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Jesper W. Nielsen

(1962 – )

Born 1962, Denmark. Graduated in editing from the National Film School of Denmark, 1986. Has made a number of short films and feature films. Received the critics' appraisal for his original approach to drama for children and young people, demonstrated in the feature film 'Little Big Sister' (1998), which won the Jury's Special Commendation at Cinekid Amsterdam.

He has created a series of short films for children: 'The Bogey Man' (1995), 'The Noodle Poop' (1997) and the awardwinning 'Southern Comfort' (1997). The latter two were subsequently transformed into the feature-length 'Little Big Sister'. Jesper W. Nielsen's third feature film, 'Okay' (2002), was a critics' favourite as well as a boxoffice hit and winner at Locarno.

W. Nielsen since worked nationally as well as abroad, directing several feature films and tv-series. He also served as editor and screenwriter on occasion. Among other things, he directed season 2 and 3 of the popular Danish TV series 'Borgen', season one of 'The Seaside Hotel', season 2 of 'Dicte' and 'Greyzone'. His feature film 'The Day Will Come' (2016) won 6 Danish Robert awards and one Danish Bodil award. In 2019 he adapted Danish author Christian Jungersen's best seller 'The Exception'.
Filmography Awards Festivals
Title Year Function Category
The Exception 2019 Direction DK/Feature
Greyzone 2018 Direction TV series
The Day Will Come 2016 Direction DK/Feature
Dicte 2 2014 Direction TV series
The Seaside Hotel 1 2013 Direction TV series
Borgen 3 2013 Direction TV series
Borgen 2 2011 Direction TV series
Lykke 2011 Director, Director: 2. unit TV series
Lykke 2010 Direction
Pagten 2009 Direction TV series
The Wild Swans 2009 Script DK/Feature
Through a glass, darkly 2008 Direction, Script Feature
Store planer 2005 Direction DK/Feature
Doxa 2005 Editor Feature
The Eagle 2004 Direction TV series
Manden bag døren 2003 Direction, Script DK/Feature
Okay 2002 Direction DK/Feature
Help! I'm a fish 2000 Additional editing DK/Feature
Solen er så rød 1999 Editing DK/Short fiction
Forbudt for børn 1998 Direction DK/Feature
Love Fools 1998 Editing Feature
The last viking 1997 Direction DK/Feature
Ogginoggen 1997 Direction DK/Short fiction
Lykkefanten 1997 Direction DK/Short fiction
The Greatest Heroes 1996 Editing DK/Feature
Buldermanden 1995 Direction DK/Short fiction
Cykelhelten 1995 Editing DK/Documentary
Carl - My Childhood Symphony 1994 Editing DK/Feature
Hør nu synger stjernerne 1993 Direction DK/Documentary
Black Harvest 1993 Editing DK/Feature
Hjerter i slør 1992 Direction, Editing DK/Short fiction
Nat og dag - et moderne eventyr 1992 Editing DK/Short fiction
Bare løgn! 1991 Assistant director DK/Short fiction
Games 1990 Editing DK/Feature
Perfect world 1990 Editing DK/Experimental
Spring Tide 1990 Trailer DK/Feature
Retfærdighedens rytter 1989 Direction, Editing DK/Short fiction
Me and Mama Mia 1989 B-editor DK/Feature
Time out 1988 Additional editing DK/Feature
Ligusterkrigeren 1987 Direction, Script DK/Short fiction
Een gang strømer... 1987 B-editor TV series
Shot from the heart 1986 Assistant editor DK/Feature
Hole in one 1983 Editing DK/Short fiction
Harry Klog 1983 Editing DK/Documentary
The indecent ones 1983 Assistant editor DK/Feature

Awards and nominations

Award Release year Festival Film
Audience Award 2016 Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2016 Der kommer en dag
C.I.C.A.E. Award - Special Mention 2002 Locarno, Festival internazionale del film 2002 Okay
Audience Award 2016 Hamburg FilmFest GmbH 2016 Der kommer en dag
Best Children & Youth Film 2017 Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival 2017 Der kommer en dag
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 2019-11-15 Undtagelsen
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2019-11-07 Undtagelsen
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2019-10-29 Undtagelsen
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2019-08-17 Undtagelsen
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 2017-10-18 Der kommer en dag
Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival 2017-04-25 Der kommer en dag
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2017-01-05 Der kommer en dag
Poznan Ale Kino! International Children's Film Festival 2016-11-27 Der kommer en dag
Goa - Int. Film Festival of India 2016-11-20 Der kommer en dag
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2016-11-11 Der kommer en dag
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2016-11-03 Der kommer en dag
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2016-11-02 Der kommer en dag
London Film Festival 2016-10-07 Der kommer en dag
Hamburg FilmFest GmbH 2016-09-29 Der kommer en dag
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2016-08-20 Der kommer en dag
Giffoni Film Festival 2016-07-15 Der kommer en dag
Taipei Film Festival 2007-06-22 Buldermanden
Shanghai International Film Festival 2004-06-05 Okay
Cannes, Festival de 2004-05-12 Store planer
Berlinale 2004-02-05 Manden bag døren
Göteborg International Film Festival 2004-01-23 Manden bag døren
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2003-11-22 Manden bag døren
Hamburg FilmFest GmbH 2003-09-19 Manden bag døren
Helsinki Film Festival - Love & Anarchy 2003-09-18 Okay
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2003-08-17 Manden bag døren
Jerusalem Int. Film Festival 2003-07-10 Okay
Moscow Int. Film Festival 2003-06-20 Okay
Göteborg International Film Festival 2003-01-24 Okay
Discovery - Scotland's Int. Film Fest for Children & Young People 2002-11-27 Buldermanden
Los Angeles, AFI Int. Festival 2002-11-07 Okay
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2002-08-17 Okay
Locarno, Festival internazionale del film 2002-08-01 Okay
Cannes, Festival de 2002-05-15 Okay
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.