Shadows Q&ADogme Manifesto
The Dogme 95 Vow of Chastity
Dogme 95 is a rescue action! It's a collective of film directors founded in Copenhagen in spring 1995 with a specific purpose: To counter "certain tendencies" in film today--to purge film so that once again the inner lives of the characters justify the plot. Dogme 95 opposes the auteur concept, make-up, illusions and dramatic predictability.

Signed: Lars Von Trier, Tomas Winterberg, Soren Kragh-Jacobsen, Kristian Levring

  1. All shooting must be done on location, with all props found on site.
  2. Sound must never be produced apart from the images or vice versa (including music).
  3. The camera must be hand-held.
  4. The film must be in colour, with no special lighting.
  5. Optical work and filters are forbidden.
  6. The film must not contain superficial action such as murders, weapons, etc.
  7. The film must take place here and now.
  8. Genre movies are not acceptable.
  9. The film format must be Academy 35mm.
  10. The director must not be credited (there is no auteur).
D O G M E   I N   S H A D O W S
1. THE CELEBRATION (Winterberg, Den)
2. THE IDIOTS (Von Trier, Den)
3. MIFUNE (Kragh-Jacobsen, Den)
4. THE KING IS ALIVE (Levring, Den)
28. OPEN HEARTS (Bier, Den)
32. OLD, NEW, BORROWED & BLUE (Arthy, Den)
35. IN YOUR HANDS (Olesen, Den)
37. GYPO (Dunn, UK)
NB. As of 20.Jul.06, there have been 117 Dogme-certified films

2002 by Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall