Nefise Özkal Lorentzen is a Danish director and screenwriter known for her work in film and television. She has been the recipient of numerous awards and nominations, including a Robert Festival Award for Best Danish Film for her directorial debut, “Honeyland” (2009).
Born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1978, Nefise Özkal Lorentzen developed a strong interest in film and television from a young age. She studied directing at the Danish National Film School, graduating in 2006.
Her first major success was the short film “The Absence” (2007), which won several awards, including an award for Best Short Film at the Nordic Panorama Festival. This success was followed by her feature debut, “Honeyland” (2009), which was awarded the Robert Festival Award for Best Danish Film.
In 2010, Nefise Özkal Lorentzen wrote and directed the feature film “The Good Life”, which was selected for the main competition at the Berlin International Film Festival. The film was also nominated for the prestigious Golden Bear Award.
In 2013, she wrote and directed the feature film “The Last Sentence”. The film was selected for the main competition at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and won the Best Actress Award at the festival.
She has since directed a number of television series, including “The Bridge” (2013-14) and “The Legacy” (2015-17). She has also written and directed the feature films “The Exception” (2017) and “The Man” (2018).
Nefise Özkal Lorentzen’s films are known for their strong female characters and focus on social issues. She is a passionate advocate of gender equality in the film industry and is a board member of the Danish Film Institute.
Nefise Özkal Lorentzen is an acclaimed director and screenwriter whose work has been recognised with numerous awards and nominations. Her films are known for their strong female characters and social commentary, making her an important voice in Danish cinema.