Welcome to the 4th European Minority Film Festival
The North Frisian Organisation - Friisk Foriining - is in charge of the organisation of the 4th European Minority Film Festival 2012.
The date of the festival will be from 22nd - 24th of November 2012. The festival will take place in the CINEMA CENTRE HUSUM in the region of North Friesland and further places. The experiences of the Cinema Centre Husum with the "Husumer Filmtage" (Husum Film Festival) for more than 10 years and the reputation of the North Frisian county capital as a place of cineastic and cultural interest were decisive for this choice.
The festival will be opened on Thursday, 22nd of November with a small reception in the lodge of the cinema.
The festival ends with a gala celebration where the European Minority Film Award will be the focus. Scenes from all five feature films will be shown again accompanied by speeches of directors, actors and organisers. A couple of international musicians will round off the evening.
WinnerNov 26 2012
Audience and jury shared the same opinion: Congratulations! Kunsten at graede i kor by director Peter Schønau Fog won European Minority Film Award and Audience Award at the 4th European Minority Film Festival 2012.
Kunsten at graede i kor by Peter Schønau Fog is the winner of the 4th European Minority Film Award!
LAUDATIO: Kunsten at graede i kor
Moin og gojawten
A tøs det er grov glant te a få low te å sai lit om æ synnejysk film. Den sku jo ha het 'Æ kunst å græe i kor', men så lant række æ tolenrance i Danmark vist it. Det er den føest film å synnejysk, troe a nok.
Å Unescos jemmsie om truet sproch stå dæ, te synnejysk æ akut truet å dø ue. Det sku it gærn ske. Dæfå hofer a å manne fleje film å æ sproch.
'Kunsten at græde i kor' is a marvellous movie:
The social environment of a village in South Jutland /North Schleswig in the 1970s is described very precisely. I know that, because I grew up there in a neighboring village myself at that time. The music - reaching from Janice Joplin to Schubert - supports the atmosphere and mood of the film. Apart from that I want to give my personal compliments to the Danish composer of the original music.
The actors play very well, especially of course the boy Allan played by Jannik Lorenzen.
The story line progresses in a calm an unexcited way.
The very special thing about this movie is that it deals with an issue that was taboo for many years. When you hear that it is a movie about child abuse in the family, you expect to see and be witness to terrible things. But this is, surprisingly, not the case. The artistic genius is the ambiguity of the movie: We see the family though the eyes of the boy. But his naïve and innocent interpretations contrast with our knowledge about child abuse. The dilemma of the boy is - on the one hand - to keep his innocence and the love to his father and - on the other hand – realize what is really going on in the family and realize the hurt being done to his sister. At the end he has to make it clear where he stands. He ends up with the pragmatic South Jutish idiom that
'Det er it nowe så gal det it æ got for nowe'.
(Unfortunately not translated correctly in the English version).
It is a touching movie and a very brave one, too.
Although the quality of the contributions to the minority film festival was extraordinarily high this year, the jury found it easy to reach its decision. We are delighted to award the European Minority Film Award 2012 to 'Kunsten at græde i kor'.
Merke BluesFairground Blues
Friesland / Fryslân (NL)
Urteberri on, Amona!Happy new year, Grandma!
Basque Country / Euska Herria (E)
Czechia / Slovakia
Kunsten at græde i korThe Art of Crying
November 22th-24th, 2012, Husum/Hüsem, North Frisia
All events take place at
Kino Center Husum
Neustadt 114, D-25813 Husum
Phone +49 (0) 4841 2569
Final Gala takes place at
Neustadt 95, D-25813 Husum
Thursday, November 22nd
Friday, November 23rd
Saturday, November 24th
About the Film Festival
The EMFF is a film festival on a European level for feature films in minority languages, which means those authochtonous small nations and minorities in particular without a so-called kin-state in the background. These are e.g. the Frisians in the Netherlands and Germany, the Sorbs in Germany, the Sami in Scandinavia, the Welsh, Scottish and Cornish in Great Britain, Sinti and Roma, Rhaetians in Switzerland, Basques and Catalans in Spain or Bretons in France.
Within the framework of the festival five chosen feature films, all with English or German subtitles and all from different regions, will be shown on three evenings. Among these films an independant Jury will vote the winner of the European Minority Film Award 2012.
The festival is aimed at the cineastic minded people from North Friesland and other regions in Europe where small nations are situated. The organisers are expecting numerous representatives of the minorities and small nations which are organized in the Federal Union of European Nationalities. As guests actors and directors of certain feature films will also be invited.
The European Minority Film Festival is realised by:
And it is supported by:
Gefördert aus Mitteln des Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien.
About the organisers: Friisk Foriining
In 2003 the Friisk Foriining (Frisian Society) celebrated its 80th anniversary. Founded under the name of 'Friesisch-Schleswiger Verein' in the year 1923, the society has always considered the Frisian language and culture as independent and therefore on equal terms with the other languages and cul tural groups within the German-Danish border area. The society's main objective is to maintain and to develop the Frisian language and the Frisian identity.
The Friisk Foriining has about 600 members and regards the Frisians as being a people in their own right and an ethnic-autochthonous minority within Germany, comparable to the Sorbs in Lusatia. The most important objective is to protect and to promote the Frisian language and culture.
In cooperation with the Frisian youth organization 'Rökefloose' ('flock of ravens', www.roekefloose.de) the Foriining arranges events for young people and leisure activities, among other things. During these arrangements Frisian is spoken. In the area of school education, the Friisk Foriining cooperates with the Dansk Skoleforening (Danish School Association of the Danish minority in Southern Schleswig). The Skoleforening offers Frisian lessons in some of its schools and, furthermore, runs the only school in which classes are conducted in Frisian on an equal footing with Danish and German (www.risumskole.de).
The Foriining also arranges tours to other language minorities in Europe and offers a so-called 'Friisk Harfsthuuchschölj' for individuals and families every year. This 'Harfsthuuchschölj' offers courses over a period of 5 days, usually in October, where interested people can participate in various activities like computer workshops, story-writing, craft activities, history workshops etc., all held in Frisian language. Furthermore, the Friisk Foriining works together closely with the northfrisian youth organisation 'Rökefloose'.
Since 2006 in a two-yearly rhythm the Friisk Foriining performs a European-wide film festival for feature films in minority languages.
EMFF 2012 Cinema Center
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Best Western Theodor Storm Hotel
25813 Husum / Hüsem
Phone +49 (0) 4841 89660
Fax +49 (0) 04841 81933 www.bw-theodor-storm-hotel.de
(Official festival hotel)
Phone +49 (0) 4841 2229
(very close to the festival hotel, 10 min. walk to the cinema, single rooms from 35,00 €)
Hotel am Schloßpark ***
Hinter der Neustadt 74-86
25813 Husum / Hüsem
Phone +49 (0) 4841 2022
(behind the cinema, single rooms from 59,00 €)
Romantikhotel Altes Gymnasium *****
Phone +49 (0) 4841 8330
Fax +49 (0) 48 41 - 8 33 12
(high standard hotel near the town centre, single rooms from 100,00 €)
Schobüller Str. 34
Phone +49 (0) 4841 2714
(20 min. walk to the cinema, night from 15,90 € / single room from 23,90 €)