Award-winning short film director.
Award-winning short film writer and director based in Sweden but mostly working out of Greenland. Inuk holds a Master's Degree in film studies from the University of Aarhus (Denmark), is a voting member of the European Film Academy, and has a long history of producing shorts and advertising content of different sorts. He grew up in Greenland making short animations and videos, and as an adult he is still committed to exploring his Inuit background in his productions.
Today he is an active member of the film community of Greenland, Film.GL, and an advocate for indigenous storytelling in film. His short films have been shown at more than 100 film festivals worldwide and on every continent, including Antarctica, winning awards in as diverse countries as the U.S., Finland, India, Ukraine, and Greenland. Both credited as well as uncredited he has been involved in the development of several short films, from pre- to post production, as a story supervisor, and a consultant. While he has won praise for his own films he is also a keen lecturer on the subject of film production/-studies, and he has been involved in several film workshops and festivals all around the Nordic countries helping young people learn about filmmaking.
Official Selection
In the Shadow of the Tugtupite
Riddu Riđđu Festivála
Samuelsberg
2022
Official Selection
In the Shadow of the Tugtupite
International Uranium Film Festival
Rio de Janeiro
2022
In competition
In the Shadow of the Tugtupite
Ennesimo Film Festival
Bologna
2022
Official Selection
In the Shadow of the Tugtupite
Int. Short and Independent Film Festival
Dahka
2022
Official Selection
In the Shadow of the Tugtupite
Wales One World Film Festival
Aberystwyth
2022
Official Selection
In the Shadow of the Tugtupite
Nunavut International film festival
Iqaluit
2022
Official Selection
In the Shadow of the Tugtupite
Alpi Giulie Cinema/Monte Analogo
Trieste
2022
Official Selection
In the Shadow of the Tugtupite
Arctic Shorts Film Evening
Brussels
2022
Best Documentary
In the Shadow of the Tugtupite
Calcutta International Short Film festival
Kolkata
2021
Finalist - Best Short Film
In the Shadow of the Tugtupite
Cortomontagna
Udine
2021
In competition
In the Shadow of the Tugtupite
Flensburger Kurzfilmtage
Flensburg
2021
Official Selection
In the Shadow of the Tugtupite
Native Spirit Film Festival
London
2021
Official Selection
In the Shadow of the Tugtupite
imagineNATIVE
Toronto
2021
Official Selection
In the Shadow of the Tugtupite
The Explorers Club Polar Film Festival
Christchurch
2021
Competition Selection
In the Shadow of the Tugtupite
International Short Film Festival of Cyprus
Limassol
2021
In competition
In the Shadow of the Tugtupite
Arctic International Film Festival
Anadyr
2021
In Competition
In the Shadow of the Tugtupite
Lunenberg Doc Fest
Lunenberg, NS
2021
Official Selection
In the Shadow of the Tugtupite
Human-Environment Care Film Festival
Pickering, ON
2021
Official Selection
In the Shadow of the Tugtupite
Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival
Ottawa
2021
In competition
In the Shadow of the Tugtupite
Nordic International Film Festival
New York
2021
In competition
In the Shadow of the Tugtupite
GECO Film Festival
Melbourne
2021
Official Selection
In the Shadow of the Tugtupite
Nickel Independent Film Festival
St. Johns
2021
Official Selection
In the Shadow of the Tugtupite
Wairoa Māori Film Festival
Wairoa
2021
Official Selection
In the Shadow of the Tugtupite
Liberation DocFest
Dhaka
2021
Official Selection
In the Shadow of the Tugtupite
Ecocine
Sao Paolo
2021
Official Selection
In the Shadow of the Tugtupite
Trento Film Festival
Trento
2021
Official Selection
In the Shadow of the Tugtupite
Demetera International Short film Festival
Paris
2021
Competition Selection
In the Shadow of the Tugtupite
Tampere Film Festival
Tampere
2021
Finalist, Best Native Stories
In the Shadow of the Tugtupite
Canberra Short film Festival
Canberra
2021
Official Selection
In the Shadow of the Tugtupite
Skabmagovat Film Festival
Inari
2021
In competition
In the Shadow of the Tugtupite
Tromsø International Film Festival
Tromsø
2021
Official Selection
In the Shadow of the Tugtupite
Dunedin International Film Festival
Dunedin, Florida
2021
Official Selection
Hedtoft
Trento Film Festival
Trento
2021
Official Selection
Home
Ecocine
Sao Paolo
2021
Gold Award - Best Documentary, Bronze - Best Editing, Honorable Mentions - Director, Cinematography, Score
In the Shadow of the Tugtupite
Independent Shorts Awards
Hollywood
2020
Best Documentary Short Nominee
In the Shadow of the Tugtupite
Red Nation International Film Festival
Los Angeles
2020
Jury Award - Best Shortfilm
In the Shadow of the Tugtupite
Nuuk International Film Festival
Nuuk
2020
Official Selection
Hedtoft
Nordische Filmtage
Lübeck
2020
Official Selection
Hedtoft
Setting Sun Film Festival
Melbourne
2020
Official Selection
Hedtoft
Asinabka Media Arts & Film Festival
Ottawa
2020
Official Selection
Hedtoft
MINT Film Festival
Billings, Manitoba
2020
Official Selection
Hedtoft
Nord Atlantiske Filmdage
Copenhagen
2020
Official Selection
Hedtoft
Māoriland Film Festival
Otaki
2020
Official Selection
Hedtoft
639 Festival
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2020
Best International Director Nominee
Hedtoft
Oregon Documentary Film Festival
Portland, Oregon
2020
Official Selection
Hedtoft
Nickel Independent Film Festival
St. John’s
2020
Official Selection
Hedtoft
International Festival of Winter Cinema
Edmonton
2020
Silver Award
Hedtoft
Independent Shorts Awards
Los Angeles
2020
Official Selection
Home
North x North
Anchorage
2020
Official Selection
Home
Nature Track Film Festival
Los Olivos
2020
Best Cinematography
Home
Kyiv Film Festival
Kiev
2020
Official Selection
Home
Nord Atlantiske Filmdage
Copenhagen
2020
Finalist, Best International Short Film
Home
Setting Sun Film Festival
Melbourne
2020
Finalist Best First Nations Film
Home
People of Passion International Film Festival
Victoria
2020
Best Shortfilm
Hedtoft
Nuuk International Film Festival (work in progress)
Nuuk
2019
Official Selection
Home
Arctic Shorts Film Festival
Brussels
2019
Official Selection
Home
Native Spirit Film Festival
London
2019
Official Selection
Home
Barents Ecology Film Festival
Moscow, St. Petersburg
2019
Nominated (Best Short film)
Home
Sunrise Film Festival
Nova Scotia
2019
Finalist
Home
Blue Sea Film Festival
Rauma
2019
Official Selection
Home
Mosaic Film Festival
Rockford, Ilinois
2019
Best Environmental Shortfilm
Home
Scandinavian International Film Festival
Helsinki
2019
Official Selection
Home
Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival
Ottawa
2019
Official Selection
Home
Prague Independent Film Festival
Prague
2019
Focus Greenland
Home
Nordic Youth Film Festival
Tromsø
2019
Screening
Home
Tulum World Environmental Film Festival
Tulum
2019
Official Selection
Home
Green Planet Barcelona International Short Film Festival
Vacarisses, Barcelona
2019
Official Selection
Home
Wairoa Maori Film Festival
Wairoa
2019
Official Selection
Home
Sveriges Kortfilmsfestival
Stockholm
2019
Best Environmental Documentary
Home
Beyond Earth Film Festival
Kolkata
2019
Official Selection
Home
Maoriland Film Festival
Otaki
2019
Official Selection
Home
International Festival of Winter Cinema
Edmonton, Alberta
2019
Storytelling Award
Home
A Show For A Change Film Festival
Long BEach
2019
Silver Award Best Documentary Short, Honorable Mentions Editing
Home
Independent Shorts Awards
Los Angeles
2019
Official Selection
Home
Dunedin International Film Festival
Dunedin, Florida
2019
Official Selection
Home
Inshort Film Festival 2018
Lagos
2018
Best Documentary Short, Autumn 2018
Home
Independent Talents International Film Festival
2018
Official Selection
Home
Arctic Light Film Festival
Kiruna
2018
Part of the Nordic Impressions exhibition
Home
Nordic Impressions, the Phillips Collection
Washington D.C.
2018
Screening
Home
Nordiske Nætter
Helsinki
2018
Official Selection
Home
Nuuk International Film Festival
Nuuk
2018
College
Aarhus University
Film studies
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Birth Date
June 2, 1981
Current City
Gothenburg, Sweden
Hometown
Qaqortoq, Greenland
“Perfection is achieved not when there’s nothing left to add but when there’s nothing left to cut away.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Award-winning short film director.