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Jesper Morthorst

Producer. Born 28 April 1977, Denmark. Graduated as a producer from the Super16 alternative film school in 2006, Holds a BA in Film and Media studies from the University of Copenhagen, 2002. Has worked as a producer at Nimbus Film (2003-2008), Alphaville Pictures Copenhagen (2008-2012) and has, since 2012, been affiliated with SF Film Production.



Morthorst was nominated for a European Film Award for Best Short Film for "Out of Love" (2009). His feature debut as producer came in 2011 with "Room 304," winner of a Special Mention at Karlovy Vary. He is producer of the television series "Rita," a primetime drama series made for Netflix and Danish national broadcaster TV 2. For "Rita" he was nominated as Outstanding International Producer and Outstanding European Producer at the TV festival in Monte Carlo in 2012. Furthermore, he was chosen as the Danish Producer on the Move at the Cannes Festival in 2011.



Recent feature film titles include Palme d'Or and Oscar-winning director Bille August's "Silent Heart" (2014) which picked up four Danish Bodil Awards, including for Best Film, and Gudmundur Gudmundsson's feature debut "Heartstone" (2016).



As co-producer, Morthorst has signed "White People" by Lisa Aschan (Sweden, 2015) and "The Word" by Anna Kazejak (Poland, 2014), which premiered at the Berlinale.

Filmography Awards Festivals
Title Year Function Category
Norskov 2 2017 Producer TV series
Heartstone 2017 Producer DK/Feature
Hjørdis 2015 Producer TV series
Rita 3 2015 Producer TV series
The Word 2014 Co-producer Feature
Baby 2014 Producer DK/Short fiction
Stille hjerte 2014 Producer DK/Feature
Hvor lyset kommer ind 2013 Producer DK/Short fiction
Rita 2 2013 Producer TV series
Rita 1 2012 Producer TV series
Labrador 2012 Udviklingsproducer DK/Feature
Værelse 304 2011 Producer, Producer DK/Feature
Får 2009 Producer DK/Short fiction
Ønskebørn 2009 Producer DK/Documentary
Sol skin 2009 Producer DK/Short fiction
Bobby 2009 Producer DK/Short fiction
Vi der blev tilbage 2007 Producer DK/Short fiction
Afghan muscles 2006 Producer DK/Documentary
Emmalou 2006 Producer DK/Short fiction
The prize of the Pole 2006 Producent DK/Documentary
Blodsøstre 2006 Producer DK/Short fiction
En soap 2006 Indspilningsleder DK/Feature
Flyd mine tårer 2005 Producer DK/Short fiction
Afdeling D 2004 Producer, Stillfotograf DK/Short fiction
Kysss 2004 Instruktørassistent DK/Short fiction
Zigbrandtsens dans 2003 Producer DK/Short fiction

Awards and nominations

Award Release year Festival Film
Special Mention 2015 Katowice International Festival of Film Producers Regiofun 2015 Stille hjerte
Audience Award 2015 Katowice International Festival of Film Producers Regiofun 2015 Stille hjerte
NDR Promotion Prize 2016 Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2016 Hjartasteinn
Lorens Award - Best Producer 2017 Göteborg International Film Festival 2017 Hjartasteinn
Audience Award 2017 Linz, Crossing Europe Film Festival 2017 Hjartasteinn
Grand Prix - Jury Prize 2017 Angers Premiers Plans 2017 Hjartasteinn
Audience Award 2017 Angers Premiers Plans 2017 Hjartasteinn
Prix SAFTAS / ERASMUS 2017 Angers Premiers Plans 2017 Hjartasteinn
Best Director 2017 Transilvania International Film Festival 2017 Hjartasteinn
Audience Award 2017 Transilvania International Film Festival 2017 Hjartasteinn
Best Feature Film 2017 Barcelona Mostra Lambda Gay and Lesbian Festival 2017 Hjartasteinn
Best Feature Film 2017 Festival Mix Milano 2017 Hjartasteinn
Best Documentary Price 2007 Los Angeles, AFI Int. Festival 2007 Afghan muscles
Open Eyes Award 2008 Rome MedFilm Festival 2008 Afghan muscles
Grand Prix for Best Short Film 2007 Melbourne Film Festival 2007 Blodsøstre
Youth Jury, best national film 2006 Odense Internationale Film Festival 2006 Blodsøstre
Best European Short Film 2007 Roma Arcipelago Short Film Festival 2007 Blodsøstre
Skyy Audience Award 2007 Sao Paulo Int. Short Film Festival 2007 Blodsøstre
Jury's 1st Prize 2007 Leuven Short Film Festival 2007 Blodsøstre
Coopers Award for Best Film 2008 Sydney Flicker Short Film Festival 2008 Blodsøstre
1st prize children's jury 2008 Chicago Int. Children's Film Festival 2008 Vi der blev tilbage
Prize of the Press 2009 Lille European Film Festival 2009 Vi der blev tilbage
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 Documentary Short Film 2010 Tirana International Film Festival 2010 Ønskebørn
Best Short Fiction 2010 Stockholm International Film Festival 2010 Ønskebørn
Prix de la jeunes 2010 Festival du cinema de Brive 2010 Ønskebørn
Nominated for Best European Short Film 2010 Berlin European Film Academy Awards 2010 Ønskebørn
Special Mention 2010 Plus Camerimage Torun 2010 Ønskebørn
Silver Horseshoe 2011 Aster Fest Makedonien 2011 Ønskebørn
Special Mention 2011 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2011 Værelse 304
First Prize, Best Director 2011 Batumi International Arthouse Film Festival 2011 Værelse 304
Special Jury Mention 2011 Pristina Int. Film Festival 2011 Værelse 304
Best Director 2013 Aubagne International Film Festival 2013 Værelse 304
Best Actress 2014 San Sebastian International Film Festival 2014 Stille hjerte
Best Leading Actress 2015 Bodil Filmmedarbejderforeningen 2015 Stille hjerte
Best Actor in a Supporting Role 2015 Bodil Filmmedarbejderforeningen 2015 Stille hjerte
Best Danish Film 2015 Bodil Filmmedarbejderforeningen 2015 Stille hjerte
Best Screenplay 2015 Bodil Filmmedarbejderforeningen 2015 Stille hjerte
Gold Q Hugo 2016 Chicago International Film Festival 2016 Hjartasteinn
Special Jury Award - Silver Alexander 2016 Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2016 Hjartasteinn
Queer Lion 2016 Venice Days 2016 Hjartasteinn
OCAÑA AWARD TO FREEDOM 2016 Sevilla Festival de Cine 2016 Hjartasteinn
Best Director 2016 Warsaw International Film Festival 2016 Hjartasteinn
Ecumenical Jury Award 2016 Warsaw International Film Festival 2016 Hjartasteinn
Special Mention - Main actor/actress 2016 Warsaw International Film Festival 2016 Hjartasteinn
Audience Award 2016 CPH PIX 2016 Hjartasteinn
Fipresci 2016 Kiev Molodist Int. Film Festival 2016 Hjartasteinn
Audience Award 2016 Kiev Molodist Int. Film Festival 2016 Hjartasteinn
Special Mention - Main actor/actress 2016 Kiev Molodist Int. Film Festival 2016 Hjartasteinn
Best Actor 2016 Marrakech International Film Festival 2016 Hjartasteinn
Youth Jury Award for Best Picture 2017 Malmö, BUFF 2017 Hjartasteinn
Grand Prix 2017 Prague Febiofest, Int. Film, TV and Video Festival 2017 Hjartasteinn
Jury Award 2017 Belgrade International Film Festival 2017 Hjartasteinn
Best First Feature Award 2017 Belgrade International Film Festival 2017 Hjartasteinn
Best Film 2017 Reykjavik Edda Award 2017 Hjartasteinn
Best Director 2017 Reykjavik Edda Award 2017 Hjartasteinn
Best Screenplay 2017 Reykjavik Edda Award 2017 Hjartasteinn
Best Actor 2017 Reykjavik Edda Award 2017 Hjartasteinn
Best Supporting actress 2017 Reykjavik Edda Award 2017 Hjartasteinn
Best Cinematography 2017 Reykjavik Edda Award 2017 Hjartasteinn
Best Set Design 2017 Reykjavik Edda Award 2017 Hjartasteinn
Best Costume Design 2017 Reykjavik Edda Award 2017 Hjartasteinn
Best Editor 2017 Reykjavik Edda Award 2017 Hjartasteinn
Jury Award Best Narrative Feature 2017 Boston Wicked Queer 2017 Hjartasteinn
Jury Award Best Narrative Feature 2017 Dallas International Film Festival 2017 Hjartasteinn
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
Denver Film Society 2017-11-01 Hjartasteinn
Festival Mix Milano 2017-06-15 Hjartasteinn
Barcelona Mostra Lambda Gay and Lesbian Festival 2017-06-08 Hjartasteinn
Transilvania International Film Festival 2017-06-02 Hjartasteinn
schwule Filmwoche Freiburg 2017-04-26 Hjartasteinn
Linz, Crossing Europe Film Festival 2017-04-25 Hjartasteinn
MiFo 2017-04-21 Hjartasteinn
Beijing International Film Festival 2017-04-16 Stille hjerte
Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival 2017-04-13 Hjartasteinn
Istanbul Int. Film Festival 2017-04-06 Hjartasteinn
Festival Cinema du Monde de Sherbrooke 2017-04-01 Hjartasteinn
Boston Wicked Queer 2017-03-30 Hjartasteinn
Dallas International Film Festival 2017-03-30 Hjartasteinn
Cleveland International Film Festival 2017-03-29 Hjartasteinn
Prague Febiofest, Int. Film, TV and Video Festival 2017-03-23 Hjartasteinn
Malmö, BUFF 2017-03-20 Hjartasteinn
London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival 2017-03-16 Hjartasteinn
Göteborg International Film Festival 2017-01-27 Hjartasteinn
Angers Premiers Plans 2017-01-20 Hjartasteinn
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2017-01-05 Hjartasteinn
Marrakech International Film Festival 2016-12-02 Hjartasteinn
Arava Film Festival, Israel 2016-11-24 Hjartasteinn
Paris LGBT film festival 2016-11-15 Hjartasteinn
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2016-11-11 Hjartasteinn
Sardinia Film Festival, Cagliari 2016-11-07 Hjartasteinn
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2016-11-04 Hjartasteinn
Sevilla Festival de Cine 2016-11-04 Hjartasteinn
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2016-11-03 Hjartasteinn
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2016-11-02 Hjartasteinn
Kiev Molodist Int. Film Festival 2016-10-22 Hjartasteinn
Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival 2016-10-20 Hjartasteinn
CPH PIX 2016-10-20 Hjartasteinn
Chicago International Film Festival 2016-10-13 Hjartasteinn
Ghent Flanders Int. Film Festival 2016-10-11 Hjartasteinn
Warsaw International Film Festival 2016-10-09 Hjartasteinn
Busan International Film Festival 2016-10-06 Hjartasteinn
Toronto International Film Festival 2016-09-08 Hjartasteinn
Venice Days 2016-08-31 Hjartasteinn
Yerevan, Golden apricot Int. FF 2016-07-10 Stille hjerte
Tokyo Northern Lights Festival 2016-02-06 Stille hjerte
Santa Barbara Int. Film Festival 2016-02-03 Stille hjerte
Torun, Camerimage 2015-11-14 Stille hjerte
Cairo International Film Festival 2015-11-11 Stille hjerte
Katowice International Festival of Film Producers Regiofun 2015-10-20 Stille hjerte
Haifa International Film Festival 2015-09-26 Stille hjerte
Nordisk Råds Filmpris 2015-09-25 Stille hjerte
Helsinki Film Festival 2015-09-17 Stille hjerte
Espoo Ciné International Film Festival 2015-08-21 Stille hjerte
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2015-08-15 Stille hjerte
München International Film Festival 2015-06-25 Stille hjerte
Shanghai International Film Festival 2015-06-13 Stille hjerte
Transilvania International Film Festival 2015-05-29 Stille hjerte
Santo Domingo International Film Festival 2015-04-30 Stille hjerte
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 2015-04-15 Stille hjerte
Istanbul Int. Film Festival 2015-04-04 Stille hjerte
Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2015-03-19 Stille hjerte
Vilnius International Film Festival 2015-03-19 Stille hjerte
Prague Febiofest, Int. Film, TV and Video Festival 2015-03-19 Stille hjerte
Göteborg International Film Festival 2015-01-23 Stille hjerte
Marrakech International Film Festival 2014-12-05 Stille hjerte
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2014-11-14 Stille hjerte
Kolkata Film Festival 2014-11-10 Stille hjerte
Roma Arcipelago Short Film Festival 2014-11-07 Vi der blev tilbage
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2014-10-31 Stille hjerte
Busan International Film Festival 2014-10-02 Stille hjerte
Rio de Janeiro Film Festival 2014-09-24 Stille hjerte
San Sebastian International Film Festival 2014-09-19 Stille hjerte
Toronto International Film Festival 2014-09-04 Stille hjerte
Aubagne International Film Festival 2013-03-18 Værelse 304
Los Angeles Scandinavian Film Festival ASFLA 2013-01-14 Afghan muscles
Arctic Film Festival "Polar Lights" in Murmansk 2012-11-11 Værelse 304
Geneve, Tous Ecrans Film Festival 2012-11-02 Værelse 304
Espoo Ciné International Film Festival 2012-08-17 Værelse 304
Galway International Film Festival, Film Fleadh 2012-07-10 Værelse 304
Grimstad, Norwegian Short and Documentary Film Festival 2012-06-13 Sol skin
Rome Independent Film Festival 2012-04-12 Værelse 304
Guadalajara Film Festival 2012-03-02 Værelse 304
Göteborg International Film Festival 2012-01-27 Værelse 304
Los Angeles Scandinavian Film Festival ASFLA 2012-01-06 Værelse 304
Mannheim-Heidelberg, Int. Film Festival 2011-11-10 Værelse 304
Arras International Film Festival 2011-11-04 Værelse 304
Kiev Molodist Int. Film Festival 2011-10-22 Værelse 304
Zagreb Film Festival 2011-10-16 Værelse 304
Int. Film Festival 2011-09-22 Værelse 304
Batumi International Arthouse Film Festival 2011-09-17 Værelse 304
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2011-08-21 Værelse 304
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2011-07-01 Værelse 304
Makedonien 2011-05-27 Ønskebørn
Brussels Short Film Festival 2011-04-28 Ønskebørn
Columbia, True/False Film Festival 2011-03-03 Ønskebørn
Tabakalera 2011-02-23 Ønskebørn
Clermont-Ferrand Festival Du Court Metrage 2011-02-04 Ønskebørn
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 2011-01-25 Ønskebørn
Berlin European Film Academy Awards 2010-12-01 Ønskebørn
Torun 2010-11-27 Ønskebørn
Bucharest Experimental Film Festival EXPIFF 2010 2010-11-24 Ønskebørn
Stockholm International Film Festival 2010-11-17 Ønskebørn
Belfast Cinemagic 2010-11-11 Sol skin
Reykjavik Film Festival 2010-10-30 Ønskebørn
Ljubljana, City of Women Festival 2010-10-08 Ønskebørn
Los Angeles, Oscar Nomination Screening 2010-10-01 Ønskebørn
Bergen Nordisk Panorama 2010-09-24 Ønskebørn
BUSTER 2010-09-09 Ønskebørn
Distributørvisning 2010-09-09 Ønskebørn
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2010-08-23 Ønskebørn
Melbourne Film Festival 2010-07-23 Ønskebørn
Sarajevo Film Festival 2010-07-23 Ønskebørn
Hamburg Kinderfilmfestival 2010-06-01 Sol skin
Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival 2010-04-27 Sol skin
Lisboa International Independent Film Festival 2010-04-22 Ønskebørn
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 2010-04-22 Vi der blev tilbage
Festival du cinema de Brive 2010-04-21 Ønskebørn
Halifax, ViewFinders: International FF for Youth 2010-04-20 Sol skin
Malmö, BUFF 2010-03-16 Sol skin
ZagrebDox 2010-02-28 Ønskebørn
Berlinale 2010-02-11 Sol skin
Rotterdam, International Film Festival 2010-01-27 Ønskebørn
London Short film festival 2010-01-08 Blodsøstre
Leuven Short Film Festival 2009-11-28 Blodsøstre
Alcalá de Henares, Alcine Film Festival 2009-11-06 Blodsøstre
CPH:DOX 2009-11-06 Ønskebørn
Granada, Festival de Jóvenes Realizadores 2009-10-24 Vi der blev tilbage
Imago Young Film and Video Festival 2009-09-26 Vi der blev tilbage
Reykjavik Nordisk Panorama 2009-09-25 Sol skin
BUSTER 2009-09-18 Sol skin
Seattle 2009-09-05 Vi der blev tilbage
Venezia Circuito Off Int. Short Film Festival 2009-09-02 Vi der blev tilbage
Finland 2009-08-19 Vi der blev tilbage
Guanajuato International Film Festival 2009-07-24 Vi der blev tilbage
Giffoni Film Festival 2009-07-12 Sol skin
Seoul International Youth Film Festival 2009-07-09 Vi der blev tilbage
Vila Do Conde Festival Int. De Curtas Metragens 2009-07-04 Vi der blev tilbage
Buenos Aires Danish Film Festival 2009-06-16 Afghan muscles
Roma Arcipelago Short Film Festival 2009-06-12 Vi der blev tilbage
Big Sur, Henry Miller Memorial Library 2009-06-11 Vi der blev tilbage
Sydney Film Festival 2009-06-03 Vi der blev tilbage
Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival 2009-04-27 Vi der blev tilbage
Halifax, ViewFinders: International FF for Youth 2009-04-21 Vi der blev tilbage
CPH PIX 2009-04-16 Sol skin
Malmö, BUFF 2009-03-10 Vi der blev tilbage
Lille European Film Festival 2009-03-06 Vi der blev tilbage
Trondheim Minimalen Kortfilm Festival 2009-03-06 Vi der blev tilbage
The Northern Wave Int. Film Festival 2009-02-27 Vi der blev tilbage
Balkankult Fondacija 2009-02-14 Vi der blev tilbage
Clermont-Ferrand Festival Du Court Metrage 2009-01-30 Vi der blev tilbage
Future Shorts 2008-12-02 Vi der blev tilbage
Belfast Cinemagic 2008-11-13 Blodsøstre
Prague Short Film Festival 2008-11-12 Vi der blev tilbage
Rome MedFilm Festival 2008-11-07 Afghan muscles
Chicago Int. Children's Film Festival 2008-10-23 Vi der blev tilbage
Hamburg Lesbian and Gay film festival. 2008-10-21 Blodsøstre
Malmö Nordisk Panorama 2008-09-26 Vi der blev tilbage
BUSTER 2008-09-19 Vi der blev tilbage
Venezia Festival D'Arte Cinematografica 2008-08-27 Vi der blev tilbage
Venice International Film Festival 2008-08-27 Vi der blev tilbage
Leuven, Docville 2008-05-10 Afghan muscles
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2008-05-09 Afghan muscles
Seoul International Women's Film Festival 2008-04-10 Blodsøstre
Philadelphia Film Festival 2008-04-03 Afghan muscles
Malmö, BUFF 2008-03-11 Blodsøstre
Portland International Film Festival 2008-02-07 Afghan muscles
Los Angeles Scandinavian Film Festival ASFLA 2008-01-05 Blodsøstre
Sydney Flicker Short Film Festival 2008-01-04 Blodsøstre
Los Angeles, Oscar Nomination Screening 2008-01-01 Blodsøstre
Leuven Short Film Festival 2007-12-01 Blodsøstre
Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival 2007-11-23 Blodsøstre
Hyderabad Int. Film Fest. For Children 2007-11-14 Blodsøstre
Kolkata Film Festival 2007-11-10 Blodsøstre
Beirut Int. Documentary Festival 2007-11-05 Afghan muscles
Los Angeles, AFI Int. Festival 2007-11-01 Afghan muscles
Geneve, Tous Ecrans Film Festival 2007-10-29 Blodsøstre
Aarhus Filmfestival 2007-10-23 Blodsøstre
Tehran, Cinéma Vérité, Documentary Film Festival 2007-10-15 Afghan muscles
Cork Film Festival 2007-10-14 Blodsøstre
Hamburg FilmFest GmbH 2007-09-27 Afghan muscles
Halifax Atlantic Film Festival 2007-09-13 Afghan muscles
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2007-08-27 Afghan muscles
Sao Paulo Int. Short Film Festival 2007-08-23 Blodsøstre
Melbourne Film Festival 2007-07-25 Blodsøstre
Montevideo Divercine 2007-07-09 Blodsøstre
Anthropology Film Festival Pärnu 2007-07-08 Afghan muscles
Zanzibar Int. Film Festival 2007-06-29 Blodsøstre
Sheffield Showcomotion, The Show Room Cinema 2007-06-28 Blodsøstre
Roma Arcipelago Short Film Festival 2007-06-15 Blodsøstre
Brussels Short Film Festival 2007-04-27 Blodsøstre
Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival 2007-04-24 Blodsøstre
Halifax, ViewFinders: International FF for Youth 2007-04-24 Blodsøstre
Nyon, Visions du Réel 2007-04-20 Afghan muscles
Berlinale 2007-02-08 Blodsøstre
Clermont-Ferrand Festival Du Court Metrage 2007-01-26 Blodsøstre
CPH:DOX 2006-11-10 Afghan muscles
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2006-08-15 Blodsøstre
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.