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Fenar Ahmad

(1981 – )

Born 1981, Czechoslovakia. Fenar Ahmad came to Denmark in 1986 as an Iraqi refugee. Graduated from the alternative Danish film school Super16 in 2010.

At Super16 he directed the short film 'Megaheavy' (2009), which was selected for the Berlinale and screened at a large number of festivals. The film was honoured with a Danish Robert award for best short fiction.

'Flow' (2014), Ahmad's debut as feature film director, premiered at CPH PIX and screened at London Film Festival. The revenge drama 'Darkland' (2017) marked his second feature. 'Valhalla' (2019) is his third feature film.

Ahmad has also directed a few documentary films and music videos.
Filmography Awards Festivals
Title Year Function Category
Valhalla 2019 Direction, Screenplay DK/Feature
Det sorte kapitel 2019 Appearance DK/Documentary
Darkland 2017 Direction, Screenplay DK/Feature
Flow 2014 Direction, Casting DK/Feature
Thorshammer 2010 Direction, Script DK/Short fiction
The Perfect Muslim 2009 Direction DK/Documentary
Megaheavy 2009 Direction, Script, Stills DK/Short fiction
Travelling Circus 2009 Direction DK/Documentary
Climaniacs 2009 Direction Anthology
Mesopotamia 2008 Direction, Script DK/Short fiction
Nice To Meet You 2007 Direction DK/Documentary
Paragraf 15 2007 Assistant director DK/Short fiction

Awards and nominations

Award Release year Festival Film
Honorable Mention 2010 Stockholm International Film Festival 2010 Megaheavy
Special Mention 2010 Edinburgh International Film Festival 2010 Megaheavy
Grand Prix 2010 Odense Internationale Film Festival 2010 Megaheavy
Best Children & Youth Film 2010 Odense Internationale Film Festival 2010 Megaheavy
Det Danske Filminstitut registrerer international festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, dog primært de titler, som Filminstituttet varetager i sin festivaldistribution, og primært i forbindelse med de festivaler, som Filminstituttet har prioriteret at samarbejde med. Registreringen af festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, der ikke er i festivaldistribution, foretages kun for "launch"-festivaler ifølge Filminstituttets prioriterede festivalliste. Se listen over prioriterede festivaler.

Festivals

Festival Festival date Film
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 2017-10-18 Underverden
SITGES Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic of Catalonia 2017-10-05 Underverden
Austin Fantastic Fest 2017-09-21 Underverden
Helsinki Film Festival - Love & Anarchy 2017-09-14 Underverden
Montreal Fantasia Int Film Festival 2017-07-13 Underverden
Moscow Int. Film Festival 2017-06-22 Underverden
Berlinale 2017-02-09 Underverden
Göteborg International Film Festival 2017-01-27 Underverden
Göteborg International Film Festival 2015-01-23 Ækte vare
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2014-11-14 Ækte vare
London Film Festival 2014-10-08 Ækte vare
Helsinki Film Festival - Love & Anarchy 2014-09-18 Ækte vare
Guanajuato International Film Festival 2014-07-25 Ækte vare
Göteborg International Film Festival 2014-01-24 Ækte vare
Malmö, BUFF 2011-03-15 Megaheavy
Stockholm International Film Festival 2010-11-17 Megaheavy
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2010-08-23 Megaheavy
Guanajuato International Film Festival 2010-07-23 Megaheavy
Seoul International Youth Film Festival 2010-07-08 Megaheavy
Los Angeles Film Festival 2010-06-17 Megaheavy
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2010-06-16 Megaheavy
Seattle International Film Festival 2010-05-20 Megaheavy
Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival 2010-04-27 Megaheavy
Berlinale 2010-02-11 Megaheavy
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2009-08-17 Mesopotamia
Det Danske Filminstitut registrerer international festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, dog primært de titler, som Filminstituttet varetager i sin festivaldistribution, og primært i forbindelse med de festivaler, som Filminstituttet har prioriteret at samarbejde med. Registreringen af festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, der ikke er i festivaldistribution, foretages kun for "launch"-festivaler ifølge Filminstituttets prioriterede festivalliste. Se listen over prioriterede festivaler.