Now that Richard Linklater’s Boyhood has finally arrived in Danish cinemas, there’s a bit of a lull over the next few weeks as far as new quality films go.
If neither The Purge: Anarchy (okay, the original was a guilty pleasure of mine) nor yet another Liam Neeson actioner floats your boat, then maybe it’s time to take matters into your own hands and make your own film.
CPH:DOX in collaboration with DR and the DFI, is calling for up and coming documentary directors to send in their ideas for a 15 – 28 minute film. If selected, you’ll have the chance to pitch your idea to industry professionals during the festival and claim the talent award.
The award includes a production budget of 25,000 kroner and use of the festival’s equipment to make your film over the course of no more than one year (more information on www.cphdox.dk/content/dr-talent-award). Submissions are accepted until 12.00pm on October 1.
If you’re not feeling so proactive and would rather stick to watching movies, there are fortunately other options for the coming week:
On Friday, Huset is screening the best awful movie you’ll ever see – The Room – doors at 5pm, movie starts at 7. In an attempt to bring centuries of tense relations to an end, host Jack Stevenson is offering a free beer to any Swede who makes the commute into enemy territory to join hands in making fun of the cult classic.
Later in the weekend, Huset is hosting the Sex Worker’s Film Festival, which starts off with Becky’s Journey (Sunday, doors at 5pm) – the story of a Nigerian woman moving to Europe to sell herself on the streets.
Next month, Cinemateket will begin the East by Southeast Film Festival, which features contemporary films from central and eastern Europe.
Alternatively, if you’re too broke for the cinema yet still curious about Nigerian sex workers or eastern Europeans, you could always take a walk down Istedgade.