THE DISTANT BARKING OF DOGS wins yet another prize, this time in Munich at the 33rd International Documentary Film Festival. Director Simon Lereng Wilmont was awarded Saturday night with the VIKTOR Main Competition DOK.international Award and its 10,000 EUR prize.Read More
We're happy to announce that Simon Lereng Wilmont’s engrossing work ‘The Distant Barking of Dogs’ won yet another award. This time for Best Film in the International Competition of CinéDOC-Tbilisi International Documentary Film Festival in Georgia.
We're so proud that What Walaa Wants, directed by Christy Garland, won the Special Jury Prize at Hot Docs 2018.
The jury said the following about the film: “We award the DGC Special Jury Prize - Canadian Feature Documentary to What Walaa Wants for displaying an extraordinary bond between filmmaker and subject which then carries over to the audience. Christy Garland creates an exceptional emotional arc by focusing on Walaa’s growth and transformation.”Read More
We are proud to announce that we are presenting no less than three films at the Hot Docs festival in Toronto this year: The Distant Barking of Dogs, What Walaa Wants and Dreaming Murakami.
Following the lives of a 10-year old Ukrainian boy caught in a raging conflict, a young girl fighting for her right to train as a policewoman in Palestine, and a 60-year old Danish translator immersing herself in the surreal world of Haruki Murakami, the films speak to the heterogeneity of our output, and in each their own way, offer gripping and poetic stories about personal struggle and perseverance.Read More
Simon Lereng Wilmont's film The Distant Barking of Dogs has won the McBaine Documentary Feature Award at San Francisco's SFFILM Festival, along with a $10,000 prize.Read More
More than 2000 people were watching when Nitesh Anjaan’s second feature documentary Dreaming Murakami had its Danish premiere during this year’s CPH:DOX festival: Close to 600 people attended the gala event at The Royal Danish Library, and around 1600 people across the country were tuned in as well, following the event via live-transmission.Read More
Tuesday 17 April at 19:15 we are having a special screening of Land of the Free at Cinemateket in Copenhagen. The film portrays Brian, Juan, and Gianni from South Central L.A. and shows the psychological impact of an American prison system that focuses on punishment rather than prevention and rehabilitation.
The screening will be followed by a debate focusing on the many obstacles formerly incarcerated face upon release. How do you reconnect with your family? And how do you become a welcome member of society again?
We are very happy to announce that one of the film’s characters, Cezanne, will be attending the debate. Cezanne has been to prison, and is mother to the 7-year-old boy Gianni. In the film, we see how she struggles to reconnect with her son, while trying to keep him off the streets and away from the gangs outside. Together with her, the panel will consist of the film’s director Camilla Magid, the family therapist Rikke Betak from the Danish Probation Service, and the sociologist and author Aydin Soei.
The session will be moderated by Simon Kratholm Ankjærgaard.
Tickets: https://www.dfi.dk/cinemateket/biograf/events/event/land-free-med-debatTrailer: https://vimeo.com/208304007
After years in the making What Walla Wants, directed by Christy Garland had its world premiere at the Berlinale on Saturday Februar 17. And we are so happy that Walaa was able to come to the sold out premiere at the Zoo Palast.Read More
We are very proud to announce that The Distant Barking of Dogs won the Dragon Award at Göteborg Film Festival 2018 for Best Nordic Dox.Read More
We are very proud that The Nile Hilton Incident (known in Denmark by the name Cairo Confidential) won no less than 5 Guldbagger at the Swedish Academy Film Awards last night.Read More
We are proud to announce that Christy Garland's documentary What Walaa Wants has just been selected to premiere at the 2018 Berlin International Film Festival.Read More
Last night Yance Ford's amazing and very personal documentary Strong Island won an extraordinary 3 Cinema Eye Awards. The film won in the categories Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking, Outstanding Achievement in Direction and Outstanding Achievement in a Debut Feature Film.Read More
We are proud to announce that both Simon Lereng Wilmont's IDFA First Appearance winner The Distant Barking of Dogs, produced by Monica Hellström for Final Cut for Real, and Göran Hugo Olsson's That Summer, produced by Story in Sweden and co-produced by Signe Byrge Sørensen for Final Cut for Real, are both selected for the Nordic Documentary Competition, the Dragon Award, at this year's Gothenburg Film Festival.Read More
On December 13 the Dubai Film Festival handed out the awards for the 14th instalment of the festival and Mahdi Fleifel's short fiction film A Drowning Man took home the Muhr Award for Best Short.Read More
Yance Ford's amazing Strong Island won the award for Best Documentary at the Gotham Independent Film Awards on Sunday night, November 26 2017.
In his acceptance speech director Yance Ford said: "There is nothing exceptional about the family in Strong Island. Hard work did not spare this family from the unrelenting systemic violence that has stalked black Americans since the founding of this nation.Read More
Mahdi' Fleifel's poweful short film A Drowning Man took home the Grand Prix for Best International Short at the 62nd Cork Film Festival, held November 10-19 2017.
Since the Cork Film Festival is an Oscar® qualifying film festival the win allows A Drowning Man to join the longlist for the 90th Academy Awards in the Live Action Short Film category.Read More
We are so happy and honoured that The Distant Barking of Dogs took home the Best First Appearance Award at IDFA 2017.
The film is directed by Simon Lereng Wilmont and produced by Monica Hellström and had its world premiere at IDFA 2017.Read More