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Phie Ambo

(1973 – )

Director. Born 6/12 1973 (Anne-Sophie Ambo Nielsen). Phie Ambo graduated as documentary director from the National Film School of Denmark in 2003.

Ambo belongs to the poetic and personal documentary tradition, and she has dealt with major issues such as family relationships, love, creative processes, artificial intelligence, sustainability and consciousness. One of her trademarks is the universal human story that comes close to the characters and gives them room to express themselves.

Ambo has directed a number of awardwinning films, including 'Family' (2001), 'Gambler' (2006) and 'Good Things Await' (2014) as well as the trilogy 'Mechanical Love' (2007), 'Free the Mind' (2012) and 'When You Look Away' (2017) about the relationship between science and human existence.
Filmography Awards Festivals
Title Year Function Category
Rediscovery 2019 Direction, Cinematographer DK/Documentary
The Two of Us 2018 Director supervisor DK/Documentary
...When You Look Away 2017 Direction, Screenplay, Cinematographer DK/Documentary
Good Things Await 2014 Direction, Cinematographer, Screenplay DK/Documentary
Songs From The Soil 2014 Direction, Cinematographer DK/Documentary
The Newsroom - Off the Record 2014 Executive producer DK/Documentary
Ai Weiwei The Fake Case 2013 Executive producer DK/Documentary
Kongens foged 2012 Direction
Free the mind 2012 Direction, Cinematography, Cinematographer DK/Documentary
Kongens foged - sat på gaden 2012 Direction, Script, Cinematography, Sound DK/Documentary
Flugten til Hollywood 2012 Creative supervisor DK/Documentary
Ballroom Dancer 2011 Executive producer DK/Documentary
Love addict - historier om drømme, besættelse og længsel 2011 Executive producer DK/Documentary
The Home Front 2010 Direction, Cinematography, Stills DK/Documentary
Fever 2010 Direction, Cinematography DK/Documentary
Mechanical Love 2007 Direction, Script, Cinematography, Stills DK/Documentary
Happy go lucky 2006 Direction, Cinematography DK/Documentary
Mit Danmark - film nr. 7 2006 Direction, Cinematography DK/Documentary
The Diver Inside Me 2003 Direction, Appearance, Cinematography DK/Documentary
Punk Hope & Love 2003 Camera operator DK/Documentary
Family 2001 Direction, Appearance, Stills DK/Documentary

Awards and nominations

Award Release year Festival Film
Dokumentarfilmpreis Des Bayerischen Rundfunks 2002 München Documentary Festival 2002 Family
Joris Ivens Award 2001 Amsterdam, IDFA 2001 Family
Nicholas School Environmental Award 2015 Durham, Full Frame 2015 Så meget godt i vente
Audience Prize 2008 Warszawa, Against Gravity 2008 Mechanical Love
Arri Amira Award 2019 München Documentary Festival 2019 Genopdagelsen
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
Dokufest Prizren 2019-08-02 Genopdagelsen
München Documentary Festival 2019-05-08 Genopdagelsen
CPH:DOX 2019-03-20 Genopdagelsen
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 2018-01-23 Gambler
Amsterdam, IDFA 2017-11-15 Når du kigger væk
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2017-10-24 Når du kigger væk
Reykjavik Film Festival 2017-09-28 Når du kigger væk
Bergen International Film festival 2017-09-26 Når du kigger væk
Seoul, EBS International Documentary Festival 2017-08-21 Når du kigger væk
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2017-06-09 Når du kigger væk
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2017-05-12 Når du kigger væk
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 2017-04-27 Når du kigger væk
CPH:DOX 2017-03-16 Når du kigger væk
Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival 2015-10-22 Så meget godt i vente
Hamptons Film Festival 2015-10-08 Så meget godt i vente
Bergen International Film festival 2015-09-23 Så meget godt i vente
Malmö Nordisk Panorama 2015-09-18 Så meget godt i vente
Dokufest Prizren 2015-08-08 Så meget godt i vente
Melbourne Film Festival 2015-07-30 Så meget godt i vente
Sydney Film Festival 2015-06-03 Så meget godt i vente
Docsbarcelona 2015-05-25 Så meget godt i vente
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2015-05-09 Så meget godt i vente
Beijing International Film Festival 2015-04-16 Så meget godt i vente
Durham, Full Frame 2015-04-09 Så meget godt i vente
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2015-03-13 Så meget godt i vente
Austin, SXSW Film Festival 2015-03-13 Så meget godt i vente
Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 2015-03-02 Så meget godt i vente
Berlinale 2015-02-05 Så meget godt i vente
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 2015-01-27 Så meget godt i vente
Amsterdam, IDFA 2014-11-19 Så meget godt i vente
CPH:DOX 2014-11-06 Så meget godt i vente
Bergen International Film festival 2014-09-24 Free the mind
Toronto International Film Festival 2013-10-01 Gambler
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2013-05-10 Free the mind
Leuven, Docville 2013-05-03 Free the mind
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 2013-04-25 Free the mind
Göteborg International Film Festival 2013-01-25 Free the mind
Amsterdam, IDFA 2012-11-14 Free the mind
CPH:DOX 2012-11-01 Free the mind
Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival 2012-07-19 Gambler
München International Film Festival 2012-06-29 Gambler
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 2012-04-26 Gambler
DMZ South Korea 2011-09-22 Hjemmefronten - fjenden bag hækken
San Francisco Int. Film Festival 2011-04-21 Hjemmefronten - fjenden bag hækken
ZagrebDox 2011-03-06 Hjemmefronten - fjenden bag hækken
Amsterdam, IDFA 2010-11-18 Hjemmefronten - fjenden bag hækken
CPH:DOX 2010-11-04 Hjemmefronten - fjenden bag hækken
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 2010-04-29 Family
Torino International Film Festival 2009-11-13 Gambler
Durham, Full Frame 2009-04-02 Mechanical Love
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2008-11-28 Mechanical Love
Tehran, Cinéma Vérité, Documentary Film Festival 2008-10-15 Mechanical Love
Morelia International Film Festival 2008-10-04 Mechanical Love
Malmö Nordisk Panorama 2008-09-26 Mechanical Love
Wellington - New Zealand Film Festival 2008-07-17 Mechanical Love
Jerusalem Int. Film Festival 2008-07-10 Mechanical Love
München International Film Festival 2008-06-20 Mechanical Love
Los Angeles Film Festival 2008-06-19 Mechanical Love
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2008-06-18 Mechanical Love
SilverDocs AFI Documentary Festival 2008-06-16 Mechanical Love
Krakow Film Festival 2008-05-30 Mechanical Love
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2008-05-09 Mechanical Love
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 2008-04-17 Mechanical Love
Vilnius International Film Festival 2008-04-03 Mechanical Love
Sao Paulo It's All True Int. Documentary FF 2008-03-27 Mechanical Love
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2008-03-16 Mechanical Love
Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 2008-03-05 Mechanical Love
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 2008-01-23 Mechanical Love
Amsterdam, IDFA 2007-11-22 Mechanical Love
CPH:DOX 2007-11-09 Mechanical Love
Lisbon Int. Documentary Film Festival 2007-10-18 Family
Istanbul Festival of Independent Films 2007-02-15 Gambler
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 2007-01-24 Family
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2006-10-30 Gambler
Warsaw International Film Festival 2006-10-06 Gambler
Helsinki Film Festival - Love & Anarchy 2006-09-14 Gambler
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2006-08-15 Gambler
Melbourne Film Festival 2006-07-26 Gambler
Sydney Film Festival 2006-06-09 Gambler
Seattle International Film Festival 2006-05-25 Gambler
Buenos Aires Festival de Cine Independiente 2006-04-11 Gambler
Göteborg International Film Festival 2006-01-27 Gambler
Rotterdam, International Film Festival 2006-01-25 Gambler
ZagrebDox 2005-02-22 Family
Jeonju International Film Festival 2003-04-25 Family
Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 2003-04-08 Family
Los Angeles, AFI Int. Festival 2002-11-07 Family
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2002-10-21 Family
Bergen International Film festival 2002-10-17 Family
Oulu Nordisk Panorama 2002-09-24 Family
Toronto International Film Festival 2002-09-06 Family
Cape Town, Encounters South African Int. Documentary Film Festival 2002-07-21 Family
Lisbon Int. Documentary Film Festival 2002-06-01 Family
München Documentary Festival 2002-04-27 Family
Nyon, Visions du Réel 2002-04-22 Family
Tel Aviv Docaviv Int. Documentary Film Festival 2002-04-17 Family
Göteborg International Film Festival 2002-01-25 Family
Amsterdam, IDFA 2001-11-22 Family
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.