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Janus Metz

(1974 – )

Director. Born 1974. Holds an MA in Communication and International Studies from Roskilde University.

'Love on Delivery' (2008) and 'Ticket to Paradise' (2008), made in collaboration with anthropologist and director Sine Plambech, tell the story of a group of Thai women and their Danish husbands.

Metz stepped into international limelight with his documentary from Afghanistan, 'Armadillo' (2010), which won numerous accolades, including the Grand Prix at Cannes' Semaine de la Critique. Metz' international career includes an episode of the HBO series 'True Detective' (2015).

'Heartbound' (2018), directed with Sine Plambech, is a continuation of Metz and Plambech's two films from 2008. The film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and won the top doc award at Zurich Film Festival. The film is selected for IDFA 2018.
Filmography Awards Festivals
Title Year Function Category
Heartbound – a different kind of love story 2018 Direction, Screenplay DK/Documentary
Borg vs McEnroe 2017 Direction Feature
A Short Life 2014 Direction, Screenplay DK/Short fiction
7.9.13 2014 Storyline Series (documentary)
7.9.13 - 1:4 2014 Storyline DK/Documentary
7.9.13 - 2:4 2014 Storyline DK/Documentary
7.9.13 - 3:4 2014 Storyline DK/Documentary
7.9.13 - 4:4 2014 Storyline DK/Documentary
Becky's Journey 2014 Post-production DK/Documentary
Expedition to the End of the World 2013 Executive producer, Screenplay DK/Documentary
Rupture 2011 Direction DK/Short fiction
Armadillo 2010 Direction, Screenplay, Cinematographer: Additional shoot DK/Documentary
Dreams in Copenhagen 2009 Research DK/Documentary
Love on delievery 2008 Direction, Screenplay DK/Documentary
Ticket to Paradise 2008 Direction, Screenplay DK/Documentary
Nybegynder 2008 Direction, Screenplay DK/Documentary
Mr. Poxycat & Co. 2007 Assistant editor TV series
Township Boys 2006 Direction, Script, Cinematography DK/Documentary

Awards and nominations

Award Release year Festival Film
Audience Prize 2008 Odense Internationale Film Festival 2008 Fra Thailand til Thy
Silver Wolf Nomination 2008 Amsterdam, IDFA 2008 Fra Thailand til Thy
Special Mention Danish DOX Award 2008 CPH:DOX 2008 Fra Thy til Thailand
Grand Prix de la Semaine de la Critique 2010 Semaine de la Critique, Cannes 2010 Armadillo
The Grierson Award for Best Documentary 2010 London Film Festival 2010 Armadillo
Best Documentary Film 2010 Zürich Film Festival 2010 Armadillo
Audience Prize 2011 Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 2011 Armadillo
Golden Eye for Best Documentary 2018 Zürich Film Festival 2018 Hjertelandet
Best International Documentary 2019 Leuven, Docville 2019 Hjertelandet
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
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2019-05-10 Hjertelandet
München Documentary Festival 2019-05-08 Hjertelandet
Leuven, Docville 2019-03-27 Hjertelandet
Göteborg International Film Festival 2019-01-25 Hjertelandet
Amsterdam, IDFA 2018-11-14 Hjertelandet
New York, DOC NYC Film Festival 2018-11-08 Hjertelandet
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2018-10-30 Hjertelandet
Zürich Film Festival 2018-09-27 Hjertelandet
Toronto International Film Festival 2018-09-06 Hjertelandet
San Sebastian International Film Festival 2016-09-16 Armadillo
Message to Man 2014-09-20 Armadillo
Guadalajara Film Festival 2013-03-01 Armadillo
Mumbai Film Festival 2011-10-13 Armadillo
Yamagata Int. Documentary Film Festival 2011-10-06 Armadillo
Aarhus, Nordisk Panorama 2011-09-23 Armadillo
DMZ South Korea 2011-09-22 Armadillo
Dokufest Prizren 2011-07-23 Armadillo
Melbourne Film Festival 2011-07-21 Armadillo
Sydney Film Festival 2011-06-08 Armadillo
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2011-05-06 Armadillo
Istanbul Int. Film Festival 2011-04-02 Armadillo
Wellington, New Zealand Film Festival Showcase 2011-03-31 Armadillo
Hong Kong International Film Festival 2011-03-20 Armadillo
Austin, SXSW Film Festival 2011-03-11 Armadillo
ZagrebDox 2011-03-06 Armadillo
Docsbarcelona 2011-02-01 Armadillo
Amsterdam, IDFA 2011-01-03 Armadillo
Les Arcs European Film Festival 2010-12-11 Armadillo
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2010-11-19 Armadillo
Amsterdam, IDFA 2010-11-18 Armadillo
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2010-11-11 Armadillo
Mannheim-Heidelberg, Int. Film Festival 2010-11-11 Armadillo
Sevilla Festival de Cine 2010-11-05 Armadillo
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2010-11-03 Armadillo
New York, DOC NYC Film Festival 2010-11-03 Armadillo
Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival 2010-10-21 Armadillo
Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animation 2010-10-18 Armadillo
Morelia International Film Festival 2010-10-16 Armadillo
London Film Festival 2010-10-13 Armadillo
Ghent Flanders Int. Film Festival 2010-10-12 Armadillo
Hamburg FilmFest GmbH 2010-09-30 Armadillo
Haifa International Film Festival 2010-09-23 Armadillo
Zürich Film Festival 2010-09-23 Armadillo
Reykjavik Film Festival 2010-09-23 Armadillo
Rio de Janeiro Film Festival 2010-09-23 Armadillo
Helsinki Film Festival - Love & Anarchy 2010-09-16 Armadillo
Toronto International Film Festival 2010-09-09 Armadillo
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2010-08-18 Armadillo
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2010-07-02 Armadillo
Semaine de la Critique, Cannes 2010-05-13 Armadillo
Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 2010-03-10 Fra Thy til Thailand
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2009-11-04 Fra Thailand til Thy
Reykjavik Film Festival 2009-09-17 Fra Thailand til Thy
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2009-08-17 Fra Thy til Thailand
Wellington - New Zealand Film Festival 2009-07-17 Fra Thailand til Thy
Durham, Full Frame 2009-04-02 Fra Thailand til Thy
Vilnius International Film Festival 2009-03-20 Fra Thy til Thailand
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2009-03-13 Fra Thailand til Thy
Austin, SXSW Film Festival 2009-03-13 Fra Thailand til Thy
Amsterdam, IDFA 2008-11-20 Fra Thailand til Thy
CPH:DOX 2008-11-07 Fra Thy til Thailand
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2008-08-19 Fra Thailand til Thy
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.