Frederik Meldal Nørgaard

/B. 1976

Director, scriptwriter, actor. Born 4/2 1976. Graduated from the National Film School of Denmark's scriptwriting Masterclass in 2012. Made his debut as an actor in 1996 and has since then worked with theatre, film and television. Founded the theater company Von Baden in 2001, working as a producer, actor, artistic director and playwright.

Together with Dennis Petersen he wrote, directed and produced the short film "The Heist" (2000).

Nørgaard wrote and directed "Going to School" (2015), based on a children's book series. The film, which is Nørgaard's feature film debut, won prizes at the children film festivals in Oulu and Vienna. In 2017 Nørgaard directed the children's film "Kidbusters", based on a book by Danish author Bjarne Reuter.


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Film Year Function Category
Kidbusters 2017 Direction DK/Feature
Love and other Catastrophes 2016 Mand på hotel DK/Feature
A Second Chance 2015 Betjent på legeplads DK/Feature
Going to School 2015 Direction DK/Feature
Ditte & Louise - Sæson 1 2015 Dick TV series
Crumbs - All at Stake 2014 Lærer Jansen DK/Feature
Planes in the Night 2014 Mand ved fest DK/Short fiction
Catch the Dream 2013 Mogens Laursen DK/Feature
This life 2012 Andreas Stenz DK/Feature
Those who kill - Shadow of the past 2012 Stig Molbeck DK/Feature
The Left Wing Gang 2010 Emil Kaltoft TV series
Those who kill 2010 Molbeck TV series
Borgen 1 2010 Henrik Mikkelsen TV series
The perfect heist 2008 Sonny DK/Feature
The Smell of Hair 2007 Harald DK/Documentary
Lying There 2007 Voice DK/Short fiction
Det var en lørdag aften 2003 Bøsse DK/Short fiction
Mørket 2003 Jesper DK/Short fiction
Rage 2002 Jens DK/Short fiction
Lige i dag 2002 Appearance DK/Short fiction
Foreign Fields 2000 Helge DK/Feature
The Heist 2000 Direction DK/Short fiction
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Awards and nominations

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Award Release year Festivals Film
1st prize children's jury 2017 Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2017 Kidbusters
ECFA Prize of the best European film 2016 Oulu Int. Children's Film Festival 2016 Going to School
Audience Award 2016 Vienna International Children's Film Festival 2016 Going to School

Festival screenings

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Festivals Festival date Film
Athens Olympia Int. Film Festival For Children and Young People 02-12-2017 Going to School
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 01-11-2017 Kidbusters
Amsterdam Cinekid 24-10-2017 Kidbusters
Frankfurt Lucas International Children's Film Festival 01-10-2017 Going to School
Tel Aviv International Children's Film Festival 18-07-2017 Going to School
Tromsø Children's Film Festival 07-06-2017 Going to School
Cyprus Film Days 28-04-2017 Going to School
Athens Olympia Int. Film Festival For Children and Young People 03-12-2016 Going to School
Poznan Ale Kino! International Children's Film Festival 27-11-2016 Going to School
Oulu Int. Children's Film Festival 13-11-2016 Going to School
Vienna International Children's Film Festival 12-11-2016 Going to School
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 02-11-2016 Going to School
Amsterdam Cinekid 13-10-2016 Going to School
Seoul International Youth Film Festival 29-09-2016 Going to School
Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 25-05-2016 Going to School
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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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