About the Festival
BUSTER - Copenhagen International Film Festival for Children and Youth
At BUSTER we screen the best films from around the world and offer an interesting complement to the established view of films for children and young people.
We select around 140 feature films, shorts and documentaries that go from challenging to entertaining - art house to mainstream. During the 11 days festival we host around 250 film screenings in more than 25 different movie theatres and other venues like the planetarium, different Museums, the Zoo, culture houses etc.
We primarily show films that our young audience would not have the opportunity to experience in Danish cinemas, because the films very rarely achieve theatrical distribution in Denmark. But every year BUSTER also unveils some of the exciting upcoming movie premieres.
The films we select often offer an insight into other cultures - both in Denmark and around the world - or take the audience on a journey to fantastical landscapes and stories dreamed up by filmmakers from all over the globe. We hope to contribute to the development of young people's creative and critical awareness of film and media in a world, where we are constantly bombarded with moving images.
More Than Films
At BUSTER, we believe in the importance of 'learning by doing'. That is why we offer a wide range of workshops, which give children and youngsters a chance to explore different aspects of film making and experiment with online activities. Every year, we develop new content and concepts for our workshops. Over the years, we have done workshops in 3D-animation, film scenography, foley-work, acting methods, film music and computer game production just to mention a few. In 2011 BUSTER hosted 90 workshop activities.
Copenhagen Film Festivals
BUSTER operates under the Foundation of the Copenhagen Film Festivals which also include the festivals CPH PIX and CPH:DOX.
CEO of the Foundation: Lars Hermann.
Members of the Board:
- Søren E. Jakobsen (chairman)
- Nina Crone
- Jens Gehl
- Jon Stephensen
- John Tønnes