Ivalo frank (GRL)

Photo: Torgrim Melhuus

Photo: Torgrim Melhuus

Born in Greenland in 1975, Ivalo Frank resides in Berlin and Copenhagen. Holding a MA in Philosophy and Social Science from Lund University, she works as an artist, film and festival Director.

Frank has made films in various countries such as Bosnia, China and Germany and the content range from poetry, music and arthouse films to post-war portraits and post-colonial perspectives. Her films are shown in academic, art and film contexts world-wide, e.g. at the Humboldt University of Berlin, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art and IMC gallery, New York.

Selected for numerous international film festivals, Frank’s work has been included in CPH:DOX and the International Film Festival of Cinematic Art a.o. She has won a number of awards a.o. the Honorable Mention Award, Los Angeles International Film Festival and Best Documentary Award, London Underground Film Festival.

Having contributed to numerous publications, including Kritik (Gyldendal) and Asian Art Newspaper, Frank is the director of Greenland Eyes International Film Festival, the largest festival on contemporary Greenland, celebrated last at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.