Andreas Dalsgaard

/B. 1980

Director. Born 1980. Graduated from the National Film School of Denmark as a fiction film director in 2009. He has a degree in visual anthropology from Université Denis Diderot Paris VII in 2004 and a BA in Anthropology from University of Aarhus 2003.

Dalsgaard made his directorial debut a few years before graduating from film school with the documentary "Afghan Muscles" (2007), winner of the Best Director prize at the AFI Fest in Los Angeles.

Working in documentary since, his films include "Bogota Change" (2009), "The Human Scale" (2012), the doc-fiction "Travelling with Mr. T" (2012), "Life is Sacred" (2015) and "The War Show" (2016), which took home the Venice Days Award and screened at Toronto and IDFA.


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Film Year Function Category
The War Show 2016 Direction DK/Documentary
Life Is Sacred 2015 Direction DK/Documentary
Travelling with Mr. T 2012 Direction DK/Documentary
The Human Scale 2012 Direction DK/Documentary
The Escape 2009 Location scout DK/Feature
Copenhagen 2009 Direction DK/Short fiction
Bogota - Doctor city 2009 Direction DK/Documentary
The italian doctor 2007 Production consultant DK/Documentary
Afghan muscles 2006 Direction DK/Documentary
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Awards and nominations

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Award Release year Festivals Film
Dragon Award For Best Nordic Documentary 2017 Göteborg International Film Festival 2017 The War Show
Grand Jury Award 2017 Geneve, Forum on Human Rights 2017 The War Show
Best Feature Film 2017 Murcia, Festival Internacional de Cine de Murcia 2017 The War Show
Jury Prize 2016 Venice Days 2016 The War Show
Best Human Rights Documentary Awad 2016 Bergen International Film festival 2016 The War Show
Student Jury Award 2016 Paris, Signes de Nuit 2016 The War Show
Audience Prize 2010 Lisboa International Independent Film Festival 2010 Bogota - Doctor city
Open Eyes Award 2008 Rome MedFilm Festival 2008 Afghan muscles
Best Documentary Price 2007 Los Angeles, AFI Int. Festival 2007 Afghan muscles
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Festival screenings

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Festivals Festival date Film
München Documentary Festival 04-05-2017 The War Show
Linz, Crossing Europe Film Festival 25-04-2017 The War Show
Sao Paulo It's All True Int. Documentary FF 20-04-2017 The War Show
Hong Kong International Film Festival 11-04-2017 The War Show
Geneve, Forum on Human Rights 10-03-2017 The War Show
Tempo Dokumentärfestival 06-03-2017 The War Show
Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 06-03-2017 The War Show
Murcia, Festival Internacional de Cine de Murcia 06-03-2017 The War Show
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 03-03-2017 The War Show
Columbia, True/False Film Festival 02-03-2017 The War Show
ZagrebDox 26-02-2017 The War Show
Istanbul Festival of Independent Films 16-02-2017 The War Show
Göteborg International Film Festival 27-01-2017 The War Show
Dubai International Film Festival 07-12-2016 The War Show
Paris, Signes de Nuit 24-11-2016 The War Show
Amsterdam, IDFA 16-11-2016 The War Show
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 11-11-2016 The War Show
Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animation 31-10-2016 The War Show
Mumbai Film Festival 20-10-2016 The War Show
Warszawa, Against Gravity 16-10-2016 The War Show
London Film Festival 07-10-2016 The War Show
Reykjavik Film Festival 29-09-2016 The War Show
Bergen International Film festival 20-09-2016 The War Show
Toronto International Film Festival 08-09-2016 The War Show
Venice Days 31-08-2016 The War Show
Bergen International Film festival 23-09-2015 Life Is Sacred
Dokufest Prizren 08-08-2015 Life Is Sacred
Yangon, Human Rights Film Festival 15-06-2015 Life Is Sacred
New York Human Rights Watch Film Festival 12-06-2015 Life Is Sacred
Sydney Film Festival 03-06-2015 Life Is Sacred
Docsbarcelona 25-05-2015 Life Is Sacred
Warszawa, Against Gravity 09-05-2015 Life Is Sacred
Vilnius International Film Festival 19-03-2015 Life Is Sacred
London, Human Rights Watch Film Festival 18-03-2015 Life Is Sacred
Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 02-03-2015 Life Is Sacred
Istanbul Festival of Independent Films 12-02-2015 Life Is Sacred
CPH:DOX 06-11-2014 Life Is Sacred
Amsterdam, IDFA 25-06-2013 Bogota - Doctor city
Sydney Film Festival 05-06-2013 Bogota - Doctor city
Los Angeles Scandinavian Film Festival ASFLA 14-01-2013 Afghan muscles
Good Planet Film Festival 16-06-2012 Bogota - Doctor city
Dokufest Prizren 23-07-2011 Bogota - Doctor city
Tallin, KUMU Documentary 20-04-2011 Bogota - Doctor city
Uppsala Int. Short Film Festival 25-10-2010 Bogota - Doctor city
Bergen International Film festival 20-10-2010 Bogota - Doctor city
Vancouver International Film Festival 30-09-2010 Bogota - Doctor city
cologne conference international film and television festival 26-09-2010 Bogota - Doctor city
Bergen Nordisk Panorama 24-09-2010 Bogota - Doctor city
MilanoFilmFestival 10-09-2010 Bogota - Doctor city
Dokufest Prizren 31-07-2010 Bogota - Doctor city
Melbourne Film Festival 23-07-2010 Bogota - Doctor city
DOCUMENTARIST Istanbul Documentary Days 22-06-2010 Bogota - Doctor city
Torino, Cinemambiente 01-06-2010 Bogota - Doctor city
Warszawa, Against Gravity 08-05-2010 Bogota - Doctor city
Tel Aviv Docaviv Int. Documentary Film Festival 06-05-2010 Bogota - Doctor city
Lisboa International Independent Film Festival 22-04-2010 Bogota - Doctor city
Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 10-03-2010 Bogota - Doctor city
Göteborg International Film Festival 29-01-2010 Bogota - Doctor city
Amsterdam, IDFA 19-11-2009 Bogota - Doctor city
Buenos Aires Danish Film Festival 16-06-2009 Afghan muscles
Rome MedFilm Festival 07-11-2008 Afghan muscles
Leuven, Docville 10-05-2008 Afghan muscles
Warszawa, Against Gravity 09-05-2008 Afghan muscles
Philadelphia Film Festival 03-04-2008 Afghan muscles
Portland International Film Festival 07-02-2008 Afghan muscles
Beirut Int. Documentary Festival 05-11-2007 Afghan muscles
Los Angeles, AFI Int. Festival 01-11-2007 Afghan muscles
Tehran, Cinéma Vérité, Documentary Film Festival 15-10-2007 Afghan muscles
Hamburg FilmFest GmbH 27-09-2007 Afghan muscles
Halifax Atlantic Film Festival 13-09-2007 Afghan muscles
Odense Internationale Film Festival 27-08-2007 Afghan muscles
Anthropology Film Festival Pärnu 08-07-2007 Afghan muscles
Nyon, Visions du Réel 20-04-2007 Afghan muscles
CPH:DOX 10-11-2006 Afghan muscles
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