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Jonas Poher Rasmussen

Born 1981, Denmark. Graduated from the Copenhagen film collective Super16 in 2010.

Jonas Poher Rasmussen made his feature debut with the portrait film 'Noget om Halfdan' (2006). 'Searching for Bill' (2012), a mix of documentary and fiction, won the Nordic Dox Award at CPH:DOX and the international competition at DocAviv. He also directed the documentary 'What He Did' (2015), which won the film critics' Fipresci award at Thessaloniki Film Festival.

The animated documentary 'Flee' (2021) received the Cannes Festival's Official Selection stamp at its special digital edition in 2020. The film opened at Sundance Film Festival to warm reviews, winning the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize, and subsequently received several prominent awards, including for best feature film at Annecy. Other festival heavyweights include Telluride, Toronto, New York and Chicago, as well as awards at prominent US ceremonies such as the Gotham Awards and the Critics Choice Documentary Awards. Mores awards include the Nordic Council Film Prize and two awards at the European Film Awards for best documentary and best animation.

'Flee' was nominated in three categories for the Oscars 2022: International Feature Film, Feature Documentary and Animated Feature.
Filmography Awards Festivals
Title Year Function Category
Flee 2021 Direction, Screenplay DK/Documentary
What He Did 2015 Direction DK/Documentary
Searching for Bill 2012 Direction, Screenplay DK/Documentary
Room 304 2011 P.A. to Birgitte Stærmose, Translation: German DK/Feature
Et hus af glas 2010 Direction, Script DK/Short fiction
The Day After 2009 Direction, Script DK/Short fiction
Out of love 2009 Assistant director DK/Documentary
Bobby 2009 Location scout DK/Short fiction
Winnie & Karina 2009 Production assistant DK/Feature
Bag lukkede døre 2008 Direction, Screenplay DK/Short fiction
Noget om Halfdan 2006 Direction, Script, Production DK/Documentary
Easa 2002 - A Journey To Vis 2003 Direction, Script, Cinematography, Editing DK/Documentary

Awards and nominations

Award Release year Festival Film
World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary 2021 Sundance Film Festival 2021 Flugt
NORDIC:DOX AWARD 2012 CPH:DOX 2012 Searching for Bill
Best International Film 2013 Tel Aviv Docaviv Int. Documentary Film Festival 2013 Searching for Bill
FIPRESCI Award best documentary 2016 Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2016 Det han gjorde
Best Documentary Film 2021 Göteborg International Film Festival 2021 Flugt
Audience Award 2021 Nyon, Visions du Réel 2021 Flugt
Grand Prix 2021 Warszawa, Against Gravity Postponed to Sep. 2021 Flugt
Best Film on Psychology 2021 Warszawa, Against Gravity Postponed to Sep. 2021 Flugt
Crystal Award for Best Feature 2021 Annecy, Festival Int. du Film d'Animation 2021 Flugt
Gan Foundation Distriution Award 2021 Annecy, Festival Int. du Film d'Animation 2021 Flugt
Best Original Music Score Award 2021 Annecy, Festival Int. du Film d'Animation 2021 Flugt
Best Film 2021 Bologna, Biografilm 2021 Flugt
Special Mention 2021 Jerusalem Int. Film Festival 2021 Flugt
Audience Award 2021 Malmö Nordisk Panorama 2021 Flugt
Producing Award 2021 New York, DOC NYC Film Festival 2021 Flugt
Best Documentary Award 2022 Palm Springs International Film Festival 2022 Flugt
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
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2022-01-06 Flugt
Les Arcs European Film Festival 2021-12-11 Flugt
Amsterdam, IDFA 2021-11-17 Flugt
New York, DOC NYC Film Festival 2021-11-10 Flugt
Sevilla Festival de Cine 2021-11-05 Flugt
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2021-11-03 Flugt
Dokufest Prizren 2021-11-01 Flugt
Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animation 2021-10-25 Flugt
El Gouna Film Festival 2021-10-14 Flugt
Hamptons Film Festival 2021-10-07 Flugt
London Film Festival 2021-10-06 Flugt
Reykjavik Film Festival 2021-09-30 Flugt
Zürich Film Festival 2021-09-23 Flugt
Malmö Nordisk Panorama 2021-09-16 Flugt
Toronto International Film Festival 2021-09-09 Flugt
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2021-09-03 Flugt
Telluride Film Festival 2021-09-02 Flugt
Jerusalem Int. Film Festival 2021-08-24 Flugt
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2021-08-21 Flugt
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2021-08-20 Flugt
Melbourne Film Festival 2021-08-05 Flugt
Annecy, Festival Int. du Film d'Animation 2021-06-14 Flugt
Cape Town, Encounters South African Int. Documentary Film Festival 2021-06-10 Flugt
Bologna, Biografilm 2021-06-04 Flugt
Seattle International Film Festival 2021-05-01 Flugt
Nyon, Visions du Réel 2021-04-16 Flugt
Sao Paulo It's All True Int. Documentary FF 2021-04-08 Flugt
Hong Kong International Film Festival 2021-04-01 Flugt
ZagrebDox 2021-03-01 Flugt
Göteborg International Film Festival 2021-01-29 Flugt
Sundance Film Festival 2021-01-28 Flugt
Cannes, Festival de 2020-05-12 Flugt
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2016-11-02 Det han gjorde
Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animation 2016-10-31 Det han gjorde
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 2016-04-28 Det han gjorde
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2016-03-18 Det han gjorde
CPH:DOX 2015-11-06 Det han gjorde
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2013-10-24 Searching for Bill
Dokufest Prizren 2013-08-17 Searching for Bill
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2013-05-10 Searching for Bill
Tel Aviv Docaviv Int. Documentary Film Festival 2013-05-02 Searching for Bill
Jeonju International Film Festival 2013-04-26 Searching for Bill
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 2013-04-25 Searching for Bill
Göteborg International Film Festival 2013-01-25 Searching for Bill
CPH:DOX 2012-11-01 Searching for Bill
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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