What’s Pitching

IDFA Forum 2015

IDFA Forum is the place to be for filmmakers and funders with an eye for creative documentary projects.

Read about some of the Danish projects pitching this year at the big co-production market under the IDFA umbrella:

Apolonia, Apolonia Photo: Danish Documentary Production

Apolonia, Apolonia
An exploration of a young woman’s thoughts on sexuality, art, idealism and love as she goes through her twenties. The film follows Apolonia leaving Denmark to live out her dream of becoming an artist in the city of cities, Paris. Lea Glob’s Olmo and the Seagull, co-directed with Petra Costa, is selected for IDFA Paradocs.
Director: Lea Glob
Producer: Sidsel Lønvig Siersted for Danish Documentary Production
IDFA Forum category: Round Table

Big Time Photo: Kaspar Astrup Schröder

Big Time
Danish architect Bjarke Ingels, the founder of the architectural firm BIG, is known worldwide for his innovative thinking and groundbreaking building designs. For several years, the director has been tracking Ingels while working on an ambitious project in New York. Pitching at Forum 2010 was the director’s Rent a Family Inc. which came out in 2012.
Director: Kaspar Astrup Schröder
Producer: Sara Stockmann for Sonntag Pictures
IDFA Forum category: Central Pitch

Cold Case Hammarskjöld Photo: Jonas Berlin

Cold Case Hammarskjöld
In 1961, UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld died in a plane crash in Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia). Was the crash an accident, or was he actually assassinated? The director, known for his role-playing approach in films such as The Red Chapel and The Ambassador, looks for answers.
Director: Mads Brügger
Producer: Peter Engel for Electric Parc
IDFA Forum category: Round Table

Death of a Child Photo: Lasse Barkfors

Death of a Child
Causing one’s own child’s death – no other human error challenges our views on punishment, responsibility, justice and mercy to such an extent. The director couple behind the Sundance winner Pervert Park are bringing out this new project about life, death, guilt and love.
Directors: Frida Barkfors and Lasse Barkfors
Producer: Anne Köhncke for Final Cut for Real
IDFA Forum category: Round Table

lost-warriors Lost Warriors Photo: Henrik Bohn Ipsen

Lost Warriors
In Mogadishu, Mohammed, a deserted Al-Shabaab warrior, is drifting in a limbo, unable to return to England, and hiding from Al-Shabaab, who wants to kill him. The directors, who brought their previous film Warriors from the North to IDFA 2014, are continuing their exploration of why young men go off to fight a holy war.
Directors: Søren Steen Jespersen and Nasib Farah
Producer: Helle Faber for Made in Copenhagen
IDFA Forum category: Central Pitch

School of Life Photo: Danish Documentary Production

School of Life
Through a group of Manila street boys who get a chance to change their lives, the film depicts Philippine society where sexual abuse of children has become an accepted part of everyday life. The director’s latest work includes The Newsroom – Off the Record, selected for IDFA 2014.
Director: Mikala Krogh
Producer: Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær for Danish Documentary Production
IDFA Forum category: Round Table

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