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30 Jan – 9 Feb 2025

Ulaa Salim

Ulaa SALIM (1987, Denmark) studied at the National Film School of Denmark. He uses his personal experiences as inspiration in his filmmaking. Together with his partner and producer Daniel Mühlendorph, he founded the production company Hyanene Film. Salim’s debut short film, Our Fathers’ Sons (2015) and feature, Sons of Denmark (2019), both had their world premieres at IFFR. His sci-fi drama Eternal (2024) will premier at IFFR 2024.


(selection) Forever Young (2012, short) Min bror/My Brother (2012, short), Det rene hjerte/The Pure Heart (2014, short doc), Vore Fædres Sønner/Our Fathers’ Sons (2015, short), Danmarks sønner/Sons of Denmark (2019), For Evigt/Eternal (2024)

Ulaa Salim at IFFR

  • Eternal

    A deeply moving sci-fi drama of the heart that ruminates on ‘what if?’

    • Big Screen Competition
  • Sons of Denmark

    Claustrophobic political thriller in which two young men cornered by xenophobia become embroiled in a devilish dilemma.

    • Tiger Competition
  • Our Fathers’ Sons

    A son seeks his father’s approval. He relates what it’s like to be raised in a country with a culture different to that of your father.

    • Voices
    • Voices Short