TIFF Judges In 2020


We are so honored to have a fantastic team of judges participating at the Tulipoff Film Festival. Who are they and what are they passionate about? Let’s find out!

Birgitte Stærmose:

Birgitte Stærmose is Director and holds an MFA in Film and Media Arts from Temple University.”Room 304″ is Stærmose’s first feature. Her latest film, “Out of love”, a staged monologue based film with street children in Pristina, Kosovo, has been honored with a Special Mention at the Berlinale, the Prix EFA at Rotterdam IFF, Prix de la jeunes at Festival du cinema de Brive, a Jury Special Mention at Melbourne IFF, the award for Best Short at Stockholm IFF and a Danish Academy Award for Best Documentary, and was also nominated for Best European Short at the EFA Awards in 2010.Her other award-winning shorts have screened worldwide as well: “Small avalanches”, based on a short story by Joyce Carol Oates, won UIP Prize for Best European Short at Edinburgh IFF 2003 and was nominated for Best European Short at the European Film Awards. “Principles of attraction”, four stories about four women includes “Sophie”, the last of these stories. “Sophie” had its international premiere at Sundance in 2007, was selected for New Directors / New Films at MOMA in NYC and was awarded the ARTE prize at Dresden International FF.Stærmose also directed severel episodes of the danish television series “Norskov” (2015) as well as the danish/swedish feature “Darling” (2017).

Source: DFI.dk (http://dfi.dk/)

Marie Skovgaard

Marie Skovgaard is Director, and she graduated from film and media studies at Copenhagen University in 2010.Marie Has worked on different television productions as a director and tv producer, amongst others ‘Børn alene på flugt’ (2016) about unaccompanied child immigrants. She was also behind the digital project ‘Syriatypes’ and co-directed the VR-project ‘Afripedia’, which was made during CPH:LAB at CPH:DOX.She debuted as a documentary feature director with ‘The Reformist – A Female Imam’ (2019), which was selected for the main competition at CPH:DOX.Source: DFI.dk (http://dfi.dk/)

Rasmus Brandstrup

Rasmus Brendstrup is a Graduate in modern culture on intercultural communication. He has specialized in Iranian movies and has most recently curated and presented a series of historical movies of Iran 1960-1990. Rasmus has been the editor at Cinemateket the past years, where he curates select series of films that are both national and international. Source: DFI.dk (http://dfi.dk/)

Mohsen Bagheri Dastgerdi

Mohsen Bagheri Dastgerdi was born in 1984 in Iran. He graduated from the Iranian Youth Cinema Society (IYCS) in 2007. He has written more than ten scripts and made six short films (fiction, documentary, and animation) and worked on more than 30 films.

Luqman Qasemi

Luqman Qasemi was born in 1978 in Iran. He graduated from the Iranian Youth Cinema Society (IYCS) in 1998. He has written more than ten scripts and made 18 short films (fiction, documentary, and animation) and worked on more than 150 films.

Tulipoff’s Filmmaker list in 2020


Piotr Biedroń – Poland
Margrethe Danielsen-Norway
Aftab Abbasi – Pakistan
Mònica Cambra – Spain
Bruno Caetano – Portugal
Reyhane Kavosh – Iran
Mada Ariya- Indonesia
Ujwal Nair – India
Laura van der Zee – Netherlands
Anthony Hett – United Kingdom
Farnoosh Abedi – Iran
Brenda Ximena Roldan Romero – United Kingdom
Davoud abbasi – Iran
Samuel Chovan – Slovakia
Paul Gomez Lopez – Mexico
Liudmila Komrakova – Russian
Aleta Rajic – Bosnia and Herzegovina
Farshid Abdi – Iran
Simon Choupot by France
Gaurav Wakankar – India
Reza Mohammadi -Iran


1613 films were submitted!


We are very pleased and honored to announce that for the third edition of the festival, we have received 1613 films from 106 countries, with Iran being the largest participant with 167 films. There are 1141 films in the COMMUNICATE THROUGH PICTURE section and 490 films in the CLIMATE CHANGE section.We thanks all the participants who trusted us and sent their films to the festival. We are reviewing the works and we will soon announce the names of the selected films in the competition.


1613 films were submitted!


Tulipoff’s Poster Unveiling 2020


Tulipoff focuses on climate change in 2020.
This year Tulipoffs poster is made by Marzie Mirzaei. She is an artist who stated herself more as a painter. She was born in 1986 in Tehran. She has published some artwork in “A New Ulster” magazine in Ireland 2019 and published also her artwork as painting and photography in Udkant magazine in Denmark 2020.
You can follow the works of this creative artist on her page.
Instagram: @marziehnic


TIFF in Cinemateket!


We announce with great honor that the 3rd Tulipoff International Film Festival will be held in collaboration with Cinemateket in Copenhagen.

About Cinemateket:

The Cinemateket can be understood as a museum that is responsible for spreading awareness of both known and unknown Danish and foreign films from film history, and to show selected films from contemporary times that would not otherwise have been shown in Danish cinemas. Up to 70 different movie titles are shown each month. All year-round, the Cinemateket also houses film screenings in connection with the various Copenhagen film festivals. There are Cinemateks activities around the country, there are open-air shows, sing-along films, collaborations with interest groups, festivals and more.

We at TIFF couldn’t be more excited!


Open Air Cinema- Videomøllen


Tulipoff's Film Jury

Tulipoff’s Film Jury in 2019


Tulipoff's Filmmaker list in 2019

Tulipoff’s Filmmaker list in 2019

Angelica Germanà Bozza – Germany
Ismail Dairki – Syria
Erenik Beqiri – Albania
Rafiqfuad Yarahmadi – Iraq, United Kingdom
Paul Marques Duarte – France
Maliheh Gholamzadeh – Iran
Ecegül Bayram – United States
Veronica Solomon – Germany
Olivier Arteniuk – Poland
Christopher Satola – United States
Igor Coric – Serbia
Martín Romero – Spain
Zoë Hutber – United Kingdom
Bogdan Anifrani – Canada
Chiang Yao – Taiwan
Martin Babić – Croatia



Union- Screening place

Union is a platform for cultural meetings. The place is a cultural center located in Nørre Allé 7 on Nørrebro in Copenhagen. Union was named World Cultural Center in March 2019, where we changed our name. The cultural center has existed since 1993 and has throughout the years been a beacon for intercultural work in Denmark. Over 20 different associations and organizations are based in the Union, and many more have regular activities in the house. Union houses the Aula venue on the first floor, a dance room, sound studios, meeting rooms, taverns and more. The socio-economic eatery Send More Spices represents the culinary experiences in the eatery. The regional venue ALICE (a fusion of Jazzhouse and Global) is housed in the Union concert hall in the backyard, and the artists that ALICE puts on stage in Union and at guest venues around the city are leading artists in jazz, electronic and global roots. The vast majority of Union cultural content consists of citizen-initiated collaborative projects with an intercultural focus, such as theater, spoken word, film screenings, exhibitions, and concerts. Union hosts more than 400 events annually.


2nd Tulipoff International Film Festival Screening program


Unveiling poster of 2nd Tulipoff International Film Festival

This festival will take place in Union and Videomøllen Copenhagen on 19-21 September 2019. Coming is free for all.

Videomøllen-An open-air cinema

Videomøllen-An open-air cinema

Videomøllen is an open-air cinema and exhibition space in the heart of Copenhagen. Videomøllen is known as a place for showing video art exhibitions, project words of wisdom, and much more. We will show selected movies in this open-air cinema in Copenhagen for the public during our festival in 19-21 September 2019.


1987 films were submitted!

We are very pleased and honored to announce that for the second edition of the festival, we have received 1987 films from 113 countries, with India being the largest participant with 190 films. There are 1141 films in the COMMUNICATE THROUGH PICTURE section and 846 films in the CAMP section.
We thanks all the participants who trusted us and sent their films to the festival. We are reviewing the works and we will soon announce the names of the selected films in the competition.