Sidsel Lønvig Siersted

/B. 1982

Sidsel Lønvig Siersted has a masters degree in Film and Media studies from the University of Copenhagen (2008). Starting her career in Danish public broadcasting youth programming in 2004 she has now worked professionally with TV, digital media, documentary films and documentary series for more than ten years. Sidsel has worked on widely distributed and awarded titles such as Democrats (Camilla Nielsson, 2014), Something Better to Come (Hanna Polak, 2014), The Newsroom - Off the record (Mikala Krogh, 2014), Good Things Await (Phie Ambo, 2014), Bugs (Andreas Johnsen, 2015), Amateurs in Space (Max Kestner, 2016), and Safari (Ulrich Seidl, 2016). Among other titles she is the producer of Christian Sønderby Jepsen's documentary "Natural Disorder", which was selected for IDFA's feature length competition in 2015 and was nominated for a Danish Film Academy Award and the Danish Critics Award in 2016. The film received the best documentary award at DOK.Fest München 2016 and the Zwierciadło magazine award at MILLENNIUM DOCS AGAINST GRAVITY 2016, Grand Prix at Seoul, EBS International Documentary Festival 2016, and was the winner of the senior jury award and main prize at the Let Them Be Normal Section, Budapest Documentary Film Festival 2016. Together with renowned producer Sigrid Dyekjær she is also the producer of Eva Mulvad’s A Modern Man (2017).

Sidsel Lønvig Siersted is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.


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Film Year Function Category
Safari 2017 Documentary
A Modern Man 2017 DK/Documentary
Den anden side 2017 DK/Documentary
A Year of Hope 2017 DK/Documentary
Amateurs in Space 2016 DK/Documentary
BUGS 2016 Line producer DK/Documentary
Natural Disorder 2015 Producer DK/Documentary
Man Falling 2015 Line producer DK/Documentary
Democrats 2014 Production manager DK/Documentary
Good Things Await 2014 DK/Documentary
Slottet 2014 Producer's assistant DK/Documentary
The Newsroom - Off the Record 2014 Producer's assistant DK/Documentary
Something Better to Come 2014 DK/Documentary
Miniyamba 2013 Associate producer DK/Short fiction
A Different Kind of Boy 2013 Producer DK/Documentary
Why poverty? - Stealing Africa 2012 DK/Documentary
Svend 2011 Producer's assistant DK/Documentary
Tank City 2010 Producer's assistant DK/Documentary
Miraklet på Entoto 2008 Direction DK/Documentary
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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

Festival screenings

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Festivals Festival date Film
Budapest Documentary Film Festival 24-01-2018 A Modern Man
Tehran, Cinéma Vérité, Documentary Film Festival 10-12-2017 Natural Disorder
Montreal, Rencontres Int. du Documentaire 09-11-2017 A Modern Man
Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival 06-10-2017 A Modern Man
Bergen International Film festival 26-09-2017 A Modern Man
Message to Man 15-09-2017 A Modern Man
Lemesos Int'l Documentary Festival 01-08-2017 A Modern Man
Sheffield Doc/Fest 09-06-2017 A Modern Man
Oslo Pix 08-06-2017 A Modern Man
Sydney Film Festival 07-06-2017 A Modern Man
München Documentary Festival 04-05-2017 A Modern Man
CPH:DOX 16-03-2017 A Modern Man
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
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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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