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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
Idealisten 2015 Manuskonsulent DK/Feature
Bankerot 2014 Direction TV series
Skytten 2013 Direction DK/Feature
Barvalo 2012 Manuskonsulent 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 Konsulent DK/Documentary
1 : 1 2006 Direction DK/Feature
Forbrydelser 2004 Direction, Script DK/Feature
Små ulykker 2002 Direction DK/Feature
Y - fædre og sønner 2001 Direction, Script DK/Documentary
Bånd på livet 2000 Direction, Manuskript 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 tirsdag - en kærlighedshistorie 1991 Direction, Script DK/Short fiction
Rami og Julie 1988 Runner DK/Feature

Awards and nominations

Award Release year Festival Film
Bronze Dragon 1994 Krakow Film Festival 1994 Julies balkon
Special Mention Of The Jury 2004 Troia Int. Film Festival (Setúbal) 2004 Forbrydelser
Audience's Prize - Best long feature 2004 Bordeaux International Festival for Women 2004 Forbrydelser
Best Leading Actor 2004 Bordeaux International Festival for Women 2004 Forbrydelser
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
Special Mention 2004 Torino Infinity Festival 2004 Forbrydelser
ARTE Distribution Award 2004 Paris Cinema 2004 Forbrydelser
Robert, Best Supporting Actress 2005 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2005 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
Kingfischer award 2006 Ljubljana International Film Festival 2006 1 : 1
Audience Award - Best International Film 2008 Clermont-Ferrand Festival Du Court Metrage 2008 45 cm - Or Love as a Symbolic Communication Medium
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
Espoo Ciné International Film Festival 2014-08-20 Skytten
Göteborg International Film Festival 2014-01-24 Skytten
Chennai International Film Festival 2013-12-12 Skytten
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2013-11-07 Skytten
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2013-10-30 Skytten
Cinemateket 2013-10-01 Skytten
Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival 2013-07-18 Skytten
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 2013-05-29 Skytten
Cinémathèque royale de Belgique 2012-05-01 Forbrydelser
Tampere Film Festival 2012-03-07 45 cm - Or Love as a Symbolic Communication Medium
Beirut EU-Film Festival 2011-11-10 Lille soldat
Ankara Flying Broom International Women's Film Festival 2011-05-05 Lille soldat
Göteborg International Film Festival 2010-01-29 Lille soldat
Cinemateket 2010-01-21 Lille soldat
Pune International Film Festival India 2010-01-07 Lille soldat
Chennai International Film Festival 2009-12-16 Lille soldat
Dubai International Film Festival 2009-12-09 Lille soldat
Jakarta International Film Festival 2009-12-04 Lille soldat
Torun, Camerimage 2009-11-28 Lille soldat
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2009-11-27 Lille soldat
Osaka European Film Festival 2009-11-12 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
Brasilia International Film Festival 2009-11-04 Lille soldat
Mumbai Film Festival 2009-10-29 Lille soldat
Ranheim Femmina Internasjonale Film Festival 2009-10-26 Små ulykker
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 2009-09-17 Lille soldat
Troia Int. Film Festival (Setúbal) 2009-09-04 Lille soldat
Montreal World Film Festival 2009-08-27 Lille soldat
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2009-08-20 Lille soldat
Brisbane International Film Festival 2009-07-30 Lille soldat
Zagreb Motovun Film Festival 2009-07-27 Lille soldat
Galway International Film Festival, Film Fleadh 2009-07-07 Lille soldat
Taipei Film Festival 2009-06-26 Lille soldat
Bratislava Art Film Festival 2009-06-20 Lille soldat
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2009-06-17 Lille soldat
Buenos Aires Danish Film Festival 2009-06-16 Lille soldat
Transilvania International Film Festival 2009-05-29 Lille soldat
Seattle International Film Festival 2009-05-21 Lille soldat
CPH PIX 2009-04-16 Lille soldat
Seoul International Women's Film Festival 2009-04-09 Lille soldat
Trondheim Minimalen Kortfilm Festival 2009-03-06 45 cm - Or Love as a Symbolic Communication Medium
Berlinale 2009-02-05 Lille soldat
Arles 2008-11-17 45 cm - Or Love as a Symbolic Communication Medium
Verdal Femmina International Film Festival 2008-10-22 45 cm - Or Love as a Symbolic Communication Medium
Sofia EU Film Festival 2008-05-22 1 : 1
Bukarest EU-Filmfestival 2008-05-09 1 : 1
Bonn Scandinavian Film festival 2008-04-24 1 : 1
Clermont-Ferrand Festival Du Court Metrage 2008-02-01 45 cm - Or Love as a Symbolic Communication Medium
Balkankult Fondacija 2008-02-01 45 cm - Or Love as a Symbolic Communication Medium
Budapest Danish Film Week 2007-11-22 1 : 1
Brest, Festival Européen du Film Court 2007-11-10 Julies balkon
Aarhus Filmfestival 2007-10-23 45 cm - Or Love as a Symbolic Communication Medium
Cinemateket 2007-10-18 Små ulykker
Oulu Nordisk Panorama 2007-09-21 45 cm - Or Love as a Symbolic Communication Medium
Vlissingen, Film by the Sea 2007-09-14 1 : 1
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2007-08-27 45 cm - Or Love as a Symbolic Communication Medium
Taipei Film Festival 2007-06-22 Små ulykker
Durban International Film Festival 2007-06-20 1 : 1
Sarajevo - Royal Danish Embassy 2007-05-23 Forbrydelser
Belgrade Danish Film Event 2007-04-18 Forbrydelser
New York Scandinavian House 2007-04-15 1 : 1
Malmö, BUFF 2007-03-13 1 : 1
Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2007-02-16 1 : 1
Antwerpen European Youth FF of Flanders 2007-02-15 1 : 1
Glasgow Film Festival 2007-02-15 1 : 1
Göteborg International Film Festival 2007-01-26 1 : 1
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2007-01-04 1 : 1
Jakmel Film Festival 2006-11-24 1 : 1
Gijon International Film Festival 2006-11-23 1 : 1
Ottawa EU FF 2006-11-17 Forbrydelser
Ljubljana International Film Festival 2006-11-10 1 : 1
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2006-11-01 1 : 1
Damaskus EU FF 2006-10-20 Forbrydelser
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
Mill Valley Film Festival, Film Inst. California 2006-10-05 1 : 1
Rio de Janeiro Film Festival 2006-09-21 1 : 1
Vlissingen, Film by the Sea 2006-09-15 1 : 1
Halifax Atlantic Film Festival 2006-09-14 1 : 1
Warsaw EU Film Festival 2006-09-01 Forbrydelser
Melbourne Film Festival 2006-07-26 1 : 1
Giffoni Film Festival 2006-07-15 1 : 1
Palic European 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
Brussels Eurocine27 2006-05-09 Forbrydelser
Accra EU Film Festival 2006-04-26 Forbrydelser
Nicaragua EU FF 2006-02-15 Forbrydelser
Berlinale 2006-02-09 1 : 1
Prague Brno EU Film Festival 2006-01-26 Forbrydelser
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2005-11-18 Forbrydelser
Riga Arsenals 2005-10-14 Forbrydelser
Montone Umbria Film Festival 2005-07-06 Forbrydelser
Zagreb Danish "Next Stop" Film Festival 2005-04-21 Små ulykker
London Dogme Film Festival 2005-04-01 Forbrydelser
Buenos Aires, Mar Del Plata Int. FF 2005-03-10 Forbrydelser
Rouen, Fest. du Cinema Nordique 2005-03-09 Forbrydelser
Mexico City Intl Contemp FF 2005-02-16 Forbrydelser
Zagreb Danish "Next Stop" Film Festival 2005-01-21 Små ulykker
Havana International FF of New Latin Cinema 2004-12-07 Forbrydelser
Bratislava International Film Festival 2004-12-03 Forbrydelser
Ljubljana International Film Festival 2004-11-10 Forbrydelser
Kiev Molodist Int. Film Festival 2004-10-23 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
Reykjavik Danish Wave 2004-10-01 Forbrydelser
Vancouver International Film Festival 2004-09-28 Forbrydelser
Bordeaux International Festival for Women 2004-09-27 Forbrydelser
Rio de Janeiro Film Festival 2004-09-23 Forbrydelser
Montreal World Film Festival 2004-08-26 Forbrydelser
Espoo Ciné International Film Festival 2004-08-24 Forbrydelser
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2004-08-20 Forbrydelser
Århus International Student Center 2004-08-07 Små ulykker
Melbourne Film Festival 2004-07-21 Forbrydelser
Pula Film Festival 2004-07-16 Forbrydelser
Wellington - New Zealand Film Festival 2004-07-16 Forbrydelser
Sarajevo Danish Film Festival 2004-07-12 Små ulykker
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2004-07-02 Forbrydelser
Perth Revelation Film Festival 2004-07-01 Forbrydelser
Paris Cinema 2004-06-30 Forbrydelser
Washington National Museum of Women in the Arts 2004-06-20 Små ulykker
Sydney Film Festival 2004-06-11 Forbrydelser
Troia Int. Film Festival (Setúbal) 2004-06-04 Forbrydelser
Seattle International Film Festival 2004-05-20 Små ulykker
Vilnius Film Spring 2004-04-23 Små ulykker
Moscow EU Film Festival 2004-04-23 Små ulykker
Brussels Film Festival 2004-04-23 Forbrydelser
Seoul International Women's Film Festival 2004-04-02 Forbrydelser
Torino Infinity Festival 2004-03-27 Forbrydelser
New York New Directors/New Films 2004-03-24 Forbrydelser
American Film Market (AFM) 2004-02-25 Forbrydelser
Budapest Danish Film Week 2004-02-10 Små ulykker
Berlinale 2004-02-05 Forbrydelser
Washington National Gallery of Art 2004-01-10 Små ulykker
Singapore EU-Film Festival 2003-10-09 Små ulykker
Rio de Janeiro, Danish FF 2003-09-23 Små ulykker
Troia Int. Film Festival (Setúbal) 2003-06-06 Små ulykker
Sofia Nordisk Film Festival 2003-05-30 Små ulykker
New York Scandinavian House 2003-04-09 Små ulykker
Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival 2003-04-04 Små ulykker
Creteil, Festival Films De Femmes 2003-03-21 Små ulykker
Rouen, Fest. du Cinema Nordique 2003-03-12 Små ulykker
Prague Febiofest, Int. Film, TV and Video Festival 2003-01-23 Små ulykker
Internationalt Kultursekretariat 2003-01-01 Små ulykker
Palm Springs Festival of Festivals 2002-11-21 Små ulykker
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
Bordeaux International Festival for Women 2002-09-23 Små ulykker
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2002-08-17 Små ulykker
Manila Cinemanila International Film Festival 2002-08-01 Små ulykker
Melbourne Film Festival 2002-07-24 Små ulykker
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2002-07-04 Små ulykker
Paris Danish Film Week 2002-07-02 Små ulykker
Sydney Film Festival 2002-06-07 Små ulykker
Seattle International Film Festival 2002-05-23 Små ulykker
Cairo International Film Festival 2002-03-14 Små ulykker
Berlinale 2002-02-06 Små ulykker
Rouen, Fest. du Cinema Nordique 2001-03-14 Tifanfaya
Rouen, Fest. du Cinema Nordique 1999-03-10 Tifanfaya
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.