Copenhagen-based director Nina Holmgren burst onto the scene in 2017 with her film Club 99.7, created for the clothing brand Le Fix. The film, starring her own grandfather, premiered on Nowness, received international acclaim with several shortlists in competitions such as Cannes Lions and won Best Branded Content at The One Show X Free the Bid in New York. It was also a display of how Holmgren effortlessly incorporates her background in documentary and fine arts in her work.
Since then, the Danish director has continued to prove her ability to combine storytelling and aesthetic expression in both commercial work and passion projects.
This is evident in Right To Play, which portrays an Afghan football player who has fought for gender equality in her home country, and in I Want You to Panic, which serves as a harrowing commentary on people’s indifference towards climate change. The two films won a Gold and two Silver at Young Director Award in Cannes and show the nerve, emotion and power of a young director with an impressively steady tone of voice.
With Nina Holmgren winning gold at 1,4 and being nominated in New Director of the Year at shots Awards Europe 2019, the future continues to look incredibly bright for the ambitious filmmaker.