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9 - 19 september 2010 NEW!

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BUSTER Turns 10 - Come And Join Us! BUSTER turns 10 - come and join us! Buster can, what others can’t for he’s learnt to amaze. One day he’ll be a mighty man whom all the world will praise! Oh, Buster...

The count-down has started: 10-9-8... BUSTER will soon amaze us again, and it’s not too long before the film world will open its magical doors to film fans young and old, and let them in to see the 169 fantastic films in this year’s programme. We have 11 days packed with film and media events. On 9th September, we’ll roll out the red carpet at Imperial Cinema, and celebrate BUSTER’s 10-year birthday party with songs and joy, followed by an exclusive preview screening of the 3D animation ‘Sammy’s Adventure: The Secret Passage’. The festival’s programme is filled with many exciting surprises this year. BUSTER will show films from all five continents, both short and long, mainstream and art-house, serious and entertaining. There is a huge diversity of good stories on offer, which we are proud to have obtained from all over the world. There are imaginative shorts for the youngest children at Børnebiffen, which are assembled in such a way that the contents and the length suit the needs of 3- to 6-year-olds. There are children’s films for 6- to 13-year-olds and youth films for audiences aged 14 and above. The entire programme is filled with fantastic pieces that manage to talk to children and youth on their own terms, so that they can see themselves in the films and grow with them. The film series BUSTER for Real, which focuses on ‘Cool Girls on Film’, is our contribution to the equal rights debate. Our film programme is addressed to all children and youth starting at 3 years old, as well as their school teachers, parents, older siblings, grandparents and kindergarten teachers. Everyone is sure to find a film that meets their taste. This year, we have created a new and experimental media playground: BUSTER’s Media-Lab, and nobody should miss out on it! During the week, we invite school classes to play with various media: BUSTER’s Media-Lab offers challenging workshops, an exciting treasure hunt, a demonstration of new educational computer games and fun entertainment presented by skilled instructors and fantastic hosts, many who are known from national TV. During the weekend, families with children can enjoy the media playground for themselves. The entire project will take place at Pressen in Politiken’s House on Copenhagen’s town hall square, Rådhuspladsen, and costs only 15 kr. per person to attend, just like our cinema tickets. BUSTER Gives it a Go is the series where you can watch an inspiring film and subsequently face a challenge in a workshop. This year, the topic is ‘Sport & Health’, but with BUSTER’s special take on the subject. Professional instructors will guide the audiences through workshops in kung fu, laughter, climbing, boxing and cooking.

BUSTER is on the road again and will be visiting cinemas all around Denmark including screens in Ishøj, Tisvildeleje, Holte, Humlebæk, Middelfart and Fredericia, and also making a trip to show films to the people of Nuuk in Greenland. Denmark’s largest film competition for youth and young filmmakers, OREGON, has grown even bigger this year and boasts 50 films from 50 new film-making talents. The best productions of this year’s entry will be announced in Copenhagen at the end of three days of inspirational workshops, film screenings and presentations with respected filmmakers. BUSTER’s educational DVD 2 will make sure that the films will reach all the way out to Denmark’s classrooms and become a part of the syllabus. BUSTER has acquired the rights and prepared teaching materials for 10 shorts and documentaries from last year’s short film programme, and will distribute the DVDs for free to all schools in Denmark. These five projects have come about thanks to the support of the Nordea Fund, which is supporting us again now in 2010. As a consequence of the great success we’ve had with our weekend events, we have two weekends this year packed with film events for families. The programme will offer screenings in the city’s cinemas as well as release events, where you among other things can meet Curious George and Carsten & Gitte. At FILM-X you can produce your own films, and the Royal Danish Theatre invites you to an experimental performance of ‘Benny’s Bathtub’. There will also be special film events in collaboration with Denmark’s Aquarium, the National Museum and ARKEN. Finally, BUSTER’s Media-Lab will be open from 10:00 to 18:00 hrs during both weekends. We would like to say a heartfelt thank you to our sponsors, contributors, helpful volunteers, interns and everyone else who has made this year’s festival possible. Our great thanks also go to all the participating cinemas - without their support, there would be no BUSTER. And last but not least, BUSTER is proud that HRH Crown Princess Mary is once again supporting us by being the festival’s patroness. We are look forward to showing off what BUSTER is capable of... Füsun Eriksen Festival Director


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Tickets Tickets for BUSTER’s film screenings, workshops and BUSTER’s Media-Lab cost 15 kr, with the exception of Børnebiffen, where entrance is free of charge. Tickets for individual screenings and events can be ordered and collected at the cinemas where the individual screenings take place. Note that pre-ordered tickets have to be picked up at the latest one week after the order has been placed. If tickets are ordered less than one week before the festival begins, the cinema’s individual pre-booking rules apply. If events take place in other places than cinema theatres, the tickets can be ordered at buster.dk. FILM-X workshops can be ordered via telephone at FILM-X: 3374 3410. Tickets for ‘Benny’s Bathtub’ at the Royal Playhouse can be bought via www.kglteater.dk Ticket sales start on Monday 9th August.

Age Limits BUSTER has age recommendations for all films in the programme. For those films that are in Danish distribution, the Media Council has issued specific age recommendations. See medieraadet.dk for more information. The age recommendations aim to define the primary target group as much as possible. We ask you to respect the lower age limit that we indicate in the programme. The upper age limit is up to you to assess. You know your students / children best.

Languages and Subtitles All films that have an age recommendation of 13+ will be shown in the original language with English subtitles. If the film’s main language is English, the films in the 13+ category will be shown without subtitles. Non-Danish films for children aged 3 to 12 are shown with Danish interpreting.

Information Desks If you have any questions, you can approach one of our information desks between 09:00 and 12:30 hrs every day during the festival period. The information desks are located in Palads, Cinemaxx and Grand Teatret cinemas. The information desk at Palads is even open until 18:00 hrs every day up to and including 12th September. From the 13th to the 19th September, the information desk at Palads closes at 15:00 hrs.


CONTENTS

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CONTENTS

WELCOME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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CONTENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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CINEMAS 6 VENUES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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SPONSORS AND PARTNERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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OPENING GALA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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AWARD CEREMONY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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CHILDREN’S JURY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 INTERNATIONAL JURY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 OFFICIAL PROGRAMME: CHILDREN . . . . . . . . . 12 JURY / YOUTH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 OFFICIAL PROGRAMME: YOUTH . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 JURY / SHORTS AND DOCUMENTARIES . . . . . . 34 DOCUMENTARIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 SHORTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 SUPER HEROES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 COOL GIRLS ON FILM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 BUSTER AT BØRNEBIFFEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 BUSTER ON TOUR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 FILM-X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 BUSTER WORKSHOPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 WEEKEND EVENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 MEDIA LAB: WORKSHOPS FOR SCHOOLS . . . . 75 MEDIA LAB: WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT . . . . 82 MEDIA LAB: WEEKEND WORKSHOPS . . . . . . . . 86 MEDIA LAB: GAMES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 MEDIA LAB: MASTER CLASS & PANEL DEBATES 95 MEDIA LAB: WORKSHOPS FOR TEACHERS . . . . 97 OREGON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 PROGRAMME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 BUSTER 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113


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COPENHAGEN CINEMAS

OTHER CINEMAS

OTHER VENUES

Cinemateket Gothersgade 55 1123 Copenhagen K Tickets: 3374 3412 or cinemateket.dk

Birkerød Bio Hovedgaden 34C 2460 Birkerød Tickets: buster.dk

Arken Skovvej 100 2635 Ishøj Tickets: buster.dk

Falkoner Biografen Sylows Allé 15 2000 Frederiksberg Tickets: 7013 1211 or kino.dk

Bryggens B&U Center Artillerivej 71 C 2300 Copenhagen K Tickets: buster.dk

CinemaxX Kalvebod Brygge 57 1560 Copenhagen V Tickets: 7010 1202 or kino.dk Empire Bio Guldbergsgade 29F 2200 Copenhagen N Tickets: 35 36 00 36 or empirebio.dk Grand Teatret Mikkel Bryggers Gade 8 1460 Copenhagen K Tickets: 3315 1611 or grandteatret.dk Palads Biografen Axeltorv 9 1609 Copenhagen V Tickets: 7013 1211 or kino.dk

Bibliografen Bagsværd Hovedgade 116 2880 Bagsværd Tickets: buster.dk Humle Bio Ny Strandvej 100 3050 Humlebæk Tickets: buster.dk Ishøj Bio Ishøj Østergade 28 2635 Ishøj Tickets: buster.dk Kinopalæet Klampenborgvej 215B 2800 Kgs. Lyngby Tickets: 7013 1211 or kino.dk Reprise Teatret Øverødvej 12 2840 Holte Tickets: buster.dk Tisvilde Bio Hovedgaden 38 3220 Tisvildeleje Tickets: buster.dk

FILM-X Gothersgade 55 1123 Copenhagen S Tickets: 3374 3410 Weekend: 3374 3412 Frederiksberg Hovedbibliotek Falkoner Plads 3 2000 Frederiksberg Tickets: buster.dk Lyngby Kulturhus Klampenborgvej 215B 2800 Lyngby Tickets: buster.dk Nationalmuseet Frederiksholms Kanal 12, 1220 Copenhagen K Tickets: buster.dk Kulturhus Islands Brygge Islands Brygge 18 2300 Copenhagen S Tickets: buster.dk Kulturstationen Vanløse Frode Jakobsens Plads 4, 1. sal 2720 Vanløse Tickets: buster.dk Planetariet Gl. Kongevej 10 1610 Copenhagen V Tickets: 3312 1224 BUSTERS Medielab Pressen i Politikens Hus Rådhuspladsen 37 1785 Copenhagen V Tickets: buster.dk or in the entrance Salen i Politikens Hus Vestergade 28, porten 1456 Copenhagen K Tickets: buster.dk Skuespilhuset Sankt Annæ Plads 36 1250 Copenhagen K Tickets: kglteater.dk


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Thanks to Thanks to all our esteemed colleagues at Copenhagen Film Festivals, jury members, Media Desk Danmark / Ene Katrine Rasmussen, DFI B&U, Thure Munkholm.


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OPENING GALA

Opening Gala 148 min.

Sammys store eventyr, Belgien, 2010, 88 min., instr: Ben Stassen

Come and help kick off BUSTER!

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BUSTER invites you toog the mother all opening ceremonies Kom skydofBUSTER i gang! on 9th September at 09:00 hrs at Imperial Cinema. To celebrate our 10-year anniversary, we will roll out BUSTER inviterer til alle tiders brag af en åbningsgalla torsdag d. 9. september the red carpet, the makers of the film ‘Buster’s andløber screen a kl.pay 9.00 tribute i Imperial.toI anledning af vores 10-års jubilæum rullerWorld’ vi den røde hylder skaberne‘Sammy’s af filmen ’Busters verden’ og byder til forpremiere på 3Dpreview of theud,3D animation Adventures’. animationsfilmen ’Sammys store eventyr’.

I biografens foyer vil Danmarks Akvarium fortælle om havskildpadder, og detthrough er Mikkel and Sofie, two Danish children’s television hosts, will guide you også muligt at prøve at klappe en levende skildpadde. today’s programme, which will kick off 11 days of films for children and young Værterne fra Ramasjang Live og Sommer Summarum, Mikkel og Sofie,and vil ståNanna i people. Before the screening, there will be plenty of fun on stage, spidsen for dagens program, som er startskuddet for 11 dages filmfest for børn og Lüders will sing theInden titlefisong from ‘Buster’s World’, accompanied the children’s unge. lmen er der sjov på scenen, og Nanna Lüders syngerby titelmelodien fra ’Busters ledsaget af Sct. Annæ Gymnasiums børnekor. choir of Sct. Annæ highverden’ school. Get to pat a tortoise, and see the shell of a real sea turtle, when Denmark’s Aquarium I filmen ’Sammys store eventyr’ følger vi havskildpadden Sammys eventyrlige liv gennem before 50 år fyldt spændende, sjove fantastiske oplevelser. comes to the cinema themed screening of the 3Doganimation ‘Sammy’s Adventures’.

In ‘Sammy’s Adventures’ we meet the sea turtle Sammy. Sammy hatched on a California beach in 1959 and went straight into the sea. Like all sea turtles, he now has to travel an enormous journey across the oceans before - 50 years later - returning to the beach he was born on. But Sammy discovers that the sea holds many dangers. The world is changing, and those changes are reflected in the blue waves. ‘Sammy’s Adventures’ is a beautiful and entertaining Belgian 3D animation that has received international acclaim.

OPENING GALA / ÅBNINGSGALLA 60 min.

SAMMY’S ADVENTURES - THE SECRET PASSAGE Belgium 2009, 88 min. Danish Version Director: Ben Stassen / Production: nWave Pictures / Producer: Gina Gallo, Ben Stassen, Caroline Van Åbningsgalla Torsdag d. 9. september Iseghem / Script: Domonic Paris / Cast: Danske Kl. 9.00 Danmarks Akvarium fortæller om havskildpadder, stemmer: Timm Vladimir (Sammy), Bro (Ray), og der serveres forfriskninger fra Nicolas Grønne Gaarden. Kl. 9.30 Sally (AnnaRamasjang David). Live-værter byder velkommen, og Nanna synger. Kl. 10.00 Forpremiere på filmen ’Sammys store eventyr’ Imperial Billetbestilling: 70 13 12 11 Billetpris: 15 kr. Saft sponsoreret af

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Before the screening of the film, Denmark’s Aquarium will give children the opportunity to learn about sea turtles as well as to see and touch living turtles. Mikkel Kryger & Sofie Lauridsen Ramasjang Live-værter

Nanna Lüders Sangerinde

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PRISUDDELING AWARD CEREMONY

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’Grusomme mig’, USA, 2010, 95 min., instr. Chris Renaud og Pierre CoďŹƒn

Closing Gala Glade vindere og grumme skurke

Prisuddeling

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Fredag d. 17. september kl. 9.30 inviterer BUSTER til prisuddeling i Palads. Vores jurymedlemmer har set alle ďŹ lm i konkurrence, og børnejuryen er klar til at uddele priserne Nordisk Film Fondens Bedste Film til Børn On Friday 17th September at 09:30 hrs, BUSTER invites you toPublikumspris. the awards ceremony CLOSING og Bedste Børneskuespiller. Derudover uddeles ogsĂĽ Politi kens Jacob Riising styrer slagets gang,Our sĂĽ det bliver en formiddag hurlumhej. Eftfilms, er de lykkelige blevet in Palads. jury members havefyldt by med nowspĂŚnding, seen all sjov theogcompetition and thevindere er 60 min. hyldet, er det en stor ĂŚre at kunne invitere til forpremiere pĂĽ den vilde og super sjove 3D-animationsďŹ lm children’s jury is mig’. ready to hand out the d. Nordic Film Foundation’s awards for Best ’Grusomme Kommer i biograferne 7. oktober.

Fredag d. 17. september Kl. 9.30 Forfriskninger Jacob Riising byder velkommen Kl. 10.10 Nordisk Film Fonden og Politiken overrÌkker deres priser Kl. 10.30 ’Grusomme mig’

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Film and Best Child Actor. In addition, Politiken will hand over its Audience Award. De store computeranimerede 3D-ďŹ lm er nĂŚrmest garant for fantastisk underholdning, og ’Grusomme Mig’ Palads Jacob Riising will host the event, so expect a morning filled with excitement, fun DESPICABLE ME er ingen undtagelse. Superskurken Gru har det ikke let. Hans mor har altid vĂŚret uimponeret af ham. Det er lykkedes ham at stjĂŚle el-tĂĽrnet og Frihedsgudinden, men detwe var will desvĂŚrre miniature-modellerne Dørene til salen lukkes kl. 10.00 and hullabaloo. After the bĂĽde luckyEiwinners have been announced, be proud USA 2010, 95 min. fra Las Vegas. Fiaskoerne betyder, at hans kreditvĂŚrdighed i Ondskabsbanken ikke er, hvad den har vĂŚret. Og lling: 70 13 12 11 to screen a preview of the wild and highly amusing 3D animation ‘Despicable Me’, Danish Version Billetbesti sĂĽ bides han i haserne af en opkomling i superskurkehvervet, den unge Vector. Men Gru fĂĽr først hĂŚnderne Billetpris: 15 kr. which rigti willgbe onda general releasetreinforĂŚldreløse Danish cinemas onled7th fulde, han adopterer piger som i enOctober. ond, ond plan om at stjĂŚle mĂĽnen. Director: Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin / Production: Computer-animated 3D films are almost guaranteed to be fantastic entertainment, Illumenation Entertainment / Producer: John Cohen, and ‘Despicable Me’ is no exception. The super-villain Gru is having a hard time. His Janet Healy, ChristopherVĂŚrt Meledrandi Jacob Riising, / Script: Ken Gepetto News mother has always been mightily unimpressed by him. He has managed to steal both Daurio, Sergio Pablos, Cinco Paul. Distr.: UIP the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty, but unfortunately they were miniature versions from Las Vegas. These fiascos mean that his credit rating with the Bank of Evil is not what it once was. And what’s more, he’s facing competition from a young upstart in the super-villain business, the young Vector. But Gru really gets busy when he Hvad adopts three girls as ailm means to an evil, evil plan to steal the moon. Priser er orphaned din favoritf pĂĽ BUSTER? BUSTER er for børn og unge, og derfor vil vi gerne vide, hvilken ďŹ lm I synes bedst om. Stem pĂĽ din favorit til Politikens Publikumspris, nĂĽr du er i biografen med din klasse eller familie.

Danske Filminstruktørers Bedste Film til Børn Küres af den internationale jury Filmens instruktør modtager 3.000 euro

Politiken Fondens Bedste kortfilm Küres af kort- og dokumentarjuryen Filmens instruktør modtager 2.000 euro

Nordisk Film Fondens Bedste Film til Børn Küres af børnejuryen Filmens instruktør modtager 3.000 euro

FAFs Bedste DokumentarďŹ lm KĂĽres af kort- og dokumentarjuryen Filmens instruktør modtager 2.000 euro

Nordisk Film Fondens Bedste Børneskuespiller Küres af børnejuryen Skuespilleren modtager 1.000 euro

Politikens Publikumspris KĂĽres af publikum

Stem og vind et gavekort pĂĽ 1000 kr. til Politiken Plus. Husk at fĂĽ en stemmeseddel, nĂĽr du har vĂŚret i biografen.

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The Awards

IN COMPETITION

Bedste Film til Ungdom Küres af ungdomsjuryen Filmens instruktør modtager 3.000 euro

Børnejuryens priser uddeles til formiddagens fest. De resterende priser uddeles fredag d. 17. september kl. 17.00 i Cinemateket. Billetbestilling: 33 74 34 12 Billetpris: 15 kr.

Danish Film Directors’ Best Film for Children Chosen by the international jury (3,000 euro)

FAF’s Best Documentary Chosen by the short and documentaries jury (2.000 euro) Poliken-Fonden

Nordisk Film Foundation’s Best Film for Children Chosen by the children’s jury (3.000 euro)

Politiken Audience Award Chosen by the audience

Nordisk Film Foundation’s Best Child Actor Chosen by the children’s jury (1.000 euro)

Award Ceremony for the childrens jury: September 17 09:30 at Palads Biografen

Best Film for Youth Chosen by the youth jury (3,000 euro)

Award Ceremony (all other awards): September 17 17:00 at Cinemateket

Politiken Foundation’s Best Short Chosen by the short and documentaries jury (2.000 euro)

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CHILDREN’S JURY

Ida Holm Sørensen

Frederik Ørtoft Andersen

Asta Mostgaard Larsen

My name is Ida Holm Sørensen, and I am 13 years old. I attend Søndergård school in Bagsværd, and during my spare time I play handball for AB. I have played handball for the past six years and I love it, but apart from that I also like spending time with my friends. I love to watch films, especially fantasy films. I really love films where they build an entire universe, like in ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Twilight’. But I’m also a great fan of comedies. Good and funny American comedies are just the thing for me. My favourite series are ‘Friends’ and ‘Gossip Girl’, and my favourite actress is Jennifer Aniston.

My name is Frederik, I’m 12 years old and I attend 6th grade at school. During my spare time I like to box, and I’ve just stopped playing football, which I used to play since I was 5 years old. I love films where there is a bit of action and not all that romantic stuff. Something has to happen, otherwise it gets boring. The films I especially like are ‘Lord of the Rings’, ‘Harry Potter’, ‘James Bond’ (the latest one) etc.

My name is Asta. I’m 12 years old and my birthday is on 5th August. In my spare time, I play handball, but I naturally also like spending time with my friends. I have played handball for 6 years and still love the sport. I like watching films and love going to the cinema with my family and friends.

Morten Voss Hansen

Kira Mielow

Sascha Liri Fabricius Ravat

Hi, my name is Morten. I am 13 years old and attend Det Kongelige Vajsenhus. In my spare time I’m usually together with my friends, but I also play football a lot. Otherwise, I just go for walks and relax with my dog. I love lots of different films, but above all ‘Avatar’. There are many good genres, but my favourite ones are probably action, thriller and comedy.

My name is Kira Mielow. I am 13 years old and am due to attend 8th grade at Det Kongelige Vajsenhus. I love watching films, above all romances, dramas and comedies. My favourite film is ‘Titanic’, and that’s both because it’s exciting and realistic as well as really romantic.

My name is Sascha. I am 14 years old and attend 7th grade at Det Kongelige Vajsenhus. In my spare time I sing a lot and I love music. My tastes are very wide ranging when it comes to film and I like almost everything apart from splatter etc. I really like ‘Harry Potter’, ‘Lord of the Rings’ and films like that. I cry at almost every film I see!


INTERNATIONAL JURY

Børnejury

Carsten Myllerup

Charlotte Sachs Bostrup

Nicolaj Kopernikus

Carsten Myllerup was the co-founder of the alternative film training programme Super16 in 1999. Today he works as a film director, screenwriter and musician. His debut was the youth horror film ‘Midsummer’ from 2003, which was followed by his big breakthrough with the successful TV2 Christmas calendar ‘Jesus & Josefine’ (2003). The characters from the TV series continued their lives in the action adventure film ‘Oskar & Josefine’, which sold over 250,000 cinema tickets. Furthermore, Carsten Myllerup has directed the episodes of a number of TV series, including ‘Hotellet’, ‘Anna Pihl’ and ‘Sommer’.

Charlotte Sachs Bostrup trained as an actress and screenwriter, and she had her debut as a film director in 1996 with the short film ‘Frida’s First Time’. Over the past 15 years, she has written and directed a large number of TV series, shorts and feature films, including episodes of the TV series ‘Nynne’ and ‘Nikolaj og Julie’ as well as films such as ‘Anja & Viktor’, ‘Lost Generation’ and ‘Veninder’. Most recently, Charlotte has been behind the three award-winning children’s films ‘Karla’s World’, ‘Karla & Katrine’ and ‘Karla & Jonas’, which are based on Renée Toft Simonsen’s books. Apart from directing, Charlotte teaches creative writing and personal performance.

Nicolaj Kopernikus trained as an actor and has been a central figure at a large number of theatres as well as within Danish film over the past 15 years. His breakthrough on the silver screen came in 1997 with ‘Let’s Get Lost’, and he won a Bodil for best supporting actor in Per Fly’s ‘The Bench’ from 2000. Nicolaj has taken part in numerous children’s films, including ‘Flyvende Farmor’, ‘Island of Lost Souls’, the three ‘Karla’ films, and he also lends his voice to the new 3D animation ‘Olsen Gang Gets Polished’. From TV, we know Nicolaj above all from roles such as Vagn in ‘The Killing’. In addition, he sits on the panel of the popular Danish radio programme ‘Mads and the monopoly’.

Els Kuiper

Emily Shapiro

Els Kuiper was educated in art and culture at Amsterdam University in 1986. Over the past 20 years, she has worked for the Dutch TV channel VPRO TV, which buys and co-produces TV programmes for children. Since 2005, she has specialised in feature films for children, which are shown on Z@PP, the public Dutch children’s TV station, which shows around 45 Dutch and international children’s films every year. Els has also been a board member of a number of Dutch foundations, including the ‘Dutch National Board of Culture’ and ‘Holland Film Fund’, where she specialised in youth film production and distribution.

Emily Shapiro is a co-founder and current director of the New York International Children’s Film Festival. She is responsible for the festival planning, the film programme and the coordination of the festival’s 50 to 60 volunteers. Emily previously worked as an assistant editor and was in charge of the production company behind the award-winning documentaries ‘Arguing the World’ and ‘Night in Havana’, about Dizzy Gillespie. She has also acted as producer for the parent-oriented websites ‘BabyCenter. com’ and ‘Parent Soup’ on ‘iVillage.com’. And, finally, she has worked for Henson Associates, the makers of the puppets for the Muppet Show.

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OFFICIAL PROGRAMME: CHILDREN

Eep!

Ellen Smit. 6 years + ‘Eep!’ is an adventurous children’s film about the girl-bird Viegeltje, who is half bird, half human. Viegeltje resembles a girl, but she has wings instead of arms. As a baby, she was discovered by an elderly couple who were interested in birds, and they decide to keep her and raise her like an ordinary girl. But Viegeltje is anything but an ordinary girl. When the other birds head south, she feels like joining them. But her human parents can’t do without her. They are worried that she might not be able to survive and they therefore follow her. The result is an adventurous journey for all involved, as they meet plenty of helpful people and experience things that lead to a deeper understanding of life.

EEP! The Netherlands, Belgium 2009, 81 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Ellen Smit / Production: A Private View / Producer: Leontine Petit, Joost de Vries / Script: Joke van Leeuwen / Camera: Theo Bierkens / Cast: Ties Dekker, Diederik Ebbinge, Kenadie Jourdin Stills: Victor Arnolds. Distr.: Lemming Film

Friends Forever

Tony Loeser, Jesper Møller. 6 years + The mouse Johnny Mauser is harbouring great ambitions to become an actor and nurturing a huge ego to match. Unfortunately, the city’s theatre directors don’t seem to recognise what he thinks are his obvious talents, so he starts looking for new theatres to work at. Of all places, he finds his dream venue out in the countryside - far off-Broadway. The animals on the sleepy farm of Mullewapp are a grateful audience, as Mauser explains to them how famous he is. Mauser plays the heroes with ceremonious pomp, and the slightly naive farm animals begin to believe that he actually IS a hero. Mauser is not in too much of a hurry to clear up that little misunderstanding, which backfires big time when the lamb Cloud is abducted by a big, bad wolf and everyone expects the ‘hero’ Mauser to spring into action.

MULLEWAPP Germany, Italy, France 2009, 77 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Tony Loeser, Jesper Møller / Production: MotionWorks / Producer: Malika Brahmi / Script: Helme Heine / Cast: Benno Fürmann, Joachim Król, Christoph Maria Herbst.


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Ploddy the Police Car Makes a Splash Rasmus A. Sivertsen. 6 years +

Ploddy is a small, happy, black-and-white police car with big, round, friendly eyes. He is shaped like a Volkswagen Beetle just like his American cousin Herbie, but he talks melodic Norwegian. And he’s on his toes as he tries to capture the Badger Brothers, who are planning to steal the pure drinking water in cosy Bodø. The two villains have built a secret water-tapping system inside a mountain. There is plenty of Norwegian nature and mountain vistas in ‘Ploddy the Police Car Makes a Splash’, and the entire spectacular universe is computer-animated. Ploddy’s best friend is a beaver, and he is as funny as Ploddy is fast, with his screeching tires and blue emergency light on his roof. Bob the Builder and Postman Pat have not lived in vain.

PELLE POLITIBIL GÅR I VANNET Norway 2010, 90 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Rasmus A. Sivertsen / Production: Neofilm / Producer: Aage Aaberge / Script: Arthur Johansen / Cast: Robert Stoltenberg, Pernille Sørensen, Gard B. Eidsvold.

Here Comes Lola Franziska Buch. 6 years +

9-year-old Lola is a happy girl. Her Brazilian father sings and dances and tries to start a new restaurant with her grandfather. Lola’s family is a little bit crazy. Her mother’s name is Viktualia, and Lola’s aunt is only two years old. When Lola goes to sleep, she turns into the pop star Jacky Jones, who sings like a dream and is celebrated by everyone. But if there’s one thing she wishes for even more than being a pop star, it’s having a best friend. In her new school, she meets Flo, but Flo doesn’t behave like the other girls, and she also smells of fish. When Flo’s mother is hired in Lola’s father’s restaurant, the two girls are forced to spend their time together. ‘Here Comes Lola’ is a sweet and entertaining film about friendship and about not letting oneself be governed by ones prejudices. The film won the first prize at the children’s film festival in Giffoni.

HIER KOMMT LOLA Germany 2010, 96 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Franziska Buch / Production: Bavaria Filmverleih un Produktion / Producer: Bernd Krause / Script: Venessa Walter, Isabel Abedi / Camera: Bella Halben / Cast: Meira Durand, Felina Czycykowski, Julia Jentsch.


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A Town Called Panic

Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar. 7 years + “Horse! Horse!”, Cowboy shouts with an American accent and a piercing falsetto. Horse is taking piano lessons with his chosen one, and Indian is planning a surprise party to celebrate Horse’s birthday. The Belgian cult television series ‘A Town Called Panic’ has found its way to the big screen, and the result is as brilliant and hysterically funny as the original series. Things start going wrong when Cowboy and Indian order Horse’s birthday present via a fancy online bricks company. But a cup of coffee is accidentally placed on the keyboard, the 50 bricks that their friend should have received turn into 50 million bricks, and panic truly comes to town. It’s not without reason that the most frequently uttered line of the film is “Oh no!”. Thanks to the directors’ unrivalled ability to combine childish innocence with grotesque absurdity, we can confidently guarantee that you’ll never have seen anything quite like it.

PANIQUE AU VILLAGE France 2009, 75 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar / Production: La Parti Productions / Producer: Vincent Tavier / Script: Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar / Camera: Jan Vandenbussche / Cast: Stéphane Aubier, Jeanne Balibar, Nicolas Buysse. Distr.: Coproduction Office

The Indian

Ineke Houtman. 7 years + The life of 8-year-old Koos seems to be perfect. His parents love him, he gets on well with his playmate, the girl next door, and his grandfather has an exciting job in the docks and rides a motorbike. But Koos is wondering why he has black hair and doesn’t resemble his dad. One day, at the supermarket, he meets a Peruvian family, and from then on he becomes highly interested in his biological origins and his people’s rituals. He decides to live like an Indian and is looking forward to the trip to Peru which his father has promised to take him on. But when he overhears his parents being happy about his mother expecting a child, Koos is heartbroken. Will they love him as much as they will love their real child? The Dutch children’s film ‘The Indian’ was awarded the first prize earlier this year at the children’s film festival BUFF in Malmö.

DE INDIAAN The Netherlands 2009, 75 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Ineke Houtman / Production: Bos Bos Film / Producer: Kim Klasse / Script: Nynke Klompmaker / Camera: Sander Snoep / Cast: Matthias den Besten, Claire Lapadu, David Verbaas Stills: Victor Arnolds. Distr.: Bos Bros. Film & TV Productions


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Kenny Begins

Mads Lindberg, Carl Åstrand. 7 years + You have now come to the crazy corner of BUSTER Film Festival. ‘Kenny Begins’ is a wonderfully mad film, which reminds us of science fiction parodies such as ‘Galaxy Quest’ and ‘Spaceballs’. If you don’t get the references, don’t despair, but be prepared to meet star warriors in the classroom and crazy ideas by the dozen. Connoisseur parents might remember that ‘Kenny Begins’ was originally a TV series on Swedish television, but todays teenagers will appreciate the story anew. But everyone is guaranteed to have fun, so long as you have taste for pop culture in general and Star Wars in particular - and it helps if the two are spiced up with a bit of solid self-deprecating humour. Pernilla August and the singer Eva Duhlgren appear in two small but delightful roles as headmaster and waitress respectively.

KENNY BEGINS Sweden 2009, 84 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Mads Lindberg, Carl Åstrand / Production: Film I Skåne / Producer: Patrick Rybrand / Script: Carl Åstrand / Camera: Goran Halberg / Cast: Johan Rheborg, Bill Skarsgård, Carla Abrahamsen, Stills: Göran Hallberg. Distr.: Swedish Film Institute

Little Nicholas Laurent Tirard. 7 years +

The Asterix and Lucky Luke author René Goscinny’s stories about Nicholas, who together with his friends gives rise to chaos and generally makes life difficult for the grownups, are beautifully adapted in ‘Little Nicholas’. Nick fears that his mother is pregnant and that his privilege of being the sole recipient of parental love is therefore under threat. In response to the forthcoming dethronement he mobilises his friends, and one cunning plan after the other is put into effect in order to avoid the terrible destiny of having a younger brother or sister. The film is the French counterpart to the old ‘Father of Four’ films - a warm-hearted, slightly nostalgic tale about the times when energetic little boys walked around in shirts, knickerbockers and with brylcreem in their hair, and were up to no good as soon as their parents looked the other way.

LE PETIT NICOLAS France, Belgium 2009, 91 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Laurent Tirard / Production: Fidélité Productions / Producer: Eric Jehelmann, Genevieve Lemal / Script: Laurent Tirard, Grégoire Vigneron / Camera: Denis Rouden / Cast: Maxime Godart, Valérie Lemercier, Kad Merad.


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Free Birds

Gustavo Giannini. 7 years + When the canary Feifi escapes from a top-secret underground facility, the media magnate Mr. Puertas tries everything to get her back. Feifi has never been free before and doesn’t know how to behave amongst ordinary birds. She tries her absolute best to blend in, so that she can hide from Mr. Puertas. Before long she has made some new friends: the bat Clarita, the pigeon Libia and the sparrow Juan, who feels so drab that he ends up walking around with painted feathers. This motley little crew ends up on a wild and dangerous adventure, where they not only have to escape from Mr. Puertas, but also from a clumsy cat. ‘Free Birds’ is an exciting Argentinian computer animation about friendship and about daring to stand up for oneself.

PLUMIFEROS Argentina 2009, 85 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Gustavo Giannini / Production: Televisión Federal (Telefe) / Producer: Gustavo Giannini / Script: Claudio Andaur, Daniel De Filippo, Peto Menahem, Diego Reinhold / Cast: Fabio Di Tomaso, Luisana Lopilato, Luis Machín.

Rafiki

Christian Lo. 7 years + Mette, Julie and Naisha live in a small, peaceful valley in Norway. Out there, where there is snow all year round, and where the worst thing that can happen is an overturned toboggan or a couple of bruises picked up during a long and fun toboggan run. Mette and Julie get desperate, however, when their friend Naisha disappears just before Christmas. They follow her trail to the big city. Naisha is the daughter of asylum-seekers, and she risks being sent home. ‘Rafiki’ takes place in the space where political correctness starts dissolving and where good child actors and real warm-heartedness take over. Mette, Julie and Naisha are “best friends for ever”, as they say themselves, and they prove this in a politically chilly and slightly rightleaning world. Christian Lo is a first-time director, and he shows he is a good one too.

BESTEVENNER Norway 2009, 79 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Christian Lo / Production: Filmbin AS / Producer: Trine Aadalen Lo / Script: Morten Hovland / Camera: Bjørn Ståle Bratberg / Cast: Regine Stokkevåg, Johanna Girirpio, Live Marie Runde.


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Yuki & Nina

Nobuhiro Suwa, Hippolyte Girardot. 7 years + In Paris, the 10-year-old girl Yuki lives together with her French father and her Japanese mother. One day, she finds out that her parents are going to get divorced, and that she will move with her mother to Japan. Yuki’s world falls apart, and together with her best friend Nina, she starts to hatch sinister plans in order to bring her parents together again. When her plans look like they’re going to fail, and the thought of separation seems too unpleasant, the two girls consider running away as the only option left. They flee to the forests outside Paris, which are filled with mystery and eeriness, but which also somehow help Yuki find the clarification she needs because something pretty fantastic happens when you get lost. ‘Yuki & Nina’ is a moving and poetic film about divorce and friendship told from a child’s perspective.

YUKI & NINA France, Japan 2009, 92 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Nobuhiro Suwa, Hippolyte Girardot / Production: Comme des Cinémas / Producer: Kristina Larsen, Masa Sawada / Script: Hippolyte Girardot, Nobuhiro Suwa / Camera: Josée Deshaies / Cast: Noë Sampy, Arielle Moutel, Tsuyu Shimizu. Distr.: Films Distribution

Treeless Mountain So Yong Kim. 7 years +

In Seoul, Korea, a mother has abandoned her two daughters, 6-year-old Jin and 3-year-old Bin, so she can look for their father. She has promised the girls that she will return as soon as they have filled their piggy bank. They deeply miss their mother, and things don’t improve when they are forced to do cleaning-duties by their strict aunt. From time to time, the aunt gives them some loose change in return for their work, and they immediately put it in the piggy bank, but at this rate, the mother’s return seems like a rather long-term prospect. But the two girls discover that they can earn some extra money by catching grasshoppers, grilling them and selling them as snacks. And when the youngest of them discovers that one can exchange a large coin for many small ones, they soon start filling the piggy bank at high speed. ‘Treeless Mountain’ is a poetic and soulful film about loss and sibling solidarity.

TREELESS MOUNTAIN South Korea 2008, 90 min. Danish Interpreter Director: So Yong Kim / Production: Parts and Labor / Producer: Lars Knudsen, So Yong Kim, Ben Howe, Bradley Rust Gray / Script: So Yong Kim / Camera: Anne Misawa / Cast: Hee-yeon Kim, Mi-hyang Kim, Song-hee Kim. Distr.: Memento Films


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Alamar

Pedro Gonzáles-Rubio. 8 years + We heartily recommend the scenic and sensual ‘Alamar’. The young boy Natan is the planned child of an Italian woman and a man with Mayan roots. The two have separated, however, and from the moment Natan is sent from his mother’s home in Rome on a long journey to live with his father Jorge, his young life changes completely. Jorge lives completely cut off from civilisation, surrounded only by the sea and the sky, in a tree house on columns, where their only friends are the birds. Here, Jorge lives the simple life, enjoying the fruits of nature and the sea, and the audience is placed in the small shoes of Natan, be it on-board a rocking boat with wind blowing through his hair and water under his feet, or with a sense of pure astonishment with the life that can be found under the surface of the sea. ‘Alamar’ is a beautiful adventure in the borderland between documentary and fiction.

ALAMAR Italy, Mexico 2009, 73 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Pedro Gonzáles-Rubio / Production: Mantarraya Producciones / Producer: Pedro GonzálesRubio, Jaime Romandia / Script: Pedro Gonzáles-Rubio / Camera: Pedro Gonzáles-Rubio / Cast: Jorge Machado, Natan Machado Palombini, Nestór Marín. Distr.: MK 2

Jermal

Ravi L. Bharwani, Rayya Makarim. 8 years + When the mother of 12-year-old Jaya dies, he is sent to live with his father, who works as a supervisor on a Malaysian fishing platform, a so-called Jermal. Johan at first doesn’t want to acknowledge his son’s presence, and Jaya has to learn to stand on his own two feet in the harsh and isolated environment on the platform. He is bullied and ridiculed by the other boys, who give him the nickname professor, because he knows how to read - but he slowly learns how to survive and rises up the ranks. It turns out that a dark shadow hanging over the past is the reason for Jaya’s father not acknowledging him. A few old letters from Jaya’s mother make him change his mind, however, and at the end of the film, Jaya and Johan are no longer strangers, but father and son. ‘Jermal’ is a fine tale about searching for ones origins, and about forgiveness and reconciliation.

JERMAL Indonesia 2009, 90 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Ravi L. Bharwani, Rayya Makarim / Production: Ecco Films Indonesia / Producer: Jeroen Beker, Orlw Seunke, Frans van Gestel / Script: Ravi L. Bharwani, Orlow Seunke / Camera: M. Claire Pijman / Cast: Iqbal S. Manurung, Didi Petet, Yayu A.W. Unru. Distr.: ECCO Films Indonesia


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The Crocodiles Christian Ditter. 8 years +

‘The Crocodiles’ is a best-selling German book from 1977, written by Max von der Grün, but the dust has been blown off its covers and the result is a film that all perky boys and girls can look forward to in 2010. Children who like the Danish films ‘Catch That Girl’ and ‘Miracle’ will not be disappointed when they join these young live wires on a trip to a suburb of Dortmund. The film begins with a lively action scene on the roof of an old house, where the new kid Hannes has to pass a manhood test in order to be accepted in the gang of ‘The Crocodiles’. The passes the test, but it is only by a hair’s breadth and with his fingers grasping the gutters that he avoids turning into ketchup on the sidewalk. From then on, the trip slaloms between fearful parents and large teenage thugs on tuned motorcycles.

VORSTADTKROKODILE Germany 2009, 98 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Christian Ditter / Production: Constantin Film / Producer: Anita Schneider, Christian Becker / Script: Christian Ditter, Martin Ritzenhoff / Camera: Christian Rein / Cast: Nick Romeo Reimann, Fabian Halbig, Leonie Tepe. Distr.: Delphis Films Inc.

Hands Up

Romain Goupil. 8 years + In 2067, Milana is remembering an event in her childhood, when she - faced with a case of social injustice - decides to fight back. In France, illegal immigrants are regularly deported. Grownups hold speeches and protest, but the deportations continue, and the people whose papers aren’t in order are extremely worried. Milana is attending fifth grade at school and she originally comes from Chechnya. When her friend Youssef and his family are deported, she is scared that she’ll be next. Together with her friends Alice, Claudio, Blaise and Ali, she hatches a plan that needs to be kept secret from the grownups at all costs. As long as they don’t say anything, they can stick together and never be found. ‘Hands Up’ is an intense French children’s drama with a relevant social message.

LES MAINS EN L’AIR France 2010, 90 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Romain Goupil / Production: Les Films Du Losange / Producer: Margret Managoz / Script: Romain Goupil / Camera: Irina Lubtchansky / Cast: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Linda Doudaeva, Jules Ritmanic. Distr.: Les Films du Losange


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East End Angels Lars Berg. 9 years +

‘East End Angels’ is a classic children’s crime story about the meaning of friendship and solidarity in the struggle for justice. The 12-year-old friends Ohna, Maja and Rikke are the three dynamic members of the East End Angels gang. Maja and Rikke are going to spend their summer holidays with Ohna’s family. Ohna’s grandmother and her brother work at the family restaurant Saigon House. One day, the police discover large quantities of drugs hidden away in the restaurant. The police arrests Ohna’s brother Yahn, whom they suspect to be a part of a larger smuggling ring. Ohna and her grandmother are unhappy about the prospect of Yahn having to go to prison, and they are also convinced that he is innocent. As the police investigations are highly inadequate, the East End Angels decide to launch their own inquiry.

ASFALTENGLENE Norway 2010, 78 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Lars Berg / Production: MAIPO AS / Producer: Synnøve Hørsdal / Script: Kjersti Ugelstad, Vibeke Idsøe / Camera: Gaute Gunnari / Cast: Emma Høgh Åslein, Nini Bakke Kristiansen, Helene Nybråten.

Ilai and Ben Ori Ravid. 9 years +

12-year-old Eli is a wild beast in school, where he invents all sorts of tricks to fool the teachers, while making a pass at the class’s cute girls. All of which makes his father very proud. But suddenly, Eli’s world is turned upside down, when his father is accused of having accepted a bribe in his job as an architect. Eli is convinced that his father is innocent, but he slowly discovers that things are a bit more complicated than they seem at first. This is hard for Eli to come to terms with, but he finds power in adversity and, inspired by his father’s case, he starts to fight against the injustice he experiences at school and among his friends, even if that earns him the odd bruise. ‘Eli & Ben’ takes place in Israel, but is a universal story about getting to know ones parents for better and for worse, and about finding a solution to even the worst problems imaginable.

ILAI AND BEN Israel 2008, 89 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Ori Ravid / Production: Inosan productions / Producer: Moshe Danon / Script: Ori Ravid / Camera: Itay Vinograd / Cast: Lior Ashkenazi, Shmuel Edelman, Sigalit Fuchs.


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In the Attic Jiri Barta. 9 years +

In the attic of an old house, various toys have been left abandoned - rejected by their owners. But these toys have a secret - they come to life when no-one is around. An old suitcase forms a house for the doll Buttercup, the marionette Prince Charming, the plasticine creature Shubert and Teddy Bear, and together they are enjoying their daily routines, until the ruler of the Land of Evil comes and kidnaps Buttercup. Now, her companions have to embark on a perilous quest to save their friend, and there is no lack of dangerous moments as well as comic relief. The film is made by the original puppet film director Jirí Barta, one of the most respected names within animated films both in the Czech Republic and abroad. The film oozes narrative joy, and one will definitely think twice before throwing out old toys after seeing ‘In the Attic’.

NA PUDE ANEB KDO MÁ DNESKA NAROZENINY? Czech Republic 2009, 75 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Jiri Barta / Production: Bio Illusion / Producer: Milos Smidmajer / Script: Jiri Barta, Edgar Bukta / Camera: Zdenek Pospilsi / Cast: Barbora Hrzánová, Boris Hybner, Vladimír Javorsky.

A Brand New Life Ounie Lecomte. 10 years +

The young girl Jinhee is abandoned by her father in an orphanage in South Korea during the 1970s. She is having a hard time coming to terms with her grim fate. Jinhee is convinced that her father will soon come and fetch her, and she therefore refuses to follow the rules. The days pass, and her father has still not turned up. She can’t understand that he could leave her and she tries everything to get in touch with him. The other girls in the orphanage are doing their best to look happy when potential adoptive parents come to visit, and as more and more girls start leaving the orphanage with their “new” parents, Jinhee realises that there is only one way out. ‘A Brand New Life’ is a beautiful but tragic story based on the director Ounie Lecomte’s own experiences.

YEO-HAENG-JA France, South Korea 2009, 92 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Ounie Lecomte / Production: Fine Cut / Producer: Laurent Lavolé, Chang-dong Lee, Jun-dong Lee / Script: Ounie Lecomte / Camera: Hyun Seok Kim / Cast: Sae Ron Kim, Do Yeon Park, Ah-sung Ko. Distr.: Finecut / Cineclick Asia


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I am Kalam

Nila Madhab Panda. 10 years + An ambitious boy, who uses his spare time to read books, is employed by his uncle as a dogsbody in a roadside restaurant. The uncle and an older employee call him Chhotu, a degrading expression for servants, but he won’t put up with that. He insists on being called Kalam, after India’s president, a man who praises the virtues of education as a means to social ascent. One day, an errand makes Kalam ride past the royal palace on a Camel, where Prins Ranvijay observes him with envy from his golden cage. When the two of them meet later on, they develop a friendship that transcends class differences and therefore has to be kept secret. A burglary in the palace puts their friendship to the test, however. ‘I am Kalam’ is an edifying Indian version of the Mark Twain classic ‘The Prince and the Pauper’.

I AM KALAM India 2010, 87 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Nila Madhab Panda / Production: Smile Foundation / Producer: Shantanu Mishra, Jitendra Mishra / Cast: Harsh Mayar, Hussan Saad, Gulshan Grover Sales Agent: IDream Independent Pictures, London, United Kingdom.

Thanks Maa Irfan Kamal. 11 years +

‘Thanks Maa’ is a realistically told children’s drama about survival, solidarity and hope among orphaned street children in the slums around Mumbai. After almost being sexually assaulted, 12-year-old Municipality flees from an orphanage. During his escape, he rescues a two-day-old baby from a fierce dog. He tries to find some responsible grownups among the authorities to whom he can entrust the child, but gives up. Instead, he decides to find the mother himself, helped along by a group of friends who are also street children. Municipality also dreams of finding his own mother one day.

THANKS MAA India 2009, 112 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Irfan Kamal / Production: Quantum Films / Producer: Aziz Makani / Script: Irfan Kamal, Vishal Vjay Kumar / Camera: Ajayan Vincent / Cast: Baby Almas, Master Fayaaz, Master Jaffer. Distr.: IDream Independent Pictures


JURY / YOUTH

Børnejury

Frederikke Dahl Hansen

Elena M. Arndt-Jensen

Viktor Palshøj

16-year-old Frederikke Dahl Hansen has always loved to dress up and act, and has made films with her friends from a very young age. As a 10-year-old, she joined the theatre group Piccoloscenen and subsequently she and her friends formed their own theatre group, where they wrote their own performances. Frederikke has also participated in larger musical productions with Mastodonterne. In 2008, she played her first part in a short film and has played in numerous graduation films from the Danish Film School. Her breakthrough came in 2009 with the TV series ‘Manden med de gyldne ører’. Frederikke has just finished the shooting of the new youth film by Heidi Maria Faisst, where she plays the lead role.

Elena M. Arndt-Jensen is 14 years old and attends 9th grade. Elena had already discovered her interest in acting whilst at Kindergarten, and has attended theatre school since the age of 8. When she was 10, Elena saw a newspaper advert for the role of Karla in the first Karla film, based on the book by Renée Toft Simonsen. She was cast as the lead role in ‘Karla’s World’, for which she was nominated as the year’s ‘new Danish hope’, and also played Karla in the two subsequent films ‘Karla & Katrine’ and ‘Karla & Jonas’. In addition, Elena has acted in commercials and one short film. Elena also holds lectures at children’s and youth film clubs, where she talks about her work in films and what it’s like being a child actress.

Viktor Palshøj is 15 years old and loves football, both in terms of watching the matches in the stadium and on TV, and in terms of playing for his local club which he’s been doing since the age of 5. He also spends a lot of his spare time together with his friends. Viktor’s only role so far has been in Birger Larsen’s children’s film ‘Superbror’ from 2009. In which, with the help of magic from outer space, Buller changes shape so that he becomes the cool older brother that the younger brother Lucas always wished for. It’s a role where Viktor plays both the frightened autistic boy who is scared of cars, and the super-brother who plays the air guitar, flies through the streets and gets involved in a giant fight.

Marcus Rønnov

Carl Winther

Marcus Rønnov is 14 years old and attends 8th grade. Before he joined the world of film, he took part in a theatre play and a few musicals at his school. After a number of auditions, he was given the lead role in Giacomo Campeotto’s 2009 film ‘Storm’. Here, he played Marcus with, among others, Troels Lyby and Kirsten Lehfeldt. Marcus earned rave reviews, and the Berlingske Tidende newspaper called him “the new talent of Danish film”. The film was seen by more than 100,000 Danes. In the summer of 2010, Marcus started acting in his second feature. Otherwise, he mostly spends his free time with his rock band Black Blood, which he runs together with two friends. Marcus also attends guitar lessons and plays tennis.

Carl Winther is 15 years old and has just finished 9th grade. He is attending the music division at Ringe Efterskole. He has always been a keen football player - even playing at a high level. He loves music and film, and is really good at being in the spotlight. He is always ready to perform, no matter what the occasion. When he was only three months old, he was invited to become a photo model. He has since taken part in various commercials as well as shorts, and has played in ‘Little Big Girl’ and the TV series ‘Anna Pihl’. Furthermore, he has lent his voice to play Findus in ‘Pettson and Findus 3’. The highlight of his career so far has been the role of Oliver in ‘Monster Busters’ in 2009.

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Fish Tank

Andrea Arnold. 13 years + “The description of a few decisive weeks in a young girl’s life is so intense, that one feels like one’s heart is pumping in one’s neck and one’s life is lying in ones hands. There is plenty of teenage blues in ‘Fish Tank’, but it is still uplifting - like all good art.” This is how the film critic Kim Skotte described the film, when he reported from Cannes, where Andrea Arnold repeated the accomplishment of her debut film ‘Red Road’ and walked away with the Jury Prize. Fish Tank’s protagonist is called Mia (brilliantly played by the amateur Katie Jarvis) and she is constantly at odds with the world. She is thrown out of school, and her friends exclude her from their group, but one warm summer day, her mother (Kierston Wareing) comes home with a mysterious stranger (Michael Fassbender), who promises to change everything and fill their lives with love.

FISH TANK United Kingdom 2009, 123 min. Danish Subtitles Director: Andrea Arnold / Production: BBC Films / Producer: Kees Kasander / Script: Andrea Arnold / Camera: Robbie Ryan / Cast: Katie Jarvis, Kierston Wareing, Michael Fassbender. Distr.: Camera Film

Princess Mononoke Hayao Miyazaki. 11 years +

Hayao Miyazaki’s absolute breakthrough film takes place in the Muromachi period in Japan. The warrior Ashitaka has been bitten and infected by an enormous beast and has to travel east to find a cure. Here, he lands in the middle of a devastating conflict between a small mining village and the surrounding forest, which has a life of its own, and which fights against the human beings tooth and nail to prevent them from invading and destroying nature. The forest’s champion is Princess Mononoke, a girl who was raised by wolves and who is more animal than human. Nature is permeated by tree spirits and animal deities, and the adventure - like always with Miyazaki - has a clear, ecological edge without resorting to finger-wagging. Add to this the most fantastic creatures and figures as well as the director’s usual signature style, and you have the recipe for a world-class animation.

MONONOKE-HIME Japan 1997, 134 min. Danish Subtitles Director: Hayao Miyazaki / Production: DENTSU Music And Entertainment / Producer: Toshio Suzuki / Script: Hayao Miyazaki / Camera: Atsushi Okui / Cast: Yôji Matsuda, Yuriko Ishida, Yûko Tanaka. Distr.: Camera Film


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Lymelife

Derick Martini. 12 years + Life as a young boy in a small, cosy suburban house can be lovely. It can also be hard and stressful. The atmosphere depends on how the parents are feeling. In ‘Lymelife’, they aren’t feeling too happy. They are having extra-marital affairs, and are at the mercy of their emotions. It’s seldom one sees an American film, where the best forces of Hollywood come together to make a film with children and youth at its core, but this is what Alec Baldwin, Timothy Hutton and Cynthia Nixon (‘Sex and the City’) do here. Two of the Culkin brothers (Rory and Kieran) play the lead roles as the two boys, who are suffering and hoping. They are the younger brothers of Macaulay Culkin, who was ‘Home Alone’ in 1990. Lyme disease is what you get when you’re bitten by a tick. But the film only deals with this in a figurative manner.

LYMELIFE USA 2008, 95 min. Danish Subtitles Director: Derick Martini / Production: A Martini Bros. Production / Producer: Alec Baldwin, Jonathan Cornick, Barbara De Fina, Steven Martini, Angela Somerville, Michele Tayler / Script: Derick Martini, Steven Martini / Camera: Frank Godwin / Editing: Derick Martini, Steven Martini, Mark Yoshikawa / Cast: Alec Baldwin, Timothy Hutton, Cynthia Nixon. Distr.: Cinemavault

Cosmonaut

Susanna Nicchiarelli. 13 years + The space race is in full swing, and the battle lines have been drawn between the USA and the USSR. Luciana is a 15-year-old Italian girl with a burning passion for communism and women’s liberation, which gives rise to quite a few conflicts with the people she is surrounded by. But her opinions are there to stay. On the other hand, she is finding it harder to come to terms with life’s emotional aspects. She falls in love with the gorgeous guy from the communist club, but ends up kissing the fat and somewhat clumsy boy and becomes his girlfriend. Her brother is a nerd, who is obsessed with outer space. He has problems with social integration and therefore requires extra care. His parents aren’t exactly overwhelming with attention, so Lucia has to step in. Sometimes life can just get a bit too much for a teenager. ‘Cosmonaut’ is a heart-warming teenage drama and an eminent period piece.

COSMONAUTA Italy 2009, 83 min. English Subtitles Director: Susanna Nicchiarelli / Production: Fandango / Producer: Domenico Procacci / Script: Teresa Ciabatti, Susanna Nicchiarelli / Camera: Gherardo Gossi / Cast: Pietro Del Giudice, Susanna Nicchiarelli, Angelo Orlando. Distr.: Fandango Portobello


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Gentlemen Broncos Jared Hess. 13 years +

In 2004, the director and screenwriter Jared Hess was behind one of the year’s greatest comedy hits with ‘Napoleon Dynamite’, a crazy low-budget film, which surprisingly found its way to a large audience. With ‘Gentlemen Broncos’, Hess once again demonstrates top form. The film is about the teenager Benjamin, whose illusions come undone when he discovers that his great hero, the sci-fi fantasy author Chevalier has brashly plagiarised a story that Benjamin wrote for a seminar, which Chevalier held for budding writers. And things don’t get any better, when a self-taught film director makes a disastrous adaptation. Hess has a penchant for all things kitsch, alternative and unmodern, but the characters and their unfortunate behaviour are never over-exploited. The film is not a freak parade, where one can point at people. It is a tribute - and a brilliantly funny one at that.

GENTLEMEN BRONCOS USA 2009, 90 min. English Version Director: Jared Hess / Production: Rip Cord Production / Producer: John J. Kelly / Script: Jared Hess, Jerusha Hess / Camera: Munn Powell / Cast: Michael Angarano, John Baker, Robin Ballard. Distr.: Fox Film

The Round-Up Roselyn Brosh. 13 years +

‘The Round-Up’ is the most captivating and moving account of the Holocaust since ‘Schindler’s List’. Joseph is 11 years old and on his way home from school with a yellow star sewn onto his clothes. Every day, he is both sneered at and helped by the people in the town. Caught between kindness and hostility, he and his family have learned to get by in the German-occupied Montmartre neighbourhood in Paris, and in spite of the troubles, they are leading a comparatively safe life. At least that’s what they think, until the morning of the 16th of July 1942, when their fragile existence starts falling apart. From the Vélodome D’Hiver, where 13,000 Jews are packed together in a huge arena, to the camp in Beaune-La-Rolande and from Vichy to the terraces of Berghof, the film follows the victims and the executioners of one of the 2nd World War’s most shameful chapters.

LA RAFLE France 2010, 110 min. Danish Subtitles Director: Roselyn Brosh / Production: Légende Films / Producer: Alain Goldman / Script: Roselyn Brosh / Camera: David Ungaro / Cast: Jean Reno, Mélanie Laurent, Gad Elmaleh. Distr.: Miracle Film


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The Be All and End All Bruce Webb. 13 years +

15-year-old Robbie has just been diagnosed with a serious heart defect and has taken to hospital. The prospects are not good - it is very likely that he’ll die. His parents and his best friend Ziggy are totally devastated by the bad news, but Robbie doesn’t seem to care about anything. But when Ziggy promises that he’d do anything for him, Robbie does come up with one thing he’d like to do before he dies. He’d like to have sex with a girl. Thus, Ziggy is burdened with the thankless task of having to seek out a cute girl who could imagine making such a contribution for an incurable patient. It’s not as easy as he first imagines. ‘The Be All and End All’ is a well-played British comedy drama about the meaning of friendship, about the first time, and about the many surprises - both bitter and sweet - that life has to offer.

THE BE ALL AND END ALL United Kingdom 2009, 93 min. English Version Director: Bruce Webb / Production: Whatever Pictures / Producer: John Maxwell, Bruce Webb / Script: Steve Lewis, Tony Owen / Camera: Zillah Bowes / Cast: Neve McIntosh, Liza Tarbuck, Josh Bolt.

7X - This Is Our Kids Emil Jonsvik. 13 years +

‘7X’ is a harsh, contemporary youth drama about hopelessness, violence and vulnerability in a gloomy and grey suburb somewhere in Sweden. In this realistically portrayed world lives Edvin, who is a new kid at school and who quickly becomes the victim of brutal bullying. The girls Jenny and Mi support each other, while they fight their way through a life dominated by drinking and violence. Morgan and Martina are left to their own devices, when their parents disappear and leave them on their own with a pile of unpaid bills. One of the characters accidentally discovers an abandoned handgun, which becomes highly coveted. It changes hands numerous times and in different ways comes to be associated with their hope for change.

7X - LIKA BARN LEKA BÄST Sweden 2010, 97 min. English Subtitles Director: Emil Jonsvik / Production: First Edition Pictures / Producer: Emil Jonsvik / Script: André Sebastie / Camera: Emil Jonsvik / Cast: Tom Ljungman, Susanna Roald, Fredrik Johansson. Distr.: Swedish Film Institute


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The Boat Race

Bernard Bellefroid. 13 years + 15-year-old Alex lives at home alone with his father, Thierry, in a small apartment in Belgium. Thierry is aggressive and violent towards Alex, so everyday life consists of arguments and scuffles between father and son, when the latter isn’t working hard at the local supermarket. Alex’s only highlight is the rowing club, where he is respected and appreciated for his personality and his talent. His goal is to win the Belgian championships, so he trains hard together with his coach Sergi, while his father’s terror and innumerable outbursts of anger put a halt to Alex’s sport several times. In the end, however, Alex manages to break free, and he slowly learns, with the help of Sergi and the perseverance of his girlfriend Muriel, to trust other people again. ‘The Boat Race’ is a moving and intense film about believing in oneself and in ones dreams.

LA RÉGATE Belgium, Luxembourg, France 2009, 91 min. English Subtitles Director: Bernard Bellefroid / Production: Liason Cnematographique / Producer: Patrick Quinet / Script: Bernard Bellefroid / Camera: Alain Marcoen / Cast: Joffrey Verbruggen, Thierry Hancisse, Sergi López. Distr.: Pyramide International

Sebbe

Babak Najafi. 13 years + 15-year-old Sebastian lives together with his young mother Eva in a social housing complex in a suburb of the Swedish city of Gothenburg. He is a loner who gets bullied in school by the other classmates, ignored by the teachers, and at times terrorised psychologically and physically by his mother, who is having a hard time after the death of his father and is struggling with her unemployment and alcoholism. The only time Sebastian finds peace is when he can repair broken and discarded items. But his hobby is just not enough to give Sebastian’s life a meaning, but becomes more a form of escape, and one day things go horribly wrong when Sebastian is accused of stealing. ‘Sebbe’ is a beautiful, but painful, account of how wrong things can go, if all one experiences is feeling let down, defeated, stigmatised and excluded. The film won the Best First Feature Film award in Berlin.

SEBBE Sweden, Finland 2009, 76 min. English Subtitles Director: Babak Najafi / Production: Garagefilm International / Producer: Rebecka Lafrenz, Mimmi Spång / Script: Babak Najafi / Camera: Simon Pramsten / Cast: Sebastian Hiort af Örnäs, Kenny Wåhlbrink, Eva Melander. Distr.: Swedish Film Institute


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Sweet Evil

Oliver Coussemacq. 13 years + Céline is hiding in the outhouse of a judge and his wife, and she is only discovered after a few weeks. She has run away from her foster parents after her mother has ended up in prison. But it turns out that it’s not by accident that she has chosen the house of exactly this judge. Things get exciting when the family hesitates to get in touch with the social authorities and actually becomes surprisingly friendly with the lost teenager. Céline quietly and subtly makes herself indispensable, and this becomes a challenge for both the judge and his wife. The film’s title hints at a horror movie, and in a way, this is what we get, but the horror takes place entirely on a psychological level - not in a traditional way with monsters in the woods and such like. The beast can be found within ourselves, and it moves! It comes to life as a power struggle, with life’s small actions as its weapons.

L’ENFANCE DU MAL France 2009, 93 min. English Subtitles Director: Oliver Coussemacq / Production: Local Films / Producer: Nicolas Brevière / Script: Olivier Coussemacq / Camera: Alexis Kavyrchine / Cast: Anaïs Demoustier, Pascal Greggory, Ludmila Mikaël. Distr.: UMedia

Yahtzee

Katja Eyde Jakobsen. 13 years + The die has been cast in the Norwegian film ‘Yahtzee’, and it doesn’t look as if it’s going to be either a five or a six for 15-year-old Daggi. He has no parents and moves from one orphanage to another. He doesn’t fit in very easily, as he tries to keep the rest of the world at arms length. As the Zippo lighter goes click in his hand something also goes click in his head. In the film’s first scene, he is struggling to get out of a small room that has caught fire, and during the entire film he is struggling to find himself. It is a symbolic scene for ‘Yahtzee’, as Daggi often has to add up the few points he has won, and resort to chance as opposed to scoring two pairs or a full house. This is Katja Eyde Jakobsen’s debut, and she expertly illustrates Daggi’s everyday life with lively hand-held camerawork and a bold pop and rock soundtrack.

YATZY Norway 2009, 78 min. English Subtitles Director: Katja Eyde Jakobsen / Production: 4 1/2 Film / Producer: Karin Julsrud / Script: Harald Rosenløw-Eeg / Camera: Øystein Mamen / Cast: Kastriot Kastrati, Hanna Khalid, Fredrik Torjussen.


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Vegas

Gunnar Vikene. 14 years + With his tale about a group of youngsters who are having a hard time finding their place in life, the Norwegian director Gunnar Vikenes confirms, without a shadow of doubt, that he is one of his country’s best filmmakers. The teenager Thomas is sent to a drop-in-centre for youths after his mother is once again physically abused by her new boyfriend. Here, he meets Marianne and Terje, who are in a similar situation, but who deal with it in totally different ways. Terje has lost his mother in a tragic accident, for which he feels responsible. Marianne usually destroys all relationships, but together they find a shared dream and set out on a journey, where they each have their own destination. Vikene approaches his characters head-on and thereby manages to feel the pulse of their generation.

VEGAS Norway 2009, 93 min. English Subtitles Director: Gunnar Vikene / Production: Cinenord Spillefilm / Producer: Tanya Badendyck, Silje Hopland Eik / Script: Torun Lian, Gunnar Vikene / Camera: Marek Wieser / Cast: Karoline Stemre, Jørgen Hausberg Nilsen, Sindre Kvalvåg Jacobsen.

In Your Arms Hubert Gillet. 14 years +

As a small boy, 16-year-old Louis was abandoned by his biological mother and thereafter grew up with adoptive parents. He lives a secluded and isolated life, and he can’t stop thinking of his origins. One day, he sets out to find his mother, Solange, in spite of his adoptive parents misgivings. It turns out that Solange is a flower merchant in a small French town, and Louis spies on her while he tries to gather the courage to confront her with the events of their past. The result is a tough process for both mother and son, but they are well supported by Clementine, whom Louis falls in love with. ‘In Your Arms’ is a powerful youth film, where classic subjects such as the search for identity and love are central elements.

DANS TES BRAS France 2009, 83 min. English Subtitles Director: Hubert Gillet / Production: Sombreo Productions / Producer: Alain Benguigi / Script: Hubert Gillet / Camera: Crystel Fournier / Cast: Jules Ritmanic, Martin Loizillon, Lola Naymark. Distr.: Films Distribution


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Starring Maja Teresa Fabik. 14 years +

Maja attends high school and has an all-pervading dream: she wants to become an actress. But it is hard to get others to acknowledge ones inner beauty when you’re overweight and socially handicapped. But Maja won’t accept defeat. She has a rock-solid belief in herself, and when she meets the documentary film director Erika, who would like to shoot a portrait of her, she sees a great opportunity to finally be in the spotlight. But the spotlight can be merciless if you’re not allowed to show yourself in the best light. This is what Maja discovers when she gets a role in a TV comedy series, and Erika also has a different agenda than Maja thinks she has. ‘Starring Maja’ is an exciting Swedish comic drama about believing in oneself and daring to be true to oneself.

PRINSESSA Sweden 2009, 94 min. English Subtitles Director: Teresa Fabik / Production: Fastnet Films / Producer: Sandra Harms / Script: Teresa Fabik / Camera: Tobias Höiem-Flyckt / Cast: Zandra Andersson, Moa Silén, Anastasios Soulis. Distr.: Swedish Film Institute

A Step Into the Darkness Atil Inaç. 14 years +

The young girl Cennet is the sole survivor when her family and her village is exterminated by US soldiers in the north of Iraq. Weighed down by grief, she sets out for Kirkuk to find her older brother. Here, she is told that he has been injured by a bomb and taken to a hospital in Istanbul. She puts her fate in the hands of human traffickers, who promise to help her over the impassable mountain passes into Turkey. But when darkness falls, one of the traffickers drags her into a cave and rapes her. Her despair is unbearable, but her suicide attempt is averted by radical Islamists, who help her reach Istanbul. But soon, she is in the grips of a charismatic religious leader, who merely sees her as an instrument for his own violent agenda. ‘A Step into the Darkness’ is a harsh and highly topical human drama about the consequences of terrorism and its methods.

BÜYÜK OYUN Turkey 2009, 120 min. English Subtitles Director: Atil Inaç / Production: TFT Yapim / Producer: Avni Özgürel, Ayfer Özgürel / Script: Atil Inaç, Avni Özgürel / Camera: Atıl Inaç / Cast: Selim Bayraktar, Rana Cabbar, Serdal Genç.


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Themba

Stefanie Sycholt. 15 years + 11-year-old Themba dreams of becoming a professional football player and of following the footsteps of the local hero, the South African national player Adile Khumalo. But even if he trains hard and his hopes of seeing his dreams come true are big, the reality that Themba wakes up to every morning is not uplifting. The huts in the village are falling apart, there is a shortage of food, and football boots and leather balls are a privilege for the rich. Apart from the harsh circumstances, another dark shadow is looming over his sunny nation: AIDS is violently endemic and a huge taboo. Themba experiences this first-hand when he discovers that his best friend Sipho’s mother has died as a result of the terrible illness, and that Sipho and his siblings have buried their mother in the back yard. A relevant but harsh drama about keeping up hope when one stands face to face with a grim future.

THEMBA Germany, South Africa 2010, 100 min. English Subtitles Director: Stefanie Sycholt / Production: DO Production / Producer: Ica Souvignier, Michael Souvignier, Josef Steinberger / Script: Stefanie Sycholt / Camera: Egon Werdin / Cast: Nat Singo, Simphiwe Dana, Jens Lehmann.

Chatroom

Hideo Nakata. 15 years + Jim, Eva, Emily and Mo meet William online in a chat room, where they chat about each others’ problems. They are seduced by William’s charisma, but William is not the person he pretends to be. Jim is vulnerable, and he has no idea how dangerous his new friendship with William is. Fantasy collides with reality, when William and Jim meet face to face in the middle of rush hour in the metro. Without the protection of the online universe, everything suddenly becomes very serious. ‘Chatroom’ has a highly unique, theatrical, surreal, almost David Lynchean atmosphere, where all the rooms change together with the characters, their alter egos, discussions and actions, in order to demonstrate their intimate internet reality. Hideo Nakata’s psychological thriller is a sophisticated youth film based on Enda Walsh’s play, and was one of the most talked-about films in Cannes this year.

CHATROOM United Kingdom 2009, 97 min. English Version Director: Hideo Nakata / Production: Ruby Films / Producer: Laura Hastings-Smith, Alison Owen, Paul Trijbits / Script: Enda Walsh / Camera: Benoît Delhomme / Cast: Aaron Johnson, Imogen Poots, Matthew Beard. Distr.: Scanbox Danmark


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Same Same But Different Detlev Buck. 15 years +

Two young Germans are on holiday in Phnom Penh in Cambodia. There are plenty of attractions in this impoverished but exotic country. The boys get to fire bazookas and make the most of the pulsating nightlife; where there are plenty of temptations, and they rarely say no. Ben ends up in bed with the barmaid Sreykeo and falls in love immediately. When he returns to Hamburg a few weeks later, they have reached an understanding. He sends her money, and she stops prostituting herself. But doubts start nagging Ben. Like his older brother says: “She probably has several men who send her money. She can’t afford being in love.” He has to make a choice. But then comes the bad news: she is tested positive for HIV. ‘Same Same But Different’ is a different kind of love story about culture clash and global social inequality.

SAME SAME BUT DIFFERENT Germany 2009, 107 min. English Subtitles Director: Detlev Buck / Production: Biscuit Films / Producer: Claus Boje, Detlev Buck, / Script: Ruth Toma / Camera: Jana Marsik / Cast: David Kross, Apinya Sakuljaroensuk, Jens Harzer. Distr.: Films Distribution


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JURY / SHORTS AND DOCUMENTARIES

Jesper Waldvogel Rasmussen

Nikolaj Tarp

Nanna Frank Møller

Jesper Waldvogel Rasmussen trained as a Producer at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, and has since worked as a Producer at, amongst other places, the Production company Ghost and DR. Jesper has written several short and feature length screenplays, and has amongst other things, been the main writer for a number of seasons of ‘2900 Happiness’. Jesper’s directing debut ‘See You’ competed at BUSTER last year. The film has won several awards, including the first prize at Giffoni in Italy and at New York International Children’s Film Festival. Jesper is currently developing and writing various TV projects as well as the screenplay for his feature film debut.

Nikolaj Tarp has been passionate about film since the age of 5. He trained at the European Film College and at the Danish Film School, where he trained as a producer. In 2007, he moved to directing and apart from making commercials and music videos, he has directed the satirical TV series ‘Tjenesten – Nu På TV’ as well as the short film ‘Aqualorius!’, which combines both his penchant for genre films and films for and with children and youth. He insists that films for children and youth should be made with as much professionalism and with as much pride and dedication as films for grownups. Furthermore, Nikolaj teaches and holds lectures about cinematic narration, screenwriting and genre films.

Nanna Frank Møller graduated as an editor in 1999 from the Danish Film School and has also studied at the London International Film School. Nanna edited a large number of films, above all documentaries, including ‘The Land of Human Beings – My Film about Greenland’ (2006), which was directed by Anne Regitze Wivel. Nanna’s directing debut ‘Someone Like You’ from 2007 won the award for the best Danish film at the Odense Film Festival and the talent prize at Dok. Leipzig. Her next documentary ‘Let’s Be Together’ from 2008 competed at various festivals, including CPH:DOX, SILVERDOCS and Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival.


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Doc 8 years + 77 min. The great European football clubs are all looking for the same young football player in ‘Sayed, Soccer Talent’. The boy from Dubai with the fantastic talent was discovered when a Dutch football enthusiast saw a video of him on the internet. 12-year-old Justin has a different kind of talent. He is obsessed with the computer game GTA and loves to be able to steal cars and live his life in the fast lane of the virtual world. In the real world, life is not so easy. ‘Almost Grown’ is about the huge gap between duty and pleasure. 9-year-old Drona’s older brother Arjun has a hard time coming to terms with his younger brother, who is not at all like the other boys his age. Drona wants to be a bus driver when he grows up and he has memorised the entire bus timetable for Amsterdam - and what’s more, he’s autistic. 15-year-old Nassim’s dream is to become a professional skateboarder. The competition is tough, and the constant practicing of the toughest maneuvers on the skateboard results in many bruises. ‘Plank’ is Dutch for skateboard.

SAYED, SOCCER TALENT The Netherlands 2008, 28 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Hans Groenendijk / Production: Groener Gras Productions / Producer: Vincent Hollander, Tom Tielbeek / Cast: Jeffrey. ALMOST GROWN / MORGEN BEN IK GROOT The Netherlands 2009, 15 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Michiel Brongers / Production: VPRO / Producer: Karin Vermeulen / Script: Mike van der Sluis. Distr.: VPRO-TV Sales & Festivals DRONA AND ME / DRONA & IK The Netherlands 2009, 19 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Catherine van Campen / Production: The Dutch Cultural Broadcasting Fund / Producer: Joost Seelen / Script: Catherine van Campen. Distr.: Zuidenwind Filmprodukties PLANK The Netherlands 2009, 15 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Billy Pols / Script: Billy Pols.


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Children Metal Divers Ralston G. Jover. 9 years +

The Basceo area by Manila Bay was originally meant to be a lucrative resort with white beaches and giant luxury hotels, but today it’s the home of ship scrapping and industrial waste, where more than 6000 families are living in search of a fortune. ‘Children Metal Divers’ takes place in this raw and strangely beautiful wasteland and follows a group of boys aged 10 to 12, who dive in search of metal waste in the ships in the harbour. While it keeps coming back to a small story about Bungal, who has disappeared, ‘Children Metal Divers’ follows the children’s daily lives, as they compete in their search for the best bits of metal, are hoodwinked by the scrap merchants and happily risk life and limb to retrieve an anchor. An energetic and unsentimentally captivating film, which leaves us with a unique insight into the lives of these tender young people, who in some way still insist on being childish.

BAKAL BOYS Phillippines 2009, 112 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Ralston G. Jover / Production: Children Metal Divers / Producer: Albert Almendralejo, Bessie Badilla / Script: Henry Burgos, Ralston Jover / Camera: Ruben Dela Cruz, Carlo Mendoza.

Neukölln Unlimited

Agostino Imondi, Dietmar Ratsch. 12 years + The three siblings Lilal, Hassan and Maradona live in the suburb Neukölln in Berlin. Dance and music are their greatest passions, and they hope to be able to support their family one day with their talents. But it’s not easy being a Lebanese in Berlin, and the rivalry between three siblings also plays its part in fostering negative thoughts. What’s more, Maradona is split between his ambitions of becoming the best Hip Hop dancer and the less purposeful diversion of spending time with his friends, who hang out on the streets. Out of the blue, an opportunity arises for Maradona. Now it’s up to him how things will turn out for his family. ‘Neukölln Unlimited’ is an authentic and intimate documentary, which was awarded the Crystal Bear at the Berlin Film Festival.

NEUKÖLLN UNLIMITED Germany 2010, 96 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Agostino Imondi, Dietmar Ratsch / Production: INDI Film GmbH / Producer: Arek Gielnik / Script: Agostino Imondi / Camera: Dietmar Ratsch / Cast: Hassan Akkouch, Lial Akkouch, Maradona Akkouch. Distr.: INDIFILM


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Doc 10 years + Education 61 min. Beauty can be found both on land and water, on the beaches, in the city and in the flower beds, as this frantically edited big city symphony from San Francisco shows us. ‘Dahlia’ is a plant with beautiful flowers. A young shepherd would love to go to school, but in his country village in Uganda, his ancestors have buried a pen and placed a curse on the art of writing. If the prejudices are to be removed, the pen has to be unearthed. In ‘Once Upon a Hill’, a group of children from Chile produce their own magazine with comic strips that are inspired by stories from their own, at times harsh, lives. The Ethiopian girl Hiwot would like to become a doctor. She gets up early, brews some coffee, cleans the house, embarks on the long walk to school and back, cleans even more, and waits on her hosts. And this is how she lives almost every day... ‘Everyday but Sunday’.

DAHLIA USA 2009, 3 min. No dialogue Director: Michael Langan / Production: Slam Dance Filmfestival / Producer: Michael Langan. UNEARTHING THE PEN Uganda, United Kingdom 2009, 13 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Carol Salter / Production: Scottish Film Institute / Producer: Carol Salter. Distr.: Rock Salt Films / Scottish Documentary Institute ONCE UPON A HILL / DET VAR ENGÅNG PÅ RIKTIGT Sweden 2010, 28 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Charlotta Copcutt, Anna Weitz, Anna Klara Åhrén / Distr.: Råfilm EVERYDAY BUT SUNDAY Ethiopia, United Kingdom 2009, 17 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Rosa Russo / Production: OnePeople Films / Producer: Stella Papadopoulou, Rosa Russo / Script: Rosa Russo / Cast: Hiwot Beyene. Distr.: Onepeople Films Ltd


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Doc 10 years + Siblings and Idols 72 min. They resemble each other like two peas in a pod, but not when it comes to the way they behave - for one of the two twins in ‘Nick & Tim’ has ADHD. In the highly personal documentary ‘Living in 2 Houses’, Julia has grabbed a camera with one hand and a microphone with the other and shows us what it’s like to be a child of divorcees, and to take turns living with ones mother and ones father. The little sister and the older sister in ‘Yellow & Pink’ are very different, and the little sister is having a hard time coming to terms with the fact that her older sister is more beautiful and is getting the attention of all the boys. Any parent could become worried when their child starts obsessing over a pop star, but their worries could be put into perspective by the extreme obsession shown by the two teenage girls in ‘Kiss Bill’. Even a wax figure of their idol can get the small girls’ hearts beating like a drum.

NICK & TIM Germany 2009, 18 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Bettina Braun / Production: WDR, B’Braun Produktion / Producer: Bettina Braun / Script: Bettina Braun. LIVING IN 2 HOUSES: JULIA / LEVEN TUSSEN 2 HUIZEN: JULIA The Netherlands 2009, 15 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Frans Bromet YELLOW & PINK / GELB & PINK Germany 2009, 11 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Alexandra Schröder / Production: Boogiefilm / Producer: Janna Velber, Kristina Löbbert / Script: Alexandra Schröder. KISS BILL / SÅ NÄRA Sweden 2010, 28 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Emelie Wallgren, Ina Holmqvist / Production: Dramatiske Institut / Producer: Johan Holmqvist, Benjamin Orre, Ina Holqvist / Script: Emelie Wallgren, Ina Holmqvist.


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Doc 12 years + 59 min. 8-year-old Albert is standing by the window and looking at the snow, which is dancing around in the cold winds of winter. He is faced with a confusing situation. His mother is being treated for cancer, and he would prefer not to talk to anybody about it. At the same time, his parents have decided that he should apply for a choir school. With its observational poetic style, ‘Alberts Winter’ lets the cold and grey nature of winter ooze from the imagery. Just like the family, the audience is left looking forward to spring in this intimate account. ‘Out of Love’ is a different, harsh artistic experiment filmed among the street children of today’s Kosovo, where the scars of war are still visible. Have their dreams been shattered for good, or can they dare think of a future that goes beyond the next meal, which they have to catch in the creek?

ALBERTS WINTER / ALBERTS VINTER Denmark 2009, 30 min. Danish Version Director: Andreas Kofoed / Production: Den Danske Filmskole / Producer: Niels Thastum / Script: Andreas Kofoed. OUT OF LOVE / ØNSKEBØRN Denmark 2009, 29 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Birgitte Stærmose / Production: AlphaVille Pictures Copenhagen / Producer: Jesper Morthorst / Script: Peter Asmussen. Distr.: Det Danske Filminstitut


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12 Months Germany Eva Wolf. 14 years +

Eduardo from Venezuela, Constanza from Chile, Kwasi from Ghana and Nairika from the United States don’t know each other, but they all have one thing in common. They all live in Germany for 12 months as exchange students. Their lives are enriched by new experiences and new friendships, but we are also given a look at the flip side of cultural encounters. Kwasi is having a hard time accepting that it’s the mother of the host family who is the boss. Constanza doesn’t understand why her German family doesn’t speak to her more. Eduardo is having a hard time learning the language. And Nairika is missing family life in the home of a single mother to an 18-year old boy. Over the months, the youngsters grow and mature, and they are surprisingly candid in the way they share their experiences with us.

12 MONATE DEUTSCHLAND Germany 2010, 95 min. English Subtitles Director: Eva Wolf / Production: Lemme film GmbH / Producer: Katrine Lemme / Script: Eva Wolf / Camera: Eva Wolf, Patricia Scheller, Pratick Protze, Michael Weihrauch.

Drive

Telen Rodwell, Bronwyn Purvis. 13 years + It’s not easy to attend the funeral of one’s best friend, especially if one is only a young lad. This is something that many boys in this Australian documentary have had to experience, and they talk honestly about bereavement, guilt, and not least about the urge to feel the adrenaline rush when the accelerator is pressed all the way down while driving. In Australia, car accidents are the cause of most deaths among men between the ages of 18 and 25, and this is what ‘Drive’ focuses on. What is it, that makes the youngsters play Russian roulette with their own mobility and, in the worst case, their own and other people’s lives? Hidden death wishes, the need to simultaneously have and lose control, and the feeling that one is only really alive when one is close to death are some of the explanations given in the film, which manages to get very close to these reckless young men.

DRIVE Australia 2010, 55 min. English Version Director: Telen Rodwell, Bronwyn Purvis / Production: Big/Art / Producer: Telen Rodwell / Script: Telen Rodwell / Camera: Telen Rodwell.


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Limboland

Jeremy Weller. 14 years + Can one feel at home in Denmark, if one is caught between two cultures? This is the question that the director Jeremy Weller tries to answer in ‘Limboland’. The film takes place in a no-man’s-land between fact and fiction, and makes use of ordinary teenagers in the parts of immigrants who live in Denmark. In improvised scenes, which all take place in a black room, the participants are exploring their different roles in life. What is characteristic for all of them is that they are desperately seeking an identity. But this is not easy, as they constantly encounter resistance from their own families, from society in general, and, not least, from themselves and each other. ‘Limboland’ also questions how far one can go in the name of filmic art: when one of the boys says that he wants to kill his sister if she doesn’t do what she’s told, Jeremy Weller’s assistant director intervenes.

LIMBOLAND Denmark 2010, 65 min. Danish Version Director: Jeremy Weller / Production: Zentropa / Producer: Carsten Holst / Camera: Thomas Gerhardt .

Shooting Muhammad

Francesco Cannito, Luca Cusani. 14 years + Muhammad records rap music with his friends and paints graffiti during the afternoon on the way home from school. And he also dreams of becoming a film director - a star, as he puts it. But Muhammad has to fight hard to fulfill his dreams - for he is a Palestinian and lives in Shu’fat, a refugee camp in East Jerusalem, and he is reminded every day of the fact that the Israelis and the Palestinians have a pretty tense relationship. And that’s putting it mildly. At the Israeli university centre, where he studies, the Jews refuse to talk to him because he’s an Arab. And many of the interviewed Jews in the film don’t think that Arabs should be allowed to study there in the first place. The Italian documentary is a captivating look at how young people try to tackle their insecure futures while at the same time being a good introduction to the crisis in the Middle East.

SHOOTING MUHAMMAD Italy 2009, 50 min. English Subtitles Director: Francesco Cannito, Luca Cusani / Production: Journeyman Productions / Producer: Luca Cusani / Script: Luca Cusani / Camera: Luca Cusani.


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Doc 14 years + 65 min. The dreams of young Greenlanders are not so different from young people’s dreams everywhere else in the world, even if their surroundings seem a bit exotic to most. In the beautiful ‘Songs from Ilulissat’, we follow a group of youths, who amongst other ambitions, hope to become teachers, hairdressers, dancers or something within the field of music, and keep their relationship alive to their very special cultural heritage and background. Two young men play the lead roles in this alternative version of Shakespeare’s famous play. In ‘Romeo & Julius’ we are taken backstage, where we learn about the two youth’s worries about how they will be seen in the play by their parents and girlfriends.

SONGS FROM ILULISSAT / SANGE FRA ILULISSAT Denmark 2010, 40 min. Danish Subtitles Director: Lotte Andersen / Production: United Songbirds productions / Producer: Lotte Andersen. ROMEO & JULIUS Denmark 2009, 25 min. Danish Version Director: Sabine Hviid / Production: Klassefilm / Producer: Miriam Nørgaard / Script: Lise Saxtrup. Distr.: Klassefilm


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Shorts 6 years + 59 min. The class nerd, 8-year-old Casper, has to tell the class about his father’s boring work at the local council, but he would rather talk about his father’s second job as the superhero Spiderman. Together with two other council employees - Handyman and Scoreman - he is a member of ‘The Fantastic 3’, who fight evil on the streets of Copenhagen. In the amusing ‘Save Our Bacon’, the demands from the slaughterhouse are so large that a pig farmer soon only has one small sow left. He has to resort to drastic measures to multiply his modest stock of animals. A Bruce Lee doll comes to life and embarks on a hazardous adventure in the imaginative, computer-animated ‘The Little Dragon’. Fun and trouble for kung-fu lovers. ‘The Great Ice Race’ is a sweet animation for the youngest audiences. The baby seal Mumu loves to play in the snow, but is still scared of water. But this doesn’t prevent him from having fun with his penguin friends. As the title indicates, ‘Sandra, Fairytale Detective: Bad Wolf’ is a crazy mixture of classical adventure and detective story. The big bad wolf pretends to be a vegetarian, and thus conceals his sinister motives. In a version of ‘Peter and the wolf’, Hubert has exhausted everybody’s trust, as he constantly warns people about non-existent fires. And when there finally is a fire, nobody listens to him.

THE FANTASTIC 3 / DE FANTASTISKE 3 Denmark 2009, 14 min. Danish Version Director: Esben Tønnesen / Production: Nimbus / Producer: Eva Jacobsen / Script: Esben Tønnesen, Jan Elhøj / Cast: Jan Elhøj, Martin Buch, Ali Kazim. Distr.: Det Danske Filminstitut SAVE OUR BACON United Kingdom 2010, 13 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Peter Baynton / Production: Glendale Picture Company / Producer: Valentina Brazzini, Tristan Goligher / Script: Davey Spens, Peter Baynon / Cast: Simon Callow, Warren Clarke, Jim Johnson. Distr.: The Bureau Film Company THE LITTLE DRAGON / LE PETIT DRAGON France 2009, 8 min. No dialogue Director: Bruno Collet / Production: Nadasky Film / Producer: Jean-François Le Corre / Script: Bruno Collet / Cast: Bastien Colin. Distr.: Vivement Lundi ! THE GREAT ICE RACE / MUMUHUG Taiwan 2008, 4 min. No dialogue Director: Vick Wang / Distr.: SOFA Studio SANDRA, THE FARIYTALE DETECTIVE - BAD WOLF Spain, India 2009, 10 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Myriam Ballesteros / Production: Imira Entertainment / Producer: Sergi Reitg / Script: Txema Ocio. HUBERT - FIRE! FIRE! / HUBERT - I FYR OG FLAMME Norway 2010, 10 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Tom Petter Hansen, Frank Mosvold / Production: Kool Produktion / Producer: Frank Mosvold / Script: Trond Morten Kristensen.


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Shorts 7 years + 59 min. In ‘Granny O’Grimms’, a bitter old grandmother gives a classic adventure her own personal touch as she tells her grandchild a goodnight story. “Before sunset you have to talk about your disagreements.” This is what 9-year-old Anna’s father preaches, but he and Anna’s mother are getting divorced, and thus these wise words are somewhat harder to live up to than they are to say. Live action and beautiful animation come together in ‘Little Miss Eyeflap’, an original Norwegian rendition of Little Red Riding Hood, where, among other things, a sinister taxi driver is lurking in the woods. In ‘Olivia’s Ice Spectacular’, Olivia can’t wait to see the star skater Sonja Spencer perform in a large Cinderella show. Unfortunately, the show is cancelled, but Olivia decides to perform the show herself with her friends in her back garden on the frozen lake. In the Finnish short ‘Gorilla’, a young girl has to face the fact that it can be difficult to be allowed to play with your older sister and her friend, especially if you’re a bit of a tomboy, and the others prefer to play with their dolls. ‘Modern Art’ - It’s the headmaster’s birthday, and Hubert wants to surprise him with a portrait that he has painted. At the same time, the great artist Pablo Inkasso has completed his latest painting, and when the two paintings get mixed up, everybody’s definition of art is put to the test.

GRANNY O’GRIMM’S SLEEPING BEAUTY Ireland 2008, 6 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Nicky Phelan / Production: Brown Bag Productions / Producer: Darragh O’Connor / Script: Kathleen O’Rourke / Cast: Kathleen O’Rourke. BEFORE SUNSET / FØR SOLEN GÅR NED Denmark 2010, 13 min. Danish Version Director: Randi Lindeneg / Production: Filmforsyningen / Producer: Ulla Hjorth Nielsen / Script: Randi Lindeneg / Cast: Dina Piras, Thomas Baldus, Sofie Stougaard. LITTLE MISS EYEFLAP / SKYLAPPJENTA Norway 2009, 9 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Iram Haq / Production: SF Norge AS / Producer: Gudny Hummelvoll, Kristin Hellebust / Script: Iram Haq / Cast: Iram Haq, Rolf Kristian Larsen, Assad Sidique. Distr.: Det Norske Filminstitut OLIVIA’S ICE SPECTACULAR Ireland 2008, 11 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Darragh O’Connell / Production: Irish Film Industry / Producer: Gillian Higgins, Karen Ialacci / Script: Kate Boutilier, Eryk Casemiro / Cast: Emily Gray, Jeremy Herzig, Michael Van Citters. Distr.: Chorion GORILLA Finland 2009, 10 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Hanna Bergholm / Production: The Finnish Film Foundation / Producer: Outi Rousu / Script: Kirsikka Saari, Jenni Toivoniemi / Cast: Siiri Kaskilahti, Asta Friman, Saana Alapuranen. Distr.: The Finnish Film Foundation HUBERT - MODERN ART / HUBERT - MODERNE KUNST Norway 2010, 10 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Tom Petter Hansen, Frank Mosvold / Production: Kool Produktion / Producer: Frank Mosvold / Script: Trond Morten Kristensen.


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Shorts 8 years + 92 min. ‘Pecker’ is a raving mad, two-minute animation from Holland, which premiered in Amsterdam as a warm-up film for ‘Shrek Forever After’. A magician is getting ready to perform to his audience, while a small rabbit is escaping from a furious wolf with large teeth in ‘Out of a Forest’. The rabbit seems to have lost all hope, but then something happens that nobody expects. Live action and animation come together in the quirky Turkish short ‘Don’t Go’, where a cat finds a peculiar play-mate. An unusual creature is displayed to an initially frightened, then cheering audience in ‘The Freak’. Its captors provoke it to get a good show, but nobody has asked it if it actually wants to perform. In ‘My Superhero’, a small white lie over the phone to the babysitter allows a young boy to spend an afternoon at home alone without supervision. But when his mother comes home, reality can’t be escaped. In ‘Yes, Virginia’, Virginia and her friends write a letter to the editor of The New York Sun - they want to know if Santa Claus exists. His answer becomes one of the most famous articles in the history of the newspaper. An American girl is meant to be looked after by her Argentinian grandfather in ‘Abuelo’; which means grandfather in Spanish. She is not a big fan of the idea, but she soon discovers that her Spanish-talking grandfather is a bonvivant, who flirts, dances and makes good food. In ‘Jensen Lives here’, the parents of 7-year-old Sofie are getting a divorce and she finally gets the hamster she has always wanted. A vacuuming accident turns out to be a blessing in disguise. Directed by the Oscar-winning Martin Strange-Hansen.

PECKER / PIK The Netherlands 2010, 3 min. No dialogue Director: Erik van Schaaik / Production: The Drawing Room / Producer: Jiek Weishut / Script: Erik van Schaaik. OUT OF A FOREST Denmark 2010, 6 min. No dialogue Director: Tobias Gundorff Boesen / Production: The Animation Workshop / Distr.: The Animation Workshop DON’T GO Turkey 2010, 3 min. No dialogue Director: Turgut Akacik / Production: ANIMA STUDIOS ISTANBUL / Producer: Oya AYTIMUR / Script: Turgut Akacik. THE FREAK Norway 2009, 3 min. No dialogue Director: Vojislav Dimitrijevic / Production: dwarfcavern / Distr.: Det Norske Filminstitut MY SUPERHERO / SUPERHELTER HAR IKKE LEGGETID Norway 2010, 10 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Jim S. Hansen / Production: Sweet Films AS / Distr.: Det Norske Filminstitut YES, VIRGINIA USA 2009, 22 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Pete Circuitt / Production: JWT - NY / Cast: Neil Patrick Harris, Beatrice Miller / Distr.: The Ebeling Group Inc. ABUELO USA 2009, 15 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Mary Ann Kellogg / Production: American Film Institute / Cast: Greg Baglia, Britt Flatmo, Castulo Guerra. JENSEN LIVES HERE / HER BOR JENSEN Denmark 2010, 30 min. Danish Version Director: Martin Strange-Hansen / Production: SF Films / Cast: Alberte Blichfeldt, Ditte Hansen, Benjamin Boe Hansen.


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Shorts 9 years + 70 min. In ‘Seeding Dreams’, 6-year-old Theo has cancer. When he becomes convinced that the moon has healing powers, he sets off with his older brother and the hospital porter to find a piece of it. In the Spanish short ‘Lightness’, the young girl Sofia discovers that her older sister Lola has an eating disorder. Should she tell her mother? A heroic deed can come from the most unexpected people, as a young boy finds out in ‘Masala Mama’. Obsessed with drawing superheroes, he ends up stealing a comic at the local kiosk. His father is not at all happy about this. Live action and animation are fused in the Finnish short ‘Veeti and the Beanstalk’, which is about a boy who loses his father, but meets him at night-time in heaven. The boundaries between fiction and documentary are explored in the Dutch short ‘Jacco’s Film’. Jacco’s father is unemployed, and his parent’s are arguing, but Jacco is brimming with energy and good ideas.

SEEDING DREAMS / PLANTER DES RÊVES France 2009, 16 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Carpentier Pierre-Antoine / Production: Prométhée Productions / Script: Pierre-Antoine Carpentier / Cast: Michel Cremades, Célestin Chaplin, Dylan Rakocevic. LIGHTNESS / LEVEDAD Spain 2010, 15 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Lucia Del Rio / Production: Bailando en la Luna / Producer: Lucía del Río / Script: Lucia del Rio / Cast: Paula del Río, Andrea del Río, María Morales. Distr.: The House of Films MASALA MAMA Singapore 2009, 9 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Michael Kam / Production: Akanga Film Productions / Producer: Fran Borgia / Script: Michael Kam / Cast: Vernon Ng, Mohan Vellayan, Oh Eng Soon. VEETI AND THE BEANSTALK / VEETI JA PAVUNVARSI Finland 2009, 13 min. No dialogue Director: Susanna Kotilainen / Production: Osuuskunta Korpipaja / Producer: Meri-Ellen Pystynen / Script: Susanna Kotilainen / Cast: Joona Jormanainen, Ulla Lehmusoksa, Jaakko Tohkanen. JACCO’S FILM The Netherlands 2009, 17 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Daan Bakker / Production: Nederlanse film en Televisie Academie / Producer: Constant van Panhuys, Derk-jan Warrink / Script: Daan bakker, Sammy Reijnaert / Cast: Michael Nierse, Mike Meijer, Marike van Weelden. Distr.: Lemming Film


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Shorts 10 years + 92 min. It’s night-time at the library in ‘Bewick’s Mambo’, and in the otherwise so silent landscape of tall shelves and dusty books, animals and plants come alive, and fantasy is given free reign. Dimitri is having a hard time coming to terms with his parents’ divorce in ‘4000 Steps’. Every day when his father goes off to work, he embarks on a journey to his own fantasy world. In ‘My Cardboard Daddy’, 7-year-old Nils is not making life easier for his mother’s new boyfriend, who is supposed to meet him for the first time. For he has already found a substitute for his dad - a cardboard Superman. How does one avoid all the other kids at summer camp discovering that you wet the bed? And can you turn things around and end up being cool? ‘Wet’ is a cute and funny Dutch short about teasing. A young girl contemplates death in the Swedish ‘Everbody wants to go to heaven’ and imagines what might happen in the afterlife. The genre of The Western is given an amusing overhaul in the animated short ‘Chicken Cowboy’, where a chicken plucks up the courage and embarks on a duel with black- clad bandits. Nobody should dare call him a chicken! Christina Rosendahl’s new short film is about 10-year-old Benjamin who doesn’t feel at home in his new family. His parents are divorced and Benjamin lives with his mother and her new boyfriend, Robert. Benjamin’s mother and Robert are in love, and Robert does all he can to establish a good relationship with Benjamin. But Benjamin misses his dad. He collects tin soldiers from the First World War, and dreams that one day he and his mother will be rescued by the soldiers and reunited with Benjamin’s father.

BEWICK’S MAMBO United Kingdom 2008, 8 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Peter Snowdon / Production: Gourna Films / Cast: Scali Delpeyrat, Lou Wenzel. 4000 STEPS The Netherlands 2009, 11 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Tim Snijders / Production: Dehne Film / Cast: Fabian Bastiaanssen, Jorge Pereira Martins. Distr.: DehneFilm MY CARDBOARD DADDY / MIN PAPPA AV PAPP Norway 2009, 13 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Siri Rutlin / Production: Pang produksjoner AS / Cast: Mikael Aune, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Lisa Tønne. Distr.: Det Norske Filminstitut WET / NAT The Netherlands 2009, 18 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Remy Van Heugten / Production: Pupkin Film / Cast: Sergio Phielix, Samir El Cadi, Bram Zoontjes. Distr.: VPRO-TV Sales & Festivals EVERYBODY WANTS GO TO HEAVEN / ALLA VILL TILL HIMLEN Sweden 2008, 9 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Angela Bravo / Production: LittleBig Prod. CHICKEN COWBOY USA 2008, 6 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Stephen Neary / Production: New York University institute of film and television / Cast: Stewart J. Shaw, Harold Teitelman. I LIE AWAKE / LYSVÅGEN Denmark 2010, 27 min. Danish Version Director: Christina Rosendahl / Production: Zentropa / Cast: Johan Damgaard-Lauritsen, Claus Riis Østergaard, Natali Vallespir.


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Shorts 11 years + 81 min. In ‘Jensen Lives here’, the parents of 7-year-old Sofie are getting a divorce and she finally gets the hamster she has always wanted. A vacuuming accident turns out to be a blessing in disguise. Directed by the Oscar-winning Martin Strange-Hansen. In the German animated short ‘The Little Boy and the Beast’, Haro’s parents have divorced, and his mother not only feels bad, she has turned into a monster! Josefine is highly devoted to her band, but she lives in an inn with her mother and father and has to help out all the time. When an ultra-cool but mysterious lady checks in at the inn, Josefine is convinced that the only right thing to do is ‘New Mom Wanted’. A game of hide-and-seek has serious consequences when Aaron’s friend Tony disappears in ‘The Armoire’. He is soon interrogated by his parents, then Tony’s parents, then the police and the media, and before long he is lying on the couch of a psychiatrist who tries to hypnotise him to make him remember what happened.

JENSEN LIVES HERE / HER BOR JENSEN Denmark 2010, 30 min. Danish Version Director: Martin Strange-Hansen / Production: SF Films / Producer: Birgitte Skov / Script: Martin StrangeHansen, Bo Hansen / Cast: Alberte Blichfeldt, Ditte Hansen, Benjamin Boe Hansen. THE LITTLE BOY AND THE BEAST / DER KLEINE UND DAS BIEST Germany 2009, 6 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Johannes Weiland, Uwe Heidschötter / Production: Studio Soi / Producer: Carsten Bunte / Script: Marcus Sauerman / Cast: Ruben Schaller. Distr.: ZDF Enterprises GmbH NEW MOM WANTED / MOR BYTTES Denmark 2010, 23 min. Danish Version Director: Mariella Harpelunde Jensen / Production: Zentropa Rambuk / Producer: Stine Lauritz. Larsen og Peter Engel / Cast: Katrin Alfredsdottir, Lene Maria Christensen, Signe Skov. THE ARMOIRE Canada 2009, 22 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Jamie Travis / Production: TIP / Producer: Mark Montefiore / Script: Jamie Travis / Cast: William Cuddy, Ricardo Hoyos, Tammy Isbell.


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Shorts 12 years + 82 min. How much can you get for a burger? Felix turns 11, and the other boys convince him that he’s a ‘Wimp’ if he doesn’t visit the older girl Sisse and finds out what sex is all about. Richard is having a hard time coming to terms with the fact that his older sister Millie is taller, stronger and better at pretty much everything. ‘Muscles’ is an Australian short film that competed in Cannes this year. While ‘Berik’ takes place in Kazakhstan, it is a Danish production. A deformed man makes friends with an 11-year-old boy, who is being bullied. The film won the first prize in the Semaine de la Critique series at Cannes this year. In ‘Indigo’, an Indian boy discovers by accident that he has healing powers. His doctor recommends that he doesn’t tell anyone. But can one really remain passive when a fellow human being is suffering? Jolly is in love with her classmate Kenneth, but when a young and exciting man moves in next door, everything changes. ‘Mega Heavy’ is a Danish short about the loss of innocence and is also an impressive period portrait of the 1970s.

WIMP / BARNERØV Denmark 2010, 15 min. Danish Version Director: Camilla Ramonn / Production: Filmværkstedet, Nimbus / Producer: Eva Jacobsen / Script: Camilla Ramonn / Cast: Toke Lars Bjarke, Coco Hjardemaal, Magnus Rebild Kjul. MUSCLES Australia 2009, 14 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Eward Housden / Production: Scren Australia / Producer: Nicholas Sherry, Nick Sherry / Script: Edward Housden / Cast: Max Bergh, Den Kamenev, Colin Masters. BERIK Denmark 2010, 16 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Daniel Joseph Borgman / Production: Zentropa / Producer: Daniel Joseph Borgman / Script: Daniel Joseph Borgman / Cast: Berik Sysdikow, Medet Sysdikow, Adil Mukataev. Distr.: Det Danske Filminstitut INDIGO United Kingdom 2010, 18 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Jack Price / Production: Studio Film / Producer: Jules Mascarenhas / Script: Jack Price / Cast: Marli Anwar, Ernest Ignatius, Varun Mann. Distr.: Studiofilm MEGA HEAVY / MEGAHEAVY Denmark 2009, 19 min. Danish Version Director: Fenar Ahmad / Production: Shouting Cow Productions / Producer: Thomas Yong / Script: Fenar Ahmad, Jacob Katz / Cast: Eva Thompson, Sarah Boberg, Jonatan Tullestedt Jarvel. Distr.: Det Danske Filminstitut


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Shorts 13 years + 74 min. In the Danish short animation ‘Two Friends’, two children play together in a dystopian future, where there are no women or girls. They are hiding from the scary naked men, who are living on the streets between the empty buildings. But then something happens that has crucial consequences for their friendship. Christina Rosendahl’s new short film is about 10-year-old Benjamin who doesn’t feel at home in his new family. His parents are divorced and Benjamin lives with his mother and her new boyfriend, Robert. Benjamin’s mother and Robert are in love, and Robert does all he can to establish a good relationship with Benjamin. But Benjamin misses his dad. He collects tin soldiers from the First World War, and dreams that one day he and his mother will be rescued by the soldiers and reunited with Benjamin’s father. A young boy has tried to commit suicide in the Spanish short ‘17/7’ and doesn’t see any meaning in life. His father encourages him to visit his old university friend, a doctor who specialises in helping women give birth. If one didn’t know that the global financial crisis can be a good, even liberating, thing, then it’s worth seeing the short animation ‘Vive la crise!’. As Melina wants to be a part of the gang, she has to endure some hard trials in ‘Together and Alone’. Her ‘friends’ Carla, Lisa and Christin record the humiliations - but how far can they go before she refuses? 10-year-old Julie, her younger sister and their mother are standing by the motorway in ‘E18’ with all their luggage and are trying to hitchhike. It’s not the first time they have had to move. Julie discovers that it’s hard to be the grown-up, when the real grown-up can’t cope.

TWO FRIENDS / TO VENNER Denmark 2010, 8 min. Danish Version Director: Paw Charlie Ravn / Production: Den Dansk Filmskole / Producer: Jacob Jarek / Script: Anna Bro, Paw Charlie Ravn / Cast: Niklas Holck Christensen, Oliver Ryborg, Vigga Bro. I LIE AWAKE / LYSVÅGEN Denmark 2010, 27 min. Danish Version Director: Christina Rosendahl / Production: Zentropa / Producer: Ane Mandrup / Script: Torbjørn Rafn / Cast: Johan Damgaard-Lauritsen, Claus Riis Østergaard, Natali Vallespir. 17/7 / 17 DEL 7 Spain 2010, 12 min. English Subtitles Director: Silvestre García / Production: Intuitivo films / Producer: Lara Carmona / Script: Silvestre García / Cast: Junio Val Verde, Belén Ponce, Santiago Meléndez. Distr.: Lolita Peliculitas Artes Visuales, SL VIVE LA CRISE! Romania 2009, 3 min. No dialogue Director: Alexei Gubenco / Production: Alexei Gubenco / Producer: Alexei Gubenco / Script: Alexei Gubenco. TOGETHER AND ALONE / GEMEINSAM ALLEIN Germany 2008, 9 min. English Subtitles Director: Philipp Käßbohrer / Production: Blockfilm / Producer: Mark Klotz / Script: Philipp Käßbohrer, Robert Windisch, Jan Murmann / Cast: Fine Belger, Simone Gorholt, Sandra Lafenthaler. E18 Norway 2010, 15 min. English Subtitles Director: Bjørn Abelson / Production: Mirmar Film Production / Producer: Tom Rysstad / Script: Per Schreiner / Cast: Kirsti Torhaug, Alva Pauline Gjerde, Hannah WintherJacobsen. Distr.: Det Norske Filminstitut


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Shorts 14 years + 77 min. It’s not camels that are swallowed in the Latvian animation ‘To Swallow a Toad’, but big fat toads. In the allegorical tale, only half the population, “the round ones”, have this unusual ability. The other half, “the square ones”, on the other hand, exploit their indulgence. The Chilean youth short ‘Blokes’ is about 14-year-old Luchito’s budding sexuality. With a close camera and an intense soundtrack, sensuality stands center stage, while the youngster peeps at his opposite neighbour or feels other people’s bodies in the bus. NB: the film has explicit images. Possibly this year’s most beautiful short, ‘Next Floor’, follows a bizarre dinner party with an enormous appetite. Gluttony, as we know, is one of the seven deadly sins, and the party guests are slowly eating their way to hell, floor by floor. The Belgian-French black-and-white animation ‘Fossil Memory’ is a bleak, stylish and poetic portrait of a small boy’s relationship to his sick grandfather. The coal dust in the old miner’s lungs conceals the past. The Swedish black-and-white animation ‘Miss Remarkable and Her Career’ is a neurotic odyssey, which revolves around the title character’s troubles with her parents’ unreasonable expectations and an ailing career.

TO SWALLOW A TOAD Latvia 2010, 10 min. No dialogue Director: Jurgis Krasons / Production: Rija Films / Producer: Vilnis Kalanellis / Script: Ivo Briedis. Distr.: Rija Films BLOCKS / BLOKES Chile 2010, 15 min. English Subtitles Director: Marialy Rivas / Script: Marialy Rivas / Cast: David Alfonso, Campos Pedro, Paula Zúñiga. Distr.: Fabula NEXT FLOOR Canada 2008, 12 min. No dialogue Director: Denis Villenueve / Production: Phi / Producer: Phoebe Greenberg, Karen Murphy / Script: Jacques Davidts / Cast: Simone Chevalot, Luc-Martial Dagenais, Kenneth Fernandez. Distr.: Phi Group Inc. FOSSIL MEMORY / MÉMOIRE FOSSILE France, Belgium 2009, 10 min. No dialogue Director: Anne-Laure Totaro, Arnaud Demuynck / Production: Digit Anima / Script: Arnaud Demuynck. Distr.: Les Films du Nord MISS REMARKABLE AND HER CAREER / FRÖKEN MÄRKVÄRDIG & KARRIÄREN Sweden, Ireland, Denmark 2010, 30 min. Danish Version Director: Joanna Rubin Dranger / Production: Lisbeth Gabrielsson AB / Producer: Lisbeth Gabrielsson / Script: Joanna Rubin Dranger.


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Kenny Begins

Mads Lindberg, Carl Åstrand. 7 years + You have now come to the crazy corner of BUSTER Film Festival. ‘Kenny Begins’ is a wonderfully mad film, which reminds us of science fiction parodies such as ‘Galaxy Quest’ and ‘Spaceballs’. If you don’t get the references, don’t despair, but be prepared to meet star warriors in the classroom and crazy ideas by the dozen. Connoisseur parents might remember that ‘Kenny Begins’ was originally a TV series on Swedish television, but todays teenagers will appreciate the story anew. But everyone is guaranteed to have fun, so long as you have taste for pop culture in general and Star Wars in particular - and it helps if the two are spiced up with a bit of solid self-deprecating humour. Pernilla August and the singer Eva Duhlgren appear in two small but delightful roles as headmaster and waitress respectively.

KENNY BEGINS Sweden 2009, 84 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Mads Lindberg, Carl Åstrand / Production: Film I Skåne / Producer: Patrick Rybrand / Script: Carl Åstrand / Camera: Goran Halberg / Cast: Johan Rheborg, Bill Skarsgård, Carla Abrahamsen, Stills: Göran Hallberg. Distr.: Swedish Film Institute

Kick-Ass

Matthew Vaughn. 15 years + And now it’s time for hard-hitting action for all the boys and girls among you who are harbouring dreams of becoming a superhero. Watch or re-watch the ultra-cool and super-funny action comedy ‘Kick-Ass’, where there isn’t anyone who flies, communicates via telepathy or has supernatural powers. Dave is a totally ordinary high school student. He has few friends, lives alone with his father and is a huge fan of superhero comics. Without any training or special talents, he decides one day to dress up as a superhero and starts fighting crime and injustice, wherever he finds it. He soon ends up in deep trouble and mortal danger. Luckily the fatherdaughter combo Big Daddy and Hit-Girl come to his rescue - and they have been training hard! Matthew Vaughn’s successful adaptation of the original comic book Kick-Ass is perfect entertainment.

KICK-ASS USA 2010, 117 min. Danish Subtitles Director: Matthew Vaughn / Production: Marv Films / Producer: Matthew Vaughn, Tarquin Pack, Brad Pitt, David Reid, Kris Tyker, Adam Bohling / Script: Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn / Camera: Ben Davis / Cast: Aaron Johnson, Garrett M. Brown, Clark Duke.


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More Hero Than Super 54 min. 6 years +

The class nerd, 8-year-old Casper, has to tell the class about his father’s boring work at the local council, but he would rather talk about his father’s second job as the superhero Spiderman. Together with two other council employees - Handyman and Scoreman - he is a member of ‘The Fantastic 3’, who fight evil on the streets of Copenhagen. In ‘Indigo’, an Indian boy discovers by accident that he has healing powers. His doctor recommends that he doesn’t tell anyone. But can one really remain passive when a fellow human being is suffering? A heroic deed can come from the most unexpected people, as a young boy finds out in ‘Masala Mama’. Obsessed with drawing superheroes, he ends up stealing a comic at the local kiosk. His father is not at all happy about this. In ‘My Cardboard Daddy’, 7-year-old Nils is not making life easier for his mother’s new boyfriend, who is supposed to meet him for the first time. For he has already found a substitute for his dad - a cardboard Superman.

THE FANTASTIC 3 / DE FANTASTISKE 3 Denmark 2009, 14 min. Danish Version Director: Esben Tønnesen / Production: Nimbus / Producer: Eva Jacobsen / Script: Esben Tønnesen, Jan Elhøj / Cast: Jan Elhøj, Martin Buch, Ali Kazim. Distr.: Det Danske Filminstitut INDIGO United Kingdom 2010, 18 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Jack Price / Production: Studio Film / Producer: Jules Mascarenhas / Script: Jack Price / Cast: Marli Anwar, Ernest Ignatius, Varun Mann. Distr.: Studiofilm MASALA MAMA Singapore 2009, 9 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Michael Kam / Production: Akanga Film Productions / Producer: Fran Borgia / Script: Michael Kam / Cast: Vernon Ng, Mohan Vellayan, Oh Eng Soon. MY CARDBOARD DADDY / MIN PAPPA AV PAPP Norway 2009, 13 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Siri Rutlin / Production: Pang produksjoner AS / Producer: Tor Arne Bjerke / Script: Terje Solli / Cast: Mikael Aune, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Lisa Tønne. Distr.: Det Norske Filminstitut


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COOL GIRLS ON FILM

Cool Girls On Film ‘BUSTER for Real’ takes a look at topics that are relevant for today’s children and youth. In 2010, the topic is ‘Cool Girls on Film’ - but don’t worry, even boys can learn something! On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the International Women’s Day, BUSTER will take a look at girl identity and the depiction of girls in recent children’s and youth films from all over the world, by showing a series of films, where the protagonist in some way or another can be described as a ‘cool girl’. If you want an added bonus to supplement this programme, BUSTER also recommends ‘Rafiki’, ‘East End Angels’ and ‘Here Comes Lola’ from the children’s programme.

Dear Lemon Lima Suzi Yoonessi. 11 years +

An alternative title for Suzi Yoonessi’s colourful and sugar-sweet film about her first great love in life could be ‘Dear Diary’. 13-year-old Vanessa is originally an Inuit, but she is otherwise just as arch an American as her classmates. And she has fallen head over heels in love with Philip, who is one year older and hardly takes any notice of the infatuated teen. Hoping to win the heart of her chosen one, she puts all her clumsy energies into trying to shine academically and subsequently into taking part in the World Eskimo Indian Olympics - both times without any success. But luckily there are other ways to demonstrate your worth. “As refreshing as Astro-pop on a summer’s day” is how the Los Angeles Times described the film in an enthusiastic review after the film’s American premiere, and thanks to its sharp eye for the absurdly comical in life’s first embraces with great emotions, it’s not hard to see why.

DEAR LEMON LIMA USA 2009, 87 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Suzi Yoonessi / Production: Love sad / Producer: Jonako Donley, Melissa M. Lee / Script: Suzi Yoonessi / Camera: Sarah Levy / Cast: Savanah Wiltfong, Shayne Topp, Meaghan Jette Martin.


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Tanner Hall

Francesca Gregorini, Tatiana von Furstenberg. 13 years + ‘Tanner Hall’ is an American youth drama that focuses on the problems and challenges that can be found in the borderland between youth and adulthood. The teenage girls Fernanda, Kate, Lucasta and Victoria are attending the private boarding school Tanner Hall in New England, USA. The traditional school’s strict discipline is the perfect provocation for the school’s more rebellious students. The four girls are close friends, but they also have highly different personalities, and they all struggle with their own set of problems and challenges within the framework of the American boarding school environment. What the four girls share in common, though, is that romantic difficulties and entanglements coupled with various sexual preferences and challenges make up the central part of their everyday lives.

TANNER HALL USA 2009, 94 min. English Version Director: Francesca Gregorini, Tatiana von Furstenberg / Production: Tax Credit Finance / Producer: Julie Snyder / Script: Francesca Gregorini, Tatiana von Furstenberg / Camera: Brian Rigney Hubbard / Cast: Rooney Mara, Georgia King, Brie Larson.

Whip It

Drew Barrymore. 15 years + Bliss Cavendar is not interested in becoming Miss USA and taking part in beauty pageants all over the country, like her mother would like her to. Instead, she’s into Rock’n’Roll and leather boots, so one day, when she sees an advert for rollerskate training in the nearest big city, Austin, she decides to turn up without her parents knowing about it. Here, she meets an entirely new world of cool chicks, “Bloody Holly” and “Smashley Simpson”, with whom she identifies far more than with the local girls from the suburb Bodeen where she lives. She quickly becomes a member of the group and is given her very own alias, “Babe Ruthless”. Drew Barrymore’s directing debut is not just about dresses and looks, but about daring to be oneself. It’s about cool chicks and girl power, and it’s wonderfully refreshing.

WHIP IT USA 2009, 111 min. English Version Director: Drew Barrymore / Production: Barry Mendel / Producer: Mandate Pictures / Script: Shauna Cross / Camera: Robert D. Yeoman / Cast: Ellen Page, Juliette Lewis, Drew Barrymore. Distr.: Mandate International


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Crackie

Sherry White. 15 years + Teenage girl Mitsy lives with her grandmother, a very firm lady, who is used to coping on her own. Mitsy’s mother is an alcoholic and a prostitute, and has left her ages ago. There are not many rosy sides to Mitsy’s life in Newfoundland, and she doesn’t exactly have ambitious dreams about the future. She would like to become a hairdresser and attend the local hairdressing school. At the village grill, she quickly ends up in bad company. Roden Duffy is only looking for one thing, and it is neither affectionate nor caring. Mitsy tries to bury all the betrayal that she has experienced by looking after a small dog she has found. When her mother suddenly turns up, the reactions of Mitsy and her grandmother are totally different. The Canadian youth drama ‘Crackie’ is a devastating, deep and interesting film about betrayal, social inheritance and hope.

CRACKIE Canada 2009, 93 min. English Version Director: Sherry White / Production: Kickham East Productions / Producer: Rhonda Buckley, Rhonda Buckley, Sherry White / Script: Sherry White / Camera: Stephen Reizes / Cast: Kristin Booth, Meghan Greeley, Joel Hynes.

The Runaways

Floria Sigismondi. 15 years + There is plenty of attitude and rock chicks in the music video director Floria Sigismondi’s film about the American girl band The Runaways. With their mixture of heavy metal and sterling punk rock, the tough girls broke the sound barrier in the 1970s with a style that was totally their own. Nonetheless, they never managed to cast off the sleazy image that many critics had associated them with. The film centres around the band’s two front figures, Cherrie Currie and Joan Jett, as well as the energetic manager Kim Fowley, who was also responsible for the band’s sleazy reputation. The exciting, and for many people unknown story about the girl band and their struggle to get rid of their glossy image and break out as punk rock girls is Sigismondi’s directing debut.

THE RUNAWAYS USA 2010, 105 min. Norwegian Subtitles Director: Floria Sigismondi / Production: Bad Reputation / Producer: Art Linson, John Linson / Script: Floria Sigismondi / Camera: Benoît Debie / Cast: Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning, Michael Shannon. Distr.: SF Film


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Børnebiffen 3 years + For the Kids 34 min. In a washing machine, the socks are playing a game of football - but can one be too small to take part? In the Norwegian animated short ‘Fishing with Sam’, a cheeky penguin steals the others’ fish, but then the others hatch a cunning plan. It’s lovely to be accompanied, and that’s true even if one is a knitted toy, as ‘Heartstrings’ shows. Ever wondered what happens inside a washing machine? That might look like a friendly and cuddly green sweater, but a small green sock soon finds out that it’s worth being careful where you hide. The short film series ‘Mighty Machines’ is about all the impressive machines people have invented to do tough jobs. In this episode we follow the ‘stripe painter’ at work. The animated short ‘Whistleless’ is a colourful, musical big city symphony, where everyone contributes to the music except a small bird who can’t whistle. But when the bird steals a policeman’s whistle, things really get going. In this episode of ‘Mighty Machines’ we will follow the ‘asphalt roller’ at work.

IN THE WASHING MACHINE: FOOTBALL SOCKS / STORVASK - FODBOLDSTRØMPER Denmark 2003, 4 min. Danish Version Director: Kassandra Wellendorf / Production: Zentropa Rambuk / Distr.: Zentropa FISHING WITH SAM / ISFISKE Norway 2009, 6 min. No dialogue Director: Atle S. Blakseth / Production: Spooking the Horses / Distr.: Det Norske Filminstitut HEARTSTRINGS United Kingdom 2009, 3 min. No dialogue Director: Rhiannon Evans / Production: University Of Wales, Newport. IN THE WASHING MACHINE: OUT OF SIGHT / STORVASK - FORSVUNDET Denmark 2003, 4 min. Danish Version Director: Kassandra Wellendorf / Production: Zentropa Rambuk / Distr.: Zentropa MIGHTY MACHINES: STRIPE PAINTER / MÆGTIGE MASKINER: STRIBEMALEREN Denmark 2009, 6 min. Danish Version Director: Henrik Selin Lorentzen / Production: SF Film Production ApS / Producer: Nynne Marie Selin. WHISTLELESS / FLØJTELØS Denmark 2009, 5 min. No dialogue Director: Siri Melchior / Production: Dansk Tegnefilm / Producer: Marie Bro / Script: Siri Melchior. Distr.: Det Danske Filminstitut MIGHTY MACHINES: ASPHALT ROLLER / MÆGTIGE MASKINER: ASFALTUDLÆGGEREN Denmark 2009, 6 min. Danish Version Director: Henrik Selin Lorentzen / Production: SF Film Production ApS / Producer: Nynne Marie Selin.


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Børnebiffen 3 years + It’s Movie Time! 34 min. Ever wonder what happens inside a washing machine? This film takes a guess. Most socks slosh around in the water and play, but ‘Tiger Socks’ are dangerous beasts - aren’t they? In the ultra-short, but highly topical ‘So Hot’, an ice bear who is starting to feel a bit hot has a good idea. It’s the simple things that make life worth living. Just think about the taste and the smell of a mandarin orange. It’s the simple things in life that make it so wonderful. Just think about the taste and the smell of a mandarin in the ‘Mandarin Peel’. In the Norwegian animated short ‘Fishing with Sam’, a cheeky penguin steals the others’ fish, but then the others hatch a cunning plan.

IN THE WASHING MACHINE: TIGER SOCKS / STORVASK - TIGERSOKKER Denmark 2003, 4 min. Danish Version Director: Kassandra Wellendorf / Production: Zentropa Rambuk / Distr.: Zentropa SO HOT China 2010, 1 min. No dialogue Director: Eurico Da Costa / Production: Ng Fiction 11 / Producer: Eurico Da Costa / Script: Eurico Da Costa.

And what do the patches on clothes do in a washing machine? And how do they feel about being stuck to a pair of trousers?

MANDARIN PEEL Australia 2010, 5 min. No dialogue Director: Anna McGrath / Production: The Meantime Collective / Cast: Jamira Hunter, Minnie Liszukiewicz.

The short film series ‘Mighty Machines’ is about all the impressive machines people have invented to do tough jobs. In this episode we are taken up to dizzying heights, where the view is fantastic, but where one also has to take extra care with the heavy things one is lifting.

FISHING WITH SAM / ISFISKE Norway 2009, 6 min. No dialogue Director: Atle S. Blakseth / Production: Spooking the Horses / Distr.: Det Norske Filminstitut

The Swedish illustrator Kristofer Ström sketches away merrily in ‘Hitchhiker’s Choice’.

IN THE WASHING MACHINE: PATCHES / STORVASK - TØJLAPPER Denmark 2003, 4 min. Danish Version Director: Kassandra Wellendorf / Production: Zentropa Rambuk / Distr.: Zentropa

The animated short ‘Whistleless’ is a colourful, musical big city symphony, where everyone contributes to the music except a small bird who can’t whistle. But when the bird steals a policeman’s whistle, things really get going.

MIGHTY MACHINES: TOWER CRANE / MÆGTIGE MASKINER: TÅRNKRANEN Denmark 2009, 6 min. Danish Version Director: Henrik Selin Lorentzen / Production: SF Film Production ApS / Producer: Nynne Marie Selin. HITCHHIKER’S CHOICE Sweden 2008, 3 min. No dialogue Director: Kristofer Ström / Production: Ljudbilden & Piloten. WHISTLELESS / FLØJTELØS Denmark 2009, 5 min. No dialogue Director: Siri Melchior / Production: Dansk Tegnefilm / Distr.: Det Danske Filminstitut


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Børnebiffen 4 years + 39 min. A small girl gets into a heap of trouble when she is put in charge of looking after a mythomaniac goat in the animated short ‘The Lying Goat’. When the bell ringer falls in love with the school teacher, the entire world goes out of sync. A greedy woman become a small girl’s new stepmother in ‘The Golden Apple Tree’. She is only interested in the father’s treasure - not knowing that the father’s treasure of course is the little girl. A highly ambitious pigeon couple takes their eggs to baby swimming, ice hockey training and much more in this original Finnish animated short ‘The Egg Race’.

THE LYING GOAT / KOZUCHA KLAMCZUCHA Poland 2008, 13 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Andrzej Kukula / Production: TVP S.A / Producer: Ewa Sobolewska / Script: Pawel Lesisz, Janina Porazinska. Distr.: Telewizja Polska S.A. THE BELLRINGER Switzerland 2008, 4 min. No dialogue Director: Dustin Rees / Production: HGK Lucerne / Producer: Gerd Gockell / Script: Dustin Rees. THE GOLDEN APPLE TREE / ZLOTA JABLON Poland 2008, 13 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Joanna Jasinska / Production: Telewizja Polska / Producer: Milos Smídmajer, / Script: Miroslav Buberle. Distr.: Telewizja Polska S.A. THE EGG RACE / MUNARALLI Finland 2009, 9 min. No dialogue Director: Kaisa Penttilä / Production: Edith Film / Producer: Liisa Penttilä / Script: Kaisa Penttila. Distr.: The Finnish Film Foundation


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Børnebiffen 5 years + The One With the Penguin 37 min. In ‘Die FlederOma’, an old woman’s house and beautiful garden are destroyed, after a squirrel has been at it again. But whose fault is it, that the level of destruction is so big? In the brilliant short animation ‘Lost and Found’ a small boy one day finds a penguin on his doorstep. As he doesn’t know what to do with it, he decides to row it home... to the South Pole! The 150-year-old tortoise ‘Melvin’ has become a bit grumpy with old age, but when he one day meets a mayfly - who is constantly in mortal danger and always looks like he’s going to cut his life even shorter than it is to begin with - he changes his outlook on life.

DIE FLEDEROMA Denmark 2009, 4 min. No dialogue Director: Stine Sørensen / Production: Copenhagen Bombay / Producer: Stine Sørensen / Script: Stine Sørensen. Distr.: The Animation Workshop LOST AND FOUND United Kingdom 2008, 24 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Philip Hunt / Production: AKA Studio / Producer: Sue Goffe / Script: Philip Hunt / Cast: Jim Broadbent. Distr.: Studio Aka MELVIN Sweden 2009, 9 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Magnus Holmgren / Production: BOB Film Sweden AB / Producer: Anette Brantin, Andreas Emanuelsson / Script: Magnus Holmgren / Cast: Björn Gustafson, Liv Mjönes. Distr.: Bob Film Sweden AB


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Børnebiffen 5 years + Music Organs and Ice 41 min. In the Swiss animation ‘Brother Benoit’, a monk is given the task to clean the church’s enormous organ. This ends up being a noisy affair - and that’s putting it mildly. In ‘Swimming Lesson’, a mother and her daughter are having a hard time agreeing. In the adventurous puppet animation ‘Ice Master’, the king is holding court. There are buskers and acrobats. The mysterious ice master who can freeze things by merely touching them, doesn’t win the king’s favour and is thrown out. The rejected ice master takes a horrible revenge: he freezes the castle into ice and abducts the princess.

BROTHER BENOIT / FRÈRE BENOIT Switzerland 2010, 8 min. No dialogue Director: Michel Dufourd / Production: Nadasdy Film / Producer: Nicolas Burlet / Script: Michel Dufourd. Distr.: Nadasdy Film SWIMMING LESSON The Netherlands 2009, 9 min. No dialogue Director: Danny De Vent / Production: Lumiere annemie degryse / Producer: Caitriona Cantillon / Script: Caitriona Cantillon. Distr.: Netherland’s Institute For Animation Film (NIAF) ICE MASTER / LEDUS PAVELNIEKS Latvia 2009, 24 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Evalds Lacís / Production: Film Studio Animacijas Brigade / Producer: Maris Putnins / Script: Maris Putnins. Distr.: AB Studija


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BUSTER on Tour 3 years + 43 min. In the Norwegian animated short ‘Fishing with Sam’, a cheeky penguin steals the others’ fish, but then the others hatch a cunning plan. The animated short ‘Whistleless’ is a colourful, musical big city symphony, where everyone contributes to the music except a small bird who can’t whistle. But when the bird steals a policeman’s whistle, things really get going. Ever wonder what happens inside a washing machine? This film takes a guess. Most socks slosh around in the water and play, but ‘Tiger Socks’ are dangerous beasts - aren’t they? The short film series ‘Mighty Machines’ is about all the impressive machines people have invented to do tough jobs. In this episode we are taken up to dizzying heights, where the view is fantastic, but where one also has to take extra care with the heavy things one is lifting. It’s the simple things in life that make it so wonderful. Just think about the taste and the smell of a mandarin. In the ultra-short, but highly topical ‘So Hot’, an ice bear who is starting to feel a bit hot has a good idea. It’s the simple things that make life worth living. Just think about the taste and the smell of a mandarin orange. Ever wondered what happens inside a washing machine? That might look like a friendly and cuddly green sweater, but a small green sock soon finds out that it’s worth being careful where you hide. It’s lovely to be accompanied, and that’s true even if one is a knitted toy, as ‘Heartstrings’ shows. In this episode of ‘Mighty Machines’ we will follow the ‘asphalt roller’ at work. The Swedish illustrator Kristofer Ström sketches away merrily in ‘Hitchhiker’s Choice’.

FISHING WITH SAM / ISFISKE Norway 2009, 6 min. No dialogue Director: Atle S. Blakseth / Production: Spooking the Horses / Producer: Alte S. Blakseth / Script: Alte S. Blakseth. Distr.: Det Norske Filminstitut WHISTLELESS / FLØJTELØS Denmark 2009, 5 min. No dialogue Director: Siri Melchior / Production: Dansk Tegnefilm / Producer: Marie Bro / Script: Siri Melchior. Distr.: Det Danske Filminstitut IN THE WASHING MACHINE: TIGER SOCKS / STORVASK - TIGERSOKKER Denmark 2003, 4 min. Danish Version Director: Kassandra Wellendorf / Production: Zentropa Rambuk / Producer: Peter Engel / Script: Jacob Wellendorf, / Cast: Sia Løvendahl, Ulrikke Yo-Yo Testrup, Clara Milla Strøbech Zepernick. Distr.: Zentropa MIGHTY MACHINES / MÆGTIGE MASKINER: TÅRNKRANEN Denmark 2009, 6 min. Danish Version Director: Henrik Selin Lorentzen / Production: SF Film Production ApS / Producer: Nynne Marie Selin. MANDARIN PEEL Australia 2010, 5 min. No dialogue Director: Anna McGrath / Production: The Meantime Collective / Producer: Aaron Wilson / Script: Anna McGrath / Cast: Jamira Hunter, Minnie Liszukiewicz.


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SO HOT China 2010, 1 min. No dialogue Director: Eurico Da Costa / Production: Ng Fiction 11 / Producer: Eurico Da Costa / Script: Eurico Da Costa. IN THE WASHING MACHINE: OUT OF SIGHT / STORVASK - FORSVUNDET Denmark 2003, 4 min. Danish Version Director: Kassandra Wellendorf / Production: Zentropa Rambuk / Producer: Peter Engel / Script: Jacob Wellendorf, Bettina Birkjær / Cast: Sia Løvendahl, Txomin Krüger-Johnsen, Oskar Lauge Dahlberg. Distr.: Zentropa HEARTSTRINGS United Kingdom 2009, 3 min. No dialogue Director: Rhiannon Evans / Production: University Of Wales, Newport. MIGHTY MACHINES: ASPHALT ROLLER / MÆGTIGE MASKINER: ASFALTUDLÆGGEREN Denmark 2009, 6 min. Danish Version Director: Henrik Selin Lorentzen / Production: SF Film Production ApS / Producer: Nynne Marie Selin. HITCHHIKER’S CHOICE Sweden 2008, 3 min. No dialogue Director: Kristofer Ström / Production: Ljudbilden & Piloten / Producer: Kristofer Ström / Script: Kristofer Ström.

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Retrospective: Bille August On the occasion of BUSTER’s 10-year anniversary, we will look back at some of the very best children’s and youth films. This year, we have decided to focus on Bille August’s four successful films from the 1980s - ‘Pelle the Conqueror’, ‘Zappa’, ‘Twist and Shout’ and, of course, ‘Buster’s World’, which has given our festival its name. More than any other Danish director, August managed to stand out that decade with his empathetic dramas, where the reality of children and youth is approached at eye-level. In the amusing and life-affirming ‘Buster’s World’, the young boy Buster Oregon Mortensen fights against the older boys’ bullying and deals with the demanding job as a grocer’s errand boy with unshakeable optimism, while he impresses a girl named Johanna with his magic tricks. In ‘Zappa’, the stage has moved to a Copenhagen suburb in the 1960s, where three teenagers start meddling with criminality and love during the difficult transition period from childhood to adulthood. In the sequel ‘Twist and Shout’, the protagonist Bjørn is now two years older and still plagued by troubles. He half-heartedly gets engaged to Kirsten, but falls in love with Anna, who soon becomes pregnant. And, finally, the magnificent and deeply moving period drama ‘Pelle the Conqueror’, which became August’s international breakthrough. This Golden Palm and Oscar-winning film, which was based on Martin Andersen Nexø’s novel, is a harsh depiction of the life of farm workers at the turn of the last century. The young boy Pelle and his old father are working hard on a farm on the Danish island Bornholm.

Zappa

Bille August. 11 years + Bille August’s youth classic ‘Zappa’ takes place in a suburb of Copenhagen during the 1960s, when three teenagers meddle with crime and love during the hard transition from child to grownup. Yes, there is also the bit with the black slug: “Come on, Mulle. You want to be a part of the club, don’t you?”

ZAPPA Denmark 1983, 103 min. Danish Version Director: Bille August / Production: Det Danske Filminstitut / Producer: Per Holst / Script: Bille August, Bjarne Reuter / Camera: Jan Weincke / Cast: Adam Tønsberg, Morten Hoff, Peter Reichhardt Stills: Marcel Berga. Distr.: Det Danske Filminstitut


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Buster’s World Bille August. 3 years +

BUSTER originally got its name from this film about the quick-witted magician, Buster Oregon Mortensen, and it’s high time that we show the film again. ‘Buster’s World’ is one of the finest examples of Danish magic realism, where children tackle difficult problems with cunning, ingenuity and a belief that everything is possible. At the time, the film won UNICEF’s special children’s film award at the film festival in Berlin, and it has now been canonised as part of the Danish cultural heritage for children. So don’t miss out on this classic.

BUSTERS VERDEN Denmark 1984, 91 min. Danish Version Director: Bille August / Production: Crone film / Producer: Tove Berg, Mads Egmont Christensen, Nina Crone / Script: Bjarne Reuter / Camera: Søren Berthelin, Birger Bohm, Fritz Schrøder / Cast: Mads Bugge Andersen, Katarina Stenbeck, Peter Schrøder Stills: Jan Richter-Friis. Distr.: Crone Film Produktion A/S

Twist and Shout Bille August. 11 years +

In Bille August’s ‘Twist and Shout’, the sequel to ‘Zappa’, the protagonist, Bjørn, is two years older and still plagued with troubles. Half-heartedly, he gets engaged to Kirsten, but falls in love with Anna, who soon becomes pregnant.

TRO, HÅB OG KÆRLIGHED Denmark 1984, 108 min. Danish Version Director: Bille August / Production: Childrens Film Council / Producer: Per Holst / Script: Bille August, Bjarne Reuter / Camera: Jan Weincke / Cast: Adam Tønsberg, Lars Simonsen, Camilla Søeberg Stills: Rolf Konow. Distr.: Det Danske Filminstitut


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Pelle the Conqueror Bille August. 11 years +

The spectacular and deeply moving period drama ‘Pelle the Conqueror’ became Bille August’s international breakthrough. The film, which is based on Martin Andersen Nexø’s novel, won both a Golden Palm and an Oscar. It is a harsh depiction of the life of farm workers at the turn of the last century. The young boy Pelle (Pelle Hvenegaard) and his old father (Max Von Sydow) are working hard at a farm on the Danish island of Bornholm and are dreaming of a better life.

PELLE EROBREREN Denmark, Sweden 1987, 157 min. Danish Version Director: Bille August / Production: Per Holst Filmproduktion / Producer: Per Holst / Script: Bille August, Per Olov Enquist, Bjarne Reuter / Camera: Jörgen Persson / Cast: Pelle Hvenegaard, Max von Sydow, Erik Paaske Stills: Rolf Konow. Distr.: Det Danske Filminstitut


FILM-X WORKSHOPS

FILM-X Sound Effects BUSTER at FILM-X will this year focus on the craft of the foley artist. When one shoots a film, the microphone is aimed at the people speaking, and therefore it is often necessary to recreate all the natural sounds in the film such as doors that shut, clothes that rustle and chairs that are dragged across the floor. These sounds are created manually by a foley artist. Two coconut halves can be used to create the sound of horses hooves, and crunching potato flour sounds like footsteps in the snow. Come and experiment with lots of props, which range from washing tubs to bicycle pumps, and design the soundscape of your own film. The foley artist Helge Haahr has worked on a number of Danish films and TV series such as ‘Bleeder’, ‘Taxa’, ‘Catch That Girl’ and ‘The Hotel’. He will attend all week as a guest lecturer and will hand out lots of great advice on how you can create the right sound for your film by simple means.

FILM-X 180 min.

FILM-X for Families During the weekends, FILM-X will be open to families, and you will have carte blanche to do what you want in the open workshop, which FILM-X’s technicians will guide you through. Together, you can carry out your film project, and you can either make it as an animation, on a real set or with a green screen. On www.film-x.dk you can see the various backgrounds you can choose from.

FAMILIEN I FILM-X 150 min.

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Workshop: The Art of Boxing Anders Gustafsson. 10 years +

Everyone, boys as well as girls, are welcome to attend this workshop in boxing, which starts with a screening of the documentary ‘The Fly’, which follows the 14-year-old boxer Julius. At 153cm, Julius is the shortest boy in the class, but this is only an advantage, as he is the Danish youth champion in the lightest flyweight class. We follow Julius in the course of one year, up to the fight when he has to defend his title. The film allows us to take a look at Julius’s passion for the sport, but also at what thoughts he has about his future and about all the other things that play a role in the life of a teenager - like girls for example. The workshop is held by Bispebjerg boxing club, and starts with a review of the history of boxing, which goes as far back as ancient Egypt around 3000 BC. It will of course also be possible to ask questions. The workshop is an introduction to the art of boxing, where you can have a go at shadow boxing (boxing with imaginary opponents), foot positions and other easy exercises. There will not be any physical contact between the students! At the end of the workshop, the coaches from Bispebjerg boxing club will perform a short show. It is recommended you bring along gym shoes and flexible clothes.

THE FLY / FLUEN Denmark 2003, Event: 120 min. (Film: 41 min.) Danish Version Director: Anders Gustafsson / Production: Koncern tv og Filmproduktion / Producer: Jens Ulrik Petersen, Thomas Heurlin, Morten Schmidt / Script: Anders Gustafsson / Camera: Anders Lofstedt, Morten Bastolm, Anders Gustafsson, Rasmus Videbæk.

Workshop: Climbing to Heaven Babette Ellen. 6 years +

In Spanish, human towers are called ‘castells’,’ and they are a traditional part of festival culture in the Catalan region. In the film ‘Swaying Giants’, the two sisters Laia (9) and Maria (7) practice climbing three times a week, because they are dreaming of becoming the crown on the nine storey high human tower at the annual championship in the bullfighting arena in Tarragona, where there are thousands of spectators. In the film, we follow the two girls, as theypractice their climbing techniques and balance in the sea, right up to their great moment at the championships. After the screening, there will be a workshop, run by professional climbing instructors, where you are sure to get an adrenaline rush when you climb up the 350m2 and 12.5m high climbing wall at Bryggens Child and Youth Centre. Climbing is an exciting and challenging sport, which strengthens your balance and motor coordination. The climbing routes are prepared so that everyone can take part. We recommend you bring along gym shoes and clothes that allow you to move about freely. SWAYING GIANTS / WANKENDE RIESEN Germany 2008, Event: 90 min. (Film: 26 min.) Danish Interpreter Director: Babette Ellen / Production: Minga media Entertainment / Producer: Peter Helling / Script: Babette Ellen / Camera: Jochen Smoll. Distr.: MINGAMEDIA Entertainment GmbH


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Workshop: Explore Chinese Martial Arts Raman Hui. 10 years +

In the film ‘Secrets of the Furious Five’, sequel to ‘Kung Fu Panda’, Master Shifu has instructed the great panda bear, the dragon fighter Po, to pass on the noble art of kung fu at the kung fu academy, where a bunch of baby rabbits are to be introduced to the great secrets of this martial art: the Furious Five: Mantis, Viper, Crane, Tigress and Monkey! After the screening of the film, you can try out various kung fu tricks yourself! Copenhagen Jingwu Academy will guide you through the workshop, which starts with a light warm up, followed by some of the most fundamental exercises in kung fu. There is a Chinese proverb that says that “One has to stand right before one can walk right, and one has to walk right before one can fight right.” This is why we will start by training how to stand in the basic positions before continuing to practice movements that make your arms and legs more supple, strong and flexible, and prepare the body for kung fu. Everyone can take part, so come and give the centuries old Chinese martial art a go. We recommend you bring along gym shoes and clothes you can move about in. SECRETS OF THE FURIOUS FIVE / KUNG FU PANDA: DE FANTASTISKE FEMS HEMMELIGHEDER USA 2008, Event: 120 min. (Film: 25 min.) Danish Version Director: Raman Hui / Production: DreamWorks Animation / Producer: Karen Foster / Script: Todd Berger / Cast: Rune Klan, Søren Spanning, Mille Dinesen.

Workshop: The Edible Schoolyard Robert Lee Grant. 10 years +

Yes, it’s possible to eat a schoolyard! At least this is what the students at the Canadian school do in the documentary ‘The Edible Schoolyard’. The school has introduced a food programme, where the students can actively contribute to getting a healthy and varied lunch at school. We follow the enthusiastic students, who look after the entire process from sowing and cultivating the fruits and vegetables to harvesting them and finally preparing them. The students of the 6th grade are given the special task to make ‘slow food’ for the canteen, which will benefit all the school’s students and teachers. After the film, we will sample some late-summer organic vegetables. In fact, some of them have been harvested at Copenhagen’s own school gardens, and they need to be peeled, cut, chopped and fried - just like the children do in the film! We will be sure to get a move on, as we also want to smell, feel and taste the goods. At the same time we also want to keep track of what we’re eating: what are the various greens called, where do they live, and is it possible to eat flowers? The workshop is organised by Københavns Madhus (an organisation dedicated to promoting healthy eating in public institutions), the school food organisation EAT and Copenhagen’s school gardens. For we are not indifferent about what you eat! It would be beneficial if the children are taught domestic science as part of their syllabus, as the film and the workshop are directly linked to the subject.

THE EDIBLE SCHOOLYARD Canada 2008, Event: 120 min. (Film: 21 min.) Danish Interpreter Director: Robert Lee Grant / Production: Scottish Documentary Institute, Rock Salt film production / Producer: Carol Salter / Script: Carol Salter / Camera: Carol Salter.


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Curious George 3 years +

Meet Curious George! The forever curious monkey George will come to Palads cinema to celebrate the release of his four new DVDs. BUSTER, in collaboration with Universal Pictures Denmark, will give children and grownups the opportunity to see a selection of funny and quirky stories about Curious George on the silver screen. Before the screening begins, the children can meet Curious George, have a picture taken together with him and even take home a small gift and a banana (only on the 12th and 18th September). The 6 short stories show how Curious George tries to form his own orchestra with the help of two dogs, a cat and a bird. He has to fight against high tide when he tries to build the best sand castle ever, and he does everything he can to become tall enough to try out the big rollercoaster.

PETER PEDAL Denmark, 60 min. Danish Version

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Sammy’s Adventures - The Secret Passage Ben Stassen. 7 years +

Get to pat a tortoise, and see the shell of a real sea turtle, when Denmark’s Aquarium comes to the cinema before the screening of the 3D animation ‘Sammy’s Adventures’. In ‘Sammy’s Adventures’ we meet the sea turtle Sammy. Sammy hatched on a California beach in 1959 and went straight into the sea. Like all sea turtles, he now has to travel an enormous journey across the oceans before - 50 years later - returning to the beach he was born on. But Sammy discovers that the sea holds many dangers. The world is changing, and those changes are reflected in the blue waves. ‘Sammy’s Adventures’ is a beautiful and entertaining Belgian 3D animation that has received international acclaim. Before the screening of the film, Denmark’s Aquarium will give children the opportunity to learn about sea turtles as well as to see and touch living turtles.

SAMMY’S ADVENTURES - THE SECRET PASSAGE Belgium 2009, 88 min. Danish Version Director: Ben Stassen / Production: nWave Pictures / Producer: Gina Gallo, Ben Stassen, Caroline Van Iseghem / Script: Domonic Paris / Cast: Danske stemmer: Timm Vladimir (Sammy), Nicolas Bro (Ray), Sally (Anna David).


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Space Dogs 3D

Svyatoslav Ushakov & Inna Evlannikova. 7 years + BUSTER will take off on a journey to outer space with the dogs Belka and Strelka, when we show the beautiful 3D animation Space Dogs 3D in the Planetarium. ‘Space Dogs 3D’ is the first computer-animated film from Russia, which from the outset was made in stereoscopic 3D, and the 27 million Euro Production has high ambitions. ‘Space Dogs 3D’ takes as its starting point the true story about the two dogs Belka and Strelka, a circus dog and a mongrel, who are sent to outer space by the Soviet Union in 1960 and become famous cosmonauts. The film is a magnificent 3D space adventure, which is shown in the Planetarium in an English version with a Danish interpreter.

BELKA & STRELKA Russia / USA 2010, 85 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Svyatoslav Ushakov & Inna Evlannikova / Production: Centre of National Film (CNF) / Producer: Sergei Zernov / Script: Aleksandr Talal, John Chua.

Carsten & Gitte 60 min. 3 years +

Up in the friends’ villa, Carsten and Gitte are feeling bored, so they decide to construct their own buildarium, complete with a telescope and a you-name-it-machine and lots of other thingumajigs - after all, how hard can it be to build a thing like that? Ole & Alexander are constantly dropping things from up on the scaffolding, and Carsten and Gitte have to run for their dear lives to avoid having planks and tarpaulins land on their heads. That’s because of gravity, but Johan Severinsen is convinced that he can get rid of that. There is still plenty of building waste in the friends’ villa, and to get the most out of it, Carsten and Gitte decide to play hide and seek. It’s the champion finder Carsten’s turn to be IT, but why has everyone suddenly disappeared completely...?

CARSTEN & GITTES VENNEVILLA OG DENGANG DE GJORDE-DET-SELV Denmark 2009, 21 min. Danish Version OG DENGANG DE SKULLE OPHÆVE TYNGDEKRAFTEN Denmark 2009, 18 min. Danish Version. OG DENGANG GITTE HAVDE GEMT SIG FOR GODT Denmark 2009, 21 min. Danish Version Director: Anders Morgenthaler / Production: Copenhagen Bombay / Producer: Sarita Christensen / Distr.: Copenhagen Bombay


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Tigers and Tattoos Karla Bengtson. 3 years +

Come to the preview screening of this brand-new Danish animation. Copenhagen Bombay and BUSTER invite you to fun and trickery with tigers and tattoos! The film is introduced by the director Karla von Bengtson, who will also draw lots to determine the winners of some exciting books. After the screening, the children can get some cool tattoos as well as something fruity to eat. The small orphan Maj lives with her uncle Sonny, who is a tattooist. Maj is constantly together with Sonny and loves to be there when he ‘draws’ on tough women and hard-boiled men. One day, Maj ends up tattooing a giant of a man with childish drawings, and fearing the man’s rage, Sonny and Maj have to escape hastily. Their escape on Sonny’s motorcycle takes them out on an exciting adventure in a magic forest, where Maj is helped by the cocky boy Allan, and they meet a circus mother, her son and their huge tiger, Brutalis.

TIGRE OG TATOVERINGER Denmark 2010, 40 min. Danish Version Director: Karla Bengtson / Production: Copenhagen Bombay / Cast: Lars Bom, Anna Sander Bie, Jesper Christensen.

Theatre: Bennys badekar Anders Lundorph. 4 years +

The Event Ministry of the Royal Danish Theatre presents a unique theatrical performance derived from this legendary Danish children’s film. The fantastic comic universe of ‘Benny’s Bathtub’, from 1971, about the young boy Benny, who together with his tadpole dives down to the bottom of his bathtub and into the adventurous world of the sea, will be presented as live performance. The live music is performed by three of the country’s best young Jazz musicians on drums, cornet and Hammond organ, and Peter Belli will give a guest performance in the Octopus Song. The actors will embody all the creatures, headed by the live drawer Rasmus Meisler, who will draw starfish and mermaids, lobster boys and conductor crabs at full speed.

BENNYS BADEKAR Denmark, 45 min. Danish Version Director: Anders Lundorph / Production: Fiasco Film / Producer: Eventministeriet i Skuespilhuset v/ Rikke Hedeager Matthiesen / Script: Flemming Quist Møller / Camera: Poul Dupont / Cast: Anne Vester Høyer, Thomas Bang, Johannes Lilleøre Live Animation: Rasmus Meisler.


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Workshop: White Lion Michael Swan. 7 years +

Jungle animals at ARKEN. Experience wild lions, elephants, giraffes, tapirs and monkeys, when BUSTER invites you to a wild jungle day at ARKEN. The programme kicks off with a screening of the film ‘White Lion’. The film is about the beautiful white lion Letsatsi, who is rejected by his pride and has to fight to regain his rightful place as the lion king. The film was filmed in South Africa and made use of more than 60 lions in order to create the captivating story. After the film, you can freely explore ARKEN’s special exhibition ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ with Hans Scherfig’s well-known and beloved jungle paintings of animals in the tropical jungle. ARKEN’s café will offer a special child-friendly menu, and the children can also explore their artistic talents in the creative workshop.

WHITE LION South Africa 2009, 95 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Michael Swan / Production: Peru Productions / Producer: Kevin Richardson / Script: Michael Swan, Janet van Eeden / Camera: Michael Swan / Cast: Jamie Bartlett, John Kani, Thabo Malema. Distr.: Showcase Entertainment

Workshop: Have a Good Laugh 90 min. (16 min. film) 7 years +

Susan and Kathrine are 10 years old and Joseph is 13 years old, and they try to see if yawning and laughter are contagious. In ‘Smile’, a smile turns into a ball. We meet the two 13-year-old twins Pinly and Flau in two amusing films, where things go horribly wrong for the two teenagers! We meet the two 13-year-old twins Pinly and Flau in two amusing films, where things go horribly wrong for the two teenagers!

CONTAGIOUS Canada 2009, 4 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Susan Joseph, Katherine Procopio. SMILE / SORRIA Brasil 2009, 4 min. No dialogue Director: Bruno Vaks. PINLY OG FLAU - THE OG TIS + KLOR OG KLUNKER Denmark 2008, 4 min. + 4 min. Danish Version Director: Martin Strange-Hansen.


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Hell with Princess Miloslav Smídmajer. 7 years +

Come and take a look what it was like to live in the 18th century, as BUSTER invites you to a magical day at the National Museum. The day kicks off with a screening of the amusing and quirky adventure film ‘Hell with Princess’, about the stubborn princess Anette, who refuses to get married with the clumsy prince Jerome from the neighbouring kingdom. Anette’s resistance gets her father, King Leopold, to come up with other ideas, even though he risks having the two kingdoms go to war against each other. He comes up with a cunning plan, which both involves the devil and an intricate web of lies. But the plan has larger and more far-reaching consequences than the king had initially reckoned on, when the devil’s fiery and jealous fiancée hears about the

fabricated liaison between Princess Anette and the devil. After the film, you can visit the National Museum’s workshop ‘Pure Rococo’, where you can try out life as a nobleman’s son or daughter in the 18th century. Hear about Rococo clothes and hair fashions, and try on a Rococo dress yourself. On top of that, you get to practice your catechism, fanning language and fencing. You will learn to curtsey, bow and practice dance steps with the dance master. PEKLO S PRINCEZNOU Czech Republic 2008, 100 min. Danish Interpreter Director: Miloslav Smídmajer

Moomins and the Comet Chase Maria Lindberg. 7 years +

The Moomins on the silver screen in 3D! One morning, the Moomin trolls wake up to an ominous sight. Everything in Moomin valley has turned grey: the sky, the earth, the trees and the Moomin house. What can it mean? Moomintroll, Sniff, Mymble, Little My, the Snork Maiden and all the other curious trolls are all in despair. Moominpappa, Moomintroll and their friends build a raft and set out on a dangerous voyage to the Observatory. The wise professors must surely know what’s happening. It turns out that a comet is thundering towards Moominvalley, and that it will impact in 4 days, 4 hours, 4 minutes and 44 seconds. They now have to hurry back and make sure that everyone is safe. Will they ever be able to hibernate in their warm beds with their bellies filled with pine needles again?

MUUMI JA PUNAINEN PYRSTÖTÄHT Finland 1975/2010, 75 min. Director: Maria Lindberg / Production: Oy Filmkompaniet Alpha Ab / Producer: Tom Carpelan / Script: Joel Backström, Iivo Baric / Camera: Ilkka Peltola.


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BUSTER’S MEDIA LAB Film is just one among many media that children and young people multitask between today. Therefore it is a natural step for the festival to expand with BUSTER’s Media Lab, which is made possible with support from the Nordea Foundation. The goal is to develop and strengthen the skills of children and young people in the expanding media landscape, to make them more knowledgeable about and able to deal critically with the media they consume. BUSTER’s Media Lab is both an offer to schools and families, offering interesting workshops, a challenging treasure hunt, an exhibition of new games and other fun entertainment. It all takes place in Pressen in Politikens Hus, Rådhuspladsen 37, 11th-19th of September 2010, and it only costs 15 kr. per person..

My Life on the Internet 10 years +

SCHOOL WORKSHOPS | Grades 4 to 10 Make digital films about life on the internet, where students can discuss online security, friendship, their best internet experiences and more. The starting point is the personal story, which is explored in the group and which ends up as a small digital film.

can take home with them. The students work together in pairs on the computer and are given help to use the programme Moviemaker, where they can learn to communicate via images, video, text, music, sound and effects. Come and participate in a lively medialab, filled with images, graphics and stories that are told and produced by the students and distributed among themselves.

In the workshop, the students will be able to explore how they can tell their very own personal stories through digital media and they will learn how to produce their own 2-3 minute long film, which they

Students should bring some digital images they have made with them. The finished films will be uploaded onto the website of Digital Storylabs, where they can be downloaded.


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Play with the Alphabet in ABCiTY 3 years +

SCHOOL WORKSHOP | Grades 0 to 1 Move into the magic lantern and join a journey of discovery into the world of the computer game ABCiTY, which you can experience with your own personal game character. Find out what kind of thing the alphabet is, and take care that the spider KRaPyLia doesn’t kidnap the vowels. ‘ABCiTY’, the brand-new computer game for preschool and early primary school children, which combines game-play with learning. Participating children will be taught how to use the game and as a

result will learn various exciting things about the alphabet. Children will start with the initials from their own names, and we will see if they can tell the difference between a vowel and a consonant. Then we will form teams and afterwards all the children will get to take turns in controlling the game’s character. We will work out together, where we want to go, and what we want to try out in the game. When you finish the workshop, the participating institution or school class will get three months of free access to the game, so they can go on playing after the workshop.

Clay Animation in Outer Space 6 years +

SCHOOL WORKSHOP | Grades 2 to 6 Join a journey through time and outer space with the help of the fascinating possibilities of clay animation. You will get to make various figures and rockets in plasticine and see them come to life in short film sequences, which you will get to film yourselves. We have prepared some backgrounds and exciting stories from outer space, where science fiction and astrophysics come together in parallel

universes, time travel and much more. The students will come up with their own plot and figures for the stories. We will work with supple plasticine, which is an especially good type of modelling wax, so that you can make nice figures without a supporting structure. Afterwards, the students will shoot the film and record their own sound. After the workshop, Animationshuset will finish editing the film, and the class will receive the final product on a free DVD that will be sent to the school.


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Electronic Danish Lessons 9 years +

SCHOOL WORKSHOP | Grades 3 to 5 Come and experience a modern Danish-style school language lesson, where we go all electronic and work with reading, literature and writing on laptops and interactive whiteboards. You can sign up and share your reading experiences on Superbog.dk and try out the new audio book system Plotind.dk. The workshop is a Danish course, where the students work with interactive whiteboards and laptop computers. We start out with a

common introduction to Danish activities, following which the pupils can themselves try out the various activities on Plotind.dk. There will also be an introduction to free reading, where the pupils should have enough to choose from among the 200 easy books on Superbog.dk. Come and experience new digital teaching methods and how Danish education can combine both books, PCs and interactive whiteboards. The workshop is followed up by a three month free trial period for Superbog.dk and Plotind.dk.

Horror Films on the Mobile 10 years +

SCHOOL WORKSHOPS | Grades 4 to 10 See if you can scare your classmates when you make your own horror films on a mobile phone, inspired by today’s popular vampire films. You will go through all the stages from concept development to a finished film Production, so you can walk away with your own pocket film. Lommefilm will teach the students to make films on their mobile phones. We will work in groups of three students, who will work

together to make their own horror film. The groups will go through all the stages of a film production, from concept development to sketching a story board and shooting the film and editing it on a computer. At the end of the workshop, the group will have produced a finished pocket film about one minute long. The film can be uploaded onto Lommefilm’s website lommefilm.dk, so the students can download their own films when they come home.


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News Editor for a Day 14 years +

SCHOOL WORKSHOP | Grades 8 to 10 Come and have a look at how a news editor prioritises the day’s selection of news. You will yourselves have access to the stories, when it’s your turn to choose what should be printed on the front page, what today’s leader story should be about, or who you want to write a piece about. The workshop starts with an introduction to how a news editor

selects the day’s news, and which methods journalists employ to tell the stories in the best possible ways. Afterwards, the students will themselves be able to leaf through the stories, as they work in groups of 5 to make today’s newspaper unforgettable. As a preparation, the class will read the article ‘Write about reality’, which the workshop instructor will send to the school. In the week leading up to the workshop, you will also receive Politiken newspaper every day, so that you can get to know the newspaper and get inspired.

Build Your Own Crime Mystery Game In Crimeville 8 years +

SCHOOL WORKSHOP | grades 2 to 6 Learn to make a crime role-playing game and to create fantastic characters in Crimeville’s online world. You end up with a colourful role-playing game on cards, which you can play with and try yourselves. But be careful - maybe your own character is the guilty one, so you have to make a good effort!

where each group has to create a crime mystery and three characters that belong to their own role-play. Afterwards, the characters are built in the online Crimeville universe, and we end up printing the playing cards and being ready to play. In the end, the groups swap the mysteries and try out each other’s games, and tell us what they have learnt. Come and take part - it’s fun for everyone to play and to learn how one makes and designs games.

To get going, we will start by playing a role-play game, where the pupils quickly have to find out, who the villain is. We will work in groups,

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Design Your Own Computer Game 10 years +

SCHOOL WORKSHOP | grades 4 to 6 Make your own computer game about the Wild West or in a fascinating science fiction world. The player has to solve a problem, liberate a kidnapped person or find hidden objects, which are necessary to solve the problem. The students taking part will also get the chance to design their own computer game. They will be introduced to the programme Mission Maker, with which they will use to make their game. The pupils are introduced to the programme Mission Maker, with which they will work to make a game.

The pupils will constantly receive help with the procedure in a way that they remain active from beginning to end. We will work in groups of two, and the pupils decide themselves what universe their game should take place in, what kind of problems should be solved, what kind of rules apply, and if the game should be dangerous or peaceful. In the end, they will have produced their own small game, which their friends and family can try out - if they dare! The pupils will be given their own games on a free USB stick, so that they can go on playing at home.

Join an Adventurous Journey Through the World of Animation 10 years +

SCHOOL WORKSHOP | grades 4 to 6 Come and continue the story: “Once up a time there was a...” or “Far away, in a distant future...” and make your own adventure film. You will be given a look at how one can make an animation from idea to finished product, and you will film and move around the figures yourselves.

be given a look at how one works with idea development, synopsis, storyboard, film language, backgrounds and figures. We will work in groups, and each group produces their own cut-out animation. There will be animation stations with cameras and computers for each group, and thus it’s simply a matter of moving the figures yourself, so that they come to life. To conclude, we will show each finished film.

The workshop starts off with the instructor and the pupils going through all the processes involved in making an animation. The pupils will

After the workshop, The Animation Workshop will produce a DVD with the completed films, which will be sent to the school for free.


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Experience History Now - Playing History 9 years +

SCHOOL WORKSHOP | grades 3 to 6 Try out the new and innovative learning game Playing History, where you are taken on a journey back in time. Travel back in time to Italy for example, where the plague is raging and rescue a family, or come onboard a slave ship and experience how people used to live. In the workshop, the pupils are introduced to the learning game Playing History, which is aimed at history classes. Through the game, the pupils

will experience historic events first-hand, as the game places them in historically important and exciting periods. The first episode that we will look at takes place in Italy, where the pest is raging, and it is up to the pupils to save the family. We will work in groups of two, so that the pupils can discuss and share their experiences, while they are playing. After the workshop, the teacher will be given one year’s free access to a class set of Playing History.

Learn English in Mingoville 9 years +

SCHOOL WORKSHOPS | grades 3 to 5 Learn English in a new and entertaining way in the Mingoville virtual world. Here you can chat through secure chat, play learning games, hold a concert for your friends and many other things on various media platforms. Mingoville is used by more than one million children around the world. The workshop starts off with a presentation of Mingoville, which is an English online learning universe inhabited by friendly flamingoes. The workshop will introduce many different kinds of collaboration. The

pupils will be able to try out a multi-player game, where they have to hunt words, solve problems in Mingoville or work with listening exercises in Mingoville’s mobile English quiz programme. The pupils will swap places as they go along, so that everyone manages to have a go at all the courses. The exercises are based on spelling, pronounciation, reading, comprehension as well as listening. All participants will be given a three-month SuperLearner membership to take home as well as a diploma from Mingoville’s flamingo ‘Teacher Liz’.


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3D Underwater Animation 10 years +

SCHOOL WORKSHOP | grades 4 to 10 Come and create your own 3D animation in an exciting underwater environment. We will reveal the secrets of how wild effects and animations in films are made. You will create your own figures, and in the end you will have made your very own 3D animated short. The workshop starts with an introduction to the animation programme

3ds Max 2010, which the pupils will use to make their own 3D animation. The pupils will both model the figures and be given an introduction to colouring, lighting and animation itself. We will work in groups of two, where the pupils will be together to produce small 3D animated shorts, where the action takes place under water. You should bring along your own USB stick, so that you can take the films home with you.


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Weekend Entertainment BUSTERs Media Lab also invites you to lots of fun on stage: Jacob Riising (from Danmark Radios Children’s Channel “Ramasjang”) will guide you through the programme: Get behind the scenes of Gepetto News, win a PlayStation Move in our competition, listen to Carl Quist Møller telling liar stories, meet the dolls Carsten and Gitte, perform the wildest beats with Chapper, hunt the suspects in our birthday-cake-shoot-out or follow the Children’s Game Challenge. Fun it will be – for shure!

A Liar is on the Loose! 6 years +

When Carl Quist Møller starts lying, he does so faster than a greyhound can run. Carl draws and talks about the time he got homework assistance from a talking frog, and about the time he accidentally saved all the lives of all the girls during a fire at the summer camp, thanks to his magical fire-extinguishing pee. The press agent Caj Qvast Mølædt promises the listeners better lives without athlete’s foot, a photographic memory and good fortune with love. We otherwise know Carl from Løgnhalsen on DR, as the designer and animator of the jungle beast Hugo and as a drummer and lyricist of the jungle jazz band Djanzz and DaBoing.

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PlayStation Move Competition 6 years +

Win a PlayStation Move! Come and participate in the PlayStation Move competition at BUSTER’s Media-Lab. Maybe you’re good at saving young birds, colouring inside the lines, shooting with a bow and arrow or cutting with a hair trimmer? You can have a go at all of this with the new PlayStation Move controller for PlayStation®3, and if you’re one of the best, you can qualify to play Move on stage and to compete for exciting prizes from PlayStation! You can apply through our staff by the info desk in the middle of BUSTER’s Media-Lab.

PLAYSTATION MOVE KONKURRENCE 45 min.

Learn Role-Playing! 6 years +

Leif Lipton is celebrating his birthday in Crimeville. But somebody has blown up his birthday cake, and now we have to find out who’s done it! There are three suspects - and we need you to help us solve the mystery of who is responsible. Come and take part in an interactive role-play, where you can learn all about good acting, imaginative excuses and how to work out people’s motives based on some crazy evidence. There is not a grain of violence - but tons of fun!

LÆR AT SPILLE ROLLESPIL! 45 min.

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Behind the Scenes of Gepetto News 6 years +

The TV host Jacob Riising gives us a rare look at the creation of the popular children’s TV programme Gepetto News. The award-winning puppet programme Gepetto News has turned into one of DR’s most popular children’s programmes over the course of its three seasons. The programme’s host Jacob Riising will exclusively show BUSTER’s audience how the programme is made, from the creation of the puppets to how one can change ones voice to make it sound like one of the characters. Meet Jacob and the puppets, and watch some hitherto unseen out-takes from the series.

KOM BAG OM GEPETTO NEWS 30 min.

Carsten & Gitte 3 years +

There are always plenty of funny things happening, when Carsten & Gitte are present, as they can come up with pretty much anything. Once, for example, they invented their very own swear words, and another time they shrank themselves in the washing machine, so that they became very tiny. And there was also the famous occasion when they were given their very own robot, which went out of control in their friends’ house, but that’s a long story. See Carsten & Gitte perform live on stage with some of their most crazy ideas. You never know what they can come up with, but we promise you that it won’t be boring.

CARSTEN & GITTE 30 min. Production: Copenhagen Bombay / Producer: Sarita Christensen / Script: Sanne Munk Jensen.


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JAM! BEAT! BAND Show Featuring Chapper 6 years +

Come and see Chapper’s new JAM! BEAT! BAND! Show, where you can find out how you can make the coolest songs, write the funkiest lyrics and come up with the wildest beats!

JAM! BEAT! BAND SHOW MED CHAPPER 45 min.

The JAM! BEAT! BAND! Show takes you on an entertaining journey through some of the many aspects of making music. You will also get the chance to actively take part together with Chapper and the band, and the whole thing comes together when we jam, sing, drum the beats and let ourselves go... “Give us that beat - I know you’ve got one!”

The Children’s Game Challenge 6 years +

Is the Danish computer game industry just as impressive as Danish children’s TV? Come and see the children’s game challenge, where three game developers compete to come up with the best suggestion for a new computer game for children. Gunvor Bjerre, who is known for her longstanding work for DR’s children and youth department, has drawn up a list of requirements for the computer games, which are based on the requirements for children’s TV. See how the three game developers handle the task, and vote for the winner of the award for the best idea for a computer game for children.

BØRNESPILUDFORDRINGEN 45 min.

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Family Storytelling | Digital Storylab 6 years +

Make your own family portrait, as you work together to make a digital film story made up of private images, music and effects. At Digital Storylab, you get the chance to make a small film with digital media. You decide yourselves, what the story should be about, and what it should contain. Bring along your own digital images if you want to tell a personal story.

Alphabet Game in ABCiTY | ABCiTY 6 years +

Come on a journey into the magic lantern in ABCiTY. But watch out for the spider KRaPyLia, who wants to assume power by kidnapping the vocals! ABCiTY is inhabited by 28 ABCitters, whose world is being threatened by the evil KRaPyLs. It’s your task to help the fun ABCitters to save their vocabulary and their language. There are lots of crazy surprises, plenty of entertainment and the children are sure to learn something in ABCiTY.


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A Tale of Two Mozzies | Animationshuset 6 years +

Get your imagination going to create your own stories with the fun and well-known characters from ‘A Tale of Two Mozzies’. It’s time to give cut-out animation a go! Breathe life into the two Mozzies, as you make your own backgrounds and cut out the figures for the story you want to tell. You will help with filming and recording the sound for the film, and you will also have the opportunity to order the finished film, which will be sent to you.

Crime Mysteries in Crimeville | Crimeville 8 years +

If Mr Skotte’s head is stuck in some bagpipes or Sister Mary is involved with exploding sand castles, then you know that the suspects from Crimeville have been at it! Make your own crime mystery role-play, and create fantastic characters in Crimeville’s online world. You will end up with a complete, colourful role-play game on cards, which you can play with and take home. Maybe your character is the guilty one, so you have to be cunning and fool the others!

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Build a Fantasic Story | Gi en historie 6 years +

Build your own fantastic story in ‘Give us a Story’ Write your own horror story that will make your little sister wet her pants, or come up with your own fantasy tale that will make Harry Potter look like a clumsy beginner!

At ‘Give us a Story’, the whole family can tell a story. You choose yourself, what kind of story you want to write, and when you have written it, we film you, as each one of you tells the story in front of a running camera. You can take the resulting video home with you, so that you can remember it and show it to your friends and relatives.

Adventurous Cut-Out Films | The Animation Workshop 10 years +

Create your own adventure as you continue from “Once upon a time there was a...”, and create your own figures and backgrounds to make a cut-out animation. In The Animation Workshop, the entire family can take part in the production of a cut-out animation. You start

out by developing an idea for the film itself, after which you draw a storyboard, so you get an overview of the story. You create the characters yourselves and make them come to life in short sequences.


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Come on a Journey Through Time | Playing History 6 years +

Come to the preview of the educational game ‘Playing History’ and take a look at how games can be much more than just entertainment. In Playing History, children can go on a journey back in time and experience

important historical events first-hand. Time-travel to 14th century Italy for example, where the black plague is raging, and families are ill or in despair. Here, it’s up to the game player to solve the problems.

The Virtual World of Mingoville | Mingoville 6 years +

The idea behind Mingoville is that children learn most when they are having fun! In Mingoville, children from all over the world can meet online and learn English. In Mingoville, all the games and activities

have an educational focus. Secure chat is an integrated feature that ensures a good English tone among the children, who get to practice their English vocabulary in a fun and different way.


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Underwater Films in 3D | TRUEMAX Academy 10 years +

See how the wild effects and animations in films are made, and learn to make your own cool effects and animations! At Truemax Academy, we reveal the secrets behind wild effects. You

will get a chance to have a go at figure modelling and animation yourself, when you team up to make a small underwater film in 3D. Remember to bring a USB stick, so you can take your film home with you.


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PlayStation Move Try out the new PlayStation Move for PlayStation®3, where you can compete in lots of fun games. PlayStation Move is entertainment for the entire family! How far and precise can you throw a frisbee, swat a fly or draw beautiful drawings within given lines?

If you want to find out, you should try out the new PlayStation Move at BUSTER’s Media-Lab. Here you can compete in lots of games, which are so realistic and precise that you think it’s real.

Max & the Magic Marker There are no limits to what you can draw to help the boy Max on his journey through a fantastic world filled with fun surprises! In Max & the Magic Marker, you will guide Max and his magic marker on their adventure through a fantastic world. With the marker, you can

draw straight into the game, and everything that is drawn, becomes real. If Max for example needs a bridge, it is your task to draw one. The game has won a number of awards and was among other things named the ‘Children’s Game of the Year 2010’.


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A Mazing Monk Help the monk in A Mazing Monk to collect karma stones, so he can become the Buddha.

In A Mazing Monk, you guide the monk, who is trying to become the Buddha. A Mazing Monk is a puzzle where you play on top of a giant die, which consists of several smaller dice.

But there are plenty of dangers and hazards, so watch out!

Tryl The magic wand is your weapon, and you have to cast spells with it in order to beat your opponents in the game Tryl. But watch out - you have to be more cunning than your enemy!

In the magical duelling game Tryl, the magicians conjure up spells and throw them at each other in order to win against their adversaries. The players should look at each other more than at the screen in order to play the game, and they have to ‘read’ the other players next move. Tryl is therefore to a great extent a game about cunning and bluffing!


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Plankton! 9 years +

In Plankton! you play the perpetually happy Charles Plankton. You are at the bottom of the ocean’s food chain, and everyone is out to eat you, but luckily you don’t know that yourself!

friends away. You therefore have to set out to find them again - but watch out! There are dangerous animals in the great coral reef, so you have to swim for your dear life! Take all your plankton friends home to Planktonia, so you can hold a huge plankton party!

Planktons love to party and dance in their caves in Planktonia, but one day, a large thug-fish comes along and frightens all your plankton

Sheep Mania: Puzzle Islands Help the stranded sheep to get away from the islands! Sheep Mania: Puzzle Islands is fun mental gymnastics for your mobile phone or iPod. The sheep need your help to get away from the small, desolate islands

that they are stranded on. It’s not easy if you’re is a manic sheep who finds it hard to stop once you’ve got going. But watch out! The sheep is not allowed to fall in the water or collide with the crazy chipmunks.


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Musica Help Tone or Minormajor to liberate the country Musica, which is occupied by the evil lord Tinnitus, so that music and happiness can return. In this bewitched country, you can meet many strange characters including a sad tone pole and a rhythm lock that once used to give

Musica its energy. By playing the magic keyboard, you can try to make the tone pole happy, unlock the rhythm lock and many other things, so that the music and the colours can return to Musica.


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Master Class: The Good Children’s Film The Danish Cultural Minister recently compiled a cultural canon, which included a list of Danish children’s films, but there were no indications of which children’s films were the best in the world. It might sound like a party game for functional film nerds, but BUSTER and the Danish association of children and youth film clubs (DaBUF) invites you to join in on drawing up a children’s film canon. The discussion about a good children’s film is highly interesting and always highly worth it. Is there a special way to tell stories to children? Do children’s films have their own narrative structure? What is a good children’s film about? What makes it good? Can grownups also benefit from children’s films? Which criteria should a good children’s film fulfil?

The master class about the good children’s film will take a good look at these questions. A number of experts, including Dorte Høeg Brask (film consultant at the Danish Film Institute, focusing on children and youth), Oliver Ussing (director), Rumle Hammerich (director, screenwriter and producer) and Steffen Kjelds (programme director at BUSTER) have all had their fair share of dealings with children’s celluloid, and they will voice their opinions in an open discussion with the audience present. BUSTER and DaBUF have joined forces to organise this master class about the good children’s film, which is moderated by Ulrich Breuning, a teacher at the Danish Film School and former children’s film consultant.

Panel Debate: Are you in? - Net Security and ‘Netiquette’ Nynne Bjerre Christensen will moderate a panel with 6 experts, as they discuss the opportunities and risks that arise when children and youth are online. Arto, YouTube, online games, mobile phones – children and youth write, film and photograph to their heart’s content. And they like to share it with others in the virtual world, where they make both friends and enemies, and thus encounter both fun and risks. This creates new challenges for parents, teachers and kindergarten staff. How do we ensure that children move about online in an appropriate way? What guidelines should we follow? Who is responsible for teaching children about ‘netiquette’ and net security? Should we be teaching ‘internet

surfing lessons’ at school? And how do we deal with bullying on the internet and via mobile phones? Nynne Bjerre Christensen from the Danish TV debate programme Deadline will moderate the debate about these topics. The panel consists of the researcher and head of the Media Council Birgitte Holm Sørensen, the education spokeswoman of the Danish Social Democrats, Christine Antorini, the coordinator with a special focus on digital bullying at Save the Children Denmark, Jon K. Lange, the public school teacher Gitte Tjellesen, the editor on Arto.dk Dan Poulsen and PhD and Arto expert Malene Charlotte Larsen. Come and take part in the discussion about opportunities and risks, problems and solutions.


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Panel Debate: Computer Games and Digital Media at School Six teachers, media experts and politicians will discuss the use of digital media in the classroom. Bo Green Jensen will moderate the discussion. Computer games, films, TV and social media such as Facebook take up more and more of children and young people’s spare time. But should they also be a part of the syllabus? Does it make sense to make text analyses of ‘Paradise Hotel’ and make students go to computer game exams? In April 2010, the Danish Ministry of Education published a report with common aims for IT and media skills at state schools. The report presents teaching suggestions, which include digital media – but do the schools have the resources to acquire the necessary equipment and to provide the teachers with further training? Are new teachers coming who have the right skills? What didactic opportunities exist and

what pitfalls are contained in the ‘digital pencil case’? The participants of the panel are the educational spokeswoman of the Danish SocialLiberal Party, Marianne Jelved, the computer game producer Simon Egenfeldt-Nielsen from Serious Games, the teacher Ella Myhring who is the person behind HYPERLINK “http://www.spilskole.dk/”www. spilskole.dk (an organisation that works with digital media in the classroom), the researcher Thorkild Hanghøj from DPU, the lecturer Thomas Thorning and the IT advisor John Klesner. Come and take part in the debate where we will also prepare the ground for a high-quality discussion and a distinction between different types of games and films: 1) those with the intention to teach, 2) those with a potential to teach and 3) entertainment with no teaching potential.

Panel Debate: Is There a Limit? - Children and youth’s use of computer games This panel debate will focus on the positive and negative aspects of computer games – and on who is responsible when children and youth play games. Line Arlien-Søborg from the Danish Film Institute will moderate the discussion. The time spent by children and youth playing computer games is on the rise. They play in the digital world via computers, smart phones and on consoles such as the PlayStation. The net is constantly accessible, and parents, kindergarten staff and teachers need to respond to this situation. But many people are missing clear answers and guidelines. Can the children themselves set the limits for their use of games? Or should we be setting the limits – and in that case, where do we draw the lines? Media researchers stress the fact that games are a form of playing which can among other things develop strategic and project

management qualities. Psychologists and teachers point towards the fact that games can be addictive. Line Arlien-Søborg from the Danish Film Institute will lead the day’s debate about children and youth’s use of computer games. The panel consists of the game researcher and member of the Media Council Anne Mette Thorhauge, the head of the Danish Game Council Thomas Vigild, the project editor for computer games at the Danish Film Institute, Simon Løvind, the e-sport organiser Rasmus J. Pedersen and the former game-player and journalist Daniel Kirknæs Færk. Come and make your opinion known when we debate questions such as: When do children play too much? What are the consequences of playing several hours every week? Are there games that are better, healthier or more instructive than others? How do we define quality, when we talk about games?


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Digital Storytelling - Digital Storylab The workshop starts with an introduction to what digital storytelling is, and how it can be used in the classroom. Digital Storylab’s mission is the promotion and development of digital storytelling as an educational and socially binding activity. The workshop will inspire you to use new media in the classroom.

The workshop gives you the tools to work with and create personal digital stories with your students, where computers and mobile phones are the central media. Digital storytelling is a great way to engage students, who in this way learn skills within IT, multimedia production, narrative technique and communication. At the same time, the technology strengthens the students’ ability to think about and discuss the subjects in a new and different way.

Playful Learning - ABCiTY The workshop starts with a presentation of the background and aim of the new Danish learning game ABCiTY, which is aimed at kindergarten students and children during the introductory period of schooling. ABCiTY is a learning game, where children can strengthen their vocabulary and language abilities through alphabet games. The workshop will also discuss what kind of pedagogic opportunities arise from working with digital interaction in pre-school.

a discussion about the opportunities and challenges of edutainment. You will also get the chance to explore and try out the game yourself. We conclude with a discussion about the specific opportunities to use the game in school or kindergarten. The idea is that you leave the workshop with new inspiration to use the computer game in your work as an educator. Participants will be given three months’ free use of the game ABCiTY.

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Clay Animation - Animationshuset This workshop gives you some tools, which will allow you to use clay animation in a fun and simple way - primarily within arts classes, but depending on the subject and the story, the clay animation technique can also be used within other subjects. It is only your own fantasy and that of your students that limits the use of the technique.

At the workshop, you will be introduced to how one can work with clay animation, and you will get a chance to dig your fingers in the flexible plasticine yourself and to make your own figures. See how they come to life when you move them around yourself in front of the camera’s lens, and experience how the figures are given depth and character, as we conclude by adding some sound to the film.

Superbog.dk and Plotind.dk - Alinea This workshop is an introduction to two new digital teaching aids for Danish classes - Superbog.dk (grades 1 to 6) and Plotind.dk (currently grade 3). See how Superbog.dk works - an online service which contains 200 easy books to be used in the classroom, at the library or in the pupil’s home. And find out how you can use Plotind.dk to teach using a combination of books, PCs and interactive whiteboards. The workshop includes joint presentations of the two programmes and will give you the chance to try out yourselves how Plotind.dk

can be integrated with software for interactive whiteboards. Many classrooms now have interactive whiteboards, and we will show you how you can get the very most out of the technology. Meet a teacher who has lots of experience, see how she integrates the programmes in the software, and try it out for yourselves. Participants will be given three months’ free access to the programmes Superbog.dk and Plotind.dk.


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Computer Games in the Classroom - Spilskole.dk The workshop begins with a presentation which demonstrates the position of computer games in the media landscape and considers them as new tool to be used in Danish schoolrooms. We will show you a number of examples of implemented courses in the subjects Danish, English and History, and we discuss how it fits in with the government’s educational guidelines.

You will have the opportunity to play a computer game in order to take a look at how you can use it in your own classes. Computer games are not just pure entertainment, but are a means that enable new and different ways of teaching, and they can be put to good use in many different subjects. To conclude, we will demonstrate examples of complete virtual workooms, which you can integrate in your own school.

Animated learning - The Animation Workshop The workshop starts off with a presentation of animation and creativity as teaching tools in school at various grades. We will briefly touch on the development projects ‘Animated learning’: animation used to further linguistic and literary skills, ‘Animated Science’: animation used within natural science classes, as well as ‘Teaching with Animation’: the development of creativity and innovation through animation teaching. Subsequently, we will go through the various stages involved in making an animated film: idea, synopsis, storyboard, film language / pictorial

language, backgrounds and figures, simple animation rules, filming and sound. We will show you, how simple the technique can be, and you will get a taster for making an animated film as well as good advice on how you can get going with making an animation with your pupils. The participants will receive a collection of links and other materials that will help them take the next steps within the world of animation, both on their own and together with their pupils.


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Playing History - Serious Games Interactive This workshop focuses on Serious Games Interactive’s latest educational game Playing History, which will be released in the autumn. The game is aimed at history classes in grades 3 to 6. The game is the first in a series of games that place your students in significant historical periods, where they get the chance to experience historical events first-hand. The workshop will focus on how the use of games can contribute to strengthened learning and teaching in primary school. You will

be introduced to digital-based learning and teaching materials, and to how these can be used in a teaching context. Afterwards, we will introduce the concept and the didactic design of the learning game Playing History, and you will get the chance to try out the game yourself. Participants will be given one year’s free access to a class set of Playing History.

Mingoville’s Virtual World - Mingoville Mingoville is the world’s most widespread online learning game, and is aimed at English teaching in grades 3 to 5. Children today are super-users of various media platforms, and in Mingoville much emphasis is placed on the fact that children can learn from various media and platforms. Mingoville is used by more than one million children around the world.

can try to learn in Mingoville. The workshop gives you a chance to try out Mingoville on all the different platforms that the programme can be used on, including SMART Boards, Microsoft MultiPoint Mouse, PC and mobile phone. The thinking behind Mingoville is that children learn most when they’re having fun! Participants will be given a three month SuperLearner membership.

The workshop begins with a presentation of Mingoville’s virtual world, which is inhabited by flamingoes. You will be shown what your pupils


OREGON

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Danmarks største filmkonkurrence Danmarks største filmkonkurrence for talenter under 20. for talenter under 20.

Cinemateket 10.-12. september OREGON er en del af

OREGON er en del af

STØTTET AF

MEDIEPARTNER

OFFENTLIGE PARTNERE

OREGON - Up and Coming Filmmakers PRISER OG PÅEven OREGON OREGON is BUSTERs get-together for Danish filmmakers under thePRÆMIER age if you’re2010 not participating with a film in OREGON, there is plenty of twenty, opportunity for you to see all the competing films. The program contains U16and represents a unique opportunity the see the best pieces U20 from the up and coming film generation. The films, which are shown everything from heartwarming dramas and intimate documentaries - Publikumsprisen under Professionelt udstyrSee fra selskabet Koncern Sound of Sunriseprisen - Publikumsprisen 16.have Professionelt lydudstyr fra sel- Koncernprisen in the Cinemateket from September 10th tounder 12th, been selected to weird comedies, as well as20. short, excellent. if you can predict til the nye produktioner. skabet Sound of Sunrise competitions, til nye produktioner earlier this year at regional staged all over the country. winner of the superb prizes, which includes everything from Apart from viewing the young filmmaker’s films, OREGON also presents professional equipment and consultants to help with the screenplay, De Danske FilminstruktørerprisenU16 - Bedste fiktion under 16. De Danske Filmin- De Danske FilminstruktørerprisenU20 - Bedste fiktion under 20. De Danske Filmina great struktører chance to meet some of the best filmmakers directing, andhjælp camera giverediting 5000 kr. som til at work. lave en ny film. Pengene udbetales når der giver 2500 kr. som hjælp til at laveprofessional en ny film. Pengene udbetales når der struktører Denmark has tonyt offer. Weogstart out with two excellent master classes foreligger nyt synops og optageplan. foreligger synops optageplan. Friday morning, as well as a film from BUSTERs youth program. This Note that the films and seminars are all in Danish, and will not be TVprisen -Get Åbeninspired klasse under DRs webkanal Piratfrom TV inviterer vinderen til klasse under 16. Udstyrsfirmaet TWENTYFOUR7 offers a TWENTYFOUR7prisen perfect opportunity- Åben for Media-teachers to bring their students giver Pirat subtitled. for20. what to choose OREGON at www. DR-byen i en uge for at producere en film eller et indslag sammen med deres stab gratis leje af kamera eller andet udstyr for titusind kroner. to an eventful and educational day. oregonfilmfestival.dk af fotografer og klippere.

Filmlinjen.dkprisen - Bedste film under 16. Station Next giver introduktion til filmlinjen. dk – en ny hjemmeside der indeholder al information og projektstyringsværktøjer til selv at lave film, samt udstyr og hjælp fra producer, manusforfatter, fotograf og klipper til at producere en ny kortfilm.

Brancheprisen - Bedste film under 20. Branchepris. Præmie: En ny filmproduktion! Udstyr fra Zentropa og Redrental; Produktionsbudget fra Filmværkstedet; Konsulenter fra Station Next; Grading hos Beofilm; Lydproduktion hos Mainstream; Medvirken af stjerneskuespillere fra Panorama Agency.

Til alle ovenstående priser er Nimbusfilm også den glade giver af en stor DVD-pakke med nogle af deres allerbedste film. Som en stor ekstra-bonus vil Pirat Tv - DRs unge webkanal - udvælge tre af finalefilmene til visning. Se mere på www. dr.dk/pirat

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PROGRAMME

THURSDAY 9.9.

FRIDAY 10.9.

IMPERIAL

BRYGGENS B&U CENTER

9:00

10:00

Opening Gala: Sammy’s Adventures - The Secret Passage 153 min.

Workshop: Climbing to Heaven 90 min.

CINEMATEKET 10:00 10:15 11:15 12:00 14:00 14:15 17:00

OREGONs Friday Session 1 90 min. Børnebiffen 3 years + For the Kids 34 min. Shorts 9 years + 70 min. OREGONs Friday Session 2 90 min. In Your Arms 83 min. Gentlemen Broncos 90 min. OREGONs Opening Gala 90 min.

CINEMAXX 10:00 10:15 10:30 12:15

The Round-Up 110 min. Buster’s World 91 min. Ploddy the Police Car Makes a Splash 90 min. Lymelife 95 min.

EMPIRE BIO 10:00 10:15

The Be All and End All 93 min. Shorts 14 years + 77 min.

FALKONER BIOGRAFEN 12:00

Sebbe 76 min.

GRAND TEATRET 10:00 10:15 10:30 10:45

Fish Tank 123 min. Cosmonaut 83 min. Shorts 7 years + 59 min. Shooting Muhammad 50 min.

HUMLE BIO 09:30

Shorts 8 years + 92 min.

PALADS BIOGRAFERNE 09:45 10:00 10:15 10:30 12:00 12:15 12:30 14:00

Yuki & Nina 92 min. Yahtzee 78 min. In the Attic 75 min. Shorts 6 years + 59 min. Treeless Mountain 90 min. Doc 14 years + 65 min. Shorts 13 years + 74 min. Dear Lemon Lima 87 min.


PROGRAMME

SATURDAY 11.9.

SUNDAY 12.9.

CINEMATEKET

CINEMATEKET

10:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 12:00 14:00 16:00 18:30

10:00 10:00 12:00 12:00 14:00 16:00

Børnebiffen 3 years + It’s Movie Time! 34 min. OREGONs Competition 90 min. Børnebiffen 3 years + For the Kids 34 min. Treeless Mountain 90 min. OREGONs Competition 90 min. OREGON Master Class 90 min. OREGON Competititon + Winners 90 min. OREGON Professionals Lounge 60 min.

CINEMAXX 10:00 10:15 11:00 12:00

Starring Maja 94 min. Kenny Begins 84 min. Event: Sammy’s Adventures - The Secret Passage 133 min. Cosmonaut 83 min.

CINEMAXX 10:00 10:15 11:45 12:15

12:00

FILM-X

12:00

12:00 15:15

FILM-X 12:00 15:15

FILM-X for Families 150 min. FILM-X for Families 150 min.

GRAND TEATRET 10:00 10:15 10:30

Yuki & Nina 92 min. Alamar 73 min. Shorts 7 years + 59 min.

KINOPALÆET 12:00

Workshop: Have a Good Laugh 90 min.

PALADS BIOGRAFERNE 09:45 10:00 10:15 12:00

Eep! 81 min. Event: Carsten & Gitte 90 min. The Indian 75 min. Ploddy the Police Car Makes a Splash 90 min.

PLANETARIET 15:00

Asfaltenglene 78 min.

FILM-X for Families 150 min. FILM-X for Families 150 min.

GRAND TEATRET 10:00 10:15 10:30

Ilai and Ben 89 min. The Indian 75 min. Doc 10 years + Education 61 min.

KINOPALÆET 12:00

Dear Lemon Lima 87 min.

NATIONALMUSEET

Workshop: White Lion 95 min.

LYNGBY KULTURHUS 13:00

Event: Tigers and Tattoos 120 min. Here comes Lola 96 min. Sweet Evil 93 min. A Town Called Panic 75 min.

FALKONER BIOGRAFEN

FALKONER BIOGRAFEN In the Attic 75 min.

Børnebiffen 5 years + 41 min. OREGONs Competition 90 min. Børnebiffen 5 years + 37 min. OREGONs Competition 90 min. OREGON Feedback by dvoted.net 90 min. OREGON Closing Gala 90 min.

Event: Space Dogs 3D 85 min.

11:00

Event: Hell with Princess 100 min.

PALADS BIOGRAFERNE 09:45 10:00 11:00 12:15

Rafiki 79 min. Event: Meet Curious George 120 min. More Hero Than Super 54 min. Kick-Ass 117 min.

PLANETARIET 13:30 15:15

Event: Space Dogs 3D 85 min. Event: Space Dogs 3D 85 min.

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MONDAY 13.9.

TUESDAY 14.9.

BIBLIOGRAFEN

BIBLIOGRAFEN

09:30 12:00

09:30

Eep! 81 min. 12 Months Germany 95 min.

BRYGGENS B&U CENTER 10:00

Workshop: Climbing to Heaven 90 min.

CINEMAXX 10:00 10:15 10:30 12:00

The Boat Race 91 min. Alamar 73 min. The Be All and End All 93 min. A Step Into the Darkness 120 min.

BIRKERØD BIO 10:00

14:00 14:00 14:00 14:00 14:00

10:00 10:15

14:00

FALKONER BIOGRAFEN 12:00

Starring Maja 94 min.

GRAND TEATRET 10:00 10:15 10:30 10:45

Lymelife 95 min. Doc 8 years + 77 min. Asfaltenglene 78 min. Drive 55 min.

ISHØJ BIO 10:00 12:00

Friends Forever 77 min. Shorts 12 years + 82 min.

KULTURSTATIONEN VANLØSE 9:30

Workshop: Explore Cinese Martial Arts 120 min.

PALADS BIOGRAFERNE 09:45 10:00 10:15 10:30 12:00 12:15 12:30 14:00

I am Kalam 87 min. A Town Called Panic 75 min. Limboland 65 min. Doc 10 years + Siblings and Idols 72 min. A Brand New Life 92 min. Shooting Muhammad 50 min. Shorts 8 years + 92 min. Sweet Evil 93 min.

SALEN I POLITIKENS HUS 16:00

Panel Debate: Are you in? 90 min.

TISVILDE BIO 09:30

BUSTER on Tour 3 years + 43 min.

BUSTER on Tour 3 years + 43 min.

BUSTERS MEDIELAB

EMPIRE BIO Tanner Hall 94 min. Crackie 93 min.

Shorts 7 years + 59 min.

14:00 14:00

Workshops for Teachers: Digital Storytelling 180 min. Workshops for Teachers: Playful Learning 120 min. Workshops for Teachers: Clay Animation 180 min. Workshops for Teachers: Superbog.dk & Plotind.dk 120 min. Workshops for Teachers: Computer Games in the Classroom 180 min. Workshops for Teachers: Animated Learning 120 min. Workshops for Teachers: Playing History 180 min. Workshops for Teachers: Mingoville’s Virtual World 120 min.

CINEMATEKET 10:00 10:15 11:15 12:00 12:15 14:00 14:30 16:30

Børnebiffen 5 years + 37 min. Shorts 13 years + 74 min. Børnebiffen 3 years + For the Kids 34 min. Shorts 9 years + 70 min. In Your Arms 83 min. A Step Into the Darkness 120 min. Neukölln Unlimited 96 min. The Runaways 105 min.

CINEMAXX 10:00 10:15 10:30 12:00

Sebbe 76 min. Asfaltenglene 78 min. 7X - This Is Our Kids 97 min. In the Attic 75 min.

EMPIRE BIO 10:00 10:15

Ilai and Ben 89 min. Drive 55 min.

FALKONER BIOGRAFEN 12:00

The Boat Race 91 min.


PROGRAMME

TUESDAY 14.09. CONTINUED FILM-X 9:15 13:00

Workshop: Explore Chinese Martial Arts 120 min.

GRAND TEATRET 10:00 10:15 10:30 10:45

Fish Tank 123 min. Vegas 93 min. Shorts 14 years + 77 min. Limboland 65 min.

HUMLE BIO 09:30 12:00 14:00

WEDNESDAY 15.9. BIRKERØD BIO

FILM-X Sound Effects 180 min. FILM-X Sound Effects 180 min.

FREDERIKSBERG BIBLIOTEK 10:00

Shorts 10 years + 92 min. Jermal 90 min. Friends Forever 77 min.

14:30

The Crocodiles 98 min.

CINEMATEKET 10:00 10:15 12:00 12:45 14:00 14:15

Børnebiffen 3 years + It’s Movie Time! 34 min. Children Metal Divers 112 min. Børnebiffen 4 years + 39 min. Drive 55 min. Themba 100 min. Lymelife 95 min.

CINEMAXX 10:00 10:15 10:30 12:00

Vegas 93 min. Pelle the Conqueror 157 min. Ilai and Ben 89 min. Starring Maja 94 min.

EMPIRE BIO 10:00

A Step Into the Darkness 120 min.

ISHØJ BIO

FALKONER BIOGRAFEN

10:00 12:00

12:00

Shorts 8 years + 92 min. Shooting Muhammad 50 min.

KULTURSTATIONEN VANLØSE 9:30

Workshop: The Edible Schoolyard 120 min.

Zappa 103 min.

FILM-X 9:15 13:00

FILM-X Sound Effects 180 min. FILM-X Sound Effects 180 min.

LYNGBY KULTURHUS

GRAND TEATRET

10:00

10:00 10:15 10:30 10:45

Workshop: The Art of Boxing 120 min.

PALADS BIOGRAFERNE 09:45 10:00 10:15 10:30 12:00 12:15 14:00

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I am Kalam 87 min. The Crocodiles 98 min. Shorts 11 years + 81 min. The Be All and End All 93 min. 12 Months Germany 95 min. Hands Up 90 min. Cosmonaut 83 min.

The Boat Race 91 min. Neukölln Unlimited 96 min. In Your Arms 83 min. Shorts 10 years + 92 min.

ISHØJ BIO 10:00

Doc 12 years + 59 min.

KULTURHUSET ISLANDS BRYGGE 10:00

Workshop: The Edible Schoolyard 120 min.

REPRISE TEATRET

KULTURSTATIONEN VANLØSE

14:30

9:30

Thanks Maa 112 min.

Workshop: The Art of Boxing 120 min.

LYNGBY KULTURHUS 10:00

Workshop: Explore Chinese Martial Arts 120 min.

PALADS BIOGRAFERNE 09:45 10:00 10:15 10:30 12:00 12:15 12:30 14:00

Gentlemen Broncos 90 min. Little Nicholas 91 min. Crackie 93 min. Doc 10 years + Siblings and Idols 72 min. Jermal 90 min. Sebbe 76 min. Shorts 9 years + 70 min. 7X - This Is Our Kids 97 min.

SALEN I POLITIKENS HUS 16:00 19:00

Panel Debate: Computer Games and Digital Media at School 90 min. Panel Debate: Is There a Limit? 90 min.

TISVILDE BIO 09:30

Yuki & Nina 92 min.


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PROGRAMME

THURSDAY 16.9.

THURSDAY 24.09. CONTINUED

BIBLIOGRAFEN

GRAND TEATRET

09:30

10:00 10:15 10:30 10:45

Shorts 11 years + 81 min.

BRYGGENS B&U CENTER 10:00

Workshop: The Art of Boxing 90 min.

Sweet Evil 93 min. A Brand New Life 92 min. Yahtzee 78 min. Doc 10 years + Education 61 min.

CINEMATEKET

KULTURHUSET ISLANDS BRYGGE

10:00 11:15 11:30 12:15 14:00 14:15

10:00

Børnebiffen 5 years + 37 min. Børnebiffen 3 years + It’s Movie Time! 34 min. Themba 100 min. Doc 14 years + 65 min. 12 Months Germany 95 min. Twist and Shout 108 min.

CINEMAXX 10:00 10:15 10:30 10:45 12:00

Little Nicholas 91 min. Zappa 103 min. Crackie 93 min. Rafiki 79 min. Neukölln Unlimited 96 min.

EMPIRE BIO 10:00 10:15

Gentlemen Broncos 90 min. Hands Up 90 min.

FALKONER BIOGRAFEN 12:00

7X - This Is Our Kids 97 min.

FILM-X 9:15 13:00

KULTURSTATIONEN VANLØSE 09:30 10:45

BUSTER on Tour 3 years + 43 min. BUSTER on Tour 3 years + 43 min.

LYNGBY KULTURHUS 09:00 10:15

BUSTER on Tour 3 years + 43 min. BUSTER on Tour 3 years + 43 min.

PALADS BIOGRAFERNE 09:45 10:00 10:15 10:30 12:10 12:15 12:30 14:00

Pelle the Conqueror 157 min. The Round-Up 110 min. Jermal 90 min. Vegas 93 min. Children Metal Divers 112 min. Whip It 111 min. Shorts 10 years + 92 min. Same Same But Different 107 min.

REPRISE TEATRET 10:00

FILM-X Sound Effects 180 min. FILM-X Sound Effects 180 min.

Workshop: The Edible Schoolyard 120 min.

BUSTER on Tour 3 years + 43 min.

TISVILDE BIO 09:30

Shorts 6 years + 59 min.


PROGRAMME

SATURDAY 18.9.

FRIDAY 17.9. CINEMATEKET

ARKEN

10:00 10:15 11:15 12:15 14:00 14:30

10:30

Børnebiffen 4 years + 39 min. Shorts 12 years + 82 min. Børnebiffen 5 years + 41 min. Shorts 14 years + 77 min. Children Metal Divers 112 min. Master Class: The Good Children’s Film 120 min.

CINEMAXX 10:00 10:15 10:30 12:00

The Runaways 105 min. Hands Up 90 min. Yahtzee 78 min. Twist and Shout 108 min.

12:15

Chatroom 97 min.

CINEMATEKET 12:30

10:00 10:15

The Boat Race 91 min. Here comes Lola 96 min.

FALKONER BIOGRAFEN 12:00

The Round-Up 110 min.

FILM-X 9:15 13:00

FILM-X Sound Effects 180 min. FILM-X Sound Effects 180 min.

Børnebiffen 5 years + 41 min.

CINEMAXX 10:00 10:15 12:00 12:15

Event: Tigers and Tattoos 120 min. Treeless Mountain 90 min. Whip It 111 min. A Brand New Life 92 min.

FALKONER BIOGRAFEN 12:00

EMPIRE BIO

Workshop: White Lion 95 min.

Ploddy the Police Car Makes a Splash 90 min.

FILM-X 12:00 15:15

FILM-X for Families 150 min. FILM-X for Families 150 min.

GRAND TEATRET 10:00 10:15 10:30

Thanks Maa 112 min. The Crocodiles 98 min. Rafiki 79 min.

KINOPALÆET 12:00

Tanner Hall 94 min.

FREDERIKSBERG BIBLIOTEK

PALADS BIOGRAFERNE

09:30 10:30

09:45 10:00 10:15 12:00

BUSTER on Tour 3 years + 43 min. BUSTER on Tour 3 years + 43 min.

GRAND TEATRET 10:00 10:15 10:30

Themba 100 min. Little Nicholas 91 min. Doc 8 years + 77 min.

PALADS BIOGRAFERNE 9:30 10:00 10:15 10:30 11:30 12:00 12:15 14:00

Closing Gala: Despicable Me 155 min. Friends Forever 77 min. Dear Lemon Lima 87 min. Shorts 6 years + 59 min. Prinsesse Mononoke 134 min. Doc 12 years + 59 min. Shorts 13 years + 74 min. Same Same But Different 107 min.

Kenny Begins 84 min. Event: Meet Curious George 120 min. Free Birds 85 min. Here comes Lola 96 min.

SKUESPILHUSET 12:00 14:00

Event: Benny’s Bath Tub 45 min. Event: Benny’s Bath Tub 45 min.

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SUNDAY 19.9. ARKEN 10:30

Workshop: White Lion 95 min.

CINEMATEKET 12:30

Børnebiffen 4 years + 39 min.

CINEMAXX 10:00 10:15 11:45 12:00

Same Same But Different 107 min. Rafiki 79 min. Chatroom 97 min. Fish Tank 123 min.

FALKONER BIOGRAFEN 12:00

Whip It 111 min.

FILM-X 12:00 15:15

FILM-X for Families 150 min. FILM-X for Families 150 min.

GRAND TEATRET 10:00 10:15 10:30

Prinsesse Mononoke 134 min. Free Birds 85 min. Kenny Begins 84 min.

KINOPALÆET 12:00

Curious George 60 min.

NATIONALMUSEET 11:00

Event: Hell with Princess 100 min.

PALADS BIOGRAFERNE 09:45 10:00 10:15 12:00

Tanner Hall 94 min. Thanks Maa 112 min. Moomins and the Comet Chase 75 min. Alamar 73 min.

SKUESPILHUSET 12:00 14:00

Event: Benny’s Bath Tub 45 min. Event: Benny’s Bath Tub 45 min.


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12 MONTHS GERMANY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17/7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3D UNDERWATER ANIMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4000 STEPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7X - THIS IS OUR KIDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

40 50 81 47 27

ABUELO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ADVENTUROUS CUT-OUT FILMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ALAMAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ALBERTS WINTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ALMOST GROWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ALPHABET GAME IN ABCITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ANIMATED LEARNING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . THE ARMOIRE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

45 88 18 39 35 86 99 48

BAKAL BOYS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . THE BE ALL AND END ALL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BEFORE SUNSET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BEHIND THE SCENES OF GEPETTO NEWS . . . . . . . BELKA & STRELKA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . THE BELLRINGER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BENNY’S BATH TUB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BERIK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BEWICK’S MAMBO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BLOCKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . THE BOAT RACE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BØRNEBIFFEN 3 YEARS + FOR THE KIDS . . . . . . . . . BØRNEBIFFEN 3 YEARS + IT’S MOVIE TIME! . . . . . BØRNEBIFFEN 4 YEARS + . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BØRNEBIFFEN 5 YEARS + MUSIC ORGANS & ICE 61 BØRNEBIFFEN 5 YEARS + THE ONE WITH THE PENGUIN . . . . . . . . . . . . A BRAND NEW LIFE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BROTHER BENOIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BUILD A FANTASIC STORY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BUILD YOUR OWN CRIME MYSTERY GAME . . . . . . BUSTER ON TOUR 3 YEARS + . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BUSTER’S MEDIA LAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BUSTER’S WORLD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

36 27 44 84 71 59 72 49 47 51 28 57 58 59 60 21 61 88 78 62 75 65

CARSTEN & GITTE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71, 84 CHATROOM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 CHICKEN COWBOY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 CHILDREN METAL DIVERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 THE CHILDREN’S GAME CHALLENGE . . . . . . . . . . . 85 CLAY ANIMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 CLAY ANIMATION IN OUTER SPACE . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 COME ON A JOURNEY THROUGH TIME . . . . . . . . . 89 COMPUTER GAMES IN THE CLASSROOM . . . . . . . . 99 CONTAGIOUS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 COOL GIRLS ON FILM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 COSMONAUT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 CRACKIE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 CRIME MYSTERIES IN CRIMEVILLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 THE CROCODILES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 CURIOUS GEORGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 DAHLIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DEAR LEMON LIMA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DESIGN YOUR OWN COMPUTER GAME . . . . . . . . . DESPICABLE ME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DIGITAL STORYTELLING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DOC 10 YEARS + EDUCATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DOC 10 YEARS + SIBLINGS AND IDOLS . . . . . . . . . . DOC 12 YEARS + . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DOC 14 YEARS + . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

37 54 79 9 97 37 38 39 42

DOC 8 YEARS + . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DON’T GO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DRIVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DRONA AND ME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

35 45 40 35

E18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EAST END ANGELS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EEP! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . THE EGG RACE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ELECTRONIC DANISH LESSONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EVERYBODY WANTS GO TO HEAVEN . . . . . . . . . . . EVERYDAY BUT SUNDAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EXPERIENCE HISTORY NOW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

50 20 12 59 77 47 37 80

FAMILY STORYTELLING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 THE FANTASTIC 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43, 53 FILM-X FOR FAMILIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 FILM-X SOUND EFFECTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 FISH TANK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 FISHING WITH SAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57, 58, 62 FLEDEROMA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 FOSSIL MEMORY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 THE FREAK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 FREE BIRDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 FRIENDS FOREVER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 GENTLEMEN BRONCOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . THE GOLDEN APPLE TREE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GORILLA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GRANNY O’GRIMM’S SLEEPING BEAUTY . . . . . . . . THE GREAT ICE RACE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

26 59 44 44 43

HANDS UP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 HEARTSTRINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57, 63 HELL WITH PRINCESS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 HERE COMES LOLA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 HITCHHIKER’S CHOICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58, 63 HORROR FILMS ON THE MOBILE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 HUBERT - FIRE! FIRE! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 HUBERT - MODERN ART . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 I AM KALAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I LIE AWAKE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ICE MASTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ILAI AND BEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IN THE ATTIC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IN THE WASHING MACHINE: FOOTBALL SOCKS 57 IN THE WASHING MACHINE: OUT OF SIGHT . . . . . IN THE WASHING MACHINE: PATCHES . . . . . . . . . . IN THE WASHING MACHINE: TIGER SOCKS . . . . . . IN YOUR ARMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . THE INDIAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . INDIGO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

22 47, 50 61 20 21 57, 63 58 58, 62 30 14 49, 53

JACCO’S FILM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 JAM! BEAT! BAND SHOW FEATURING CHAPPER 85 JENSEN LIVES HERE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45, 48 JERMAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 JOIN AN ADVENTUROUS JOURNEY . . . . . . . . . . . . KENNY BEGINS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15, 52 KICK-ASS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 KISS BILL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 KOM BAG OM GEPETTO NEWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 LEARN ENGLISH IN MINGOVILLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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LEARN ROLE-PLAYING! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A LIAR IS ON THE LOOSE! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LIGHTNESS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LIMBOLAND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . THE LITTLE BOY AND THE BEAST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . THE LITTLE DRAGON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LITTLE MISS EYEFLAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LITTLE NICHOLAS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LIVING IN 2 HOUSES: JULIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LOST AND FOUND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . THE LYING GOAT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LYMELIFE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

83 82 46 41 48 43 44 15 38 60 59 25

MANDARIN PEEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MASALA MAMA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MASTER CLASS: THE GOOD CHILDREN’S FILM . . . MEGA HEAVY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MELVIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MIGHTY MACHINES: ASPHALT ROLLER . . . . . . . . . MIGHTY MACHINES: STRIPE PAINTER . . . . . . . . . . MIGHTY MACHINES: TOWER CRANE . . . . . . . . . . . MINGOVILLE’S VIRTUAL WORLD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MISS REMARKABLE AND HER CAREER . . . . . . . . . . MOOMINS AND THE COMET CHASE . . . . . . . . . . . MORE HERO THAN SUPER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MUSCLES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MY CARDBOARD DADDY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MY LIFE ON THE INTERNET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MY SUPERHERO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

58, 62 46, 53 95 49 60 57, 63 57 58, 62 100 51 74 53 49 47, 53 75 45

NEUKÖLLN UNLIMITED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NEW MOM WANTED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NEWS EDITOR FOR A DAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NEXT FLOOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NICK & TIM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

36 48 78 51 38

OLIVIA’S ICE SPECTACULAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ONCE UPON A HILL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OUT OF A FOREST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OUT OF LOVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

44 37 45 39

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SAVE OUR BACON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 SAYED, SOCCER TALENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 SCHOOL WORKSHOPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 SEBBE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 SEEDING DREAMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 SHOOTING MUHAMMAD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 SHORTS 6 YEARS + . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 SHORTS 7 YEARS + . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 SHORTS 8 YEARS + . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 SHORTS 9 YEARS + . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 SHORTS 10 YEARS + . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 SHORTS 11 YEARS + . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 SHORTS 12 YEARS + . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 SHORTS 13 YEARS + . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 SHORTS 14 YEARS + . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 SMILE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 SO HOT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58, 63 SONGS FROM ILULISSAT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 SPACE DOGS 3D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 STARRING MAJA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 A STEP INTO THE DARKNESS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 SUPERBOG.DK AND PLOTIND.DK - ALINEA . . . . . . 98 SWEET EVIL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 SWIMMING LESSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 A TALE OF TWO MOZZIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TANNER HALL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . THANKS MAA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . THEMBA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . THROUGH THE WORLD OF ANIMATION . . . . . . . . TIGERS AND TATTOOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TO SWALLOW A TOAD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TOGETHER AND ALONE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A TOWN CALLED PANIC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TREELESS MOUNTAIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TWIST AND SHOUT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TWO FRIENDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

87 55 22 32 79 72 51 50 14 17 65 50

UNDERWATER FILMS IN 3D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . UNEARTHING THE PEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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PANEL DEBATE: ARE YOU IN? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 PANEL DEBATE: COMPUTER GAMES AND DIGITAL MEDIA AT SCHOOL . . . . . . . . . . 96 PANEL DEBATE: IS THERE A LIMIT? . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 PECKER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 PELLE THE CONQUEROR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 PINLY & FLAU: TEA AND PEE + BLEACH AND BALLS73 PLANK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 PLAY WITH THE ALPHABET IN ABCITY . . . . . . . . . . 76 PLAYFUL LEARNING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 PLAYING HISTORY - SERIOUS GAMES INTERACTIVE . . . . . . . . . . 100 PLAYSTATION MOVE COMPETITITON . . . . . . . . . . . 83 PLODDY THE POLICE CAR MAKES A SPLASH . . . . . 13 PRINCESS MONONOKE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

VEETI AND THE BEANSTALK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VEGAS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . THE VIRTUAL WORLD OF MINGOVILLE . . . . . . . . . VIVE LA CRISE! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

46 30 89 50

RAFIKI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ROMEO & JULIUS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . THE ROUND-UP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . THE RUNAWAYS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

16 42 26 56

YAHTZEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . YELLOW & PINK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . YES, VIRGINIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . YUKI & NINA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

29 38 45 17

SAME SAME BUT DIFFERENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SAMMY’S ADVENTURES - THE SECRET PASSAGE8, 70 SANDRA, THE FARIYTALE DETECTIVE - BAD WOLF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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ZAPPA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

64

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WET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 WHIP IT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 WHISTLELESS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57, 58, 62 WIMP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 WORKSHOP: THE ART OF BOXING . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 WORKSHOP: CLIMBING TO HEAVEN . . . . . . . . . . . 68 WORKSHOP: THE EDIBLE SCHOOLYARD . . . . . . . . . 69 WORKSHOP: EXPLORE CHINESE MARTIAL ARTS 69 WORKSHOP: HAVE A GOOD LAUGH . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 WORKSHOP: WHITE LION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73


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BUSTER 2011 September 15–25 Next Years Themes:

Music on Film Lies and Consequences


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THE PEOPLE BEHIND BUSTER

BUSTER Copenhagen International Film Festival for Children and Youth Tagensvej 85F DK2200 Copenhagen N buster@buster.dk www.buster.dk

BUSTER:

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Programme Advisors: Jacob Breuning, Charlotte Giese, Susanne Gjessing, Jacob Wendt Jensen, Annemette Karpen, Flemming Kaspersen, Cecilia Lidin, Martin Brandt Petersen, Line Arlien Søborg, Nanna Wermelin

Head of Programming: Steffen Kjelds steffen@buster.dk 61 10 46 72

We would like to thank the following for preparing teaching materials: Trine Barfod, Anette Pico Geerdsen, Mogens Wolstrup

Programming Assistant: Anne Plænø anne@buster.dk 29 91 47 09

Graphic design: Jakob Kirchhoff, Andreas Steinmann

Festival Director: Füsun Eriksen fusun@buster.dk

Translation: Andrew Blackwell Print Coordinator: Nikolai Schulz nikolai@buster.dk

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Festival Coordinator: Diana Bjørn Milenković diana@buster.dk 61 30 14 15 Event Coordinator: Marie Østergaard Andersen marie@buster.dk 60 80 40 24 Marketing Coordinator: Lars B. Frahm lars@buster.dk 24 87 81 07 Head of Marketing: Per Hedegaard per@cphfilmfestivals.dk

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PR and Press Coordinator: Marie á Rogvi press@buster.dk 61 77 82 16 Festival Producer: Andreas Steinmann as@cphfilmfestivals.dk 28 11 75 05 Guest Coordinator: Lise Roest-Madsen guest@buster.dk 29 78 82 71 Volunteer Coordinator: Lena Bredlund frivillig@buster.dk 31 21 52 62 OREGON: Nisse Koltze nisse@oregonfilm.dk

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BUSTER’s Media-Lab: Planning: Michelle Riis Clausen Implementation: Diana Bjørn Milenković diana@buster.dk 61 30 14 15 Assistant: Ida Foxvig ida@buster.dk

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Panel debates: Liselotte Michelsen liselotte@buster.dk

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Trailer Production: Jakob Kirchhoff Music: Søren Siegumfeldt Copenhagen Film Festivals BUSTER is a part of the Copenhagen Film Festivals Foundation, which is headed by Jørgen Ramskov. Board: Søren E. Jakobsen (chairman), Nina Crone, Jens Gehl, Jon Stephensen and John Tønnes. Reprinting is permitted as long as the source is mentioned © Copenhagen Film Festivals, August 2010


BUSTER 2010 Catalogue  

English Catalogue for BUSTER International Film Festival for Children and Youth 2010, Copenhagen