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Henrik Ruben Genz

(1959 – )

Director and screenwriter. Born 7/11 1959. Originally majored in drawing and printmaking in 1987 and later attended the National Film School of Denmark, graduating with his student film 'Cross Roads' in 1995, for which he received Best Film and Script Award at the Film School Festival in Munich.

Subsequently, he worked at the Danish national broadcaster DR directing a number of short films, documentaries and episodes of TV series, including the popular dramas 'Nikolaj & Julie' (2003), 'Better Times' (2004-07) and 'The Killing' (2007).

In 2009 Genz was honoured with the Carl Theodor Dreyer Award. His short fiction 'Teis & Nico' (1999) received the Crystal Bear in Berlin and an Academy Award nomination.
Genz made his feature film debut with the children's film 'Someone Like Hodder' (2003).

'Terribly Happy' (2008), Genz' third feature film, took home the Grand Prix Crystal Globe at Karlovy Vary while also winning a remarkable seven honours at the Danish Robert Awards 2009, including for Best Film. Genz directed the drama comedy feature 'Satisfaction 1720' (2016), 'Word of God' (2017) and 'Erna at War' (2020).
Filmography Awards Festivals
Title Year Function Category
Word of God 2017 Direction, Screenplay DK/Feature
Satisfaction 1720 2016 Direction DK/Feature
Bankerot 2014 Direction, Script supervisor TV series
Good People 2014 Direction Feature
Borgen 3 2013 Direction TV series
Excuse me 2012 Direction, Screenplay DK/Feature
Little women 2012 Script consultant DK/Short fiction
Cirkusliv i savsmuld 2011 Direction TV series
Skyscraper 2011 Producer: development DK/Feature
Lulu & Leon 2009 Direction TV series
Imellem os 2009 Direction DK/Short fiction
Terribly Happy 2008 Direction, Script DK/Feature
The Killing 2007 Direction TV series
Kinamand 2005 Direction DK/Feature
Better Times 2004 Direction TV series
En som Hodder 2003 Direction DK/Feature
Forsvar 2003 Direction TV series
Frunk 2003 Consultant DK/Short fiction
Nikolaj og Julie afsnit 1-22 2002 Direction
Nikolaj og Julie 2002 Direction TV series
The Chosen 7 2001 Direction TV series
Dødsjov 2000 Direction, Screenplay DK/Short fiction
Bror, min bror 1999 Direction DK/Short fiction
Farvel til Paradis 1996 Direction DK/Documentary
Cross roads 1995 Direction, Script DK/Short fiction
Galla 92 - det sidste show 1992 Direction DK/Documentary
Relapse 1991 Direction, Script DK/Documentary
Carwash chorale 1991 Direction DK/Documentary
Carwash 1991 Direction, Script DK/Experimental
I could just rely on that man 1990 Direction, Script DK/Documentary
Small talk 1990 Direction, Script DK/Documentary
Catwalk '89 1989 Direction, Cinematography DK/Documentary
The eternal winter 1986 Direction, Script, Editing, Sound DK/Short fiction
Afsat - iagttagelse fra en bil med radio Direction DK/Short fiction
Karavane - iagttagelse fra en bil med radio Direction DK/Short fiction
Karossen - iagttagelser fra en bil med radio Direction DK/Short fiction
Klatvask - iagttagelse fra en bil med radio Direction DK/Short fiction
Bud - iagttagelse fra en bil med radio Direction DK/Short fiction
Domstol - iagttagelse fra en bil med radio Direction DK/Short fiction
Ståsted I Direction DK/Documentary
Ståsted II Direction DK/Documentary
Gennemgang - iagttagelse fra en bil med radio Direction DK/Short fiction
Tilbageblik Direction DK/Documentary

Awards and nominations

Award Release year Festival Film
Grand Prix - Poznan Golden Goats for the best film 2003 Poznan Ale Kino! International Children's Film Festival 2003 En som Hodder
Poznan Silver Goats for the original screenplay 2003 Poznan Ale Kino! International Children's Film Festival 2003 En som Hodder
FICC Jury - The Don Quijote Prize 2003 Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 2003 En som Hodder
Adult Jury's 1. Prize, Live Action 2003 Chicago Int. Children's Film Festival 2003 En som Hodder
Satyajit Ray Award 2003 London Film Festival 2003 En som Hodder
FIPRESCI Award 2005 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2005 Kinamand
Oecumenical Prize 2005 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2005 Kinamand
Crystal Globe 2008 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2008 Frygtelig lykkelig
Best Director 2008 Chicago International Film Festival 2008 Frygtelig lykkelig
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
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2017-11-17 Gud taler ud
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2017-11-09 Gud taler ud
London Film Festival 2017-10-04 Gud taler ud
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2016-11-11 Tordenskjold & Kold
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2016-11-03 Tordenskjold & Kold
Helsinki Film Festival - Love & Anarchy 2016-09-15 Tordenskjold & Kold
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2016-07-01 Tordenskjold & Kold
München International Film Festival 2016-06-23 Tordenskjold & Kold
Göteborg International Film Festival 2016-01-29 Tordenskjold & Kold
Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 2013-05-27 En som Hodder
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2012-11-08 Undskyld jeg forstyrrer
Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival 2012-10-19 Undskyld jeg forstyrrer
Shanghai International Film Festival 2012-06-16 Undskyld jeg forstyrrer
Göteborg International Film Festival 2012-01-27 Undskyld jeg forstyrrer
Sevilla Festival de Cine 2009-11-06 Frygtelig lykkelig
Los Angeles, Oscar Nomination Screening 2009-10-01 Frygtelig lykkelig
Austin Fantastic Fest 2009-09-24 Frygtelig lykkelig
Montreal Fantasia Int Film Festival 2009-07-09 Frygtelig lykkelig
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2009-06-17 Frygtelig lykkelig
Transilvania International Film Festival 2009-05-29 Frygtelig lykkelig
Seattle International Film Festival 2009-05-21 Frygtelig lykkelig
Sofia International Film Festival 2009-03-05 Frygtelig lykkelig
Göteborg International Film Festival 2009-01-23 Frygtelig lykkelig
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2009-01-08 Frygtelig lykkelig
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2008-11-28 Frygtelig lykkelig
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2008-11-14 Frygtelig lykkelig
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2008-11-13 Frygtelig lykkelig
Valladolid International Film Festival 2008-10-24 Frygtelig lykkelig
Chicago International Film Festival 2008-10-16 Frygtelig lykkelig
Hamptons Film Festival 2008-10-15 Frygtelig lykkelig
Ghent Flanders Int. Film Festival 2008-10-07 Frygtelig lykkelig
Busan International Film Festival 2008-10-02 Frygtelig lykkelig
Hamburg FilmFest GmbH 2008-09-25 Frygtelig lykkelig
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2008-07-04 Frygtelig lykkelig
Poznan Ale Kino! International Children's Film Festival 2007-12-07 En som Hodder
Taipei Film Festival 2007-06-22 Kinamand
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2006-11-11 Kinamand
Athens Olympia Int. Film Festival For Children and Young People 2006-05-25 Bror, min bror
Seattle International Film Festival 2006-05-25 Kinamand
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2005-11-24 Kinamand
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2005-11-18 Kinamand
Marrakech International Film Festival 2005-11-11 Kinamand
Sevilla Festival de Cine 2005-11-04 Kinamand
Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival 2005-10-21 Kinamand
Busan International Film Festival 2005-10-06 Kinamand
Hamburg FilmFest GmbH 2005-09-22 Kinamand
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2005-07-01 Kinamand
Cannes, Festival de 2005-05-11 Kinamand
Berlinale 2005-02-10 Kinamand
Göteborg International Film Festival 2005-01-28 Kinamand
Hong Kong, International Children's Film Carnival 2004-07-17 En som Hodder
Jeonju International Film Festival 2004-04-23 En som Hodder
Athens Olympia Int. Film Festival For Children and Young People 2003-12-06 En som Hodder
Mannheim-Heidelberg, Int. Film Festival 2003-11-20 En som Hodder
Chicago Int. Children's Film Festival 2003-10-23 Bror, min bror
London Film Festival 2003-10-22 En som Hodder
Amsterdam Cinekid 2003-10-12 En som Hodder
Poznan Ale Kino! International Children's Film Festival 2003-06-01 En som Hodder
Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 2003-05-23 En som Hodder
Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival 2003-04-29 En som Hodder
TIFF Kids 2003-04-25 En som Hodder
Stockholm Film Festival Junior 2003-04-06 En som Hodder
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 2003-04-05 Bror, min bror
Malmö, BUFF 2003-03-12 En som Hodder
Berlinale 2003-02-06 En som Hodder
Discovery - Scotland's Int. Film Fest for Children & Young People 2002-11-27 Bror, min bror
Hong Kong International Film Festival 2002-03-27 Bror, min bror
Athens Olympia Int. Film Festival For Children and Young People 2000-12-02 Bror, min bror
Ghent Flanders Int. Film Festival 2000-10-10 Bror, min bror
Rio de Janeiro Film Festival 2000-10-05 Bror, min bror
TIFF Kids 2000-04-08 Bror, min bror
Odense Internationale Film Festival 1999-08-16 Bror, min bror
Malmö, BUFF 1999-03-13 Bror, min bror
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.