Danish film and Danish TV series are loved by audiences all over the world. Now time has come for film lovers across the world to visit the Scandinavian destination to check out Denmark’s dark side on a "The Killing" tour of Copenhagen, learn where Karen Blixen wrote "Out of Africa", explore Funen island home to "The Legacy", or venture off to experience the original battlefields of "1864" in South Jutland. Denmark is present at Cannes 2015 to point out what the destination can offer to the festival's international audience - both film and travel wise.
Signe Lüth Di Liberto, International Project Manager at VisitDenmark - the official Tourism Organisation of Denmark - explains:
- The Cannes Film Festival 2015 provides us with an excellent platform to meet international film distributors of Danish film and initiate partnerships that can increase the international exposure of Danish film abroad. In addition, film tourism is 'on the up' worldwide and popular films and hit TV-series nowadays act as great 'catalysts' or additional 'reasons to go' visit a given destination.
- With Denmark put firmly on the film/TV world map, we are here to highlight the many good reasons to visit Denmark both as a film and travel destination and we are delighted to team up with key players in the Danish Film Industry such as The West Danish Film Fund, FilmFyn and Copenhagen Film Fund to do so, Di Liberto continues.
Danes in Cannes 2015 Co-productions: Norwegian "Louder than Bombs" by Joachim Trier is selected for Competition, while "The Rams" by Icelandic Grímúr Hákonarson is selected for Un Certain Regard – films that are supported by the Danish Film Institute and co-produced by Danish production outfits Nimbus Film and Profile Pictures.
Graduation film 'Tsunami' at Cannes 2015: Danish Sofie Nørgaard Kampmark's graduation film from The Animation Workshop, "Tsunami," is about a man recovering from a damaging tidal wave. The short animation is chosen as one of 18 films for Cinéfondation at the Cannes Festival.
Katja Adomeit on the Move: Co-producer on Ruben Östlund's "Force Majeure", Danish Katja Adomeit is one of twenty ermerging European producers ready to network under the "Producers on the Move" initiative at Cannnes 2015.
The Scandinavian Village
Spanish producers meeting / The Danish Filminstitute (Invite-Only), Friday May 15 from 2-4 pm
Denmark Brunch, Saturday May 16th from 10-12 am. Please RSVP at denmarkbrunch.eventbrite.com by May 10th 2015.
Danish Film Commissioners Network Reception, Sunday May 17th from 2-4 pm
Drop-in on the Scandinavian Regional Film Funds, May 15th - 18th from 1-2 pm