Bio / Resumé
Axel Petersén, born 1979 in Stockholm, is a filmmaker who has made a variety of feature and short films, music videos, video and photography installations; exhibited in galleries and institutions, shown at filmfestivals and cinemas worldwide. He’s is educated at FAMU, Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm and the Mountain School of Arts in Los Angeles.
Petersén’s feature THE REAL ESTATE, co-directed with Måns Månsson, had its world premiere in Competition at the Berlinale.
Petersén’s feature debut, AVALON, premiered at Toronto, where it was awarded the FIPRESCI Prize for Best First Feature.
It went on to screen in Forum at the 2012 Berlinale. Axel has recently filmed his latest feature “Shame on Dry Land” a feature fiction story aswell as a documentary of Omar Sharif.
2023 – Shame on Dry Land
2021 – The Life and times of Omar Sharif, full length documentary
2018 – The Real Estate (Toppen av ingenting), fiction feature co-directed with Måns Månsson
2017 – 6 degrees of Mustafa Arhan, short documentary
2016 – Under the Pyramid, feature fiction
2012 – Avalon, feature fiction
2011 – The tracks of my tears, short film
2008 – A good friend of Mr World, short film
2019 – Guldbagge Awards – nominated – Best Direction “The Real Estate”
2018 – Berlin International Film Festival – nominated – Golden Berlin Bear “The Real Estate”
2018 – Geneva International Film Festival – nominated – Best Feature Film “The Real Estate”
2012 – Göteborg Film Festival – Nominated – Best Nordic Film “Avalon”
2011 – Toronto International Film Festival – Discovery “Avalon”
2009 – Warsaw International Film Festival – Nominated – Best Short “A Good Friend of Mr. World”
Guldbagge Awards – nominated – Best Short “A good friend of Mr World”
Fipresci Award – Avalon in Toronto and Berlin Forum, screened at 30+ festivals