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Thomas Vinterberg

Thomas Vinterberg

Thomas Vinterberg enrolled at The National Film School of Denmark in 1989 as the youngest student ever. He graduated in 1993 with the short film Last Round. The film was nominated for an Academy Award in 1994.

In 1993, Thomas Vinterberg directed the short film The Boy Who Walked Backwards. The film won several awards, among others Public Prize in Clemont-Ferrand 1994, Best Drama at the Toronto Short Film Festival 1995, Best Short Film and Audience Award at the Nordic Panorama in 1994.

In 1995, Thomas Vinterberg initiated the Dogme95 movement alongside fellow director Lars von Trier. The following year he directed his first feature film entitled The Greatest Heroes, which received three awards from the Danish Film Academy.

In 1997, Thomas Vinterberg directed the first film following the Dogme rules; Festen (The Celebration). The feature film received an overwhelming amount of awards around the world; Prix Sp├ęcial du Jury in Cannes in 1998, Fassbinder Award at the European Film Awards in 1998, L.A. and N.Y. Film Critics Awards in 1998, both awards for best foreign feature, seven awards from the Danish Film Academy and three awards from the Danish Film Critics Society. Festen (The Celebration) was sold to almost every territory and became a worldwide hit. On New Year's Eve, as we all entered the new millennium, Thomas Vinterberg and the three other Dogme brothers directed the television-Dogme experiment called D-Day.

In 2000, Thomas Vinterberg and Mogens Rukov began writing the script for his first international feature film, It's All About Love. The film was shot in the summer of 2001. Thomas Vinterberg's next and highly anticipated project is Dear Wendy. It will be an English-language feature film written by Lars von Trier. The film will have an international cast and starts shooting in the summer of 2003

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Thomas Vinterberg Facts

BirthdayMay 19, 1969 (53)
BirthplaceCopenhagen, Denmark

Selected Filmography

Far From the Madding Crowd
The Hunt
The Celebration
The Commune
It's All About Love
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