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.
Title Year Function Category
Winter Journey 2019 Direction, Screenplay DK/Documentary
The Plunge 2017 Visual director DK/Documentary
Stikbold!: A Dodgeball Adventure 2016 Game design Game
Shadow of a Hero 2015 Screenplay DK/Documentary
1989 2014 Direction, Screenplay DK/Documentary
Putin's Kiss 2012 Consultant DK/Documentary
Usynlige piger 2009 Production consultant DK/Documentary
Så kort og mærkeligt livet er 2008 Direction, Script DK/Documentary
Burma VJ - reporting from a closed country 2008 Direction, Script DK/Documentary
Forførerens fald 2008 Consultant DK/Documentary
Gasolin' 2006 Direction, Script DK/Documentary
Tintin et moi 2004 Direction, Script DK/Documentary
Diplomatiets fortrop 2004 Direction DK/Documentary
Malaria! 2002 Direction DK/Documentary
The magus 1999 Direction DK/Documentary
Gensyn med Johannesburg 1996 Direction, Script DK/Documentary
Den, der finder, han søger 1986 Direction DK/Documentary
Anders Østergaard in trade directory