Mikala Krogh

Founding Director

"I collect unique moments where reality surpasses fiction. Life is complex. I try to keep that complexity in my documentaries, which deals with everything from garbage in Cairo, to US soldiers leaving for Iraq or child cancer in Denmark. The common denominator for my films is the human capacity to survive."


Having started her career very early in life, documentary director Mikala Krogh (born 1973) is already an institution within Danish documentary filmmaking. When graduating from The Danish Film School as a documentary director in 2001, Mikala Krogh had already worked with Danish documentary's grand old man Jorgen Leth on his classic, "Haiti: Untitled" and produced a number of radio programs for Danish Radio P4. Mikala Krogh’s style of filmmaking is distinct and original and her topics often serious. Krogh is never afraid of making films that matter, working with topics such as child cancer, pollution and overpopulation, nazi guild and forgiveness, prostitution and drug dealing. Her extensive filmography already counts a number of national and international hits, including "A normal life"(2012), Cities on Speed: Cairo/Garbage (2009), Everything is Relative (2008), Beth's Diary (2006) and My Grandfather's Murderer (2004).



School of Life (release to be announced)


The Newsroom ‚Äď Off the Record / Ekstra Bladet ‚Äď Uden for Citat (2014)
A Normal Life ( 2012)
Me and My Twin (2011)
Cairo Garbage ‚Äď Cities on Speed¬†(2009)
Everything is relative (2008) Beth's Diary (2006)
Are We In a Hurry, Mum? (2004)
My Grandfather's Murderer (2004)
Kvartermesteren (2003)
My Father's Choice (2002)
Indretninger I Hukommelsen (2002)
Detour to Freedom (2001)
Fish out of Water(2000)
Vi Fik Liv Tilbage (1994)


A Normal Life: Winner of the Audience Award at CPH:DOX 2012.

Beth's Diary: Special Mention at Nordic Panorama 2006. First Prize "Gulddok" for Best Documentary.

My Grandfather's Murderer: Fipa D’or Grand Prize in Biarritz 2005 Winner at Sevilla International Film Festival 2005.

Detour To Freedom: Nominated for Prix Europa 2002, International Filmfestival in Cre√°tel 2003

Fish out Of Water Winner of the jury's Special award at See Docs i Dubrovnik 2001. Selected for the International ECO-ETNO-FOLK Film Festival‚ÄĚ ¬†2002 Slatioara, Romania.

A Normal Life: IDFA competition¬†2012 CPH:DOX 2012 Planet+Doc Poland 2013 One World Human Rights Prague 2013 Thessaloniki Doc Fest 2013 L√ľbeck, Nordische Filmtage 2013

Cairo Garbage - Cities on Speed CPH:DOX 2009 Göteborg Film Festival 2010 Istanbul Documentary Film Festival 2010 Melbourne International Film Festival 2010 Film Fest Hamburg 2010 Cologne Conference 2010 GZDOC China 2010.

Everything is Relative: Vision du Reel 2008 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2008 Nordisk Panorama 2008, Doc-Leipzig 2008 Sheffield DOC/FEST 2008 Taiwan International Documentary Festival 2008 Jihlava Festival 2008, Film Fest Hamburg 2008 Cologne Conference 2008, CPH:DOX 2008 Doc Point Helsinki 2009 Thessaloniki Doc Fest 2009 Volda  Doc fest Norway 2009

‚ÄúIt's all true‚ÄĚ Brasil 2009 Docville Belgium 2009 Zagreb Doc 2009 Beth's Diary Uppsala Filmfestival 2006 Leipzig Film Festival 2006 CPH:DOX 2006 Vision du Reel 2007 Sheffield Filmfestival 2007 My Grandfather's Murderer CPH:DOX 2004 Nordic Panorama 2004 G√∂teborg Film Festival 2005 My Father's Choice Lilla Filmfestivalen, B√•dstad Sweden 2002. Detour to Freedom Odense Filmfestival 2001 IDFA 2001 G√∂teborg Filmfestival 2002 Women in Directors chair in Chicago 2002 Halifax filmfestival 2002 MK Euroshorts in Warszawa 2001 Lilla Filmfestival in B√•dstad 2002