eurocinema To Launch Contest Surrounding First Annual On Demand Film Festival

Scandinavia Anyone? eurocinema To Launch Contest Surrounding First Annual On Demand Film Festival



Winner To Receive for A Trip for Two to Copenhagen and Exclusive Tour of The World’s Oldest Film Studio Nordisk Studios

Online PR News – 10-July-2011 – – Miami, July 7, 2011 -- European film fans get your passports ready! In celebration of the success of its first ever On Demand Film Festival, eurocinema will launch a special contest for a trip for two to Copenhagen beginning July 7.

Participants living in the 50 states, 21 and older, are invited to enter online at www.facebook.com/eurocinema

“On demand viewing is definitely becoming a preferred way film fans today are enjoying the very best in international cinema,” said eurocinema President/CEO Sebastien Perioche. “We created the contest to thank all of our fans across America who have supported the festival and eurocinema.”

The winner, to be announced on October 22, will receive a prize valued at $13,000 US, that will include roundtrip airfare for two from New York to Copenhagen, Denmark; a four day/three night stay at Radisson Blu Hotel, a VIP tour of oldest film studio in the world Nordisk Studios in Copenhagen and airport transfers.

The contest will run from July 7 – October 20, 2011. eurocinema partner Nordisk Film & TV Fond is the main sponsor of the contest.

Hanne Palmquist, CEO, Nordisk Film & TV Fond added, “We’re delighted with the success of the First Scandinavian On Demand Film Festival on eurocinema, and being able for the first time to showcase the compelling and award-winning films to North American audiences.”

eurocinema’s first ever on demand film festival is dedicated to the films of Scandinavia. The festival, which launched in May 2011 and has been extended to October 31, offers a new way for movie fans to experience foreign film from the comfort of their living rooms. Now available in 36 million TV homes in North America, eurocinema has been delivering gems from international and European cinema since 2005 on top cable and satellite platforms, including Comcast, Time Warner, Charter, Cablevision, RCN, Verizon and DirecTV.

The On Demand Scandinavian Film Festival features 12 critically acclaimed, contemporary Scandinavian titles, including such top names in global cinema as Danny Glover (THE COLOR PURPLE, LETHAL WEAPON); Lena Endre and Michael Nygvist (THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO); Bryan Brown (F/X, AUSTRALIA), Tuva Novotny (EAT, PRAY, LOVE; SLIM SUSIE); Anders Berthelson (ITALIAN FOR BEGINNERS); Bill Skarsgard (SIMPLE SIMON); and Thure Lindhardt (ANGELS AND DEMONS). Films can be enjoyed on eurocinema On Demand for $4.99 - $6.99 US per title.

Four new titles will be added to the festival’s offerings beginning July 1, including:

BEHIND BLUE SKIES, 2010, Sweden, selected for the Toronto Film Festival. Starring Bill Skarsgard and Josefin Lungeman (FATSO). It's the summer of 1975. Martin has just graduated from high school and leaves the concrete of the city for a summer job at Sandhamn's exclusive yacht club restaurant in Stockholm's archipelago. A whole new world opens up for him, but before Martin really understands what is going on he finds himself in the middle of one of the greatest scandals in Swedish criminal history.

KAUTOKEINO REBELLION, 2008, Norway, Sweden and Denmark (Norwegian), winner of five international film awards starring Mikael Persbrandt (2010 Oscar winner IN A BETTER WORLD) and Anni-Kristina Juuso. For centuries northern Scandinavia has been inhabited by the native sami population and their reindeers. In a historical saga set in 1852, modernisation is about to enter the desolate village of Kautokeino where authority is held by the ruthless and prosperous liquor dealer. One of the native tribes refuses to pay their unjust debt, leading to one of the most dramatic episodes in northern Scandinavian history.

DEAR ALICE, 2010, Sweden, Directed by the previously awarded Othman Karim from Sweden. The film stars international star Danny Glover and some of Sweden's top actors, Tuva Novotny, Stefan Sauk and Regina Lund (THE LAKE). The critically acclaimed, partly English spoken drama, tells the story of four very different lives and how their paths, by a series of circumstances, come to cross. During what seems to be just an ordinary day, these four people are making everyday decisions that at the moment seem to be trivial but that ultimately lead to a life changing and violently destructive end for all involved.

LITTLE SOLDIER, 2008, Denmark, winner of 2 international film awards including Berlin for director Annette K. Olesen. The film stars Trine Dyrholm (2010 Oscar winner IN A BETTER WORLD) and Thure Lindhardt. After yet another mission abroad, the young soldier Lotte returns home, completely disillusioned with life. Lotte's unreliable father, offers her a job as a chauffeur for his Nigerian girlfriend Lily. Both carry invisible scars and are reluctant at first, but a friendship slowly emerges between the two women, and things take an unexpected turn.

About eurocinema- eurocinema is the leading provider of European films, available on-demand. eurocinema offers viewers access to a unique selection of award-winning box office films with a few clicks of a remote, 24/7. Available in over 36 million U.S. and Canadian homes, eurocinema can be found under the Indies/Foreign/International Film category of cable or satellite provider’s On-Demand menu. For more information visit www.eurocinema.com

***Full contest details and rules can be found at http://www.facebook.com/Eurocinema?sk=app_208412272531040

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