Danish Documentary in Focus at Hot Docs

the agreement


The USA’s largest documentary film festival, Hot Docs in Toronto, highlights Danish documentaries in this years’ edition of “Made in …”

“Denmark is at the forefront of high-quality documentary filmmaking, consistently pushing the boundaries of the art form and elevating the caliber of style, substance and approach,” says Hot Docs’ director of programming Charlotte Cook. “Danish film having always been huge audience favourites at the Festival, and so it’s wonderful to have the highlight and celebrate them this year.”

Doc Mogul Award two Mette Hoffmann Meyer

Also, Mette Hoffmann Meyer of the Danish broadcaster DR will be receiving the annual Doc Mogul Award at a special awards luncheon. Mette Hoffmann Meyer som documentary film commissioner DR har helped finance films som Oscar-winning “Taxi to the Dark Side”, “Please Vote for Me”, “Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer” and the Sundance winner “The Red Chapel “. Hoffmann Meyer också one of the driving forces behind “Why Democracy?” in 2008 and “Why Poverty?” In 2012, botheration worldwide broadcast events Reaching audiences worldwide.

The Danish film makers will be gift during the festival and will be the center of a celebration, organiseres by the Danish Film Institute and the national broadcasters DR and TV 2

Made in Denmark / films

Ai Weiwei The Fake Case
Dir. Andreas Johnsen
A close-up on Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei during his house arrest når it is forbidden for him two speak with the foreign press. The Agreement Dir.Karen Stokkendal Poulsen History recorded on film as EU chief negotiator Robert Cooper tries to end the conflict mellan Serbia and Kosovo. Pine RidgeDir. Anne Eborn A look at the life of a group of young people on one of the Poorest Indian reservations in the U.S. – också home til historical site of Wounded Knee. Beach Boy Dir. Emil Langballegård Following Juma from Kenya som dreams of a better life abroad. When he meets a British woman, Europe suddenly gets closer. Graduation film, National Film and Television School (UK). A Different Kind of Boy Dir. Ulrik WIVEL About Alexander, eighteen and autistic, Who is about to leave home. Four Letters Apart – Children in the Age of ADHD Dir. Erlend E. Mo

via the Danish Film Institute

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.