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The short film "Piniartoq" is the highlight of the week at Ekko

01.07.2021

The Qimmeq project about the Greenlandic sled dog, a collaboration between Ilisimatusarfik and the National Museum of Natural History, has produced 5 short films with portraits of Greenlandic sled dog drivers. The short films have previously been recognised at international film festivals in the USA (Seattle and Montana) and Odense (OFF2019).

Now the portrait of Martin Madsen and his dogs from Ittoqqortoormiit has become topical again for its high quality. Ekko is Denmark's leading film magazine, and is followed by the professional industry of international critics and film professionals.

Ekko is part of Denmark's film industry, which has had a high international reputation for several decades, and which now nominates our film among the best Danish talents. This is not only a great recognition for the film, but also for Martin Madsen and the Greenlandic sled dog culture.

For everyone involved in the Qimmeq project, it is also great that the film industry is celebrating our film from Ittoqqortoormiit. We never dreamed of this when the project's filmmakers were freezing their fingers off in March a few years ago.  

If people vote for the short film and it stays in the top 20 for another 10 weeks, it could be nominated for the Ekko Shortfilm Awards, which celebrate the best Danish short films in November.



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