Magic Hour Films

Magic Hour Films, formerly named Lise Lense-Møller Film, was established by producer Lise Lense-Møller in 1984 and has developed and produced feature films, children's films, short fiction films, and documentaries for cinemas and the video - and tv-market for more than 20 years. Among Magic Hour Films productions are Morten Henriksen's feature film "The Magnetist's Fifth Winter" (2003), based on Swedish author P.O. Enquist's novel, the documentary "With A Right To Kill" (Morten Henriksen and author Peter Øvig Knudsen, 2003), about the Danish resistance movement's killings during WW2, and Anders Østergaard's Oscar nominated documentary "Burma VJ - reporting from a closed country" (2008), about the Buddhist monks' uprising in Burma.

Filmography

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Film Year Function Category
The Return of a President 2017 Production company DK/Documentary
Tutti a casa - Power to The People? 2016 Production company DK/Documentary
Monalisa Story – A film about love, struggle and heroin 2016 Production company Documentary
Between Two Worlds 2016 Production company DK/Documentary
The Visit 2015 Production company DK/Documentary
1989 2014 Production company DK/Documentary
The war campaign 2013 Production company DK/Documentary
Concrete Night 2013 Production company Feature
Four Letters Apart - Children in the Age of ADHD 2013 Production company DK/Documentary
Pushwagner 2012 Production company DK/Documentary
My Afghanistan - Life in the forbidden zone 2012 Production company DK/Documentary
Into eternity 2010 Production company DK/Documentary
Bananas! 2009 Production company DK/Documentary
Final image 2009 Production company Documentary
Recipes for Disaster 2008 Production company Documentary
Burma VJ - reporting from a closed country 2008 Production company DK/Documentary
I think - I see 2007 Production company DK/Documentary
Going for Goal - the Homeless World Cup 2007 Production company DK/Documentary
On the way to paradise 2007 Production company DK/Documentary
Ekelöfs vision - a Nordic Poets Journey 2007 Production company DK/Documentary
My eyes 2006 Production company DK/Documentary
Invitation from God 2006 Production company DK/Documentary
Can you die in Heaven 2005 Production company DK/Documentary
Op med humøret 2005 Production company DK/Short fiction
In a Soldier's Footsteps 2005 Production company DK/Documentary
Small Avalanches 2003 Production company DK/Short fiction
Närvarande 2003 Production company DK/Documentary
With a right to kill 2003 Production company DK/Documentary
Little Daddy 2003 Production company DK/Short fiction
Jeg husker... Fortællinger fra Grønland 2002 Production company DK/Documentary
Now, look at me 2001 Production company DK/Short fiction
Under bare poles 2001 Production company DK/Short fiction
Levende ord 3: Mødet med det fremmede 2001 Production company DK/Documentary
Oswald the monkey 2001 Production company DK/Short fiction
Weiser 2001 Production company Feature
The Magnetist's Fifth Winter 1999 Production company DK/Feature
Tifanfaya 1998 Production company DK/Short fiction
Light, darkness and colours 1998 Production company DK/Documentary
Calle & Kristoffer 1998 Production company DK/Documentary
The theory of everything 1998 Production company DK/Documentary
Levende ord 2: Miljø og udvikling 1997 Production company DK/Documentary
Hands Up! 1997 Production company DK/Short fiction
The anatomy of thought 1997 Production company DK/Documentary
The Living Word 1996 Production company DK/Documentary
Pussycat with the blue eyes 1995 Production company DK/Short fiction
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Film Year Function Category
Du og jeg - fire børn og filosofi 1994 Production company DK/Documentary
Arne Treholt - a man and his destiny 1993 Production company DK/Documentary
The naked trees 1991 Production company DK/Feature
300 miles to heaven 1989 Production company DK/Feature
Den skjulte virkelighed 1988 Production company DK/Documentary

Awards and nominations

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Award Release year Festivals Film
Science Award 2015 Warszawa, Against Gravity 2015 The Visit
Audience Award 2014 Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2014 Four Letters Apart - Children in the Age of ADHD
Audience Award 2014 Budapest Documentary Film Festival 2014 Four Letters Apart - Children in the Age of ADHD
Honorable Mention 2014 Fredrikstad, Nordic Docs 2014 Four Letters Apart - Children in the Age of ADHD
Best Documentary 2014 Reus, Memorimage 2014 1989
Audience Award 2014 Reus, Memorimage 2014 1989
Special Mention 2013 Buenos Aires Festival de Cine Independiente 2013 My Afghanistan - Life in the forbidden zone
Best Documentary Award 2013 Brussels One World International Human Rights Festival 2013 My Afghanistan - Life in the forbidden zone
Puma Creative Special Commendation 2011 PUMA Creative Impact Award 2011 Burma VJ - reporting from a closed country
Best International Documentary 2011 Sydney Antenna International Documentary Film Festival 2011 Into eternity
Best Documentary Price 2010 Mumbai Int. Film Festival for Documentary, Short and Animation Films 2010 Burma VJ - reporting from a closed country
Oscar: Nominated Best Documentary 2010 Los Angeles, Oscar Nomination Screening 2010 Burma VJ - reporting from a closed country
Oscar: Nominated Best Documentary 2010 Los Angeles, Oscar Academy 2010 Burma VJ - reporting from a closed country
Grand Prix 2010 Paris Human Rights Film Festival 2010 Burma VJ - reporting from a closed country
Grand Prix 2010 Geneve, Forum on Human Rights 2010 Burma VJ - reporting from a closed country
Grand Prix 2010 Nyon, Visions du Réel 2010 Into eternity
Special Mention 2010 Dokufest Prizren 2010 Into eternity
•The Lichtpunt prize 2010 Bruxelles, Festival des libertes 2010 Into eternity
IDFA Green Screen Award 2010 Amsterdam, IDFA 2010 Into eternity
Special Mention 2010 Sheffield Doc/Fest 2010 Into eternity
Green Award 2010 Warszawa, Against Gravity 2010 Into eternity
Best Documentary 2010 Bergen Nordisk Panorama 2010 Into eternity
Grand Prix 2010 Ile de France, FIFE, Environmental Film Festival 2010 Into eternity
World Cinema Documentary Editing Award 2009 Sundance Film Festival 2009 Burma VJ - reporting from a closed country
Best Long Documentary 2009 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2009 Burma VJ - reporting from a closed country
Grand Prix 2009 Boulder International Film Festival 2009 Burma VJ - reporting from a closed country
International Human Rights Award 2009 Berlinale 2009 Burma VJ - reporting from a closed country
Special Mention. Movies that Matter Human Rights:
Anders Høgsbro Østergaard
2009 ZagrebDox 2009 Burma VJ - reporting from a closed country
Best Documentary 2009 Bodil Filmmedarbejderforeningen 2009 Burma VJ - reporting from a closed country
The Vaclav Havel Special Award 2009 Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 2009 Burma VJ - reporting from a closed country
Student Jury Award 2009 Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 2009 Burma VJ - reporting from a closed country
Amnesty Award 2009 Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2009 Burma VJ - reporting from a closed country
Audience Prize 2009 Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2009 Burma VJ - reporting from a closed country
Amnesty International's A Matter of ACT Award 2009 Haag, Amnesty Int. Movies that Matter Festival 2009 Burma VJ - reporting from a closed country
MovieSquad ALLRights Award 2009 Haag, Amnesty Int. Movies that Matter Festival 2009 Burma VJ - reporting from a closed country
Amnesty Award 2009 Warszawa, Against Gravity 2009 Burma VJ - reporting from a closed country
In the Spirit of Freedom Award:
Anders Høgsbro Østergaard
2009 Jerusalem Int. Film Festival 2009 Burma VJ - reporting from a closed country
Best Danish documentary 2009 Odense Internationale Film Festival 2009 Burma VJ - reporting from a closed country
Audience Prize 2009 Budapest, Verzio Documentary Film Festival 2009 Burma VJ - reporting from a closed country
Grand Prix 2009 Paris, Festival Européen 4 Écran 2009 Burma VJ - reporting from a closed country
Young People's Jury Award 2009 Paris, Festival Européen 4 Écran 2009 Burma VJ - reporting from a closed country
Best Documentary Price 2009 Sao Paulo It's All True Int. Documentary FF 2009 Burma VJ - reporting from a closed country
Grand Jury Award 2009 Durham, Full Frame 2009 Burma VJ - reporting from a closed country
•Center for Documentary Studies Filmmaker Award 2009 Durham, Full Frame 2009 Burma VJ - reporting from a closed country
Working Films Award 2009 Durham, Full Frame 2009 Burma VJ - reporting from a closed country
•Investigative Documentary Feature Award 2009 San Francisco Int. Film Festival 2009 Burma VJ - reporting from a closed country
•MOVING MOUNTAINS PRIZE 2009 Telluride Mountain Film 2009 Burma VJ - reporting from a closed country
Best Director 2009 Ourense, Ourense International Film Festival 2009 Burma VJ - reporting from a closed country
Outstanding Achievement International Feature 2009 Maribor, DokMa 2009 Burma VJ - reporting from a closed country
International Human Rights Award 2009 Berlin, Cinema for Peace 2009 Burma VJ - reporting from a closed country
Audience Prize 2009 CPH:DOX 2009 Into eternity
DOX:Awards 2008 CPH:DOX 2008 Burma VJ - reporting from a closed country
Amnesty Award 2008 CPH:DOX 2008 Burma VJ - reporting from a closed country
Joris Ivens Award 2008 Amsterdam, IDFA 2008 Burma VJ - reporting from a closed country
Movies that Matter Human Rights Award 2008 Amsterdam, IDFA 2008 Burma VJ - reporting from a closed country
Best Documentary Short Film 2007 Sao Paulo It's All True Int. Documentary FF 2007 My eyes
Cinematic Vision Short Award 2007 SilverDocs AFI Documentary Festival 2007 My eyes
Audience Award 2007 Hamburg FilmFest GmbH 2007 My eyes
Special Jury Award 2007 Hyderabad Int. Film Fest. For Children 2007 My eyes
Grand Prix 2007 Minsk International Film Festival Listapad 2007 My eyes
Best Danish documentary 2007 Odense Internationale Film Festival 2007 On the way to paradise
Best Children Film:
Erlend E. Mo
2006 Anthropology Film Festival Pärnu 2006 Can you die in Heaven
Best Danish Film 2006 HandicapFilmFestival 2006 Can you die in Heaven
The Youth Jury Prize for Best Short film:
Michael W. Horsten
2006 TIFF Kids 2006 Op med humøret
Special Mention, Jury of Young Europeans Prize 2006 Paris Festival de Programmes Audiovisuels. FIPA 2006 In a Soldier's Footsteps
Gold Dok Best Sound 2006 CPH:DOX 2006 My eyes
Silver Cub Award 2006 Amsterdam, IDFA 2006 My eyes
Best Film, Youth Jury 2005 Odense Internationale Film Festival 2005 Can you die in Heaven
Gold Dok Best Children's Doc 2005 CPH:DOX 2005 Can you die in Heaven
Gold Dok Best Sound 2005 CPH:DOX 2005 Can you die in Heaven
Best Short Fiction Film:
Birgitte Stærmose
2004 Bratislava Art Film Festival 2004 Small Avalanches
Special Mention 2004 Berlinale 2004 Little Daddy
2nd best. Kidz Section 2004 Giffoni Film Festival 2004 Little Daddy
Prix UIP 2003 Edinburgh International Film Festival 2003 Small Avalanches
Nominated 2003 Berlin European Film Academy Awards 2003 Small Avalanches
Robert, Best Cinematographer:
Dirk Brüel
2000 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2000 The Magnetist's Fifth Winter
Robert, Best Make Up 2000 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2000 The Magnetist's Fifth Winter
Robert, Best Sound:
Niels Arild Nielsen
2000 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2000 The Magnetist's Fifth Winter
Robert, Best Costumes 2000 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2000 The Magnetist's Fifth Winter
Da Vinci-Prize (shared):
Dirk Brüel
2000 Palm Springs Nortel Int. Film Festival 2000 The Magnetist's Fifth Winter
Best Feature Film, Jury's Prize:
Morten Henriksen
2000 Rouen, Fest. du Cinema Nordique 2000 The Magnetist's Fifth Winter
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