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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