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First Scandinavian film fest at SM Lanang Premier

The embassies of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden in Manila, in partnership with SM Lanang Premier, SM Cinema, and the Film Development Council of the Philippines, recently collaborated for the very first Scandinavian Film Festival in the country. 

First Scandinavian film fest at SM Lanang Premier
From left: HE Swedish Ambassador Harald Fries, HE Danish Ambassador Jan Top Christensen, and HE Norwegian Ambassador Bjorn Jahnsen graced the opening of the First Scandinavian Film Festival at SM Lanang Premier.
First Scandinavian film fest at SM Lanang Premier
Cherry Al-ag, wife of Davao City Vice Mayor Bernie Al-ag, with her son Byrne Joshua Al-ag
All three Scandinavian ambassadors – HE Ambassador Jan Top Christensen of Denmark, HE Ambassador Bjorn Jahnsen of Norway, and HE Ambassador Harald Fries of Sweden graced the launch at SM Lanang Premier in Davao City.

They were joined by guests from the diplomatic corps, business groups, film communities based in Davao and its neighboring provinces, and movie lovers who were treated to an exclusive screening of the festival’s award-winning inaugural film, Rosita.

First Scandinavian film fest at SM Lanang Premier
European Chamber of Commerce Chairman Antonio Peralta and ECCP Rotary South Davao Member Ingmar Bertelsen, with Datu Bago awardee Darrell Blatchley
First Scandinavian film fest at SM Lanang Premier
From left: Mme. Sandra Jahnsen of Norway; Mary Ann Montemayor, Honorary Consul of Hungary in Davao; Mme. Susan Fries of Sweden
The festival featured over twenty curated films from various genres that gave audiences a glimpse of the Scandinavian way of life on the big screen. From sailing the great seas in Kon-Tiki to generating awareness on the effects of climate change with Warmer, the film festival catered to audiences of all ages. Exhibits from the Embassies and the FDCP were also mounted for a more in-depth look at the cultures of the participating countries.

This film festival is one of the many exciting cultural activities at SM Lanang Premier.

Topics: SM Lanang Premier , SM Cinema , Film Development Council of the Philippines , Scandinavian Film Festival
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