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Annette K. Olesen

(1965 – )

Director, born 1965. Graduated from the National Film School of Denmark in 1991.



Olesen's international breakthrough came with the intense, character-driven drama "Minor Mishaps" (2002) which won Der Blaue Engel at the Berlin International Film Festival. "In your Hands" followed in 2004, a Dogme-tinged prison drama selected for the main competition in Berlin. Also selected for competition in Berlin was "Little Soldier" (2008), about a female soldier who returns from Afghanistan, rootless and traumatised.

Olesen entered into a new genre with her political thriller "The Shooter" (2013) which discusses the thin line between idealism and terrorism.



Prior to her feature films Annette K. Olesen directed a number of experimental shorts, including "Juliet's Balcony" (1992). She has also directed four episodes of the DR TV series "Borgen" (2010) and has taught at the Danish Film School. Has also taught in Holland, Norway and Egypt.

Filmography Awards Festivals
Title Year Function Category
The Idealist 2015 Script consultant DK/Feature
Bankerot 2014 Direction TV series
The Shooter 2013 Direction DK/Feature
Barvalo 2012 Script consultant DK/Short fiction
Borgen 1 2010 Direction TV series
Lille soldat 2008 Direction DK/Feature
45 cm - Or Love as a Symbolic Communication Medium 2007 Direction, Script DK/Short fiction
One Day 2007 Consultant DK/Documentary
One to one 2006 Direction DK/Feature
Forbrydelser 2004 Direction, Script DK/Feature
Minor mishaps 2002 Direction DK/Feature
Y 2001 Direction, Script DK/Documentary
Bånd på livet 2000 Direction, Screenplay DK/Short fiction
Find dig selv 2000 Direction DK/Short fiction
Tifanfaya 1998 Direction DK/Short fiction
Julies balkon 1993 Direction, Script DK/Documentary
Har du ild? 1993 Direction, Script DK/Documentary
Interview 1992 Direction, Script TV film
10:32 - A Love Story 1991 Direction, Script DK/Short fiction
Rami and Juliet 1988 Runner DK/Feature

Awards and nominations

Award Release year Festival Film
Bronze Dragon 1994 Krakow Film Festival 1994 Julies balkon
Emerging Masters 2004 Seattle International Film Festival 2004 Forbrydelser
The Blue Angel 2002 Berlinale 2002 Små ulykker
Special Prize of The Jury 2004 Valladolid International Film Festival 2004 Forbrydelser
Publikumspreis der „Lübecker Nachrichten“ 2006 Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2006 1 : 1
NDR-Filmpreis 2006 Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2006 1 : 1
Kirchlicher Filmpreis Interfilm 2006 Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2006 1 : 1
Special Mention 2006 Hamptons Film Festival 2006 1 : 1
Oecumenical Prize 2009 Berlinale 2009 Lille soldat
Best Actress 2009 Valladolid International Film Festival 2009 Lille soldat
Best Cinematography 2009 Valladolid International Film Festival 2009 Lille soldat
Silver Spike 2009 Valladolid International Film Festival 2009 Lille soldat
Special Mention 2009 Valladolid International Film Festival 2009 Lille soldat
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
Zagreb Motovun Film Festival 2015-07-25 Forbrydelser
Göteborg International Film Festival 2014-01-24 Skytten
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2013-11-07 Skytten
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2013-10-30 Skytten
Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival 2013-07-18 Skytten
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 2013-05-29 Skytten
Göteborg International Film Festival 2010-01-29 Lille soldat
Dubai International Film Festival 2009-12-09 Lille soldat
Torun, Camerimage 2009-11-28 Lille soldat
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2009-11-27 Lille soldat
Sevilla Festival de Cine 2009-11-06 Lille soldat
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2009-11-05 Lille soldat
Mannheim-Heidelberg, Int. Film Festival 2009-11-05 Lille soldat
Mumbai Film Festival 2009-10-29 Lille soldat
Valladolid International Film Festival 2009-10-23 Lille soldat
Warsaw International Film Festival 2009-10-10 Lille soldat
Hamptons Film Festival 2009-10-08 Lille soldat
Haifa International Film Festival 2009-10-03 Lille soldat
Rio de Janeiro Film Festival 2009-09-24 Lille soldat
Helsinki Film Festival - Love & Anarchy 2009-09-17 Lille soldat
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2009-08-20 Lille soldat
Zagreb Motovun Film Festival 2009-07-27 Lille soldat
Taipei Film Festival 2009-06-26 Lille soldat
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2009-06-17 Lille soldat
Transilvania International Film Festival 2009-05-29 Lille soldat
Seattle International Film Festival 2009-05-21 Lille soldat
Berlinale 2009-02-05 Lille soldat
Oulu Nordisk Panorama 2007-09-21 45 cm - Or Love as a Symbolic Communication Medium
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2007-08-27 45 cm - Or Love as a Symbolic Communication Medium
Taipei Film Festival 2007-06-22 Små ulykker
Malmö, BUFF 2007-03-13 1 : 1
Göteborg International Film Festival 2007-01-26 1 : 1
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2007-01-04 1 : 1
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2006-11-01 1 : 1
London Film Festival 2006-10-18 1 : 1
Hamptons Film Festival 2006-10-18 1 : 1
Warsaw International Film Festival 2006-10-06 1 : 1
Rio de Janeiro Film Festival 2006-09-21 1 : 1
Melbourne Film Festival 2006-07-26 1 : 1
Giffoni Film Festival 2006-07-15 1 : 1
Jerusalem Int. Film Festival 2006-07-06 1 : 1
Sydney Film Festival 2006-06-09 1 : 1
Seattle International Film Festival 2006-05-25 1 : 1
Berlinale 2006-02-09 1 : 1
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2005-11-18 Forbrydelser
Buenos Aires, Mar Del Plata Int. FF 2005-03-10 Forbrydelser
Valladolid International Film Festival 2004-10-22 Forbrydelser
Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival 2004-10-22 Forbrydelser
London Film Festival 2004-10-20 Forbrydelser
Rio de Janeiro Film Festival 2004-09-23 Forbrydelser
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2004-08-20 Forbrydelser
Melbourne Film Festival 2004-07-21 Forbrydelser
Wellington - New Zealand Film Festival 2004-07-16 Forbrydelser
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2004-07-02 Forbrydelser
Sydney Film Festival 2004-06-11 Forbrydelser
Seattle International Film Festival 2004-05-20 Små ulykker
New York New Directors/New Films 2004-03-24 Forbrydelser
Berlinale 2004-02-05 Forbrydelser
Busan International Film Festival 2002-11-15 Små ulykker
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2002-11-08 Små ulykker
Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival 2002-10-18 Små ulykker
Ghent Flanders Int. Film Festival 2002-10-08 Små ulykker
Warsaw International Film Festival 2002-10-03 Små ulykker
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2002-08-17 Små ulykker
Melbourne Film Festival 2002-07-24 Små ulykker
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2002-07-04 Små ulykker
Sydney Film Festival 2002-06-07 Små ulykker
Seattle International Film Festival 2002-05-23 Små ulykker
Berlinale 2002-02-06 Små ulykker
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.