Odense Film Festival Updates


Almost 3,000 aspiring filmmakers from around the world have sent their films in for assessment, and among them, the pre-jury selected 92 films that will participate in one of the festival’s three competitions.

Festival Manager Birgitte Weinberger has served with the selection panel, and she was delighted with this year’s film program.

“I’m really happy and proud of the program we can present to our guests to August. This year’s selection, we live up to our dogma” Expect the unexpected “and does not just around the world but also on tour of the human mind. From one nightclub in Berlin for the mines in Central America. From the first kiss to the end of life. With huge chucking in terms narrative and filmic effects are OFF14s competition program so much packed with powerful stories and great movies. “

Around the world in under 30 minutes

Among the selected films will be so distant origin countries like Tunisia, South Korea and Israel. And festival director Birgitte Weinberger’m glad to OFF when so far beyond the borders of Denmark.

“It’s really nice that the interest from abroad is so great. Especially because it just about completely different countries with completely different film traditions than ourselves, and therefore contributes to the festival program in a completely different way than Scandinavian or European films can. “

26 Danish films selected for the festival Danish program, five of which are also struggling with the OFF14’s main competition. Among them Donald Walthers “Helium”, which earlier this year won the Oscar for best short film. A special feature of Odense International Film Festival, two movies sent to Oscar academy, and thus have the opportunity to go to Donald Walthers successful footsteps.

OFF14 will take place from August 25 to 31. Read more on the film festival’swebsite .

via the Danish Film Institute (translated)

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.