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). She has also lead director on international TV series for HBO and Netflix - including 'Industry' (2022) and 'The English Game' (2020)

Title Year Function Category
Afterwar 2024 Direction, Screenplay DK/Documentary
Camino 2023 Direction, Screenplay, Executive producer DK/Feature
Barnepigerne 2020 Consultant DK/Documentary
The Good Traitor 2020 Script consultant DK/Feature
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, Idea 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