Copenhagen Int'l Film Festival

Copenhagen Int'l Film Festival

Copenhagen International Film Festival is Denmark's great film event, where the audience and the film industry come together to enjoy European cinema. The festival presents a competition with an international jury, seminars and master classes, and a market specifically intended for professionals from both the Danish and international film industry. Ten films will compete for The Golden Swan in six different categories.

The main award at the Copenhagen International Film Festival is THE GOLDEN SWAN, awarded by the jury to films in the main competition. Finding a name for a new film prize is no easy task, although the swan soon emerged as an obvious symbol. The swan is the national bird of Denmark and follows the tradition of giving film prizes animal names.

The world famous Danish Hans Christian Andersen - virtually a national symbol himself - wrote the much loved fairy tale about an ugly duckling who grows into a beautiful swan. So it was decided to let a golden swan be the landmark of the new film festival.