Anders Østergaard

Denmark

Anders Østergaard

ANDERS ØSTERGAARD was born in 1965 in Copenhagen and graduated from the Danish School of Journalism in 1991. After five years in advertising and public relations, he wrote and directed his first documentary Johannesburg Revisited in 1996. An international breakthrough followed in 2004 with Tintin and I and in 2006 he launched Gasolin’ – the best-selling documentary in the history of Danish cinema followed by the Oscar-nominated Burma VJ – Reporting From A Closed Country, which caught global attention and received 47 international awards. His latest film 1989 – launched in 2014 – is a cross-genre drama on the political game that led to the fall of the Iron Curtain. Anders has tutored projects and held seminars on numerous occasions in Denmark and abroad.