70/30

Phie Ambo, Denmark

 

Oh, It Hertz!

Gunnar Hall Jensen, Norway

 

Lost Boys

Joonas Neuvonen and Sadri Cetinkaya, Finland

 

Gabi, Between Ages 8 - 13

Engeli Broberg, Sweden and Norway

 

Children of the Enemy

Gorki Glaser-Müller, Sweden and Denmark

 

The Hero’s Journey to the Third Pole

Andri Snær Magnason and Anní Ólafsdóttir, Iceland

Scandinavian Films at CPH:DOX

We are proud to present numerous interesting Nordic films at CPH:DOX, both in the official festival programme as well as among the forum projects. We are all at Copenhagen in spirit from our home offices, so feel free you reach out and ask for an online meeting! Find the contacts details here.

If you are accredited for the CPH:DOX, we warmly welcome you to the Nordic happy hour on Monday, 26.4. at 8 PM CET at CPH:HUB!

Nordic films in competitions

DOX:Award

70/30

Phie Ambo / Denmark / 2021 / 98 min

This year’s opening film portrays the biggest challenge of our times through the creation of the Danish climate law and the young activists’ fight for a greener future.

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Children of the Enemy

Gorki Glaser-Müller / Sweden, Denmark / 2021 / 95 min

One man’s lonely struggle to free his seven grandchildren from a prison camp in Syria in an unforgettable film about an inflamed political dilemma.

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Gabi, Between Ages 8 - 13

Engeli Broberg / Sweden, Norway / 2021 / 79 min

Five years in the life of a child in a unique film about not recognising oneself in either of the two genders we can choose from – with an unforgettable Gabi at its core.

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Lost Boys

Joonas Neuvonen and Sadri Cetinkaya / Finland / 2020 / 99 min

A film about damnation – about three men lost in a drug hell, defeated in the game of life, disappearing into the streets of Cambodia.

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Passion

Maja Borg / Sweden / 2021 / 92 min

Christianity meets BDSM rituals in Maja Borg’s dark and deeply personal film about healing, where body and spirituality are united in theatrical intensity.

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President

Camilla Nielsson / Denmark, United States, Norway, Zimbabwe / 2021 / 115 min

An epic film about power games and the long dream of freedom in Zimbabwe, in the weeks around the country’s first elections after the dictatorship.

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Skál

Cecilie Debell and Maria Tórgarð / Denmark, Faroe Islands / 2021 / 80 min

A young woman stages a youth rebellion of her own design on the Faroe Islands, where the Christian faith is facing a new era.

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F:ACT Award

Sabaya

Hogir Hirori / Sweden / 2021 / 91 min

On the front during a highly intense rescue operation to liberate Yazidi girls held as sex slaves by IS. But what life is awaiting them on the other side?

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NORDIC:DOX AWARD

Elsewhere

Vibeke Bryld / Denmark / 2021 / 73 min

A sensually saturated hybrid documentary brings back the magic and the mystery to Danish nature north of the Limfjord.

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Follow You Home

Kathrine Ravn Kruse / Denmark / 2021 / 75 min

After 9 years apart two refugee brothers are reunited in Denmark. With a clergy couple as close allies, Popal fights not to lose his brother again.

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He’s My Brother

Christine Hanberg and Cille Hannibal / Denmark, Norway / 2021 / 75 min

What does it mean to dedicate your life to someone else?

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How To Kill A Cloud

Tuija Halttunen / Finland, Denmark / 2021 / 77 min

She has 3 years to make it rain in the desert. But at what cost? A Finnish scientist is caught in a dilemma between research, finance and freedom.

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Julia & I

Nina Hobert / Sweden, Denmark / 2021 / 80 min

The friendship between two women who live on the edge in Copenhagen, filmed by one of them during four intense and important years of their lives.

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Oh, It Hertz!

Gunnar Hall Jensen / Norway / 2021 / 90 min

A musicologist investigates the link between Nazi manipulation and all the music we listen to today. Does the obscure theory hold true?

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Raising A School Shooter

Frida Matilda Barkfors, Lasse Barkfors / Denmark, Sweden, France, Belgium / 2021 / 74 min

Three parents of American teenagers who committed school shootings speak their minds in a film that puts an unimaginable trauma into words.

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Seyran Ates: Sex, Revolution And Islam

Nefise Özkal Lorentzen / Norway / 2021 / 81 min

Imam, feminist and advocate of a new sexual revolution. Meet the passionate Seyran Ateş, who puts her life at risk in the holy name of tolerance.

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Solutions

Pernille Rose Grønkjær / Denmark / 2021 / 110 min

A group of the world’s leading scientists meet. Together, they want to start a movement with an ambitious goal: To secure the future of humanity through science by finding the path to a new paradigm.

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The Banality of Grief

Jon Bang Carlsen / Denmark / 2021 / 70 min

An impressionistic love letter to his beloved wife after her passing, written with his camera as a pen by one of Danish cinema’s greatest adventurers.

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The Hero’s Journey to the Third Pole

Andri Snær Magnason & Anní Ólafsdóttir / Iceland / 2020 / 75 min

An adventurous, sad, dreamy, funny, and ultimately bittersweet story of two people struggling with the balancing act of bipolar disorder and confronting the shame that they and other bipolar people feel.

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Trust Me

Emil Trier / Norway / 2021 / 97 min

The incredible cock-and-bull story about a Norwegian fraudster who fooled everyone from Oslo to LA.

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POLITIKEN DANISH:DOX AWARD

70/30

Phie Ambo / Denmark / 2021 / 98 min

This year’s opening film portrays the biggest challenge of our times through the creation of the Danish climate law and the young activists’ fight for a greener future.

Read more

President

Camilla Nielsson / Denmark, United States, Norway, Zimbabwe / 2021 / 115 min

An epic film about power games and the long dream of freedom in Zimbabwe, in the weeks around the country’s first elections after the dictatorship.

Read more

Raising A School Shooter

Frida Matilda Barkfors, Lasse Barkfors / Denmark, Sweden, France, Belgium / 2021 / 74 min

Three parents of American teenagers who committed school shootings speak their minds in a film that puts an unimaginable trauma into words.

Read more

Skál

Cecilie Debell and Maria Tórgarð / Denmark, Faroe Islands / 2021 / 80 min

A young woman stages a youth rebellion of her own design on the Faroe Islands, where the Christian faith is facing a new era.

Read more

Nordic films in highlights

RESET!

70/30

Phie Ambo / Denmark / 2021 / 98 min

This year’s opening film portrays the biggest challenge of our times through the creation of the Danish climate law and the young activists’ fight for a greener future.

Read more

Solutions

Pernille Rose Grønkjær / Denmark / 2021 / 110 min

A group of the world’s leading scientists meet. Together, they want to start a movement with an ambitious goal: To secure the future of humanity through science by finding the path to a new paradigm.

Read more

SPECIAL PREMIERES

Sisters on Track

Corinne van der Borch and Tone Grøttjord-Glenne / Norway, United States / 2021 / 94 min / A Netflix Original Documentary, produced by Sant & Usant

A coming-of-age story set in Brooklyn, about hope, sisterhood and belonging as three young homeless sisters race against all odds towards a brighter future.

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HIGHLIGHTS

Aalto

Virpi Suutari / Finland / 2020 / 103 min

Two of the gratest and most groundbreaking Nordic names within architecture and design in an elegant film about their lives, love and conflicts.

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SOUND & VISION

A Song Called Hate

Anna Hildur / Iceland / 2020 / 90 min

The Icelandic band Hatari is used to provoking everyone and everything, but at the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel they are facing a dilemma.

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ARTISTS & AUTEURS

Gunda

Victor Kosakovskiy / Norway, United States / 2020 / 93 min

Life among the animals we eat, as seen from the camera lens of the ‘Aquarela’ filmmaker Viktor Kossakovsky./p>

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SCIENCE

Solutions

Pernille Rose Grønkjær / Denmark / 2021 / 110 min

A group of the world’s leading scientists meet. Together, they want to start a movement with an ambitious goal: To secure the future of humanity through science by finding the path to a new paradigm.

Read more

CHANGE MAKERS

All That I Am

Tone Grøttjord-Glenne / Norway, Denmark / 2020 / 78 min

Norwegian Emilie must confront her mother and her half-siblings with the family’s dark secret in a film about surviving sexual abuse.

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Walk the Tideline

Anna Antsalo / Finland / 2021 / 57 min

Plastic waste from the sea shows us who we are, as volunteer beach cleaners sort their colourful findings in a warm film about a global crisis.

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JUSTICE

Children of the Enemy

Gorki Glaser-Müller / Sweden, Denmark / 2021 / 95 min

One man’s lonely struggle to free his seven grandchildren from a prison camp in Syria in an unforgettable film about an inflamed political dilemma.

Read more

TV2 PRESENTS

He's My Brother

Christine Hanberg and Cille Hannibal / Denmark, Norway / 2021 / 75 min

What does it mean to dedicate your life to someone else?

Read more

ANARKIST

A Song Called Hate

Anna Hildur / Iceland / 2020 / 90 min

The Icelandic band Hatari is used to provoking everyone and everything, but at the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel they are facing a dilemma.

Read more

Nordics at CPH:Forum

This year’s Forum programme also includes many Nordic projects. Check out the projects here and read more about them on CPH:DOX’s website.

Work in Progress

Projects

Contact us

We are more than happy to present our exciting upcoming films to you and get to know what is happening in your part of the business and world. Feel free you reach out!

Anne Marie Kürstein
Danish Film Institute

Festival consultant, Documentary films

Suvi Railo
Finnish Film Foundation

Advisor, International promotion of documentary films

Christof Wehmeier
Icelandic Film Centre

Head of festival promotion

Iris Telma Olafsdottir
Icelandic Film Centre

Project coordinator

 
 
Toril Simonsen
Norwegian Film Institute

Manager international relations, documentary films

toril.simonsen@nfi.no
Sara Rüster
Swedish Film Institute

Festival manager, Docs and shorts

sara.ruster@sfi.se
Josefina Mothander
Swedish Film Institute

Festival manager, Docs and shorts

josefina.mothander@sfi.se
Jing Haase
Swedish Film Institute

Festival manager, Docs and shorts

jing.haase@sfi.se

Discover

Explore the coolest new Nordic documentaries from the film catalogues and get to know the Nordic co-production programmes from the brochure by Nordisk Film and TV Fund.

Copyrights

Image copyrights

  • 70/30, image copyrigt Hansen & Pedersen
  • Children of the Enemy, image copyright Rena Effendi
  • Gabi, Between Ages 8 – 13, image copyright House of Real
  • Lost Boys, image copyright Joonas Neuvonen, Helsinki Filmi
  • Passion, image copyright Mantaray Film
  • President, image copyright Final Cut for Real
  • Skál, image copyright Troels Rasmus Jensen
  • Sabaya, image copyright Lolav Media
  • Elsewhere, image copyright Lis Dyre
  • Follow You Home, image copyright made in copenhagen
  • He’s My Brother, image copyright Final Cut for Real
  • How To Kill A Cloud, image copyright Ville Hakonen, Wacky Tie Films
  • Julia & I, image copyright Nina Hobert
  • Oh, It Hertz!, image copyright UpNorth Film AS
  • Raising A School Shooter, image copyright Lasse Barkfors
  • Seyran Ates: Sex, Revolution And Islam, image copyright Integral Film AS
  • Solutions, image copyright Danish Documentary Production
  • The Banality of Grief, image copyright C&C Productions
  • The Hero’s Journey to the Third Pole, image copyright Elsku Rut
  • Trust Me, image copyright Motlys
  • Sisters on Track, image copyright Sant & Usant
  • Aalto, image copyright Euphoria Film
  • A Song Called Hate, image copyright Tattarrattat
  • Gunda, image copyright Sant & Usant
  • All That I Am, image copyright Sant & Usant
  • Walk the Tideline, image copyright Tuffi Films