Ever since the first Danish film footage was shot in 1897, the consistent quality of Danish filmmaking has made Denmark into one of the best-loved national cinemas in the world. From Carl Theodor Dreyer’s work in the 1920s to the popular goofball comedies about the Olsen Gang in the 1970s, from Bille August’s Palme d’Or and Gabriel Axel’s Oscar in the 1980s to the swooping success of the Dogme 95 movement in the 1990s and the recent international recognition of auteurs such as Susanne Bier, Lars von Trier, Thomas Vinterberg, Lone Scherfig and Nicholas Winding Refn, Danish filmmakers aren’t slowing down but churning out thought provoking yet commercially successful work.
Danish cinema and television is deservedly renowned. Numerous quality films have emerged from Denmark and RIFF will offer a host of Danish films this year. There will be a panel discussion on Danish cinema.
At RIFF 2015 there was a panel discussion about Danish Filmmaking at the Nordic House:
Participants were: Jesper Morthorst, producer of Silent Heart, Mikkel Jersin producer of Sparrows and Rúnar Rúnarsson, director of Sparrows.
Moderator: Charlotte Böving, a Danish actress that has lived in Iceland for years.
Here you can view the full discussion: