Film in the Forest (Film i Skoven)

Come to this unique festival and join us in an interesting workshop organized together with the UIC International Playgroup. Access special festival prices here.

2019.04.23 | Daniela Trifiletti

Film in the Forest

Film in the Forest

Date Fri 17 May Sat 18 May
Time 11:21    11:21
Location Tumlepladsen, Riiskov Aarhus, Denmark 8240

Film in the Forest (Film i Skoven) is Aarhus' biggest culture festival for children and their families. It offers an exciting programme of film, live music, dance workshops, creative workshops, LEGO play area, and tasty food and drink for the whole family.

And yes - it is in the forest!

The festival takes place in beautiful Riis Skov, just to the north of Aarhus C on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th of May when Spring is in full swing. The festival is in it's third year and is always well-attended by international families.

The 17th of May is Stor Bededag - a national holiday in Denmark - and the festival is a great way to spend some quality time together as a family. 

The 18th of May the UIC International Playgroup will be gathering at the workshop tent from 10.45 to 11.15am. The workshop will be done in both English and Danish and there is a 15 minute window for everyone to continue the activity outside before the related film starts at the Tipi Tent Cinema at 11.30am.  

The festival director Katharine Simpson (who is British herself) says "There is so much to do at the festival, even if you don't speak Danish, it's easy for everyone to take part in the creative workshops, listen to great music, dance, explore the art and decorations in the forest, or relax in the sun with a good cup of coffee, an ice cream or something tasty to eat. This year we have films from Japan, Kenya, Germany, the UK and much more. All films are presented in Danish, but there are also films with no dialogue that can be enjoyed by everyone. Some of Denmark's biggest children's entertainment stars are attending the festival including DR Ramasjang's Onkel Reje, musician Thomas Buttenschøn and the 8 year old Youtube star Naja Munster and her mother"

UIC International Playgroup members have the chance to purchase their tickets at the early bird prices. For you to get the link please send an email to or contact us on our Facebook Page

Normal tickets can be purchased here

Follow the festival news and offers on their Facebook Page.

Lastly, remember the festival recruits international volunteers, so if you would like to join the team (and get some free tickets) you can email for more details or sign up here.

Accompanying partners, UIC