Sixth edition of Denmark’s largest fiction festival will feature 160 feature films and more than 400 screenings and events.
Fenar Ahmad’s Flow [pictured] will receive its world premiere as the opening film of the sixth CPH PIX.
Flow will screen at the Imperial cinema on April 2 and also competes for the New Talent Grand PIX. The festival’s main prize will award €15,000 to one of ten debutants to feature at this year’s edition, including Paul Wright’s For Those in Peril and Jennifer Kent’s The Babadook. Competing for the prize are:
- Jennifer Kent, The Babadook (Australia)
- Eskil Vogt, Blind (Norway)
- Felipe Barbosa, Casa Grande or the Ballad of Poor Jean (Brazil)
- Paul Wright, For Those in Peril (UK)
- Benjamin Naishat, History of Fear (Argentina, Uruguay)
- Michalis Konstantantos, Luton (Greece)
- Gillian Robespierre, Obvious Child (USA)
- Allessandro Rossetto, Small Homeland (Italy)
- Bas Devos, Violet (Belgium, Holland)
- Fenar Ahmad, Flow (Ækte Vare) (Denmark) [pictured]
Overall, this year’s festival will showcase 160 feature films and more than 400 screenings and events. Highlights include a William Friedkin retrospective, which will see Friedkin receive the festival’s lifetime achievement award, and a tribute to Alejandro Jodorowsky.
This year’s three artists in focus are Germany’s Dominik Graf, Spain’s Sergio Caballero and Kelly Reichardt from the US.
In addition to the New Talent award, Denmark’s main newspaper Politiken and PIX has launched the Politiken Audience Award, which will see the winning film, out of ten nominated entries, receive a marketing boost towards theatrical distribution. Competing for the award are:
- Lisa Langseth, Hotell (Sweden)
- Edward Berger, Jack (Germany)
- Guillaume Nicloux, The Kidnapping of Michelle Houllebecq (France)
- Benedikt Erlingsson, Of Horses and Men (Germany)
- Vinko Breance, The Priest’s Children (Croatia, Serbia)
- Ester Martin Bergsmark, Something Must Break (Sweden)
- Shin-Yun Won, The Suspect (South Korea)
- Lukas Moodysson, We Are Best (Sweden)
- Terry Gilliam, The Zero Theorem (USA)
As in previous years, CPH PIX will also host a series of alternative screenings around Copenhagen, including an open air screening of Hitchcock’s Torn Curtain in the Tivoli Gardens and Cabellero’s The Distance screening at a factory in Nordhavn.
In collaboration with artFREQ. and Amager Bio, PIX will also host a double concert with Goblin, playing in Copenhagen for the first time with Claudio Simonetti, and Jozef van Wissem who recently wrote the score for Only Lovers Left Alive.
CPH PIX runs April 3-16. For more information, visit its website.