Director Christina Rosendahl was born in 1971 in Denmark. She studied Comparative Literary History and Film and Media Studies at the University of Copenhagen before graduating from the alternative film School Super16 in 2002. Since her debut Stargazer, Rosendahl has directed a number of documentary and feature films. Rosendahl became the chair of the Danish Film Directors Guild in 2014 and is an active voice in the film debate, most prominently on gender issues.
Christina’s latest feature fiction film The Idealist was screened after the masterclass to showcase her work as a director. The Idealist won Rosendahl the Best Director Award at Beijing Film Festival in 2016 and was a nominee for the best Danish film at the Bodil awards in 2016. Christina’s motivation for her work can be described by the pressure to create engaging and disturbings films about topical issues in the Danish society. Her latest feature documentary Violently in Love, premiered in 2018, shares the stories of women behind the closed doors of the Copenhagen-based women’s shelter, where both the women and children are slowly recovering and rebuilding their lives after experiencing domestic and gender violence.
Christina Rosendahl was invited to be Ambassador by Wom@rts partner WIFT Finland.