Max Kestner (Denmark)

Max Kestner was born 1969. He graduated from the National Film School of Denmark in 1997. He than worked for DR TV, where he made Partiet/The Party (2000) and Supergeil (1997-1998). His film Rejsen på ophavet/Max by chance (2004) was chosen for First Appearance at IDFA Amsterdam and received a GulDok for Best Short Documentary at CPH:DOX, 2004. His next film Verden i Danmark/The World in Denmark (2007) received a Danish Robert for Best Short Film.
Besides his filmmaking activities he also works as a lecturer at the National Film School of Denmark.


Homo sapiens (Denmark, 1997)
Nede På Jorden/ Blue Collar White Christmas (80´, Denmark, 2002)
Rejsen på ophavet/ Max by Chance (29´, Denmark, 2004)
Verden i Danmark/ The World in Denmark (40´, Denmark, 2007)
Desmåskrig (40, Denmark, 2007)
Næste gang bliver vi fugle (40´, Denmark, 2009)
Drømme I København/ Dreams in Copenhagen (Denmark, 2009)

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