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Mads Matthiesen

(1976 – )

Director. Born 1976, Denmark. BA in comparative literature and rhetoric, 2005, and MA in modern cultural studies 2009, both from Copenhagen University. Trained in film direction at the film talent school Super16.


Matthiesen's short fiction "Mum" (2006) was selected for Venice' Corto Cortissimo. "Dennis" (2007) was chosen for Sundance and received Melbourne's Grand Prix. "Cathrine" (2009) was selected for Berlin 2009 and for Clermont Ferrand 2010.


For feature debut "Teddy Bear" he won Best Director at Sundance in 2012 among several other international awards. The script for "Teddy Bear" is co-written with Martin Pieter Zandvliet, award winning director of "Applause" (2009) and "A Funny Man" (2011).

Filmography Awards Festivals
Title Year Function Category
The Model 2016 Direction, Screenplay DK/Feature
Where the Light gets in 2013 Screenplay DK/Short fiction
Teddy Bear 2012 Direction, Screenplay DK/Feature
Cathrine 2008 Direction, Script, Editing DK/Short fiction
Mon petit-enfant 2008 Assistant director DK/Short fiction
Roskilde 2008 Co-director DK/Documentary
Dennis 2007 Direction, Script, Cinematography, Editing DK/Short fiction
Mum 2006 Direction, Script, Editing DK/Short fiction
Når man vågner 2005 Direction, Screenplay, Editor, Producer DK/Short fiction
Underneath the Skin 2003 Assistant director DK/Documentary
Skjulte spor 2000 Dealer TV series

Awards and nominations

Award Release year Festival Film
Best Director, World Dramatic Arts 2012 Sundance Film Festival 2012 10 timer til Paradis
Best Feature Film 2012 Cracow Matercard OFF Camera International Festival of Independent Cinema 2012 10 timer til Paradis
Best Actor 2012 Transilvania International Film Festival 2012 10 timer til Paradis
Special Mention - Best Feature Film 2012 Guanajuato International Film Festival 2012 10 timer til Paradis
Best Danish short fiction 2009 Odense Internationale Film Festival 2009 Cathrine
Special Mention 2010 Angers Premiers Plans 2010 Cathrine
Best Cinematography 2016 Göteborg International Film Festival 2016 The Model
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 2016-09-15 The Model
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016-06-15 The Model
Transilvania International Film Festival 2016-05-27 The Model
Cracow Matercard OFF Camera International Festival of Independent Cinema 2016-04-29 The Model
Göteborg International Film Festival 2016-01-29 The Model
Rotterdam, International Film Festival 2016-01-27 The Model
Les Arcs European Film Festival 2012-12-15 10 timer til Paradis
Torun, Camerimage 2012-11-24 10 timer til Paradis
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2012-11-08 10 timer til Paradis
Mumbai Film Festival 2012-10-18 10 timer til Paradis
London Film Festival 2012-10-10 10 timer til Paradis
Oulu Nordisk Panorama 2012-09-21 10 timer til Paradis
Helsinki Film Festival - Love & Anarchy 2012-09-15 10 timer til Paradis
Melbourne Film Festival 2012-08-02 10 timer til Paradis
Guanajuato International Film Festival 2012-07-20 10 timer til Paradis
Jerusalem Int. Film Festival 2012-07-05 10 timer til Paradis
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2012-06-29 10 timer til Paradis
Shanghai International Film Festival 2012-06-16 10 timer til Paradis
Transilvania International Film Festival 2012-06-01 10 timer til Paradis
Seattle International Film Festival 2012-05-17 10 timer til Paradis
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 2012-05-10 10 timer til Paradis
Cracow Matercard OFF Camera International Festival of Independent Cinema 2012-04-13 10 timer til Paradis
New York New Directors/New Films 2012-03-21 10 timer til Paradis
Trondheim Kosmorama International Film Festival 2012-03-19 10 timer til Paradis
Göteborg International Film Festival 2012-01-27 10 timer til Paradis
Sundance Film Festival 2012-01-19 10 timer til Paradis
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2010-11-11 Cathrine
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 2010-04-22 Roskilde
Buenos Aires Festival de Cine Independiente 2010-04-07 Roskilde
Göteborg International Film Festival 2010-01-29 Cathrine
Warsaw International Film Festival 2009-10-10 Cathrine
Reykjavik Nordisk Panorama 2009-09-25 Cathrine
Reykjavik Film Festival 2009-09-17 Roskilde
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2009-08-17 Cathrine
Melbourne Film Festival 2009-07-24 Cathrine
Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival 2009-04-27 Cathrine
New York New Directors/New Films 2009-03-25 Cathrine
ZagrebDox 2009-02-23 Roskilde
Berlinale 2009-02-05 Cathrine
Göteborg International Film Festival 2009-01-23 Roskilde
Warsaw International Film Festival 2008-10-10 Roskilde
Melbourne Film Festival 2007-07-25 Mum
Guanajuato International Film Festival 2007-07-20 Mum
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.