Dogme 95 Founders to Recieve European Film Honor
Lars von Trier
Coming from Denmark, the Dogma movement has changed they way we look at film: "In 1995, a group of Danish filmmakers rocked the film world, establishing a revolutionary set of rules for filmmaking, and invading film festivals and cinema screens with a distinctive, rough and not always comfortable look. Thus Dogma was born... without doubt it has exerted a strong influence on filmmaking and has set an astonishing example for filmmakers all over the world, demonstrating that it is possible to make successful films on a low budget, in a small film nation, and without a tripod." (Projections 15, Faber&Faber)Click here to read the full press release.
In recognition of a unique impulse to the world of film and honouring their dedication to European filmmaking, the European Film Academy will present Søren Kragh-Jacobsen, Kristian Levring, Lars von Trier, and Thomas Vinterberg with the award EUROPEAN ACHIEVEMENT IN WORLD CINEMA 2008.
All laureates will be among the guests at the 21st European Film Awards Ceremony on 6 December 2008 in Copenhagen.
Lars von Trier is one of my favorite filmmakers, and has directed two of the best films of the decade so far (Dancer in the Dark and Dogville), so any honor or recognition is cause for celebration here at From the Front Row. Congratulations to Mr. Von Trier and all of the founders of the Dogme 95 movement, as well as to Dame Judi Dench, who will also be receiving a lifetime achievement award from the European film Academy.