...

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    Ghent festival new dates don't reach summit


    The Flanders International Film Festival - Ghent has been re-scheduled to run from 8-18 October, owing to fears that a clash of dates with an EU summit in the city may cause access problems. An informal EU summit of government leaders is to be held on 19 October in the ...

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    Cool And Crazy bags top award at Goteborg


    Knut Erik Jensen's feature-length documentary Cool And Crazy (Heftig Og Begeistret) picked up the Nordic film award at Scandinavia's largest film event, the Goteborg Film Festival in Sweden, which wrapped on Saturday night. The film had its successful world premiere at the Tromso International Film Festival in Norway, but director ...

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    Sweden's NonStop takes on Flickering Lights


    Swedish sales agent NonStop Sales, launched last year at Cannes, has picked up a raft of hot Nordic titles headed by Danish feature Flickering Lights which has racked up admissions of 380,000 at the local box office. Flickering Lights , produced by Tivi Magnusson and Kim Magnusson's M&M Productions, ...

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    Dogme, Jan Troell bookend Gothenburg festival


    Dogme film When The Nights Get Longer will open Scandinavia's largest film event, the Gothenburg International Film Festival, while Jan Troell's As White As Snow closes proceedings as a world premiere. When The Nights is a tragicomedy about the hidden conflicts at a family's Christmas reunion ...

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    Goteborg fest launches fund for Bosnian producers


    The Goteborg Film Festival is playing a hand in rebuilding Bosnia-Herzegovina's film industry with the creation of the CineBosnia Film Fund, launched at this week's Sarajevo Film Festival (August 18-27). Unveiled by Goteborg director Gunnar Bergdahl and festival producer Magnus Telander, the fund will award $10,000 each year towards the ...

  • Reviews

    Angels Of The Universe (Englar Alheimsins)


    Dir: Fridrik Thor Fridriksson. Ice-Nor-Swe-Ger-Den. 2000. 95mins. Prod co: Icelandic Film Corp with the support of the Icelandic Film Fund. Co-prods: Filmhuset (Norway), Peter Rommel Film Productions, SDF, Arte and ORD German, SVT Sweden, Zentropa Productions Copenhagen. Int'l sales: Trust Film Sales, tel: (45) 3686 8788. Prod: Fridrik Thor Fridriksson. ...

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    Zentropa boards Zenith's Jenny Wagon


    White-hot Danish production outfit Zentropa will co-produce English-language western The Jenny Wagon with the UK's Zenith Productions. The film will be shot in Trollhattan, Sweden, one of the locations used for Zentropa's Palme d'Or winner Dancer In The Dark. "We learnt so much about imitating the US in Sweden when ...