Annette Mari Olsen

(1947 – )

Director and producer. Born 1947 in Denmark, grew up in Iran and England. Master of Arts from the Polish Film School, Lodz, 1973. Until 1977: worked as film director in Poland. Resident in Denmark since then. Taught at the National Film School of Denmark, 1983-84.

Established Sfinx Film/TV in 1988 together with partner and cinematographer Katia Forbert Petersen, with whom she has co-directed several documentaries.

Internationally taught direction to master classes for professional documentary filmmakers. Media consultant for Danish Refugee Council, 1986-88. Several periods as an interpreter of English, Farsi (Persian), Polish, French, and Danish, work which provided the basis for a range of award-winning films about ethnic minorities in Denmark.

A number of Annette Mari Olsen's documentaries have been screened at international festivals and "Behind the Mountains" received a Grand Prix for Best Film at the Taipei Taiwan Int. Children's TV and Film Festival in 2006.

Title Year Function Category
Mission Rape - A Tool of War 2014 Direction, Screenplay, Producer DK/Documentary
Fangekoret 2012 Direction TV documentary
Mit iranske paradis 2008 Direction, Script, Producer DK/Documentary
Tomme rum 2008 Producer DK/Documentary
Fuglen der kunne spå 2007 Direction, Producer DK/Documentary
Lyd på liv 2006 Production DK/Documentary
Bag bjergene 2004 Direction, Script DK/Documentary
Olga - den sidste storfyrstinde 2003 Stills DK/Documentary
5 hjerteslag 2003 Producer Anthology
Det ulogiske instrument 2003 Producer DK/Documentary
It's All Good 2003 Producer DK/Documentary
Avation 2003 Producer DK/Documentary
Når far og mor er klovne 2002 Direction, Editing DK/Documentary
En fremmed fugl 2000 Producer DK/Documentary
The Priestess 1997 Direction, Script DK/Documentary
Two Women On A River 1996 Pre-production DK/Documentary
Man with Camera 1995 Editing DK/Documentary
Neither God nor Satan 1990 Direction, Script DK/Documentary
A Pig after My Own Heart 1990 Music DK/Documentary
Ønskebarn 1990 Production manager DK/Documentary
En fremmed piges dagbog 1989 Dramaturge, Production manager DK/Short fiction
Indvandrerkvinder 3 - Kvinde i eksil 1988 Direction, Script, Editing DK/Documentary
Højt på en gren 1985 Direction, Script DK/Short fiction
Suzanne and Leonard 1984 Script DK/Feature
Hærvejen 1983 Direction, Script DK/Documentary
Syv billeder fra Hærvejen 1983 Direction DK/Short fiction
En heldig kartoffel 1981 Direction DK/Short fiction
Shall we dance first? 1979 Direction, Script DK/Feature

As Annette Olsen

Title Year Function Category
Liberty, Equality and the Right to Vote 1990 Production manager DK/Documentary
Rejsen 1981 Direction TV film