Danish films / IDFA 2016

Welcome to the Danish Film Institute's festival website on Danish films at IDFA 2016 running 16-27 November.
Don't forget to look us up on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and stay connected with #danishfilm.

Dream Empire

Dream Empire

INTERVIEW. David Borenstein's film offers insight and perspective on China's red-hot real estate market, "the biggest building boom in human history." First Appearance Competition

The-War-Show

The War Show

INTERVIEW. Euphoria soon turned to tragedy for radio host Obaidah Zytoon, who started filming the Syrian uprising in 2011. Co-director Andreas Dalsgaard talks about turning her story into a film. Best of Fests

Those who jump

Those Who Jump

INTERVIEW. Moritz Siebert and Estephan Wagner explain how they passed the camera on to the migrant Abou Bakar Sidibé. Best of Fests

Dem-vi-var

Who We Were

INTERVIEW. It still touches Sine Skibsholt very much to talk about Mette Line and Kristian, the couple in her film, who go through a major crisis after Kristian's near-fatal stroke. First Appearance Competition

Amateurs-in-space

Amateurs in Space

INTERVIEW. Max Kestner, one of Denmark's foremost documentary storytellers, goes for comedy as well as complexity in his film about the two space pioneers Peter and Kristian. Feature-length Competition

Venus

vENUS

INTERVIEW. Lea Glob and Mette Carla Albrechtsen explain how their film comes out of a need to understand desire from a female point of view and, not least, themselves as sexual beings. First Appearance Competition

A-Place-Called-Lloyd

A Place Called Lloyd

INTERVIEW. The essence is right there on the surface, says Sebastian Cordes. His "slow" film takes us to a broke Bolivian airline. The Quiet Eye

The-Wait

The Wait

INTERVIEW. It was extremely hard to stay on the sidelines and not be able to help, Emil Langballe reflects about filming Rokhsar, an Afghan girl waiting for a residence permit in Denmark. Panorama

MogadishuSoldier_PirayaFilm

cO-PRODUCTION TrendS

BACKGROUND. Danish doc filmmakers have greatly expanded their networks. We asked why international partnerships are such a good idea.

How-to-meet-a-mermaid

Full Danish Lineup

OVERVIEW. Find out which, who, when and where in our complete list of Danish participation at IDFA 2016, running 16-27 November.

BANNER_idfa_16_300
BANNER_idfa_16_2_300
BANNER_idfa_16_3_300

News from dfi.dk

/ IDFA 2016

News from dfi.dk

/ IDFA 2016

Who We Were wins at IDFA

Who We Were wins at IDFA

24 November 2016 | By Annemarie Hørsman AWARD. Director Sine Skibsholt was honoured with the First Appearance award for her documentary Who We Were at Wednesday's IDFA prize fest in Amsterdam. The...
What's pitching at IDFA 2016

What's pitching at IDFA 2016

10 November 2016 | By Annemarie Hørsman IDFA FORUM. The pitching venue of the big doc fest in Amsterdam is the place to be for filmmakers and funders with a keen eye on creative documentary. Introd...
The Weird World of the Chinese Building Boom

The Weird World of the Chinese Building Boom

9 November 2016 | By Demetrios Matheou INTERVIEW. David Borenstein’s Danish-produced documentary Dream Empire maps China's red-hot real estate market through a youthful entrepreneur, Yana, who help...
Slow is Beautiful

Slow is Beautiful

9 November 2016 | By Jonas Varsted Kirkegaard INTERVIEW. The essence is right there on the surface of Sebastian Cordes's A Place Called Lloyd, an unconventionally told, meditative documentary celeb...
Intimate Encounter

Intimate Encounter

9 November 2016 | By Helene Navne INTERVIEW. What creates our identity? Sine Skibsholt looks at that question in her documentary Who We Were, closely following a married couple, Mette Line and Kris...
Women's Voices on Sexuality

Women's Voices on Sexuality

9 November 2016 | By Dorte Hygum Sørensen INTERVIEW. What started as screen tests for a narrative film about female desire ended up as the essence of Lea Glob and Mette Carla Albrechtsen's Venus, a...
Co-Produce with People You Like

Co-Produce with People You Like

8 November 2016 | By Freja Dam BACKGROUND. Danish documentary filmmakers have greatly expanded their networks in recent years. International partners especially appreciate the Danish knack for maki...
Living in Limbo

Living in Limbo

7 November 2016 | By Jonas Varsted Kirkegaard INTERVIEW. An Afghan girl, Rokhsar, and her family have been waiting for years to have their fates decided by the Danish asylum authorities. Emil Langb...
Daring Dreams and Fraught Friendship

Daring Dreams and Fraught Friendship

7 November 2016 | By Dorte Hygum Sørensen INTERVIEW. With a starry-eyed dream of being the first amateurs to fly into space, two Danes enthusiastically start building a rocket. But over time, their...
Amateurs in Space, Venus and more to IDFA

Amateurs in Space, Venus and more to IDFA

10 October 2016 | By Annemarie Hørsman IDFA. Max Kestner's Amateurs in Space is selected for the feature-length competition at the big doc fest in Amsterdam, which also has its eye on a new Danish...
Det Danske Filminstitut

Danish Film Institute /
Det Danske Filminstitut

EAN-nr: 5798000794085
CVR-nr: 56858318

Gothersgade 55
1123 København K

Tel. +45 3374 3400
Fax +45 3374 3401
E-mail: dfi@dfi.dk

Tickets
TEL. +45 3374 3412