Annette K. Olesen

(1965 – )

Director. Born 20/11 1965. Graduated from the National Film School of Denmark in 1991. Before her feature films, Annette K. Olesen made a number of experimenting short films, including 'Julie's balcony' (1992).

Olesen made his debut and international breakthrough with 'Minor Mishaps' (2002). The film was selected for competition at the Berlin Film Festival, where it won The Blue Angel.

Her Dogme film 'In Your Hands' (2004) as well as 'Little Soldier' (2008) were also selected for the main competition in Berlin, where the latter won the festival's ecumenical award.

In addition to feature films, Olesen has directed for television, including four episodes of the first season of 'Borgen' (2010) and episodes for 'Bankerot' (2014). The series 'Kamikaze (2021) is based on an original concept by Olesen.

'A Matter of Trust' (2022) with Trine Dyrholm had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Annette K. Olesen has served as a teacher at the National Film School of Denmark and conducted masterclasses in the Netherlands, Norway and Egypt. She has also acted as a board member of Danish Film Directors (2009-2015, as chairman/deputy chairman 2013-2015) and of TV 2 Denmark (2012-2018).
Title Year Function Category
A Matter of Trust 2022 Direction, Screenplay DK/Feature
Hjem - 7:8 2021 Concept TV series
Kamikaze (Oversigt) 2021 Concept TV series
Festen er aflyst - 1:8 2021 Concept TV series
Før og efter - 2:8 2021 Concept TV series
Flight Mode - 3:8 2021 Concept TV series
Happy white day - 4:8 2021 Concept TV series
Efterladt bagage - 5:8 2021 Concept TV series
Pancake Syrup - 6:8 2021 Concept TV series
Krzysztof og det kosmiske tilfælde - 8:8 2021 Concept TV series
The Good Traitor 2020 Script consultant DK/Feature
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
Got a light? 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
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