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Lotte Svendsen

(1968 – )

Director. Born 1/9 1968. Prior to graduating in direction from the National Film School of Denmark, 1995, Svendsen wrote and directed for television. She has been writer-director of the stage production 'Emma's Dilemma' (1995) and of several short fiction films.

Her short film 'Royal Blues' (1997) won the Grand Prix at Odense, the Nordic Film Award and a Danish Film Academy Robert Award.

Svendsen made her feature film debut with the socio-political satire 'Gone with the Fish' (1999). She helmed the popular children's television series 'Max' (2007), also sent out in three theatrical versions: 'Max the Movie' (2008), 'Max Embarrassing 2' (2011) and 'Max Embarrassing Goes to the Festival' (2012). The first film was named best film at the children and youth festivals in Antwerpen and Zlin, respectively, and received a Special Mention at the Berlinale.

Additional features include the children's adventure film 'What a Circus!' (2017).

Film commissioner for children and youth films at the Danish Film Institute from 2018.
Filmography Awards Festivals
Title Year Function Category
What a Circus! 2017 Direction, Screenplay DK/Feature
Max Embarrassing Goes to the Festival 2012 Direction, Screenplay DK/Feature
Max Embarrassing 2 2011 Direction, Script DK/Feature
Max the movie 2008 Direction, Script DK/Feature
Max, Afsnit 9-16 2007 Direction
Max 2007 Direction TV series
Fru Eilersen og Mehmet 2006 Script consultant DK/Short fiction
Clown 2005 Lotte Svendsen TV series
Tid til forandring 2004 Direction, Script DK/Feature
Er du skidt, skat? 2003 Direction, Screenplay TV series
Emmas dilemma 2001 Direction, Script TV series
Gone with the fish 1999 Direction, Script DK/Feature
Royal Blues 1997 Direction, Script DK/Short fiction
Mors dag 1996 Direction TV film
Café Hector 1996 Direction DK/Short fiction
Harmony 1995 Direction, Script DK/Short fiction
Kys en solsort 1995 Direction DK/Short fiction
Filmskolen 1995 Appearance TV film
Black Harvest 1993 Film school trainee DK/Feature

Awards and nominations

Award Release year Festival Film
Main Prize - The Golden Slippers 2009 Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 2009 Max pinlig
Special Mention, Children 2009 Berlinale 2009 Max pinlig
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
Rio de Janeiro Brazilian Int. Children´s Film Festival 2018-09-01 Sikke et cirkus
Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 2013-05-27 Max Pinlig på Roskilde - nu med mor
Reykjavik Film Festival 2012-09-27 Max Pinlig 2 - sidste skrig
Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 2012-05-27 Max Pinlig 2 - sidste skrig
Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival 2012-04-24 Max Pinlig 2 - sidste skrig
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2010-08-23 Royal Blues
TIFF Kids 2010-04-17 Max pinlig
Discovery - Scotland's Int. Film Fest for Children & Young People 2009-10-20 Max pinlig
Amsterdam Cinekid 2009-10-18 Max pinlig
London Film Festival 2009-10-14 Max pinlig
Reykjavik Film Festival 2009-09-17 Max pinlig
Rio de Janeiro Brazilian Int. Children´s Film Festival 2009-08-24 Max pinlig
Giffoni Film Festival 2009-07-12 Max pinlig
Seoul International Youth Film Festival 2009-07-09 Max pinlig
München International Film Festival 2009-06-26 Max pinlig
Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 2009-05-31 Max pinlig
Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival 2009-04-27 Max pinlig
Stockholm Film Festival Junior 2009-04-20 Max pinlig
Berlinale 2009-02-05 Max pinlig
Taipei Film Festival 2007-06-22 Tid til forandring
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2004-11-27 Tid til forandring
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2004-11-04 Tid til forandring
Hamburg FilmFest GmbH 2004-09-23 Tid til forandring
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2004-08-20 Tid til forandring
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2000-08-14 Royal Blues
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.