Elvira Lind

Director. Born 1981. Graduated from the CityVarsity School of Media and Creative Arts in Cape Town in 2005, majoring in documentary film directing.

Lind debuted as director with "Songs for Alexis" (2014), which was selected for CPH:DOX and IDFA in Amsterdam. In 2015, she received a talent award at CPH:DOX.

Her second documentary film, "Bobbi Jene" (2017), won three awards at Tribeca Film Festival: for Best Documentary Feature, Best Documentary Cinematography (Elvira Lind) and Best Documentary Editing (Adam Nielsen).


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Film Year Function Category
Bobbi Jene 2017 Direction DK/Documentary
Songs for Alexis 2014 Direction DK/Documentary
Love addict - stories of dreams, obsession and longing 2011 Casting DK/Documentary
Et andet sted 2006 Production manager DK/Short fiction

Awards and nominations

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Award Release year Festivals Film
Best Documentary Award 2017 New York Tribeca Film Festival 2017 Bobbi Jene
Best Documentary Cinematography 2017 New York Tribeca Film Festival 2017 Bobbi Jene
Best Documentary Editor 2017 New York Tribeca Film Festival 2017 Bobbi Jene

Festival screenings

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Festivals Festival date Film
Torun, Camerimage 11-11-2017 Bobbi Jene
Valladolid International Film Festival 21-10-2017 Bobbi Jene
La Roche-sur-Yon Film Festival 16-10-2017 Bobbi Jene
London Film Festival 04-10-2017 Bobbi Jene
Sydney Antenna International Documentary Film Festival 01-10-2017 Bobbi Jene
Reykjavik Film Festival 28-09-2017 Bobbi Jene
Taipei CNEX Documentary Film Festival 20-09-2017 Bobbi Jene
Malmö Nordisk Panorama 16-09-2017 Bobbi Jene
Helsinki Film Festival 14-09-2017 Bobbi Jene
Riga, Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries 02-09-2017 Bobbi Jene
Film Festival Kitzbühel 21-08-2017 Bobbi Jene
Skopje, MakeDox 19-08-2017 Bobbi Jene
Hong Kong International Film Festival 15-08-2017 Bobbi Jene
Melbourne Film Festival 03-08-2017 Bobbi Jene
Lemesos Int'l Documentary Festival 01-08-2017 Bobbi Jene
Warsaw Film and Art Festival TWO RIVERSIDES 29-07-2017 Bobbi Jene
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 20-07-2017 Bobbi Jene
Bologna, Biografilm 09-06-2017 Bobbi Jene
Greenwich Film Festival 01-06-2017 Bobbi Jene
Warszawa, Against Gravity 12-05-2017 Bobbi Jene
Tel Aviv Docaviv Int. Documentary Film Festival 11-05-2017 Bobbi Jene
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 27-04-2017 Bobbi Jene
Nyon, Visions du Réel 21-04-2017 Bobbi Jene
New York Tribeca Film Festival 19-04-2017 Bobbi Jene
Amsterdam, IDFA 19-11-2014 Songs for Alexis
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 14-11-2014 Songs for Alexis
New York, DOC NYC Film Festival 13-11-2014 Songs for Alexis
CPH:DOX 06-11-2014 Songs for Alexis
Canberra International Film Festival 23-10-2014 Songs for Alexis
Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival 10-10-2014 Songs for Alexis
London Raindance Film Festival 24-09-2014 Songs for Alexis
Reeling 2010: The 29th Chicago Lesbian & Gay International Film Festival 18-09-2014 Songs for Alexis
DMZ South Korea 01-09-2014 Songs for Alexis
Espoo Ciné International Film Festival 20-08-2014 Songs for Alexis
San Francisco Lesbian & Gay Festival 19-06-2014 Songs for Alexis
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 24-04-2014 Songs for Alexis
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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

Bobbi Jene wins at Tribeca (28. april 2017)
Danish Directors Discuss IDFA (25. november 2014)
A Trans Boy Becomes a Man (11. november 2014)
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