Laurits Munch-Petersen

Oscar-Winning Director

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Laurits Munch-Petersen attended the acclaimed National Film School of Denmark where he grad- uated as a Director in 2003. His graduation film “Between Us” won an Oscar, the Honorary Foreign Film Award, as well as 14 international awards, hence becoming the most award-winning graduation film from the school to this date.

Laurits has directed three feature films for the cinema of which his latest “Shadow of a Hero” was nominated for a Bodil (The Danish Film Critics Award). His fourth feature film, an adaptation of Søren Kierkegaard’s “Seducer’s Diary”, is on it’s way and his debut feature film “Ambulance” is currently be- ing turned into a Hollywood-remake. In 2018 he was nominated for a Robert (The Danish Academy Awards) for his film “The Dolphin”.

In addition, Laurits has directed numerous award-winning commercials, documentaries, tv-series. His commercial work includes the “Cannes Silver Lion”-winning “Solar Dummies” for Spies, as well as several other awards for his films ”The Sex, Prawns And Rock’n’Roll Test” for Starmark, the cine- ma-commercial “Film Guide”, Sundhedsstyrelsen’s “Reklame for Alvor” and his latest masterpiece for “The Child Cancer Foundation”, which just won the Ekko Awards 2019.

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