Sami Saif

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Sami Saif
Sami Martin Saif

1972 (age 46–47)
Known forDocumentary filmmaker

Sami Martin Saif (born in 1972) is a Danish award-winning documentary filmmaker.

Sami Saif graduated from the National Film School of Denmark (in Danish Den Danske Filmskole) in 1997 having made the short The UFO War. He then started work on Danish broadcaster DR mainly in the TV Children and Youth Department.[1]

In 2000, Sami Saif directed The Video Diary of Ricardo Lopez, based on the final days of Ricardo Lopez who was obsessed with Icelandic singer-songwriter Björk.[2] He followed it up with the documentary Family co-directed with Phie Ambo, that won Saif and Ambo multiple awards. It is a touching journey seeking to find his missing father aided by his then girlfriend, Phie Ambo. Other films winning or being nominated to awards were Dogville Confessions (2003) and Tommy (2010) about singer, composer and musician Tommy Seebach.[3]


(all documentaries)

  • 2000: The Video Diary of Ricardo López (credited as Sami Martin Saif)
  • 2001: Family
  • 2003: Dogville Confessions (credited as Sami Martin Saif)
  • 2006: Mit Danmark
  • 2009: Paradis
  • 2010: Tommy
  • 2016: The Allins
Documentary shorts
  • 1995: The UFO War (TV short)
  • 2004: American Short (documentary short)
  • 2006: Awaiting (documentary short)
    • 2010: Tommy


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