Danish Documentary – „Not your usual men´s club”

This year’s guests of honour are Sigrid Dyekjær and Eva Mulvad, the founders and owners of Danish Documentary, a pioneering producer of creative documentaries based in Copenhagen. Founded in 2007 by four directors and producer Sigrid Dyekjær, the company has produced more than 20 award- winning documentaries.

Sigrid Dyekjær is one of the leading and most experienced producers of creative documentaries in Europe. Her films, such as The Fake Case, Ballroom Dancer, The Monastery and The Good Life, have received multiple nominations and awards at the foremost film festivals in the world. Sigrid Dyekjær is also a sought- after speaker and teacher at the National Film School of Denmark. At Skjáldborg, Dyekjær will speak about financing documentaries, and the overall status of creative documentaries today.

 

Eva Mulvad is a one of the most important Danish directors of our time. She has directed several documentaries, such as the award-winning Enemies of Happiness (World Cinema Jury Prize Sundance 2005, Silver Wolf Award IDFA) and The Good Life (Best Documentary, Karlovy Vary 2010). Her films display exceptional variety, and she is known for her novel, creative approaches to applying traditional methods of visual storytelling. At this year’s Skjáldborg, Eva will talk and answer questions about her films and about directing creative documentaries.