Rasmus Heisterberg

/B. 1974

Screenwriter, director. Born 1975, Denmark. Graduated from the National Film School of Denmark in 2001.

Regular writing partner with director Nikolaj Arcel whose collaborations include "King's Game" (2004), "Island of Lost Souls" (2007), "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" (2009), "Truth about Men" (2010) and "A Royal Affair" (2012), winning them two Silver Bears in Berlin (including Best Screenplay), a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination.

Making his debut as a director with the feature film "In the Blood" (2016).


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Film Year Function Category
Christian IV 2018 DK/Feature
Land of the Free 2017 Script consultant DK/Documentary
Borg vs McEnroe 2017 Feature
In the Blood 2016 Direction DK/Feature
Long Story Short 2015 Script consultant DK/Feature
The Absent One 2014 Screenplay DK/Feature
Embracing The dead 2014 Script consultant DK/Documentary
Blood Ties 2013 Script consultant DK/Documentary
Northwest 2013 Screenplay DK/Feature
The Keeper of Lost Causes 2013 Script consultant DK/Feature
The Weight of Elephants 2013 Script consultant DK/Feature
A Doll's House 2013 Script consultant DK/Short fiction
A Royal Affair 2012 Screenwriter DK/Feature
White Black Boy 2012 Screenwriter DK/Documentary
Brainy 2011 Script consultant DK/Short fiction
The will 2011 Script consultant DK/Documentary
Truth About Men 2010 Screenwriter DK/Feature
The Escape 2009 Script DK/Feature
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 2009 Screenwriter Feature
Megaheavy 2009 Script consultant DK/Short fiction
Ensom er noget man er for sig selv 2009 Script consultant DK/Short fiction
What no one knows 2008 Screenplay DK/Feature
Journey to Saturn 2008 Screenplay DK/Feature
Island of lost souls 2007 Co-writer DK/Feature
Cecilie 2007 Script DK/Feature
Fighter 2007 Co-writer DK/Feature
Skymaster, a flying family fairytale 2006 Script DK/Feature
Shadow of a Doubt 2006 Continuity DK/Short fiction
King's game 2004 Script DK/Feature
Midsummer 2003 Script DK/Feature
Woyzeck's last symphony 2001 Script consultant DK/Short fiction
The Chosen 7 2001 Script TV series
P.I.S. - Politiets indsatsstyrke 2000 Script TV series
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Festival screenings

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Festivals Festival date Film
Ljubljana International Film Festival 08-11-2017 In the Blood
Denver Film Society 01-11-2017 In the Blood
Transilvania International Film Festival 02-06-2017 In the Blood
Espoo Ciné International Film Festival 05-05-2017 In the Blood
Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival 25-04-2017 In the Blood
Hong Kong International Film Festival 11-04-2017 In the Blood
Lecce European Cinema Festival Italy 03-04-2017 In the Blood
Prague Febiofest, Int. Film, TV and Video Festival 23-03-2017 In the Blood
Amandus – Lillehammer Internasjonale Studentfilmfestival 22-03-2017 In the Blood
Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 16-02-2017 In the Blood
Santa Barbara Int. Film Festival 01-02-2017 In the Blood
Göteborg International Film Festival 27-01-2017 In the Blood
Braunschweig International Film Festival 07-11-2016 In the Blood
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 04-11-2016 In the Blood
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 03-11-2016 In the Blood
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 02-11-2016 In the Blood
Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival 20-10-2016 In the Blood
Warsaw International Film Festival 09-10-2016 In the Blood
Hamburg FilmFest GmbH 29-09-2016 In the Blood
Toronto International Film Festival 08-09-2016 In the Blood
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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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