Frank Poulsen – Keynote Speaker

Award winning film director focusing on several environmental issues.

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Specialist Subjects

  • Environment


  • English


Frank Poulsen is a film and documentary director with an activist mindset, who is best known for his documentaries on the environment.

Poulsen has recently completed documentaries on the fate of Africa and, specifically, the mobile telephone industry but his work is varied and other themes include development and youth issues.

Frank Poulsen graduated from the National Film School of Denmark and began his career at a Copenhagen TV Network. His work is influential and in 2012 he co-founded an organisation to develop an international hub of knowledge and inspiration for people engaged in story-telling through documentaries and film making. He has also worked as a photographer and scriptwriter

Frank Poulsen has received numerous awards including most recently at the Human Rights Film Festival 2012. The themes of his work included: Youth, The environment and Development issues.

Recent Awards include:

The Green Tenacity Award – San Francisco Green Film Festival. (2012)

Human Rights Film Festival – Bellingham International Film Festival (2012)

Justice Award – Cinema for Peace, Berliniale. (2011)

Art-House Cinemas Network Award, Planet Doc Film Festival, (2011)

“Inequalities in Health” (2011), 17 min Ministry of Health, Denmark

“Blood in the Mobile” (2010), 82 min Director
Produced by Koncern TV & Film in co-production with Chili Film and Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion for DR, DFI, YLE, NRK, WDR, Arte, TG4, Duna TV, ERT.

“A Seducers Fall” (2008) 40 min. Director About newspaper in Denmark
Produced by Koncern TV & Film for TV2, DFI.

“Democracy” (2006) 4 x 28.30 min. Director About: democracy in South Africa
Produced for DR TV and Danish Ministry of Education.
International sale: DR INT.

“Guerrilla Girl” (2005) 90 min. DirectorProduced for DR TV, VPRO, YLE, DFI.
By Zentropa Real. About young girl joining guerrilla army in Colombia.

Official selection: IDFA, SilverDocs, CPH DOX, Sheffiled, Gothenburg, Havana, Johannesburg, Belgrade, New York Roof Top Film Festival and many more.
International sale: Trust Film Sales.

“Roma” (2005) 28.30 min. Director About The “Decade for Roma inclusion”.
Produced for DR TV

“EU and the Poor” (2004) 40 min. About EU-Commissioner Poul Nielson
Co-Director. Produced for DR TV

“Europe at Stake” (2003) 50 min. About Danish EU chairmanship.
Co-director Produced for DR TV
Nominated for a TV-Oscar

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