Charlotte Sieling

/B. 1960

Director, scriptwriter, actress. Born 13/7 1960, Denmark. Graduated from the Danish National School of Theatre in 1985 and, as scriptwriter, from the National Film School of Denmark in 1995.

Sieling worked from 1985 to 1994 as an actress in different theatres, from the experimental stage to the Royal Danish Theatre, her roles including Ophelia in Shakespeare's "Hamlet" and Esmeralda in Victor Hugo's "The Hunchback of Notre Dame." Her performances on film and television include the Swedish mini series "Rosenbaum" (1993), Jon Bang Carlsen's "Carmen & Baby Face" (1995) and Carsten Sønder's "Love Me, Love Me Not" (1995).

Sieling has established herself as one of Denmark's strongest television directors with series like "Unit 1," "Better Times," "The Killing" and "The Bridge". Internationally, she has directed for American series such as "Queen of the South," "Homeland" and "The Americans."

Sieling made her directorial feature film debut with "Above the Street below the Water" (2009). "The Man" (2017) is her second feature film.


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Film Year Function Category
The Man 2017 Direction DK/Feature
The Idealist 2015 Script consultant DK/Feature
Pointy Elbows, Bleeding Knees 2013 Mor DK/Short fiction
Borgen 3 2013 Direction TV series
The Bridge 2011 Direction TV series
Love & rage 2009 Assistant director DK/Feature
Above the street below the water 2009 Direction DK/Feature
The Killing II 2009 Direction TV series
D.A.D: True Believer 2008 Voice over coach DK/Documentary
Deroute 2008 Dot TV series
Make My Day 2008 Sygeplejerske DK/Short fiction
45 cm 2007 Direction DK/Short fiction
The Killing 2007 Direction TV series
Triple dare 2006 Pernille DK/Feature
Den onde lejer 2006 Script consultant DK/Short fiction
Accused 2005 Miriam DK/Feature
H.C. Andersen - historien om en digter 2005 Voice TV film
Mors dag 2005 Consultant DK/Short fiction
Better Times 2004 Direction TV series
The five obstructions 2003 The Naked Woman ("Obstruction #4") DK/Documentary
Kommissarie Winter 2001 Poulsen TV series
Unit 1 2000 Direction TV series
Tut & Tone 1999 Direction DK/Short fiction
Tifanfaya 1998 Tifanfayas mor DK/Short fiction
Fleas bark too, don't they? 1996 Nana DK/Feature
The White Lioness 1996 Baiba Feature
Carmen & Babyface 1995 Tysklærerinden DK/Feature
Love Me, Love Me Not 1995 Hannah DK/Feature
Filmskolen 1995 Appearance TV film
Body Switch 1995 Jonas' mor DK/Feature
Fearless Frida 1994 Jytte, Fridas mor DK/Feature
Chez moi 1993 Merete DK/Feature
Life Is a bitch 1993 Appearance DK/Short fiction
Gøngehøvdingen 1992 Dronning Sofie Amalie TV series
Fædre og sønner 1991 Appearance TV film
Games 1990 Pia DK/Feature
Notes on Love 1989 Appearance DK/Experimental
Murder in Paradise 1988 Lisbeth, Kurts søster DK/Feature
Bill og Daphne 1987 Janet TV series
The Wolf at the Door 1986 Gæst hos Durand-Ruel DK/Feature
Ansigterne 1986 Appearance TV film
The aristocats 1970 Voice Feature
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Awards and nominations

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Award Release year Festivals Film
Audience Award - Best International Film 2008 Clermont-Ferrand Festival Du Court Metrage 2008 45 cm

Festival screenings

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Festivals Festival date Film
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 09-11-2017 The Man
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 18-10-2017 The Man
St. Petersburg The Nordic Countries Film Festival 04-10-2017 The Man
Carl International Film Festival & Forum 08-09-2017 The Man
Munich International Film Festival 22-06-2017 The Man
Seattle International Film Festival 18-05-2017 The Man
Espoo Ciné International Film Festival 05-05-2017 The Man
Cracow Netia Off Camera International Film Festival 28-04-2017 The Man
Curacao IFFR 05-04-2017 The Man
Santa Barbara Int. Film Festival 01-02-2017 The Man
Göteborg International Film Festival 27-01-2017 The Man
Rotterdam, International Film Festival 25-01-2017 The Man
Tampere Film Festival 07-03-2012 45 cm
Pune International Film Festival India 06-01-2011 Above the street below the water
Chennai International Film Festival 15-12-2010 Above the street below the water
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 11-11-2010 Above the street below the water
Damascus Int. Film Festival 07-11-2010 Above the street below the water
Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival 21-10-2010 Above the street below the water
Warsaw International Film Festival 08-10-2010 Above the street below the water
Rehovot International Women's Film Festival 07-09-2010 Above the street below the water
Espoo Ciné International Film Festival 20-08-2010 Above the street below the water
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 18-08-2010 Above the street below the water
Cannes, Festival de 12-05-2010 Above the street below the water
Göteborg International Film Festival 29-01-2010 Above the street below the water
Trondheim Minimalen Kortfilm Festival 06-03-2009 45 cm
ArtCourtVidéO Arles 17-11-2008 45 cm
Verdal Femmina International Film Festival 22-10-2008 45 cm
Belgrade Balkankult Fondacija 01-02-2008 45 cm
Clermont-Ferrand Festival Du Court Metrage 01-02-2008 45 cm
Aarhus Filmfestival 23-10-2007 45 cm
Oulu Nordisk Panorama 21-09-2007 45 cm
Odense Internationale Film Festival 27-08-2007 45 cm
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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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