Sigrid Dyekjær

Founding Producer

"In my world, there are no great stories – only great directors!"


BIOGRAPHY

Producer Sigrid Dyekjær has produced over 20 documentary films during the last 16 years. Amongst them "Ai Weiwei – The Fake Case" by Andreas Johnsen (recent winner of the film critics’ award in Denmark, the Bodil, and nominee at IDFA’s feature length competition in 2013). She also produced "Free the Mind" by Phie Ambo, "A Normal Life" by Mikala Krogh (winner of the Audience Award at CPH:DOX), was executive producer on "Ballroom Dancer" (winner of Nordic Panorama 2012, and Best Documentary Film at Raindance 2012 [UK], and opened Taiwan Film Festival). Additionally "The Good Life", "The Monastery", "Mechanical Love" and "Cairo Garbage".

Sigrid is one of the most experienced producers in Denmark when it comes to financing and production of both national and international documentary films. In 2015 she was awarded with The Ib Award. An award given by the Danish directors to honor the best producer in the Danish film industry. Sigrid teaches at the National Film School of Denmark and at DOK Incubator, an initiative supported by Media, and she also holds master class lectures at film schools around the world and courses in documentary filmmaking like “Bridging the Gap”. In 2014 she produced both Mikala Krogh’s film “The Newsroom - Off The Record” about the insides of a major Danish newspaper, and Oscar-nominee Hanna Polak’s “Something Better To Come”. For this she was nominated at The Producers Guild of America Awards 2016 for Outstanding Producer of Documentary. Sigrid is now a member of The Producers Guild of America.

FILMOGRAPHY

- 2017 -
A Modern Man by Eva Mulvad
Comedian Mind by Pernille Rose Grønkjær

- 2016 -
BUGS by Andreas Johnsen
Amateurs in Space by Max Kestner
SAFARI by Ulrich Seidl

- 2015 -
Man Falling by Anne Wivel

- 2014 -
The Castle by Eva Mulvad.
Ekstra Bladet - Uden For Citat by Mikala Krogh
Something Better To Come by Hanna Polak

- 2013-
Ai Wei Wei - The Fake Case by Andreas Johnsen

- 2012 -
A Normal Life by Mikala Krogh
Free The Mind by Phie Ambo
I Am Breathing by Emma Davie and Moreg Mckinnon
The Bailiff by Phie Ambo

- 2011 -
Ballroom Dancer by Andreas Koefoed & Christian Bonke
Love Addict by Pernille Rose Grønkjær.

- 2010 -
The Good Life by Eva Mulvad
The Homefront by  Phie Ambo.

- 2009 -
Cairo Garbage / Cities on Speed by  Mikala Krogh.

- 2008 -
Everything is relative by Mikala Krogh.

- 2007 -
Mechanical Love by Phie Ambo.

- 2006 -
The Monastery by Pernille Rose Grønkjær.

- 2005 -
Gambler, The Million Dollar Headache by Phie Ambo.


AWARDS & FESTIVALS

Something Better To Come by Hanna Polak
Best Documentary Price, Trieste Film Festival (2015)
Special Omtale, Internationale Jury, ZagrebDox (2015)
Ungdoms Juryens Pris, Forum on Human Rights (2015)
Jury price for Best International Documentary, Oslo EuroDoc Film Festival (2015)
2nd Prize for Best Documentary, Madrid, Documenta Madrid (2015)
VIKTOR Main Competition International Doc, München Documentary Festival (2015)
Millenium Award for Bedste dokumentarfilm, Warszawa, Planete Doc Review (2015)
Special Mention, Brussels One World International Human Rights Festival (2015)
Special Mention, Warszawa, Planete Doc Review (2015)
Best International Feature Award, Auckland, Documentary Edge Festival (2015)
Det estoniske folks pris, Anthropology Film Festival Pärnu (2015)
Best Documentary Award, Valletta Film Festival (2015)
Audience Award, Bremen, Favourites Film Festival (2015)
Speciel Jury Pris Internationel Dokumentar, Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival (2015)
Ungdoms Jury Prisen, Nuremberg, International Human Rights Film Festival (2015)
Hovedpris - Dokumentarfilm, Miskolc, James CineFest International Film Festival (2015)
Best Cinematography, Gdansk DocFilm Festival (2015)
Best Documentary Award, Valetta Film Festival (2015)
Small Mirror of Art DocFest, Moscow, Andrey Tarkovsky International Film Festival (2015)
Special Adward Club 418 Mirror of Art DocFest, Moscow, Andrey Tarkovsky International Film Festival (2015)
Special Mention, Podgorica, Underhill Int. Film Festival (2015)
Berlins Favorit Pris, Berlin Favourites Film Festival (2015)
Special Jury Award, Amsterdam, IDFA (2014)
Grand Prix, Moscow, ArtDocFest (2014)

Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case by Andreas Johnsen
Film Critics Award for Best Documentary (2014)

I Am Breathing by Emma Davie and Morag McKinnon
Best documentary at Riverrun International Film Festival (2013)
Nominated for Best Singe Documentary at BAFTA Awards, Scotland (2013)