FILM IDFA Issue 2014

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Something Better to Come Wins at IDFA

Something Better to Come Wins at IDFA

28 November 2014 IDFA 2014. Something Better to Come by Hanna Polak took home the Special Jury Award at the world's biggest doc fest celebrating films and prize winners at Friday's closing party...
Danish Films Nominated at IDFA

Danish Films Nominated at IDFA

26 November 2014 IDFA 2014. Camilla Nielsson's Democrats and Hanna Polak's Something Better to Come are among the nominees for IDFA's main award. Camilla Nielsson's IDFA nominee Democrats follows...
Danish Directors Discuss IDFA

Danish Directors Discuss IDFA

25 November 2014 | By Martin Hjorth Frederiksen IDFA. What does it mean to take part in the world's biggest documentary film festival, IDFA? Why is it so sought after? Read on for three Danish dire...
Films pitching at IDFA Forum 2014

Films pitching at IDFA Forum 2014

20 November 2014 | By Redaktionen IDFA. Acclaimed Danish directors Janus Metz and Andreas Johnsen are pitching new projects at IDFA Forum 2014, spanning such different topics as marriage migration...
Danish co-productions to look out for

Danish co-productions to look out for

20 November 2014 | By Redaktionen CO-PRODUCTION. Creative exchange and financing across borders makes good sense in filmmaking. Four documentary titles show the fruit of Danish producers working wi...
New experimental film by Ambo

New experimental film by Ambo

20 November 2014 | By Redaktionen NEW FILM. As she was making her new film Good Things Await, Phie Ambo was inspired to create an experimental piece, Songs from the Soil, depicting nature's transfo...
Overview of the 15 Danish films at IDFA

Overview of the 15 Danish films at IDFA

19 November 2014 | By Martin Hjorth Frederiksen IDFA. The world's biggest documentary film festival, IDFA in Amsterdam, has a record-breaking 15 Danish films lined up for this year's edition, inclu...
Caught Between Two Worlds

Caught Between Two Worlds

12 November 2014 | By Redaktionen IDFA Forum / Round Table. It's been nearly a decade since we first met Sommai, Kae and Basit, three Thai women arriving in a small, windswept village in Denmark to...
Almost Like Foie Gras

Almost Like Foie Gras

12 November 2014 | By Redaktionen IDFA Forum / Central Pitch. Andreas Johnsen's Ai Weiwei The Fake Case screened in IDFA's main competition last year. The Danish filmmaker's next documentary, Bugs...
Human Beauty in a Russian Garbage Dump

Human Beauty in a Russian Garbage Dump

11 November 2014 | By Per Juul Carlsen For 14 years Hanna Polak has been tracking homeless children in Moscow. Now the Polish director is presenting the fruit of her labour, Something Better to Com...
The Future of (Tabloid) Newspapers

The Future of (Tabloid) Newspapers

11 November 2014 | By Demetrios Matheou At a time when the newspaper industry is struggling with changing habits of news consumption, Mikala Krogh got access to the Danish tabloid Ekstra Bladet. Do...
We Have to Learn from the Warriors from the North

We Have to Learn from the Warriors from the North

11 November 2014 | By Redaktionen Søren Steen Jespersen and Nasib Farah's Warriors from the North provides a unique window into a world where young Somali Danes go off to fight a holy war and are w...
A Trans Boy Becomes a Man

A Trans Boy Becomes a Man

11 November 2014 | By Redaktionen A love story between a transsexual teen and his girlfriend, Elvira Lind's musical portrait documentary Songs for Alexis acts as a magnifying glass on youthful vuln...
A Circus Love Story

A Circus Love Story

11 November 2014 | By Nynne Østergaard The Circus Dynasty is a love drama set in a circus. Over a whole season, director Anders Riis-Hansen travelled in a caravan with Denmark's Cirkus Arena, plumb...
Building a True Creative Space

Building a True Creative Space

11 November 2014 | By Redaktionen Signe Byrge Sørensen has produced both of Joshua Oppenheimer's films bringing to light the human consequences of the Indonesian genocide. Her collaboration with th...
Young Lives in Motion

Young Lives in Motion

11 November 2014 | By Nanna Frank Rasmussen Fencing is not all they have in common. Two films, Simon Lereng Wilmont's The Fencing Champion and Lea Hjort Mathiesen's Malek Means Angel, record with g...
Holding a Mirror to Horror

Holding a Mirror to Horror

11 November 2014 | By Nick Bradshaw The Look of Silence sees Joshua Oppenheimer back in uncharted territory. While The Act of Killing took a surreal look at Indonesia's genocide through the imagina...
\Insight into the Journalistic Process Is Important to Understand Our Democracy\

\Insight into the Journalistic Process Is Important to Understand Our Democracy\

11 November 2014 | By Redaktionen As the daughter of a journalist and editor-in-chief, Mikala Krogh's childhood was defined by newspapers, debate and a critical attitude towards those in power. To...
Meeting the Audience: Interview with Joshua Oppenheimer

Meeting the Audience: Interview with Joshua Oppenheimer

11 November 2014 | By Redaktionen The reception has been far beyond what I could have hoped for. Talking to FILM about the reactions to The Look of Silence, Joshua Oppenheimer recalls the powerful...
War-Raped Women Break the Taboo

War-Raped Women Break the Taboo

11 November 2014 | By Dorte Hygum Sørensen In Mission Rape – A Tool of War, Annette Mari Olsen and Katia Forbert Petersen shine a light on the thousands of women who were raped during the Bosnian W...
Double Arms Dealing

Double Arms Dealing

11 November 2014 | By Dorte Hygum Sørensen In 1995 a secret weapons drop was set to take place in India. The principals were a Danish idealist and a British arms dealer. But nothing went according...
On the Road to Democracy

On the Road to Democracy

11 November 2014 | By Tue Steen Müller A unique chemistry emerged between filmmaker Camilla Nielsson and the protagonists of Democrats, Paul Mangwana and Douglas Mwonzora, former political opponent...
A Good Place to Be

A Good Place to Be

11 November 2014 | By Marianne Lentz In her new film, Phie Ambo goes to bat for sustainable agriculture. Good Things Await is about Niels Stokholm, a farmer fighting with the authorities to run his...
IDFA Magazine Out Now

IDFA Magazine Out Now

11 November 2014 IDFA MAGAZINE. Smiling out from the cover of FILM, in print and online, are the protagonists of Hanna Polak's feature documentary Something Better to Come. Read an interview with t...
The Human Aspect of Violence

The Human Aspect of Violence

11 November 2014 | By Redaktionen Warriors from the North is the product of a close collaboration between Somali-Danish journalist Nasib Farah and journalist and documentary filmmaker Søren Steen J...
15 Danish films to IDFA

15 Danish films to IDFA

10 October 2014 IDFA 2014. Zimbabwe moving toward a new constitution, everyday life in Europe's largest garbage dump, an illegal arms drop over India, young Danish-Somali men engaged in holy war –...
Mikala Krogh and Phie Ambo revealed for IDFA

Mikala Krogh and Phie Ambo revealed for IDFA

3 October 2014 IDFA 2014. The newspaper crisis and sustainable farming are the topics of two films selected for IDFA 2014. Watch trailers below for The Newsroom – Off the Record by Mikala Krogh and...

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