At Home in the World

Andreas Koefoed, Denmark, 2015

59 min.DK/Documentary

In Denmark, there is a school for refugee children from all over the world. Here they are taught while they wait for their cases to be treated. Most children have arrived with their parents, a few of them without. Many have experienced war or violence at close range and live with traumas. All of them lost their home. The film follows a class for a year and creates an intimate portrait of a group of children as they try to adapt, learn a new language, make new friends and create a new home in the world.
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Original title Et hjem i verden
Danish title Et hjem i verden
Keywords Refugees, Refugee Children, Asylum applicants, Children, 2010-2019
Director Andreas Koefoed
Screenplay Andreas Koefoed
Producer Sara Stockmann
Director of Photography Niels Thastum, Sophia Olsson, Andreas Koefoed
Editor Jacob Schulsinger, Marion Tuor
Sound Morten Groth Brandt
Composer Bo Rande
Appearance Magomed, Sehmuz, Heda, Amel
Production country Denmark
Dialogue language Danish,English
Production company Sonntag Pictures ApS
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut
International sales DR International Sales
Danish festival release 05.11.2015, CPH:DOX
Online release 20.11.2015
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7
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Production company Sonntag Pictures ApS
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut


Direction Andreas Koefoed


Screenplay Andreas Koefoed
Script consultant Anders Frithiof August


Producer Sara Stockmann


Cinematographer Niels Thastum
Cinematographer Sophia Olsson
Cinematographer Andreas Koefoed


Editor Jacob Schulsinger
Editor Marion Tuor


Composer Bo Rande


Sound designer Morten Groth Brandt

Visual effects

Graphic design TBA


Appearance Magomed
Appearance Sehmuz
Appearance Heda
Appearance Amel
Appearance Ali

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Awards and nominations

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Award Year Festival
IDFA prize for best Midlenght Competition 2015 Amsterdam, IDFA 2015

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Tehran, Cinéma Vérité, Documentary Film Festival 2016-12-04
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2016-11-02
Bergen International Film festival 2016-09-20
Tel Aviv International Children's Film Festival 2016-07-07
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2016-05-13
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 2016-04-28
Durham, Full Frame 2016-04-07
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2016-03-18
London, Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2016-03-09
Göteborg International Film Festival 2016-01-29
Amsterdam, IDFA 2015-11-18
CPH:DOX 2015-11-06
Det Danske Filminstitut registrerer international festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, dog primært de titler, som Filminstituttet varetager i sin festivaldistribution, og primært i forbindelse med de festivaler, som Filminstituttet har prioriteret at samarbejde med. Registreringen af festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, der ikke er i festivaldistribution, foretages kun for "launch"-festivaler ifølge Filminstituttets prioriterede festivalliste. Se listen over prioriterede festivaler.

Reviews and articles

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Type Source Author Date
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Nanna Frank Rasmussen 2015-11-19
Anmeldelse Politiken-Fonden Dorte Hygum Soerensen 2015-11-12
Artikel Information Ralf Christensen 2015-11-07
Interview Berlingske Tidende Louise Kidde Sauntved 2015-11-06
Anmeldelse Weekendavisen Bo Green Jensen 2015-11-06
Varia Politiken-Fonden Hans Henrik Rasmussen 2015-11-05
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