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SCANDI - Nordic Film Lesson takes the best Scandinavian cinema to the Czech Republic and Slovakia

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- The event will also host an online industry panel entitled “Why is Scandinavian cinema so successful in the world?”

SCANDI - Nordic Film Lesson takes the best Scandinavian cinema to the Czech Republic and Slovakia

Displaying the best that current Scandinavian production has to offer, SCANDI - Nordic Film Lesson presents a cross-section of films and genres that define the cinematic North. SCANDI takes place in the Czech Republic from 19-25 January and in Slovakia from 24-30 January. The eighth edition will host a special online industry panel. The discussion with film professionals will take place on 25 January. You can watch the livestream on the Cineuropa, Film Europe and SCANDI Facebook pages from 15:30 till 18:00.

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SCANDI’s ambition is to introduce Slovak and Czech audiences to Nordic film excellence. Every year since 2015, SCANDI brings the highest quality and most remarkable cinematographic works of various genres from five Nordic countries (Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland). This year SCANDI brings a lot of awarded films such as Margrete – Queen of the North [+see also:
trailer
interview: Charlotte Sieling
film profile
]
, Flee [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Jonas Poher Rasmussen
film profile
]
, Tigers [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ronnie Sandahl
film profile
]
, Ninjababy [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Yngvild Sve Flikke
film profile
]
, Tove [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Zaida Bergroth
film profile
]
, Wild Men [+see also:
film review
interview: Thomas Daneskov
film profile
]
, The Most Beautiful Boy in the World
 [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Kristina Lindström and Kris…
film profile
]
and many more. One section will be focused on Danish actress Trine Dyrholm.

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

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

The director Charlotte Sieling has a long career as one of the most acclaimed Danish directors on TV-series such as Borgen (2013), The Killing (2009), The Bridge (2011) or US series Homeland (2018). With Margrete – Queen of The the North, Charlotte Sieling will bring one of the greatest stories from the Nordics to the big screen. The story of one of the most powerful women in European history.

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

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

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

Find more info on the event here.

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