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Niclas Larsson

Niclas Larsson (b. 1990) started his on-screen career early on as an actor, and already during his teens he began directing his own shorts and music videos, borrowing camera equipment from the productions he worked at. After graduating theatre school in 2009, he enrolled at USC Cinema School. At the age of 21, he finished his acclaimed short Vatten, which earned him the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award for ‘Best Short’ at the prestigious Gothenburg Film Festival in 2013. Vatten also opened up the eyes of the advertising world to Larsson’s powerful visuals and effective storytelling, and he soon became one of the top commercial directors in the world, sharing a space with directors like Spike Jonze and Mike Mills at the renowned production house MJZ.

2018 saw the release of his lauded short film for Mercedes, In The Long Run – a moving family story with a twist, which went on to win a flurry of awards. Larsson was among else awarded the AD-Club Gold for directing and writing, and nominated for ‘Best Director’ as well as ‘Best Script’ at Cannes Lions.

Larsson is also the director of two celebrated shorts made for Vogue, starring Alicia Vikander and Anna Wintour: The Magic Diner Part I and II.

Larsson is on the road towards carving a strong career as a multidisciplinary storyteller, and is currently working on multiple projects of varying formats.

Awards

Shortlisted for Directors Guild of America (Outstanding Directorial Achievement) US – The Parents 2021
Shortlisted for Directors Guild of America (Outstanding Directorial Achievement) US – See the Unseen 2021
ONE Club Young Gun (Outstanding Achievement in Directing ) US 2019
German TV Awards Nominee (Best Director) Germany – In The Long Run 2018
Clio Awards (Bronze Directing) – In The Long Run 2018
Cannes Lions Nominee (Best Script) France – In The Long Run 2018
Cannes Lions Nominee (Best Director) France – In The Long Run 2018
AD-Club (Gold Script) – In The Long Run 2018
Epica Awards Nominee (Best Director) – In The Long Run 2018
Paris Film Festival (Best Director) France – The Magic Diner Pt.II 2018
Paris Film Festival (Best Script) France – The Magic Diner Pt.II 2018
AD-Club (Gold Directing) – In The Long Run 2018
Annecy Short Film Festival (Best Director) France – Our Broken Heart 2015
New York City Short Film Festival (Best Film) US – Our Broken Heart 2015
Berlin Fashion Film Festival (Bronze Director) Germany – The Magic Diner Pt.I 2015
Berlin Fashion Film Festival (Bronze Script) Germany – The Magic Diner Pt.I 2015
Berlin Fashion Film Festival (Gold Narrative Short) Germany – The Magic Diner Pt.I 2015
Melbourne International Film Festival (Special Mention) Australia – Vatten Water 2013
Gothenburg Film Festival (Audience Award) Sweden – Vatten Water 2013
Gothenburg Film Festival (Novella Film Award) Sweden – Vatten Water 2013
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Niclas Larsson nominated for The Directors Guild of America’s ‘Outstanding Directorial Achievement 2020’

Niclas Larsson is one of the nominees for The Directors Guild of America’s annual award that honors the outstanding directorial achievement in feature films, documentary, television and commercials of the prior year. Niclas Larsson is shortlisted for his commercials See the Unseen (for Volkswagen) and The Parents (for Volvo).
The winner in each category will be announced on April 10th, 2021.

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Niclas Larsson started his on-screen career early on as an actor, and already during his teens he began directing his own shorts and music videos, borrowing camera equipment from the productions he worked at. After graduating theatre school in 2009, he enrolled at USC Cinema School. At the age of 21, he finished his acclaimed short Vatten, which earned him the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award for ‘Best Short’ at the prestigious Gothenburg Film Festival in 2013. Vatten also opened up the eyes of the advertising world to Larsson’s powerful visuals and effective storytelling, and he soon became one of the top commercial directors in the world, sharing a space with directors like Spike Jonze and Mike Mills at the renowned production house MJZ.

Larsson is also the director of two celebrated shorts made for Vogue, starring Alicia Vikander and Anna Wintour: The Magic Diner Part I and II.

Larsson is on the road towards carving a strong career as a multidisciplinary storyteller, and is currently working on multiple projects of varying formats.