Daniel Wirtberg is a Swedish director whose background lies in the alternative film and video scene and his passion has always been to explore the relationship between dynamic audiovisual storytelling, state of mind and atmospheres. After graduating from FAMU (the Czech Film Academy in Prague) in 2003, Daniel has been freelancing within the film industry and has experimented thoroughly with imagery, expression, shooting formats and techniques. His films have been released on both traditional and modern platforms and have been invited to a vast number of film festivals and garnered numerous awards in a wide array of fields ranging from best film and audience awards to craft categories, including several nominations and awards at D&AD, Berlin Commercial, UKMVA, Nordic MVA and the Swedish Grammys (Grammis) and two Grammis awards for Best Music Video. As a VJ he has performed in venues such as The Icelandic Opera in Reykjavik for Sonár festival, Way Out West, Red Bull Music Academy, CPH:DOX and Trädgården in Stockholm. Daniel is currently in development with two feature film projects and was recently awarded Anders Sandrew's Foundation debut feature script grant.
INSTITUT SUÉDOIS – Artist-in-residence at Institut Suédois in Paris, France 2019. Development of feature film project.
NUMEROVENTI – Artist-in-residence at Numeroventi in Florence, Italy 2018. Development of feature film project.
NUMEROVENTI INVESTMENT PROGRAM – Grant for promising new artist, Italy 2018.
ANDERS SANDREW'S FOUNDATION / DEBUT FEATURE SCRIPT AWARD – Grant for development of feature film project, Sweden 2017-18.
THE SWEDISH FILM INSTITUTE – Multiple development supports for feature film projects.
VILLA LENA ART FOUNDATION – Artist-in-residence at Villa Lena in Tuscany, Italy 2017. Development of feature film project.
LÄNGMANSKA KULTURFONDEN – Grant for development of feature film project, Sweden 2017.
CHÂTEAU DE LIVRES – Artist-in-residence at the castle Château de Livres in Normandy, France 2016. Development of feature film project.
HELGE AX:SON JOHNSON'S FOUNDATION – Grant for development of feature film project, Sweden 2016.
THE INGMAR BERGMAN FOUNDATION – Artist-in-residence at Ingmar Bergman's home in Fårö, Sweden 2015. Development of feature film project.
THE WETTERGREN FOUNDATION / CULTURE AWARD – Grant for artistic development, Sweden 2015-17.
BLÄCKIS – Cultural grant, Sweden 2005.
VÄRMLÄNDSKA SOIRÉSÄLLSKAPET – Cultural grant, Sweden 2004.
ANDERS SANDREW'S FOUNDATION – Scholarship in film studies, Sweden 2003.
MAKARNA LINDQVISTS DONATIONSFOND – Scholarship in film studies, Sweden 2002.