Professional Film Days in Svenborg
by Annika Pham
Some 400 Danish film professionals are gathered this week from August 29 to September 2 in Svenborg (Island of Funen) for a Film Meeting or ‘Filmtræf’ organised this year by the trade associations representing Danish distributors (Fafid), exhibitors (Danske Biografer), producers (Producentforeningen) and the Council of Svenborg.
On this year’s programme is previews of the latest Danish and foreign films including François Dupeyron’s Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran [+see also:
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As part of several debates organised during Svenborg’s professional film days, the Danish Film Institute's Head of Production and Development Jørgen Ramskov will discuss today the future of Danish films, and his colleague at the DFI Anders Geersten, Head of Distribution, will also be on hand on Thursday to talk about film promotion, marketing, digital technologies and exhibition in Denmark.
The event will also have its first Awards ceremony with the Svend Awards rewarding the Best Danish film, the Best actor in a lead role, the Best actress in a lead role and the Best foreign film. The nominated films will be chosen amongst the 10 most successful Danish and foreign films released between July 1, 2004 and June 30, 2005.
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