Please note: More information about the 2019 edition of the DR Talent Award competition will be announced in the fall of 2018.
In collaboration with the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR) and the Film Workshop in Copenhagen, CPH:DOX is proud to present the DR Talent Award!
6 aspiring Danish documentary filmmakers/film crews have been selected as finalists for the pitch competition, where the best pitch will receive 25.000 DKK in production support and ongoing professional guidance from DR, as well as support with professional production equipment from the Film Workshop.
The prize is awarded by a jury of film professionals who will evaluate the artistic quality, originality, social relevance and feasibility of the project.
DR Talent Award 2018 selected projects were:
5 REASONS WHY GAP YEAR WILL DESTROY YOUR LIFE – AND ONE REASON WHY IT’S ALL WORTH IT
Ciliane Stubkjær, Stine Winther, Line Flugt / Denmark
Line, Stine and Ciliane are frustrated about the general Danish perception of taking a “sabbatår” (gap year) as a time for self-realization and happy holidays. For them and a great part of their generation, it is a confusing time filled with loneliness, emptiness and pressure. Therefore, after graduating they decided to spend their gap year filming themselves and their friends, to reveal how a gap year really looks behind the commercials and Instagram feeds.
MY FATHER, SHAH
Smilla Khonsari / Denmark
A story about my father’s journey: From being a young rebel in Iran, becoming a widower and a father when he fled to Denmark. The movie is our journey together, to get closer to the truth and to each other.
DARE TO BE ME
Isabel Morales Bondy / Denmark
While living in Brasil, Tanja receives news of her father’s death and decides to go back to her hometown, Søndre Felding. She is expecting a baby with a Venezuelan native and finds herself pregnant and alone in the middle of the Danish countryside. Uncompromisingly critical of her context, Tanja faces the criticism of those nearest to her and decides that her mission is to break the family’s social heritage. Dare to be me is a story that explores the gains and losses of taking ownership of your identity and not letting others decide who you are.
BOYS WILL BE BOYS
Pauline Merrildgaard / Denmark
Boys will be boys is a coming of age story about a group of boys at the age of 16. Attending Kastanievej Efterskole the boys are away from their parents and for the first time after leaving public school they have entered a whole new social environment. They are having the time of their life – full of energy and curious about themselves and the world. But before long the school year will end and they will have to make an adult decision about what is going to happen next.
The film is about trying to find yourself as a teenager and touches upon themes like youth, friendship and identity.
DANNI TOMA – DRYING OUT OLD HABITS
Maria Bülow Bach, Camilla Bielski, Kristian Lindhardt / Denmark
Danni Toma is a 27-year old musician and already an ex-alcoholic. Now he is using his platform to talk about his former abuse – how he got out of it through therapy and meditation – in hopes to help other young people in Denmark to break their bad habits and confront a normalised extreme drinking culture, that has been present for far too long.
GIRL POWER MANIFESTO
Ida Marie Gedbjerg, Camilla Sunesen / Denmark
Three young women write a manifest with their Snap-chat messages and smartphone recordings. They are second-generation migrants, they are beautiful and they are done with being discriminated. A raised middle finger to taboos and everyday racism in Denmark.