Producer Sigrid Dyekjær has produced more than 30 documentary films during the last 20 years. She is the producer of the Oscar nominated film 2020 The Cave by Feras Fayyad. She has produced the Oscar-nominee Hanna Polak’s Something Better to Come, which had theatrical release in the US and won more than 80 awards. For this, Sigrid was nominated at the Producers Guild of America Awards 2016 for Outstanding Producer of Documentary. Sigrid is now a Producers Guild of America member. She has produced in 2019 Love Child by Eva Mulvad, winner of Chicago Film Festival, sold to POV, I Walk by the acclaimed Danish Director Jørgen Leth (5 obstructions with Lars von Trier), School of Seduction by Alina Rudtnitskaya, Aquarela by Victor Kossakovsky, shortlisted for on Oscar in 2020, Hunting for Hedonia by Pernille Rose Grønkjær and Scandinavian Star series in 6 episodes by director Mikala Krogh, premiering in 2020.
Of previous work, she produced of BUGS (premiered at Tribeca Film Festival in 2016. It won the Food Smart Cities Award at the Cinemambiente Festival in Torino in 2016 and was chosen for more than 50 festivals worldwide) and Ai Weiwei – The Fake Case by Andreas Johnsen. Ai Weiwei – The Fake Case was released theatrically in the US and was the winner of the Film Critics’ Award in Denmark, the Bodil, and a nominee at IDFA’s feature length competition. Sigrid is the first co-producer on Ulrich Seidl’s film, “Safari”, which premiered in Denmark in 2017. Amongst other renowned titles, she is the producer of “The Monastery” (Winner of the Joris Ivens Price, IDFA 2006) by Pernille Rose, The Newsroom – Off The Record by Mikala Krogh (opened Baltic Sea Forum, won Best Documentary at the Copenhagen TV-festival in 2015 and has been sold to over 7 countries), Free the Mind by Phie Ambo (theatrical release in the US), “The Good Life” (Best doc award, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2011) and “A Modern Man” (CPH:DOX and Sheffield Doc/Fest 2017) by Eva Mulvad and furthermore, she has produced Max Kestner’s Amateurs in Space, which premiered in competition at IDFA 2017. Sigrid is one of the most experienced producers in Denmark, when it comes to financing and production of international documentary films. In 2015, she was awarded the Ib Award, given by the Danish Directors Association to honor the best producer in the Danish film industry. In 2020 she won The Cinema Eye Award with her outstanding producing of The Cave but was also nominated for outstanding producing for the film Aquarela. Sigrid teaches at the National Film School of Denmark and at DOK Incubator, an initiative supported by Media. She also holds master class lectures at film schools around the world and courses in documentary filmmaking. In 2018 Sigrid had the honor of being accepted as a member of The Academy.