Lotte Svendsen

/B. 1968

Director. Born 1/9 1968. Prior to graduating in direction from the National Film School of Denmark, 1995, Svendsen wrote and directed for television. She has been writer-director of the stage production "Emma's Dilemma" (1995) and several short fiction films.

Her short film, the popular "Royal Blues" (1997) won the Grand Prix at Odense, Nordic Film Award and a Danish Film Academy Robert Award.

Her feature film debut was the social-political satire "Gone with the Fish" (1999). Svendsen helmed the popular children's television series "Max" (2007), also sent out in a theatrical version as "Max the movie" (2008), a film sought by festivals, and which brought home a Special Mention from Berlin, Zlin's Golden Slipper for Best Youth Film and another top award from the youth film festival in Antwerp. Svendsen also directed the childrens adventure feature "What a Circus!" (2017).

Filmography

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Film Year Function Category
What a Circus! 2017 Direction DK/Feature
Max Embarrassing Goes to the Festival 2012 Direction DK/Feature
Max Embarrassing 2 2011 Direction DK/Feature
Max the movie 2008 Direction DK/Feature
Max 2007 Direction TV series
Mrs Eilersen And Mehmet 2006 Script consultant DK/Short fiction
Clown 2005 Lotte Svendsen TV series
What's wrong with this picture? 2004 Direction DK/Feature
Er du skidt, skat? 2003 Direction TV series
Emmas dilemma 2001 Direction TV series
Gone with the fish 1999 Direction DK/Feature
Royal blues 1997 Direction DK/Short fiction
Mors dag 1996 Direction TV film
Café Hector 1996 Direction DK/Short fiction
Harmony 1995 Direction DK/Short fiction
Filmskolen 1995 Appearance TV film
Kys en solsort 1995 Direction DK/Short fiction
Black Harvest 1993 Film school trainee DK/Feature
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Awards and nominations

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Award Release year Festivals Film
Audience Award - Youth:
Lotte Svendsen
2013 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2013 Max Embarrassing Goes to the Festival
Best Film 2010 Antwerpen European Youth FF of Flanders 2010 Max the movie
Robert, Best Children and Family Film 2009 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2009 Max the movie
Special Mention, Children 2009 Berlinale 2009 Max the movie
Main Prize - The Golden Slippers:
Lotte Svendsen
2009 Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 2009 Max the movie

Festival screenings

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Festivals Festival date Film
Zagreb Film Festival 19-10-2014 Max the movie
Zagreb Film Festival 19-10-2014 Max the movie
Chemnitz Schlingel Children's Film Festival 14-10-2013 Max Embarrassing Goes to the Festival
Chemnitz Schlingel Children's Film Festival 14-10-2013 Max Embarrassing Goes to the Festival
Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 27-05-2013 Max Embarrassing Goes to the Festival
Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 27-05-2013 Max Embarrassing Goes to the Festival
Reykjavik Film Festival 27-09-2012 Max Embarrassing 2
Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 27-05-2012 Max Embarrassing 2
Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival 24-04-2012 Max Embarrassing 2
Rimouski Carrousel Int. Youth F.F. 25-09-2011 Max Embarrassing 2
TIFF Kids 17-04-2010 Max the movie
TIFF Kids 17-04-2010 Max the movie
Antwerpen European Youth FF of Flanders 13-02-2010 Max the movie
Antwerpen European Youth FF of Flanders 13-02-2010 Max the movie
London Children's Film Festival 21-11-2009 Max the movie
London Children's Film Festival 21-11-2009 Max the movie
Gijon International Film Festival 19-11-2009 Max the movie
Gijon International Film Festival 19-11-2009 Max the movie
Vienna International Children's Film Festival 14-11-2009 Max the movie
Vienna International Children's Film Festival 14-11-2009 Max the movie
Discovery - Scotland's Int. Film Fest for Children & Young People 20-10-2009 Max the movie
Discovery - Scotland's Int. Film Fest for Children & Young People 20-10-2009 Max the movie
Amsterdam Cinekid 18-10-2009 Max the movie
Amsterdam Cinekid 18-10-2009 Max the movie
London Film Festival 14-10-2009 Max the movie
London Film Festival 14-10-2009 Max the movie
Reykjavik Film Festival 17-09-2009 Max the movie
Reykjavik Film Festival 17-09-2009 Max the movie
Culture around the Baltic Sea 01-09-2009 Gone with the fish
Rio de Janeiro Brazilian Int. Children´s Film Festival 24-08-2009 Max the movie
Rio de Janeiro Brazilian Int. Children´s Film Festival 24-08-2009 Max the movie
Espoo Ciné International Film Festival 21-08-2009 Max the movie
Espoo Ciné International Film Festival 21-08-2009 Max the movie
Giffoni Film Festival 12-07-2009 Max the movie
Giffoni Film Festival 12-07-2009 Max the movie
Seoul International Youth Film Festival 09-07-2009 Max the movie
Seoul International Youth Film Festival 09-07-2009 Max the movie
Munich International Film Festival 26-06-2009 Max the movie
Munich International Film Festival 26-06-2009 Max the movie
Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 31-05-2009 Max the movie
Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 31-05-2009 Max the movie
Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival 27-04-2009 Max the movie
Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival 27-04-2009 Max the movie
Halifax, ViewFinders: International FF for Youth 21-04-2009 Max the movie
Halifax, ViewFinders: International FF for Youth 21-04-2009 Max the movie
Stockholm Film Festival Junior 20-04-2009 Max the movie
Stockholm Film Festival Junior 20-04-2009 Max the movie
Riga Arsenals 04-04-2009 Max the movie
Riga Arsenals 04-04-2009 Max the movie
Montreal International Children's Film festival 28-02-2009 Max the movie
Montreal International Children's Film festival 28-02-2009 Max the movie
Berlinale 05-02-2009 Max the movie
Berlinale 05-02-2009 Max the movie
Taipei Film Festival 22-06-2007 What's wrong with this picture?
Tel Aviv Cinematheque 04-12-2006 What's wrong with this picture?
Rio de Janeiro, Danish FF 27-09-2005 What's wrong with this picture?
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 27-11-2004 What's wrong with this picture?
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 04-11-2004 What's wrong with this picture?
Toronto Harbourfront Super Danish 22-10-2004 Gone with the fish
Hamburg FilmFest GmbH 23-09-2004 What's wrong with this picture?
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 20-08-2004 What's wrong with this picture?
Creteil, Festival Films De Femmes 21-03-2003 Gone with the fish
Jyväskylä, Nordic Glory Festival Association 14-11-2002 Gone with the fish
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Registration of festival participation and awards

The Danish Film Institute registers international festival participation and awards for Danish films, though primarily for films whose festival distribution is handled by the Danish Film Institute, and primarily in connection with festivals prioritised by the Danish Film Institute. Festival participation and awards regarding Danish films that are not handled through the Danish Film Institute's festival distribution will only be registered in connection with "launch" festivals, according to the Danish Film Institute's list of priority festivals. See the list of priority festivals.

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