Anders Riis-Hansen

Director, journalist and TV producer, born 1963. Anders Riis-Hansen has worked several years at the Danish broadcaster DR. Previously co-owner, with Malene Flindt Pedersen, of production company Hansen & Pedersen Film & Fjernsyn. From fall 2016 film commissioner at the Danish Film Institute.

In 2010, Riis-Hansen won a Bodil, the Danish film critics' award, for best documentary for "Blekingegadebanden - The Invisible Cell" (2009), the story of a group of leftist activists who committed political crimes in the 1970s and '80s. "The Circus Dynasty" (2014) was selected for IDFA's Panorama.


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Film Year Function Category
De åndssvages historie 2015 Voiceover TV documentary
The Circus Dynasty 2014 Direction DK/Documentary
The Detective 1:3 2012 Consultant DK/Documentary
The Detective 2:3 2012 Consultant DK/Documentary
The Detective 3:3 2012 Consultant DK/Documentary
Blekingegadebanden 2009 Direction DK/Documentary
Kampen om Staden 2005 Executive producer DK/Documentary
Diplomatiets fortrop 2004 Direction DK/Documentary
Drengene fra Vollsmose 2002 Direction DK/Documentary
Pigerne i 4.b 1999 Script DK/Documentary
Rideskolen 1998 Producer DK/Documentary
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Awards and nominations

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Award Release year Festivals Film
Best Documentary 2010 Bodil Filmmedarbejderforeningen 2010 Blekingegadebanden

Festival screenings

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Festivals Festival date Film
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 04-11-2015 The Circus Dynasty
Reykjavik Film Festival 24-09-2015 The Circus Dynasty
Giffoni Film Festival 17-07-2015 The Circus Dynasty
Sheffield Doc/Fest 05-06-2015 The Circus Dynasty
München Documentary Festival 07-05-2015 The Circus Dynasty
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 23-04-2015 The Circus Dynasty
Durham, Full Frame 09-04-2015 The Circus Dynasty
Moscow Week of Nordic Docs 08-04-2015 The Circus Dynasty
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 13-03-2015 The Circus Dynasty
Tempo Dokumentärfestival 02-03-2015 The Circus Dynasty
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 27-01-2015 The Circus Dynasty
Göteborg International Film Festival 23-01-2015 The Circus Dynasty
Amsterdam, IDFA 19-11-2014 The Circus Dynasty
CPH:DOX 06-11-2014 The Circus Dynasty
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 22-04-2010 Blekingegadebanden
Göteborg International Film Festival 29-01-2010 Blekingegadebanden
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Registration of festival participation and awards

The Danish Film Institute registers international festival participation and awards for Danish films, though primarily for films whose festival distribution is handled by the Danish Film Institute, and primarily in connection with festivals prioritised by the Danish Film Institute. Festival participation and awards regarding Danish films that are not handled through the Danish Film Institute's festival distribution will only be registered in connection with "launch" festivals, according to the Danish Film Institute's list of priority festivals. See the list of priority festivals.

DFI News and articles

A Circus Love Story (11. november 2014)
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