*updated primo June 2020

The fifth edition of JFF is running this year.

But, due to the health restrictions, the festival will not be run as planned, during live jazz festivals. However we still plan to  screen selected and invited films in theaters. If restrictions are prolonged or changed we will adjust the screenings accordingly.

The selected films for this years program and the current status for the program are listed below.


PINCHPOT, by Greg Holfeld (Australia 2018)

A short story about art and work, giving and receiving, life and death, and things made from lumps of clay.

NAO TAKEUCHI/BALLADS, by Kazuhito Takazawa (Japan 2018)

A musical short biopic of the tenor saxophone player Takeuchi.

EVERYONE HAS A PLACE, by Dennis Scholl og Marlon Johnson (USA 2019)

A musical short documentary with trumpet player Wynton Marsalis and the Gospel choir Le Chateau.

MINGUS ERECTUS, by Amaury Voslion (FRANKRIG 2019)

A musical tribute to Charles Mingus based on a collection of poems by Noël Balen.

CAIRO JAZZMANN, by Atef Ben Bouzid (TYSKLAND 2017)

Documentary about the passionate Amr Salah, who against all odds has established a recurring International Jazz Festival in Cairo.

THIS IS LOVE, af John Alexander (USA 2018)

A biopic of Rudy Love; the soul king of Wichita featuring George Clinton, Sinbad and Mick Fleetwood.



02/07 CAIRO JAZZMANN / Cinemateket, Copenhagen

05/07 THE KÜHN BROTHERS – JAZZ ACROSS BORDERS / Cinemateket, Copenhagen

08/07 CHICK COREA – THE MUSICIAN / Cinemateket, Copenhagen

10/07 THIS IS LOVE / Cinemateket, Copenhagen

12/07 CHICK COREA – THE MUSICIAN / Øst for Paradis, Aarhus

13/07 LET’S GET LOST / Øst for Paradis, Aarhus

15/07 BILL FRISELL. A PORTRAIT / Øst for Paradis, Aarhus


23/08 NAO TAKEUCHI + MINGUS ERECTUS (double) / Nicolai Biograf, Kolding

24/08 BILL FRISELL. A PORTRAIT / Nicolai Biograf, Kolding

25/08 THE KÜHN BROTHERS – JAZZ ACROSS BORDERS / Nicolai Biograf, Kolding

26/08 CHICK COREA – THE MUSICIAN / Nicolai Biograf, Kolding

27/08 EVERYONE HAS A PLACE + CAIRO JAZZMAN (double) / Nicolai Biograf, Kolding

28/08 PINCHPOT + THIS IS LOVE (double) / Nicolai Biograf, Kolding


12/09 COOL CATS (open air) / Nicolai Biograf, Kolding

18/09 LET’S GET LOST (open air) / Nicolai Biograf, Kolding


National partners:

Nicolai Biograf og Café, Øst for Paradis, Jazzdanmark, Goethe Institut and Cinemateket.

International partners:

Sonic Scene – Music Film Festival (Italy), Soundwatch- Music Film Festival (Germany), Kinodromo (Italy) og Unerhört! (Germany).