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LASSE LAU winner of the Fokus Videokunst Festival (Kran Film Collective)

Kran Film Collective

LASSE LAU winner of the Fokus Videokunst Festival

Winner of the 2011 competition at the

Fokus Videokunst Festival, Copenhagen


Kunsthallen Nikolaj is the organizer of the 1st edition of the Fokus Videokunst Festival in Copenhagen. Among curated programs the competition drew 154 films. 10 Films where nominated and 3 winner was announced at an award screening and ceremony May 5th. The festival jury consisted of the Gallery owner Jesper Elg from V1 Gallery, the international video artist Eva Koch, film director Martin Strange-Hansen, and last the Nikolaj Kunsthal director Elisabeth Delin Hansen and curator Andreas Brøgger.

Among the 3 winners was Kran Film member Lasse Lau with his 2008 film Pine Nuts. Pine nuts´ is set in a Park in Beirut that nearly 20 years after the end of the civil strife still hasn’t officially reopened its gates to the public. Some says that the new pine trees that were planted there in the nineties still have to grow themselves mature before the park eventually can reopen.

The two others winners at the competition are Danish Rose Eken;  http://roseeken.dk/ and Swissborn Olaf Breuning

Kunsthallen Nikolaj

Lasse Lau