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Sami Saif

(1972 - )

Director. Born 26/1 1972. Graduated in documentary film direction at the National Film School of Denmark in 1997.



Saif's breakthrough film, "Family" (directed with Phie Ambo, 2001), won several national and international awards, including the Joris Ivens Award at IDFA Amsterdam.



Saif was the director behind "Tommy" (2010), a film about the greatness and fall of the popular Danish singer and composer Tommy Seebach that drew more than a million Danish television viewers.



Furthermore, Saif has directed "Dogville Confessions" (2003), following the making of Lars von Trier's "Dogville", the short experimental film "Awaiting" (2006) and "Paradise" (directed with Jens Loftager and Erlend E. Mo, 2008).

Filmography Awards Festivals
Title Year Function Category
The Allins 2016 Direction DK/Documentary
Skygge bokser 2014 Konsulent DK/Documentary
Tommy 2010 Direction, Script DK/Documentary
Paradis 2008 Direction DK/Documentary
Roskilde 2008 Co-instruktør DK/Documentary
Mit Danmark 2006 Direction
Awaiting 2006 Direction, Script, Cinematography DK/Experimental
Mit Danmark - film nr. 9 2006 Direction DK/Documentary
Mors dag 2005 Konsulent DK/Short fiction
Dogville Confessions 2003 Direction, Script, Fotograf DK/Documentary
En rem af huden 2003 Konsulent DK/Documentary
Family 2001 Direction, Appearance, Script DK/Documentary
The video diary of Ricardo Lopez 2000 Direction DK/Short fiction

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
Best Documentary 2003 Zanzibar Int. Film Festival 2003 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.

Festivals

Festival Festival date Film
Melbourne Film Festival 2017-08-03 Allins
CPH:DOX 2017-03-16 Allins
Jecheon International Music & Film Festival 2013-08-14 Roskilde
Buenos Aires Danish Film Festival 2010-11-16 Roskilde
Santiago International Film Festival 2010-08-17 Roskilde
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 2010-04-29 Family
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 2010-04-22 Roskilde
Buenos Aires Festival de Cine Independiente 2010-04-07 Roskilde
Beijing, Nordox 2009-11-14 Roskilde
Riga International Center of New Cinema 2009-10-16 Roskilde
Reykjavik Film Festival 2009-09-17 Roskilde
Athens International Film Festival 2009-09-16 Roskilde
Novi Sad Cinema City International Film and New Media Festival 2009-06-06 Roskilde
Zagreb Dox Valli in Pula 2009-05-02 Roskilde
Budapest Titanic International Film Festival 2009-03-26 Roskilde
Damascus Dox Box Festival 2009-03-04 Family
ZagrebDox 2009-02-23 Roskilde
Göteborg International Film Festival 2009-01-23 Roskilde
Gijon International Film Festival 2008-11-20 Roskilde
Warsaw International Film Festival 2008-10-10 Roskilde
Kaunas Int. Film Festival 2008-10-09 Roskilde
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2008-08-19 Paradis
Lisbon Int. Documentary Film Festival 2007-10-18 Family
Grimstad, Norwegian Short and Documentary Film Festival 2007-06-01 Family
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 2007-01-24 Family
New York Scandinavian House 2006-10-21 Family
Frankfurt Deutsches Filmmuseum 2006-04-10 Family
Cinevita Film Company aps 2006-01-11 Family
South Film Festival, Sderot Cinematheque 2005-05-30 Family
ZagrebDox 2005-02-22 Family
European Film College 2004-10-01 Family
EDN seminar Calcutta 2004-04-01 Family
Bratislava, One World International Film Festival 2003-11-05 Family
Zanzibar Int. Film Festival 2003-06-28 Family
Volda The Norwegian Documentary Festival 2003-04-30 Family
Reykjavik Shorts&Docs 2003-04-30 Family
Jeonju International Film Festival 2003-04-25 Family
Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 2003-04-08 Family
Portland Nordic Film Festival 2003-04-05 Family
Seattle Nordic Film Festival 2003-03-28 Family
Rom, Filmstudio 80 2003-03-28 Family
Creteil, Festival Films De Femmes 2003-03-21 Family
Rouen, Fest. du Cinema Nordique 2003-03-12 Family
Los Angeles Scandinavian Film Festival ASFLA 2003-01-31 Family
Sheffield Documentary Tour 2003-01-10 Family
Taipei Taiwan Int. Documentary Film Festival 2002-12-06 Family
Edinburgh Modern Vikings 2002-11-29 Family
Palm Springs Festival of Festivals 2002-11-21 Family
Montréal Rencontres Int. Du Documentaire 2002-11-15 Family
Los Angeles, AFI Int. Festival 2002-11-07 Family
Mexico Centro de Capacitacion Cinematografica 2002-10-29 Family
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2002-10-21 Family
Bergen International Film festival 2002-10-17 Family
Berlin Prix Europa Festival 2002-10-12 Family
Tempo Dokumentärfestival 2002-10-11 Family
Vancouver International Film Festival 2002-09-26 Family
Oulu Nordisk Panorama 2002-09-24 Family
Oslo Input, NRK Kompetenseavdelingen 2002-09-16 Family
Toronto International Film Festival 2002-09-06 Family
Rønne Balticum Film & TV Festival 2002-08-21 Family
Baastad Lilla Filmfestivalen 2002-08-01 Family
Cape Town, Encounters South African Int. Documentary Film Festival 2002-07-21 Family
New Zealand Film Festival 2002-07-12 Family
Paris Cinéma d'aujourd'hui 2002-07-02 Family
Grimstad, Norwegian Short and Documentary Film Festival 2002-06-13 Family
Lisbon Int. Documentary Film Festival 2002-06-01 Family
Rotterdam Input 2002 2002-05-19 Family
Beijing International TV Festival 2002-05-09 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.