Danish films at IDFA Forum 2017

IDFA FORUM. Eva Mulvad's 'Family on the Run' about an Iranian family's fight for a life together is one of the Danish projects selected for IDFA's co-financing and co-production market running 20-22 November.

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FAMILY ON THE RUN. The two protagonists in Eva Mulvad's film have escaped from Iran, and we follow their fight for basic rights and a life together. Photo: Danish Documentary Production

IDFA Forum is ready to kick off from 20 to 22 November for its annual three-day co-financing and production market during the IDFA festival. 

This year, 57 projects from 23 countries have been invited to take part in the market and meet up with potential financial backers – representatives of television, online platforms, distributors and funds.

Three Danish projects are pitching this year:

'Confessions of a Military Dictatorship' by Karen Stokkendal Poulsen. 

Confessions of a Military Dictatorship

Director Karen Stokkendal Poulsen 
Producer Vibeke Vogel for Bullitt Film
Countries Denmark

The Rohingya people are subjected to ethnic cleansing, says the UN. The world blames Aung San Suu Kyi for not reacting. She is trapped in power together with the military. See more at idfa.nl.


'Family on the Run' by Eva Mulvad. Section of poster.

Family on the Run

Director Eva Mulvad
Producer Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær for Danish Documentary Production, in collaboration with Morten Ranmar and Henrik Grunnet.
Countries Denmark

A film about one of the most relevant political topics at the moment: refugees. Filmed over a span of six years, the film is also a love story describing a small family’s fight for a life together. See more at idfa.nl.

'Music in My Blood' from the first five films in the series is in the Kids & Docs competition at IDFA 2017.

Kids on the Silk Road 6-15

Directors Jens Pedersen, Simon Lereng Wilmont, Kaspar Astrup Schröder
Producer Maria Stevnbak Westergren for Toolbox Film
Countries Denmark

Logline 10 unique stories about 10 extraordinary lives of young children from 10 different countries along the colorful Silk Road from China to Venice. 

This series is a continuation of the five first films in the series, two of which are in the IDFA Competition for Kids & Docs. Read Celebrating Children Who Take Action and see more about the Forum project at idfa.nl.

Danish producers are onboard two additional, international projects, co-produced with France and Norway, respectively:

A Comedian in a Syrian Tragedy

Director Rami Farah
Producer Signe Byrge Sørensen for Final Cut for Real, Lyana Saleh for OSOR
Countries France-Denmark

Logline A portrait of Syrian actor Fares Helou, who calls for freedom, is forced out of his country and experiences the absurdities of exiled existence. By Rami Farah, who shares his struggle. See more at idfa.nl.

Hiding Saddam Hussein

Director Halkawt Mustafa
Producer Henrik Underbjerg for Stray Dog Productions
Countries Norway-Denmark

Logline After the Iraq War, Saddam Hussein was found after thousands of American soldiers had been searching in nine months. Alaa Namqi, the peasant who concealed Saddam, is telling his story. See more at idfa.nl.

Danish films at IDFA 2017

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IDFA websites

IDFA Forum / 20-22 November  
IDFA Festival / 15-26 November



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