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About Magic Hour Films
Set up in 1984 (and known as Lise Lense-Møller Film in its early years), Magic Hour Films has produced a wealth of short films and documentaries as well as feature films of which many has received international awards.
Based in Copenhagen, Magic Hour Films develops and produces fiction and documentary films for children and adults for the national as well as international markets. A large number of productions are international co-productions. The company also seeks to develop and promote new talent and to consult and supervise talent and up-coming companies.
The fiction films aim to invest high quality dramas with psychologically interesting characters and a humanistic commitment. The documentaries aim to treat and raise important ethical, existential, or social questions.
Magic Hour Films is a small flexible company with a very flexible structure and an extended working relationship with free-lancers in all areas of film business. In addition, producer and managing director, Lise Lense-Møller, is a European expert in producing and production, who over the last 15 years continously have been lecturing and leading international workshops, a.o. for the MEDIA training programme EAVE. For the same reason the company has an extensive European network.
2006 & 2005 Releases include:
MY EYES, 2006, documentary by Erlend E. Mo, 28 mins. In competition at Odense Film Festival and CPH:DOX 2006.
INVITATION FROM GOD, 2006, documentary by Marie Louise Lefévre.
IN A SOLDIER’S FOOTSTEPS, 2005, documentary by Mette Zeruneith. 90 mins. In competition a.o. IDFA, Amsterdam and cph:dox, November 2005.
CAN YOU DIE IN HEAVEN, 2005, Documentary by Erlend E. Mo, 56 mins. Best Film award, juvenile jury, Odense, 2005. Best Children’s Doc, Best Sound, GoldDok 2005.
THE 3 ROOMS OF MELANCHOLIA, documentary by Pirjo Honkasalo, 108 mins. In cooperation with Millenium Films, Finland. Awards at Venice International Film Festival, cph-dox, IDFA 2004 and numerous other international festivals.
ORDER OF LOVE, feature film by Björn Runge, 96 mins. In co-operation with Zoyd Productions.
Previous feature films include:
THE MAGNETIST'S FIFTH WINTER (1999), by Morten Henriksen, brought home the Da Vinci Award from Palm Springs and Best Feature in Rouen.
300 MILES TO HEAVEN by Maciej Dejczer and TOR Film Studio’s, Poland, 1998, which a.o.was awarded a Felix for Best Young Film, 1989, and the Cannes Junior, 1990.
Previous documentaries include:
WITH A RIGHT TO KILL by Peter Øvig Knudsen and Morten Henriksen, Danish Academy Award winner
LIGHT, DARKNESS AND COLOURS (1998), by Marie Louise Lauridsen, Marie Louise Lefèvre, and Henrik Boëtius, awarded Grand Prix Leonardo in Parma in 1999 and versioned into nine languages.
Short films include:
LITTLE DADDY by Michael W. Horsten, Danish Academy Award Winner and Special Mention at Berlin Kinder FilmFest
HANDS UP! by Morten Henriksen, awarded the Crystal Bear at Berlin's Kinder FilmFest in 1998
SMALL AVALANCHES based on a short story by Joyce Carol Oates and directed by Birgitte Stærmose, awarded the Prix UIP, Edinburgh International Film Festival, nominated for European Film Academy Award in 2003.