(1967 – )
Director. Born 1967.
Educated as ballet dancer at the Royal Theatre of Denmark and has, among other things, danced at the Royal Ballet of Denmark, The National Ballet of Canada, Pacific North West Ballet and New York City Ballet. He became solo dancer in 1993, ended his dancing career in 1998 and has since then worked in the film industry.
In 1998 he worked as assistant on Paul Auster's debut film "Lulu on the Bridge".
Ulrik Wivel made his debut as director with the documentary film "Danser" which received 'special mention' at Dance on Camera, New York 2000.
In the Super 16-group he directed short films and simultaneously "Staceyann Chin" was released in 2001, and in 2003 "Urge" was released which was nominated as best short film at the New York Film Festival.
"This is Me Walking" was released in 2004 and was awarded best short fiction film by The Danish Film Academy's Robert award. In 2005 both Ulrik Wivel's "The Bournonville School" and "Jeg dig elsker" (which won for best short film at Odense Film Festival) had their opening nights. At the Golden Prague festival 2014 "Disportrait" won The Grand Prix and Czech Television Prize.
|A Different Kind of Boy||2013||Direction, Cinematographer||DK/Documentary|
|Svend||2011||Cinematographer: 2. unit, First assistant director, Assistant director||DK/Documentary|
|Roskilde||2008||Direction, Script, Story||DK/Documentary|
|Menneskenes land - min film om Grønland||2006||Cinematography, Assistant director||DK/Documentary|
|Jeg dig elsker - Urge - danser||2005||Direction|
|Jeg dig elsker||2005||Direction, Script||DK/Documentary|
|Sanne: et portræt af hele Danmarks rock-mama||2005||Direction, Cinematography||DK/Documentary|
|I you love||2005||Direction||DK/Short fiction|
|Urge||2004||Direction, Cinematography, Choreography||DK/Documentary|
|This is Me Walking||2004||Direction, Script, Cinematography||DK/Short fiction|
|Dani||2003||Direction, Screenplay, Cinematographer||DK/Short fiction|
|Staceyann Chin - a Poetry Slammer||2001||Direction, Cinematography||DK/Documentary|
|Danser||2000||Direction, Cinematography, Stills||DK/Documentary|
|Best Danish short fiction||2006||Odense Internationale Film Festival 2006||Jeg dig elsker|
|Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival||2014-04-24||En anderledes dreng|
|Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy||2010-04-22||Roskilde|
|Buenos Aires Festival de Cine Independiente||2010-04-07||Roskilde|
|Reykjavik Film Festival||2009-09-17||Roskilde|
|Trondheim Kosmorama International Film Festival||2009-03-05||Comeback|
|Göteborg International Film Festival||2009-01-23||Roskilde|
|Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival||2008-10-17||Comeback|
|Warsaw International Film Festival||2008-10-10||Roskilde|
|München International Film Festival||2008-06-20||Comeback|
|Göteborg International Film Festival||2008-01-25||Comeback|
|Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum||2006-11-11||Jeg dig elsker|
|Aarhus, Nordisk Panorama||2006-09-22||Jeg dig elsker|
|Odense Internationale Film Festival||2006-08-15||Jeg dig elsker|
|Melbourne Film Festival||2002-07-24||Staceyann Chin - a Poetry Slammer|
|Odense Internationale Film Festival||2000-08-14||Danser|