WRITER: Mai Hiura Henriksen
SPOT Film – Take One.
You’re probably thinking – SPOT Film, what is it? Wasn’t SPOT a music festival?
Yes, it is. But for the first time, SPOT has launched its full scale film program for real this year, which is just as ambitious as the music program. Around 60 films will be shown along with 165 concerts and interactive conferences. The goal for SPOT Film is to follow the musical lineup’s footsteps, and hopefully this year takes its first big step.
“Through the last 20 years Spot Festival has showcased the best of the best within new Danish and Nordic music. With SPOT Film, we try to do the same – but with films instead”, says Anders Søndergaard, Festival Manager of SPOT Film.
The film program is firstly free of charge (even for those without a SPOT Festival ticket), and secondly, fairly brilliant. The films are spread like at any film festival with respect for themselves, in several different programs:
SPOT The Music is 10 of the most interesting, energetic, entertaining and up-to-date music documentaries from all over the world. Many of the showings are followed by panel debates with musicians and industry professionals.
Here, you can among others see The National rockumentary Mistaken for Strangers (see below) about frontman Matt Berninger and his useless metalhead of a brother, Tom. Additionally, you can see The Stone Roses: Made of Stone (see below) about the Manchester band’s comeback in 2012, which gives a quite different picture than their Northside concert the same year. You also need to watch A Band Called Death (see below), a story about a black punk band before punk even existed (yeah, before Sex Pistols and Ramones), and their struggles, caught in the middle of the Motown-era in the 70’s.
SPOT Across is a program where music, film and interactive media meet. Here, you can experience Teitur in the interactive film, Story Music, where you can decide what happens in the film via your phone, and witness an intimate solo concert with Teitur himself.
Local heroes Keep Camping will also be giving a live performance of the soundtrack for the premiere of the short film Julia.
SPOT The Video shows 12 of the greatest music videos made within the last year, including artists such as MØ, Connan Mockasin, and Jamie XX.
SPOT The Film is the festival’s main program with 12 film made by the greatest new Nordic talents within fiction and documentary – a strong program of moving, eye-opening and humorous films, who all are competing for the SPOT Film Award 2014.
Last but not least, SPOT Film has the honor of closing SPOT Festival on Sunday, the 4th of May with lots of films and live concerts such as Chorus Grant, Mads Björn, S. Westmark (lead singer of The Blue Van), Ida Wenøe (Boho Dancer) and ANKAH.
SPOT Film will take place the 2nd -3rd of May, at Godsbanen and the 4th of May at Øst for Paradis. Follow the complete program with venue and time, here!
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Trailer: Mistaken for Strangers
Trailer: The Stone Roses: Made of Stone
Trailer: A Band Called Death