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Jens Pedersen

Producer and director. Holds a Master's degree in Communication from Roskilde University supplemented with courses in film production from San Francisco State University. Jens Pedersen owns the production company Pedersen & Co., which has produced a number of documentaries across the world.


Pedersen has directed the documentary series "Faith Hope Afghanistan" (2013), from which an episode won two Danish BUSTER Awards the same year, as well as series "Kids on The Silk Road" (2017). Both series had several episodes selected for screening and competition at IDFA among other international festivals.


In 2004 Pedersen produced the documentary "Blue Collar White Christmas", which received a Special Prize of The Jury at the Danish Robert Awards in 2005. In 2015 he edited Jakob Gottschau's documentary "Facebookistan".

Filmography Awards Festivals
Title Year Function Category
Kids on the Silk Road 2017 Direction, Screenplay and story, Cinematographer Series (documentary)
Girl Against Gravity 2017 Direction, Screenplay and story, Cinematographer DK/Documentary
Kids on the Silk Road 2 - Horse fever 2017 Direction, Screenplay and story, Cinematographer DK/Documentary
Kids on the Silk Road 3 - Poonam's Fortune 2017 Direction, Screenplay and story, Cinematographer DK/Documentary
Kids on the Silk Road 4 - Music in My Blood 2017 Direction, Screenplay and story, Cinematographer DK/Documentary
Life is a Beach 2017 Direction, Screenplay and story, Cinematographer DK/Documentary
Facebookistan 2015 Editor DK/Documentary
Faridullah's Day Off 2013 Direction, Screenplay, Additional editing Series (documentary)
Faridullah's Day Off 2013 Direction, Screenplay, Additional editing DK/Documentary
Layla's Melody: Faith Hope Afghanistan 2013 Direction, Screenplay, Cinematographer, Additional editing DK/Documentary
Asadagha's Heart 2013 Direction, Screenplay, Additional editing DK/Documentary
Machgan's Resolve 2013 Direction, Screenplay, Additional editing DK/Documentary
Wali's Friend 2013 Direction, Screenplay, Additional editing DK/Documentary
Nede på jorden 2004 Producer DK/Documentary

Awards and nominations

Award Release year Festival Film
Special Prize of The Jury 2004 Odense Internationale Film Festival 2004 Nede på jorden
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
Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animation 2018-10-29 Børnene på Silkevejen 1:5 - Akrobat
Tel Aviv Docaviv Int. Documentary Film Festival 2018-05-17 Børnene på Silkevejen 1:5 - Akrobat
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2018-05-11 Børnene på Silkevejen (oversigt)
Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival 2018-04-24 Børnene på Silkevejen 1:5 - Akrobat
CPH:DOX 2018-03-15 Børnene på Silkevejen 3:5 - Poonams lykke
Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 2018-03-05 Børnene på Silkevejen 1:5 - Akrobat
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2018-03-02 Børnene på silkevejen 5:5 - Beach Boys
Amsterdam, IDFA 2017-11-15 Børnene på Silkevejen 4:5 - Musik i blodet
Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animation 2017-10-30 Børnene på Silkevejen 2:5 - Hestefeber
Chicago Int. Children's Film Festival 2017-10-27 Børnene på Silkevejen 1:5 - Akrobat
CPH:DOX 2017-03-16 Børnene på Silkevejen 1:5 - Akrobat
New York International Children's Film Festival 2015-02-27 Tro Håb Afghanistan: Laylas melodi
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 2015-01-27 Tro Håb Afghanistan: Laylas melodi
Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animation 2014-10-27 Tro Håb Afghanistan: Faridullahs fridag
Seoul International Youth Film Festival 2014-08-21 Tro Håb Afghanistan: Faridullahs fridag
Giffoni Film Festival 2014-07-18 Tro Håb Afghanistan: Faridullahs fridag
Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 2014-05-30 Tro Håb Afghanistan: Faridullahs fridag
TIFF Kids 2014-04-08 Tro Håb Afghanistan: Laylas melodi
Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 2014-03-03 Tro Håb Afghanistan: Faridullahs fridag
Amsterdam, IDFA 2013-11-20 Tro Håb Afghanistan: Laylas melodi
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 2007-01-24 Nede på jorden
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2005-07-01 Nede på jorden
Göteborg International Film Festival 2005-01-28 Nede på jorden
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2004-10-26 Nede på jorden
Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animation 2004-10-19 Nede på jorden
Chicago International Film Festival 2004-10-07 Nede på jorden
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2004-08-18 Nede på jorden
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2004-08-09 Nede på jorden
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.