Tobias Lindholm

Tobias Lindholm (born 1977) is a Danish screenwriter and film director best known for gritty moral dramas. Lindholm first received attention for his work as a television writer on the popular Danish political TV-series Borgen, credited on all 20 episodes of the series first two seasons, either as an episode writer or storyline contributor. Then, in 2011, Lindholm was awarded a special Bodil Award for having two feature films Submarino (as co-writer) and R (as director and writer) in competition for that year's Best Danish Film, which the latter movie also won.[1] His hostage drama A Hijacking (2012) premiered at the 2012 Venice Film Festival in the Orizzonti section.[2]

He is also a frequent collaborator with film director Thomas Vinterberg, with whom he has written the screenplays for feature films Submarino (2010) and The Hunt (2012).

Lindholm directed the 2015 drama A War (Danish: Krigen) about a Danish military company in Afghanistan that is captured by the Taliban, and the commander is accused of war crimes.[3] The film was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards.[4]



Year Title Credit Recognition
2010 R Director
Co-Writer (with Michael Noer)
Bodil Award for Best Danish Film
Robert Award for Best Danish Film
2010 Submarino Co-writer (with Thomas Vinterberg) film won Nordic Council Film Prize
2012 The Hunt Co-writer with Thomas Vinterberg) film nominated for Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
film nominated for Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film
film won Nordic Council Film Prize
2012 A Hijacking Director
Robert Award for Best Danish Film
2013 Venice 70: Future Reloaded
2013 The Hour of the Lynx Writer
2014 The Arms Drop
2015 April 9th Writer
2015 A War Director
nominated for Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
2016 The Commune Co-writer (with Thomas Vinterberg)


Year Title Credit Notes
2008 Sommer Writer 3 episodes
2010-2011 Borgen Writer 20 episodes
2016 Follow the Money (Bedrag) Writer 2 episodes


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