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Nina Holmgren
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DENMARK // Nina Holmgren is an award-winning director. With a background in fine arts, documentary, and as a former champion athlete, she is a unique filmmaker with a distinctive voice. Her work is contemporary, emotional, and powerful. The sensibility and curiosity of stories and human-beings is hard to miss in her films.

With strong ties to the fashion world, she has a remarkable eye to combine storytelling and aesthetic expression in her work to create her own heightened surreality.

The Danish filmmaker has quickly established herself as a powerful new voice in filmmaking. Winner of three Young Directors Awards at 2019 Cannes Lions for her films “I Want You to Panic,” a cautionary tale about climate change, and “Right to Play,” a film about the founder of the first all-women’s soccer team in Afghanistan fighting for gender equality.

Nina also received international acclaim with her film Club 99.7, a tribute to old age about her grandfather, a style icon and poet, for clothing brand Le Fix. The film premiered exclusively on Nowness and won Best Branded Content at The One Show x Free the Bid and was shortlisted at Cannes Lions. Additional accolades include Gold at 1.4 and a New Director of the Year nomination at Shots Awards Europe.