Rotterdam Lab

Maria Møller Kjeldgaard

Manna Film – Denmark


Manna Film, founded in 2013, develops, produces and co-produces projects that seek to experiment with film language and storytelling. Manna Film focuses on arthouse projects intended for an international audience. Manna Film wants to establish long lasting relationships with script writers and directors with a strong personal voice and artistic vision.

Maria graduated as a producer from the independent film school Super16 in 2016, and additionally she holds a master’s  in film studies from Copenhagen University during which she was on an exchange in London at Queen Mary University. Maria established her own production company Manna Film in 2013, where she has produced nine short documentaries and fiction films as well as a web series, and her first feature fiction film, Songs in the Sun premiered at Slamdance FF. Additionally she has worked freelance as a line producer including on Holiday (Sundance 2018).

Maria has been a part of Young Nordic Producers Club at Cannes, ACE Producers Training Days Nordic Focus, MAIA, Eurodoc and has participated in MIDPOINT, Twelve for the Future, IDFAcademy, New Horizon Studio+ and TFL ScriptLab.


Current Projects 

In development 
Kalak by Isabella Eklöf (Fiction feature)
Mariann by Isabella Eklöf (Fiction feature)
The Quiet Migration by Malene Choi (Fiction feature)
The Loner by Malene Choi (Fiction feature)
Silver Island by Zara Zerny (Fiction feature)
Coordinates by Cecilie McNair (Fiction series)
Coach by Kristian Sejrbo Lidegaard (Fiction series)

No Regrets by Ville Gideon Sörman, 2019 (Web series)
Chasing Tornado by Josefine Heimburger, 2018 (Documentary)
Songs in the Sun by Kristian Sejrbo Lidegaard, 2017 (Fiction feature)
Sombra by Kristian Sejrbo Lidegaard, 2016 (Short)
Aqua Mamas by Zara Zerny, 2016 (Short)
Shadow Fighters by Josefine Heimburger, 2015 (Documentary)
Goodnight Birdy by Zara Zerny, 2015 (Short)
Ambrosia by Anton Breum, 2014 (Short)
Sailor by Gabriel Tzafka, 2014 (Short)
A Dinner by Anton Brandt Thykier, 2013 (Short)
Center Stage by Anton Breum, 2013 (Short)

Maria Møller Kjeldgaard

Rotterdam Lab

Rotterdam Lab participants 2021

The selection of the 74 producers for the 2021 Rotterdam Lab.