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Ernst De Geer

Ernst De Geer (b. 1989) is an up and coming director lauded for his stylistic short films, and currently directing his first full length feature, Hypnosen.

De Geer grew up in Stockholm but is nowadays based in Oslo. In 2014, he studied dramatic writing at Biskops Arnö and in 2018, he graduated from The Norwegian Film School in film directing. His acclaimed thesis film The Culture was a big festival hit, winning numerous awards including Vimeo Staff Pick Award at the Palm Springs Short Film Festival 2019, Grand Prix Student Short at Angers Premiers Plans Film Festival 2019, and ‘Best Norwegian Short’ at Bergen International Film Festival 2018. It was also nominated for the prestigious Amanda Award for ‘Best Norwegian short film’.

His most recent short film, Wimbledon, premiered at Bergen International Film Festival 2019 and was nominated for ‘Best Norwegian Short Film’.

In 2018, De Geer was chosen for the Swedish Film Institute’s “Wild Card” project with his film Hypnosen, which he then continued to develop together with producer Mimmi Spång at Garagefilm International.

De Geer is also part of the Norwegian talent development program ArtEx.

Awards

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Poitiers Film Festival (Prix de la mise en scène) France – Kulturen The Culture 2019
Palm Springs International ShortFest (Vimeo Staff Pick Award) US – Kulturen The Culture 2019
Bergen International Film Festival Nominee (Best Short Film) Norway – Wimbledon 2019
Angers Premiers Plans Film Festival (Grand Jury Prize) France – Kulturen The Culture 2019
Angers Premiers Plans Film Festival (Students of Angers Award) France – Kulturen The Culture 2019
Amanda Awards Nominee (Best Short Film) Norway – Kulturen The Culture 2019
Stockholm Film Festival (1km film, Honourable Mention) Sweden – Kulturen The Culture 2018
Bergen International Film Festival (Best Short Film) Norway – Kulturen The Culture 2018
Drama Short Film Festival (Fipresci Award) Greece – Kulturen The Culture 2018
Norwegian International Film Festival (Next Nordic Generation Award) Norway – Kulturen The Culture 2018
Boston Film Festival (Best Short Film) US – Kulturen The Culture 2018
Stockholm Film Festival Nominee (1 km Film) Sweden – Axis & Allies 2010
Milano Film Festival (Special mention, Aprile Award) Italy – Axis & Allies 2010
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Ernst De Geer is an up and coming director lauded for his stylistic short films, and currently directing his first full length feature, Hypnosen.

His acclaimed short film The Culture was a big festival hit, winning numerous awards including Vimeo Staff Pick Award at the Palm Springs Short Film Festival 2019, Grand Prix Student Short at Angers Premiers Plans Film Festival 2019, and ‘Best Norwegian Short’ at Bergen International Film Festival 2018. It was also nominated for the prestigious Amanda Award for ‘Best Norwegian short film’.

In 2018, De Geer was chosen for the Swedish Film Institute’s “Wild Card” project with his film Hypnosen, which he then continued to develop together with producer Mimmi Spång at Garagefilm International.