ABOUT

THE TEAM

 

Annette Mari Olsen

Director, producer & manager of

Sfinx Film/TV

 

Born in Denmark, grew up in Iran and England. Film director, Master of Art from the Polish Film School, Lodz, 1973. Until 1977 worked as film director in Poland. Taught at the National Film School of Denmark, 1983-84. Media consultant for The Danish Refugee Council, 1986-88. Also worked as an interpreter of English, Farsi (Persian), Polish, French, and Danish, which provided the basis for a range of award-winning films about ethnic minorities in Denmark. Twice awarded the Prix Europa Special Commendation. Founded Sfinx Film/TV in 1988 together with partner and cinematographer Katia Forbert Petersen.

 

  • Filmography

     

     

    Filmography

     

    Short films and documentaries

     

    2016  Jurisprudence documentary in progress

     

    2014  Mission Rape producer and co-director. Nominated for Prix Europa, Berlin 2014 and nominated for Oxfam  Global Justice Award at IDFA, Amsterdam 2014.

     

    2011   Prison Choir producer and co-director

     

    2011   Sickness and Health producer

     

    2010   The Song Book and the Red Shoes - the bombing of the French School producer

     

    2008   My Iranian Paradise  Co-Director and main narrator

     

    2007  The Bird which could tell fortunes Co-Director

     

    2006   Sound on Life  Co-Producer

               Winner of Danish Academy Award for best short documentary 2007

     

    2005   Only for Women - about birth control. (Hello Denmark)  Co-Director

     

    2004   Behind the Mountains  Co-Director

               Special Jury Price, Taiwan Int. Children's TV & Film Festival, Taipei 2006

     

    2002   When Mum and Dad are clowns Director

               Jury Award, Taiwan International Childrens' TV & Film Festival, Taipei January 2004

     

    1997   They don’t burn Priests, do they? Director

               Winner of Prix Europa Special Prize for best TV documentary

               Prix Niki Special Commendation

               2nd prize at "Nordic Glory Festival", Finland

               Nominated for the Danish TV Academy Awards

     

    1992   Danish Dynamite  Director

     

    1992   Julia - born in the Ukraine  Co-Director

     

    1992   Paulina - born in Sarajevo  Director

     

    1991   You Have to be Round to Live in a Globe Co-Director

    (Doc series "Migration of our Times")

               Winner of Prix Europa Special Commendation for documentary mini-series

     

    1990   Neither God or Satan  Director

     

    1989   Madsen"s Hotel   Co-Director

               Winner of Special Commendation, Prix Europa - Television Programme of the Year

     

    1988   Woman in Exile Co-Director

     

    1983   Hærvejen & Seven pictures from Hærvejen  Director

     

    Feature films

     

    1979   Shall We Dance First Director

     

    1977   Holidays  Director (Feature of four episodes)

     

    1974   Lukasz Director

               Best Feature, Poznan 1975

     

    1972   Agnes  Director

               Winner, Art Biennale, Poznan

     

    TV Productions

     

    1981   The Journey Director, DR TV

     

    1975   The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault Co-Director (six-part series for Telewizja Polska)

     

    1974   The Canterbury Tales Co-Director, Telewizja Polska

     

     

     

 

Katia Forbert Petersen

Cinematographer and Filmdirector

 

Director and Cinematographer, educated at the Polish Film school in Lodz. Has shot some 150 films, including a number of features. She also does the photography of her own films. Has won several awards as director besides winning Danish Cinematographers Association's Annual Award 1992. Special Prize - Best Photography at the ITVA festival in Copenhagen in 1997 and 1999. International award for best photography at the ITVA festival in New Orleans, USA 1998. Was awarded the Danish Film Academy Award "Robert" for co-direction of Best Short Documentary of the year 2007.

 

  • Filmography

     

     

    Filmography

     

    2016 Jurisprudence documentary in progress

     

    2014 Mission Rape Co-Director, Producer and Photographer.

    Nominated for Prix Europa, Berlin 2014 and nominated  for Oxfam Global Justice Award at IDFA, Amsterdam 2014.

     

    2011 Prison Choir Co-director and Photographer

     

    2011 Sickness and Health producer

     

    2010 The song book and the red shoe - the bombing of the French School

    Director and Photographer

     

    2008  My Iranian Paradise  Co-Director and Photographer

     

    2007  The Bird which could tell fortunes Co-Director and Photographer

     

    2006  The sound of Life, around composer Else Marie Pade, Co-Director and Photographer

              Winner of ROBERT, Danish Film Academy Award for Best Short Documentary 2007

     

    2004  Behind the Mountains  Co-Director and Photographer

              Winner of Special Jury Price, Taiwan International Children's TV & Film Festial 2006

     

    2001  Kids in action  Co-Director and Photographer

     

    2000  Von Trier's 100 Eyes  Director and Photographer

     

    1999  The Time before the Moment  Director and Photographer

     

    1997  Hello Denmark (1 to 7) Co-Director and Photographer

     

    1996  Two Women on a River Co-Director and Photographer

              Winner of Grand Prix, National ITVA festival Copenhagen

              Best Documentary Film and Best Photography, 6th International ITVA festival USA

     

    1996   A Quiet day in Gedsted  Director and Photographer

               Best Photography, National ITVA- Festival Copenhagen

     

    1995   Man with Camera Director and Photographer

     

    1992   God gave her a Mercedes Benz  Director and Photographer

     

    1992   Paulina - born in Sarajevo  Co-Director and Photographer

     

    1991   Iboja - born in Slovakia  Director and Photographer

     

    1991   You Have to be Round to Live in a Globe  Co-Director and Photographer

               Winner of Prix Europa Special Commendation for Documentary Mini-Series

     

    1990   A Pig after my Heart Director and Photographer

    Winner of Prix National gold medal, Festival de la commission des Communautés  Européennes

     

    1990   A Wanted Child Director and Photographer

               Winner of bronze medal, New York Festival

     

    1989   Diary of a Foreign Girl Director and Photographer

     

    1988   Madsen"s Hotel  Co-Director and Photographer

               Winner of Special Commendation Prix Europa - Television Programme of the Year

     

    1988   Woman in Exile  Co-Director and Photographer

     

    1987   My Sweet Child  Director and Photographer

               Winner at Red Cross and Red Crescent Film Festival

     

    1985  I want you back Director and Photographer

     

    1984   Johanne from Daugbjerg  Director and Photographer

     

    1982   Technique for You and for Me Director

     

    1980   I was so afraid  Co-Director and Photographer

     

    1980   A Week without a Smile  Director and Photographer

     

    1979   Together with Lena  Director and Photographer

     

    1977   Women and Jobs Director and Photographer

     

    1976   The fauna of a Low Tide Sea  Director and Photographer

     

    1973   The Polish Girls  Director and Photographer

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Karen Hjort

LL.M, Film Law &

Film Producer

 

Karen Hjort produced her first international documentary film in 1995: an award winning portrait of the Polish Film Director: ”Krzysztof Kieslowski: I’m so-so”, directed by Krzysztof Vierzbicki. Then she produced two documentary films in Africa for Channel 4 Television, UK directed by Clive Gordon, in co-operation with the British production company October Films.

 

Since 2003 Karen Hjort has worked for Sfinx Film/TV as Communication Consultant, Film Producer and since 2015 as legal adviser within Film Law. Among other producer tasks she deals with the making of contracts with international broadcasters and the cooperation with EU MEDIA Development and EU MEDIA Broadcast.

  • Filmography

     

    Filmografi and communication campaigns

     

    2016   Jurisprudence co-producer and Film Lawyer (Documentary in progress), Sfinx Film

     

    2012   Mission Rape (61) Documentary produced by Sfinx Film/TV, Co-producer

     

    2008   My Iranian Paradise (78´) Documentary produced by Sfinx Film, Co-Producer

     

    2007   The Bird which could tell fortunes (28`) Short produced by Sfinx Film,

               Communications Consultant

     

    2004   Behind the Mountains (48`), Short film produced by Sfinx Film,

               Communications Consultant

     

    1999   Self Reliance Information campaign in Northern Uganda for UNHCR, Uganda –

     Communication Consultant

     

    1999   Men in Pink (79´) Documentary produced by Karen Hjort Film with October Films for

     Channel 4 television,

               UK - Producer

     

    1997   The Mission (72´) Documentary produced by Karen Hjort Film with October Films for

     Channel 4 television,

               UK, ARD/WDR, Germany and DR TV, Danish Producer

     

    1995  Krzysztof Kieslowski: I’m so-so (56´) Portrait Documentary produced by Kulturmøde

    Film for Statens

              Filmcentral and DR TV, Danish Producer

              Winner of Le Grand Prix, Marseille, Vue Sue le Docs 1996

              Best Documentary, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 1996

     

    1991–1997 HIV/AIDS Campaigns against drugs for The Danish National Board of Health -

              Communications Consultant and Director/Script Writer

     

    1988–1991 Local Television: “Byens Lys” a weekly show – Producer and Director

     

    1987–1988 Local radio:”Nørrebro Radio” a weekly show – Volunteer Producer and Host

     

    Education

    2005 - 2015 Master of Laws, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

    2000-2002 Master of African Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

    1995-1997 Regional and Theoretical Ethnography, Supplementary Course, University of Aarhus, Denmark

    1985-1991 Trained Teacher Degree, specialized in Media and Danish, Københavns Dag- og Aften Seminarium

     

    Professional training

    Legal Aspects of Film and Television Productions, The National Film School of Denmark, 2 days 2008

    Durable Solutions, Danish Refugee Councils Emergency Roster, 3-days 2006

    First Aid training, 2005

    French, level C (A-level exam), VUC Øresund, 2002

    Human Rights Course, The Danish Centre for Human Rights, 1 week 2000

    Emergency Management workshop, Danish Refugee Councils Emergency Roster, 3-days 1999

    Certificate of Proficiency in English, University of Cambridge 1998

    Packaging for distribution, European Film College, 1 week 1998

    International co-production, European Film College, 1 week 1996

    Journalism, Journalistic in-service course, 1 week 1995

    Written language training, Journalistic in-service course, 1 week 1993.

    Television dramaturgy, Internal course at Danish TV1, 2 weeks 1990

     

    April 2016