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Indiana University Press (US)

‘Reconciling the Past: Greenlandic Documentary in the Twenty-First Century’ (in book Arctic Cinemas and the Documentary Ethos) published by Indiana University Press 2019, U.S.

Exhibition in Buenos Aires (AR)

FACES – drawings by Ivalo Frank in the group show ‘Reaccion a Islandia’ at the Pavilion Nordico in Buenos Aires. Opening on Wednesday the 10th of April 2019. (The title of the exhibition quotes the poem ‘A Islandia’ written by the Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges in the late 1920s.)

Kinoproba film festival (RU)

ECHOES will be showing at the the Kinoproba film festival Ekaterinburg, Russia, from the 30th of November – 6th of December. The screening will be followed by Q&A with Director Ivalo Frank.

Bevich Vvond ‘Birch Not Glass’

Bevich Vvond’s ‘Birch Not Glass’ out on Nov. 30th. 2018
Music video by Ivalo Frank
Worldwide distribution: Kompakt

Oslo International Poetry Festival (NO)

On Friday the 30th of November White Milk from the Evil Breast will be showing the Oslo International Poetry Festival in Kunstnernes hus, followed by Q&A with director Ivalo Frank

ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival (DE)

White Milk from the Evil Breast (dir. Ivalo Frank) has been selected for the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival Münster|Berlin and will be showing at Filmwerkstatt Münster 27th – 30th September 2018

Ovartaci Museum, Aarhus (DK)

OPEN – Film and photography by Ivalo Frank @ Ovartaci Fields, Aarhus (DK) Opens on January 24th 2018 – July 2018

Senate House, London (UK)

On the 3rd of June the ‘Art, Materiality and Representation’ conference takes place at the British Museum, where Ivalo Frank will be speaking in the panel ‘Going beyond the contemporary? Art, anthropology, ontology’. This panel examines recent calls to ‘go beyond’ contemporary art and responds to how artistic and curatorial practices increasingly enter into dialogue with questions of ontological multiplicity, equivocity and cosmopolitics.

Location SOAS Senate House – S312Date and Start Time 03 Jun, 2018 at 15:30

Anahí's Room, Berlin (DE)

Cryptopian States/ Cycle Music and Art Festival, Anahí’s Room film screening @ the private residency of the ambassador of Iceland to Germany. 26/5 at Trabenerstrasse 68, 14193 Berlin, 3PM-11PM

Radio Alex Berlin, Germany

Feature at 3PM on Radio Alex with Non-functional Harmony about their upcoming EP and the soundtrack for Ivalo Frank’s latest film Anahí’s Room: https://greentea-berlin

Oslo University, Norway

Filmscreening at Oslo University, Norway. January 23rd 2018. “Arktis im Wandel” ECHOES (Ivalo Frank, DK/GL/D, 2010, 24 min)

Tellus Cinema Stockholm, Sweden

Swedish premiere of Anahí’s Room on the 25th of November, at Tellus Cinema. Q&A with Ivalo Frank

Gothenburg Design Festival

SHE’S A SHOW at Gothenburg Design Festival THURSDAY 23RD, 17:00-20:00
Link to video:
Poem written by Mette Moestrup | Music by Miriam Karpantschof | Film by Ivalo Frank

Anahí's Room, Denmark

Anahí’s Room (2017, 40min) will be showing at the Greenland House in Copenhagen on November 14th. Q&A with filmdirector Ivalo Frank after the screening.

She's a Show, DK

Videowork by Ivalo Frank will premiere at the Black Horse Theatre, Copenhagen. The work is a collaboration with poet Mette Moestrup and sound artist Miriam Karpantschof.

Savvy Contemporary Berlin

Film screening and performance: Anahí’s Room at SAVVY Contemporary, Plantagenstraße 31, 13347 Berlin, Nov. 9th 7:15PM

Anahi's Room, Iceland

Anahi’s Room – Ivalo Frank’s latest film – will celebrate its Icelandic premier on the 12th of September at the Gerðarsafn Kópavogur Art Museum. The director will be present for Q&A after the screening.


On Sep. the 11th the WOMEN, EMPOWERMENT AND FILMMAKING panel discussion will take place at Gerðarsafn Kópavogur Art Museum in Iceland. Participants: Ivalo Frank (DK|GL) – Ingunn Olsen (FO) – Dögg Mósesdóttir (IS) – Ragnheiður Gestsdóttir (IS)

Xi'an Festival, China

From the 4th – 10th of September 2017, FACES – take 1 will be exhibited at the Xian Festival in China.

Iceland: Gerðarsafn Kópavogur Art Museum

On Sep. the 9th ECHOES will be screening at Gerðarsafn Kópavogur Art Museum, followed by Q&A with Ivalo Frank

ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, Denmark

On May 20.-21. FACES take 1 will be screening at ARoS – Aarhus Art Museum, Denmark. Ivalo Frank will be in conversation with Ebbe Volquardsen


Meet Ivalo Frank @ Grosses Treffen, the Nordic Embassy in Germany on the 22nd of April 2016

Exhibition at Nuuk Art Museum

Drawings and film by Ivalo Frank, performance by Jessie Kleemann. At the Nuuk Artmuseum (GL) from the 23rd of March – 19th of May 2017.

Glydendal/Kritik 2016

‘In your face’: Drawings and photography by Ivalo Frank, text by Jessie Kleemann in Gyldendal/Kritik (DK), Sep. 1st 2016

Radio Alex - Green Tea Berlin

On May the 4th, Ivalo Frank will be talking about her film ECHOES and the use of sound and music in her films. It happens on Alex Radio and 88.4 FM at 1PM

Moderation Nordic Embassies in Berlin

On the 2nd of December Frank will be moderating the film screening of Sumé – the sound of a revolution. Prior to the film, Faith, Hope and Greenland (dir. Ivalo Frank, 2009) will be showing. It takes place at KULTURHUS BERLIN, Nordic Embassies in Berlin | Rauchstraße 1 | 10787 Berlin, at 7PM

Danish Embassy in Germany

Talk by Ivalo Frank at the political and cultural conference held at the Nordic embassies in Berlin, Sep. 22nd. The topic is: Political issues concerning minority rights, art and languages.

“Change Perspective, Change the World”

Keynote talk at the Arctic Cinemas and the Documentary Ethos conference, Spurlock Museum Auditorium, University of Illinois, Urbanan-Champaign, Illinois, US. Public Lecture and Screening: 7.30 – 9.30 PM

Nordic film & TV Fond

Ivalo Frank will be doing a talk at the Nordic Film & TV Fond’s expert meeting, about the Nordic program, challenges and possibilities, on June the 12th, between 9.00-17.00, at Nordatlantens Brygge, Strandgade 91, 1401 Copenhagen, Denmark.

ECHOES at the Smithsonian National Museum

On the 8th May ECHOES will be shown at the opening of the ‘Arctic Spring – Arctic Matters’ festival at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. The event is from 1PM – 5PM and starts with a Panel discussion, followed by the film screening. Address: Baird Auditorium, Ground Floor, 10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20560

9th May 2015

At 12:30PM, ECHOES will be showing at the Danish Embassy in the United States, as part of the ‘Shortcut to Europe: European Union Embassies, Open House.’ 3200 Whitehaven St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20008 USA

Greenland Eyes at the Danish Embassy in Washington D.C.

On the 9th May Greenland Eyes will be collaborating with both the Greenland Represenation to the USA and the Danish embassy and screening films as part of the ‘Shortcut to Europe: European Union Embassies, Open House.’
For full program see

Smithsonian National Museum

We are delighted to announce that the Smithsonian Institution has invited Greenland Eyes to the National Museum in Washington D.C. in May 2015, when the USA takes over chairmanship of the Arctic Council. Follow the up-dates directly on

Award of Recognition 2015

Ivalo Franks latest film Killerbird wins Award of Recognition at Best Shorts Competition USA, 2015

ASFF Artists' Film Archive

Viviente has been added to Aesthetica Magazine online Artists’ Film Archive and can be viewed at their website

29th January 2015

Killerbird will premiere at Galerie Wedding, Berlin – Raum für zeitgenössische Kunst, as part of the POW exhibition/talks curated by Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung & Solvej Helweg Ovesen. The film features Jessie Kleemann, Nadine Milzner, Miki Shoji, Ronni Maciel and Raven Do Canto.


Ivalo Frank will be in the jury selecting the participating 60 artists for 2015 GROSSES TREFFEN in Berlin. GROSSES TREFFEN is a yearly portfolio reviewing event for Nordic artists, where they can meet some of Berlins most interesting curators/directors of art institutions. The jury meeting will take place 26th of January 2015.

More info

A.P. Møller support for Greenland Eyes

The Greenland Eyes International Film Festival 2014 receives funding from A.P. Møller og Hustru Chastine Mc-Kinney Møllers Fond til almene Formaal and the Nordic Film and TV Fund.

Greenland Eyes '14

Greenland Eyes International Film Festival receives funding from Nordic Culturefond, Kulturkontakt Nord, NAPA, DFI and Fritt Ord. The festival tours the Nordic region from the 28th of August till the 18th of December 2014.

Viviente @ Berlin Independent Film Festival 2014

Vivinete has been nominated in the official selection for music videos at the Berlin Independent FIlm Festival, which takes place at Babylon Cinema in Berlin mitte during the Berlin Berlinale. Viviente will be screened on MOnday the 17th of February 2014

OPEN nominated for the Tromsø Palm!

OPEN has been nominated for the Tromsø Palm at the Tromsø International Film Festival. Winners to be announced at the festival, which runs from January 13th-19th 2014

20th December 2013

OPEN is screening at the International Film Festival Pakistan 2013, in Lahore this Friday at 1PM. Ivalo Frank will be attending via skype.

Greenland University lectures

On the 26. and 27. of November, Ivalo Frank will be showing OPEN, ECHOES, Anahí’s room and Viviente at Greenland’s University, followed by talk and Q&A


We are happy to announce that OPEN has been accepted at the renowned Danish Documentary Film festival CPH:DOX. OPEN is screening at 4:30PM, on Nov. 8th at Nordisk Film Palads and on Nov. 17th at Cinemateket. The latter screening is followed by a panel discussion with director Ivalo Frank

OPEN @ the 55th Nordic Film Days Lübeck

OPEN has been selected for the 55th Nordic Film Days Lübeck, which will take place from the Oct 30th to Nov 3rd 2013. The film will be screened two times during the festival and there will subsequently be Q&A with the director Ivalo Frank

Greenland Eyes International Film Festival 2014!

It’s now official!

Greenland Eyes International Film Festival coming to Greenland (Katuaq), Denmark (the Danish Film Institute), Iceland, Sweden, Finland, the Faroe Islands, Iceland and Norway, in the fall of 2014!

Anahí's room enters sound design phase

The editing process is almost finished, we have half an hour of amazing dance movements and body expressions and Anahí’s room is now ready to enter the exciting soundtrack making phase.

Patti Smith review

Read the Patti Smith article here:

Editing of Anahí's Room has commenced!

After ten amazing days of shooting Anahí’s Room, we have now started the editing process. The material is stunning. Thank you so much to Jessie Kleemann, Miki Shoji, Nadine Milzner, Ronni Maciel and Raven Do Canto for outstanding performances and energy.

OPEN wins Gold Kahuna Award at the Honolulu Film Festival 2013

OPEN – a film about the closed psychiatric ward R3 in Denmark – has won the prize in the category Documentary Films: ‘The prestigious Honolulu Film Award is a signature statement of excellence and achievement in the arts of filmmaking and storytelling’ – Honolulu Film Festival
For more information on the prize:

ECHOES on Itunes

ECHOES (2010) is now available on Itunes, yeha!

OPEN international cinema premiere

OPEN is celebrating its international cinema premier at Babylon Cinema in Berlin, Germany. Ivalo Frank will be there to answer questions after the screening. For further info check:

OPEN winner of the Diamond Award

at the California Film Awards taking place in San Diego, US on the 26th of January 2013
For more info please check:

OPEN selected for the Arctic Heat Film Festival

taking place in Jyväskylä, Finland 14th – 16th of February 2013.

Production of "Anahí's Room" has commenced

Featuring the marvellous Jessie Kleemann will be shot in April 2013

OPEN nominated at the California Film Awards...

…in a category Feature Documentary. The competition takes place on 26th of January 2013 in Sand Diego, CA in the US.

ECHOES at the Venice Architecture Biennale

ECHOES has been selected to form part of the Venice Architecture Biennale and can be viewed from 29th August till 25th November 2012.

The Danish Arts Council production grant

Ivalo Frank has received a production grant for the making of her next film OPEN, which will be exhibited at HEART/ Herning Museum of Contemporary Art (DK) opening on Sep 14th 2012 -till January 6th 2013.

Production of the film OPEN has commenced!

The film, which will be shot at the Arhus University hospital, is due to be exhibited at HEART/ Herning Museum of Contemporary Art (DK) opening on Sep 14th 2012 – till January 6th 2013

Ivalo Frank receives grant to realise the film EYES

Ivalo Frank has received a grant from NAPA to realise the production of her film EYES, which will be shot in Berlin between the 24th of April and 30th of April 2012.

Ivalo Frank is 'special guest' at Shortcutz Berlin

On the 29th of March, Shortcutz has invited Ivalo Frank to screen her film ECHOES and talk about film-making and answer questions from the audience. At Shortcutz Berlin, Reichenberger Strasse 133, 10999 Berlin, at 8:30PM. For more information see shortcutzberlin

Stockholm premieres: ECHOES & "Faith, hope and Greenland"

Two Ivalo Frank productions, ECHOES and Faith, hope and Greenland, will be showing at Tellus Cinema in Stockholm, this Saturday at 7PM. Frank will be present to answer questions after the screenings. For more information see

Wild Dogs of Sarajevo showing in Denmark

Wild Dogs of Sarajevo (Ivalo Frank, 2004) is showing at the Nikolaj Contemporary Art Center in Copenhagen, Denmark until the 26th of February.

Greenland Eyes IFF receives production grant

Greenland Eyes International Film Festival is organised by Ivalo Frank in coorporation with the Nordic Institute at Humboldt University. The festival will take place at renowned Arsenal Cinema in Berlin from the 24th. – 30th. of April 2012. See for more information.

ECHOES wins Award for Best Documentary

ECHOES, a film by Ivalo Frank wins the Festival Award for Best Documentary at the London Underground Film Festival 2011. ECHOES takes place on a little island in Greenland, home to Anna Kuitse and her husband, sharing the (love) story about two people who met here in in the midst of international politics. The music documentary was recorded on abandoned military locations in Greenland, and it incorporates the sounds, structures and colours of the mosaic landscape of steep mountains.

Greenland Eyes International Film Festival dates confirmed

Greenland Eyes International Film Festival – organised by Ivalo Frank in corporation with Lill-Ann Körber and Milena Nikolova – has been confirmed. The festival will take place at Arsenal Cinema in Berlin from the 24th of April to the 30th of April 2012. Save the date!

ECHOES nominated for the prize The Golden Key

Ivalo Frank’s film ECHOES has been nominated by the selection committees of the 28th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival for the prize The Golden Key. 14 films were selected amongst the 2,500 submitted films. The film be shown at the festival on the 9th. of November 2011, at 8PM.

ECHOES chosen for official selection at the Aesthetica Short Film Festival

The Festival will take place in York (UK) from 3rd to 6th November 2011. The Aesthetica Short Film Festival is a celebration of independent film from across the world. The Film Festival was created as an outlet to support and champion short filmmaking and will cover a wide variety of genres and filmic styles, including narrative films, documentary, animation, music video and artists’ film amongst others.

Ivalo Frank signs world-wide distribution deal

Ivalo Frank has signed a world-wide distribution deal with Shorts International. In future, Shorts International will be in charge of selling ECHOES to TV stations across the world. Shorts International is the world’s leading short movie entertainment company, functioning as distributor, broadcaster and producer. With a catalogue of over 3000 short movies, they represent every genre across multiple platforms. Their titles include past Oscar winners and nominees, festival favourites and revered classics. The company is headquartered in London with additional offices in Paris, New York and Los Angeles. Check them out here.

Ivalo Frank launches new film festival

Greenland Eyes International Film Festival will take place in Arsenal Cinema Berlin in the spring of 2012. The festival is a cooperation with the Nordic Institute at Humboldt University and will highlight films from Greenland as well as other filmic examples that deal with Greenlandic images while produced in foreign countries. With Greenland Eyes International Film Festival it will be for the first time that the Berlin audience is offered a chance to gain an insight into a range of films dealing specifically with various representations of Greenland. Link to Arsenal.

Radioshow with Ivalo Frank & Sofa Salon

On the 15. of June between 1PM and 2PM, the Berlin based radio station Green Tea is broadcasting an interview with Ivalo Frank. Tune in here or listen to the full show here.

Ivalo Frank On Air

On the 15. of June 1PM, the Berlin based radio station Green Tea is broadcasting an interview with Ivalo Frank.
Check the teaser here.

ECHOES selected for the American Independent Film Festival

The tri-city American Independent Film Festival celebrates the work of independent filmmakers. It is a unique platform for new talent and a tour-de-force of low-budget creativity and innovation. The Festival attracts an amazing array of filmmakers from across the world and offers film lovers coast to coast an extraordinary chance to glimpse the future of cinema. AIFF focuses on the work of new filmmakers and films presenting new approaches and innovative solutions to limited budgets. As the festival venues are all closely connected with prominent film schools, the audiences are unusually sophisticated in their appreciation of quality film.

Ivalo Frank winner of Best Shorts (US)

“Ivalo Frank has won a prestigious Award of Merit from the Best Shorts Competition. The award was given for Ivalo Frank’s experimental documentary ECHOES, which takes place on a little island in Greenland where we meet Anna Kuitse and her husband. The film takes the viewer on a hypnotic journey through remnants from the Cold War and the Second World War left in the midst of breath-taking nature. ECHOES features exceptional story line, location, visuals, sound and main characters.”

Ivalo Frank receives working grant from the Danish Arts Council

Ivalo Frank winner at the Los Angeles International Film Festival

Ivalo Frank’s film ECHOES has won the prize Honorable Mention Award in the category Short Documentary. The festival is running from the 22nd to the 25th of April 2011 in Los Angeles, US.

Echoes selected for a Honourable Mention Award at the Los Angeles International Film Festival 2011

Ivalo Frank receives film grant to realise "Anahi's Room"

Anahi’s room is an art- and feature film about sexual abuse and the survivors means of existence.

ECHOES selected for the Iranian Documentary Film Festival 2011

ECHOES selected for the Iranian Documentary Film Festival February, 19th in Malmö, Sweden.

ECHOES Selected For Kiel Film Festival 2011

ECHOES selected for Kiel Film Festival, 8th — 10th April 2011

ECHOES nominated at the Tromsø International Film Festival

ECHOES is competing for the Tromsø Palm, at the Tromsø International Film Festival in Norway, january 2011.

ECHOES selected for London "Ladyfest" Art Festival

ECHOES at London Ladyfest Art Festival, THE RELENTLESS GARAGE, 20-22 Highbury Corner, Islington, London N5 1RD on the 12th Nov. 2010.

ECHOES selected for Reykjavik International Film Festival

ECHOES at Reykjavik International Film Festival, on the 30th and 31th of October 2010.

"Faith, Hope And Greenland" selected for London Underground Film Festival

Faith, hope and Greenland at London Underground Film Festival, LONDON: The Horse Hospital, COLONNADE BLOOMSBURY, LONDON WC1N 1JD on Saturday the 4th December 2011 at 12 noon.

Ivalo Frank receives film grant to realise ECHOES

The film is an experimental music documentary recorded on various abandoned military places in Greenland.