Emphasizing Diversity in the Film Program of the Cinemathéque

Where
Denmark
When
2016
Who
The Danish Film Institute
Key objectives of the measure:

The Danish Film Institute/Cinematheque mainly feature films that are “invisible” in the ordinary film repertoires and the media in general. The program includes quality foreign films that have not yet achieved commercial distribution, exotic film traditions and avant-garde and experimental films. The Cinematheque emphasizes the diversity of cultural expressions in the program and screen films from a number of different countries and film cultures. In the past year the Cinematheque has presented seasons of new films from e.g. Bhutan, Mongolia, Taiwan, Slovakia, Armenia, Georgia, Cuba and Iran. The Cinematheque invites guests from different countries and film cultures to introduce films and organize events and debates on historical, esthetical and political subjects that are related to the program. In February 2016 the Cinematheque for instance hosted a Mongolian film festival, which invited two guests from Mongolia and questioned the idea of Mongolia which conjures up images of Ghengis Khan, the Gobi Desert, camels and yurts. But today, while the nomadic traditions are still alive, Mongolia is opening itself up to the world and also carving a new contemporary culture and identity. For more information: http://www.dfi.dk/Service/English/Filmhouse-activities/The-DFI-Cinematheque.aspx

Scope of the measure:
National
Nature of the measure:
institutional
Main feature of the measure:

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Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

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Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

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Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Cinema/ Audiovisual Arts
Cultural Value Chain
Creation
Distribution
Participation