Andreas Johnsen (DK, 2016)

BUGS (Andreas Johnsen, DK, 2016)

Insects as food is a hot topic. Particularly over the last few years, since the UN recommended edible insects as a resource to combat world hunger, they have been heralded for their taste by cooks and gastronomes, for their low ecological impact by environmentalists and for their nutritional content by public health scientists. It would seem that insects are the new superfood that will fix our problems of global food security. In the past three years a team from Copenhagen-based Nordic Food Lab made up of chefs and researchers Josh Evans, Ben Reade and Roberto Flore have been travelling the world to hear what some of the two billion people who already eat insects have to say.


Basic information

Danish titleBUGS
DirectorAndreas Johnsen
ScreenplayAndreas Johnsen
Danish theatrical release07.09.2016
Online release2017-12-06
Production countryDenmark
Duration73 min.
With support fromDet Danske Filminstitut
Domestic distribution Rosforth Films, DOXBIO
International saleAutlook Filmsales / Spittelberggasse 3/14 / 1070 Wien / Austria / t +43 720 34 69 34 / welcome@autlookfilms.com / autlookfilms.com
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Additional information

Danish ratingAllowed for all

Full credits

Andreas JohnsenDirection
Andreas JohnsenScreenplay
Kirstine BarfodProducer's assistant
Mieneke KramerAssistant editor
Per SandholtEditor
Philip Nicolai FlindtSound design
Visual effects
Torsten Høgh RasmussenGraphic design
Ben ReadeAppearance
Josh EvansAppearance
Roberto FloreAppearance
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Awards and nominations

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Award Year Festivals
Food Smart Cities Award 2016 Torino, Cinemambiente 2016

Festival screenings

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Festivals Festival date
Bratislava, One World International Film Festival 12-10-2017
Cinema Politica, Malmö 17-05-2017
Doc Edge, Wellington 10-05-2017
London, UK Green Film Festival 04-05-2017
Buenos Aires Festival de Cine Independiente 13-04-2017
Kiev, Docudays UA International Human Rights Film Festival 24-03-2017
Vilnius International Film Festival 23-03-2017
Guadalajara Film Festival 10-03-2017
Reykjavik Nordic Film Festival 08-03-2017
Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 06-03-2017
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 03-03-2017
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 11-11-2016
Leeds Int. Film Festival 03-11-2016
Kaohsiung Film Festival 21-10-2016
Moscow, Film Festival of Science and Technology 20-10-2016
Planet In Focus Film Festival, Toronto 18-10-2016
Sydney Antenna International Documentary Film Festival 11-10-2016
Rio de Janeiro Film Festival 06-10-2016
Edmonton International Film Festival - Local Heroes 29-09-2016
Reykjavik Film Festival 29-09-2016
Vancouver International Film Festival 29-09-2016
Bergen International Film festival 20-09-2016
Malmö Nordisk Panorama 16-09-2016
San Sebastian International Film Festival 16-09-2016
Helsinki Film Festival 15-09-2016
London Guardian Screening 14-09-2016
Skopje, MakeDox 20-08-2016
Espoo Ciné International Film Festival 19-08-2016
Hong Kong International Film Festival 16-08-2016
Dokufest Prizren 05-08-2016
Tartu Love Film Festival 01-08-2016
Melbourne Film Festival 28-07-2016
Durban International Film Festival 17-06-2016
Edinburgh International Film Festival 15-06-2016
Torino, Cinemambiente 31-05-2016
Telluride Mountain Film 27-05-2016
Seattle International Film Festival 19-05-2016
Tel Aviv Docaviv Int. Documentary Film Festival 19-05-2016
Warszawa, Against Gravity 13-05-2016
Leuven, Docville 29-04-2016
New York Tribeca Film Festival 13-04-2016
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Registration of festival participation and awards

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DFI News and articles

1000 Ways to Cook Insects (23. august 2016)

Reviews and articles

Varia (Politiken - Dalin, 22 September 2016)

Anmeldelse (Information - Eistrup, 9 September 2016)

Anmeldelse (Information - Hygum Sørensen, 9 September 2016)

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