The pioneering New Hollywood director William Friedkin has with his work, such as 'The Exorcist' and 'The French Connection', revolutionized the way of making film in Hollywood. In addition to these two films lies an important work that combines potent genre universes with a strong personal voice. PIX and Cinemateket are honoring William Friedkin for the first time in Denmark with a big retrospective during the film festival in April. The director will himself be visiting Denmark during PIX and there will be a chance of meeting him and listing to more than just the music from his film 'Sorcerer'.
The hard-hitting celebration starts with a world premiere already on the first day of the festival on the 3rd of April. The legendary German 'krautrock' musicians in Tangerine Dream will for the first time perform their mesmerizing film music from Friedkins intense jungle thriller 'Sorcerer'. It takes place in the concert hall at Tivoli in cooperation with artFREQ. Thursday, the 3rd of April, 2014. The same night MICHAEL ROTHER (NEU!, Harmonia) and DIETER MOEBIUS (Cluster) will perform and it's the first time that Tangerine Dream and Rother perform in Denmark.
Concert hall of Tivoli, 3rd of April 2014
The German composer and piano phenom Hauschka is for the first time playing in Copenhagen. The concert and the artist talk will be on the 9th of April during PIX. The concert is the first in a sequence of events in the collaboration between PIX and Jazzhouse.
Hauschka - also known as the Düsseldorf-based composer Volker Bertelman - has an enticing ability of embracing the entire substantial history of the piano at the same time and he does it with a liberating curiosity.
Hauschka has been working interdisciplinary between contrastive arts for his compositions in almost ten years for movies, theatre and installation, just as his music videos are amazing audiovisual fusions between pictures and sound. In 2014 two new features with original Hauschka scores will be premiering - the Brazilian feature film 'Praia de Futuro' and the german documentary 'Farewell, Herr Schwarz' - and the composer reveals that he this year will be working on his first American feature film. He starred in the short film 'Bloksky', where he plays the role of a tormented pianist with a writer's block, and he has composed film scores for various short films over the years.
During PIX in April you can experience Hauschka live for the first time in Copenhagen and meet him in person before the concert.
We are now in the process of planning the 2014 version of the film festival, and are counting on the invaluable help from our volunteers.
This years festival runs from the 3rd to the 16th April. We are presenting around 150 films and as usual the program also features a lot of exciting events.
To be able to present the great amount of films and events during the festival, in the best way possible, we are depending on a great team of volunteers. Primarily during the official weeks of the festival, but also during the time, leading up to the start of the festival.
As a non-profit organization, our funds are limited, but we can guarantee exciting experiences and, of course, free tickets to the films in the festival program.
To volunteer for the festival you will have to fill out the form at the bottom of this page. The work are diverse, and as a volunteer you can help us with our events, marketing, driving or helping out with our many international guests. The more time you can spare, the more responsibility we can assign you- making sure that the work will be even more fun to do!
As a sign of our appreciation, you will get a ticket for every two hours of voluntarily help, which can be used for a film of your choice during the festival.
During one of the first weeks in March, we will host an introduction-meeting for all of you who would like to help out. Here we will explain more about the specific jobs and the festival in general. This is also a great opportunity to meet each other and plan how to make PIX'14 an unforgettable film festival!
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The New Talent Grand PIX Award was given to firsttime director Ramon Zürcher for his film 'The Strange Little Cat'. The Audience Award went to 'The Broken Circle Breakdown' by Felix Van Groeningen.
At PIX's award brunch Friday the New Talent Grand PIX Award was given to the Swiss director Ramon Zürcher. With his German film 'The Strange Little Cat' Zürcher was chosen as the most promising new talent in the competition, among ten other debutating directors.
Thursday night the votes from the audience competition were counted and it was the Belgian drama 'The Broken Circle Breakdown' by Felix Van Groeningen that stole the audience's favor.