At the Odense Film Festival one of the special programmes is very much welcomed. It is a selection of short documentaries, a genre that is very rarely seen. Read what Cecilia Lidin, festival director of Odense Film Festival writes on the site:
”We’re making 14 films depicting current trends in Sweden” wrote Tove Torbiörnson, Documentary Film Consultant at The Swedish Film Institute, when we were corresponding about which films to show in Odense. The fourteen films were scheduled for completion in June 2008 – and we have the great pleasure, to screen them all for the first time here in Odense. The title is “People depicted 2008”, and several of the films are made by well-established, famous directors. The short format is not only for developing new talents, but is also a format that allows experienced directors to try something new, letting them experiment with the medium once again. And we see examples of this here, but this is not where it started. Short creative documentaries have been coming out Sweden for many years so we also have a retrospective programme of short documentaries from previous years.