About esther

Esther Wellejus is a filmmaker and a writer, living and working in Copenhagen.

She wrote and directed ‘You Are Still Somebody’s Someone’ / ‘Vi Lader Billedet Stå Et Øjeblik’ – a documentary from a daughter to her father; a film on the blurry paths of memory and the love for the person behind the diagnosis. The film is produced by made in copenhagen with producer Mathilde Hvid Lippmann and Helle Faber as executive producer.

The film has been screened at film festivals all over the world and selected for competition at Sheffield DocFest 2017 (Best New Talent-nominee), CPH:DOX 2017 (NEXT:WAVE-nominee), Odense International Film Festival (Best National Film-nominee), Open City Documentary Festival, London and Astra Film Festival, Rumania (Best International Short Documentary-nominee) 2017 and the aCinema Festival, USA 2018 and won for Best Original Music at the Ekko Shortlist Awards 2017.

Recently Vi Lader Billedet Stå Et Øjeblik (You Are Still Somebody’s Someone) was selected for competition of best short documentary at the Danish Film Academy Awards 2019.