SCANDI Festival Presents Highlights of Scandinavian Cinema

Displaying the best that current Scandinavian production has to offer, SCANDI – Nordic Film Lesson, presents a cross-section of films and genres that define the cinematic North.

SCANDI takes place in the Czech Republic from 19 to 25 January and in Slovakia from 24 to 30 January.

The discussion with film professionals will take place on 25 January. You can watch the live stream on Cineuropa, Film Europe and SCANDI Facebook page from 15:30 till 18:00.

SCANDI’s ambition is to introduce Slovak and Czech audiences to Nordic film excellence. Every year since 2015, SCANDI brings the highest quality and most remarkable cinematographic works of various genres from five Nordic countries (Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland).

This year SCANDI brings a lot of awarded films such are MargreteQueen of the North, Flee, Tigers, Ninjababy, Tove, Wild MenThe Most Beautiful Boy in the World, and many more. One section will be focused on the Danish actress Trine Dyrholm.

Film Europe, which organizes the SCANDI film festival, for the first time prepared a special online industry discussion. “The panelists will talk about production, co-production, distribution, festival representation, and education in the field of Scandinavian cinema. Defining, researching, and discussing how it is possible that Scandinavian cinema has such a strong reach, high standard, and such a solid film ecosystem,” explains the CEO of the company Ivan Hronec.

The panel will be divided into three parts. In the first part, panelists will talk about the production of Scandinavian films, their politics, effectiveness, and case study of the film Margrete – Queen of the North also with the producer of the film Birgitte Skov.

The second part will be about the models of Scandinavian, Slovak and Czech cinemas. The panelists will discuss the best practice of Scandinavian cinema in the field of audiovisual education and festival representation.

In the last part, panelists will discuss how Scandinavian cinema, despite its quantitative and geographical smallness, has an important place not only in history but also in the present of world cinema.

Alongside Ivan Hronec and Birgitte Skov, the panellists will be Wendy Mitchell (Nordic correspondent for Screen International and Nordic festival delegate for San Sebastian International Film Festival), Lea Aevars (director of Iceland’s RVK Feminist Film Festival), Petter Mattsson (head of international department, Swedish Film Institute), Pavel Bednařík (director of Association for Film and Audiovisual Education in the Czech Republic), Dominik Hronec (creative director, Film Europe) and Cineuropa journalist Martin Kudláč.

Find more info on the event here.

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