Birgitte Stærmose

Danish film director Birgitte Stærmose is educated in the US, where she resided for 14 years. Her early award-winning shorts all screened at prestigious festivals (Sundance, New Directors/New Films, Berlin, Rotterdam) and earned her twice the EFA Best Short Film nomination, as well as awards at Berlin, Rotterdam, Melbourne IFF, Stockholm IFF, Dokufest and Danish Academy Award for Best Documentary for Out of Love. Her debut feature, Room 304 premiered internationally in the main competition at Karlovy Vary IFF, where it was awarded for the score and was released in cinemas across the country. She is also the co-writer on the feature film, The Idealist (dir. Christina Rosendahl). Stærmose has in 2015 directed three episodes of the Danish TV2 drama series Norskov airing in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, the UK, the Benelux countries and the US. Her second feature, Darling, a drama set in the Royal Danish Ballet written by Kim Fupz Aakeson and produced by Peter Ålbæk of Zentropa Productions starring Danica Curcic, Gustaf Skarsgård and Ulrich Thomsen screened in Danish cinemas during the fall of 2017 and had its international world premiere at the BFI London Film Festival 2017. Danica Curcic was nominated as best actress by the Danish Film Academy as well as for the Bodil awarded by the Danish Film Critics. Stærmose is the first block director on the Starz series The Spanish Princess and the Julian Fellowes Netflix Original series The English Game.

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