New Danish Screen and The Sketch: The Role of Imposed and Self-Imposed Constraints in Talent Development

Mette Hjort

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Abstract

This chapter examines the institutional context surrounding talent development in the Danish filmmaking milieu, particularly focusing on the role of constraints in nurturing talent by focusing on the Sketch, a talent development initiative of limited scope and duration that nonetheless has had a lasting impact on the Danish film landscape. Launched in 2017, the Sketch was an initiative of the Danish Film Institute’s talent development development programme, New Danish Screen. Offering analysis of interviews with key practitioners involved in New Danish Screen, the chapter argues that the ingenuity of the Sketch lies in the use of constraints to create a robust basis for trust, trust being essential to the process of developing a film of genuine value as well as the talent of the filmmaker.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA History of Danish Cinema
EditorsC. Claire Thomson, Isak Thorsen, Pei Sze Chow
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Chapter16
Pages200–216
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781474461153
ISBN (Print)9781474461122
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2021

User-Defined Keywords

  • Danish cinema
  • The Sketch
  • New Danish Screen
  • Danish Film Institute
  • Rasmus Kloster Bro
  • Talent development
  • Constraints in cinema
  • Trust in cinema

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