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Lone Scherfig

(1959 – )

Director, born 2/5 1959, Denmark. Studied film at the University of Copenhagen 1976-80. Graduated in direction from the National Film School of Denmark, 1984. Has written and directed feature films, short films, radio and stage drama, TV series and awardwinning commercials.

Her first feature film breakthrough, 'The Birthday Trip' (1990), was selected for Panorama in Berlin, for the New Directors section at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and won the Grand Jury Prix in Rouen. The children's feature 'On Our Own' (1998) received the Grand Prix in Montreal and the Cinekid Prize in Amsterdam.

Lone Scherfig's contribution to Dogme, 'Italian for Beginners' (2000), is one of Danish cinema's greatest boxoffice hits ever, and received overwhelming praise from the critics. The film was also a major awardwinner at Berlin. Scherfig's English-language feature 'Wilbur Wants To Kill Himself' (2002) toured the festival circuit worldwide, bringing home awards from France, Portugal, the US and Japan. Her Oscar-nominated 'An Education' (GB/US, 2009) won numerous prizes in Britain and the US.

In 2013 she co-founded the company Creative Alliance together with a number of other directors and producers. Among other films, the company is behind Scherfig's ensemble feature set in New York, 'The Kindness of Strangers' (2019).
Filmography Awards Festivals
Title Year Function Category
The Kindness of Strangers 2018 Direction, Screenplay DK/Feature
Their Finest 2017 Direction Feature
A Serious Game 2016 Screenplay Feature
The Riot Club 2014 Direction Feature
Everything 2012 Script consultant DK/Short fiction
One Day 2011 Direction Feature
Donkeys 2010 Character developer Feature
An Education 2009 Direction Feature
Hjemve 2007 Direction, Screenplay DK/Feature
Red Road 2006 Character developer DK/Feature
Jeg er bare den logerende 2005 Direction, Screenplay DK/Short fiction
Better Times 2004 Direction TV series
Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself 2002 Direction, Script DK/Feature
Italian for Beginners 2000 Direction, Script DK/Feature
Ved Stillebækken 1999 Direction, Script TV series
On our own 1998 Direction, Script DK/Feature
TAXA 1997 Direction, Writer (episode) TV series
Flemming og Berit 1994 Direction TV series
Den gode lykke 1993 Direction TV film
Sir John Soane's Museum, London 1993 Direction, Cinematography DK/Documentary
Museums notater 1993 Direction, Cinematography Anthology
The birthday trip 1990 Direction DK/Feature
A World of Difference 1989 Continuity DK/Feature
Margrethes elsker 1987 Direction, Script TV film
Midnatsforestillingen 1986 Direction, Editing DK/Short fiction
Coeurs flambés 1986 Assistant director DK/Feature
Hesten i vesten 1985 Direction DK/Short fiction
A-Hasard-Kasasard 1985 Continuity DK/Short fiction
The vicious circle 1984 Direction, Script DK/Short fiction
The ballad of Linda 1982 Volunteer DK/Feature

Awards and nominations

Award Release year Festival Film
Grand Prix for Best Film 2004 Skip City International D-Cinema Festival 2004 Wilbur begår selvmord
Ecumenical Prize 2001 Berlinale 2001 Italiensk for begyndere
FIPRESCI Award 2001 Berlinale 2001 Italiensk for begyndere
Silver Bear 2001 Berlinale 2001 Italiensk for begyndere
Audience Award 2001 Warsaw International Film Festival 2001 Italiensk for begyndere
Audience Vote, 20th Place 2001 Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival 2001 Italiensk for begyndere
Best Film 2001 Hamptons Film Festival 2001 Italiensk for begyndere
Golden Spike 2001 Valladolid International Film Festival 2001 Italiensk for begyndere
Public's Prize, 2nd place 2001 Valladolid International Film Festival 2001 Italiensk for begyndere
Best Male Actor 2001 Valladolid International Film Festival 2001 Italiensk for begyndere
Cinekid Film Award 1998 Amsterdam Cinekid 1998 Når mor kommer hjem...
Audience Award - Best International Film 2003 Hamptons Film Festival 2003 Wilbur begår selvmord
Best Actor 2003 Valladolid International Film Festival 2003 Wilbur begår selvmord
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
Helsinki Film Festival - Love & Anarchy 2019-09-19 Wilbur begår selvmord
Istanbul Int. Film Festival 2019-04-05 The Kindness of Strangers
Berlinale 2019-02-07 The Kindness of Strangers
Göteborg International Film Festival 2017-01-27 Italiensk for begyndere
Zagreb Motovun Film Festival 2015-07-25 Italiensk for begyndere
Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 2013-05-27 Italiensk for begyndere
Göteborg International Film Festival 2012-01-27 Italiensk for begyndere
Reykjavik Film Festival 2011-09-22 Wilbur begår selvmord
Les Arcs European Film Festival 2010-12-11 Italiensk for begyndere
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2008-11-13 Hjemve
Sevilla Festival de Cine 2008-11-07 Italiensk for begyndere
San Francisco Int. Film Festival 2008-04-24 Hjemve
Istanbul Festival of Independent Films 2008-02-14 Hjemve
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2007-10-31 Hjemve
San Sebastian International Film Festival 2007-09-20 Italiensk for begyndere
Toronto International Film Festival 2007-09-06 Hjemve
Cannes, Festival de 2007-05-16 Hjemve
Rio de Janeiro Film Festival 2004-09-23 Wilbur begår selvmord
Sarajevo Film Festival 2004-08-20 Wilbur begår selvmord
Shanghai International Film Festival 2004-06-05 Wilbur begår selvmord
Istanbul Int. Film Festival 2004-04-10 Wilbur begår selvmord
Skip City International D-Cinema Festival 2004-03-19 Wilbur begår selvmord
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2003-11-10 Italiensk for begyndere
Valladolid International Film Festival 2003-10-24 Wilbur begår selvmord
Hamptons Film Festival 2003-10-22 Wilbur begår selvmord
London Film Festival 2003-10-22 Wilbur begår selvmord
Goa - Int. Film Festival of India 2003-10-09 Wilbur begår selvmord
Busan International Film Festival 2003-10-02 Wilbur begår selvmord
Chicago International Film Festival 2003-10-02 Wilbur begår selvmord
Toronto International Film Festival 2003-09-04 Wilbur begår selvmord
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2003-08-13 Wilbur begår selvmord
Moscow Int. Film Festival 2003-06-20 Wilbur begår selvmord
Berlinale 2003-02-06 Wilbur begår selvmord
Göteborg International Film Festival 2003-01-24 Wilbur begår selvmord
Istanbul Int. Film Festival 2002-04-13 Italiensk for begyndere
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2002-01-01 Italiensk for begyndere
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2001-12-01 Italiensk for begyndere
Busan International Film Festival 2001-11-09 Italiensk for begyndere
Los Angeles, AFI Int. Festival 2001-11-01 Italiensk for begyndere
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2001-11-01 Italiensk for begyndere
Valladolid International Film Festival 2001-10-25 Italiensk for begyndere
Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival 2001-10-19 Italiensk for begyndere
Hamptons Film Festival 2001-10-17 Italiensk for begyndere
Ghent Flanders Int. Film Festival 2001-10-08 Italiensk for begyndere
Warsaw International Film Festival 2001-10-04 Italiensk for begyndere
Rio de Janeiro Film Festival 2001-09-27 Italiensk for begyndere
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2001-08-27 Italiensk for begyndere
Zagreb Motovun Film Festival 2001-07-31 Italiensk for begyndere
Moscow Int. Film Festival 2001-06-21 Italiensk for begyndere
Berlinale 2001-02-07 Italiensk for begyndere
Poznan Ale Kino! International Children's Film Festival 1999-04-26 Når mor kommer hjem...
Oulu Int. Children's Film Festival 1998-11-16 Når mor kommer hjem...
Amsterdam Cinekid 1998-10-17 Når mor kommer hjem...
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 1998-08-23 Når mor kommer hjem...
Malmö, BUFF 1998-03-23 Når mor kommer hjem...
Berlinale 1998-02-11 Når mor kommer hjem...
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.