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Den svenske legendariske filminstruktør Roy Andersson og hans fotograf Istaván Borbás gæster Den Danske Filmskoles Efteruddannelse lørdag d. 17. og søndag d. 18. januar 2015.

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The seminar takes place at The Training Department at The National Film School of Denmark Friday January 9th and Saturday January 10th 2015.

We will spend 2 days concentrating and focusing on Werner Herzog - the filmmaker and man behind films like Aguirre: The Wrath of God; Kaspar Hauser; Stroszek; Fitzcarraldo; Little Dieter Needs to Fly; The Withe Diamond; Grizzly Man; Cave of Forgotten Dreams and Into the Abyss among others.

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This seminar is kindly supported by Nordea Fonden


Nordic Talent 2014

Don't miss it! Deadline is just around the corner.

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New Structures in Screenwriting with Linda Aronson - a Two-day masterclass on advanced theories and techniques for creating original story design

Linda Aronson’s two-day masterclass on advanced theories and techniques for creating original story design has been acclaimed all over the world, receiving particular praise from experienced film writers, a group famously dismissive of screenwriting gurus. Alone among screenwriting experts, Linda Aronson explodes the conventional screenwriting theory which assumes that structure means only one hero on a linear chronological journey.

Behind the Sound

- a conversation between sound designers Craig Henighan and Peter Albrechtsen

Craig and Peter have known each other for several years and will discuss their work, creative methods and their mutual passion for music and different work methods in the US and Europe. The aim is to create a casual, open-minded, inviting and inspiring environment to talk about all aspects of sonic storytelling, inspiration, ambition and collaboration.

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Michael Haneke besøger KUA

Den østrigske filminstruktør Michael Haneke, der i år modtager Sonningprisen, besøger Københavns Universitet torsdag den 19. juni 2014, kl. 14-16, auditorium 23.0.50. Adresse: Karen Blixens Vej 4, 2300 København S.

Foto: Polfoto 

The Director/ Producer Collaboration

In collaboration with Noemi Ferrer, DFI we proudly present a 1-day conversation between Producer Christine Vachon and Director Lone Scherfig.

In a conversation based on some of Christine’s recent work and moderated by Danish Director Lone Scherfig they will focus on making the producer/ director relation meaningful, synergetic and lasting.  Finding projects, finding the right director/ producer, script development, financing, crewing, casting, scheduling, shooting, post production and finally testing, marketing and release.

Niels Jensens noter til filmhistoriske nedslag

Indtil sin død arbejdede Niels Jensen på et manuskript, som man med god ret kunne kalde filmhistorien ifølge Niels Jensen. Eller måske snarere et livstestamente, der samler et langt livs viden. Nu kan de første fire bøger downloades her på hjemmesiden.


Do you work as a young producer in an established company or have you established your own production company recently?
And are you in Cannes during the Film Festival 2014?

Then we would like to invite you to take part in “YOUNG PRODUCERS CLUB, 2014”.

We are Noemi Ferrer, International Producer at The Danish Film Institute and Tina Wagner Sørensen, Head of Post Graduate Training at The National Film School of Denmark. Our Intention is to create a program to strengthen the Nordic Producer’s network and to support international co-production.

It is a 3 days program from May 16th – May 18th where we look into different project and business cases from the Nordic countries. We have invited a number of experienced film professionals in producing, sales, distribution, TV etc. to share their experience with us.
We have room for approx. 25 producers from the Nordic countries. The program will consist of lectures, networking and a case study in Nordic/European co-productions. The program is designed to encourage and strengthen networking among Nordic producers.

The participant’s fee is € 100 and deadline for sending your application is April 2nd.

This invitation is sent to producers in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland and Denmark

We will kindly ask you to apply with name, country, e-mail, cellphone number, years of experience and company credits.

Please send your application to: chy@filmskolen.dk

Shortly after deadline April 2nd, you will receive notice about whether you are accepted on the program.


Friday May 16th
09.30 Coffee and registration

10.00-10.15 Welcome b/Noemi Ferrer and Tina Wagner Sørensen

10.15-11.30 Each participant got 3 min. to pitch themselves and their company. What kind of film do I like to make?

11.30-12.00 Masterplan Pictures
2 Danish producers, who graduated last summer, established a company a month later and brought a group of young talented directors into the company. We have asked them to talk about the risk and their fear by creating a company, what film would they like to make and what kind of directors would they like to work with?

12.00-13.00 Tine Klint CEO – Managing Director, LevelK
LevelK is handling international distribution for International Film & TV production companies. Established in 2009, LevelK has assembled a stable of critically-acclaimed titles and commercial hits. Based in Copenhagen and New York, the company has a presence that extends globally and a dynamism that is reflected through LevelK’s approach to innovative cross-platform distribution and marketing alongside traditional means. LevelK is a recognized iTunes aggregator.

13.15-14.30 Lunch
We have invited representatives from The Norwegian Film Institute, The Swedish Film Institute, The Finnish Film Foundation, Icelandic Film Centre, The Danish Film Institute, Nordic Film and TV Fond, the Nordic Creative Europe MEDIA desks and Danish Producers Association. We will ask both them and the producers to present themselves to each other.

14.30-15.30 Roberto Olla, Executive Director of Eurimages
We have asked Roberto to talk about Eurimages potential for Nordic producers.

16.00-17.30 Chips & drinks
Get together for Nordic and German producers. Chips and drinks are kindly sponsored by the Nordic Creative Europe MEDIA desks.

21.00- All producers are invited to MEET THE DANES

Saturday May 17th
10.00-11.00 Nina Crone & Per Neumann, European Film Bonds A/S
Talk about closing film finance and completion bonds.

11.00-12.00 Baltazar Kormákur, Director and Producer from Iceland
We have asked Baltazar to talk about the double role as producer and directors and about co-production TBC.
Ruben Östlund & Erik Hemmendorff, Platform production TBC.

12.00-13.30 Network lunch
We have invited a list of recognized professionals in financing, producing, distribution and sale.

14.00-15.00 Creative Europe
We walk to Creative Europe stand where the Nordic Creative Europe MEDIA representatives will welcome you to a talk about Creative Europe MEDIA initiative relevant for young producer.

15.30-16.30 Jeremy Thomas, British Producer
Talks about producing on big scales. He has produced film like The Last Emperor/ Bernardo Bertolucci, Naked Lunch/ David Cronenberg, A Dangerous Method/ David Cronenbeg and Kon-Tiki/ Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg just to mention a few.

17.30-19.30 Drinks and snack at the Danish Producers Association

Sunday May 18th
10.00-11.00 Hanne Palmqvist, SVT
Talks about producing TV-Drama. Plans and focus for the future.

11.00-12.00 Bo Ehrhardt, Nimbus Film
Talks about collaboration and producing the very successful TV-Drama series BROEN. How to distribute the cooperation in the co-production around finance, script, casting, choice of director etc. and are there any changes in the distribution after season one?   

12.00-13.00 Lunch and introduction to the production case

13.00-15.30 Case-study
We divide you into smaller groups. Each group will get an international co-production case and a mentor. Noemi Ferrer; Katrin Mersmann, Schwerpunkt: Doku, Skandinavische Koproduktion, Verleih & Abspiel; Adam Partridge, Production and Special Project Manager at Film Agency for Wales and Frank Peijnenburg, CFO at the Netherlands Film Fund.

15.30-16.30 Sum up and good bye / wine and snack

NB! Changes in the final program may occur.