One of the most accomplished, creative documentary producers working today, Signe Byrge Sørensen's films stand out for telling challenging stories from across the world with great artistry and vision, from Oscar-nominated The Act of Killing to recent Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner Flee, produced in collaboration with Monica Hellström and Charlotte De La Gourmerie.
We're honoured to welcome Signe for this masterclass, to discuss her career in filmmaking, her approaches to nonfiction and the critical role of the documentary producer.
This event will be available worldwide. Tune in at 7pm BST on 19th August to be able to ask questions during the live discussion. If you are unable to make that time, you can watch a recorded version of this event until 11:59pm BST on 22nd August.
More About Signe Byrge Sørensen
Signe Byrge Sørensen is a two-time Oscar® nominated film producer for the documentary films The Act of Killing and The Look of Silence. She was nominated for a Producers Guild of America Award in 2016 for The Look of Silence. She won Cinema Eye Honors for the production of both films. She has also won the Danish Documentary and film awards: the Roos Prize (2014), the Timbuktu Prize (2014) and the Ib Producer award (2016).
Signe has been a producer since 1998, first in SPOR Media, then in Final Cut Productions Aps. In 2009 she and Anne Köhncke founded Final Cut for Real. She has produced documentaries in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Senegal, Thailand, Indonesia, Colombia, Argentina, in addition to Scandinavia. She holds a master’s degree in international development studies and communication studies from Roskilde University (1998), Denmark, and is a EURODOC (2003) and EAVE (2010) graduate.
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