Danish Refugee Documentary Takes IDFA Prize

Danish director Andreas Koefoed has won the IDFA Award for Best Mid-Length Documentary for his film about asylum children in Denmark. The Danish documentary A Home In The World (Et Hjem I Verden) follows five asylum children's daily lives in a Red Cross Asylum school in Lynge. The film was up against 14 other films from more than 10 different countries. "It is a significant recognition of Koefoeds work," says producer Sara Stockman from Force Of Nature. "At the same time, it

Icelandic Movies Continue To Dominate Awards

The accolades continue to roll in for Icelandic movies with Rams, Sparrows and Virgin Mountain collecting six awards between them in the past week. Rams | Hrútar Rams won the Golden Alexander Theo Angelopoulos Award for Best Film at the Thessaloniki International Film Festival in Greece. Director Grímur Hákonarson was not able to accept the award in person but sent the following message: "First I would like to say that I really admire this festival and I'm very sad that I could not

Børning 2 To Hit The Roads In 2016

Børning wasn't just last year's most watched Norwegian movie with over 400,000 tickets sold, it also received critical acclaim as winner of both the jury prize for Best Film and also the People's Award at this year's Amanda Awards. Now it has been confirmed that a sequel to Børning will begin filming in February 2016 and is scheduled for release in Norwegian cinemas as early as next autumn. The action, according to director Hallvard Bræin, will take place on Norway's winter roads:

Rams And A Pigeon Nominated For European Film of the Year

Nominations are in for the 28th European Film Awards, with 88th Academy Awards rivals Rams (Iceland) and A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (Sweden) competing for Best Film. More than 3,000 EFA Members will now vote for the winner who will be announced on 12th December in Berlin. Rams takes us to a secluded valley in Iceland where brothers Gummi and Kiddi live side by side, tending to their sheep. but have not spoken to each

Virgin Mountain And Rams Take Lübeck Awards

Dagur Kári's Virgin Mountain and Grímur Hákonarson‘s Rams have continued their winning streaks and collectively strengthened Iceland's international presence with a strong showing at the 57th Nordic Film Days Festival in Lübeck, Germany on Sunday. Virgin Mountain (Fúsi) Virgin Mountain won the Lübecker Nachrichten Audience Prize and Interfilm Church Prize at Lübeck, whilst lead actor Gunnar Jónsson received an honourable mention for his performance in the film. Since its international premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival earlier this year, it has