Four Danish films are selected for North America's largest documentary festival, Hot Docs in Toronto.
Jonas Poher Rasmussen's "What He Did" and Christian Sønderby Jepsen's "Natural Disorder" will celebrate their North American premiere in the Artscapes section, and Andreas Koefoed's "At Home in the World will have its Canadian premiere in the Command + Control section.
Read interview with Christian Sønderby Jepsen and protagonist Jacob Nossell: We Are All Abnormal
Read interview with Andreas Koefoed: Settling In
"What he did" is produced by Jesper Jack for House of Real, "Natural Disorder" by Malene Flindt Pedersen and Sidsel Lønvig Siersted for Moving Documentary and "At Home in the World by Sara Stockmann for Sonntag Pictures.
Aditionally, Scottish director Mike Day's British-Danish co-production will have its world premiere in the Internatioal Spectrum section. The film, about marine pollution in the Faroe Islands, is co-produced by Henrik Underbjerg and Stefan Frost for Radiator Film.
Moving Target in shorts programme
Photo: Bullitt Film
Tanja Wol Sørensen's short doc "Moving Target" will enjoy its world premiere in the festival's short competition.
The film is about Ruby, a middle-aged human rights defender in Colombia. Ruby is a busy, but lonely lady, who lives with armed protection and spends most of her days in the back seat of a car, yet she stubbornly continues her work. Ruby has paid a high price for speaking up for the civilian victims in one of the longest-running conflicts in the world. "Moving Target" aims to give an intimate look at the human consequences the Colombian conflict has had, and continues to have, on the civilians who live and die in it.
The film is produced by Rikke Tambo Andersen for Bullitt Film with support from the Film Workshop.
Emil Langballe and Lukasz Konopas "The Accidental King" is one of the 16 projects selected to pitch at Hot Docs Forum. The film follows a Ghanaian immigrant’s journey from living humbly as a warehouse worker in Denmark to inheriting a kingdom in rural Ghana. The film is produced by Mathilde Lippmann for Made in Copenhagen.
"Death of A Child" by Final Cut for Real and "Dream Empire" by House of Reel are selected for Hot Docs Deal Maker, a one-on-one pitch-meeting program for producers seeking financing from the international marketplace.
HotDocs Canadian International Documentary Festival (28 April-8 May)