CPH:LAB is excited to announce that one of our wonderful participants from this year’s lab has won the CPH:DOX 2015 Reel Talent Award.
The Reel Talent Award is a prestigeous 25.000 Dkk (3.350 EUR) cash prize granted by The Association of Danish Film Directors and CPH:DOX to a documentary director who has demonstrated exceptional cinematic vision at an early stage in their career.
Indeed Elvira has proven herself worthy of such an achievement with her short but outstanding career, comprising documentaries such as ‘Songs for Alexis’ that was showcased at CPH:DOX last year, ‘Trentemøller: Gravity’ co-directed with Tue Walin Storm featuring Oscar Isaac, and her new captivating project we are all waiting for: ‘Bobby Jene’.
We are so proud to have Elvira in this year’s lab alongside 19 other talented filmmakers, who were all present at the award show to cheer her on as she took the stage to receive the prize.
The jury said: “The director receiving this recognition has a short but impressive career that gives hope for future work. She has shown that she is able to go close, handle sensitive issues in a gentle and respectful way to build a story into a gripping drama that is far stronger than many films.”
We couldn’t agree more and we are thrilled to work with her on her new LAB project, to be shot during the spring 2016 in the US with her CPH:LAB co-director Malik Vitthal.