The programming of the Aarhus Filmfestival has been sharpened over the years to focus on experimental and innovative short films and documentaries on global issues. The Aarhus Filmfestival favors film submissions that address issues of globalization, migration, conflict, the environment as well as new media technologies are affecting both our ways of living as well as our ways of viewing the world.
The Aarhus Filmfestival believes that stories told with cinematic insights and worldly perspectives that can enlighten, inform and entertain, challenge our world-views and conceptions of the truth as well as spark activism and social change.
The short film program presents international gems of artistic, experimental and innovative visual expression. Mixing untraditional and provocative short films, fascinating animations, artistic visual creations and powerful short documentaries, the short film programs take advantage of the interplay created by juxtaposing widely different genres and formats of visual expression.
The documentary film program offers international high quality films about issues of global concern, human rights and social change. The films investigate their subject matters, creating powerful, poetic and challenging narratives and visions that allow us to step into other lives and realities.
Mixing personal and creative approaches to filmmaking with debates and discussions, special screenings, directors’ comments and guest-curated programs, the documentary program will open for moments of reflection, immersion and surprise.
The festival presents two Audience Awards to films in the international program and the Kodak Award of 16 mm film stock and lab costs to a regional film that was produced independently.
Aarhus Filmfestival History:
Formerly known as the Festival of Festivals, the Aarhus Filmfestival was an international film festival screening short and documentary films that have won awards or other forms of international recognition while also presenting regional films, Danish hits, seminars and special focus series.
The first Festival of Festivals took place in Aarhus, Denmark in 1997. From the very start, the goal of the festival has been to provide a showcase for internationally recognized films as well as regional productions made by non-professional filmmakers.
Over the years, the Aarhus Filmfestival has maintained its profile of screening the worlds internationally acclaimed films while establishing itself as a popular film event drawing increased attention to the short and documentary genres - and large audiences into the movie theaters.
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