Camilla Hjelm Knudsen

/B. 1974

Cinematographer. Born 1974, Denmark. Camilla Hjelm Knudsen graduated as cinematographer from the National Film School of Denmark in 2003. Earlier, in 1997, she finished a course at Fatamorgana, the Danish School of Art Photography, and in 1998 at the International Center of Photography in New York, where she received the ICP prize for best documentary photography.

Hjelm Knudsen debuted as director (with Martin Zandvliet) with the documentary "Angels of Brooklyn" (2002), which she also shot. She has filmed a number of short films, documentaries and TV series. In feature film, she has stood behind the camera on films by directors such as Daniel Espinosa, Annette K. Olesen and Martin Zandvliet.

In 2016 she received the national Robert award and a European Film Award for her cinematography on Martin Zandvliet's Oscar-nominated "Land of Mine" (2015).


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Film Year Function Category
Land of Mine 2015 Director of Photography DK/Feature
Slottet 2014 Cinematographer DK/Documentary
Here and now 2014 Cinematographer DK/Short fiction
At Night I Fly 2011 Cinematographer Documentary
Kunsten at overleve som barn 2010 Cinematographer TV documentary
Maybe Innocent 2009 Cinematography DK/Documentary
Scattering clouds - when mom and dad are in prison 2008 Cinematography DK/Documentary
Roskilde 2008 Cinematographer DK/Documentary
Little soldier 2008 Cinematography DK/Feature
Cathrine 2008 Cinematography DK/Short fiction
Outside love 2007 Cinematography DK/Feature
45 cm 2007 Cinematography DK/Short fiction
Frederikke 2007 Cinematography DK/Short fiction
Menneskenes land - min film om Grønland 2006 Cinematography DK/Documentary
Me as usual 2006 Cinematography DK/Short fiction
The prize of the Pole 2006 Cinematography DK/Documentary
Percy, Buffalo Bill och jag 2005 Cinematography Feature
Magten over kærligheden 2004 Cinematographer DK/Documentary
Min morfars morder - en film om tilgivelse 2004 Stills DK/Documentary
Frunk 2003 Assistant lighting technician DK/Short fiction
The Fighter 2003 Cinematography DK/Short fiction
Between Us 2003 Best boy DK/Short fiction
Du ska nog se att det går över (se) 2003 Cinematography DK/Documentary
Underneath the Skin 2003 Cinematography DK/Documentary
Angels of Brooklyn 2002 Direction DK/Documentary
4/4 all that she does 2001 Cinematography DK/Documentary
The Beast Within 1995 Production assistant: 2. unit DK/Feature
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Film Year Function Category
Arvingerne 2 2015 TV series
Here and now 2014 Still photographer DK/Short fiction
Lovebirds 2014 Cinematographer DK/Documentary
Me and my family - Martha 2013 Cinematographer DK/Documentary
Tomgang 2013 Colorist TV series
The protectors 2008 Cinematography TV series
Maj & Charlie 2008 Cinematography TV series
The Babylon disease 2004 Cinematography Feature
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Awards and nominations

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Award Release year Festivals Film
Best Cinematography:
Camilla Hjelm Knudsen
2016 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2016 Land of Mine
Best Cinematography:
Camilla Hjelm Knudsen
2016 Berlin European Film Academy Awards 2016 Land of Mine
Best Cinematography:
Camilla Hjelm Knudsen
2009 Valladolid International Film Festival 2009 Little soldier
Robert, Best Long Documentary Film 2003 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2003 Angels of Brooklyn

Festival screenings

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Festivals Festival date Film
German Film Days, Reykjavík 10-02-2017 Land of Mine
Berlin European Film Academy Awards 10-12-2016 Land of Mine
Los Angeles, AFI Int. Festival 10-11-2016 Land of Mine
Kiev Molodist Int. Film Festival 22-10-2016 Land of Mine
Ghent Flanders Int. Film Festival 11-10-2016 Land of Mine
WAR ON SCREEN International Festival of Cinema 28-09-2016 Land of Mine
Sydney Film Festival 08-06-2016 Land of Mine
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 20-04-2016 Land of Mine
Beijing International Film Festival 08-04-2016 Land of Mine
Hong Kong International Film Festival 21-03-2016 Land of Mine
Trondheim Kosmorama International Film Festival 08-03-2016 Land of Mine
Luxembourg City Film Festival 25-02-2016 Land of Mine
Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 18-02-2016 Land of Mine
Glasgow Film Festival 17-02-2016 Land of Mine
Göteborg International Film Festival 29-01-2016 Land of Mine
Rotterdam, International Film Festival 27-01-2016 Land of Mine
Sundance Film Festival 21-01-2016 Land of Mine
RamDam FilmFestival 18-01-2016 Land of Mine
Les Arcs European Film Festival 12-12-2015 Land of Mine
Dubai International Film Festival 09-12-2015 Land of Mine
Gijon International Film Festival 20-11-2015 Land of Mine
Goa - Int. Film Festival of India 20-11-2015 Land of Mine
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 13-11-2015 Land of Mine
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 06-11-2015 Land of Mine
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 04-11-2015 Land of Mine
Tokyo International Film Festival 22-10-2015 Land of Mine
Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival 22-10-2015 Land of Mine
Rome International Film Festival 16-10-2015 Land of Mine
London Film Festival 07-10-2015 Land of Mine
Hamburg FilmFest GmbH 01-10-2015 Land of Mine
Toronto International Film Festival 10-09-2015 Land of Mine
Beirut EU-Film Festival 10-11-2011 Little soldier
Ankara Flying Broom International Women's Film Festival 05-05-2011 Little soldier
Göteborg International Film Festival 29-01-2010 Little soldier
Pune International Film Festival India 07-01-2010 Little soldier
Chennai International Film Festival 16-12-2009 Little soldier
Dubai International Film Festival 09-12-2009 Little soldier
Jakarta International Film Festival 04-12-2009 Little soldier
Torun, Camerimage 28-11-2009 Little soldier
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 27-11-2009 Little soldier
Osaka European Film Festival 12-11-2009 Little soldier
Sevilla Festival de Cine 06-11-2009 Little soldier
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 05-11-2009 Little soldier
Mannheim-Heidelberg, Int. Film Festival 05-11-2009 Little soldier
Brasilia International Film Festival 04-11-2009 Little soldier
Mumbai Film Festival 29-10-2009 Little soldier
Valladolid International Film Festival 23-10-2009 Little soldier
Warsaw International Film Festival 10-10-2009 Little soldier
Hamptons Film Festival 08-10-2009 Little soldier
Haifa International Film Festival 03-10-2009 Little soldier
Rio de Janeiro Film Festival 24-09-2009 Little soldier
Helsinki Film Festival 17-09-2009 Little soldier
Troia Int. Film Festival (Setúbal) 04-09-2009 Little soldier
Montreal World Film Festival 27-08-2009 Little soldier
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 20-08-2009 Little soldier
Brisbane International Film Festival 30-07-2009 Little soldier
Zagreb Motovun Film Festival 27-07-2009 Little soldier
Galway International Film Festival, Film Fleadh 07-07-2009 Little soldier
Taipei Film Festival 26-06-2009 Little soldier
Bratislava Art Film Festival 20-06-2009 Little soldier
Edinburgh International Film Festival 17-06-2009 Little soldier
Buenos Aires Danish Film Festival 16-06-2009 Little soldier
Transilvania International Film Festival 29-05-2009 Little soldier
Seattle International Film Festival 21-05-2009 Little soldier
CPH PIX 16-04-2009 Little soldier
Seoul International Women's Film Festival 09-04-2009 Little soldier
Berlinale 05-02-2009 Little soldier
Melbourne, REAL: life on Film 29-04-2004 Angels of Brooklyn
Istanbul Int. 1001 Documentary Film Festival 03-03-2004 Angels of Brooklyn
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 23-10-2003 Angels of Brooklyn
Nyon, Visions du Réel 26-04-2003 Angels of Brooklyn
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 25-04-2003 Angels of Brooklyn
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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.

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