Born 1969, Denmark. Graduate of the National Film School of Denmark, 1993. Vinterberg was, together with Lars von Trier, Søren Kragh-Jacobsen and Kristian Levring, one of the four original Dogme brothers.
Has received a score of awards at international festivals for his short films, the Academy Award-nominated "Last Round (1993), and "The Boy Who Walked Backwards" (1993).
Vinterberg's international breakthrough "Festen"/"The Celebration" (1998), the first film released adhering to the Dogme concept, won the Special Prize of the Jury at Cannes, and his two English-language films that followed, "It's All About Love" (2003) and "Dear Wendy" (2005), were selected for Sundance.
The comedy "When a Man Comes Home" (2007) was Vinterberg's first film in Danish since his pivotal "The Celebration", followed by "Submarino" (2010), winner of the Nordic Council Film Prize, and Cannes winner "The Hunt" (2012).