Andreas Koefoed



Andreas Koefoed was born in Copenhagen in 1979. He graduated as a documentary director from The National Film School of Denmark  in 2009, and  in sociology from Copenhagen University in 2004 where he also studied anthropology and political science.
He has directed documentary films since 2001 with a focus on universal stories on human existence. His films have won awards on numerous festivals including Tribeca, Silverdocs, Full Frame, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Nordisk Panorama and CPH:DOX.
His last six films have been selected for IDFA, four of them received a nomination for best film in their category. Albert’s Winter was nominated for The Cinema Eye Honors for best short documentary in 2010. In 2009 he received the Swedish documentary award, Silverfjäril.
The critically acclaimed film Ballroom Dancer, which Andreas made with Christian Holten Bonke was produced at Danish Documentary Production.


The Arms Drop (Expected release in 2014)
The Ghost of Piramida (2012)
Ballroom Dancer (2011)
Tank City (2010)
Pig Country (2010)
Til Verdens Ende (2010)
Albert’s Winter (2009)
12 notes down (2008)
A day in the smoke (2008)


The Ghost of Piramida
Chopin’s Nose Award for Best Music at Planete Doc 2013
Audience Award at Poolinale in Vienna Music Film Festival 2012
Nomination for best music documentary, IDFA 2012

Ballroom Dancer
Innovation Award, Rhode Island Film Festival 2012 for Ballroom Dancer
Best Documentary, Raindance Film Festival, London 2012 
Best Documentary, Nordisk Panorama 2012
Special Mention, Millenium Award, Planete Doc Warsaw, 2012 
Special Mention, Best New Director, Tribeca FF, New York, 2012 
Nomination for best film, First Appearance, IDFA, 2011

Albert's Winter
Special jury Award, Roshd International Film Festival, Tehran, 2010
Best short documentary, Dokufest Kosovo 2010
Golden Projector, Asterfest Strumica, Macedonia 2010
Best Student Film, Go Short, Nijmegen, Netherlands 2010
Silverfjäril, Stockholm Sweden 2009 for A Day in the Smoke and Albert's Winter
Nomination for best short documentary at IDFA 2009
Danish Dox Award, CPH:DOX (2009)

12 notes down
Best short documentary film, Buster, Denmark (2009)
Best short film, Silverdocs, USA (2009)
Audience award, Silverdocs, USA (2009)
Best short film, Full Frame Film Festival, USA (2009)
Best short documentary film, Calgary International Film Festival
Best short documentary film, Timishort International Film Festival Romania (2009)
Best short documentary film, San Joaquin International Film Festival, CA, USA (2009)
Nomination for best student film, IDFA (2008)
Special Mention, Sheffiield Doc Fest (2008)