Jacob Thuesen



Jacob Thuesen graduated as editor from the National Film School of Denmark in 1991. He started out by editing Lars von Trier’s “The Kingdom,” which took editing in Denmark to a new level. Jacob has gone on to edit and direct dozens of films—both documentary and narrative—which have won awards at Toronto International Film Festival, Berlinale, Miami and San Francisco Film Festivals, among others, and from the European Film Academy.

He has collaborated with top Danish directors such as Thomas Vinterberg and Susanne Bier and has been nominated Editor of the Year in the UK, where “Murder,” a series he edited, garnered three BAFTAs. His intuitive style of editing, which adds layers of subconsciousness into narratives, has revolutionized documentary film editing in Denmark and influences editors around the world.


Blekingegade (TV Mini-Series) (5 episodes) (2009-2010)

  • - Episode #1.5 (2010)
  • - Episode #1.4 (2009)
  • - Episode #1.3 (2009)
  • - Episode #1.2 (2009)
  • - Episode #1.1 (2009)
De unge år: Erik Nietzsche sagaen del 1  (2007)
Freeway ( 2005)
Anklaget (2005)
Livsforsikringen (2003)
FCK - Sidste chance ( 1998)
Under New York (1997) 


Joint Enterprise
Nominated - RTS Craft & Design Award, Best Tape and Film Editing: Drama at Royal Television Society, UK 2012

De unge år: Erik Nietzsche sagaen del 1
Nominated - Nordic Council's Film Prize 2008
Nominated - Tokyo Grand Prix at Tokyo International Film Festival 2005

Won - European Discovery of the Year at European Film Awards 2005
Nominated - Golden Berlin Bear at Berlin International Film Festival 2005
Won - Grand Jury Prize, Dramatic Features, World Cinema Competition at Miami Film Festival 2005
Won - Audience Award, World Dramatic Feature Competition 2005
Won - FIPRESCI Prize, Northern Lights at Stockholm Film Festival 2005

Won - Special Mention at Odense International Film Festival 2003

Nominated - Robert, Best Editing at Robert Festival 2003

Won - Robert, Best Editing at Robert Festival 1998

Won - Night Dreamer Award at NatFilm Festival 1998

Under New York
Won - Certificate of Merit, Documentary Short at Chicago International Film Festival 1997
Won - Prize of the Preview Screening Jury at Mediawave, Hungary 1997
Won - Silver Spire, Film & Video - Sociology-U.S. at San Fransisco International Film Festival 1997