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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. 'An Education' (GB/US, 2009) was nominated an Oscar and has 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 2018 ensemble feature set in New York (previously titled 'Secrets from the Russian Tea Room').

Filmography Awards Festivals
Title Year Function Category
Lone Scherfig untitled project 2018 Direction, Manuskript DK/Feature
Their Finest Hour 2017 Direction Feature
Den alvorsfulde leg 2016 Manuskript Feature
The Riot Club 2014 Direction Feature
Alting 2012 Manuskonsulent DK/Short fiction
Samme dag næste år 2011 Direction Feature
Rounding up Donkeys 2010 Karakterudvikler Feature
An education 2009 Direction Feature
Hjemve 2007 Direction, Manusforfatter DK/Feature
Red Road 2006 Karakterudvikler DK/Feature
Jeg er bare den logerende 2005 Direction, Manusforfatter DK/Short fiction
Krøniken 2004 Direction TV series
Wilbur begår selvmord 2002 Direction, Script DK/Feature
Italiensk for begyndere 2000 Direction, Script DK/Feature
Ved Stillebækken 1999 Direction, Script TV series
Når mor kommer hjem... 1998 Direction, Script DK/Feature
TAXA 1997 Direction, Episodeforfatter TV series
Flemming og Berit 1994 Direction TV series
Museums notater 1993 Direction, Cinematography Anthology
Den gode lykke 1993 Direction TV film
Sir John Soane's Museum, London 1993 Direction, Cinematography DK/Documentary
Kajs fødselsdag 1990 Direction DK/Feature
En verden til forskel 1989 Scripter DK/Feature
Margrethes elsker 1987 Direction, Script TV film
Midnatsforestillingen 1986 Direction, Editing DK/Short fiction
Flamberede hjerter 1986 Instruktørassistent DK/Feature
Hesten i vesten 1985 Direction DK/Short fiction
A-Hasard-Kasasard 1985 Scripter DK/Short fiction
Den onde cirkel 1984 Direction, Script DK/Short fiction
Thorvald og Linda 1982 Volontør 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
Golden Dolphin Jury Prize 2001 Troia Int. Film Festival (Setúbal) 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
Nominated Best European Film 2001 Berlin European Film Academy Awards 2001 Italiensk for begyndere
Robert, Best Original Script 2001 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2001 Italiensk for begyndere
Robert, Best Supporting Actress 2001 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2001 Italiensk for begyndere
Robert, Best Supporting Actor 2001 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 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
Best Male Actor 2001 Bordeaux International Festival for Women 2001 Italiensk for begyndere
Best Screenplay 2001 Bordeaux International Festival for Women 2001 Italiensk for begyndere
Cinekid Film Award 1998 Amsterdam Cinekid 1998 Når mor kommer hjem...
Best European Female Actor 2003 Abu Dhabi European Film Club 2003 Italiensk for begyndere
Bodil, Best Supporting Actress 2001 Danske Filmkritikere bodil 2001 Italiensk for begyndere
Best Cast 2003 Boston Chlotrudis Awards Ceremony 2003 Italiensk for begyndere
Best Actress 2003 Bordeaux International Festival for Women 2003 Wilbur begår selvmord
FIPRESCI Award 2003 Troia Int. Film Festival (Setúbal) 2003 Wilbur begår selvmord
Best Male Actor 2003 Troia Int. Film Festival (Setúbal) 2003 Wilbur begår selvmord
Audience Award - Best International Film 2003 Hamptons Film Festival 2003 Wilbur begår selvmord
Audience Award 2003 International Filmfest Emden 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
Cinemateket 2017-10-22 Italiensk for begyndere
Göteborg International Film Festival 2017-01-27 Italiensk for begyndere
Zagreb Motovun Film Festival 2015-07-25 Italiensk for begyndere
Cinemateket 2014-06-21 Italiensk for begyndere
Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 2013-05-27 Italiensk for begyndere
Rennes Int. Film Festival - Travelling 2013-02-19 Wilbur begår selvmord
Valencia Cinema Jove 2012-06-15 Hjemve
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
Cinemateket 2010-11-22 Italiensk for begyndere
Cinemateket 2010-04-29 Italiensk for begyndere
Cinemateket 2009-11-17 Italiensk for begyndere
Atlanta Danish Film Festival 2009-01-18 Hjemve
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2008-11-13 Hjemve
Sevilla Festival de Cine 2008-11-07 Italiensk for begyndere
Espoo Ciné International Film Festival 2008-08-19 Hjemve
Zwierzyniec Summer Film Academy 2008-08-08 Wilbur begår selvmord
Montone Umbria Film Festival 2008-07-09 Hjemve
Troia Int. Film Festival (Setúbal) 2008-06-06 Hjemve
San Francisco Int. Film Festival 2008-04-24 Hjemve
Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2008-02-15 Hjemve
Istanbul Festival of Independent Films 2008-02-14 Hjemve
International Festival of Auteur Film 2007-11-28 Hjemve
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2007-10-31 Hjemve
San Sebastian International Film Festival 2007-09-20 Italiensk for begyndere
Sudbury Cinéfest International Film Festival 2007-09-15 Hjemve
Toronto International Film Festival 2007-09-06 Hjemve
Cannes, Festival de 2007-05-16 Hjemve
Cinemateket 2007-01-20 Italiensk for begyndere
DK FILM FEST : LA 2006-06-01 Italiensk for begyndere
London Dogme Film Festival 2005-04-01 Italiensk for begyndere
Rouen, Fest. du Cinema Nordique 2005-03-09 Wilbur begår selvmord
Osaka European Film Festival 2004-11-19 Wilbur begår selvmord
Kiev Molodist Int. Film Festival 2004-10-23 Italiensk for begyndere
Rio de Janeiro Film Festival 2004-09-23 Wilbur begår selvmord
Sarajevo Film Festival 2004-08-20 Wilbur begår selvmord
Montone Umbria Film Festival 2004-07-06 Wilbur begår selvmord
Shanghai International Film Festival 2004-06-05 Wilbur begår selvmord
Istanbul Int. Film Festival 2004-04-10 Wilbur begår selvmord
Wisconsin Film Festival 2004-04-01 Wilbur begår selvmord
Skip City International D-Cinema Festival 2004-03-19 Wilbur begår selvmord
Mamers en Mars FF 2004-03-19 Wilbur begår selvmord
Skopje International Film Festival 2004-03-02 Wilbur begår selvmord
Damascus Int. Film Festival 2003-12-06 Wilbur begår selvmord
Havana International FF of New Latin Cinema 2003-12-02 Wilbur begår selvmord
Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival 2003-11-27 Wilbur begår selvmord
Kolkata Film Festival 2003-11-10 Italiensk for begyndere
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2003-11-10 Italiensk for begyndere
Ljubljana International Film Festival 2003-11-07 Wilbur begår selvmord
Seoul EU Film Festival 2003-10-24 Wilbur begår selvmord
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
New Delhi Dogme Event 2003-10-21 Italiensk for begyndere
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
Vancouver International Film Festival 2003-09-25 Wilbur begår selvmord
Bordeaux International Festival for Women 2003-09-22 Wilbur begår selvmord
Athens International Film Festival 2003-09-12 Wilbur begår selvmord
Halifax Atlantic Film Festival 2003-09-12 Wilbur begår selvmord
Riga Arsenals 2003-09-12 Italiensk for begyndere
Toronto International Film Festival 2003-09-04 Wilbur begår selvmord
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2003-08-13 Wilbur begår selvmord
Galway International Film Festival, Film Fleadh 2003-07-08 Wilbur begår selvmord
Paris Cinema 2003-07-02 Wilbur begår selvmord
Moscow Int. Film Festival 2003-06-20 Wilbur begår selvmord
International Filmfest Emden 2003-06-15 Wilbur begår selvmord
Taormina International Film Festival 2003-06-14 Wilbur begår selvmord
Troia Int. Film Festival (Setúbal) 2003-06-06 Wilbur begår selvmord
Creteil, Festival Films De Femmes 2003-03-21 Italiensk for begyndere
Skopje International Film Festival 2003-03-14 Italiensk for begyndere
American Film Market (AFM) 2003-02-19 Wilbur begår selvmord
Berlinale 2003-02-06 Wilbur begår selvmord
Göteborg International Film Festival 2003-01-24 Wilbur begår selvmord
Abu Dhabi European Film Club 2003-01-01 Italiensk for begyndere
Jakarta - EU Festival 2002-10-24 Italiensk for begyndere
Torino National Film Museum 2002-09-05 Når mor kommer hjem...
Damaskus Danish Film Week 2002-09-01 Italiensk for begyndere
Litomerice Film Festival 2002-08-29 Italiensk for begyndere
Bologna Municipal Film Archive 2002-08-27 Når mor kommer hjem...
Paris Danish Film Week 2002-07-02 Italiensk for begyndere
Istanbul Int. Film Festival 2002-04-13 Italiensk for begyndere
Kautokeino Nordic & Sami Film Festival 2002-03-20 Italiensk for begyndere
Bradford Film Festival 2002-03-08 Italiensk for begyndere
Prague Brno EU Film Festival 2002-03-07 Italiensk for begyndere
Los Angeles Scandinavian Film Festival ASFLA 2002-02-01 Italiensk for begyndere
Prague Febiofest, Int. Film, TV and Video Festival 2002-01-24 Italiensk for begyndere
Palm Springs Nortel Int. Film Festival 2002-01-11 Italiensk for begyndere
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2002-01-01 Italiensk for begyndere
Internationalt Kultursekretariat 2002-01-01 Italiensk for begyndere
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2001-12-01 Italiensk for begyndere
Bratislava International Film Festival 2001-11-30 Italiensk for begyndere
Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival 2001-11-17 Italiensk for begyndere
Busan International Film Festival 2001-11-09 Italiensk for begyndere
Strasbourg Forum du Cinema Europeen 2001-11-08 Italiensk for begyndere
Berlin European Film Academy Awards 2001-11-07 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
Valencia International Film Festival 2001-10-18 Italiensk for begyndere
Hamptons Film Festival 2001-10-17 Italiensk for begyndere
Cairo International Film Festival 2001-10-09 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
Athens International Film Festival 2001-09-12 Italiensk for begyndere
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2001-08-27 Italiensk for begyndere
Zagreb Motovun Film Festival 2001-07-31 Italiensk for begyndere
Galway Film Fleadh 2001-07-10 Italiensk for begyndere
Pesaro Film Festival 2001-06-22 Italiensk for begyndere
Moscow Int. Film Festival 2001-06-21 Italiensk for begyndere
Troia Int. Film Festival (Setúbal) 2001-06-01 Italiensk for begyndere
Berlin Kunst Salon 2001-05-03 Italiensk for begyndere
Lund Dogme Seminar 2001-04-23 Italiensk for begyndere
Sofia Music & Film Fest 2001-03-15 Italiensk for begyndere
Berlinale 2001-02-07 Italiensk for begyndere
Tehran Int. Festival of Film For Children 2000-10-21 Når mor kommer hjem...
Espoo Children's Film Festival 2000-08-22 Når mor kommer hjem...
Singapore Danish Film Festival 2000-04-01 Når mor kommer hjem...
Seoul International Family Film Festival 1999-12-16 Når mor kommer hjem...
Poznan Ale Kino! International Children's Film Festival 1999-04-26 Når mor kommer hjem...
Cape Town Kids Unlimited Family Expo 1999-03-26 Når mor kommer hjem...
Dortmund Femme Totale 1999-03-01 Når mor kommer hjem...
Antwerpen European Youth FF of Flanders 1999-02-12 Når mor kommer hjem...
Oulu Int. Children's Film Festival 1998-11-16 Når mor kommer hjem...
Augsburger Kinder Filmfest 1998-11-06 Når mor kommer hjem...
Düsseldorf Kinder Kino Festival 1998-10-27 Når mor kommer hjem...
Reykjavik Nordic Children's Film Festival 1998-10-20 Når mor kommer hjem...
Amsterdam Cinekid 1998-10-17 Når mor kommer hjem...
Halifax Atlantic Film Festival 1998-09-18 Når mor kommer hjem...
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 1998-08-23 Når mor kommer hjem...
Montevideo Divercine 1998-07-06 Når mor kommer hjem...
Malmö, BUFF 1998-03-23 Når mor kommer hjem...
Montreal International Children's Film festival 1998-02-28 Når mor kommer hjem...
Berlinale 1998-02-11 Når mor kommer hjem...
Hyderabad Int. Film Fest. For Children 1997-11-14 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.