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Niels Arden Oplev

(1961 – )

Born 1961, Denmark. After film studies at Copenhagen University, Arden Oplev graduated in direction at the National Film School of Denmark in 1989.

His documentary film 'Hugo from Himmerland' (1987) won First Prize at three film school festivals. The film was followed by his graduation film 'Winter's End' (1989) starring Max von Sydow, honoured at the Student Film Festival in Montreal, chosen as Best Fiction in Mexico City and nominated for an Academy Award in 1991.

Arden Oplev has contributed to several popular Danish TV series such as 'Taxi' (1997-99), 'Unit 1' (2000-03) and 'The Eagle' (2004-06) - the latter two as concept director.

His feature film debut 'Portland' (1996) was selected for the Berlinale, and 'We Shall Overcome' (2006) took home the Crystal Bear at the Berlinale as well as 26 other international awards. 'Worlds Apart' (2008) was selected for Generation 14plus at Berlin. 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' (2009), produced by Swedish Yellow Bird Films and based on novelist Stieg Larsson's popular thriller trilogy, is Arden Oplev's fifth feature film, a winner at the BAFTAs, the British equivalent to the Oscar, and a worldwide box office success.

He subsequently directed 'Speed Walking' (2014) and served as concept director on the American TV series 'Mr. Robot' (2015). He made his international feature film debut with 'Flatliners' (2017). In 2019 he returned to Denmark with the adaptation of Danish author Puk Damsgårds bestselling novel 'The ISIS Hostage'.
Filmography Awards Festivals
Title Year Function Category
Daniel 2019 Direction, Executive producer DK/Feature
Flatliners 2017 Direction Feature
Midnight, Texas 2016 Direction TV series
Game of Silence 2016 Direction TV series
Mr. Robot 2015 Direction TV series
Speed Walking 2014 Direction DK/Feature
Dead Man Down 2013 Direction Feature
Under the Dome 2013 Direction TV series
Unforgettable 2011 Direction TV series
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 2009 Direction Feature
Worlds Apart 2008 Direction, Script DK/Feature
We shall overcome 2006 Direction, Script DK/Feature
The Eagle 2004 Direction TV series
Forsvar 2003 Direction TV series
Between Us 2003 Consultant DK/Short fiction
Fukssvansen 2001 Direction, Script DK/Feature
Unit 1 2000 Direction TV series
TAXA 1997 Direction TV series
Headbang i Hovedlandet 1997 Direction, Script DK/Documentary
Portland 1996 Direction, Script DK/Feature
Enerum 1993 Direction DK/Documentary
En succes 1993 Direction, Script TV film
Nøgen 1992 Direction, Script DK/Short fiction
Tusmørket 1990 Direction, Script TV film
Kyndelmisse 1989 Direction, Script DK/Short fiction

Awards and nominations

Award Release year Festival Film
Crystal Bear 2006 Berlinale 2006 Drømmen
Young People's Jury Award 2006 TIFF Kids 2006 Drømmen
Oecumenical Prize 2006 Göteborg International Film Festival 2006 Drømmen
Best Film 2006 Giffoni Film Festival 2006 Drømmen
Golden Slipper 2006 Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 2006 Drømmen
Audience Award 2006 Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 2006 Drømmen
FICC Jury - The Don Quijote Prize 2006 Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 2006 Drømmen
Children's Jury's 1st Prize 2006 Oulu Int. Children's Film Festival 2006 Drømmen
Cifej Juryen 2006 Oulu Int. Children's Film Festival 2006 Drømmen
1st prize children's jury 2006 Chicago Int. Children's Film Festival 2006 Drømmen
2nd prize adult jury 2006 Chicago Int. Children's Film Festival 2006 Drømmen
Audience Award - Best International Film 2006 Hamptons Film Festival 2006 Drømmen
Audience Award 2006 Reykjavik Film Festival 2006 Drømmen
Cinekid Lion; jury award 2006 Amsterdam Cinekid 2006 Drømmen
Best Actor 2006 Athens Olympia Int. Film Festival For Children and Young People 2006 Drømmen
Best Children Film 2006 Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2006 Drømmen
Costume Design 2014 Chicago International Film Festival 2014 Kapgang
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Festivals

Festival Festival date Film
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 2020-10-21 Ser du månen, Daniel
Göteborg International Film Festival 2020-01-24 Ser du månen, Daniel
Santa Barbara Int. Film Festival 2020-01-15 Ser du månen, Daniel
Goa - Int. Film Festival of India 2019-11-20 Ser du månen, Daniel
Seoul International Youth Film Festival 2015-08-05 Kapgang
Beijing International Film Festival 2015-04-16 Kapgang
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 2015-04-15 Kapgang
Göteborg International Film Festival 2015-01-23 Kapgang
Rotterdam, International Film Festival 2015-01-21 Kapgang
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2015-01-02 Kapgang
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2014-11-14 Kapgang
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2014-10-31 Kapgang
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2014-10-29 Kapgang
Chicago International Film Festival 2014-10-09 Kapgang
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2014-08-16 Kapgang
Shanghai International Film Festival 2010-06-12 Drømmen
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 2010-04-22 To verdener
Berlinale 2010-02-11 Drømmen
Zagreb Motovun Film Festival 2009-07-27 To verdener
Vilnius International Film Festival 2009-03-20 To verdener
Malmö, BUFF 2009-03-10 To verdener
Toronto International Film Festival 2009-02-08 To verdener
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2009-01-08 To verdener
Poznan Ale Kino! International Children's Film Festival 2008-12-12 To verdener
Oulu Int. Children's Film Festival 2008-11-17 To verdener
Los Angeles, AFI Int. Festival 2008-10-30 To verdener
Valladolid International Film Festival 2008-10-24 To verdener
Ghent Flanders Int. Film Festival 2008-10-07 To verdener
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2008-08-16 To verdener
Giffoni Film Festival 2008-07-18 To verdener
Seoul International Youth Film Festival 2008-07-16 To verdener
Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 2008-06-01 To verdener
Transilvania International Film Festival 2008-05-30 To verdener
New York Tribeca Film Festival 2008-04-23 To verdener
Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival 2008-04-22 To verdener
Los Angeles, Oscar Nomination Screening 2008-02-25 To verdener
Berlinale 2008-02-07 To verdener
Göteborg International Film Festival 2008-01-25 To verdener
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2007-11-08 Drømmen
Seoul International Youth Film Festival 2007-07-19 Drømmen
Hong Kong, International Children's Film Carnival 2007-07-07 Drømmen
Taipei Film Festival 2007-06-22 Drømmen
Jeonju International Film Festival 2007-04-26 Drømmen
TIFF Kids 2007-04-13 Drømmen
Malmö, BUFF 2007-03-13 Drømmen
Malmö, BUFF 2007-02-01 Drømmen
Poznan Ale Kino! International Children's Film Festival 2006-12-10 Drømmen
Athens Olympia Int. Film Festival For Children and Young People 2006-12-02 Drømmen
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2006-11-23 Drømmen
Oulu Int. Children's Film Festival 2006-11-13 Drømmen
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2006-11-01 Drømmen
Amsterdam Cinekid 2006-10-22 Drømmen
Hamptons Film Festival 2006-10-18 Drømmen
Chicago Int. Children's Film Festival 2006-10-01 Drømmen
Reykjavik Film Festival 2006-09-28 Drømmen
Discovery - Scotland's Int. Film Fest for Children & Young People 2006-09-23 Drømmen
Giffoni Film Festival 2006-07-15 Drømmen
München International Film Festival 2006-07-15 Drømmen
Shanghai International Film Festival 2006-06-17 Drømmen
Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 2006-05-28 Drømmen
Athens Olympia Int. Film Festival For Children and Young People 2006-05-25 Drømmen
Seattle International Film Festival 2006-05-25 Drømmen
Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival 2006-04-25 Drømmen
TIFF Kids 2006-04-21 Drømmen
Berlinale 2006-02-09 Drømmen
Göteborg International Film Festival 2006-01-27 Drømmen
Berlinale 1996-02-15 Portland
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.
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