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Mads Brügger

(1972 – )

Journalist, TV host, author, filmmaker. Born 24/6 1972.

Brügger has written several books, worked for magazines and newspapers, produced awardwinning radio programmes and hosted critically acclaimed late night TV shows.

Brügger is renowned for his distinctive methods of "performative journalism" as he infiltrates various milieus. He has created and featured in satirical docu-series such as 'Danes for Bush' (2004) as well as in feature-length documentaries like his Sundance winner 'The Red Chapel' (2009) and 'The Ambassador' (2011), also selected for Sundance.

He made his feature fiction debut with 'The Saint Bernard Syndicate' (2018), winner of two awards at the Tribeca Film Festival.

In 2011, Brügger became a Director of Programming at the public service channel Radio24syv.
Filmography Awards Festivals
Title Year Function Category
Cold Case Hammarskjöld 2019 Direction, Appearance, Screenplay DK/Documentary
The Saint Bernard Syndicate 2018 Direction DK/Feature
The John Dalli Mystery 2017 Appearance DK/Documentary
Ambassadøren 2011 Direction, Story, Screenplay DK/Documentary
Klown 2010 Sig selv DK/Feature
Det røde kapel 2009 Direction, Appearance DK/Documentary
Quatraro Mysteriet 2009 Appearance Series (documentary)
Yallahrup færgeby 2007 Script TV series

Awards and nominations

Award Release year Festival Film
World Cinema Jury Prize: Documentary 2010 Sundance Film Festival 2010 Det røde kapel
Best Nordic Documentary 2009 Reykjavik Nordisk Panorama 2009 Det røde kapel
The ConScience Award 2012 Leuven, Docville 2012 Ambassadøren
Best Actor 2018 New York Tribeca Film Festival 2018 Sankt Bernhard Syndikatet
Best Screenplay 2018 New York Tribeca Film Festival 2018 Sankt Bernhard Syndikatet
World Cinema Documentary Directing Award 2019 Sundance Film Festival 2019 Cold Case Hammarskjöld
Best Documentary Award 2019 Sao Paulo It's All True Int. Documentary FF 2019 Cold Case Hammarskjöld
Camera Justitia Award 2019 Haag, Amnesty Int. Movies that Matter Festival 2019 Cold Case Hammarskjöld
Best Director 2019 Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 2019 Cold Case Hammarskjöld
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
London Film Festival 2019-10-02 Cold Case Hammarskjöld
Zürich Film Festival 2019-09-26 Cold Case Hammarskjöld
Reykjavik Film Festival 2019-09-26 Cold Case Hammarskjöld
Bergen International Film festival 2019-09-25 Cold Case Hammarskjöld
Helsinki Film Festival - Love & Anarchy 2019-09-19 Cold Case Hammarskjöld
Dokufest Prizren 2019-08-02 Cold Case Hammarskjöld
Melbourne Film Festival 2019-08-01 Cold Case Hammarskjöld
Wellington - New Zealand Film Festival 2019-07-18 Cold Case Hammarskjöld
München International Film Festival 2019-06-27 Det røde kapel
SilverDocs AFI Documentary Festival 2019-06-19 Cold Case Hammarskjöld
Cape Town, Encounters South African Int. Documentary Film Festival 2019-06-09 Cold Case Hammarskjöld
Transilvania International Film Festival 2019-05-31 Cold Case Hammarskjöld
Tel Aviv Docaviv Int. Documentary Film Festival 2019-05-23 Cold Case Hammarskjöld
Seattle International Film Festival 2019-05-16 Cold Case Hammarskjöld
Docsbarcelona 2019-05-15 Cold Case Hammarskjöld
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2019-05-10 Cold Case Hammarskjöld
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 2019-04-25 Cold Case Hammarskjöld
Moscow Int. Film Festival 2019-04-18 Cold Case Hammarskjöld
Istanbul Int. Film Festival 2019-04-05 Cold Case Hammarskjöld
Sao Paulo It's All True Int. Documentary FF 2019-04-04 Cold Case Hammarskjöld
Leuven, Docville 2019-03-27 Cold Case Hammarskjöld
Haag, Amnesty Int. Movies that Matter Festival 2019-03-22 Cold Case Hammarskjöld
Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 2019-03-06 Cold Case Hammarskjöld
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2019-03-01 Cold Case Hammarskjöld
Göteborg International Film Festival 2019-01-25 Cold Case Hammarskjöld
Sundance Film Festival 2019-01-24 Cold Case Hammarskjöld
Les Arcs European Film Festival 2018-12-15 Sankt Bernhard Syndikatet
München International Film Festival 2018-06-28 Sankt Bernhard Syndikatet
New York Tribeca Film Festival 2018-04-18 Sankt Bernhard Syndikatet
Message to Man 2014-09-20 Ambassadøren
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2013-03-15 Ambassadøren
Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 2013-03-04 Ambassadøren
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2012-11-08 Ambassadøren
Tehran, Cinéma Vérité, Documentary Film Festival 2012-11-03 Ambassadøren
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2012-10-23 Ambassadøren
Valladolid International Film Festival 2012-10-20 Ambassadøren
Reykjavik Film Festival 2012-09-27 Ambassadøren
Helsinki Film Festival - Love & Anarchy 2012-09-15 Ambassadøren
Melbourne Film Festival 2012-08-02 Ambassadøren
Wellington - New Zealand Film Festival 2012-07-19 Ambassadøren
Amsterdam, IDFA 2012-07-10 Ambassadøren
Jerusalem Int. Film Festival 2012-07-05 Ambassadøren
München International Film Festival 2012-06-29 Ambassadøren
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2012-06-29 Ambassadøren
Moscow Int. Film Festival 2012-06-21 Ambassadøren
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2012-06-20 Ambassadøren
SilverDocs AFI Documentary Festival 2012-06-18 Ambassadøren
Transilvania International Film Festival 2012-06-01 Ambassadøren
Seattle International Film Festival 2012-05-17 Ambassadøren
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2012-05-11 Ambassadøren
Leuven, Docville 2012-04-27 Ambassadøren
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 2012-04-26 Ambassadøren
Istanbul Int. Film Festival 2012-03-31 Ambassadøren
New York New Directors/New Films 2012-03-21 Ambassadøren
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2012-03-09 Ambassadøren
ZagrebDox 2012-02-26 Ambassadøren
Berlinale 2012-02-09 Ambassadøren
Göteborg International Film Festival 2012-01-27 Ambassadøren
Sundance Film Festival 2012-01-19 Ambassadøren
Amsterdam, IDFA 2011-11-16 Ambassadøren
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 2011-09-05 Det røde kapel
Les Arcs European Film Festival 2010-12-11 Det røde kapel
SITGES Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic of Catalonia 2010-10-07 Det røde kapel
Rio de Janeiro Film Festival 2010-09-23 Det røde kapel
Zagreb Motovun Film Festival 2010-07-26 Det røde kapel
Melbourne Film Festival 2010-07-23 Det røde kapel
Guanajuato International Film Festival 2010-07-23 Det røde kapel
München International Film Festival 2010-06-25 Det røde kapel
SilverDocs AFI Documentary Festival 2010-06-22 Det røde kapel
Los Angeles Film Festival 2010-06-17 Det røde kapel
Istanbul Int. Film Festival 2010-04-03 Det røde kapel
Haag, Amnesty Int. Movies that Matter Festival 2010-03-25 Det røde kapel
New York New Directors/New Films 2010-03-24 Det røde kapel
London, Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2010-03-18 Det røde kapel
Vilnius International Film Festival 2010-03-18 Det røde kapel
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2010-03-12 Det røde kapel
Austin, SXSW Film Festival 2010-03-12 Det røde kapel
Sundance Film Festival 2010-01-21 Det røde kapel
Amsterdam, IDFA 2009-11-19 Det røde kapel
Reykjavik Nordisk Panorama 2009-09-25 Det røde kapel
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.