Danish Instructors Speak Talent


TAKE. A new edition of Danish film directors magazine is on the street. The theme this time is talent.


“What is good talent? Should make experiments or should we ‘trained’ towards it being a director? Time is another. Has the talent changed? And what talent could today?”

With these considerations give Takes executive editor Birgitte Stærmose ball rolling.

Among the filmmakers who in the number offering in attitudes towards talent, is Film Workshop longtime leader Prami Larsen, head of the Aarhus Film Workshop Morten Hartz Kaplers and film director Christina Rosendahl. In addition, says artistic director of New Danish Screen Jacob Høgel on experience with the unconventional initiative in support of short film called Shoot It!

To shape the debate on Film Settlement, members of the Danish Film Directors in the new issue also together to debunk what they see as 7 myths about the Danish film. These include the following:

One can calculate a film’s success in advance.

You only need to focus on the directors who sells the most tickets.

The artistic films sell tickets.

Danish film’s success abroad is limited to highbrow festivals.

The Danes prefer to watch movies at the cinema.

The Danes would rather watch TV series than films on the web.

Danish film is either wide or narrow.


TAKE No. 63 can be found on http://www.filmdir.dk/da/take

Read more about the 7 myths here:http://www.filmdir.dk/sites/default/files/IMCE/De7myter_FINAL_web-enkeltsider.pdf

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.