What's pitching at IDFA 2016

IDFA FORUM. The pitching venue of the big doc fest in Amsterdam is the place to be for filmmakers and funders with a keen eye on creative documentary. Introducing the five Danish titles selected for this year's IDFA Forum 21-23 November.

RIPPLES ON THE SHORE. What does the human consciousness look like? That's one of the questions director Phie Ambo explores in her IDFA Forum project. Photo: Phie Ambo

IDFA Forum 2016 presents a catalogue of 60 pitch teams from 25 countries, all ready to meet up with commissioning editors, funds, private financiers and other documentary stakeholders at one of the most influential financing and co-production markets for creative documentary taking place during the IDFA festival.

Five Danish projects are lined up this year – films by directors Simon Lereng Wilmont, Katrine Kjær, Pernille Rose Grønkjær, Carol Dysinger and Phie Ambo touching on subjects of identity and human consciousness, politics and war zones:

The Distant Barking of Dogs

Dir. Simon Lereng Wilmont
Denmark-Sweden-Finland / 2017

Everything has changed for the 10-year-old Ukrainian boy Oleg, whose life has been turned upside down by the on-going war in East-Ukraine.

Monica Hellström Weston for Final Cut for Real
Sami Jahnukainen for Mouka Filmi / Tobias Janson for Story
Forum category
Round Table

Girl in Return

Dir. Katrine Kjær
Denmark / 2017

What happens when an adopted teenage girl decides to change her destiny by taking charge over the fight against the system?

Production Sara Stockmann for Sonntag Pictures
Commissioning Editors
Lasse Bjerre for TV 2 Denmark / Charlotte Gry Madsen for SVT / Tore Tomter for NRK / Jenny Westergård for YLE
Forum category Round Table

Hunting for Hedonia

Dir. Pernille Rose Grønkjær
Denmark / 2018

This film explores how the burgeoning technology of deep brain stimulation will impact human identity and our sense of self.

Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær and Sidsel Lønvig Siersted for Danish Documentary Production
Commissioning Editor Flemming Hedegaard for DR
Forum category Central Pitch

One Bullet Afghanistan

Dir. Carol Dysinger
Denmark-USA / 2017

One bullet, fired into darkness, hits a boy on a residential street outside Kabul, sending him into the path of a woman filmmaker embedded with International Security Forces in Afghanistan.

Production Jesper Jack and Su Kim for House of Real
Forum category Round Table

Ripples on the Shore

Dir. Phie Ambo
Denmark / 2017

The film will take you on an expedition into the unknown territory of the human consciousness.

Production Phie Ambo for Viola-Lucia Film
Co-production Malene Flindt Pedersen for Hansen & Pedersen Film og Fjernsyn
Commissioning Editor Flemming Hedegaard for DR
Forum category
Rough Cut Project

Danish Films at IDFA 2016

Find our full IDFA coverage on festival website dfi.dk/idfa.

IDFA Forum 21-23 November is taking place during IDFA 16-27 November 2016.