Marcus Lindeen’s The Raft Wins At CPH:DOX

On Friday at CPH:DOX 2018, The Raft by Swedish documentary film maker Marcus Lindeen was named winner of the festival's main competition programme, the DOX:Award. In 1973, five men and six women sailed across the Atlantic on a raft. This voyage was designed by a radical Mexican anthropologist to be both a social experiment and a scientific study of violence, aggression, sex and group behaviour. However, things didn't work out entirely as planned. In The Raft, Marcus Lindeen reunites the crew for

Kasper Collin’s I Called Him Morgan Set For Remake

Kulturnytt reports that Kasper Collin's 2016 documentary I Called Him Morgan, about jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan, is to be remade by the same team behind Malik Bendjelloul's Searching For Sugar Man. I Called Him Morgan, which has garnered critical acclaim since it premiered at the Venice Film Festival last year, is an exploration of the tempestuous relationship between Lee Morgan and his common-law wife Helen, who shot him dead during a gig at a New York bar in 1972. Many years later,

Egil Håskjold Larsen Takes Best Documentary At Grimstad

Director Egil Håskjold Larsen has been awarded the Golden Chair for Best Norwegian Documentary at the 40th Norwegian Short Film Festival in Grimstad (June 14-18) for 69 Minutes Of 86 Days, which follows a three year old girl and her family's journey from a Greek detention centre to Sweden. On a path littered with lifejackets, in the middle of a crowd of people on the run, a 3-year-old girl slowly emerges. Full of a child’s energy and curiosity, she takes in

Egil Håskjold Larsen Honoured At HotDocs 2017

On Friday, Norwegian director Egil Håskjold Larsen was presented with the Emerging International Filmmaker Award at HotDocs 2017 for 69 Minutes of 86 Days, which follows a three year old girl and her family's journey from a Greek detention centre to Sweden. On a path littered with lifejackets, in the middle of a crowd of people on the run, a 3-year-old girl slowly emerges. Full of a child’s energy and curiosity, she takes in her surroundings between hundreds of adult trouser

Denmark Wins Three Documentary Awards At Tribeca

Danish documentary Bobbi Jene by Elvira Lind has scooped three major awards at the 16th Tribeca Film Festival in New York: Best Documentary, Best Documentary Cinematography, and Best Documentary Editing. In Bobbi Jene, Elvira Lind follows American dancer Bobbi Jene Smith as she makes the decision of a lifetime. Bobbi returns to the US, leaving behind a loving boyfriend and a successful 10-year run as star dancer of the Israeli dance company Batsheva. Lind intimately portrays Bobbi's rigorous creative process as she