Michael Madsen, Denmark, Austria, Ireland, Finland, Norway 2015, 90'
Director: Michael Madsen
Music: Karsten Fundal
Editing: Nathan Nugent, Stefan Sundlöf
Producers: Lise Lense-Møller
Co-producers: Carsten Aanonsen, Andrew Freedman, Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Markus Glaser, Sami Jahnukainen, Michael Kitzberger, Wolfgang Widerhofer
Production: Indie Film Magic as, Hour Films ApS, Mouka Filmi Oy, Nikolaus Geyrhalte Filmproduktion, Venom Films
What would happen if mankind was to make its first contact with an alien life form? Whether it is dream or reality, the idea has been haunting us for decades. Visit: An alien encounter, is a documentary-like movie which explores how this encounter would play out, as well as the reactions and questions of Earth’s inhabitants.
Michael Madsen is director and conceptual artist. He directed several documentaries, and he is also the founder and artistic leader of “Sound/Gallery”, sound system spread through 900 square meters under the Square of City hall in Copenhagen, Denmark (1996-2001). In addition, he is the guest lecturer on Royal Danish Arts Academy, Danish Film School and Danish School of Design. He is most renowned for Into Eternity: A film for the future (2010), Visit: An Alien Encounter (2015) and The Average of the Average (2011).
Festivals and awards:
DocAviv Film Festival 2015, Depth of Field Competition
Hamptons International Film Festival 2015, Golden Starfish Award Documentary Feature
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2015, Silver Eye Award Best Feature Documentary
Moscow International Film Festival 2015, Silver St. George Best Film of the Documentary Competition
Sundance Film Festival 2015, Grand Jury Prize World Cinema – Documentary
Nyon Film Festival 2015
Docs Against Gravity Film Festival 2015
Transilvania International Film Festival 2015
Biografilm Festival 2015
Munich International Film Festival 2015
Fantasia International Film Festival 2015
L'Étrange Festival 2015
Vancouver International Film Festival 2015
Helsinki International Film Festival 2015