Christian Sønderby Jepsen

Born 1977, Denmark. Graduated in TV-documentary at the National Film School of Denmark, 2007.

"Side by Side" (2008), a film about rivalry between neighbours, has screened at a host of venues, including the Toronto Hot Docs, and was honoured at film festivals in Indianapolis, Reykjavik and Leipzig. "The Will" (2011) is the director's first feature length documentary. The film won a Bodil award.

"Natural Disorder" (2015) was selected for IDFA Feature-length Competition, received five-starred reviews at its Danish premiere and screened in competition at CPH:DOX.

Filmography

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Film Year Function Category
Alma moves to the Countryside 2018 Direction DK/Documentary
Natural Disorder 2015 Direction DK/Documentary
To Death Do Us Part 2015 Direction TV documentary
To Death Do Us Part 2015 Direction TV documentary
To Death Do Us Part 2015 Direction TV documentary
Blood Ties 2013 Direction DK/Documentary
Dreaming of a Family 2013 Cinematographer DK/Documentary
Dicte 2012 Script consultant DK/Documentary
The will 2011 Direction DK/Documentary
Convicted for Terror 2010 Direction DK/Documentary
My cousin the pirate 2010 Direction DK/Documentary
Mirror 2009 Assistant director DK/Documentary
Side by Side 2009 Direction DK/Documentary
Doxwise 2 2009 Direction DK/Documentary
Elton @ Doxwise 2009 Direction DK/Documentary
There's a War Outside My Window 2007 Direction DK/Short fiction
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Awards and nominations

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Award Release year Festivals Film
Best International Documentary 2016 München Documentary Festival 2016 Natural Disorder
International Feature Award 2016 Warszawa, Against Gravity 2016 Natural Disorder
Grand Prix 2016 Seoul, EBS International Documentary Festival 2016 Natural Disorder
Senior Juty Award 2016 Budapest Documentary Film Festival 2016 Natural Disorder
Main Award of the sectionLet Them Be Normal 2016 Budapest Documentary Film Festival 2016 Natural Disorder
Best Film by Young Author 2012 ZagrebDox 2012 The will
Best Documentary 2012 Bodil Filmmedarbejderforeningen 2012 The will
Doc Alliance Award 2012 Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animation 2012 The will
Danish DOX Award 2011 CPH:DOX 2011 The will
Grand Prix 2009 Odense Internationale Film Festival 2009 Side by Side
Honorable Mention 2009 Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animation 2009 Side by Side
Honorable Mention 2009 Reykjavik Nordisk Panorama 2009 Side by Side
Crystal Heart Award 2009 Indianapolis Heartland Film Festival 2009 Side by Side
Special Mention 2008 CPH:DOX 2008 Side by Side
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Festival screenings

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Festivals Festival date Film
Tehran, Cinéma Vérité, Documentary Film Festival 10-12-2017 Natural Disorder
Budapest Documentary Film Festival 24-09-2016 Natural Disorder
Seoul, EBS International Documentary Festival 21-08-2016 Natural Disorder
Warszawa, Against Gravity 13-05-2016 Natural Disorder
München Documentary Festival 05-05-2016 Natural Disorder
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 28-04-2016 Natural Disorder
Zagreb, Festival Of Tolerance 12-04-2016 Natural Disorder
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 18-03-2016 Natural Disorder
Oslo EuroDoc Film Festival 09-03-2016 Natural Disorder
Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 07-03-2016 Natural Disorder
Göteborg International Film Festival 29-01-2016 Natural Disorder
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 25-01-2016 Natural Disorder
Amsterdam, IDFA 18-11-2015 Natural Disorder
CPH:DOX 06-11-2015 Natural Disorder
Message to Man 20-09-2014 The will
Budapest Titanic International Film Festival 05-04-2013 The will
Palm Springs American Documentary Film Festival 04-04-2013 The will
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 22-01-2013 The will
CPH:DOX 01-11-2012 The will
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 31-10-2012 The will
Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animation 29-10-2012 The will
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 23-10-2012 The will
Oulu Nordisk Panorama 21-09-2012 The will
DMZ South Korea 21-09-2012 The will
Marseille Festival International du Documentaire 04-07-2012 The will
Belfast Film Festival 31-05-2012 The will
Krakow Film Festival 28-05-2012 The will
Warszawa, Against Gravity 11-05-2012 The will
Nyon, Visions du Réel 20-04-2012 The will
Austin, SXSW Film Festival 09-03-2012 The will
Bodil Filmmedarbejderforeningen 04-03-2012 The will
ZagrebDox 26-02-2012 The will
Mumbai Int. Film Festival for Documentary, Short and Animation Films 03-02-2012 My cousin the pirate
Göteborg International Film Festival 27-01-2012 The will
Amsterdam, IDFA 16-11-2011 The will
CPH:DOX 03-11-2011 The will
Bergen International Film festival 19-10-2011 My cousin the pirate
CPH:DOX 04-11-2010 My cousin the pirate
Sukagawa Int. Short Film Festival 08-05-2010 Side by Side
Oslo EuroDoc Film Festival 17-03-2010 Side by Side
Tempo Dokumentärfestival 10-03-2010 Side by Side
ZagrebDox 28-02-2010 Side by Side
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 26-01-2010 Side by Side
Sydney Flicker Short Film Festival 08-01-2010 Side by Side
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 04-11-2009 Side by Side
Bergen Nordisk Panorama 03-11-2009 Side by Side
Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animation 26-10-2009 Side by Side
Malmö, M: Dox 22-10-2009 Side by Side
Korean International Documentary Festival 21-10-2009 Side by Side
Uppsala Int. Short Film Festival 19-10-2009 Side by Side
Indianapolis Heartland Film Festival 15-10-2009 Side by Side
Reykjavik Nordisk Panorama 25-09-2009 Side by Side
Odense Internationale Film Festival 17-08-2009 Side by Side
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 03-07-2009 Side by Side
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 30-04-2009 Side by Side
CPH:DOX 07-11-2008 Side by Side
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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

We Are All Abnormal (23. november 2015)
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