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Lise Lense-Møller

(1957 – )

Producer. Born 31/10 1957. Lise Lense-Møller started out working as an assistant stage director. In the years 1978-81, she took various film classes at the National Film School of Denmark and left the theatre. She entered the film industry as a production and director's assistant in the beginning of the 1980s and supplemented her film classes with a minor subject in English and later Anthropology Studies in 1987-89. After 1990, she has taken a number of international courses in scriptwriting and other film related subjects.

In 1984, she founded her first production company Lise Lense-Møller Film, which changed its name to Magic Hour Films Aps in 1995. Lise Lense-Møller's first production was the documentary "Den skjulte virkelighed" (1988), followed by a couple of feature films, the Polish-Danish co-production "300 Miles to Heaven" (1989) and Morten Henriksen's Tage Skou-Hansen adaptation "The Naked Trees" (1991).

Subsequently, Lense-Møller has primarily focused on producing shorts and documentaries. Among her key documentary productions are "Light, Darkness and Colours" (1998) about Goethe's colour theory, "Can You Die in Heaven?" about a boy diagnosed with cancer, "Burma VJ" (2008) about undercover video journalists in Burma, "Into Eternity" (2010) about a Finnish nuclear waste storage, "The Visit" (2015), a sci-fi vision of man's first encounter with intelligent life from space, and "Tuti a casa – Power to the People?" (2017) about the political protest movement Movimento in Italy. "Burma VJ" was Oscar-nominated for Best Documentary in 2010.

Lense-Møller has also produced several children's films and short films, including "Oswald the Monkey" (2001), "Hands Up!" (1997), "Little Daddy" (2003) and "Op med humøret" (2005).

Lense-Møller has extensive experience in teaching, among others at the National Film School of Denmark and the University of Helsinki, European Film College. She has served as an expert and group leader at EAVE, a MEDIA programme facilitating post-education workshops for independent producers. She has been a board member at the National Film Board, (1990-93), Det Danske Filmstudie (1995-2003) and the Danish Producers Association (1997-2002, 2004-). She has worked as a translator and is co-author of the book "Litterære klassikere på film."

In 1992, Lense-Møller was awarded the talent award "Natsværmerprisen" for her "dedication, resilience, seriousness and an uncompromising commitment to quality films." In 2009, she and director Anders Østergaard received Danish documentary film's prestigious annual award, the Roos Award, for their work on "Burma VJ".
Filmography Awards Festivals
Title Year Function Category
Journey to Utopia 2019 Producer DK/Documentary
Heartbound – a different kind of love story 2018 Producer DK/Documentary
Post Punk Disorder 2017 Co-producer Documentary
Tutti a casa - Power to The People? 2016 Producer DK/Documentary
Monalisa Story – A film about love, struggle and heroin 2016 Producer Documentary
The Visit 2015 Producer DK/Documentary
1989 2014 Producer DK/Documentary
The war campaign 2013 Producer DK/Documentary
Four Letters Apart - Children in the Age of ADHD 2013 Producer DK/Documentary
My Afghanistan - Life in the forbidden zone 2012 Producer DK/Documentary
Jag är min egen Dolly Parton 2011 Co-producer DK/Documentary
Pangpangbröder 2011 Associate producer Documentary
Sven & visdommen 2011 Supervising producer DK/Documentary
Into eternity 2010 Producer DK/Documentary
Final image 2009 Producer Documentary
Bananas! 2009 Co-producer DK/Documentary
Recipes for Disaster 2008 Producer Documentary
Burma VJ - reporting from a closed country 2008 Producer DK/Documentary
Going for Goal - the Homeless World Cup 2007 Production DK/Documentary
Min bror 2007 Production Documentary
On the way to paradise 2007 Producer DK/Documentary
I think - I see 2007 Producer DK/Documentary
Invitation from God 2006 Production DK/Documentary
I soldatens fodspor 2005 Producer DK/Documentary
Op med humøret 2005 Producer DK/Short fiction
Small Avalanches 2003 Production DK/Short fiction
With a right to kill 2003 Production DK/Documentary
Little Daddy 2003 Producer DK/Short fiction
Jeg husker... Fortællinger fra Grønland 2002 Production DK/Documentary
Levende ord 3: Mødet med det fremmede 2001 Production DK/Documentary
På Ama'r 2001 Production DK/Short fiction
Now, look at me 2001 Producer DK/Short fiction
Weiser 2001 Co-producer Feature
The Magnetist's Fifth Winter 1999 Production, Producer DK/Feature
Light, darkness and colours 1998 Production DK/Documentary
The theory of everything 1998 Executive producer DK/Documentary
The anatomy of thought 1997 Production, Producer DK/Documentary
Levende ord 2: Miljø og udvikling 1997 Producer DK/Documentary
Du og jeg - fire børn og filosofi 1994 Producer DK/Documentary
Arne Treholt - a man and his destiny 1993 Producer DK/Documentary
The naked trees 1991 Executive producer DK/Feature
300 miles to heaven 1989 Production manager DK/Feature
Den skjulte virkelighed 1988 Production DK/Documentary
Tukuma 1984 Continuity, Production manager DK/Feature
Otto is a rhino 1983 Production DK/Feature
The thoughtless lover 1982 Assistant director DK/Feature
Felix 1982 Continuity DK/Feature
Cross My Heart 1982 Production assistant DK/Feature
Belladonna 1981 Production manager DK/Feature
The Circus Casablanca 1981 Production manager DK/Feature
Stab in the heart 1981 Production manager DK/Feature
A world full of children 1980 Production assistant DK/Feature
The moment 1980 Production assistant DK/Feature
Mirror, mirror 1978 Production assistant DK/Feature
Vandalism 1977 Runner DK/Feature

Awards and nominations

Award Release year Festival Film
The Audience Award for Favorite Short Film 2001 Hamptons Film Festival 2001 Se mig nu
Prix UIP 2003 Edinburgh International Film Festival 2003 Små skred
Special Mention 2004 Berlinale 2004 Lille far
2nd best. Kidz Section 2004 Giffoni Film Festival 2004 Lille far
The Youth Jury Prize for Best Short film 2006 TIFF Kids 2006 Op med humøret
Best Danish documentary 2007 Odense Internationale Film Festival 2007 På vej til paradis
Joris Ivens Award 2008 Amsterdam, IDFA 2008 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Movies that Matter Human Rights Award 2008 Amsterdam, IDFA 2008 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
World Cinema Documentary Editing Award 2009 Sundance Film Festival 2009 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
International Human Rights Award 2009 Berlinale 2009 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Amnesty Award 2009 Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2009 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Audience Prize 2009 Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2009 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
• Investigative Documentary Feature Award 2009 San Francisco Int. Film Festival 2009 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
DOX:Awards 2008 CPH:DOX 2008 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Amnesty Award 2008 CPH:DOX 2008 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Special Mention. Movies that Matter Human Rights 2009 ZagrebDox 2009 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
The Vaclav Havel Special Award 2009 Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 2009 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Student Jury Award 2009 Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 2009 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Amnesty International's A Matter of ACT Award 2009 Haag, Amnesty Int. Movies that Matter Festival 2009 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
MovieSquad ALLRights Award 2009 Haag, Amnesty Int. Movies that Matter Festival 2009 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Grand Jury Award 2009 Durham, Full Frame 2009 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
• Center for Documentary Studies Filmmaker Award 2009 Durham, Full Frame 2009 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Working Films Award 2009 Durham, Full Frame 2009 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Amnesty Award 2009 Warszawa, Against Gravity 2009 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Best Documentary Price 2009 Sao Paulo It's All True Int. Documentary FF 2009 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
In the Spirit of Freedom Award 2009 Jerusalem Int. Film Festival 2009 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Best Danish documentary 2009 Odense Internationale Film Festival 2009 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Oscar: Nominated Best Documentary 2010 Los Angeles, Oscar Nomination Screening 2010 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Grand Prix 2010 Nyon, Visions du Réel 2010 Into Eternity
Audience Prize 2009 CPH:DOX 2009 Into Eternity
Special Mention 2010 Sheffield Doc/Fest 2010 Into Eternity
Green Award 2010 Warszawa, Against Gravity 2010 Into Eternity
IDFA Green Screen Award 2010 Amsterdam, IDFA 2010 Into Eternity
Special Mention 2010 Dokufest Prizren 2010 Into Eternity
Special Mention 2013 Buenos Aires Festival de Cine Independiente 2013 Mit Afghanistan
Science Award 2015 Warszawa, Against Gravity 2015 The Visit: An Alien Encounter
Audience Award 2014 Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2014 Jeg hader ADHD - børn i en diagnosetid
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
Tehran, Cinéma Vérité, Documentary Film Festival 2017-12-10 1989
Amsterdam, IDFA 2017-11-15 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
DMZ South Korea 2017-09-21 Tutti a casa - Al magt til folket?
CPH:DOX 2017-03-16 Tutti a casa - Al magt til folket?
Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 2017-03-06 Tutti a casa - Al magt til folket?
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2017-03-03 Tutti a casa - Al magt til folket?
Göteborg International Film Festival 2017-01-27 Tutti a casa - Al magt til folket?
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 2017-01-23 Tutti a casa - Al magt til folket?
Amsterdam, IDFA 2015-11-18 The Visit: An Alien Encounter
CPH:DOX 2015-11-06 The Visit: An Alien Encounter
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2015-11-04 The Visit: An Alien Encounter
SITGES Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic of Catalonia 2015-10-09 The Visit: An Alien Encounter
Reykjavik Film Festival 2015-09-24 1989
München International Film Festival 2015-06-25 The Visit: An Alien Encounter
Moscow Int. Film Festival 2015-06-19 The Visit: An Alien Encounter
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2015-06-05 The Visit: An Alien Encounter
Transilvania International Film Festival 2015-05-29 The Visit: An Alien Encounter
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2015-05-09 The Visit: An Alien Encounter
Tel Aviv Docaviv Int. Documentary Film Festival 2015-05-06 The Visit: An Alien Encounter
Leuven, Docville 2015-05-01 The Visit: An Alien Encounter
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 2015-04-23 The Visit: An Alien Encounter
Nyon, Visions du Réel 2015-04-17 The Visit: An Alien Encounter
Sao Paulo It's All True Int. Documentary FF 2015-04-09 The Visit: An Alien Encounter
Istanbul Int. Film Festival 2015-04-04 The Visit: An Alien Encounter
Hong Kong International Film Festival 2015-03-23 1989
Austin, SXSW Film Festival 2015-03-13 The Visit: An Alien Encounter
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 2015-01-27 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Göteborg International Film Festival 2015-01-23 1989
Sundance Film Festival 2015-01-22 The Visit: An Alien Encounter
Torun, Camerimage 2014-11-15 Jeg hader ADHD - børn i en diagnosetid
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2014-11-14 1989
CPH:DOX 2014-11-06 1989
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2014-10-29 Jeg hader ADHD - børn i en diagnosetid
Message to Man 2014-09-20 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2014-05-09 Jeg hader ADHD - børn i en diagnosetid
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 2014-04-24 Jeg hader ADHD - børn i en diagnosetid
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2014-03-14 Jeg hader ADHD - børn i en diagnosetid
Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 2014-03-03 Jeg hader ADHD - børn i en diagnosetid
Göteborg International Film Festival 2014-01-24 Jeg hader ADHD - børn i en diagnosetid
Tehran, Cinéma Vérité, Documentary Film Festival 2013-12-10 Mit Afghanistan
Los Angeles, AFI Int. Festival 2013-11-07 Mit Afghanistan
CPH:DOX 2013-11-07 Jeg hader ADHD - børn i en diagnosetid
Reykjavik Film Festival 2013-09-26 Mit Afghanistan
Rio de Janeiro Film Festival 2013-09-26 Mit Afghanistan
Message to Man 2013-09-21 Mit Afghanistan
Jerusalem Int. Film Festival 2013-07-04 Mit Afghanistan
New York Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2013-06-13 Mit Afghanistan
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2013-05-10 Mit Afghanistan
Buenos Aires Festival de Cine Independiente 2013-04-10 Mit Afghanistan
London, Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2013-03-13 Mit Afghanistan
Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 2013-03-04 Mit Afghanistan
Göteborg International Film Festival 2013-01-25 Mit Afghanistan
Dubai International Film Festival 2012-12-09 Mit Afghanistan
Amsterdam, IDFA 2012-11-14 Mit Afghanistan
CPH:DOX 2012-11-01 Mit Afghanistan
Amsterdam, IDFA 2011-11-16 Into Eternity
Melbourne Film Festival 2011-07-21 Into Eternity
Tel Aviv Docaviv Int. Documentary Film Festival 2011-05-12 Into Eternity
ZagrebDox 2011-03-06 Into Eternity
Amsterdam, IDFA 2010-11-18 Into Eternity
CPH:DOX 2010-11-04 Into Eternity
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2010-11-03 Into Eternity
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2010-10-26 Into Eternity
Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival 2010-10-21 Into Eternity
Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animation 2010-10-18 Into Eternity
Cairo Ismailia Film Festival 2010-10-10 Into Eternity
SITGES Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic of Catalonia 2010-10-07 Into Eternity
Dokufest Prizren 2010-07-31 Into Eternity
München International Film Festival 2010-06-25 Into Eternity
SilverDocs AFI Documentary Festival 2010-06-22 Into Eternity
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2010-05-08 Into Eternity
Leuven, Docville 2010-05-01 Into Eternity
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 2010-04-29 Into Eternity
New York Tribeca Film Festival 2010-04-21 Into Eternity
Nyon, Visions du Réel 2010-04-15 Into Eternity
Sao Paulo It's All True Int. Documentary FF 2010-04-08 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 2010-01-26 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Torun, Camerimage 2009-11-28 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2009-11-27 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Amsterdam, IDFA 2009-11-19 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
CPH:DOX 2009-11-06 Into Eternity
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2009-11-04 Jeg husker... Fortællinger fra Grønland
Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animation 2009-10-26 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Vienna Film Festival, Viennale 2009-10-22 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Reykjavik Nordisk Panorama 2009-09-25 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Reykjavik Film Festival 2009-09-17 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2009-08-17 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Dokufest Prizren 2009-08-03 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Melbourne Film Festival 2009-07-24 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Jerusalem Int. Film Festival 2009-07-09 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Moscow Int. Film Festival 2009-06-18 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Cape Town, Encounters South African Int. Documentary Film Festival 2009-06-18 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Sydney Film Festival 2009-06-03 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2009-05-09 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
München Documentary Festival 2009-05-06 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 2009-04-30 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Jeonju International Film Festival 2009-04-30 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
San Francisco Int. Film Festival 2009-04-23 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Haag, Amnesty Int. Movies that Matter Festival 2009-04-02 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Durham, Full Frame 2009-04-02 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Sao Paulo It's All True Int. Documentary FF 2009-03-25 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Hong Kong International Film Festival 2009-03-23 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Vilnius International Film Festival 2009-03-20 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
London, Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2009-03-18 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2009-03-13 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Austin, SXSW Film Festival 2009-03-13 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Wellington - New Zealand Film Festival 2009-03-13 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 2009-03-11 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
ZagrebDox 2009-02-23 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Docsbarcelona 2009-01-27 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Göteborg International Film Festival 2009-01-23 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 2009-01-21 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Sundance Film Festival 2009-01-15 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Amsterdam, IDFA 2008-11-20 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
CPH:DOX 2008-11-07 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2008-10-29 På vej til paradis
Tel Aviv International Children's Film Festival 2008-09-24 Op med humøret
SilverDocs AFI Documentary Festival 2008-06-16 På vej til paradis
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 2008-01-23 På vej til paradis
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2007-08-27 På vej til paradis
München International Film Festival 2006-07-15 Op med humøret
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 2006-04-28 I soldatens fodspor
TIFF Kids 2006-04-21 Op med humøret
Malmö, BUFF 2006-03-14 I soldatens fodspor
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 2006-01-25 I soldatens fodspor
Amsterdam, IDFA 2005-11-24 I soldatens fodspor
CPH:DOX 2005-11-04 I soldatens fodspor
Chicago Int. Children's Film Festival 2005-10-27 Op med humøret
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2005-08-11 I soldatens fodspor
Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival 2005-04-26 Op med humøret
Malmö, BUFF 2005-03-08 Op med humøret
Athens Olympia Int. Film Festival For Children and Young People 2004-12-04 Lille far
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2004-11-04 Med ret til at dræbe
Chicago Int. Children's Film Festival 2004-10-21 Lille far
Reykjavik Nordisk Panorama 2004-09-22 Lille far
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2004-08-20 Lille far
Tokyo Kinder Film Festival - Kineko 2004-08-13 Lille far
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2004-08-09 Lille far
Zagreb Motovun Film Festival 2004-07-26 Små skred
Giffoni Film Festival 2004-07-17 Lille far
Hong Kong, International Children's Film Carnival 2004-07-17 Lille far
New York Tribeca Film Festival 2004-05-01 Lille far
Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival 2004-04-27 Lille far
Malmö, BUFF 2004-03-09 Lille far
Berlinale 2004-02-05 Lille far
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2003-10-30 Jeg husker... Fortællinger fra Grønland
Ghent Flanders Int. Film Festival 2003-10-07 Små skred
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2003-08-13 Små skred
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2003-08-11 Jeg husker... Fortællinger fra Grønland
München Documentary Festival 2003-05-03 Jeg husker... Fortællinger fra Grønland
Malmö, BUFF 2003-03-12 Otto er et næsehorn
San Francisco Int. Film Festival 2002-04-18 Se mig nu
Mumbai Film Festival 2002-02-03 Se mig nu
Göteborg International Film Festival 2002-01-25 Se mig nu
Hamptons Film Festival 2001-10-17 Se mig nu
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2001-08-13 På Ama'r
Torun, Camerimage 1999-11-27 Magnetisørens femte vinter
Ghent Flanders Int. Film Festival 1999-10-05 Magnetisørens femte vinter
Odense Internationale Film Festival 1999-08-16 Lyset, mørket og farverne
Cannes, Festival de 1999-05-12 Magnetisørens femte vinter
Berlinale 1999-02-10 Magnetisørens femte vinter
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.