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Katrin Ottarsdóttir

(1957 – )

Born 1957, Faeroe Islands. Arrived in Denmark, 1976, and graduated from the National Film School, 1982. Katrin Ottarsdóttir worked for some years in television before she wrote and directed her first feature film in 1989 - also to be the first Faeroese feature film ever.

"Atlantic Rhapsody - 52 scener fra Tórshavn"/"Atlantic Rhapsody - 52 Scenes from Tórshavn" (1989) won the Nordic Film Institutes' Prize at Lübeck. Katrin Ottarsdóttir has also directed short fiction, among these the children's film "Hannis" (1991). The Faeroese road movie "Bye Bye Blue Bird" (1999), Ottarsdóttir¿s second feature film, won the first prize at Lübeck and the Tiger Award at Rotterdam.

Filmography Awards Festivals
Title Year Function Category
Ludo 2014 Direction, Screenplay, Editor Feature
Sporini vaksa úr orðum 2009 Direction, Cinematography, Editing Documentary
Regin Smidur 2003 Direction DK/Documentary
Bye Bye Blue Bird 1999 Direction, Script DK/Feature
Maðurin ið slapp at fara 1995 Direction, Script Short fiction
Atlantic Rhapsody 1989 Direction, Script, Appearance, Producer DK/Documentary
Når jeg bliver stor 1982 Direction DK/Short fiction
Psycho drama Leland DK/Feature

Awards and nominations

Award Release year Festival Film
Honorable Mention, Ecumenical Jury 1999 Mannheim-Heidelberg, Int. Film Festival 1999 Bye Bye Blue Bird
VPRO Tiger Award 2000 Rotterdam, International Film Festival 2000 Bye Bye Blue Bird
NDR, Förderpreis 1999 Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 1999 Bye Bye Blue Bird
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
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2003-11-10 Bye Bye Blue Bird
Warsaw International Film Festival 2000-10-05 Bye Bye Blue Bird
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2000-08-14 Bye Bye Blue Bird
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2000-07-05 Bye Bye Blue Bird
Göteborg International Film Festival 2000-01-28 Bye Bye Blue Bird
Rotterdam, International Film Festival 2000-01-26 Bye Bye Blue Bird
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 1999-11-04 Bye Bye Blue Bird
Mannheim-Heidelberg, Int. Film Festival 1999-10-08 Bye Bye Blue Bird
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 1999-08-21 Bye Bye Blue Bird
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.