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Birgitte Stærmose

(1963 – )

Director. Birgitte Stærmose holds an MFA in Film and Media Arts from Temple University.


"Room 304" is Stærmose's first feature. Her latest film, "Out of love", a staged monologue based film with street children in Pristina, Kosovo, has been honored with a Special Mention at the Berlinale, the Prix EFA at Rotterdam IFF, Prix de la jeunes at Festival du cinema de Brive, a Jury Special Mention at Melbourne IFF, the award for Best Short at Stockholm IFF and a Danish Academy Award for Best Documentary, and was also nominated for Best European Short at the EFA Awards in 2010.


Her other award-winning shorts have screened worldwide as well: "Small avalanches", based on a short story by Joyce Carol Oates, won UIP Prize for Best European Short at Edinburgh IFF 2003 and was nominated for Best European Short at the European Film Awards. "Principles of attraction", four stories about four women includes "Sophie", the last of these stories. "Sophie" had its international premiere at Sundance in 2007, was selected for New Directors / New Films at MOMA in NYC and was awarded the ARTE prize at Dresden International FF.


Stærmose also directed severel episodes of the danish television series "Norskov" (2015) as well as the danish/swedish feature "Darling" (2017).

Filmography Awards Festivals
Title Year Function Category
Darling 2017 Direction, Story DK/Feature
Man Divided 2017 Director supervisor DK/Feature
Norskov 1 2015 Direction TV series
The Idealist 2015 Screenplay DK/Feature
Room 304 2011 Direction, Story DK/Feature
Out of love 2009 Direction, Script: research DK/Documentary
Sophie 2006 Direction, Script DK/Short fiction
Principles of Attraction 2006 Direction, Script DK/Short fiction
Mit Danmark - film nr. 2 2006 Direction DK/Documentary
Small Avalanches 2003 Direction, Script DK/Short fiction
Now, look at me 2001 Direction, Script DK/Short fiction

Awards and nominations

Award Release year Festival Film
The Audience Award for Favorite Short Film 2001 Hamptons Film Festival 2001 Se mig nu
Prix UIP 2003 Edinburgh International Film Festival 2003 Små skred
Special Mention 2010 Berlinale 2010 Ønskebørn
Nomination for European Film Awards 2010 Rotterdam, International Film Festival 2010 Ønskebørn
Special Mention 2010 Melbourne Film Festival 2010 Ønskebørn
Best Short Fiction 2010 Stockholm International Film Festival 2010 Ønskebørn
Special Mention 2010 Odense Internationale Film Festival 2010 Ønskebørn
Special Mention 2011 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2011 Værelse 304
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Festivals

Festival Festival date Film
Skip City International D-Cinema Festival 2018-07-13 Darling
Miami International Film festival 2018-03-09 Darling
Santa Barbara Int. Film Festival 2018-01-31 Darling
Göteborg International Film Festival 2018-01-26 Darling
Trondheim Kosmorama International Film Festival 2017-11-05 Darling
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2017-11-01 Darling
Warsaw International Film Festival 2017-10-13 Darling
London Film Festival 2017-10-04 Darling
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2017-08-19 Darling
Guadalajara Film Festival 2012-03-02 Værelse 304
Göteborg International Film Festival 2012-01-27 Sophie
Mannheim-Heidelberg, Int. Film Festival 2011-11-10 Værelse 304
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2011-08-21 Værelse 304
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2011-07-01 Værelse 304
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 2011-01-25 Ønskebørn
Stockholm International Film Festival 2010-11-17 Ønskebørn
Reykjavik Film Festival 2010-10-30 Ønskebørn
Los Angeles, Oscar Nomination Screening 2010-10-01 Ønskebørn
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2010-08-23 Ønskebørn
Melbourne Film Festival 2010-07-23 Ønskebørn
Sarajevo Film Festival 2010-07-23 Ønskebørn
Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival 2010-04-27 Ønskebørn
ZagrebDox 2010-02-28 Ønskebørn
Berlinale 2010-02-11 Ønskebørn
Rotterdam, International Film Festival 2010-01-27 Ønskebørn
CPH:DOX 2009-11-06 Ønskebørn
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2008-11-13 Sophie
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2007-10-31 Sophie
Dokufest Prizren 2007-08-06 Sophie
Melbourne Film Festival 2007-07-25 Sophie
Taipei Film Festival 2007-06-22 Sophie
New York New Directors/New Films 2007-03-21 Sophie
Sundance Film Festival 2007-01-18 Sophie
Aarhus, Nordisk Panorama 2006-09-22 Sophie
Zagreb Motovun Film Festival 2004-07-26 Små skred
Ghent Flanders Int. Film Festival 2003-10-07 Små skred
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2003-08-13 Små skred
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2003-08-11 Små skred
San Francisco Int. Film Festival 2002-04-18 Se mig nu
Mumbai Film Festival 2002-02-03 Se mig nu
Göteborg International Film Festival 2002-01-25 Se mig nu
Hamptons Film Festival 2001-10-17 Se mig nu
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.