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Anders Østergaard

(1965 - )

Director, born 1965. Graduated from the Danish School of Media and Journalism in 1991 after training at Central Television, London. Worked as a copywriter at an advertising agency and as a researcher on documentary programmes.



Østergaard's preferred approach involves both observational and expository documentary types and often draws on a mix of archival material and new recordings, combining a sense of documentary authenticity with psychological intimacy.



Østergaard was awarded Best Documentary at Odense Film Festival in 1999 for "The Magus," about the renowned Swedish jazz pianist Jan Johansson. He is writer-director on the international co-production "Tintin et moi" (2003) and the documentary about one of Denmark's most popular rock bands, "Gasolin" (2006), which had a successful run at the domestic boxoffice with nearly a quarter million admissions.



"Burma VJ - Reporting from a Closed Country" (2008) marked Østergaard's international breakthrough. For his film about Burma's undercover video journalists filming the monks' massive uprising in 2007, he received an Oscar nomination and took home a record-breaking number of international awards, including IDFA's Joris Ivens and Movies That Matter.



"1989" (2014), about the fall of the Iron Curtain, opened CPH:DOX.



In 2015 Østergaard received the Danish Dreyer Award as recognition for his extraordinary artistic work in the Danish film business.

Filmography Awards Festivals
Title Year Function Category
Vinterrejse 2019 Direction, Manuskript DK/Documentary
Springet 2017 Visuel instruktør DK/Documentary
Skyggen af en helt 2015 Manuskript DK/Documentary
1989 2014 Direction, Manuskript DK/Documentary
Putins kys 2012 Konsulent DK/Documentary
Usynlige piger 2009 Produktionskonsulent DK/Documentary
Burma Vj, reporter i et lukket land 2008 Direction
Så kort og mærkeligt livet er 2008 Direction DK/Documentary
Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land 2008 Direction DK/Documentary
Forførerens fald 2008 Konsulent DK/Documentary
Gasolin' 2006 Direction DK/Documentary
Magtens billeder: Diplomatiets fortrop 2004 Direction
Tintin og mig 2004 Direction DK/Documentary
Diplomatiets fortrop 2004 Direction DK/Documentary
Malaria! 2002 Direction DK/Documentary
Malaria 2001 Direction
Troldkarlen 1999 Direction DK/Documentary
Gensyn med Johannesburg 1996 Direction DK/Documentary
Den, der finder, han søger 1986 Direction DK/Documentary

Awards and nominations

Award Release year Festival Film
Special Mention. Movies that Matter Human Rights 2009 ZagrebDox 2009 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
In the Spirit of Freedom Award 2009 Jerusalem Int. Film Festival 2009 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Special Prize of The Jury 2004 Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 2004 Tintin et moi
Gold Dok of the Year 2006 CPH:DOX 2006 Gasolin'
Joris Ivens Award 2008 Amsterdam, IDFA 2008 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Movies that Matter Human Rights Award 2008 Amsterdam, IDFA 2008 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
World Cinema Documentary Editing Award 2009 Sundance Film Festival 2009 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
International Human Rights Award 2009 Berlinale 2009 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Amnesty Award 2009 Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2009 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Audience Prize 2009 Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2009 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
• Investigative Documentary Feature Award 2009 San Francisco Int. Film Festival 2009 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
DOX:Awards 2008 CPH:DOX 2008 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Amnesty Award 2008 CPH:DOX 2008 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
The Vaclav Havel Special Award 2009 Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 2009 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Student Jury Award 2009 Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 2009 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Grand Jury Award 2009 Durham, Full Frame 2009 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
• Center for Documentary Studies Filmmaker Award 2009 Durham, Full Frame 2009 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Working Films Award 2009 Durham, Full Frame 2009 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Amnesty Award 2009 Warszawa, Against Gravity 2009 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Best Documentary Price 2009 Sao Paulo It's All True Int. Documentary FF 2009 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Oscar: Nominated Best Documentary 2010 Los Angeles, Oscar Nomination Screening 2010 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Det Danske Filminstitut registrerer international festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, dog primært de titler, som Filminstituttet varetager i sin festivaldistribution, og primært i forbindelse med de festivaler, som Filminstituttet har prioriteret at samarbejde med. Registreringen af festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, der ikke er i festivaldistribution, foretages kun for "launch"-festivaler ifølge Filminstituttets prioriterede festivalliste. Se listen over prioriterede festivaler.

Festivals

Festival Festival date Film
Tehran, Cinéma Vérité, Documentary Film Festival 2017-12-10 1989
Amsterdam, IDFA 2017-11-15 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Reykjavik Film Festival 2015-09-24 1989
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2015-05-09 1989
Tel Aviv Docaviv Int. Documentary Film Festival 2015-05-06 1989
Sao Paulo It's All True Int. Documentary FF 2015-04-09 Tintin et moi
Hong Kong International Film Festival 2015-03-23 1989
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 2015-01-27 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Göteborg International Film Festival 2015-01-23 1989
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2014-11-14 1989
CPH:DOX 2014-11-06 1989
Message to Man 2014-09-20 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Sao Paulo It's All True Int. Documentary FF 2010-04-08 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 2010-01-26 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Torun, Camerimage 2009-11-28 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2009-11-27 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Amsterdam, IDFA 2009-11-19 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animation 2009-10-26 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Vienna Film Festival, Viennale 2009-10-22 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Reykjavik Nordisk Panorama 2009-09-25 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Reykjavik Film Festival 2009-09-17 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Dokufest Prizren 2009-08-03 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Melbourne Film Festival 2009-07-24 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Jerusalem Int. Film Festival 2009-07-09 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Moscow Int. Film Festival 2009-06-18 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Cape Town, Encounters South African Int. Documentary Film Festival 2009-06-18 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Sydney Film Festival 2009-06-03 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2009-05-09 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
München Documentary Festival 2009-05-06 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 2009-04-30 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Jeonju International Film Festival 2009-04-30 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
San Francisco Int. Film Festival 2009-04-23 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Durham, Full Frame 2009-04-02 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Sao Paulo It's All True Int. Documentary FF 2009-03-25 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Hong Kong International Film Festival 2009-03-23 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Vilnius International Film Festival 2009-03-20 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
London, Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2009-03-18 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2009-03-13 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Austin, SXSW Film Festival 2009-03-13 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Wellington - New Zealand Film Festival 2009-03-13 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 2009-03-11 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
ZagrebDox 2009-02-23 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Docsbarcelona 2009-01-27 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Göteborg International Film Festival 2009-01-23 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 2009-01-21 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Sundance Film Festival 2009-01-15 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Amsterdam, IDFA 2008-11-20 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
CPH:DOX 2008-11-07 Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Sao Paulo It's All True Int. Documentary FF 2007-03-22 Tintin et moi
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2006-11-01 Gasolin'
Reykjavik Film Festival 2006-09-28 Gasolin'
Göteborg International Film Festival 2006-01-27 Gasolin'
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2005-10-10 Tintin et moi
Cape Town, Encounters South African Int. Documentary Film Festival 2005-07-15 Tintin et moi
Buenos Aires Festival de Cine Independiente 2005-04-12 Tintin et moi
Tel Aviv Docaviv Int. Documentary Film Festival 2005-04-07 Tintin et moi
Buenos Aires, Mar Del Plata Int. FF 2005-03-10 Tintin et moi
ZagrebDox 2005-02-22 Tintin et moi
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2004-11-08 Tintin et moi
Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animation 2004-10-19 Tintin et moi
Melbourne Film Festival 2004-07-21 Tintin et moi
Wellington - New Zealand Film Festival 2004-07-16 Tintin et moi
SilverDocs AFI Documentary Festival 2004-06-16 Tintin et moi
München Documentary Festival 2004-05-07 Tintin et moi
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 2004-04-23 Tintin et moi
Istanbul Int. Film Festival 2004-04-10 Tintin et moi
Hong Kong International Film Festival 2004-04-06 Tintin et moi
Sao Paulo It's All True Int. Documentary FF 2004-03-25 Tintin et moi
Berlinale 2004-02-05 Tintin et moi
Göteborg International Film Festival 2004-01-23 Tintin et moi
Amsterdam, IDFA 2003-11-20 Tintin et moi
Malmö Nordisk Panorama 2003-09-23 Tintin et moi
Det Danske Filminstitut registrerer international festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, dog primært de titler, som Filminstituttet varetager i sin festivaldistribution, og primært i forbindelse med de festivaler, som Filminstituttet har prioriteret at samarbejde med. Registreringen af festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, der ikke er i festivaldistribution, foretages kun for "launch"-festivaler ifølge Filminstituttets prioriterede festivalliste. Se listen over prioriterede festivaler.