My Generation Award Given to Jon Bang Carlsen


Director Jon Bang Carlsen has been awarded with My Generation Award by Nenad Puhovski, the Founder and Director of ZagrebDox.

Danish director Jon Bang Carlsen, whose film Déjà vu was screened in the Masters of Dox section, has won the My Generation Award, presented to him on Thursday by the founder and director of ZagrebDox, Nenad Puhovski.

The award for a film by a My Generation filmmaker is an award dedicated to those flmmakers who have, often in a quiet and unassuming manner, achieved great quality of work and whose presence has been crucial to documentary film for years, even decades. The filmmakers without whom there would be no documentary film. 

This year I give the My Generation Award to Danish director Jon Bang Carlsen for Déjà vu, a film in which he not only questions his own life and its demons with artistic prowess and courage, but also continues the lifelong creative exploration of the very nature of documentarism, said Nenad Puhovski in a statement.

Jon Bang Carlsen is film director born in 1950, graduate of the Danish Film School, 1976. He has written and directed more than thirty films, both documentaries and feature films. Early classics include Jenny (1977), A Rich Man (1979), Hotel of the Stars (1981), Phoenix Bird (1984) and Before the Guests Arrive (1986).