TONJE HESSEN SCHEI: 2020 CHICKEN & EGG AWARD RECIPIENT
Tonje Hessen Schei is an award-winning independent filmmaker. She is the director of iHuman, a political thriller from the inside of the AI revolution. iHuman premiered at IDFA 2019, with sold-out theaters and a panel with Edward Snowden. Tonje directed Drone, a documentary on the secret CIA drone warfare. Drone was awarded the Most Valuable Documentary of the Year at Cinema for Peace in Berlin. Drone also received Norway’s national film awards, the Amanda and Gullruten awards for best documentary. Tonje has been featured in international media, including television broadcast, radio and newspapers such as the BBC, CNN, The Guardian, VICE, Wired, Al Jazeera, Democracy Now! and many more. Tonje directed and produced Play Again and Independent Intervention, which both won several international awards. The films have been screened on all continents in over 100 countries, and are used by schools and universities globally. In Norway, Tonje worked for NRK, the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (2005-2006), and she was Festival Director of Human Rights Human Wrongs Film Festival (2011). Tonje is a TEDx speaker and presented “Gaming for War” in 2016. Tonje is Co-Founder and Director at UpNorth Film in Oslo, Norway.