There will be plenty of stuff to do for LGBTQ people living in or visiting Copenhagen for the next 10 days. The MIX COPENHAGEN film festival is kicking off today.
PRESS RELEASE: Today marks the start of 10 days of LGBTQ film, panel debates, parties, and events that challenge gender, sexuality, and identity. With the opening film ‘Don’t Call Me Son’ in Cinemateket this evening, MIX COPENHAGEN LesbianGayBiTransQueer Film Festival launches for the 31st time.
During the festival period between the 30th of September and 9th of October, there will be a total of 93 specially chosen Danish and international feature films, documentaries and short films lighting up the cinema screen. Films that play with gender and break sexual boundaries, affect the gender debate, and reflect a diverse world. See the full programme here.
MIX COPENHAGEN is Denmark’s oldest annual film festival and one of the world’s oldest LGBTQ film festivals. The festival started in 1986 and aimed to collect and represent a diverse Copenhagen across genders, sexuality, and identity. A festival that, through film, events, and debates, aims to question the existing and create a new path for free, authentic life and community.
This project is still going, 31 years on: “MIX is still important in 2016, as the LGBTQ films, stories, and identities that we portray on the screen have not yet reached the wider film festivals and cinema distribution. As well as showing a wide range of cinematic stories, we also create a fantastic festival space where here is room for everyone.” – Stine Michelsen, Festival Leader.
In the 31 years the festival has existed, the world has changed and festival guests have evolved – and the festival has changed too. To reflect these changes and to welcome even more people into the community, MIX COPENHAGEN has added ‘Queer’ to the festival’s name this year.
MIX COPENHAGEN 2016 will end with one hell of a closing night on Saturday the 8th of October, and the year’s best short film, documentary, and feature film will be awarded the Lili Award and Audience Award. The Lili Award is given by this year’s internation jury, consisting of journalist Adrian Lloyd Hughes, screenwriter Jenny Lund Madsen, producer and programmer John Badalu, and director and producer Monika Treut. The Audience Award is given in collaboration with Out&About magazine.
PRESSEKONTAKT: NANNA REBEKKA 28578411 NANNA@MIXCOPENHAGEN.DK
THE LILI NOMINATED FILMS ARE
Feaute films: GIRLS LOST (SE), SUMMERTIME (FR/BE), JONATHAN (DE), ARIANNA (IT)
Documentaries: CHECK IT (US), TRANSIT HAVANA (ES/NL), REEL IN THE CLOSET (US), PRIDE DENIED (US)
Short films: BREATHE (UK), FAMOUS DIAMONDS (CA), THANKS FOR DANCING (NO), MUKWANO (DK)
THE NOMINATED FILMS FOR THE AUDIENCE AWARD ARE HENRY GAMLE’S BIRTHDAY PARTY (US), HEARTLAND (US), STRIKE A POSE (NL/BE), SOUTHWEST OF SALEM (US), FINDING PHONG (VN), SUITED (US)
Festival: 30. september – 9. oktober.
Extra showings: 10., 11. og 12. oktober.
Empire Bio, Guldbergsgade 29F, 2200 København N
Cinemateket, Gothersgade 55, 1123 København K
MIX infocenter, Cinemateket, Gothersgade 55, 1123 København K
MIX lounge, Asta Bar, Cinemateket, Gothersgade 55, 1123 København K
For more information go to www.mixcph.dk