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How can a machine help us make art?


BACKGROUND. The Danish XR production company Makropol has developed an AI engine, Kaspar, that can edit documentaries in real time. The installation ‘Reflector’ illustrates how the tool is applied. World premiere in IDFA DocLab Competition for Immersive Non-Fiction and the inaugural IDFA Competition for Creative Use of Archive.

Article on on November 30, 2019

IDFA director: Diversity is also about artistic expression


INTERVIEW. The dominant Western documentary tradition has become too standardized, and that’s just one reason to be more open to other regions’ approaches, says artistic director of IDFA, Orwa Nyrabia. Since joining the festival in 2018, he has made a concerted effort to further inclusion and artistic originality. During a recent visit in Copenhagen, he explained why.

Interview on on September 11, 2019

Rubaiyat Hossain: Women are agents of change


INTERVIEW. In her Toronto title ‘Made in Bangladesh’, director Rubaiyat Hossain tells the story of a young female factory worker fighting for better conditions through the union. With the film, co-produced by Danish Beofilm, Hossain wants to spark a sense of hope for the new generation of empowered women in Bangladesh.

Interview on on September 11, 2019 

Global Love – Migration on the Intimate Stage of Marriage

Foto: Henrik Bohn Ipsen

INTERVIEW. Ten years ago, filmmakers Janus Metz and Sine Plambech made two documentaries about Thai women’s marriage migration to a small Danish town. Now they have returned to the subject to explore the consequences of the women’s choices. Spanning a decade, ‘Heartbound’ chronicles the story of globalisation, opportunity, sacrifice and, yes, love. Selected for IDFA Best of Fests.

Interview on on November 7, 2018

Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’: A Visual Tale of Grief, Resurrection, and Black Female Empowerment


Feature in SPIN on April 26, 2016

Effie Brown on Matt Damon’s Diversity Comments: “This is No Longer OK”


Feature in Women and Hollywood on October 9, 2015

Lars von Trier Speaks! 9 Takeaways From His First Interview In Three Years

Lars von Trier

Feature in IndieWire on December 1, 2014

‘Citizenfour’ and Documentaries in the Paranoid Style

USP (photo L. Poitras)

Edward Snowden i “Citizenfour.” Foto: Laura Poitras

Feature in IndieWire on October 29, 2014



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