Martin Pieter Zandvliet

/B. 1971

Director, scriptwriter. Born 7 January 1971, Denmark. Martin Zandvliet is a self-taught director and writer. He started out as an editor, working on documentaries for various directors.

Zandvliet's first film as a director, "Angels of Brooklyn" (2002), won a Danish Robert for Best Long Documentary and was chosen for various festivals. He subsequently wrote and directed several short fiction films.

Zandvliet made his feature film debut with "Applause" (2009), winning Paprika Steen several awards for her performance as an actress in distress trying to restore control over her life. "A Funny Man" (2011), a biopic about a famous Danish comedian, became the number one Danish box-office hit of the year.

"Land of Mine" (2015), Zandvliet's third feature film which is based on actual events i Danish postwar history, received a nomination in the Foreign Language Film category for the 2017 Academy Awards.

Filmography

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Film Year Function Category
The Model 2016 Screenplay DK/Feature
Land of Mine 2015 Direction DK/Feature
Teddy Bear 2012 Screenplay DK/Feature
A Funny Man 2011 Direction DK/Feature
At Night I Fly 2011 Editing supervisor Documentary
Applause 2009 Direction DK/Feature
Cathrine 2008 Editing DK/Short fiction
The Matjulskis 2008 Appearance DK/Short fiction
Besøget 2008 Editor DK/Short fiction
Mon petit-enfant 2008 Direction DK/Short fiction
Outside love 2007 Assistant director DK/Feature
Dennis 2007 Script DK/Short fiction
Me as usual 2006 Direction DK/Short fiction
Mum 2006 Editing DK/Short fiction
When You Wake 2005 Editor DK/Short fiction
Magten over kærligheden 2004 Editing DK/Documentary
The Fighter 2003 Assistant director DK/Short fiction
Rocket Brothers - tæt på bandet Kashmir 2003 Editing DK/Documentary
Angels of Brooklyn 2002 Direction DK/Documentary
Middagen 2001 Editing DK/Short fiction
Vejen tilbage 2001 Editing DK/Documentary
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Awards and nominations

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Award Release year Festivals Film
Best Film 2016 RamDam FilmFestival 2016 Land of Mine
Most Disturbing Movie 2016 RamDam FilmFestival 2016 Land of Mine
Dragon Award Best Nordic Film 2016 Göteborg International Film Festival 2016 Land of Mine
Scandinavian Locations Award 2016 Göteborg International Film Festival 2016 Land of Mine
Warsteiner Audience Award:
Martin Pieter Zandvliet
2016 Rotterdam, International Film Festival 2016 Land of Mine
MovieZone Award 2016 Rotterdam, International Film Festival 2016 Land of Mine
Grand Prix:
Mikael Chr. Rieks
Martin Pieter Zandvliet
2016 Luxembourg City Film Festival 2016 Land of Mine
Audience Award:
Mikael Chr. Rieks
Martin Pieter Zandvliet
2016 Luxembourg City Film Festival 2016 Land of Mine
Young Jury Award:
Mikael Chr. Rieks
Martin Pieter Zandvliet
2016 Luxembourg City Film Festival 2016 Land of Mine
Best Danish Film 2016 Bodil Filmmedarbejderforeningen 2016 Land of Mine
Best Actor 2016 Bodil Filmmedarbejderforeningen 2016 Land of Mine
Best Actor in a Supporting Role 2016 Bodil Filmmedarbejderforeningen 2016 Land of Mine
Best Danish Feature Film:
Mikael Chr. Rieks
Martin Pieter Zandvliet
2016 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2016 Land of Mine
Audience Award 2016 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2016 Land of Mine
Best Director:
Martin Pieter Zandvliet
2016 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2016 Land of Mine
Best Screenplay 2016 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2016 Land of Mine
Best Cinematography:
Camilla Hjelm Knudsen
2016 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2016 Land of Mine
Best Editing 2016 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2016 Land of Mine
Audience Award 2016 Trondheim Kosmorama International Film Festival 2016 Land of Mine
SIGNIS Jury Award:
Mikael Chr. Rieks
Martin Pieter Zandvliet
2016 Hong Kong International Film Festival 2016 Land of Mine
Best Actor:
Louis Hofmann
2016 Beijing International Film Festival 2016 Land of Mine
Best Music 2016 Beijing International Film Festival 2016 Land of Mine
Ecumenical Jury Award 2016 Miskolc International Film Festival 2016 Land of Mine
FIPRESCI Award 2016 Miskolc International Film Festival 2016 Land of Mine
Adolph Zukor Prize [Grand Prize of the Jury] 2016 Miskolc International Film Festival 2016 Land of Mine
Student Award 2016 WAR ON SCREEN International Festival of Cinema 2016 Land of Mine
Audience Award 2016 WAR ON SCREEN International Festival of Cinema 2016 Land of Mine
Audience Award:
Mikael Chr. Rieks
Martin Pieter Zandvliet
2016 Los Angeles, AFI Int. Festival 2016 Land of Mine
Best Cinematography:
Camilla Hjelm Knudsen
2016 Berlin European Film Academy Awards 2016 Land of Mine
Best Make-up:
Barbara Kreuzer
2016 Berlin European Film Academy Awards 2016 Land of Mine
Best Costume Design:
Stefanie Bieker
2016 Berlin European Film Academy Awards 2016 Land of Mine
Best Actor:
Roland Møller
Louis Hofmann
2015 Tokyo International Film Festival 2015 Land of Mine
Audience Award 2015 Gijon International Film Festival 2015 Land of Mine
Robert, Best Male Leading Role 2012 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2012 A Funny Man
Robert, Best Supporting Actor 2012 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2012 A Funny Man
Robert, Best Costumes 2012 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2012 A Funny Man
Robert, Best Make Up 2012 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2012 A Funny Man
Robert, Best Original Music:
Sune Martin
2012 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2012 A Funny Man
Robert, Best Song 2012 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2012 A Funny Man
Bodil, Best Actor 2012 Bodil Filmmedarbejderforeningen 2012 A Funny Man
Bodil, Best Male Supporting Role 2012 Bodil Filmmedarbejderforeningen 2012 A Funny Man
Audience Award 2012 Bodil Filmmedarbejderforeningen 2012 A Funny Man
Best Production Design:
Peter Henry Grant
Charlotte Bay Garnov
2012 Bodil Filmmedarbejderforeningen 2012 A Funny Man
Best Actress:
Paprika Steen
2010 Pune International Film Festival India 2010 Applause
Maverick Spirit Award:
Martin Pieter Zandvliet
2010 San Jose Cinequest Film Festival 2010 Applause
Audience Organization Award 2010 Rouen, Fest. du Cinema Nordique 2010 Applause
Best Actress:
Paprika Steen
2010 Nashville Film Festival 2010 Applause
Best Actress:
Paprika Steen
2009 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2009 Applause
Europa Cinemas Label:
Mikael Chr. Rieks
2009 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2009 Applause
Critic's Prize 2009 Zürich Film Festival 2009 Applause
Special Jury Award for Outstanding Achievement:
Paprika Steen
2009 Hamptons Film Festival 2009 Applause
Best Actress:
Paprika Steen
2009 Mumbai Film Festival 2009 Applause
Robert, Best Long Documentary Film 2003 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2003 Angels of Brooklyn
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Festival screenings

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Festivals Festival date Film
German Film Days, Reykjavík 10-02-2017 Land of Mine
German Film Days, Reykjavík 10-02-2017 Land of Mine
Berlin European Film Academy Awards 10-12-2016 Land of Mine
Berlin European Film Academy Awards 10-12-2016 Land of Mine
Los Angeles, AFI Int. Festival 10-11-2016 Land of Mine
Los Angeles, AFI Int. Festival 10-11-2016 Land of Mine
Kiev Molodist Int. Film Festival 22-10-2016 Land of Mine
Kiev Molodist Int. Film Festival 22-10-2016 Land of Mine
Ghent Flanders Int. Film Festival 11-10-2016 Land of Mine
Ghent Flanders Int. Film Festival 11-10-2016 Land of Mine
WAR ON SCREEN International Festival of Cinema 28-09-2016 Land of Mine
WAR ON SCREEN International Festival of Cinema 28-09-2016 Land of Mine
Sydney Film Festival 08-06-2016 Land of Mine
Sydney Film Festival 08-06-2016 Land of Mine
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 20-04-2016 Land of Mine
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 20-04-2016 Land of Mine
Beijing International Film Festival 08-04-2016 Land of Mine
Beijing International Film Festival 08-04-2016 Land of Mine
Hong Kong International Film Festival 21-03-2016 Land of Mine
Hong Kong International Film Festival 21-03-2016 Land of Mine
Trondheim Kosmorama International Film Festival 08-03-2016 Land of Mine
Trondheim Kosmorama International Film Festival 08-03-2016 Land of Mine
Luxembourg City Film Festival 25-02-2016 Land of Mine
Luxembourg City Film Festival 25-02-2016 Land of Mine
Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 18-02-2016 Land of Mine
Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 18-02-2016 Land of Mine
Glasgow Film Festival 17-02-2016 Land of Mine
Glasgow Film Festival 17-02-2016 Land of Mine
Göteborg International Film Festival 29-01-2016 Land of Mine
Göteborg International Film Festival 29-01-2016 Land of Mine
Rotterdam, International Film Festival 27-01-2016 Land of Mine
Rotterdam, International Film Festival 27-01-2016 Land of Mine
Sundance Film Festival 21-01-2016 Land of Mine
Sundance Film Festival 21-01-2016 Land of Mine
RamDam FilmFestival 18-01-2016 Land of Mine
RamDam FilmFestival 18-01-2016 Land of Mine
Les Arcs European Film Festival 12-12-2015 Land of Mine
Les Arcs European Film Festival 12-12-2015 Land of Mine
Dubai International Film Festival 09-12-2015 Land of Mine
Dubai International Film Festival 09-12-2015 Land of Mine
Gijon International Film Festival 20-11-2015 Land of Mine
Goa - Int. Film Festival of India 20-11-2015 Land of Mine
Gijon International Film Festival 20-11-2015 Land of Mine
Goa - Int. Film Festival of India 20-11-2015 Land of Mine
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 13-11-2015 Land of Mine
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 13-11-2015 Land of Mine
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 06-11-2015 Land of Mine
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 06-11-2015 Land of Mine
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 04-11-2015 Land of Mine
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 04-11-2015 Land of Mine
Tokyo International Film Festival 22-10-2015 Land of Mine
Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival 22-10-2015 Land of Mine
Tokyo International Film Festival 22-10-2015 Land of Mine
Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival 22-10-2015 Land of Mine
Rome International Film Festival 16-10-2015 Land of Mine
Rome International Film Festival 16-10-2015 Land of Mine
London Film Festival 07-10-2015 Land of Mine
London Film Festival 07-10-2015 Land of Mine
Hamburg FilmFest GmbH 01-10-2015 Land of Mine
Hamburg FilmFest GmbH 01-10-2015 Land of Mine
Toronto International Film Festival 10-09-2015 Land of Mine
Toronto International Film Festival 10-09-2015 Land of Mine
Helsinki Film Festival 15-09-2012 A Funny Man
Brussels Film Festival 08-06-2012 A Funny Man
Transilvania International Film Festival 01-06-2012 A Funny Man
Zürich Film Club Xenix 02-04-2012 Applause
Zürich Film Club Xenix 02-04-2012 Applause
Chicago EU-Filmfestival 02-03-2012 A Funny Man
Göteborg International Film Festival 27-01-2012 Me as usual
Goa - Int. Film Festival of India 23-11-2011 A Funny Man
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 18-11-2011 A Funny Man
Beirut EU-Film Festival 10-11-2011 Applause
Beirut EU-Film Festival 10-11-2011 Applause
Washington EU Film Showcase - AFI 03-11-2011 A Funny Man
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 02-11-2011 A Funny Man
Rio de Janeiro Film Festival 06-10-2011 A Funny Man
Reykjavik Film Festival 22-09-2011 A Funny Man
Toronto International Film Festival 08-09-2011 A Funny Man
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 05-09-2011 A Funny Man
Mexico City Internacional Festival de Cine en la Ciudad de México (FICCMÉXICO) 04-02-2011 Applause
Mexico City Internacional Festival de Cine en la Ciudad de México (FICCMÉXICO) 04-02-2011 Applause
Les Arcs European Film Festival 11-12-2010 Applause
Les Arcs European Film Festival 11-12-2010 Applause
Leeuwarden Noordelijk Film Festival 10-11-2010 Applause
Leeuwarden Noordelijk Film Festival 10-11-2010 Applause
Damascus Int. Film Festival 07-11-2010 Applause
Damascus Int. Film Festival 07-11-2010 Applause
Helsinki Film Festival 16-09-2010 Applause
Helsinki Film Festival 16-09-2010 Applause
Vlissingen, Film by the Sea 10-09-2010 Applause
Vlissingen, Film by the Sea 10-09-2010 Applause
VOICES Festival, Vologda 04-07-2010 Applause
VOICES Festival, Vologda 04-07-2010 Applause
Novi Sad Cinema City International Film and New Media Festival 05-06-2010 Applause
Novi Sad Cinema City International Film and New Media Festival 05-06-2010 Applause
Transilvania International Film Festival 28-05-2010 Applause
Transilvania International Film Festival 28-05-2010 Applause
Lecce European Cinema Festival Italy 13-04-2010 Applause
Lecce European Cinema Festival Italy 13-04-2010 Applause
Nashville Film Festival 11-04-2010 Applause
Nashville Film Festival 11-04-2010 Applause
Buenos Aires Festival de Cine Independiente 07-04-2010 Applause
Buenos Aires Festival de Cine Independiente 07-04-2010 Applause
Cleveland International Film Festival 18-03-2010 Applause
Cleveland International Film Festival 18-03-2010 Applause
Rouen, Fest. du Cinema Nordique 10-03-2010 Applause
Rouen, Fest. du Cinema Nordique 10-03-2010 Applause
San Jose Cinequest Film Festival 23-02-2010 Applause
San Jose Cinequest Film Festival 23-02-2010 Applause
Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 18-02-2010 Applause
Glasgow Film Festival 18-02-2010 Applause
Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 18-02-2010 Applause
Glasgow Film Festival 18-02-2010 Applause
Göteborg International Film Festival 29-01-2010 Applause
Göteborg International Film Festival 29-01-2010 Applause
Angers Premiers Plans 22-01-2010 Applause
Angers Premiers Plans 22-01-2010 Applause
Los Angeles Scandinavian Film Festival ASFLA 08-01-2010 Applause
Los Angeles Scandinavian Film Festival ASFLA 08-01-2010 Applause
Pune International Film Festival India 07-01-2010 Applause
Pune International Film Festival India 07-01-2010 Applause
Chennai International Film Festival 16-12-2009 Applause
SAGA NORDICA Paris Cine Nordica 16-12-2009 Applause
Chennai International Film Festival 16-12-2009 Applause
SAGA NORDICA Paris Cine Nordica 16-12-2009 Applause
Jakarta International Film Festival 04-12-2009 Applause
Jakarta International Film Festival 04-12-2009 Applause
Torun, Camerimage 28-11-2009 Applause
Torun, Camerimage 28-11-2009 Applause
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 27-11-2009 Applause
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 27-11-2009 Applause
Denver International Film Festival 12-11-2009 Applause
Denver International Film Festival 12-11-2009 Applause
Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival 06-11-2009 Applause
Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival 06-11-2009 Applause
Washington EU Film Showcase - AFI 05-11-2009 Applause
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 05-11-2009 Applause
Washington EU Film Showcase - AFI 05-11-2009 Applause
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 05-11-2009 Applause
Mumbai Film Festival 29-10-2009 Applause
Mumbai Film Festival 29-10-2009 Applause
London Film Festival 14-10-2009 Applause
London Film Festival 14-10-2009 Applause
Hamptons Film Festival 08-10-2009 Applause
Hamptons Film Festival 08-10-2009 Applause
Ghent Flanders Int. Film Festival 06-10-2009 Applause
Ghent Flanders Int. Film Festival 06-10-2009 Applause
Haifa International Film Festival 03-10-2009 Applause
Haifa International Film Festival 03-10-2009 Applause
Vancouver International Film Festival 01-10-2009 Applause
Vancouver International Film Festival 01-10-2009 Applause
Zürich Film Festival 24-09-2009 Applause
Hamburg FilmFest GmbH 24-09-2009 Applause
Zürich Film Festival 24-09-2009 Applause
Hamburg FilmFest GmbH 24-09-2009 Applause
Sudbury Cinéfest International Film Festival 19-09-2009 Applause
Sudbury Cinéfest International Film Festival 19-09-2009 Applause
Reykjavik Film Festival 17-09-2009 Applause
Reykjavik Film Festival 17-09-2009 Applause
Toronto International Film Festival 10-09-2009 Applause
Toronto International Film Festival 10-09-2009 Applause
Distributørvisning APPLAUS New York 07-08-2009 Applause
Distributørvisning APPLAUS New York 07-08-2009 Applause
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 03-07-2009 Applause
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 03-07-2009 Applause
Saguenay International Short Film Festival 07-02-2007 Me as usual
Brest, Festival Européen du Film Court 11-11-2006 Me as usual
Ghent Flanders Int. Film Festival 11-10-2006 Me as usual
Aarhus, Nordisk Panorama 22-09-2006 Me as usual
Melbourne Film Festival 26-07-2006 Me as usual
Cannes, Festival de 17-05-2006 Me as usual
Melbourne, REAL: life on Film 29-04-2004 Angels of Brooklyn
Istanbul Int. 1001 Documentary Film Festival 03-03-2004 Angels of Brooklyn
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 23-10-2003 Angels of Brooklyn
Nyon, Visions du Réel 26-04-2003 Angels of Brooklyn
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 25-04-2003 Angels of Brooklyn
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Registration of festival participation and awards

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