Jacob Jarek

/B. 1981

Producer. Born 28/4 1981, Poland. Grew up in Norway. Graduated from the producing programme at The National Film School of Denmark in 2011. Has a bachelor in Film Studies and a Master in Media Production from Norwegian University of Science and Technology and went to the European Film College in 2003-04.

Jarek independently co-produced Nicolas Winding Refn's "Only God Forgives" (2013), which was selected for Competition at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013. After producing a number of short films, he and Ditte Milsted co-produced Grímur Hákonarson's Icelandic feature "Rams" (2015), which has received numerous awards, including the top prize in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes.

In 2011, Jacob Jarek established the production company Profile Pictures along with producers Ditte Milsted and Thor Sigurjonsson.

Profile Pictures has quickly reached a position as a solid and ambitious young company, specializing in genre films with an artistic edge, by new directors. That goes for Jarek's productions in the company of Ali Abassi's horror film "Shelley," (2016) selected for the Berlinale Panorama section in 2016, Fenar Ahmad's action drama "Darkland" (2017), a great critic's and box office hit, and Jens Dahl's single location thriller "3 Things" (2017).

Jacob Jarek received the Danish Directors' Ib Award in 2017.

Filmography

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Film Year Function Category
Under the Tree 2018 Co-producer Feature
3 Things 2017 Producer DK/Feature
Darkland 2017 Producer DK/Feature
Shelley 2016 Producer DK/Feature
Rules 2016 Producer DK/Short fiction
Finding Home 2016 Producer DK/Short fiction
In the Blood 2016 Executive producer DK/Feature
No Regrets 2016 Executive producer DK/Documentary
Lukas & The Aspies 2015 Producer DK/Short fiction
Riders 2015 Producer DK/Short fiction
Rams 2015 Co-producer Feature
When Animals Dream 2014 Line producer DK/Feature
París Nordursins 2014 Co-producer Feature
Only God Forgives 2013 Co-producer DK/Feature
The Children's World 2013 Producer DK/Short fiction
Weekend Dad 2013 Producer DK/Short fiction
Mops & Ollie 2013 Producer DK/Short fiction
Tabu 2012 Production DK/Short fiction
The Flame and the Cotton Ball 2012 Producer DK/Short fiction
M for Markus 2011 Producer DK/Short fiction
Two friends 2010 Producer DK/Short fiction
1989 when I was 5 years old 2010 Producer DK/Short fiction
Sheep 2009 Unit manager DK/Short fiction
Valhalla Rising 2009 Producer's assistant DK/Feature
Fighter 2007 Producer's assistant DK/Feature
Øen 2007 Assistant editor TV series
Dissolve 2004 Mand DK/Short fiction
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Awards and nominations

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Award Release year Festivals Film
Full Moon 2016 Transilvania International Film Festival 2016 Shelley
2nd Prize for Best Short 2015 Giffoni Film Festival 2015 Lukas & The Aspies
Best Short Fiction 2015 du grain a demoudre Film Festival 2015 Lukas & The Aspies
Robert, Best Short Fiction Film (long) 2014 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2014 Weekend Dad
Best Short Film 2013 Giffoni Film Festival 2013 Weekend Dad
Best Short Fiction 2013 Rimouski Carrousel Int. Youth F.F. 2013 Weekend Dad
1st Prize, Animated Short Film 2013 Chicago Int. Children's Film Festival 2013 The Flame and the Cotton Ball
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Festival screenings

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Festivals Festival date Film
Cairo International Film Festival 21-11-2017 Darkland
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 09-11-2017 3 Things
Malaga International Fantastic Film Festival 08-11-2017 3 Things
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 01-11-2017 3 Things
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 18-10-2017 3 Things
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 18-10-2017 Darkland
SITGES Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic of Catalonia 05-10-2017 Darkland
Austin Fantastic Fest 21-09-2017 Darkland
Helsinki Film Festival 14-09-2017 Darkland
Montreal Fantasia Int Film Festival 13-07-2017 Darkland
Moscow Int. Film Festival 22-06-2017 Darkland
Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, Tokyo 01-06-2017 Lukas & The Aspies
Poznan Ale Kino! International Children's Film Festival 27-11-2016 Lukas & The Aspies
Kiev Molodist Int. Film Festival 22-10-2016 Shelley
SITGES Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic of Catalonia 07-10-2016 Shelley
Athens International Film Festival 22-09-2016 Shelley
Helsinki Film Festival 15-09-2016 Shelley
FILM4 FrightFest 25-08-2016 Shelley
Munich Fantasy FilmFest 17-08-2016 Shelley
Sarajevo Film Festival 12-08-2016 Shelley
Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival 21-07-2016 Shelley
Montreal Fantasia Int Film Festival 14-07-2016 Shelley
Transilvania International Film Festival 27-05-2016 Shelley
Bildrausch Filmfest Basel 25-05-2016 Shelley
Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival 19-04-2016 Lukas & The Aspies
Amsterdam Imagine Film Festival 14-04-2016 Shelley
Lucca Film Festival 03-04-2016 Shelley
Barcelona, Mecal International Short Film Festival 09-03-2016 Lukas & The Aspies
Berlinale 11-02-2016 Shelley
du grain a demoudre Film Festival 21-11-2015 Lukas & The Aspies
Brest, Festival Européen du Film Court 10-11-2015 Lukas & The Aspies
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 04-11-2015 Lukas & The Aspies
Frankfurt Lucas International Children's Film Festival 27-09-2015 Lukas & The Aspies
Malmö Nordisk Panorama 18-09-2015 Lukas & The Aspies
BUSTER 14-09-2015 Lukas & The Aspies
Giffoni Film Festival 17-07-2015 Lukas & The Aspies
Malmö Nordisk Panorama 19-09-2014 Weekend Dad
Kulturmøde Mors 21-08-2014 Weekend Dad
Kulturmøde Mors 21-08-2014 The Flame and the Cotton Ball
Slatina, Dreamfest 18-06-2014 Weekend Dad
Hamburg Kinderfilmfestival 03-06-2014 Weekend Dad
Halifax, ViewFinders: International FF for Youth 06-04-2014 Weekend Dad
Saguenay International Short Film Festival 12-03-2014 Weekend Dad
Danmarks Film Akademi 26-01-2014 Weekend Dad
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 01-11-2013 Weekend Dad
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 01-11-2013 The Flame and the Cotton Ball
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 30-10-2013 Weekend Dad
Chicago Int. Children's Film Festival 25-10-2013 The Flame and the Cotton Ball
Zagreb Film Festival 20-10-2013 Weekend Dad
Rimouski Carrousel Int. Youth F.F. 22-09-2013 Weekend Dad
Rimouski Carrousel Int. Youth F.F. 22-09-2013 The Flame and the Cotton Ball
Frankfurt Lucas International Children's Film Festival 22-09-2013 The Flame and the Cotton Ball
BUSTER 05-09-2013 Weekend Dad
BUSTER 05-09-2013 The Flame and the Cotton Ball
Giffoni Film Festival 19-07-2013 Weekend Dad
Giffoni Film Festival 19-07-2013 The Flame and the Cotton Ball
Sheffield Showcomotion, The Show Room Cinema 06-07-2013 The Flame and the Cotton Ball
Edinburgh International Film Festival 19-06-2013 The Flame and the Cotton Ball
Halifax, ViewFinders: International FF for Youth 14-04-2013 The Flame and the Cotton Ball
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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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