Phie Ambo (Denmark)

Phie Ambo is a Danish director who grew up in Snekkersten in Denmark. She graduated as a math-student from Helsingør Gymnasium in 1992. She studied directing of documentary film at National Film School of Denmark. In 2001 she co-directed her debut film Family together with Sami Saif, which won a Robert award (Danish annual film award) for Best Documentary and Joris Ivens Award at IDFA festival in Amsterdam. Phie Ambo followed Family up with Growing Up In a Day in 2002. In 2006 she directed Gambler which is a documentary about the controversial Danish auteur-director Nicolas Winding Refn (*Pusher, Bronson), and his struggle to continue making films after going financially bankrupt in 2003.

Filmography

  • Family
    2001
  • Growing Up in a Day
    2002
  • The Diver Inside Me
    2003
  • Gambler - The Million Dollar Headache
    2006
  • Fever - A film about artist Julie Nord
    2007
  • Mechanical Love
    2007
  • The Home Front
    2010
  • Free the Mind
    2012
  • The Bailiff
    2013
  • Good Things Await
    2014

Doc Alliance Members

Doc Alliance is a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.