Jon Bang Carlsen

/B. 1950

Film director. Born 28 September 1950. Graduate of the Danish Film School, 1976. Has written and directed more than thirty films, both documentaries and feature films. The director's signature hybrid style combines documentary and fictional interpretations, and many of his documentaries are visually and symbolically powerful, often staged portraits of marginal figures and milieus.

Early classics include "Jenny" (1977), "A Rich Man" (1979), "Hotel of the Stars" (1981), "Phoenix Bird" (1984) and "Before the Guests Arrive" (1986).

Filmography

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Film Year Function Category
Deja vu 2016 Direction DK/Documentary
Født til filmen 2015 Appearance DK/Documentary
Cats in Riga 2014 Direction Documentary
Just the Right Amount of Violence 2013 Direction DK/Documentary
Karen Blixen - behind her mask 2011 Cinematographer DK/Documentary
Blinded Angels 2007 Direction DK/Feature
Purity Beats Everything 2007 Direction DK/Documentary
Historien bag kameraet 2006 Appearance TV documentary
En gammel bamses fortælling 2003 Direction DK/Documentary
En gammel bamses fortælling - og to andre børnefilm af Jon Bang Carlsen 2003 Direction Anthology
Zuma the puma 2002 Direction DK/Documentary
Portræt af Gud 2001 Direction DK/Documentary
Addicted to Solitude 1999 Direction DK/Documentary
Min afrikanske dagbog 1999 Direction DK/Documentary
Min irske dagbog 1996 Direction DK/Documentary
It's Now Or Never 1996 Direction DK/Documentary
How to Invent Reality 1996 Direction DK/Documentary
Carmen & Babyface 1995 Direction DK/Feature
Life Will Be Lived 1994 Direction DK/Documentary
Blændet 1992 Direction TV series
The Boys From St. Petri 1991 Betjent ved fangetransport DK/Feature
I'm Also a Berliner 1990 Direction DK/Documentary
Yesterdays Heroes 1990 Direction DK/Experimental
Smalfilmerens søn 1989 Direction DK/Short fiction
Baby Doll 1988 Direction DK/Feature
Time out 1988 Direction DK/Feature
Jeg ville først finde sandheden 1987 Direction DK/Documentary
Før gæsterne kommer 1986 Direction DK/Documentary
Ophelia Comes to Town 1985 Direction DK/Feature
The element of crime 1984 Vred politimand DK/Feature
Phoenix bird 1984 Direction DK/Documentary
Årets længste dag 1984 Direction TV film
Hotel of the stars 1981 Direction DK/Documentary
Du er smuk - jeg elsker dig 1981 Direction TV film
Next stop - Paradise 1980 Direction DK/Feature
Achilles' Heel is My Weapon 1979 Appearance DK/Feature
Dreams Don't Make Noise When They Die 1979 Erik, ung politiker DK/Feature
A rich man 1979 Direction DK/Documentary
Evening Land 1977 Appearance DK/Feature
A fisherman from Hanstholm 1977 Direction DK/Documentary
Jenny 1977 Direction DK/Documentary
Dejlig er den himmel blå 1975 Direction DK/Documentary
White man's seed 1975 Direction DK/Documentary
Idiot Sara 1973 Direction DK/Documentary
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Awards and nominations

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Award Release year Festivals Film
Youth Jury's Award for Best Short Film 2004 Halifax, ViewFinders: International FF for Youth 2004 En gammel bamses fortælling
Best Documentary:
Jon Bang Carlsen
2000 Chicago Int. Children's Film Festival 2000 Min afrikanske dagbog

Festival screenings

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Festivals Festival date Film
ZagrebDox 26-02-2017 Deja vu
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 02-11-2016 Deja vu
Vilnius Documentary Film Festival 22-09-2016 Deja vu
Fredrikstad, Nordic Docs 26-05-2016 Deja vu
Amsterdam, IDFA 18-11-2015 Deja vu
CPH:DOX 06-11-2015 Deja vu
Berlin European Film Academy Awards 07-12-2014 Just the Right Amount of Violence
Amsterdam, IDFA 19-11-2014 Hotel of the stars
Taipei Taiwan Int. Documentary Film Festival 09-10-2014 Purity Beats Everything
Odense Internationale Film Festival 25-08-2014 Blinded Angels
Amsterdam, IDFA 20-11-2013 Just the Right Amount of Violence
Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animation 28-10-2013 Just the Right Amount of Violence
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 25-04-2013 Just the Right Amount of Violence
Bucharest One World Romania 12-03-2013 Purity Beats Everything
Bucharest One World Romania 12-03-2013 Addicted to Solitude
Korean International Documentary Festival 21-10-2009 Purity Beats Everything
Taipei Taiwan Int. Documentary Film Festival 31-10-2008 Purity Beats Everything
Uppsala Int. Short Film Festival 20-10-2008 Purity Beats Everything
Reykjavik Shorts&Docs 22-08-2008 Purity Beats Everything
Odense Internationale Film Festival 19-08-2008 Purity Beats Everything
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 16-03-2008 Purity Beats Everything
Riga Danske Filmdage c/o Danijas Kulturas Instituts 13-03-2008 Blinded Angels
Amsterdam, IDFA 22-11-2007 Purity Beats Everything
CPH:DOX 09-11-2007 Purity Beats Everything
Reykjavik Film Festival 27-09-2007 Blinded Angels
North West Film Festival 14-09-2007 Zuma the puma
Trento Int. Film festival of Mountains 26-04-2007 Blinded Angels
Norsk Filmfond 16-11-2006 Blinded Angels
Norsk Filmfond 16-11-2006 Portræt af Gud
Cape Town, World Cinema Festival, Sithengi 14-11-2006 Blinded Angels
New York Scandinavian House 21-10-2006 Blinded Angels
Aarhus, Nordisk Panorama 22-09-2006 Blinded Angels
Odense Internationale Film Festival 15-08-2006 Blinded Angels
Odense Internationale Film Festival 15-08-2006 Portræt af Gud
Odense Internationale Film Festival 15-08-2006 Addicted to Solitude
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 30-06-2006 Blinded Angels
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 10-03-2006 Portræt af Gud
ZagrebDox 22-02-2005 Addicted to Solitude
EDN Oxford, Oxdox 22-10-2004 Addicted to Solitude
Jana Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 08-10-2004 En gammel bamses fortælling
Mill Valley Film Festival, Film Inst. California 07-10-2004 En gammel bamses fortælling
BUSTER 06-09-2004 En gammel bamses fortælling
Roskilde Festivalen - Manden med Cameraet 24-06-2004 Zuma the puma
Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 30-05-2004 En gammel bamses fortælling
Halifax, ViewFinders: International FF for Youth 20-04-2004 En gammel bamses fortælling
Rome Studio Stefania Miscetti 05-04-2004 Addicted to Solitude
EDN seminar Calcutta 01-04-2004 En gammel bamses fortælling
BUSTER 23-09-2003 Zuma the puma
Odense Internationale Film Festival 11-08-2003 Zuma the puma
Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 23-05-2003 Zuma the puma
Malmö, BUFF 12-03-2003 Zuma the puma
Norsk Filminstitutt Cinematek 10-02-2003 Hotel of the stars
Berkeley International Children's Film Festival 12-01-2003 Min afrikanske dagbog
Berkeley International Children's Film Festival 12-01-2003 Min afrikanske dagbog
Montréal Rencontres Int. Du Documentaire 15-11-2002 Portræt af Gud
Durban International Film Festival 02-09-2002 Zuma the puma
Durban International Film Festival 02-09-2002 Portræt af Gud
Durban International Film Festival 02-09-2002 Addicted to Solitude
Durban International Film Festival 02-09-2002 Min afrikanske dagbog
Durban International Film Festival 02-09-2002 Min afrikanske dagbog
Bratislava Art Film Festival 21-06-2002 Portræt af Gud
New York Scandinavian House 06-03-2002 Portræt af Gud
Vancouver Reel to Real Festival 05-03-2002 Min afrikanske dagbog
Vancouver Reel to Real Festival 05-03-2002 Min afrikanske dagbog
Los Angeles Scandinavian Film Festival ASFLA 01-02-2002 Portræt af Gud
Film Institute of Northern California 01-02-2002 Min afrikanske dagbog
Film Institute of Northern California 01-02-2002 Min afrikanske dagbog
Göteborg International Film Festival 25-01-2002 Portræt af Gud
Prague Febiofest, Int. Film, TV and Video Festival 24-01-2002 Portræt af Gud
Prague Febiofest, Int. Film, TV and Video Festival 24-01-2002 Addicted to Solitude
Prague Febiofest, Int. Film, TV and Video Festival 24-01-2002 Min afrikanske dagbog
Prague Febiofest, Int. Film, TV and Video Festival 24-01-2002 Min afrikanske dagbog
Film Institute of Northern California 24-11-2001 Min afrikanske dagbog
Film Institute of Northern California 24-11-2001 Min afrikanske dagbog
Film Institute of Northern California 10-11-2001 Min afrikanske dagbog
Film Institute of Northern California 10-11-2001 Min afrikanske dagbog
Odense Internationale Film Festival 13-08-2001 Portræt af Gud
Montevideo Divercine 02-07-2001 Min afrikanske dagbog
Montevideo Divercine 02-07-2001 Min afrikanske dagbog
Freiburger Filmforum 22-05-2001 Addicted to Solitude
TIFF Kids 20-04-2001 Min afrikanske dagbog
TIFF Kids 20-04-2001 Min afrikanske dagbog
Doc Aviv int. Film Festival 24-03-2001 Addicted to Solitude
Montréal Rencontres Int. Du Documentaire 15-11-2000 Addicted to Solitude
Cork Film Festival 15-10-2000 Addicted to Solitude
Cork Film Festival 15-10-2000 Min afrikanske dagbog
Cork Film Festival 15-10-2000 Min afrikanske dagbog
Chicago Int. Children's Film Festival 12-10-2000 Min afrikanske dagbog
Chicago Int. Children's Film Festival 12-10-2000 Min afrikanske dagbog
Taipei Taiwan Int. Documentary Film Festival 21-09-2000 Min afrikanske dagbog
Taipei Taiwan Int. Documentary Film Festival 21-09-2000 Min afrikanske dagbog
Bergen Nordisk Panorama 20-09-2000 Addicted to Solitude
Edinburgh International Film Festival 13-08-2000 Addicted to Solitude
Nyon, Visions du Réel 01-05-2000 Addicted to Solitude
Volda The Norwegian Documentary Festival 28-04-2000 Addicted to Solitude
TIFF Kids 08-04-2000 Min afrikanske dagbog
TIFF Kids 08-04-2000 Min afrikanske dagbog
Sao Paulo It's All True Int. Documentary FF 07-04-2000 Addicted to Solitude
Tempo Dokumentärfestival 10-03-2000 Addicted to Solitude
Tel Aviv Int. Human Rights Film Festival 03-02-2000 Addicted to Solitude
Göteborg International Film Festival 28-01-2000 Addicted to Solitude
Amsterdam, IDFA 24-11-1999 Addicted to Solitude
Amsterdam, IDFA 24-11-1999 Min afrikanske dagbog
Amsterdam, IDFA 24-11-1999 Min afrikanske dagbog
Film fra Syd 17-09-1999 Min afrikanske dagbog
Film fra Syd 17-09-1999 Min afrikanske dagbog
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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 Visual Footprint in Time (25. november 2015)
Staged Documentarism (18. februar 2014)
I'm Not Out to Judge (17. februar 2014)
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