Jonas Poher Rasmussen

Born 1981, Denmark. Graduated from the Copenhagen film collective Super16 in 2010.

Jonas Poher Rasmussen made his feature debut with the portrait film 'Noget om Halfdan' (2006). 'Searching for Bill' (2012), a mix of documentary and fiction, won the Nordic Dox Award at CPH:DOX and the international competition at DocAviv. He also directed the documentary 'What He Did' (2015), which won the film critics' Fipresci award at Thessaloniki Film Festival.

The animated documentary 'Flee' (2021) received the Cannes Festival's Official Selection stamp at its special digital edition in 2020. The film opened at Sundance Film Festival to warm reviews, winning the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize, and subsequently received several prominent awards, including for best feature film at Annecy. Other festival heavyweights include Telluride, Toronto, New York and Chicago, as well as awards at prominent US ceremonies such as the Gotham Awards and the Critics Choice Documentary Awards. Mores awards include the Nordic Council Film Prize and two awards at the European Film Awards for best documentary and best animation.

'Flee' was nominated in three categories for the Oscars 2022: International Feature Film, Feature Documentary and Animated Feature.
Title Year Function Category
Flee 2021 Direction, Screenplay DK/Documentary
What He Did 2015 Direction DK/Documentary
Searching for Bill 2012 Direction, Screenplay DK/Documentary
Room 304 2011 P.A. to Birgitte Stærmose, Translation: German DK/Feature
Et hus af glas 2010 Direction, Script DK/Short fiction
The Day After 2009 Direction, Script DK/Short fiction
Out of love 2009 Assistant director DK/Documentary
Bobby 2009 Location scout DK/Short fiction
Winnie & Karina 2009 Production assistant DK/Feature
Bag lukkede døre 2008 Direction, Screenplay DK/Short fiction
Noget om Halfdan 2006 Direction, Script, Production DK/Documentary
Easa 2002 - A Journey To Vis 2003 Direction, Script, Cinematography, Editing DK/Documentary