Sami Saif

Born 1972, Denmark. Graduated in documentary film direction at the National Film School of Denmark, 1997. Apart from working on productions at DR TV Children & Youth Department, Saif was engaged as a documentary film consultant at Zentropa. Directed the controversial, unpublicized »The Video Diary of Ricardo Lopez« (2000).

"Family" (2001), co-directed with Phie Ambo, won the Joris Ivens Award at IDFA Amsterdam.

Filmography

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Film Year Function Category
Shadow Boxer 2014 Consultant DK/Documentary
Tommy 2010 Direction DK/Documentary
Roskilde 2008 Co-director DK/Documentary
Paradise 2008 Direction DK/Documentary
Awaiting 2006 Direction DK/Experimental
Mit Danmark - film nr. 9 2006 Direction DK/Documentary
En rem af huden 2003 Consultant DK/Documentary
Family 2001 Direction DK/Documentary
The video diary of Ricardo Lopez 2000 Direction DK/Short fiction
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Awards and nominations

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Award Release year Festivals Film
Best Documentary 2003 Zanzibar Int. Film Festival 2003 Family
Dokumentarfilmpreis Des Bayerischen Rundfunks:
Sami Saif
Phie Ambo
2002 München Documentary Festival 2002 Family
Joris Ivens Award:
Phie Ambo
Sami Saif
2001 Amsterdam, IDFA 2001 Family

Festival screenings

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Festivals Festival date Film
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 29-04-2010 Family
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 29-04-2010 Family
Damascus Dox Box Festival 04-03-2009 Paradise
Damascus Dox Box Festival 04-03-2009 Family
Damascus Dox Box Festival 04-03-2009 Family
Odense Internationale Film Festival 19-08-2008 Paradise
Lisbon Int. Documentary Film Festival 18-10-2007 Family
Lisbon Int. Documentary Film Festival 18-10-2007 Family
Grimstad, Norwegian Short and Documentary Film Festival 01-06-2007 Family
Grimstad, Norwegian Short and Documentary Film Festival 01-06-2007 Family
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 24-01-2007 Family
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 24-01-2007 Family
New York Scandinavian House 21-10-2006 Family
New York Scandinavian House 21-10-2006 Family
Frankfurt Deutsches Filmmuseum 10-04-2006 Family
Frankfurt Deutsches Filmmuseum 10-04-2006 Family
Cinevita Film Company aps 11-01-2006 Family
Cinevita Film Company aps 11-01-2006 Family
South Film Festival, Sderot Cinematheque 30-05-2005 Family
South Film Festival, Sderot Cinematheque 30-05-2005 Family
ZagrebDox 22-02-2005 Family
ZagrebDox 22-02-2005 Family
EDN seminar Calcutta 01-04-2004 Family
EDN seminar Calcutta 01-04-2004 Family
Bratislava, One World International Film Festival 05-11-2003 Family
Bratislava, One World International Film Festival 05-11-2003 Family
Zanzibar Int. Film Festival 28-06-2003 Family
Zanzibar Int. Film Festival 28-06-2003 Family
Reykjavik Shorts&Docs 30-04-2003 Family
Volda The Norwegian Documentary Festival 30-04-2003 Family
Reykjavik Shorts&Docs 30-04-2003 Family
Volda The Norwegian Documentary Festival 30-04-2003 Family
Jeonju International Film Festival 25-04-2003 Family
Jeonju International Film Festival 25-04-2003 Family
One World Human Rights Film Festival 08-04-2003 Family
One World Human Rights Film Festival 08-04-2003 Family
Portland Nordic Film Festival 05-04-2003 Family
Portland Nordic Film Festival 05-04-2003 Family
Rom, Filmstudio 80 28-03-2003 Family
Seattle Nordic Film Festival 28-03-2003 Family
Rom, Filmstudio 80 28-03-2003 Family
Seattle Nordic Film Festival 28-03-2003 Family
Creteil, Festival Films De Femmes 21-03-2003 Family
Creteil, Festival Films De Femmes 21-03-2003 Family
Rouen, Fest. du Cinema Nordique 12-03-2003 Family
Rouen, Fest. du Cinema Nordique 12-03-2003 Family
Los Angeles Scandinavian Film Festival ASFLA 31-01-2003 Family
Los Angeles Scandinavian Film Festival ASFLA 31-01-2003 Family
Sheffield Documentary Tour 10-01-2003 Family
Sheffield Documentary Tour 10-01-2003 Family
Taipei Taiwan Int. Documentary Film Festival 06-12-2002 Family
Taipei Taiwan Int. Documentary Film Festival 06-12-2002 Family
Edinburgh Modern Vikings 29-11-2002 Family
Edinburgh Modern Vikings 29-11-2002 Family
Palm Springs Festival of Festivals 21-11-2002 Family
Palm Springs Festival of Festivals 21-11-2002 Family
Montréal Rencontres Int. Du Documentaire 15-11-2002 Family
Montréal Rencontres Int. Du Documentaire 15-11-2002 Family
Los Angeles, AFI Int. Festival 07-11-2002 Family
Los Angeles, AFI Int. Festival 07-11-2002 Family
Mexico Centro de Capacitacion Cinematografica 29-10-2002 Family
Mexico Centro de Capacitacion Cinematografica 29-10-2002 Family
Sheffield Doc/Fest 21-10-2002 Family
Sheffield Doc/Fest 21-10-2002 Family
Bergen International Film festival 17-10-2002 Family
Bergen International Film festival 17-10-2002 Family
Berlin Prix Europa Festival 12-10-2002 Family
Berlin Prix Europa Festival 12-10-2002 Family
Tempo Dokumentärfestival 11-10-2002 Family
Tempo Dokumentärfestival 11-10-2002 Family
Vancouver International Film Festival 26-09-2002 Family
Vancouver International Film Festival 26-09-2002 Family
Oulu Nordisk Panorama 24-09-2002 Family
Oulu Nordisk Panorama 24-09-2002 Family
Oslo Input, NRK Kompetenseavdelingen 16-09-2002 Family
Oslo Input, NRK Kompetenseavdelingen 16-09-2002 Family
Toronto International Film Festival 06-09-2002 Family
Toronto International Film Festival 06-09-2002 Family
Rønne Balticum Film & TV Festival 21-08-2002 Family
Rønne Balticum Film & TV Festival 21-08-2002 Family
Baastad Lilla Filmfestivalen 01-08-2002 Family
Baastad Lilla Filmfestivalen 01-08-2002 Family
Cape Town, Encounters South African Int. Documentary Film Festival 21-07-2002 Family
Cape Town, Encounters South African Int. Documentary Film Festival 21-07-2002 Family
New Zealand Film Festival 12-07-2002 Family
New Zealand Film Festival 12-07-2002 Family
Paris Cinéma d'aujourd'hui 02-07-2002 Family
Paris Cinéma d'aujourd'hui 02-07-2002 Family
Grimstad, Norwegian Short and Documentary Film Festival 13-06-2002 Family
Grimstad, Norwegian Short and Documentary Film Festival 13-06-2002 Family
Lisbon Int. Documentary Film Festival 01-06-2002 Family
Lisbon Int. Documentary Film Festival 01-06-2002 Family
Rotterdam Input 2002 19-05-2002 Family
Rotterdam Input 2002 19-05-2002 Family
Beijing International TV Festival 09-05-2002 Family
Beijing International TV Festival 09-05-2002 Family
München Documentary Festival 27-04-2002 Family
München Documentary Festival 27-04-2002 Family
Nyon, Visions du Réel 22-04-2002 Family
Nyon, Visions du Réel 22-04-2002 Family
Tel Aviv Docaviv Int. Documentary Film Festival 17-04-2002 Family
Tel Aviv Docaviv Int. Documentary Film Festival 17-04-2002 Family
Göteborg International Film Festival 25-01-2002 Family
Göteborg International Film Festival 25-01-2002 Family
Amsterdam, IDFA 22-11-2001 Family
Amsterdam, IDFA 22-11-2001 Family
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