European Documentary FilmSemester Course

European Documentary Film, Semester Course
Major Discipline(s)
Film Studies, Media Studies, Visual Arts
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

Documentary films are gaining more critical and commercial prominence these years, especially those increasingly pushing the boundaries of fact and fiction. This ambiguity is central to the course as we focus on European documentary film and some of its most prominent contemporary names. We discuss the theory, genre, aesthetics, and ethical considerations of documentary films and work in groups throughout the semester to produce our own small-scale documentary film.


Morten Egholm

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D. (Film and Media Studies, University of Copenhagen, 2009). Cand.mag. (Scandinavian Studies, Film and Media Theory, University of Copenhagen, 1997). Lecturer in Media History and Non-fiction Theory at the University of Copenhagen. With DIS since 2008.

European Humanities, Morten Egholm