Filmkommentaren First Five Years
Skrevet den 07-08-2012 11:34:28 af Tue Steen Müller
Five years ago Allan Berg called me to pitch an idea he had: Should we make a film blog where we could express opinions and spread information on our common passion: Films. Allan (who lives in Randers in Denmark, whereas I live in Copenhagen, the two cities being 4 hours train distance from each other) organised what became filmkommentaren.dk with a local webbureau Infoserv that has the motto ”keep IT simple”. Which we have done, kept it simple: text + photo + links where our readers can find more info and clips and trailers. Ambition: an average of one text per day. All year round.
We decided that Allan should stay with Danish as his language for posted texts – I went for English, the language I use when teaching and tutoring around the world. For four years we got a generous 50-50 start and IT maintenance support from the local FOF (Denmark’s largest provider of adult liberal education) but no financial support from anyone. Well, once we applied to the DFI (Danish Film Institute) for a small help to cover the basic costs but got a no because ”there are so many film websites so that would make a precedent to support you”, words to that effect. So filmkommentaren.dk is totally con amore, and we have been happy to invite other Aficionados to post texts.
Here we are five years later, this text being blogpost/text number 2082. We have never really discussed editorial lines, we have written about what we wanted to write about: reviews, festival reports, notes, quotes from other media, comments, we have created smaller and bigger discussions. The focus has been the documentary film.
The first two texts were reviews of ”Forever” by Heddy Honigmann and ”Ghosts of Cité Soleil” by Asger Leth, that was back in August 2007, where we also wrote about Bergman and Antonioni, who died late July that year, and where we visited and covered the yearly documentary gathering of the DFI at the European Film College.
Statistics – We have had 96.521 visits in 2012 until this day, 39.351 so-called unique visitors. We are very happy for the interest. Thank you, readers!
5 comments "Filmkommentaren First Five Years":
Mikkel Stolt skrev den 07-08-2012 13:33:40:HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Keep posting :)
Niels Pagh Andersen skrev den 07-08-2012 15:59:15:Keep up the good work ! Im a big fan of the two of you
Christian Gosvig Olesen skrev den 07-08-2012 21:36:46:Tillykke! Det er en fornøjelse at klikke forbi hver dag og blive introduceret til nye dokumentarfilm og -begivenheder!
Mikael Opstrup skrev den 08-08-2012 13:34:17:... and by pure coincidence Jacob Høgel and I met with Ellen (Tue's wife) and Tue in their summer house on the very day for our annual Elke Memorial (The Danes will know who)with strange beer, selected cheese, homemade snaps and food. So inspite of heave showers we graduately turned the gathering into a 5 years anniversary celebration!
Anette Olsen skrev den 12-08-2012 13:07:21:Happy birthday with the five first years! Det er altid berigende at klikke ind til en kommentar.
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