The second annual ASFLA Scandinavian Film Festival was held Jan. 26, 27, 28, 2001 at the Writers' Guild Theater in Beverly Hills. Dubbed "Take Two," the event was the successful sequel to the inaugural showcase of Nordic films and filmmakers in 2000.
Each year the festival pivots around screenings of the Scandinavian films submitted for Oscar consideration in the Academy's "Best Foreign Film" category, with additional screening of shorts and documentaries. The festival provides film professionals, students, and those who simply love film wonderful exposure to Nordic film and filmmakers, as well as a fertile ground for networking.
Kaspar Rostrup, dir., Denmark - preceded by ELECTION NIGHT
Academy Award winning short - Denmark
Roy Andersson, dir., Sweden (Q&A following)
Torir Snaer Sigurjonsson, Skull Malquist, Fridrik Thor Fridriksson - Iceland
Anders Thomas Jensen, dir. - Denmark
(Q&A with producer Kim Magnusson after screening)
Short film by Finnish filmmaker Juha Wuolijoki
Special appearance by actor Michael Badalucco
Aku Louhimies - Finland
Special appearance by actress Irina Bjorklund
Clay Westervelt, dir.; Mark Olsen, Rashel Mereness, prod., short American
Erling Borgen, dir.; documentary - Norway
Stein Leikanger, Petter Borgli, Thomas Backstrom, prod., - Norway
Kaspar Rostrup, dir., - Denmark