Join us as Danish filmmaker Aske Bang leads us through his burgeoning career, from film school to his 2017 Oscar win. Explore his films' themes and characters: quirky individuals looking for their niche in "normal society." He also tells us his experience of journeying a low-budget short all the way to the Oscars. Plus: enjoy a screening of his Oscar-winning short, Silent Nights.
Recently graduated from The National Film School of Denmark, Aske Bang (Silent Nights, The Stranger, Ladyboy) is an Oscar-winning Danish director. Aske Bang began filmmaking at age 15, and also attended the StationNext youth film school, having won several awards for his films prior to his 2017 Oscar nomination and win. Aske is now working on his first feature film, Death Drives Audi.
Works In Progress Event
Friday, April 28 2:30 PM
Join us for NFFTY’s 3rd annual Works In Progress event! Presented in partnership with Relativity School, we will be screening unfinished films from filmmakers 24 and under.
The event will feature a panel of industry professionals providing constructive feedback to the selected filmmakers. This great opportunity to present unfinished works in an intimate, collaborative environment is open to all filmmakers; both those with or without a film screening in the regular festival lineup.
Look All Around You: Making In 360°
Saturday, April 29 2:30 PM
NFFTYX is bringing together leading thinkers and makers in immersive media, including NFFTY’s featured artist Kayla Briët. Presenters will explore nuts and bolts topics like how to get started in 360º and what’s the best affordable gear, as well as more conceptual topics, like what can filmmakers learn from gaming and theater about world-building, and what is the difference between creating narratives vs. experiences.
Keynote Discussion: Chris Moore
Sunday, April 30 12:00 PM
Join us for a moderated discussion with producer Chris Moore, as he leads us through his own journey in the film industry, with advice to emerging filmmakers and producers.
Chris Moore has worn a number of hats during his 27-year career in the media industry. In 1993 he formed Fusion Studios, through which he has served as producer on such pictures as Good Will Hunting (Academy Award winner for Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor), Glory Daze, Best Laid Plans, Joy Ride, American Pie, Waiting, Reindeer Games, and the recent Oscar-winning film Manchester By The Sea. In 1999, Chris partnered with friends and creative collaborators Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Sean Bailey to form LivePlanet, a company dedicated to the creation of multi-platformed entertainment content, such as Project Greenlight.