Katrine Philp

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Born (1978-12-14) December 14, 1978 (age 43)
NationalityDanish
CitizenshipDenmark
Alma materRoyal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
OccupationFilm director

Katrine Philp (born December 14, 1978) is a Danish film director and co-founder of the production company Good Company Pictures. She initially studied film production design at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and later studied at the National Film School of Denmark from where she graduated as a documentary film director in 2009.[1][2]

Career

Philp started her career in 2009 with her graduation film Book of Miri. The film was selected for the IDFA (film festival)|IDFA Student Competition and won the Civis Media Prize|European Young CIVIS Media award in Germany.[1]

Philp is a former dancer. After being invited to a ballroom training session, she met with dancers who would become the protagonists of her first feature documentary Dance For Me in 2013.[3] Dance For Me was nominated at the 2015 Emmy Awards in the category ‘Outstanding Arts and Culture Programming’.[4]

Philp co-founded in 2014 the Danish documentary production company Good Company Pictures, along the side of directors Kasper Astrup Schröder and Boris Benjamin Bertram, and producer Katrine A. Sahlstrøm.[5]

In 2018, Philp directed False Confessions. Through the eyes of defense lawyer Jane Fisher-Byrialdsen, the film investigate the case of several people in United States, including Korey Wise, Malthe Thomsen and Renay Lynch who have falsely confessed to crimes they didn't commit, caused by interrogation techniques that use brutal psychological manipulation, including lying about evidence, to secure a confession.[6][7] The film won the Special Jury Award for Excellence in Social Justice at Los Angeles Film Festival in 2018.[8]

Philp directed in 2020 the documentary Beautiful Something Left Behind, which follows young children during a period of their grief, as they just lost one or both parents.[9][10]

The film was previously called An Elephant in the Room and was part of the main competition in the 2020 SXSW Film Festival under this title. Although the festival was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the competition took place and Philp won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary.[11]

During the filming of the film, Philp's dad died unexpectedly. Filming kids going through grief and experiencing a similar loss helped her going through her own grief.[12] She dedicated the film to her father.[13]

Personal life

Philp is married to the cinematographer Adam Morris Philp whom she has made several films with, including False Confessions and Beautiful Something Left Behind. They have two children together and reside in Copenhagen, Denmark.[14][15][16]

Filmography

  • Beautiful Something Left Behind (also known as “An Elephant in the Room”) (2020) – Film Director
  • False Confessions (2018) - Film Director
  • Home Sweet Home (2015 film)|Home Sweet Home (2015) - Film Director
  • Dance For Me (film)|Dance For Me (2013) - Film Director
  • Suitable (2013) - Film Director
  • Book of Miri (2009) - Film director

Awards

Film Year Category Film Festival
Beautiful Something Left Behind

(also known as “An Elephant in the Room”)

2020 Winner Grand Jury Award – Documentary Feature SXSW
False Confessions 2018 Winner Politiken's Audience Award CPH:DOX
2018 Winner Special Jury Award for Excellence in Social Justice Los Angeles Film Festival
2018 Nomination Best Documentary Feature Los Angeles Film Festival
2018 Audience Award Kaliningrad International Film Festival "One the Edge: West"
Home Sweet Home 2016 Winner Best Short Documentary Danish Film Awards (Robert)
2015 Nomination in the Competition for Kids & Docs IDFA
Dance for Me 2015 Nomination in the category 'Outstanding Arts and Culture Programming' Emmy Award
2013 Winner Audience Choice Award American Documentary Film Festival and Film Fund
2012 Nomination Sonic Dox Award CPH:DOX
2012 Nomination in the competition for First Appearance[17] IDFA
Book of Miri 2014 Nomination Best Documentary Ekko Shortlist Awards
2010 Winner President's Award Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
2010 Winner European Young CIVIS Media Prize CIVIS Media Prize
2009 Normination for Best Student Award[18] IDFA

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Filmmaker Katrine Philp". Women Make Movies. Retrieved 16 July 2020.
  2. "Katrine Philp - Biography". César . Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma. Retrieved on 16 July 2020
  3. "Filmmaker Interview ". POV. Retrieved on 16 July 2020
  4. "POV Awards". POV. Retrieved on 16 July 2020
  5. "Jury 2020". Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards. Retrieved on 16 July 2020
  6. "False Confessions: How Innocent People Confess to Crime in the US". Aljazeera. Retrieved on 16 July 2020
  7. "Filmmaker spotlight: Katrine Philp, Director of False Confessions". Salem Film Fest. Retrieved on 16 July 2020
  8. " ‘Brian Banks’ & Swedish Oscar Entry ‘Border’ Among Los Angeles Film Festival Winners". Deadline. Retrieved on 16 July 2020
  9. "Joshua Reviews Katrine Philp’s An Elephant in the Room –Theatrical Review". Criterion Cast. Retrieved on 16 July 2020
  10. " 'Shithouse,' 'An Elephant in the Room' Top SXSW Film Competition Winners". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved on 16 July 2020
  11. "SXSW Winners: Despite Cancellation, Festival Announces Grand Jury Prizes". IndieWire. Retrieved on 16 July 2020
  12. "Katrine Philp Shares Her Documentary On Grief - SXSW". SXSW. Retrieved on 16 July 2020
  13. "SXSW winners plot next moves after online wins". ScreenDaily. Retrieved on 16 July 2020
  14. "False Confessions. 2018 Alumni". DOC NYC. Retrieved on 24 July 2020
  15. "An Elephant in the Room: Danish director Katrine Philp on her new documentary on children and grief". Medium. Retrieved on 24 July 2020
  16. "Winning The Grand Jury At SXSW With Documentary Filmmakers Katrine & Adam Philp". Show Don’t Tell. Retrieved on 24 July 2020
  17. "Dance for Me". IDFA. Retrieved on 16 July 2020
  18. "Book of Miri". IDFA. Retrieved on 16 July 2020

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